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Master of Science Program in Physics
Qualification Awarded

Institute students are awarded with a Second Cycle Degree in the curriculum programme and fulfilling all other requirements for graduation.

Level of Qualification

Second Cycle Degree

Objectives

Upon successful completion of the programme, the student;

Possesses vast theoretical and practical knowledge and gains expertise in the same or another field pursuant to the education at bachelor level, improves and elaborates the knowledge in question, analyzes and interprets the knowledge by the medium of statistical methods.Resolves field specific issues by use of research methods.Reviews the field specific information in a critical way and orientates learning.Utilizes the field specific computer software together with informatics and communication technologies at an advanced level.Reaps the benefit of internalized knowledge together with the skills to resolve field related issues and make applications in performing interdisciplinary studies.

Specific Admission Requirements

Students with a bachelor’s degree from a high school of 4 year education period or an equal degree are accepted to Second Cycle Degree Programs. The education period of Second Cycle Degree Program is at least 4 semesters with an Master thesis or 3 semesters without Master thesis.

Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

Institute students who are registered with vertical transfer have the right to request the recognition of their prior learning. For the recognition of their prior learning, they should submit their transcript and course contents to the relevant department in the first week of their registration semester.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The requirements for getting Second Cycle Degree are to complete 120 ECTS credit hours including at least seven courses the credit of which is above 21 National Credits, a seminar and thesis study.

Profile of The Programme

The aim of the Instutute is not only to prepare qualified and wise graduates according to the needs of our country but also to increase the number of teaching staff and specialists that are the needs of the universities. With this aim, its main orientation is; to train scientists who have scientific thinking ability, knowledge and research skills.

Program Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of this program, the students will be able to;
 1-  Develop knowledge acquired in undergraduate level and interpret those in deep
 2-  Able to conduct an independent project related to the expertised research area
 3-  Evaluate the knowledge obtained in the expertised field in a critical view and determines learning needs
 4-  Able to use software and computer technology required for the expertised field
 5-  Write and present thesis and report in accordance with professional standards and delivers them to make printed article
 6-  Give sufficient importance to professional and ethical values
 7-  Speaks at least one foreign language to be able to communicate with colleagues and to follow literature
 8-  Describe the correlation of physics science with other disciplines
 9-  Uses information acquired in the fields rather than physics to create new methods in solving problems
 10-  Able to play an active role and do leadership in team works
Occupational Profiles of Graduates

At the end of their study period at the graduate level, the students become specialist in their fields and they can work in the universities as a teaching staff or in private sector.

Access to Further Studies

It is possible for the institute students to continue their third cycle education after second cycle degree.

Examination Regulations, Assesment and Grading

Examinations are composed of one mid-term and one final exam. In order a student to take the final exam, s/he should attend at least 70% of theoretical courses and 80% of applied and laboratory studies. The examinations can be in written form, oral form, written-application form, oral-application form or project form. The course grade is calculated by adding 40% of mid-term grade to the 60% of the final exam. To be accepted as successful from the course, the second cycle degree students should get at least 70(CC) out of 100. The final exam results should be 70 (CC) for second cycle degree students in order to pass the course.

Graduation Requirements

The requirements to graduate from Second Cycle Degree are to complete 120 ECTS credit hours including at least seven courses the credit of which is above 21 National Credits, a seminar and thesis study.

Mode of Study
Full - Time
ECTS Coordinator

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fatma GÖDE

Contact

Mehmet Akif Ersoy University Faculty of Science and Arts Physics Department Istiklal Campus, 15030 BURDUR TURKIYE

