FOOD ENGINEERING PROGRAMME


D.1. General Information about Program

Hacettepe University Food Engineering Department, established in 1976 and produced its first graduates in 1980, continues its educational and research activities ever since. The curriculum of the food engineering department is designed to prepare students for research and practice in engineering. For this reason, the department offers courses in basic sciences for the first year, and intensive basic and food engineering, and technology courses thereafter. The main language of instruction is Turkish, and one-third of the total courses is lectured in English .One year preparatory education in English is also given. 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 department offers undergraduate and graduate courses in various fields of food engineering, leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. Department's graduates gain ‘food engineer' title.

D.2 Qualification Awarded

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Bachelor's Degree

D.3. Level of Qualification

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QF-EHEA: 1
EQF-LLL: 6

D.4. Provisions for Registration

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To be admitted to the department of food engineering, candidates must be a graduate of a lycee or its foreign equivalent and also must have sufficient mathematical score (MS) in national university exam (LYS) (http://www.osym.gov.tr). Department accepts students with (LYS) (MF)-4 scoring system.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations

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A Bachelor's Degree will be conferred on a student who has completed 240 ECTS successfully and whose cumulative GPA is not less than 2.0.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

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To be admitted to the department of food engineering, candidates should complete high school education in Turkey or its foreign equivalent and also must meet the criteria of transfer to the department, submitted in Hacettepe University Regulations for Bachelor of Science.

(http://www.oid.hacettepe.edu.tr/index_sub.php?grp=y&dir=&file=lisans_20070502_1520&filetype=html&submenuheader=3)

D.7. Goals and Objectives

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The department seeks to provide a high quality of advanced education in scientific, technical and professional fields. While educating students, the department strives to produce graduates who are not only technically competent, but also are honest and enlightened. With its trained food engineers as well as scientific researches performed, the department is in the pursuit of catching the academic level to compete with the other universities at home and abroad.

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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QF-EHEA: 2
EQF-LLL: 7

D.14. Profile of the Programme

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The curriculum for food engineering department is divided into two main categories, namely, compulsory courses and elective courses. Compulsory courses cover 75% of the total course work and the remaining electives. Of the elective courses, 25% are nontechnical. In addition, 8.5% of compulsory courses are common in the faculty's curriculum. The program embraces intensive basic and food engineering courses and technology courses along with fundamental science courses presented in the first year. Along with the academic training, the students are reguired to participate in summer training course for 30 working days at food premises and quality control laboratories.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

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Hacettepe University Regulations for Bachelor's Degree are followed.

(http://www.oid.hacettepe.edu.tr/index_sub.php?grp=y&dir=&file=lisans_20070502_1520&filetype=html&submenuheader=3)

D.16. Graduation Requirements

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For graduation, the student must complete successfully all courses, applications and training courses set out by the department in accordance with for HU Associate Degree, Bachelor's Degree Education and Examination Regulation's conditions. Also the student has to complete the general credit amount identified as 136 credit and provide at least 2,00 cumulative GPA and he/she hadn't been broken off with the university to the reasons that identified in the 29th subclause of this regulation.

(http://www.hubologna.hacettepe.edu.tr/onlisanslisansyonetmelik.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

Head of Department

E-mail: ghalil@hacettepe.edu.tr

Tel: +90 312 297 71 00

Fax: +90 312 299 21 23

Address: Hacettepe ├ťniversitesi M├╝hendislik Fak├╝ltesi G─▒da M├╝hendisli─či B├Âl├╝m├╝ Beytepe

Web Address: www.food.hacettepe.edu.tr