(İNG.)POLİMER BİLİMİ ve TEKNOLOJİSİ
Third Cycle Programmes
(Doctorate Degree/Doctor of Fine Arts)

D.1. General Information about Program

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Hacettepe University, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Division of Polymer Science and Technology (HU-PBT) were established on June 19, 2014 by the decision in the General Meeting of Turkish Council of High Education. In the same meeting, the opening up of Master's degree program (MSc) with thesis and PhD programs were deemed appropriate in the Division of Polymer Science and Technology.

MSc in Polymer Science and Technology with thesis and PhD in Polymer Science and Technology programs began to education, teaching and training in 2014 -2015 Spring semester.

The priority objectives of the Polymer Science and Technology Division are to increase the level and quality of the studies carried out in the area of polymer science in an interdisciplinary approach, to bring our country to a leading position and to increase its competitiveness, to train and establish young and experienced individuals with high degree of knowledge in this scientific area with the supports of departments of Science, Engineering and Health Sciences and a strong academic staff and scientific background of Hacettepe University.

The main objective of the PhD program in the Polymer Science and Technology is to train scientists, specialists and engineers that are needed increasingly with each passing day in the polymer science and technology by the academia and industry.

The first three semesters of PhD program is scheduled for compulsory and elective courses while the fourth semester is scheduled for the preparation of the proficiency for doctorate examination and last four semesters are devoted to experimental studies of PhD thesis. Students take courses related to the area of ??their choice during the graduate studies and perform their thesis work under the guidance of a faculty member.

D.2 Qualification Awarded

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Doctorate

D.3. Level of Qualification

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QF-EHEA: 3
EQF-LLL: 8

D.4. Provisions for Registration

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The quotas of the program, the documents required for the application, the dates of the exams and other conditions are conducted in accordance with Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulations (http://www.fenbilimleri.hacettepe.edu.tr/file/yonetmelik/hulisansustuogrvesinavyonetmelik.pdf)

The applications and application conditions to the program is announced in website of Science Institute (Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Exam Regulations)

(Hacettepe Üniversitesi, Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü).

Graduate students that have completed their Master's Degree education in polymer science and technology program or Science, Engineering, Pharmacy, Dentistry and Medicine an equivalent program in domestic or overseas can which indented to learn of synthesis and characterization of new polymeric materials, finding of new application areas of polymeric based plastic and rubber materials, to solve polymer based material problems, and to follow scientific studies in polymer science, polymer physics and polymer nanotechnology, can be apply to Polymer Science and Technology Doctorate Program.

The acceptance of other programs students are conducted by taking the conditions of students and the applied degree into account and evaluated individually by the head of the division

The candidates that will apply for Doctorate degree must primarily have 1. graduate diploma 2. Graduate Entrance Exam (ALES) eligible score and 3. Foreign language exam (UDS, KPDS, TOEFL, etc..) minimum score that is provisioned by Hacettepe University senate.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations

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In order to obtain a doctorate degree in polymer science and technology, students must pass the mandatory and elective courses (courses + seminar with a total ECTS of 90) in doctorate degree program achieving a minimum general academic average of 2,75 in 4,00 score system and proficiency for doctorate with a 30 ECTS credit. In course phase, student must conduct a research related to thesis subject under the supervision of advisor academic instructor (with a ECTS of 30) and must successfully defend his/her thesis in jury (Hacettepe University Graduate Education-Exam Regulations) and when considered all semester, student must have completed total of 240 ECTS.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

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The recognition of prior learning of a student in a domestic or a foreign higher education institution is applied in accordance with the related regulations. The recognition of prior learning of a student in another university for a period of time is determined by the decision of the Academic Council.

D.7. Goals and Objectives

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The aim of this program is to train the PhD degree having scientists, experts, end engineers on the working of polymer science end technology which demanded by industry every years in increasing ratio. The another goal of this program is to train very well equipped PhD's who are aware of the novel and emerging applications of Polymer Science and Technology able to access and evaluate information through scientific research, able to carry the multidisciplinary studies to common fields, can design experimental-based research and envision systems that can produce innovative solutions on application polymers, can present the results of their thesis study in a systematic manner in national and international environments, and are capable of transmitting the results to the benefit of the society (meetings, collaborations, communications, knowledge exchange, etc.) are capable of leading multi-disciplinary teams and concerned about ethical values in all professional, social and scientific activities, can develop scientific collaborations, capacity and diversity of our Nation and University in polymer science and technology and related areas.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

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The graduated students receive Ph.D. in polymer science and technology title. Works as an Ph.D. polymer science and technology expert in industrial fields such as chemistry, pharmacy, food, agricultural, health, military, petroleum, environment, automotive, plastic, rubber paint. Besides, can work in educational activities as an academician in polymer related departments in universities. They may also apply to the post-doctoral programs in the national universities and abroad.

D.13. Access to Further Studies

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D.14. Profile of the Programme

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In order to obtain a doctorate degree in polymer science and technology, students must pass the mandatory and elective courses (courses + seminar with a total ECTS of 90) in doctorate degree program achieving a minimum general academic average of 2,75 in 4,00 score system and proficiency for doctorate with a 30 ECTS credit. In course phase, student must conduct a research related to thesis subject under the supervision of advisor academic instructor (with a ECTS of 30) and must successfully defend his/her thesis in jury (Hacettepe University Graduate Education-Exam Regulations) and when considered all semester, student must have completed total of 240 ECTS

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

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The evaluation and assessment methods for each course prepared by the faculty member(s) and the relevant information are included in the package called "Course Teaching Plan". Exams and grades/success evaluations of courses are applied according to the Hacettepe University Institute of Graduate Studies in Science Regulations

D.16. Graduation Requirements

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Graduation requirements are explained in the section “Qualification requirements and regulations”.

D.17. Education Type

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1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director

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Head of the Division: Prof. Dr. Murat SEN

Address: Hacettepe University, Department of Chemistry, 06800, Beytepe, Ankara

Tel: (0 312) 297 79 89

Fax: (0 312) 299 21 63

e-mail: msen@hacettepe.edu.tr

Interdisciplinary graduate program coordinator : Prof. Dr. Dilek Şolpan Özbay

Program ECTS coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Murat Barsbay/Prof. Dr. Pinar Akkaş Kavakli