GEOLOGİCAL ENGİNEERİNG
Second Cycle Programmes
(Master's Degree)

D.1. General Information about Program

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In 1968, undergraduate education was started as a five-year program, it extended to a six-year program in 1969. The six-year program was continued until the department connected to Faculty of Engineering according to new regulations in universities in 1973. During this period, diplomas were given with Master of Science and Geological Engineering (Mining) titles. In 1997, four-year undergraduate education program was started. At the start, because of the educational applications for mineral research and evaluation, the (Mining) and Hydrogeology words in diplomas of Geological Engineering (Hydrogeology) were taken out according to the new regulations implemented in education program in 1997. In the following years, graduation was stated as “Geological Engineering Program” and “Hydrogeological Engineering Program”.

Department of Geological Engineering with its extensive laboratory facilities such as X-RF, X-RD, Water Chemistry, Environmental Tritium, LA ICP-MS, Stable Isotope, Microscope, Thin section-polishing, Mineral microanalysis, Crushing-grinding and separation of clay, Paleontology, Geohydrology, Groundwater monitoring, Geographic Information System, Mobilized Areal Research-GeoProbe, Technology and petrography of coal, rock and soil mechanics, has modern education and research infrastructure.

In our department, undergraduate and graduate (MS and PhD) level Geology and Hydrogeology program are still implemented as connected to Institute of Science and Engineering.

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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Admission of university graduates to postgraduate program is primarily through an interview. The number of the students and required qualifications are announced prior to the beginning of each semester. Admission requirements and deadline, venue and date of interview are also addressed in this announcement. Candidates must have a department or institute board certified graduation diploma, get minimum 60 score from ALES test organized by The Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM) or get the required score from an equivalent test approved by Senate at international levels instead of ALES, get a score of 60 from University Language Examination (ÜDS) or required score from an equivalent test such as KPDS, TOEFL (Test of English As A Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System). Candidates should submit a diploma or copy of a graduation document, transcript, ALES test score document, a valid and an acceptable English qualifying exam score, a photograph (appropriate for YÖK regulations), identity card, 2 letters of reference and the application form to the Institute of Science until deadline. Required documents for non-Turkish citizens eligible for exact registration are two copy of passport translation in Turkish and 6 photographs (appropriate for YÖK regulations). Registration procedures are conducted and organized by relevant institute of science.

Interviews of candidates are achieved by a jury consists of at least 3 permanent, 2 associate members recommended by the department and approved by the institute board. Separate juries should be selected for different master of science programs of the department. Final grade of candidates is calculated by taking 50% of ALES score converted to full mark on the scale of 100, 20% of undergraduate academic grade average and 30% of interview score for student acceptance of the program. Candidates who get at least 50% of interview evaluation and 60% of final grade are accepted as successful. Ranking of successful candidates are done by interview jury based on the final grade. In case of equality of final grade, interview score is taken into consideration.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations

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Students should successfully complete at 120 ECTS credits and also students should successfully submit a MSc thesis for graduation.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

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Successful students who spend one year in postgraduate programs of university or in postgraduate program of another higher education institute can apply for a transfer to another equivalent postgraduate program of Hacettepe University. In order to apply for the program there should be sufficient transfer quota and students who fulfill the specific admission requirements should spend at least one semester in a post graduate program and should achieve required grades from each courses work as stated at third paragraph of Clause 26 of Hacettepe University Postgraduate education and examination rules. Orientation of students whose transfer is approved, is finalized by the final decision of institute board.

The students who is enrolled to an undergraduate program of a higher education institute or graduated from these programs and the ones who is willing to improve their knowledge and skills in this area, can join the courses as special student. These students must comply with the conditions of courses and fulfill all requirements as full time students. Special students can not benefit from the regular student rights.

D.7. Goals and Objectives

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To train engineers with M.Sc. and researchers who take universal values as principles, benefit from science and technology, have in-depth knowledge on current techniques and methods in earth science and engineering area, can reach knowledge with scientific research techniques, can produce and evaluate knowledge, share systematically processes and results of his/her studies in written format and orally in national and international platforms, take lifelong education as a principle, are respectful to social and scientific ethics, are entrepreneurial, innovative and highly respected in national and international area, is the goal of the program.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

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An important part of our graduates from Master of Science program works in public institutions like TPAO, DSI, Provincial Bank, MTA, General Directorate of Highways, EPDK, Energy and Natural Resources, Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Forest and Hydraulic Works, Municipalities, etc. and in national and international organizations working in the private sector in various scales. Our graduates, who want to continue their career in academia, are accepted by domestic and foreign universities.

D.13. Access to Further Studies

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QF-EHEA: 3
EQF-LLL: 8

D.14. Profile of the Programme

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Mining Engineering Department MSc program contains at least 24 credits of courses and special studies course and thesis study. According to European Credit Transfer System, it contains at least 60 ECTS of courses and 60 ECTS of special studies courses including thesis study.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

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Applied measurement and evaluation methods for each course are described in “Course Study Plan” coordinated by lecturer/instructor related with the course. Regarding the examinations and scores, corresponding articles of “Hacettepe University Regulations for Associate, Postgraduate Education and Examination” are effective (see http://www.fenbilimleri.hacettepe.edu.tr).

Student of Msc program with thesis must submit a thesis in the regulations of institute and must defence this thesis to a jury orally. Jury, date and venue of Msc thesis defense exam are determined by institute board with the proposal of academic board of the Department. Jury is composed of five permanent and two associate members. At least one of the permenent members and one of the associate members should be from another department of the same university or another higher education institute. Supervisor of the student is already member of the jury.

Thesis defense exam consists of presentation of thesis study and question-answer section. Thesis defense exam aims knowledge, interpretation and synthesis ability of student about relevant subjects. After completion of thesis defense exam, jury make acceptance with absolute majority, revision or rejection decision as closed to listeners. Jury decision with personel reports of jury is reported to institute directory through department of division within the three workday. Student whose thesis is accepted, should prepare and bind the final version of the thesis according to guidelines of institute and submit to institute within at least one month.

D.16. Graduation Requirements

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MSc program jury reports and records, six copy of printed and bound thesis, electronic copy of thesis, other required documents for institute and required documents for Higher Education council must be submitted completely for graduation of student. After all relevant documents and information received by institute, file of the student is checked by institute board and institute make a decision to graduation of student who fulfill all requirements. Msc diploma is awarded to students who deserved graduation.

D.18. Programme Director

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Prof.Dr. Mehmet EKMEKÇİ (Head of Department)

e-mail: ekmekci@hacettepe.edu.tr

tel: +90(312)2977700

Prof.Dr. Kadir Dirik (Bologna Coordinator)

e-mail: kdirik@hacettepe.edu.tr

tel: +90(312)2977700