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Faculty of Science - Astronomy and Space Sciences - First Cycle Programme



General Description
History
Astronomy and Space Sciences Department has been established in the 1962-63 academic year depending on Chair of Mathematics and began training activities. Since there was not a faculty member at the beginning, courses of lectures were given by faculty members from Ankara and İstanbul Universities. Early in 1963 by the appointment of the first faculty member, it separated from Mathematics Department and became an independent department. In the same year four research assistant were recruited to the department. Then teaching staff were trained by faculty members from abroad and, in addition to training and education programs the research facilities has become implemented by faculty members of the department itself. In 1965, Ege University Research and Application Center of Astronomy depending on the department were established. Both training of students and scientific research were conducted at this center and is currently being carried out. The scientific researches made at this center are published in international journals. The center has directed common scientific researches with some centers in Europe and USA.
Qualification Awarded
An undergraduate degree in the field of Astronomy and Space Sciences is given to graduates who have successfully completed the program. Our graduates take the “Astronomer” title.
Level of Qualification
First Cycle
Specific Admission Requirements
Candidates have to possess high school and equivalent education diploma and must have received enough points from Transition to Higher Education and Graduate Placement Examination.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
Exemption exams are held for Computer and English courses at the beginning of each academic term. Students, who think that he/she has the expected learning outcomes of this courses, are entitled to take the exemption exams. Successful students are exempt from the relevant course in curriculum.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
To complete all the courses which are available in the program, for a total of 240 ECTS, it is required to obtain a minimum 2.00 weighted GPA (Grade Point Average) over 4.00.
Profile of The Programme
Program of Astronomy and Space Sciences is conducting a training plan for the purpose of educating modern astronomers who have the knowledge and abilities in the field of Astronomy and Space Sciences; can use his/her mathematics and physics knowledge in Astronomy and Space Sciences field, keep abreast of current news in science end tecnology, assimilate the moral science and modern scientific conception; is aware of facts of life and adopt the importance of lifelong learning . The courses in the training program are almost evenly distributed in the branches of Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy. Our students take the basic science lessons based on mathematics and physics during the first four semesters after preparatory school. In the last four semesters they take professional courses as compulsory and elective. In addition to compulsory courses there are elective courses in educational plans for the students to have a chance to choose according to their choice. After the second-year education the students can book up to the formation courses which are required for being a teacher and in the case of completing this course successfully they shall have the right to teach in secondary education institutions.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Graduates who successfully complete this program can take up an academic career in higher education institutions at home and abroad, they can work in the banking sector and male students who meet requirements can work in the Air Force Control Warning units. Graduates who complete the teaching formation courses successfully can teach Astronomy, Mathematics and Physics in secondary schools.
Access to Further Studies
Candidates who have completed the undergraduate education successfully can study at the graduate-doctoral programs on conditions that they get the current score from ALES exam and have adequate English language.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
The measurement and evaluation method applied for each course are described in detail in “Individual Course Description”.
Graduation Requirements
The conditions are sufficient in the section of “Qualification Requirements and Regulations.
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Full-Time
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Ege University Science Faculty Department of Astronomy and Space Sciences 35100-Bornova, İzmir Fax: (232) 373 14 03 Web page : http://astronomi.ege.edu.tr, Programme Director: Prof. Dr. Varol KESKİN Tel: +90 (232) 311 23 02 +90 (232) 311 17 38 e-mail: varol.keskin@ege.edu.tr, ECTS/DE Coordinator: Professor Zeynep BOZKURT Tel: +90 (232) 311 22 33 e-mail: zeynep.bozkurt@ege.edu.tr
Facilities
Astronomy and Space Sciences Department is composed of two two subsections: General Astronomy and Astrophysics. However the education program is the same for both discipline. In our department total duration of education is 5 years, the first year is for English preparation. Academic staff of our department: In General Astronomy discipline there are 8 faculty member: 6 Professor, 1 Associate professor and 1 Assistant professor. Research Assistant: 1 In Astrophysics there are 9 faculty member : 6 Professor, 2 Associate professor and 1 Assistant professor. Technician: 1

