INFORMATION MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME


D.1. General Information about Program

The Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University was founded in 1972 by Professor İlhan Kum under the name of "Institute of Librarianship and Documentation". The Department of Librarianship of Hacettepe University accepted its first undergraduate students in October 1974. The Department differed from other similar programs in that students completed a year-long English Language Preparatory School before they started their four-year undergraduate program. The curriculum of the undergraduate program was revised in 1978/1979, 1983/1984 and 1990/1991 academic years. Morever, it was restructured in 1993 so as to form three divisions, namely, Librarianship, Archiving, and Documentation and Information. While the Department offered its undergraduate courses under the new structure between 1994 and 2000, master's and Ph.D. degrees during this period were granted only in the Division of Librarianship as part of the Institute of Social Sciences.

As per the decision of the Higher Education Council in 2002, the divisions of Librarianship, Archiving, and Documentation and Information at the Departments of Librarianship were merged and the Department of Librarianship was renamed as the "Department of Information Management" with a new curriculum. The names of the graduate degrees offered by the Department have also been changed in the 2006/2007 academic year.

The Department of Information Management aims to educate creative and self-confident information professionals with leadership capabilities who can design, implement and run information systems so that individuals, organizations and the society can get the utmost benefit from the recorded, printed and electronic information repositories; and train the new generation of researchers with a high degree of knowledge about their specialties who can conduct original research and offer the new knowledge produced to the service of the society. It also strives to carry out theoretical and applied research and publish results to further the development of information systems, information services and information technologies on national and international levels.

The names and average lengths of the degree programmes offered by the Department are as follows:

  • Undergraduate studies leading to a bachelor's degree in Information Management (4 years).
  • Masters studies leading to a masters degree in Information Management (2 years).
  • Doctoral studies leading to a doctor of philosophy degree (Ph.D.) in Information Management (4 years).

The Department has got some educational facilities: Classrooms, a seminar room, and Prof. Dr. İlhan Kum Seminar Room (which is equipped with the following devices: projector, LED TV, computer, printer/scanner, sound system, camera system).

The language of instruction is for at least 30% English in this program.

D.2 Qualification Awarded

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Bachelor's Degree

D.3. Level of Qualification

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QF-EHEA: 1
EQF-LLL: 6

D.4. Provisions for Registration

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In order to enter the Department of Information Management:

- Turkis h secondary education or an equivalent education abroad must be completed.

- A sufficient score must be obtained from the Transition to Higher Education Examination (YGS) and the Undergraduate Placement Examination (LYS). The Department of Information Management accepts students with LYS TM (Turkish-Math)-1 score type.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations

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The Bachelor's of Art Degree programme consists of theoretical and applied courses and practicum. Students are required to complete at least 138 credit worth courses (except The University's common compulsory courses) successfully and according to the Hacettepe University Regulation (Published in the Official Gazette, Number: 28425, Dated: September 28, 2012) maintain at least 2.00 (out of 4) GPA (Grade Point Average). Students should collect 240 ECTS credits.

According to the By-Law of Minor Degree Programs of Hacettepe University any registered undergraduate student of the Department of Information Management can also register in the minor degree program of the Department of Computer Engineering. Students who aim to get a minor degree in Computeer Engineering must complete a minimum of 18-credit worth courses successfully. Minor Degree Programs courses are determined by the Departmental Academic Council.

There is also a double major degree program between the Department and Department of Economics. Students aiming to get a major degree in the Department of Economics must complete a minimum of 36-credit worth courses successfully (as required by the Regulations).

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

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Credits earned at other universities might be taken into account and added to the students' transcripts with an “exempt” note. Exemption is decided by the related Board based on Hacettepe University's Regulation (Hacettepe University Regulation, Article 24, paragraph 4).

The Erasmus Programme (EuRopean Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students) is a European Union student exchange programme. The courses taken by the students within this programme are decided by the Department's ERASMUS Coordinator and credits gained are recorded in students' transcripts (Hacettepe University Regulation, Article 35, paragraph 2).

D.7. Goals and Objectives

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The Department of Information Management aims to educate creative and self-confident information professionals with leadership capabilities who can design, implement and run information systems so that individuals, organizations and the society can get the utmost benefit from the recorded, printed and electronic information repositories; and train the new generation of researchers with a high degree of knowledge about their specialties who can conduct original research and offer the new knowledge produced to the service of the society. It also strives to carry out theoretical and applied research and publish results to further the development of information systems, information services and information technologies on national and international levels.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

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Graduates of the Bachelor's Programme of the Department of Information Management find jobs in public and private sectors mainly in following branches: information centers, university, research, public, school and special libraries, archives, documentation centers. In addition, graduates can find positions at various organizations about database design and management, indexing and abstracting services, softwares companies, news agencies, publishers and research & development centers. Through the renewed curricula, our alumnis have a chance to utilize current job opportunities such as information architecture, web designer, usability expert, etc.

D.13. Access to Further Studies

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QF-EHEA: 2
EQF-LLL: 7

D.14. Profile of the Programme

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The undergraduate program of the Department of Information Management consists of a year-long English Language Preparatory School followed by theoretical and applied courses offered during the four-year program. The program has both compulsory and elective courses. The language of instruction is for at least 30% English in this program. Some of the courses require Prerequisites. If a course has a prerequisite, that course must be successfully completed before a student can enroll in the next course. With the approval of Departmental Academic Council, students can take elective courses from other departments. Advisor approval is required for a course taken outside the Department. Credit for these courses is added to the student's transcript. Credits for these courses are not added to total credits required for graduation. Students can take elective courses offered for upper/lower levels with the approval of the advisor and course lecturer. Students are required to attend classes and take exams. According to the Department Practicum Directive, students complete their practicum by working in institutions determined by the Department.

There are a total of 72 courses in the program (51 in Turkish, 21 in English). For graduation students are required to complete at least 138 credit worth courses (except The University's common compulsory courses) successfully. 55% (72 credit) of courses are required, 45% (66 credit) are elective.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

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Evaluation and assessment methods that prepared by the Instructor(s) for each course is defined in the “Course Assesment Methods” in the Information Package. Exams and grading system are defined by the Hacettepe University Regulations.

D.16. Graduation Requirements

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To complete the bachelor´s degree in the Department of Information Management, students must successfully complete required and elective courses (138 credits / 240 ECTS) and maintain the minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.00/4.00.

In order to get pre-BA degree in the Department of Information Management students must successfully complete at least 77 credit worth courses (except The University's common compulsory courses).

In order to get minor degree students must successfully complete at least 18 credit worth courses (except The University's common compulsory courses). Minor Degree Program courses are determined by the Academic Council.

In order to get double major degree, students must successfully complete at least 36 credit worth courses that are prescribed by the Regulation (except The University's common compulsory courses).

D.17. Education Type

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1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director

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Prof. Dr. S. Serap Kurbanoğlu

Head of the Department

E-mail: serap@hacettepe.edu.tr

Tel: +90 (312) 297 82 00

Fax: +90 (312) 299 20 14

Address: Hacettepe Üniversitesi Bilgi ve Belge Yönetimi Bölümü Edebiyat Fakültesi B Kapısı 06800 Beytepe/Ankara

Web Address: http://www.bby.hacettepe.edu.tr/english