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Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences - Physics - Mathematical Physics - Third Cycle Programme

General Description
Ege University, Department of Physics was established in 20 May 1958 as an Institute of Physics within the faculty of medicine which was than attached to the faculty in 1961.
Qualification Awarded
The Doctorate Degree in Physics awarded to the graduates who have successfully full filled all programme requirements.
Level of Qualification
Third Cycle
Specific Admission Requirements
The applicants who hold a Master's Degree and willing to enroll in the Doctorate programme may apply to the Directorate of Graduate School with the documents. 1-Sufficient score (at least 55 out of 100) from the Academic Staff and Graduate Study Education Exam (ALES) conducted by Student Selection and Placement Center (OSYM) or GRE Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score equivalent to ALES score of 55. 2-English proficiency (at least 70 out of 100 from the Profiency Exam conducted by Ege University Foreign Language Department, or at least 55 out of 100 from ÜDS (University Language Examination conducted by OSYM) or TOEFL or IELTS score equivalent to UDS score of 55. The candidates holding Bachelor's or Master's Degree taught totally in English are exempted from English proficiency requirement. The candidates fulfilling the criteria outlined above are invited to interwiev. The assessment for admission to masters programs is based on : 50% of ALES, 15% of academic success in the undergraduate programme (cumulative grade point average (CGPA) ) 10 % of academic success in the master's programme and 25% of interview grade. The required minimum interview grade is 60 out of 100. The candidates having an assessed score of 65 at least are accepted into the Doctorate programme. The results of the evaluation are announced by the Directorate of Graduate School.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
The rules for recognition of formal prior learning are well defined. A student who is currently enrolled in a Doctorate Degree programme in the same discipline at another institution and has successfully completed at least one semester, upon submitting all required documents before the deadline, may transfer to the Doctorate Programme at EGE University upon the recommendation of the department administration and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The decision taken will also include eligibility for exemption from some course requirements of the graduate program. Students who transfer from another university must be successful in the EGE University English Proficiency Exam or in an equivalent English examination. Recognition of prior non-formal and in-formal learning is at the beginning stage in Turkish Higher Education Institutions. Ege University is not an exception to this.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The doctorate programme consists of a minimum of seven courses, with a minimum of 21 national credits, a qualifying examination, a dissertation proposal, and a dissertation. The period allotted for the completion of the Doctorate programmes is normally eight semesters (four years). However, while it is possible to graduate in a shorter time, it is also possible to have an extension subject to the approval of the graduate school. The seminar course and thesis are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis. The total ECTS credits of the programme is 240 ECTS. A student may take undergraduate courses on the condition that the courses have not been taken during the undergraduate program. However, at most two of these courses may be counted to the Doctorate course load and credits. The PhD students are required to take the Doctoral Qualifying Examination, after having successfully completed taught courses. The examination consists of written and oral parts. The Doctoral Qualifying Committee determines by absolute majority whether a candidate has passed or failed the examination. Students who fail the Qualifying Examination may retake the examination the following semester. Students failing the Examination a second time are dismissed from the program. Students must register for thesis work and the Specialization Field course offered by his supervisor every semester following the semester, in which the supervisor is appointed. A dissertation supervisor who must hold the minimum rank of assistant professor is appointed for each PhD student. When the nature of the dissertation topic requires more than one supervisor, a joint-supervisor may be appointed. A joint-supervisor must hold a doctoral degree. Periodic monitoring of research work by a thesis monitoring committee is required to be awarded the Doctoral degree. A student who has completed work on the thesis within the time period, must write a thesis, using the data collected, according to the specifications of the Graduate School Thesis Writing Guide. The thesis must be defended in front of a jury. The thesis jury is appointed on the recommendations of the relevant Department Chairperson and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The jury is composed of the thesis supervisor and 5 faculty members. Of the appointed jury members, up to two may be selected from another Department or another University. The co-supervisor cannot be the jury member. Thesis defense by the candidate is open to all audience and a jury decides to grant/deny the Doctoral degree. A majority vote by the jury members determines the outcome of the thesis or examination. The vote can be for "acceptance", "rejection" or "correction". A student may be given, by a decision of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School, up to six months to complete the corrections. The student must then retake the thesis examination.
Profile of The Programme
The objective is to educate specialists who can do research in any specific issues related to physics resources, plan an experimental study in the laboratory, evaluate and present a report of implement experimental results and work in scientific research and development organization.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
PhD physicist can work in broad industry sectors (quality control, calibration, oncology centers, etc.), many different industrial areas and the laboratory-based jobs. MS physicist at the same time participates in research groups at universities and research institutes. Education is another important area in terms of employment.
Access to Further Studies
Graduates who succesfully completed doctorate degree may apply to both in the same or related disciplines in higher education institutions at home or abroad to get a position in academic staff or to governmental R&D centres to get expert position.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
The students have to attend practical and laboratory classes and practices and this participation is controlled by responsible persons. A written mid-term exam is mandatory for all required courses and elective courses each semester. Students also must take the final exam at the same time. Final exams are announced in the appropriate place and times in advance by the Department. Faculty Board. Students may also take excuse exams for the reasons accepted by the Faculty Board. Evaluation methods, examinations, lab reports and final exam performance are done according to each course as recommended before. Final exam grade must be at least 70 points out of 100. The final grade of the course is equal to the 40% midterm exam and 60% of the final exam.
Graduation Requirements
Graduation requirements are explained in the section “Qualification Requirements and Regulations” .
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Head of Department: Prof. Dr. Nadide KAZANCI Tel:+90 232 311 2377, Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cüneyt ÇELİKTAŞTel:+90 232 311 1762,
The academic staff is qualified in the field of both theoretical and experimental with many publications in the international literature. The physical facilities and equipment of the department are sufficient enough to carry out the experimental work that will contribute to the literature.