Key Learning Outcomes
1Ability of applying knowledge of mathematics, physics and chemistry to problems in the field of astronomy and space sciences
2Ability of describing , modelling and solving basic problems in the field of astronomy and space sciences
3Discussing micro properties of matter and making connections between these properties and astronomical structures
4Ability of linking fundamental physical interactions and radiative proccesses, and deduction of information concerning structure and evolution of sources from detected photons
5Deduction of mathematical expressions relavant to astronomy by regarding basic physical phenomenon
6Ability of interpreting structure, formation and evolution of universe as a whole and its constitutes with sophisticated scientific methods
7Ability of obtaining astronomical data by learning basics of observational equipments and methods
8Application of processes related to collection, analysis and interpretation of data
9Keeping abreast the basics of the field, preparing, writing and presenting scientific reports and communicating with counterparts
10Ability of transfering knowledge of astronomy, science, technology, mathematics, physics, computer and informatics to all walks of life including secondary and high school educations.
11To gain and update his/her knowledge of basics of science as a whole

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
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KNOWLEDGE1
SKILLS1
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COMPETENCES (Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility)1
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COMPETENCES (Learning Competence)1
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COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
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5
COMPETENCES (Field Specific Competence)1
2

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 MAT151 Compulsory 3 1 0 5
2 KİM181 GENERAL CHEMISTRY Compulsory 2 2 0 6
3 AST101 INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY I Compulsory 2 2 0 5
4 FİZ151 PHYSICS I Compulsory 2 2 0 5
5 ATA101 PRINCIPLES OF ATATURK AND RECENT TURKISH HISTORY I Compulsory 2 0 0 2
6 FEN101 SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH I Compulsory 2 0 0 3
7 ÜYG105 TRANSITION INTO UNIVERSITY LIFE Compulsory 2 0 0 2
8 TUR101 TURKISH LANGUAGE I Compulsory 2 0 0 2
Total 17 7 0 30
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 İST152 BASIC STATICTICS Compulsory 2 2 0 5
2 FEN104 COMPUTER Compulsory 3 0 0 3
3 AST106 INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY II Compulsory 2 4 0 5
4 MAT152 MATHEMATICS II Compulsory 3 1 0 5
5 FİZ152 PHYSICS II Compulsory 2 2 0 5
6 ATA102 PRINCIPLES OF ATATURK AND RECENT TURKISH HISTORY II Compulsory 2 0 0 2
7 FEN102 SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH II Compulsory 2 0 0 3
8 TUR102 TURKISH LANGUAGE II Compulsory 2 0 0 2
Total 18 9 0 30
 
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 AST203 Compulsory 2 2 0 4
2 MAT253 Compulsory 2 2 0 5
3 FEN.ÜNİV.SEÇ.I Elective - - - 3
4 THU201 COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES Compulsory 2 0 0 2
5 MAT251 MATHEMATICS III Compulsory 3 1 0 5
6 FİZ251 MODERN PHYSICS Compulsory 2 2 0 5
7 AST201 SOLAR SYSTEM Compulsory 2 2 0 6
Total 13 9 0 30
 
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 AST204 Compulsory 2 2 0 4
2 MAT254 Compulsory 2 2 0 5
3 FEN.ÜNİV.SEÇ.II Elective - - - 3
4 FEN.FAK.SEÇ.I Elective - - - 3
5 AST202 INTRODUCTION TO ASTROPHYSICS Compulsory 2 2 0 6
6 MAT252 MATHEMATICS IV Compulsory 3 1 0 5
7 AST206 SPERICAL ASTRONOMY Compulsory 2 2 0 4
Total 11 9 0 30
 
5. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 AST301 Compulsory 2 2 0 5
2 FİZ353 Compulsory 2 2 0 5
3 FEN.FAK.SEÇ.II Elective - - - 3
4 AST.ALAN.I Elective - - - 10
5 FİZ351 QUANTUM MECHANISC Compulsory 2 2 0 7
Total 6 6 0 30
 
6. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 AST.ALAN.II Elective - - - 10
2 AST306 CELESTIAL MECHANICS Compulsory 2 2 0 4
3 FİZ352 ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY Compulsory 2 2 0 6
4 AST304 INTRODUCTION TO SPECTROSCOPY Compulsory 2 2 0 5
5 AST302 STELLAR INTERIONS AND EVOLUTION Compulsory 2 2 0 5
Total 8 8 0 30
 
7. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 AST.ALAN.III Elective - - - 30
Total 0 0 0 30
 
8. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 AST.ALAN.IV Elective - - - 30
Total 0 0 0 30
 
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 FEN005 BASKETBOL Elective 2 0 0 3
2 FEN007 FUTBOL Elective 2 0 0 3
3 FEN009 ATLETİZM Elective 2 0 0 3
4 FEN011 YÜZME I Elective 2 0 0 3
5 FEN013 HANDBALL Elective 2 0 0 3
6 FEN035 TEMEL HUKUK Elective 2 0 0 3
7 FEN039 ÖZEL BAHÇE BİTKİLERİ YETİŞTİRİCİLİĞİ Elective 2 2 0 3
8 FEN051 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY Elective 2 0 0 3
9 FEN053 HISTORY OF ANATOLIAN ART Elective 2 0 0 3
10 FEN055 MYTHOLOGY Elective 2 0 0 3
11 FEN057 KONUŞMA EĞİTİMİ Elective 1 0 0 3
12 FEN059 ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND QUALITY Elective 2 0 0 3
13 FEN061 IMAGE AND MUSIC I Elective 1 1 0 3
14 FEN063 MUSIC AND SOCIETY I Elective 1 1 0 3
15 FEN065 POPULER CULTURE AND MUSIC I Elective 1 1 0 3
16 FEN067 İNSAN İLİŞKİLERİ VE İLETİŞİM Elective 1 0 0 3
17 FEN069 KİŞİLER ARASI İLİŞKİLER Elective 1 0 0 3
18 FEN071 BİLİMSEL ARAŞTIRMA TEKNİKLERİ Elective 2 0 0 3
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 FEN014 TENİS Elective 2 0 0 3
2 FEN016 RİTMİK JİMNASTİK Elective 2 0 0 3
3 FEN018 DANS EĞİTİMİ Elective 2 0 0 3
4 FEN020 VOLEYBOL Elective 2 0 0 3
5 FEN022 RİTM EĞİTİMİ VE DANS Elective 2 0 0 3
6 FEN024 MASA TENİSİ Elective 2 0 0 3
7 FEN026 HALK OYUNLARI Elective 2 0 0 3
8 FEN040 BÖLGESEL İKTİSAT VE GELİŞME Elective 3 0 0 3
9 FEN042 YARATICI DÜŞÜNCE YÖNTEM VE TEKNİKLERİ Elective 3 0 0 3
10 FEN044 KİŞİSEL GELİŞİM Elective 3 0 0 3
11 FEN046 DİJİTAL FOTOĞRAFÇILIK Elective 3 0 0 3
12 FEN048 GİRİŞİMCİLİK Elective 2 0 0 3
13 FEN050 HOBİ BAHÇECİLİĞİ Elective 2 2 0 3
14 FEN060 MEDIA LITERACY Elective 2 0 0 3
15 FEN062 NOVEL AND STORY IN MODERN TURKISH LITERATURE Elective 2 0 0 3
16 FEN064 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT Elective 2 0 0 3
17 FEN066 SIGN LANGUAGE Elective 2 0 0 3
18 FEN068 IMAGE AND MUSIC II Elective 1 1 0 3
19 FEN070 MUSIC AND SOCIETY II Elective 1 1 0 3
20 FEN072 POPULER CULTURE AND MUSIC II Elective 1 1 0 3
21 FEN074 LATEX İLE DÖKÜMAN HAZIRLAMA Elective 1 0 0 3
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 BİY002 EVOLUTION Elective 2 0 0 3
2 BİY004 BİYOTEKNOLOJİYE GİRİŞ Elective 2 0 0 3
3 BİY006 GENETİKTE GÜNCEL KONULAR Elective 2 0 0 3