E-mail: fatmagode@mehmetakif.edu.tr

Phone : +90 248 2133044 Fax : +90 248 213 30 99

Course & Program Outcomes Matrix
Course Unit Title P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 P6 P7 P8 P9 P10
Advanced Electromagnetic Teory I
Advanced Nuclear Physics I
Advanced Quantum Mechanics I 5 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Advanced Quantum Mechanics II 5 4 5 4 5 5 4 5 5 4
Advanced Solid State Physics I
Atomic and Molecular Physics 4 4 4 5 4 4 5 5 4 5
Biophysics 4 5 5 5 3 4 3 3 3 4
Defects and Mechanical Properties of Solids 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 4 5
Elective Lectures 1
Elective Lectures 2
Elective Lectures 3
Elective Lectures 4
Elective Lectures 5
Elective Lectures 6
Elective Lectures 7
Group Theory
History of Science
Lattice Dynamics 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 3
Master Thesis Studies
Mathematical Methods in Physics I 4 3 4 3 3 3 2 4 4 4
Molecular Spectroscopy
Molecule Group Theory
Moleculer Modelling 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5
Nanostructures
Numerical Calculations in Physics
Radiation Physics 5 5 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 5
Scientific Research Methods
Semiconductors Physics
Seminar
Special Studies
Spectral Analysis
Statistical Physics 2 2 2 1 1 2 4 2 4 3
Symmetry and Spectroscopy
Thermal and Mechanical Propertis of Materials
Vibration Spectroscopy
X-ray Spectroscopy 3 3 5 4 5 5 4 5 5 5
Evaluation Questionnaires
 THE OVERALL EVALUATION OF THE COURSE V. Good Good Average Poor V. Poor No Idea
 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
 
 LEVEL OF THE CONTRIBUTION OF COURSE OUTCOMES TO PROGRAMME COMPETENCIES 5 4 3 2 1 X
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.

 WORKLOAD DETERMINATION - ECTS
 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)

Students should:

  • successfully complete at least 7 different graduate courses from the following list offered below,
  •  have totally minimum of 21 national credits, (60 ECTS credits, including graduate seminar)
  • take special studies course on the thesis subject, (20 ECTS credits),
  • prepare and defende thesis, (40 ECTS credits),
  • obtain a cumulative grade point average of at least 70 on a 100 scale.
 

   1stYear (Fall Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  01FIZ1600 Special Studies Required 0 6
- Elective Lectures 1   3 6
- Elective Lectures 2   3 6
- Elective Lectures 3   3 6
- Elective Lectures 4   3 6
    Total : 12 30


   1stYear (Spring Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  01FIZ1500 Seminar Required 0 6
  01FIZ1600 Special Studies Required 0 6
- Elective Lectures 5   3 6
- Elective Lectures 6   3 6
- Elective Lectures 7   3 6
    Total : 9 30
    Annual Total : 21 60


   2ndYear (Fall Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  01FIZ1700 Master Thesis Studies Required 0 24
  01FIZ1600 Special Studies Required 0 6
    Total : 0 30


   2ndYear (Spring Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  01FIZ1700 Master Thesis Studies Required 0 24
  01FIZ1600 Special Studies Required 0 6
    Total : 0 30
    Annual Total : 0 60




  Electives
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  01FIZ1207 Atomic and Molecular Physics Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1246 History of Science Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1242 Scientific Research Methods Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1229 Biophysics Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1209 Mathematical Methods in Physics I Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1238 Numerical Calculations in Physics Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1227 Group Theory Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1203 Advanced Electromagnetic Teory I Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1202 Advanced Solid State Physics I Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1201 Advanced Quantum Mechanics I Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1224 Advanced Quantum Mechanics II Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1205 Advanced Nuclear Physics I Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1226 Statistical Physics Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1217 Defects and Mechanical Properties of Solids Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1241 Thermal and Mechanical Propertis of Materials Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1215 Molecule Group Theory Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1212 Moleculer Modelling Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1232 Molecular Spectroscopy Elective 3 6
  01FİZ1231 Nanostructures Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1245 Lattice Dynamics Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1214 Radiation Physics Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1233 Symmetry and Spectroscopy Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1216 Spectral Analysis Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1234 Vibration Spectroscopy Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1210 X-ray Spectroscopy Elective 3 6
  01FIZ1237 Semiconductors Physics Elective 3 6
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