Key Learning Outcomes
1To be able to interpret and develop an experimental or theoretical result through the scientific essentials
2To be able to specialize on his/her research subject in parallel with requirements of his/her department
3To be able to have planning, presenting and performing abilities about his/her research subject
4To be able to know where and how his/her research subject can be applied and to apply when needed
5To be able to have preparing and presenting abilities of a scientific paper about his/her research subject
6To be able to have presenting ability of his/her own scientific studies in National or International scientific meetings
7To be able to have fulfillment abilities of interdisciplinary studies
8To be able to have academic self-development ability
9To be able to have the ability of solving any problem in his/her own studies with suitable approaches and responsibilites through leadership qualifications and related strategies
10To be able to have communication ability in various scientific platforms with minimum B2 level out of European Language Portfolio
11To be able to get following technological development ability by using informatics and communication technologies

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
TYYÇKey Learning Outcomes
COMPETENCES (Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility)1
COMPETENCES (Learning Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Field Specific Competence)1

Course Structure Diagram with Credits
T : Theoretical P: Practice L : Laboratory
1. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 FİZ-MATFİZ-DR-SDG1 Elective - - - 14
2 9101046062019 Compulsory 2 1 0 8
3 9101046022004 Quantum Mechanics II Compulsory 3 0 0 8
4 9101046212018 Research Methods and Ethics for Research and Publication Compulsory 2 0 0 6
Total 7 1 0 36
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 FİZ-MATFİZ-DR-SDG2 Elective - - - 16
2 9101046032014 Classical Electrodynamics II Compulsory 3 0 0 8
3 FENDRSEM1 SEMINAR I Compulsory 1 0 0 6
Total 4 0 0 30
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 FENDRYET790 Qualifying Exam Compulsory 0 0 0 9
2 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
3 FENDRTEZONE Thesis Proposal Defense Compulsory 0 0 0 16
Total 0 0 0 30
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 EBB6852017 Development and Learning Compulsory 3 0 0 4
2 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Compulsory 3 2 0 6
3 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
4 DRTEZ693 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 15
Total 6 2 0 30
5. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 FENDRSEM2 Seminar II Compulsory 1 0 0 6
2 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
3 DRTEZ694 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 19
Total 1 0 0 30
6. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
7. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
8. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
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