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Qualification Awarded


Level of Qualification

First Cycle Degree


Physics Graduate Program, the nature of the events up to the universe to explain the macro-micro universe by examining a wide range of scientific studies on the determination of necessary and makes the current laws. 

Use information obtained from these studies and technologies, skilled manpower by raising the professional, scientific and technological point of view, the country needs a qualified, knowledgeable and equipped aims to give graduates.

At the end of the program, students gain necessary competences to continue their master's study.

Specific Admission Requirements

Students' admission to higher education is based on a nation-wide Student Selection Examination (LYS). The examination is held once in a year and is administered by the Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM). Candidates gain access to institutions of higher education based on their composite scores consisting of the scores on the selection examination and their high school grade point averages

Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

The students of our University have the right to request the recognition of their prior learning at different universities. For the recognition of their prior learning, they should submit their transcript and course contents to the relevant department in the first semester of their registration year

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The requirements for getting Bachelor Degree are to complete 152 credit hours as diveded below and to fulfill all other requirements. a)(128) Credit hours covering (43) compulsory courses as detailed in the curriculum. b)(24) Credit hours covering (8) optional courses as detailed in the curriculum.

Profile of The Programme

Four Associated Professors, three Assistant Professors and two Research Assistants are available in the department. Physics program started admission of students in the school at 2010-2011 calender year. 

Program Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of this program, the students will be able to;
 1-  Has a good theoretical and practical knowledge which contributes to research and development and technology,
 2-  Able to design an experiment and analyze experimental results,
 3-  Uses acquired information to comprehend actual developments, generates new ideas which contribute solving problems in national and universal dimension,
 4-  Follows constantly new developments in the field of physics
 5-  Makes good time management in problem solving
 6-  Participates in decision-making processes in team works
 7-  Evaluates knowledge obtained in physics science in a critical view
 8-  Determines learning needs and plans for future work
 9-  Able to keep in contact effectively with professional groups
 10-  Speaks one foreign language to communicate with colleagues and to follow literature
 11-  Able to use programming languages and simulation methods that are necessary for applications of the field of physics
 12-  Gain awarness of social rights, culture of quality, cultural values and environment
 13-  Gain awarness of professional and ethic responsibilities
Occupational Profiles of Graduates

Factories in the development of production techniques, TAEK, DSI,KGM with public institutions such as the ASELSAN SAGE, etc. that require high technology institutions, manufacturing and testing areas, and private sector organizations on issues related project-consulting services, medical and laboratory supplies, or the employment market where sections will have the opportunity to the fields of graduate and doctoral education and academic life are eligible to participate by making.

Access to Further Studies

-The students can go on in academical life with Ms. and Ph.D programmes in departments which are related to their research fields.
-Working in institutions where the research and development movement is in progress the graduates can improve theirselves.

Examination Regulations, Assesment and Grading

Each student must attend the courses, applied studies, laboratories, projects, seminars, workshops, graduation projects and other studies of the semester s/he is enrolled for. Students who have not attended at least30 % of theoretical courses and 20.% of applied and laboratory studies are not allowed to take the final exam of those courses. Once the student fulfilles the attendance requirements in theoretical courses, no attendance is required if the course is repeated later.Examinations are generally in written form. However, the instructor of the course may decide to conduct the exam in the form of an oral exam, project or assignment on condition that s/he states it on the course information form (syllabus). Examinations are arranged and conducted by the instructors teaching the courses. A make-up exam is given to students with certified excuses accepted by the relevant executive board within fifteen days after the final examinations are over

Graduation Requirements

At the end of the VIII. Term,at least 152 credits must be completed,the minimum GPA has to be 2.00(70/100) and the students have to be succesful according to the education regulations of Mehmet Akif Ersoy University.

