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Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences - Biotechnology - Third Cycle Programme



General Description
History
Main Branch of Science of “Biotechnology” in Ege University, which is under the Interdisciplinary Sciences was established in 08/19/1981. The department that took the first students of master science in 1992-1993 accepted the first students of doctor of philosophy in 1995-1996. The first graduations of master sciences and doctor of philosophy realized in 1993-1994 and 1999-2000, respectively.
Qualification Awarded
Doctor of philosophy degree in ‘Biotechnology’ is awarded to students who successfully complete all courses in the curriculum plan, 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
Main Branch of Science of “Biotechnology” has a multidisciplinary programme. The programme consists of agriculture, enviroment, health, energy, engineering, biology, microbiology and biochemistry fields. The aim of the programme is comprising scientific and technological background that is necessary for different industrial applications. The programme contains optional and compulsory lectures.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Graduates are able to work in broad industrial fields and public corporations also they can use domestic and international academic career opportunities.
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 assessment for each lecture was identified 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
Programme Director Prof. Dr.Rengin ELTEM, Ege University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering,,35100,Bornova, İzmir Tel: 0232 3884955, 0232 3884000-2582, Fax: 0232 3884955;, ECTS/DS Coordinator Prof.Dr. Aynur GÜREL Ege University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering, 35100, Bornova, İzmir Tel: 0232 3884955, 0232 388 4000-2582 Fax: 0232 3884955
Facilities
The teaching staffs who have been tasked in Faculty of Engineering, Agriculture, Pharmaceutical and Science support the program by consulting in interest area.

Key Learning Outcomes
1 Gaining enough experience and discipline about his/her area either in a laboratory or field
2 Being able to adapt biotechnological technologies to industry, agriculture, health and environmental problems
3 Having interdisciplinary communication and professional skills to use in solving problems
4 Performing genuine studies which bring innovations to biotechnology, which develop new scientific methods or adapt a known method to a certain area
5 Being able to prepare a national or international article regarding biotechnology in order to contribute to literature
6 Having enough knowledge to be specialized in a certain area of biotechnology

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
TYYÇKey Learning Outcomes
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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 BYT-2014-DSG-1 Elective - - - 30
2 9105016212018 Scientific Research and Publication Ethics in Biotechnologhy Compulsory 2 0 0 0
Total 2 0 0 30
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 BYT-2014-DSG-2 Elective - - - 14
2 9105016042014 Biotechnological Production Compulsory 3 0 0 10
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 0
Total 6 2 0 15
 
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 0
Total 1 0 0 11
 
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 9105016012014 Biotechnoogical Processes Elective 3 0 0 9
2 9105016032014 Biochemistry Elective 3 0 0 9
3 9105016052014 Cell Biology Elective 3 0 0 9
4 9105016112014 Molecular Biotechnology Elective 3 0 0 9
5 9105016132014 Biological Control of Foods (Biopreservation) Elective 3 0 0 9
6 9105016152014 The Use of The PCR -DNA Sequencing Method in Disease Diagnosis Elective 2 2 0 9
7 9105016172014 Biotechnological Unit Operations Elective 3 0 0 9
8 9105016232016 Disease Models in Cell Culture Elective 3 0 0 9
9 9105016252018 Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy Applications in Biotechnology Elective 3 0 0 8
10 9105016272018 Molecular Modeling Techniques in Biotechnology Elective 3 0 0 8
11 9105016292018 Metallobiomolecules in Biotechnology Elective 2 0 0 8
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9105016022014 Biocatalysis and Applications Elective 3 0 0 9
2 9105016082003 Metabolism Elective 3 0 0 8
3 9105016102014 Environmental Biotechnology Elective 3 0 0 9
4 9105016122003 Microbial Metabolism Elective 2 0 0 8
5 9105016142009 Molecular Biotechnology Applications Elective 2 2 0 8
6 9105016162014 Target Treatment and Current Pharmacogenomic Elective 3 0 0 9
7 9105016182014 Nanobiotechnology Elective 3 0 0 9
8 9105016202014 In Vitro Cell Culture Models Elective 2 2 0 10
9 9105016222017 Therapeutic Proteins Elective 3 0 0 9
10 9105016262018 Coordination and Organometallic Compounds in Biotechnology Elective 2 0 0 8
11 9105016282018 Membrane Bioreactor Technology Elective 2 0 0 8
 
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