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Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences - Plant Protection - Third Cycle Programme



General Description
History
The department of Plant Protection of Faculty of Agriculture in Ege University was founded in 1956 by the name of “Plant Pathology” and the education was began in 1956-1957 semester. First alumni were given in 1961, and the department was renamed as “The Department of Plant Protection” in 1983. The department has two subdivisions as Entomology and Phytopathology. 12 Prof.Dr., 4 Assoc. Prof. Dr. , 3 Assistant Prof. ,1 Dr, 8 Research Assistant,, 1 Certificated Agriculture Engineer, 2 technician, 1 assistant technician
Qualification Awarded
The Doctor of Philosophyof Degree in Agricultural Engineering (Third Cycle) 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 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 main goal of Doctorate Degree in Agricultural Machinery is to grow the graduates having the ability to perceive, design, evaluate and finish an original process by using and following the knowledge of the recent developments in the engineering fields and to have the ability to manage a process. The education enables them to have the ability to perform a comprehensive work which brings scientific and technological improvements by developing a scientific method and/or technological product/process or applying a known method to the new application area with an ethical responsibility.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
University, ministry, private company
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
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 Doctorate student must receive at least 75 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
Graduation requirements are explained in the section “Qualification Requirements and Regulations” .
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Full-Time
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Head of department: Prof.Dr. Hatice Özaktan, ECTS /DS Coordinator : Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ferit Turanlı Address : Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Ege University 35100 Bornova, Izmir, TURKEY Phone : +90- 232- 311 1410 Fax : 0-232-374 48 48 E-Mail : hatice.ozaktan@ege.edu.tr
Facilities
10 Glasshouses, 4 Plastic Greenhouses, 1 Experimental Field, 1 Fruit Collection Garden, 1 Olive Collection Garden, 2 Herbarium (Phytopathology, Herbology), Prof. Dr. Niyazi Lodos Entomology Museum, 14 Research Labs (Acarology, Bacteriology, Biological Control, Ecology, Physiology, Herbology, Mycology, Nematology, Toxicity of Pesticides, Agricultural Zoology and Virology), 3 Student Labs, 1 Cold Storage, 2 Meeting Halls, 16 Climate Rooms, 1 Library, 3 Classrooms,

Key Learning Outcomes
1Improving the current and sophisticated knowledge in his/her own field depending on undergraduate and graduate qualification using authentic thinking and research and reaching original definitions which could bring innovations to the field.
2Comprehending interdisciplinary relationships in his/her own field, being able to reach authentic conclusions using new and complex ideas necessary for analysis, synthesis and evaluation.
3Reading national and international periodicals on Plant Protection and gaining the ability of critical thinking.
4Developing innovative thinking and methods or adapting the known to a different field; being able to research a unique subject independently , comprehend and apply.
5Being able to communicate actively in his/her own field showing idea and competence.
6Being able to develop new strategies on biosafety and implement them.
7Being able to bring new approaches to agricultural combat methods on sustainable agricultural philosophy using advanced technologies, improve and implement them.
8Being able to expand the borders of knowledge in his/her field by publishing scientific articles and compilations in national and international refereed journals.
9Embracing lifelong education philosophy and gaining scientific ethics sensitivity.

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
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KNOWLEDGE1
2
SKILLS1
2
3
4
COMPETENCES (Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility)1
2
3
COMPETENCES (Learning Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
2
3
COMPETENCES (Field Specific Competence)1
2
3

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 BTK-SG-DOK-G ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 30
Total 0 0 0 30
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9102026022006 Agriculture and Environmental Pollution Compulsory 2 0 0 8
2 BTK-SG-DOK-B ELECTIVE COURSES 2 Elective - - - 22
Total 2 0 0 30
 
3. 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
 
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 FENDRSEM1 SEMINAR I 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
 
5. 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
 
6. 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
 
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
 
 
Ege University, Bornova - İzmir / TURKEY • Phone: +90 232 311 10 10 • e-mail: intrec@mail.ege.edu.tr