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

D.1. General Information about Program


The graduate programs in the Department of Chemical Engineering started in 1967 under the Faculty of Postgraduate Education and is continuing within the Institute of Natural Sciences since 20.7.1982. The language of education in our department is Turkish and the quota of our program is limited to 10 students.

D.2 Qualification Awarded



D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


The quotas of the doctoral 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


It is required to be graduated from chemical engineering departments or from the other departments  of the faculty of engineering and chemistry department of faculty of science, with a minimum 2.50 cumulative grade point average (out of 4.0).  Upon the suggestion of examination jury and opinion of the department head, scientific preparation program may be required for the candidates who has applied for the graduate program and considered successful, but completed the undergraduate education in a field other than the chemical engineering program. The scientific preparation program is conducted in accordance with the Hacettepe University?s Graduate Education and Examination Regulations, which is arranged and run with the decision of administrative board of the institute.


D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


The doctoral program  consists of courses, thesis proposal, thesis work and dissertation defense exam in accordance with the Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulations (

According to the European Credit Transfer System, to graduate from the program, 120 credits of course work and 120 credits of thesis courses must be taken for a total of 240 ECTS and at least 25% of the total ECTS (60 ECTS) must belong to the technical/nontechnical elective courses.  This corresponds to 29 national credits in addition to the special topics courses and the Preperation to Doctoral Qualification Exam. Besides the three compulsory courses in the program including a seminar, at least six of the technical/nontechnical elective courses must of KMU code.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


It is required to be graduated from chemical engineering departments or from the other departments of the faculty of engineering and chemistry department of faculty of science, with a minimum 2.50 cumulative grade point average (out of 4.0).

D.7. Goals and Objectives


The aim is to train qualified researchers and academics with an advanced level of knowledge and experience in Chemical Engineering applications, who can practice, manage the research which provides innovation to science and technology, evaluate their results and contributions to the industry, apply them with ethical responsibility, communicate well in oral and written formats and collaborate about them in national and international platforms as a good leader and team member

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


Working areas for Chemical Engineers are generally listed as chemical and petrochemical industries, oil refineries, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, plastics, natural and synthetic fibers, food and beverages, cleaning products, fuel and energy, waste treatment, paper, automotive, electronics, paint, glass, ceramics, metal and coating, process control, medical instruments, artificial organs, technical sales, consulting, training and research, finance, public sector and universities. Alumni actively work in areas such 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 also can apply to work as academicians at domestic/international higher education institutes.

D.13. Access to Further Studies


D.14. Profile of the Programme


As explained in the qualification requirements and regulations section, the program consists of compulsory and technical/nontecnical elective courses. All the students accepted to postgraduate program in chemical engineering must take the compulsory courses on Advances in Chemical Engineering , Transfer Phenomena II, Doctoral Seminars. Students are offered a wide spectrum of elective courses in chemical engineering such as Chemical Reaction Engineering, Advanced Topics in Mass and Heat Transfer, New Materials, Special Topics in Mass Transfer, Biotechnology, Polymer Technology, Biochemical Engineering, Seperation Processes. 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


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


For graduation from the program, 29 national credits should be taken in addition to the preparation to the proficiency exam and special topics courses (according to the European Credit Transfer System, 120 credits of course work and 120 credits of thesis study must be taken for a total of 240 ECTS), cumulative grade average must be at least 3.00, proficiency exam must be passed, thesis study must be completed and succesfully defended.


D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Programme director:  Prof. Dr. S. Ali Tuncel


Phone: +90-312-297 74 00

Fax: +90-312-299 21 24

Address: Hacettepe University

Chemical Engineering Department