FOOD ENGİNEERİNG
Third Cycle Programmes
(Doctorate Degree/Doctor of Fine Arts)

D.1. General Information about Program

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Food Engineering Department in Hacettepe University Institute of Science, has Doctorate program since 1980. The department offers food engineering, food science and technology courses at advanced level. The medium of instruction is Turkish. The educational, research and administrative activities are carried out by 37 academic staff and 9 administrative staff. The department building possesses 6 excellent lecture rooms, 1 seminar room, 4 students' laboratories and 12 research laboratories installed with finest and modern equipment. The ones graduate from this program gain ‘Doctor of Philosophy' title.

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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To be admitted to Doctorate program in food engineering department, candidates must have Master of Science degree in food engineering or Master of Science degree in a field that the academic commission approves. Other requirements are stated in HU Postgraduate Education and Exam Regulations (http://www.fenbilimleri.hacettepe.edu.tr/file/yonetmelik/hulisansustuogrvesinavyonetmelik.pdf).

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations

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Doctor of Philosophy degree will be conferred on a student who has completed successfully 90 ECTS of courses (minimum 7 courses and 1 seminar), 30 ECTS of PhD qualification exam and 120 ECTS of thesis study. Other rules are stated in HU Postgraduate Education and Exam Regulations (http://www.fenbilimleri.hacettepe.edu.tr/file/yonetmelik/hulisansustuogrvesinavyonetmelik.pdf).

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

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To be admitted to the department of food engineering, candidates must be graduated from a Master of Science program in Turkey or its foreign equivalent and also must meet the criteria of transfer to the department, stated in HU Postgraduate Education and Exam Regulations.

D.7. Goals and Objectives

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The Doctor of Philosophy program in food engineering department aims the students to gain the ability of doing research in a novel subject, evaluation and interpretation of the findings to create innovative ideas and also gain the sense of self-determination in science.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

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The graduates can participate in all areas of food industry and in certain public instutituons, in fields of production and production planning, process design as well as processing, preservation, quality control and marketing of food materials.

D.13. Access to Further Studies

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D.14. Profile of the Programme

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The curriculum for Doctor of Philosophy program in food engineering department is divided into two main categories, namely, compulsory courses and elective courses. Compulsory courses cover 44 % of the total course work (Of the seven courses, three are compulsory). Students can take courses from other departments that the department approves. The credit of the courses from other departments should not exceed 1/3 of the total credit.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

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Exams, assessments and scoring are carried out in accordance with HU Postgraduate Education and Exam Regulations (http://www.fenbilimleri.hacettepe.edu.tr/file/yonetmelik/hulisansustuogrvesinavyonetmelik.pdf).

D.16. Graduation Requirements

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For graduation, the student must complete successfully all courses set out by the department, pass the PhD qualification exam and defense his/her thesis in the commision, besides meeting the requirements of HU Postgraduate Education and Exam Regulations (http://www.fenbilimleri.hacettepe.edu.tr/file/yonetmelik/hulisansustuogrvesinavyonetmelik.pdf).

D.17. Education Type

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1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director

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Prof. Dr. Halil Vural

ghalil@hacettepe.edu.tr

Assis. Prof. F. Ceyda Dudak-Şeker

ceyda@hacettepe.edu.tr

Phone: 03122977100

Fax: 03122992123