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Director : İlhan Or
Assistant Director : Hilmi Luş
Heads of Programs :
- Chemical Engineering: Türkan Haliloğlu
- Fuel and Energy Technologies : A. Erhan Aksoylu
- Chemistry : Viktorya Aviyente
- Civil Engineering : Hilmi Luş
- Computational Science and Engineering : Osman Börekçi
- Computer Engineering : Cem Ersoy
- Software Engineering : Cem Ersoy, Pınar Yolum Birbil
- Construction Engineering and Management :Turan Özturan
- Electrical and Electronics Engineering :Yasemin Kahya
- Engineering and Technology Management : Ali Rıza Kaylan
- Financial Engineering : Refik Güllü
- Industrial Engineering : Refik Güllü
- Mathematics : Talin Budak
- Mechanical Engineering : Gunay Anlaş
- Automotive Engineering : Hasan Bedir
- Mechatronics Engineering : Mehmet Akar
- Medical Systems and Informatics : Bora Garipcan
- Molecular Biology and Genetics : Nes’e Bilgin
- Physics : Naci İnci
- Secondary School Science and Mathematics Education : Aysenur Yontar Toğrol
- Systems and Control Engineering : Yağmur Denizhan
The Institute for Graduate Studies in Sciences and Engineering offers graduate work leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in the following areas: Chemistry, Mathematics, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Physics, Secondary School Science and Mathematics Education, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Programs which offer only M.S. degrees are Automotive Engineering, Medical systems and Informatics, and Software Engineering. Additionally, there are interdisciplinary programs offering M.S. degrees in Systems and Control Engineering, Computational Science and Engineering, Engineering and Technology Management, Financial Engineering and Fuel and Energy Technologies.
Engineering and Technology Management, Finance Engineering, Medical Systems and Informatics (organized by the Institute of Biomedical Engineering), Software Engineering, and Automotive Engineering and Fuel and Energy Technologies are M.S. programs designed as continuing education programs for working professionals and are subject to additional tuition and fees; they do not require a thesis.
The Institute, established in 1982, constitutes a reorganization of the graduate programs, which previously existed in different Schools of the University. The primary objective of the graduate programs offered is to train creative scientists and engineers to make significant contributions to Turkey's educational and industrial development as well as to foster research.
MASTER OF SCIENCE PROGRAMS
Graduate programs leading to the Master of Science degrees in Science and Engineering normally involve 3 to 4 semesters of graduate work and include either, (a) a Master's thesis, an obligatory non-credit seminar course and a minimum of 21 credits (or seven courses), or, (b) a term project, an obligatory non-credit seminar course and a minimum of 30 credits. At the discretion of the Executive Board of the Institute, the study period may be extended for up to two additional semesters.
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAMS
Graduate programs leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Science and Engineering require (a) a minimum of 21 credits and seven courses, to be completed in at most four successive semesters, and (b) a Ph.D. thesis to be completed in at most eight semesters, starting from the enrolment of the student into the Ph.D. program. At the discretion of the Executive Board of the Institute, this period may be extended by at most four additional semesters.
The minimum number of 21 credits of formal course work is made up of required, optional, and/or elective courses, at the discretion of the particular program to which the student is registered. Since a Ph.D. program is essentially the pursuit of individual interest in a specific professional field, the course work is planned under the guidance of an advisor to fit each student's specific objectives and needs. The 21 credits of course work must be made up of graduate level courses.
Students with only a B.S. degree may also directly apply to the Ph.D. program. In this case the minimum requirement for course work is 42 credits.
The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is conferred on candidates who have demonstrated general proficiency and high attainment of knowledge and competence in their special field of study as well as the capacity to carry out an independent investigation, as evidenced by the presentation of an acceptable thesis embodying the results of original research. The degree requirements are completed upon passing an oral thesis defense.