4 BKM302 INTRODUCTION TO NANOBIOTECHNOLOGY Elective 2 0 0 3
5 FİZ324 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY Elective 3 0 0 3
6 FİZ410 RADIATION AND HEALTH PHYSICS Elective 3 0 0 3
7 FİZ430 SPECTRAL ANALYSIS METHODS Elective 3 0 0 3
8 KİM008 ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY Elective 2 0 0 3
9 MAT002 INTRODUCTION TO OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING Elective 3 0 0 3
10 MAT004 SAYISAL YÖNTEMLER Elective 3 0 0 3
11 MAT006 SEMBOLİK MANTIK Elective 3 0 0 3
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 BİY001 MODERN BIOLOGY Elective 2 0 0 3
2 FİZ317 BIOPHYSICS Elective 3 0 0 3
3 FİZ411 PHYSICS OF ENERGY SOURCES Elective 3 0 0 3
4 KİM001 CHEMICAL PRODUCTS AND LIFE Elective 2 0 0 3
5 KİM007 OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HELATH-CHEMICAL RISK FACTORS Elective 2 0 0 3
6 KİM009 ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCES Elective 2 0 0 3
7 MAT003 LOJİK TASARIMI Elective 3 0 0 3
8 MAT005 MODELLING TECHNIQUES Elective 3 0 0 3
9 MAT007 FUNDAMENTAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES Elective 3 0 0 3
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 AST303 ASTRONOMİDE VERİ ANALİZİ I Elective 2 2 0 5
2 AST305 ASTRONOMİDE GÖZLEM ARAÇ VE YÖNTEMLER I Elective 2 2 0 5
3 FİZ355 TERMODİNAMİK Elective 2 2 0 5
4 FİZ357 FİZİKTE MATEMATİK YÖNTEMLER Elective 2 2 0 5
5 MAT351 ANALİTİK GEOMETRİ Elective 2 2 0 5
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 AST308 INSTERSTELLAR MATTER Elective 2 2 0 5
2 AST310 ASTRONOMİDE GÖZLEM ARAÇ VE YÖNTEMLER II Elective 2 2 0 5
3 AST312 ASTRONOMİDE VERİ ANALİZİ II Elective 2 2 0 5
4 AST314 ASTRONOMİ TARİHİ Elective 2 2 0 5
5 AST316 GÖKADAMIZ Elective 2 2 0 5
6 MAT354 DİFERANSİYEL GEOMETRİ Elective 2 2 0 5
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 AST401 SOLAR PHYSICS Elective 2 2 0 6
2 AST403 ÇİFT YILDIZLAR Elective 2 2 0 6
3 AST405 GÖKADALAR VE KOZMOLOJİ Elective 2 2 0 6
4 AST407 YILDIZ KÜMELERİ VE OYMAKLAR Elective 2 2 0 6
5 AST409 KAYNAK TARAMA TEKNİKLERİ (DİP. ÇAL. I) Elective 0 2 0 6
6 AST411 ASTROBIOLOGY Elective 2 2 0 6
7 MAT451 NÜMERİK ANALİZ I Elective 2 2 0 6
8 MAT453 BİLGİSAYAR PROGRAMLAMA I Elective 2 2 0 6
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 AST402 VARIABLE STARS Elective 2 2 0 6
2 AST404 EXTRAGALACTIC ASTRONOMY Elective 2 2 0 6
3 AST406 GEZEGENLİ SİSTEMLER Elective 2 2 0 6
4 AST408 BİTİRME TEZİ (DİP. ÇAL II) Elective 0 2 0 6
5 AST410 ASTROARKEOLOJİ Elective 2 2 0 6
6 AST412 IŞINIM SÜREÇLERİ Elective 2 2 0 6
7 MAT452 NÜMERİK ANALİZ II Elective 2 2 0 6
8 MAT454 UYGULAMALI MATEMATİK Elective 2 2 0 6
9 MAT456 BİLGİSAYAR PROGRAMLAMA II Elective 2 2 0 6
 
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