NANOTECHNOLOGY and NANOMEDİCİNE
Second Cycle Programmes
(Master's Degree)

D.1. General Information about Program

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Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine Department Master Program has been continuing its studies in Hacettepe University, Institute of Graduate Studies in Science since 2007-2008 Fall Term. Nanotechnology and nanomedicine is one of the hottest and most studied scientific areas. Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine Department is an interdisciplinary program which has been supported from 5 different faculties including Faculty of Science, Faculty of Engineering , Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry and Faculty of Pharmacy at Hacettepe University. Master program includes two terms with courses and seminars and another two terms for thesis studies. Students can take their courses according to their research interest and prepare their thesis in the supervision of a faculty member who has expertise in the field.

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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The quotas of the program, the documents required for the application, the dates of the exams and other conditions are conducted in accordance with the Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulations (http://www.fenbilimleri.hacettepe.edu.tr/file/yonetmelik/hulisansustuogrvesinavyonetmelik.pdf). In order to get acceptance from Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine program, applicants must graduate from any related undergraduate program with 2.40/4.00 average grade.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations

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The graduate program consists of courses, thesis proposal, thesis work and dissertation defense exam in accordance with the Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulations (http://www.fenbilimleri.hacettepe.edu.tr/file/yonetmelik/hulisansustuogrvesinavyonetmelik.pdf).

According to the European Credit Transfer System for graduation from the program, 60 credits of course work and 60 credits of thesis courses must be taken for a total of 120 ECTS. For graduation from the program, 24 national credits should be taken in addition to the special topics courses.

1 ECTS credit is equivalent to 30 hours of workload.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

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The recognition of prior learning of a student in a domestic or a foreign higher education institution is applied in accordance with the related regulations. The recognition of prior learning of a student in another university for a period of time is determined by the decision of the Academic Council.

D.7. Goals and Objectives

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The aim is to train graduates who are aware of the novel and emerging applications of Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine, able to access and evaluate information through scientific research, able to carry the multidisciplinar studies to common fields, can design experimental-based research and envision systems that can produce innovative solutions, can present the results of their thesis study in a systematic manner in national and international environments, and are capable of transmitting the results to the benefit of the society (meetings, collobrations, communications, knowledge exchange, etc.) are capable of leading multi-disciplinary teams and concerned about ethical values in all professional, social and scientific activities, can develop scientific collobrations, capacity and diversity of our Nation and University in Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine field.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

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Alumni are equipped with the skills in multidisciplinary areas such as biology, chemistry, physics, electronics, material science and engineering and medicine and may actively work as product and production management, research and development, process design and optimization, factory organization and management, quality assurance, safety and environmental quality, technical sales, service and marketing, management, occupational safety, quality, expertise and business security consulting services. The graduates work as well at the universities as academicians.

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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As explained in the qualification requirements and regulations section. However, the number of taken non-technical elective courses should not be exceeding 1/3 of the total number of taken courses. NNT 601 Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, NNT 619 Master of Science Seminar, NNT 620 Recent topics in Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine are required courses and the rest of them are elective courses. The elective courses are taken upon the thesis superviser's advice compatible with the thesis topic.Thesis subject can be envisioned on the basis to bring a solution to a problem encountered in industry as well as relying on the new technological advances, trends and innovative approaches. Thesis work can be experimental and computer-aided study.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

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The evaluation and assessment methods for each course prepared by the faculty member(s) and the relevant information are included in the package called "Course Teaching Plan". Exams and grades/success evaluations of courses are applied according to the HU Postgraduate Degree Education and Examination Regulations.

D.16. Graduation Requirements

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Graduation requirements are explained in the section of “Qualification requirements and regulations” .

D.17. Education Type

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1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director

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Prof. Dr. Şadan ÖZCAN

E-mail:sadan@hacettepe.edu.tr