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

D.1. General Information about Program


Research on environmental science and engineering began in 1990 with the establishment of the Environmental Research and Application Center at Hacettepe University. In 1993, a graduate program was developed with the establishment of Department of Environmental Science under the auspices of Institute of Science offering Master's of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. This is a sustainability-oriented program ensuring diversity in various topical areas of environmental engineering and science and offering courses that place emphasis on different subfields to balance educational materials from different subfields in the program.

Department of Environmental Engineering has an Advanced Research Laboratory with necessary equipment for research and technology development. The language of the program is Turkish. But to improve English speaking, reading, and writing skills of the students; textbooks, literature and other supplementary materials in English are used as course materials.

D.2 Qualification Awarded



D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


Applications, admissions, and enrollments follow the rules and provisions of `'Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Exams Regulations''. Applicants from national/international universities with Bachelor degrees in Environmental, Chemical, Geological, Hydrogeological, Mining, Civil, Physics, Food, Mechanical, Agricultural, Forestry, Industrial, and Electrical Engineering, Urban Planning, Chemistry, Physics, Statistics, Mathematics, Biology, Economics, Public Administration, Law, and Business Administration and whose qualifications are approved by the Departmental Academic Committee may apply for admission.

If required, accepted students may be asked to take Scientific Preparation Program Courses following the propositions of the Departmental Academic Committee and approvals of the Department Chair and Board of the Institute for Graduate Studies in Science and Engineering.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


Students have to take and successfully complete at least seven courses with 21 national credits, as well as a seminar course with three credits. These courses have to be approved by student's advisor and the Department Head. The total ECTS credits of the courses and the seminar are 120. Students have to complete a total of 240 ECTS credits with 120 ECTS credits allocated to the thesis.

Students are also allowed to take courses offered by other departments in the university or other universities so as to complete their credit requirements with the approval of their advisors.

Students who successfully complete their course requirements must prepare a thesis under the supervision of a faculty member acting as their advisor. The thesis proposals are submitted to the Department for the approvals of the Departmental Academic Committee, Department Chair and Board of the Institute for Graduate Studies in Science and Engineering. Thesis preparation and defence procedures follow the relevant articles of `'Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Exams Regulations''.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


Courses taken and successfully passed by the students in other programs in the last five years can be transferred with the approval of the Department Program Committee and Institute of Science depending on the background of the student and the contents of the course contents.

D.7. Goals and Objectives


Hacettepe University Department of Environmental Engineering Graduate Program aims to educate 21. century environmental engineers that have high level of professional theoretical and applied knowledge, effective communication skills, and ethical responsibility; possess high competence and effectiveness in their fields; take a more active role in the scientific community; lead initiatives for solving local, regional and/or global environmental challenges, and contributing to research for reaching sustainability by providing new ideas and solutions.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


The vast majority of the graduates of the program work in various state agencies or private firms as environmental scientists, engineers, managers.

D.13. Access to Further Studies


D.14. Profile of the Programme


Students who are accepted to the program must complete 24 national credit courses; corresponds to 240 ECTS. In the program, the share of compulsory courses offered is 75% and the share of elective courses offered is 25%. All the students accepted to the program must take two compulsory courses which are Fate and Transport of Contaminants and Advanced Environmental Data Analysis. In addition to compulsory courses, the students must take at least six courses from the pool of elective courses offered by the department or other departments, and a seminar course. The elective courses are taken upon the thesis supervisor'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


Examination regulations, assessment and grading are as those set by Hacettepe University Institute of Science Graduate Education Regulations.

D.16. Graduation Requirements


Requirements are as those stated in the ?qualification requirements and regulations? set by Hacettepe University Institute of Science Graduate Education Regulations.

D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Prof. Dr. G├╝len G├ťLL├ť

Hacettepe University

Department of Environmental Engineering

06800 Beytepe Ankara-Turkey

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06800 Beytepe Ankara-T├╝rkiye

E-mail: ggullu@hacettepe.edu.tr

Web Adresi: http://www.cevre.hacettepe.edu.tr/

Telefon: +90 312 297 7800

Fax: 0090 312 299 2053