Mode of Study
Full - Time
ECTS Coordinator

AKTS Coordinator: Fatma GÖDE
e-mail: fatmagode@mehmetakif.edu.tr
Tel: 0 248 21330 44 Fax: 0 248 2133099


Mehmet Akif Ersoy University Faculty of Science and Arts Physics Department Istiklal Campus 15030 Burdur / TURKEY

Course & Program Outcomes Matrix
Course Unit Title P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 P6 P7 P8 P9 P10 P11 P12 P13
Atom and Molecule Physics
Basic Computer Techniques and Use I
Basic Computer Techniques and Use II
Computer Programming in Physics
Differential Equations
Electromagnetic Theory
Electronics I
Electronics I Laboratory
Electronics II
Electronics II Laboratory
Foreign Language I
Foreign Language II
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry I Laboratory
General Chemistry II
Graduation Work
Graduation Work II
History of Science
History of the Principles and Revolutions of Atatürk I
History of the Principles and Revolutions of Atatürk II
Linear Algebra
Mathematics I
Mathematics II
Modern Physics
Nuclear Physics I
Nuclear Physics II
Particle Physics
Physical Mathematics I
Physical Mathematics II
Physics I
Physics I Laboratory
Physics II
Physics II Laboratory
Physics III Laboratory
Physics Lab. IV
Quantum Mechanics
Radiation and Health Physics
Solid State Physics I
Solid State Physics II
Spectral Analysis
Statistical Mechanics
Statistical Physics
Symmetry and Spectroscopy
Technological Materials In Physics
Theoretical Mechanics
Turkish Language I
Turkish Language II
Vector Analysis
Vibration and Waves
Evaluation Questionnaires
 1. Stating the content and objectives at the beginning of the course
 2. Supplementing the course with current issues
 3. The clarity of the exam questions and their appropriateness to the course
 4. The contribution of the course to your knowledge and skills
 5. Access to the course sources
 6. The relativeness of the course compared to the other courses in the department
 7. The selection of the sources according to the objectives of the course
 8. The contribution of the assignments to the course
 THE EVALUATION OF THE INSTRUCTOR Very Good Good Average Poor Very Poor No Idea
 1. The way the instructor handles the course
 2. The instructor's competence in answering the questions in the class
 3. The instructor's encouragement to take part in the class by allowing different ideas and comments
 4. The instructor's preparation for the class
 5. The efficient use of class time
 6. The instructor's in-class management
 7. The instructor's objective evaluation of the exams and assignments
 8. The instructor's punctual and regular attendance
 9. The instructor's rapport with the students
 10. The availability of the instructor’s time except for the class time and the sufficiency of the time s/he allocates to you
Graduates who successfully complete this program;
 1. have high level information and skills supported by the course books that include the most recent information, application equipment and other scientific sources related to education technologies, teaching profession, general information and basic sciences; use these informations and skills in daily life and in jobs,
 2. examine and evaluate concepts about education technology and teaching profession, ideas and data with scientific methods; diagnose, analyze and discuss complicated problems and subjects; develop suggestions based on scientific discoveries and evidences,
 3. inform the audiences who are not expert and do not have information about education technology and teaching profession; express related ideas about these problems and solutions with written and oral,
 4. have learning to learn, self control, critical thinking, creative thinking skills and perform independent studies related to study field,
 5. get responsibilities and try to produce solutions when faced with unexpected and complicated cases in applications of education technologies and teaching professions,
 6. know students’ interests, wishes and needs; know social, cultural and economic properties of families and environment; plan, apply and manage learning and teaching process suitable for these properties; get students active participation in learning process,
 7. know information about education technologies and teaching professions and comprehend adequately; have information about foreign language in level of communicating with professional colleagues,
 8. have information about computer software and hardware in level of teaching computer and information and communication technologies courses and supporting other teachers; use information and communication technologies,
 9. consider social, scientific and ethic values in levels of gathering data, analyzing, interpreting, announcing when doing teaching professions or working in private sector, being researcher or source of data,
 10. continuously try to develop with doing self assessment; be on new information and ideas ; play affective role in developing of themselves and their intuition; know and behave according to the laws about their job, main values and principles, know the rights about job security and social security; have conscious about protecting social values and environment,
 11. evaluate students’ improvement and learning, get students to evaluate themselves and other students; use the results of evaluation for better instruction; share the results with student, family, managers and teachers.

