GEOLOGİCAL ENGİNEERİNG(HYDROGEOLOGİCAL ENG.)
Third Cycle Programmes
(Doctorate Degree/Doctor of Fine Arts)

D.1. General Information about Program

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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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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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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 doctor of philosophy 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 with MSc degree should successfully complete 120 ECTS credits of courses and successfully submit a Ph.D thesis which equals to 120 ECTS credits for graduation. Students with bachelor's degree should successfully complete 180 ECTS credits of courses and successfully submit a Ph.D thesis which equals to 120 ECTS credits 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 an academical grade by getting the 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 a gradute program of a higher education institute or currently a graduate of these programs and the ones who is willing to improve their knowledge and skills in this area, can join the courses as special student. Students in this position can take at most two course in one semester. 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 researchers and academicians, who take universal values as principles, understand and apply basic sciences, engineering sciences and mathematics at high level, can reach new knowledge on research, development, management and protection of on water resources in general with the main emphasis on groundwater resources and have methods and skills at high levels on research techniques, can analyze and synthesize with critical approach, contribute to science and technology literature by publishing results of his/her researches in respected academic platforms, 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, General Directorate of Water Management, 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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D.14. Profile of the Programme

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Students with MSc degree should successfully complete 120 ECTS credits of courses and successfully submit a Ph.D thesis which equals to 120 ECTS credits for graduation. Students with bachelor's degree should successfully complete 180 ECTS credits of courses and successfully submit a Ph.D thesis which equals to 120 ECTS credits for graduation. Students should successful do a seminar study, proficiency exam and thesis study to graduate from this program.

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 Ph.D program must submit a thesis in the regulations of institute and must defence this thesis to a jury orally. Jury, date and venue of Ph.D 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 permanent members and one of the associate members should be from another higher education institute. Members of the thesis committee are already members 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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Ph.D 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. Ph.D diploma is awarded to students who deserved graduation.

D.17. Education Type

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1. Full Time Education

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