Second Cycle Programmes
(Master's Degree)

D.1. General Information about Program


The graduate program of Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine Department has started its activities within Hacettepe University-Institute of Science and Technology since 2007-2008 academic year. Nanotechnology and nanomedicine is one of the hottest and most intensively studied research areas of today. The interdisciplinary graduate program of the Department of Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine, which was implemented by combining the infrastructure of Hacettepe University in the fields of medicine and health sciences, science and engineering, continues its education-training and research-development activities with the support of faculty members and infrastructure from five different faculties (Faculty of Science, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry and Faculty of Pharmacy). The first two semesters of the master's program consist of compulsory and elective courses, while the last two semesters are devoted to master's thesis work. Students take courses related to the field of their choice during their graduate education and carry out their thesis studies under the guidance of a faculty member related to the subject. The language of instruction of the program is Turkish.

D.2 Qualification Awarded


Master's Degree

D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


Undergraduate graduates of the faculties of Science, Engineering, Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy of universities and graduates of at least 4-year related undergraduate education programs whose academic competence and suitability for the program are approved by the Academic Board of the Department can apply to the Master's Education Program. Candidates must have the ALES (Academic Graduate Education Examination) score type appropriate to the program they apply for, the ALES standard score to be determined by the University Senate, and foreign language proficiency is required.

The quotas of students to be admitted to the master's program, the documents required for application, the exam and its date and other conditions are determined and applied in accordance with the provisions of the relevant article of Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulation (// Quotas are announced by the Graduate School of Science and Engineering  during the student applications of the relevant semester.  In order to be accepted to this program, it is required to graduate with a general academic average of at least 2.40/4.00.

If necessary, a maximum one-year Scientific Preparatory Program can be organized for students admitted to the program upon the recommendation of the Head of the Department, the decision of the Academic Board of the Department and the Board of Directors of the Institute.


D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


The master's program consists of a course, thesis proposal, thesis study and thesis defense exam in accordance with the provisions of the relevant article of Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulations (// In order to graduate from the program, a total of 120 ECTS courses must be taken, including 60 credits of course load and 60 credits of thesis work according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). For graduation from the program, a minimum of 21 national credits (60 ECTS) must be taken, excluding the Special Topics course. 1 ECTS credit is equivalent to 30 hours of workload.

Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine Master's program students are required to code the compulsory NNT 601 Nanoscience and Technology, NNT 619 Seminar, NNT 620 Current Topics in Nanotechnology courses during the course periods with the supervision of the Head of the Department and the approval of the course advisors. Students can take the courses in the determined course program, and if deemed necessary by their advisors, they can also complete credits by taking undergraduate and graduate courses opened in the relevant departments of the university or other universities (The total credit of out-of-field elective courses cannot be more than 1/3 of the total course credits taken by the student). Some of the courses to be taken by graduate students, which are approved and approved by the Head of the Department, can be selected from undergraduate courses, provided that they have not been taken during undergraduate education. The program courses to be offered each semester are determined by the Academic Board of the Department.  

Upon successful completion of the credit courses and the seminar course, the student is required to code NNT 600 Special Topics and prepare a thesis under the supervision of his/her advisor. The thesis advisor (co-advisor, if any) is recommended by the Department and approved and appointed by the Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences Board of Directors. Thesis topic proposals are finalized by submitting them to the approval of the Academic Board of the Department. The thesis topic proposal approved by the Department is notified to the Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences. The entire program, including the writing and defense of the thesis, must be completed within the period specified in the provisions of Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulations. Students who complete their programs are awarded a Master's degree in Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine.

There is no internship requirement for graduation.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


Graduate courses that a student has taken from domestic/foreign higher education institutions in the last five years before enrolling in the institute, including graduate courses taken as a special student, can be transferred to the program in which the student is enrolled with the opinion of the advisor, the recommendation of the academic department board and the decision of the institute board of directors. However, it cannot exceed 50% of the total credit amount in the program in which the student is enrolled. (//

D.7. Goals and Objectives


To be aware of new and emerging applications in the field of Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine, to be able to access information by conducting scientific research, to carry multidisciplinary research on this subject to universal dimensions, to design experimental research, to produce innovative solutions in system designs, to interpret and present the process and results of the thesis work systematically in national and international environments in written / oral form and to create a national and international network (meetings, joint research, communication, information exchange, etc.). ), transfer the studies in this field to the benefit of the society, lead multidisciplinary teams, observe social, scientific and ethical values in all professional activities, and increase the scientific research cooperation, capacity and diversity of our university and our country in the fields of nanotechnology and nanomedicine.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


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



D.14. Profile of the Programme


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


Assessment and evaluation methods for each course are defined in the "Course Teaching Plan" prepared by the relevant faculty members and included in the information package. Regarding exams and course grades, the relevant articles of Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulations are applied.

D.16. Graduation Requirements


Graduation requirements are as described in the "Requirements and Rules for the Degree Earned" section. In order for a student who has successfully completed all the requirements of the Master's program in the Department of Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine to graduate; 1) 60 ECTS course load and 60 ECTS thesis work, a total of 120 ECTS course load must be successfully completed.  2) Six printed and bound copies of the thesis prepared in accordance with the thesis writing rules of the Graduate School, 3) The electronically saved copy of the thesis and other documents required by the Graduate School, 4) The documents required by the Council of Higher Education must be submitted to the Graduate School in full. 5) After all the relevant documents and information reach the institute, the student's file is examined by the institute board of directors and it is decided to graduate the student who fulfills all the conditions for graduation. (//

D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Prof. Dr. Eylem G├╝ven