 1. Your percentage of attendance
 2. Did you do any preparations for this course? (except some activites like quiz, homework, labs,mid-term exams, final exams)


a. If yes, preparation time per week (hour)

 3. Did you do any assignments as a part of this course?


a. If yes, number of the assignments done

b. Average time spent in preparing the assignment (hour)

 4. Did you prepare any presentations or seminars as a part of this course?


a. If yes, number of the presentation/seminar done

b. Average time spent in preparing each presentation/seminar (hour)

 5. Did you take a midterm exam in this course?


a. If yes,number of the mid-term exams you done

b. The average time you spent on preparing for each mid-term exam (hour)

 6. Did you make any projects as a part of this course?


a. If yes, number of the projects done

b. The average time you spent on doing each project (hour)

 7. Did you attend any laboratory work as a part of this course?


a.If yes, number of the laboratory works you attended

b.The average time you spent on each work (hour)

 8. Did you attend any field surveys as a part of this course?


a. If yes, number of field surveys you attended

b. If yes, the average time you spent on each survey (hour)

 9. Did you take the final exam of this course?


a. If yes, the average time you spent on the final exam (hour)


  1st  Year (Fall Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  14101 Physics I Required 5 8
  14111 Basic Computer Techniques and Use I Required 3 2
  14160 History of the Principles and Revolutions of Atatürk I Required 2 2
  14103 Physics I Laboratory Required 1 3
  14107 General Chemistry I Required 4 4
  14170 Turkish Language I Required 2 2
  14105 Mathematics I Required 4 6
  14109 General Chemistry I Laboratory Required 1 1
  14180 Foreign Language I Required 2 2
    Total 24 30

  1st  Year (Spring Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  14110 Basic Computer Techniques and Use II Required 3 2
  14108 General Chemistry II Required 4 4
  14270 Turkish Language II Required 2 2
  14104 Physics II Laboratory Required 1 3
  14280 Foreign Language II Required 2 2
  14102 Physics II Required 5 9
  14106 Mathematics II Required 4 6
  14260 History of the Principles and Revolutions of Atatürk II Required 2 2
    Total 23 30
    Annual Total : 47 60

  2nd  Year (Fall Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  14209 Electronics I Required 4 5
  14207 Vibration and Waves Required 4 5
  14201 Physical Mathematics I Required 4 5
  14211 Electronics I Laboratory Required 1 3
  14213 Thermodynamics Required 4 5
  14205 Vector Analysis Required 4 4
  14203 Physics III Laboratory Required 1 3
    Total 22 30

  2nd  Year (Spring Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  14204 Physics Lab. IV Required 1 3
  14208 Differential Equations Required 3 5
  14210 Computer Programming in Physics Required 3 4
  14212 Electronics II Required 4 5
  14202 Physical Mathematics II Required 4 5
  14214 Electronics II Laboratory Required 1 3
  14206 Modern Physics Required 4 5
    Total 20 30
    Annual Total : 42 60

  3rd  Year (Fall Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  14301 Quantum Mechanics Required 4 7
  14303 Atom and Molecule Physics Required 4 9
  14305 Theoretical Mechanics Required 4 6
  14503 History of Science Elective 3 4
  14511 Optics Elective 3 4
    Total 18 30

  3rd  Year (Spring Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  14304 Electromagnetic Theory Required 5 9
  14302 Spectral Analysis Required 3 4
  14306 Statistical Physics Required 5 9
  14529 Technological Materials In Physics Elective 3 4
  14512 Linear Algebra Elective 3 4
    Total 19 30
    Annual Total : 37 60

  4th  Year (Fall Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  14401 Solid State Physics I Required 4 8
  14405 Graduation Work Required 1 5
  14403 Nuclear Physics I Required 4 5
  14407 Nanotechnology Required 2 4
  14525 Radiation and Health Physics Elective 3 4
  14521 Symmetry and Spectroscopy Elective 3 4
    Total 17 30

  4th  Year (Spring Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  14402 Solid State Physics II Required 4 9
  14404 Nuclear Physics II Required 4 7
  14406 Graduation Work II Required 1 6
  14520 Statistical Mechanics Elective 3 4
  14519 Particle Physics Elective 3 4
    Total 15 30
    Annual Total : 32 60

* N.C.: National Credit


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