GRADUATE SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCES
Head of Department: Prof.Dr.Alper ÖZKAN

Erasmus Co-ordinator: Res.Asst. Hasan Ali TANER

Farabi Coordinator: Prof.Dr. Veysel ZEDEF

ECTS Coordinator: Asst.Prof.Dr. Vildan ÖNEN

Purpose: The purposes of the master degree with thesis include scientific knowledge containing detailed designs and also creativity for exploration of ore, drilling studies, management, rock mechanics haulage, excavation mechanics, ventilation, ore modelling, blasting, mineral processing methods, flotation, coal washing technologies, mining business management, mining investment and feasibility studies for the production of mines.

Vision: Our vision is to be a respected internationally recognized program and to train internationally recognized high-level engineers who contributes to science at national and international level with academic studies, evaluate and implement new technologies for the production of underground resources sensitively to environment, discuss and put forward clear ideas for the solutions to overcome all kinds of problems faced by the mining industry, take part in national and international mining industry depending on professional ethics.

Mission: Our mission is to train our students equipped with technical knowledge, who can solve the problems encountered by analytical thinking ability, gain the ability to design, understand the importance of continuous learning, involve in the design and production works at national and international research projects, do teamwork, can monitor and implement technological developments, consider social and economic issues in the mining industry and also who is entrepreneur, competitive in technical manner, appropriate for teamwork, environmentally conscious and have professional ethics.

Program Language: Turkish

Program Description: Students are trained parallel to technical developments in the management of teaching staff who have PhD degrees from prominent foreign and domestic colleges. In our department practical knowledge is transferred for the benefit of humanity in order to use natural resources used in housing, transportation, health care and energy.

Admissions Requirements: In order to be accepted by MS program with Thesis: a) to have a BS degree and apply the institute in required time b) to have an ALES point which is greater than 55 c) the senate of the university decides the weights of ALES, cumulative grade point average and written examination d) the Senate may change these weights and may put additional requirements e) written examination is observed by 5 jury members.

Recognition of Prior Learning: The department council makes decision according to the Mining syllabus and evaluates prior learning. The department council accepts students if they meet SELÇUK ÜNİVERSİTESİ LİSANSÜSTÜ EĞİTİM VE ÖĞRETİM YÖNETMELİĞİ regulations.

Graduation Requirements: a) The graduate students should write their thesis according to regulations determined by the institute and they have to defend their thesis in front of a jury. Master thesis and seminary can be written in another language b) The jury is determined by the institute council with the advice of the advisor. The jury consists of the following members: advisor of the student, 1 of them is from the same department and another is from another department or university. If there is a co-advisor, he/she cannot be a jury member c) The student presents his thesis in 30 days after he submits his thesis in written form to the jury members. The presentation is publicly and should take between 45-90 minutes ç) After the presentation is done, the jury decides to accept or reject the thesis. The decision will be delivered to the institute in the following 3 days. If a students thesis is decided to be revised, it must be revised and must be presented in 3 months in front of the same jury. If the thesis is rejected by the jury, the studentship is suspended d) If the thesis is related to art, after the acceptance of the thesis the student will be examined practically by the same jury in the following 5 days. The jury will decide about the result of the practice exam e) If the student cannot make the present in the determined day and if he has an excuse he will be given another presentation chance. f) The diploma of the thesis will be given to the student if the student successfully completes the thesis exam and meet other requirements g) On the Masters degree diploma, the students departments name is written.

Principles of Assessment and Evaluation: (1) A graduate class credit is determined by the number of theoretical weekly lecture hours & number of lab hours. Likewise, ECTS credit is determined. (2) The student must attend 70% of theoretical lectures and 80% of lab lectures in order to be eligible for midterm and final exams. (3) There must be at least one final exam for the graduate courses. If needed, there can be more midterms, projects, quizzes, lab and clinical studies. The professor of the lecture decides the percentages of these implementations. The professor gives the course grades according to the following table: 90-100 AA 4.0 85-89 BA 3.5 75-84 BB 3.0 70-74 CB 2.5 60-69 CC 2.0 55-59 DC 1.5 50-54 DD 1.0 40-49 FD 0.5 0-39 FF 0.0 - F 0.0 F: Failed. (4) An MS student must take CB and a PhD student must take BB at least. (5) In order to graduate from MS, CGPA must be at least 2.5/4.0 and from PhD it must be at least 3.0/4.0. In order to take better grades, students may take the courses again within time. Thus, the last taken grade will be on the tran. (6) For the integrated PhD program, if GPA is less than 1.5/4.0 in the first semester and less than 2.0/4.0 for other semester, the student will be moved to Masters program. (7) Students who are not eligible for the midterm or final exams because of not meeting the courses requirements will be given (F) grade. (8) Students who continue their thesis successfully will be given (G) grade while others will be given (K) grade. G and K grades also are used to define other noncredit courses, specialization course and seminary. (9) (M) grade will be given to the exempted courses which are taken from other programs or universities. The previous letter grade will be used. (10) If a student fails a compulsory course, he can take it in the next semester. If that course is not given in the next semester, the student may take another course with the permission of the advisor and the institute. If a student fails an elective course, then he may take another course instead of this course with the permission of the advisor. (11) The advisors may 8-hour a week specialization courses which is determined by the institute. The students must register and achieve this course.

Employment Opportunities: Mining is one of the main sectors meeting the basic raw material needs of humanity. Graduates of Selcuk University Department of Mining Engineering have work areas in mainly underground and pit mines, marble quarries, tunnels, roads and other infrastructure constructions, exploration drilling, mineral processing plants, industrial minerals and cement factories, educational and research institutions, administrative agencies in public and private sectors.

Jump to Top Degree Programs: Once the program is completed successfully, the student can apply PhD degree in the field of Mining Engineering.