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Second Cycle Programmes
(Master's Degree)

D.1. General Information about Program

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The Master?s Program in Geomatics Engineering was started at 2011-2012 spring semester with Turkish as the instruction language. The revised program has been on going with English as the language of instruction since 2019-2020 academic year. The program is offered by Geomatics Engineering Department under the Graduate School of Science and Engineering at Hacettepe University. 

Recent advancements in information technologies and geomatics engineering have been considered in the development of the Program. Students in the Program can specialize in various areas of geomatics engineering including; geodesy, surveying, photogrammetry, remote sensing, global navigation satellite systems, geographical information systems, cartography, and land management.

 

D.2 Qualification Awarded

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Master's Degree

D.3. Level of Qualification

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QF-EHEA: 2
EQF-LLL: 7

D.4. Provisions for Registration

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For admission to the Program, applicant should meet the following criteria:

  • Having B.Sc. degree in disciplines approved by the Department.
  • Satisfying the minimum score determined by the University Senate for the Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Exam (ALES).
  • Meeting the minimum required score from a national or international English proficiency exam recognized by the University Senate.
  • Acquiring sufficient score from oral and/or written entrance exam held by the Department.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations

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In order to earn the MSc. degree in Geomatics Engineering, students are required to complete 120 ECTS credits in total. 60 ECTS credits of this total should be completed from compulsory and elective courses while the remaining 60 ECTS credits should be earned from the thesis studies. The student should be qualified as successful by the jury in the defense examination of the thesis. All rules and requirements related to MSc. degree qualification, including to succeed a course and required cumulative grade point average, are governed by the “Hacettepe University Graduate Study, Education and Examination Regulations” and related decisions of Hacettepe University Senate.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

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Students who received education in MSc. programs of other universities or higher education institutes can apply for a transfer to the Master's Program of the Geomatics Engineering Department, Hacettepe University. The acceptance requirements of the applications and other rules and requirements including adaptation terms are stated in the “Hacettepe University Graduate Study, Education and Examination Regulations”.

D.7. Goals and Objectives

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The main objectives of the Program are to educate engineers and scientists equipped with: the ability of carrying out scientific research projects in geomatics discipline; the competence of using and developing state-of-the art technologies; the adequacy to answer the fundamental scientific and industrial demands at national and international levels; social and environmental awareness; and the skills of creative and critical thinking.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

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Graduates of the program can be employed in many public institutions, particularly in; Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology, Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadaster, Iller Bank Inc., General Directorate of Highways, General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works, Municipalities and Special Provincial Administrations. Besides, graduates can be employed in private companies operating in geographic/city/land/disaster information systems, construction, land improvement, energy, infrastructure, transportation, defense industry, communication and mining sectors. In addition, they can work in research institutions such as The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey and Turkish Space Agency and national or foreign universities.

D.14. Profile of the Programme

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The language of instruction for the M.Sc. Program in Geomatics Engineering is English. The structure for the program is established based on the principles provided in “Hacettepe University Regulations on Graduate Education and Examination”. The program consists of compulsory and elective courses, thesis proposal, thesis study and thesis defense exam. Students are required to complete 120 ECTS credits in total. These include a course load of minimum 60 ECTS credits and thesis study (“Special Topics”) of 60 ECTS credits. The “Seminar” course of 4 ECTS credits and the “Scientific Research Techniques and Publication Ethics” course of 5 ECTS credits are compulsory. The course load of minimum 51 ECTS credits is required to be completed by taking at least 7 elective courses. The 51 ECTS credits, which should be completed with the elective courses, corresponds to 85% of the total coarse load of 60 ECTS credits. 1 ECTS credit stands for a work load of 30 hours. Students who complete the course load successfully and fulfill the CGPA requirement stated in “Hacettepe University Regulations on Graduate Education and Examination” are required to successfully complete the thesis work and thesis defense exam in compliance with the Regulations mentioned above.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

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Surveying and evaluation methods for each course are defined in the course information package, which is prepared by the related faculty members. The rules and requirements related to examinations and grades are stated in “Graduate Study, Education and Examination Regulations” of Hacettepe University.

D.16. Graduation Requirements

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In order to earn the M.Sc. degree, students are required to:

  • Complete 120 ECTS credits in total, of which 60 ECTS credits should be completed from compulsory and elective courses and 60 ECTS credits from the thesis studies,
  • Prepare a thesis and be qualified as successful by the thesis jury in the defense examination of the thesis.
All rules and requirements related to M.Sc. degree qualification, including to succeed a course and required cumulative grade point average, are governed by the “Hacettepe University Graduate Study, Education and Examination Regulations” and related decisions of Hacettepe University Senate.

D.17. Education Type

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1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director

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Prof. Dr. Mustafa T├ťRKER

Head of Geomatics Engineering Department

E-mail: mturker@hacettepe.edu.tr

Tel: +90 312 297 6990

Fax: +90 312 297 6167

Address: Hacettepe University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Geomatics Engineering, 06800 Beytepe, Cankaya, Ankara, Turkey.

Web Address: http://geomatik.hacettepe.edu.tr/en