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Natural Gas and Plumbing Technology
Qualification Awarded

Students are awarded with a Short Cycle Degree in Naturalgas and Plumbing Technology upon successful completion of all the requirements in the curriculum and fulfilling all other requirements for graduation.

Level of Qualification

Short Cycle Degree


At the end of the program the student;
•will have theoretical knowledge about plumbing and will be able to do the applications and project planning,
•will have theoretical knowledge about heating systems and will be able to do the applications and project planning,
•will have theoretical knowledge about gas installation and will be able to do the applications and project planning,
•will have theoretical knowledge about air conditioning installation,
•will gain competences necessary to continue their first cycle study.

Specific Admission Requirements

Students\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' admission to higher education is based on a nation-wide Student Selection Examination (OSYS). The examination is held once a year and is administered by the Student Selection and Placement Center (OSYM) (www.osym.gov.tr). 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 short Cycle Degree are to complete 120 ECTS credit hours and to fulfill all other requirements.
a. (114 ECTS) Credit hours covering (22) compulsory courses as detailed in the curriculum.
b. (6 ECTS) Credit hours covering (2) elective courses as detailed in the curriculum.
c.Maximum study period to receive Short Cycle Degree is 4 years.

Profile of The Programme

The main goal of this program is to train students by equipping them with theoretical, practical and project planning skills about plumbing, heating installations, gas installations and air conditioning installations. The professional knowledge, skills and attitudes gained during the study period and mentioned above form basic competences for performing as a technician.

Program Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of this program, the students will be able to;
Occupational Profiles of Graduates

The occupational profiles of the graduates contain:
•Professional readiness and level of professional adaptibility to conditions and requirements from the practice or basic professional education as the precondition for the follow-up professional study.

Access to Further Studies

After completing the short cycle degree programme, it is possible for the students to continue further studies in the first cycle degree programme on condition that they succeed in Vertical Transfer Exam (DGS).

Examination Regulations, Assesment and Grading

In the evaluation of course grading, depending on the type of the course, oral exams, homeworks, projects or laboratory works are taken into consideration. As for the assesment of the examinations; one midterm exam and/or other studies which take the place of mid-term exam has the contribution of 40% and the contribution of the final exam to the course grade is 60%. The research projects in the students\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'own fields are conducted by the teaching staff for the students\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' own development. A make-up exam is given to students with certified excuses accepted by the relevant executive board within one day after the final examinations are over.

Graduation Requirements

The requirements to graduate from Naturalgas and Plumbing Technology Programme are based on the following conditions:
*to be succesfull from all the courses required for graduation within the time period defined in the related regulation and to finish the study programme with the GPA of at least 2.00

Mode of Study
Full - Time
ECTS Coordinator

Asst. Prof. İbrahim KIRBAŞ 


Mehmet Akif Ersoy University Vocational School of Higher Education Naturalgas and Plumbing Technology Programme 15100 Burdur-Turkey
E-mail: ikirbas@mehmetakif.edu.tr 

Tel:+90 248 2134585
Fax:+90 248 2134598

Course & Program Outcomes Matrix
Course Unit Title
Alternative Energy Sources
Atatürk`s Principles and History of Turkish Revolution (I)
Basic İnstallation Process
Climation Technics
Computer Aided Desing
Computer Aided Drawing
Engineering Science
Foreign Language-I (English )
Foreign Language-II (English )
General and Technic Communication
General Mathematics
Heating Systems I
Heating Systems II
Installation Drawing
Knowledge and Communication Technology
Natural Gas Installation
Pipe Welding
Polymer Technology
Project Technics I
Project Technics II
Turkish Language
Workplace Practice
Workplace Training
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
  17111 Project Technics I Required 4 6
  17107 Installation Drawing Required 4 6
  17105 Basic İnstallation Process Required 4 5
  17109 Computer Aided Drawing Required 4 6
  17101 General Mathematics Required 2 2
  17180 Foreign Language-I (English ) Required 2 2
  17103 Knowledge and Communication Technology Required 2 3
    Total 22 30

  1st  Year (Spring Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  17102 Pipe Welding Required 4 5
  17108 Project Technics II Required 4 5
  17106 Computer Aided Desing Required 4 5
  17104 Installation Drawing Required 4 5
  17112 Natural Gas Installation Required 4 4
  17280 Foreign Language-II (English ) Required 2 2
  17110 Heating Systems I Required 4 4
    Total 26 30
    Annual Total : 48 60

  2nd  Year (Fall Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  17205 Heating Systems II Required 4 6
  17203 Engineering Science Required 4 6
  17201 Alternative Energy Sources Required 4 6
  17207 Zeta_CAD Required 4 6
  17215 Polymer Technology Elective 2 3
  17209 Climation Technics Elective 2 3
    Total 20 30

  2nd  Year (Spring Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  17202 Workplace Practice Required 10 10
  17160 Atatürk`s Principles and History of Turkish Revolution (I) Required 4 4
  17204 Workplace Training Required 7 12
  17170 Turkish Language Required 4 4
    Total 25 30
    Annual Total : 45 60

* N.C.: National Credit

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