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Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences - Textile Engineering - Third Cycle Programme

General Description
Doctoral Program of Ege University Textile Engineering was started in 1982 when Ege University Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences was founded. The doctoral program of Textile Engineering Department is still continuing in “Textile Sciences” and “Textile Technology” disciplines.
Qualification Awarded
The Doctor of Philosophy(PhD) Degree in Textile Engineering is awarded to students who successfully complete all courses in the curriculum plan and defense their thesis proposal and thesis work in related area succesfully.
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 YDS or YOKDIL (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
Ege University Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Textile Engineering Department, has two disciplines as "Textile Sciences" and "Textile Technology". Students Doctoral Program acceptance is made separately according to the above-mentioned disciplines. Presently, the numbers of students in Doctoral program are ….. . There are totally 34 courses such as 1 compulsory, 18 optional in autumn semester and 1 compulsory 14 optional in spring semester. Also, there are special courses with 3+0 credits in both semesters. These courses include: In addition to the usual textile engineering subjects such as Fibers Used in Textiles, Spinning, Weaving, Knitting, Nonwovens, Ready Made Garment Production and Textile Finishing, there are other knowledge intensive courses like Technical Textiles, Multi-functional Textiles, Interactive Textiles, Smart Textiles, Recycling, Design, Quality Control and Textile Management and Organization. Therefore it’s aimed at that the Second cycle students gain specialized knowledge about various subjects of Textile Engineering and problem solving ability with their knowledge and the experience they will have in the future. Through the seminar which is compulsory, or the schoolwork given within the context of other courses and while preparing presentations and publications of their thesis. Students become aware of subjects such as environment, social responsibility and ethics, owing to the studies they have done and the courses they have taken with social contents in the program. Student exchange is implemented between Ege University, Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Department of Textile Engineering and many European Universities within the context of LLP-Erasmus Program. Department of Textile Engineering has LLP-Erasmus agreements with 15 Universities in Europe and many students go abroad within the LLP-Erasmus Program every year for a period of 3-6 months. Third cycle students can benefit from our well-equipped R&D laboratories and fully integrated pilot installations belonging to the Department of Textile Engineering. Ege University Textile Engineering Department is a member of AUTEX (Association of Universities for Textiles). By means of AUTEX, the department can collaborate with the other 31 member universities. Third cycle students can do detailed literature researches in either the department’s library or in the central library during their thesis. In this way, they can follow the developments related with their area of specialization. They also publish their test results at journals within the context of SCI during the thesis study.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
The number of the graduates from Ege University Textile Engineering Department is …. Textile Engineering Department as the first established department in Turkey, and having the best infrastructure provided many lecture staff for other 12 textile engineering departments that were established afterwards. The majority of the second cycle students graduated from the department work in Ege University and in other universities in Turkey as an academic staff and a significant part of the other graduates work successfully at factories in Turkey and abroad, at R&D Centers, at Marketing, Export and Import Companies and at government entities such as TOBB (Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey), Undersecretariat of the Prime Ministry for Foreign Trade, DPT (State Planning Organization), Ministry of Industry etc. Within the context of Article 35 and according to Scientific Human Resource Development Programme, in order to supply the need of qualified faculty members, students are accepted from other universities to our third cycle program. Until now academic staff from Uludağ, Pamukkale, Uşak, Süleyman Demirel and Erciyes Universities were graduated from our third cycle program.
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
In order to enter the final exam of a second cycle lesson, students must fulfill the courses compulsory attendance. The final grade of the course is calculated by adding 40% of the score of the midterm examination, and 60% of the score of the final examination. When the final score equals to, or exceeds 70 points, the student is accepted as successful. The grading system in second cycle program is on 100 points. However other grading systems such as Literal Grading system or Grading System over 4 can also be adopted.
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
Ege Üniversitesi Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü Tekstil Mühendisliği Anabilim Dalı Head of Programme : Prof. Dr. E.Perrin AKÇAKOCA KUMBASAR AKTS KCoordinator : Prof. Dr. Arzu MARMARALI
There are a lot of different textile machinery in Textile Engineering Department within a closed are of 4500 m2. Our pilot plants consist of 7 integrated units: These ara short staple fiber Spinning, Long staple fiber Spinning, Weaving Preparation and Weaving, Knitting, Nonwovens, Textile Finishing and clothing units. The students are allowed to use these machines in these units in the practical hours of the courses and in their R&D works. These units are equipped with the highest technology textile machinery obtained mostly by the donations of international textile machinery manufacturers and our industrialists. Therefore the students gain real practical during their study period. The same applies for the physical and chemical textile testing laboratories.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Having the skill of leadership for building, designing,applying and costumizing a research process in textile engineering and/or relevant disciplines and the skill for decision making.
2The skill for publishing both textile engineering and interdisciplinary studies in magazines as part of SCI and the skill of presenting them in international symposiums.
3The skill for sharing academic and/or industrial information relevant to area of expertise and making contribution to improvement.
4Awareness on the necessity for following the innovations and developments in the area of expertise.
5The skill of improving an innovative idea, method, design and/or application about textile engineering or the skill for performing the current idea, method, design and/or application into a different field.
6The skill for researching, comprehending, designing, costumizing and performing an original subject

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 TMÜ-SG-DOK-G ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 22
2 9103076892018 Scientific Research Techniques and Publication Ethics Compulsory 2 0 0 6
Total 2 0 0 28
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 TMÜ-SG-DOK-B ELECTIVE COURSES 2 Elective - - - 14
2 FENDRSEM1 SEMINAR I Compulsory 1 0 0 6
3 9103076162004 Textile Physics Compulsory 3 0 0 8
Total 4 0 0 28
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 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 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
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9103076191998 Non-Woven Textiles and Recycling Elective 3 0 0 8
2 9103076252018 İşletmelerde Yönetim Stratejileri Elective 3 0 0 8
3 9103076352005 Mechanies of Textile Materials Elective 3 0 0 7
4 9103076372005 Medical, Transportatıon & Construction Textiles Elective 3 0 0 8
5 9103076452010 Product Development in Functional Garments Elective 3 0 0 8
6 9103076492015 Organik Tekstil Elective 2 2 0 0
7 9103076512019 The Performance Evaluation of Garments Elective 3 0 0 0
8 9103076532017 Quality Control Techniques in the Apparel Industry Elective 3 0 0 0
9 9103076552018 Strategic Decision Making Techniques in Textile and Apparel Business Elective 2 1 0 8
10 9103076572018 Yarn Geometry Elective 3 0 0 8
11 EBB6852017 Development and Learning Elective 3 0 0 4
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9103076022018 Engineering Economy Elective 3 0 0 8
2 9103076141998 Management Policies Elective 3 0 0 8
3 9103076182000 Non-Woven Technical Textiles Elective 3 0 0 8
4 9103076282005 Applications of Technical Textiles Elective 3 0 0 8
5 9103076422010 Lean Production In The Textile And Apparel Elective 2 0 0 8
6 9103076482010 Water Use and Analysis in Textile Mills Elective 3 1 0 8
7 9103076522017 Product Cost Calculation in the Apparel Industry Elective 3 0 0 0
8 9103076542018 Textile Materials for Light Weight Construction Elective 3 0 0 7
9 9103076842014 Ekserji Analizi ve Tekstil Mühendisliği Uygulamaları Elective 3 0 0 0
10 9103076862017 Life Cycle Assesment And Its Application In Textile Industry Elective 3 0 0 0
11 9103076882016 Production Techniques For Special Cloths Elective 3 0 0 0
12 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 6
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