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Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences - Nuclear Sciences - Nuclear Technology - Second Cycle Programme with Thesis

General Description
The main mission of the Institute of Nuclear Sciences is to offer graduate education and training in nuclear sciences and to realize pure and applied research in nuclear sciences. The institute comprises three main departments as being the Department of Nuclear Sciences, the Department of Nuclear Technology, the Department of Nuclear Applications Tehe Department of Radiation Safety and Protection. The purposes of the Institute are; 1. To give graduate education to students having degree from different discipline of science 2. To produce qualified personnel, being able to serve in the fields, in which the nuclear sciences have multi-disciplinary applications. Students are educated in order to 3. Be aware of the problem of the country and the world 4. Being able to apply the knowledge and experience gained to life. 5. Being able to follow developments in science and technology 6. Conduct researches and do publications in universal level, contributing to the needs of the country
Qualification Awarded
The Master’s Degree in Nuclear Sciences(Nuclear Technology) is awarded to the graduates who have successfully fulfilled all programme requirements.
Second Cycle
Level of Qualification
Specific Admission Requirements
The applicants who hold a Bachelor's Degree and willing to enroll in the Master's programme may apply to the Directorate of the 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 50 out of 100 from ÜDS (University Language Examination conducted by OSYM) or TOEFL or IELTS score equivalent to UDS score of 50. The candidates fulfilling the criteria outlined above are invited to interwiev. The assessment for admission to masters programs is based on : 50% of ALES, 25% of academic success in the undergraduate programme (cumulative grade point average (CGPA) ) and 25% of interview grade. The required minimum interview grade is 50 out of 100. The candidates having an assessed score of 60 at least are accepted into the Master's 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 Master's 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 Master's 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 programme consists of a minimum of seven courses delivered within the graduate programme of the department and in related fields, one seminar course, and thesis, with a minimum of 21 local credits. The seminar course and thesis are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis. The duration of the programme is four semesters. The maximum period to complete course work in a masters program with thesis is 4 semesters. However, with the approval of their advisors, students can in subsequent semesters take additional departmental courses with or without credits. The total ECTS credits of the programme is 120 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 Master's course load and credits. 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 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 Master's 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 3 to 5 faculty members. Of the appointed jury members, up to one may be selected from another Department or another University. In case the jury consists of 3 members, the co-supervisor cannot be the jury member. A majority vote by the jury members determines the outcome of the thesis or examination. The vote can be for "acceptance", "rejection" or "correction". The Department Chairperson will inform the Director of the Graduate School, in writing, of the jury's decision within 3 days. To correct or change a thesis found incomplete and/or inadequate by the jury, the jury must specify in its report that such corrections are necessary. A student may be given, by a decision of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School, up to three months to complete the corrections. The student must then retake the thesis examination.
Profile of The Programme
Institue of nuclear sciences gives education and aimed its students to be able to work in the fields of multidisciplinary applications of nuclear sciences, being conscious about the problems of country and the world, being able to apply his experience and being able to follow the developing science and technology. The program comprises three main departments as being the Department of Nuclear Sciences, the Department of Nuclear Technology,the Department of Nuclear Applications Radiation Safety and Protection. In education program, there are several compulsory and optional graduate courses that can be chosen by the students. Thus, the Institute graduates students who is able to find solution to the issues regarding the Nuclear Sciences, Nuclear Technology, Nuclear Applications and Radiation Safety and Protection by multidisciplinary studies either individually or in a group.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Graduates from Master of Science program can work at the universities as lecturar, in several public and private sectors as an expert or advanced level researcher (TAEK, TÜBİTAK, Hospitals).
Access to Further Studies
Graduates who successfully completed the Master's Degree may apply to doctorate (third cycle) programmes in the same or in related disciplines.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Students are required to take a mid-term examination and/or complete other assigned projects/homework during the semester and, additionally, are required to take a final examination and/or complete a final project for course evaluation. The final grade is based on the mid-term examination grade, the final examination grade and/or evaluation of final project, with the contributions of 40% and 60%, respectively. To pass any course, a Master's student must receive at least 70 out of 100. Students must repeat courses they have failed or may substitute courses the Department accepts as equivalent. The assessment for each course is described in detail in “Individual Course Description”.
Graduation Requirements
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Prof. Dr. Şule AYTAŞ, Ege University, Institute of Nuclear Sciences - Bornova- İZMİR Phone: 0 232 311 34 57
Total numbers of academic staffs at the Institute is 30: 11 professors, 11associated professors, 1 lecturer,and 7 research assistants. There are 1 conference room, 1 seminar room, 3 lecture rooms, 3 student’s room and 29 research laboratories at the Institute. These rooms and laboratories have several facilities such as computers, data show devices and laboratory equipments, communally used between the Nuclear Science, Nuclear Technology, Nuclear Science and Radiation Safety and Protection departments.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Improving his acquired knowledge in the basic sciences and engineering area with the postgraduate education in Nuclear Sciences, should be able to apply his high level knowledge and experiences to different areas of nuclear technology.
2Should be able to execute an original study suitable for publication, bringing an innovation to science, developing a new scientific method and/or applying a known method to another area,
3Should be able to study in accordance with relevant legislation concerning radiation protection and working conditions of Turkish Atomic Energy Authority and International Atomic Energy Agency.
4Ability to identify, model and solve problems related with nuclear science and technology.
5Demonstrate the ability to work in team in the national and international multidisciplinary research projects.
6Ability to evaluate the contributions of nuclear sciences, nuclear technology and nuclear applications on the solution of energy, security and environmental problems.
7Ability to design, conduct experiments, interpret of data and evaluate the results.
8Should be able to use the nuclear detection systems and analytical apparatus required for nuclear techniques and applications
9Ability to act independently, demonstrate initiative and creative personality.
10The ability of self improvement following the current developments in the areas of nuclear sciences and technologies at national and international level.
11Sense of professional, ethics and environmental responsibility

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 Language of Instruction Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 NÜK-SG-YL-G ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 16
2 9105045132013 Turkish Nuclear Fuel Technology I Compulsory 3 0 0 8
3 9105045692018 Turkish Scientific Research and Publication Ethics in Nuclear Field Compulsory 2 0 0 6
Total 5 0 0 30
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Language of Instruction Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 NÜK-SG-YL-B ELECTIVE COURSES 2 Elective - - - 16
2 9105045142013 Turkish Nuclear Fuel Technology II Compulsory 2 0 2 8
3 FENYLSEM English Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
Total 2 0 2 30
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Language of Instruction Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 YLUAD591 Turkish Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 4
2 YLTEZ591 Turkish Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 26
Total 0 0 0 30
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Language of Instruction Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 YLUAD591 Turkish Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 4
2 YLTEZ592 Turkish Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 26
Total 0 0 0 30
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