DEGREE PROGRAMMES

: MARINE GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS

General Description

History

In 1973, the idea of Marine Research in the Aegean University, "Multidisciplinary Research Program for Regional Development" started in the framework of the ship and marine laboratory equipment required for data collection efforts has been the establishment in question. The Institute was established depending on the University of the Aegean on 14/10/1975, and connected to the Dokuz Eylul University in 1982.
The purpose of the establishment and the activity range was determined as follows:
* Marine Geology and Geophysics seabed with the possibility of economic mineral deposits and petroleum research and technology
* Marine discharges and technology in terms of marine chemistry and environmental engineering
* Physical oceanography and marine mechanics, wave mechanics
* Coastal and coastal structures engineering and technology
* Marine mapping and bathymetry
* Marine equipment technology
* Marine technology and economics of the legal issues related to it
* Marine structures and technology

Qualification Awarded

M.Sc. in Marine Geology and Geophysics

Level of Qualification

Second Cycle (Master's Degree)

Specific Admission Requirements

First Cycle (Bachelor's Degree) diploma; minimum score of 55 from the National Central Graduate Education Entrance Examination (ALES) in the related field; a minimum score of 65 from the graduate school entrance exam; a minimum score of 60 from the nation-wide Foreign Language Exam ( YDS ) or equivalent score from an exam accredited by YÖK or a minimum score of 65 from DEU School of Foreign Languages English Proficiency Test.

Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)

According to the Regulations of Dokuz Eylül University for Graduate Schools, students may be accepted for graduate transfer with the approval of the Department Directorate and decision of the Board of Directors of the Graduate School in case the student fulfills the graduate transfer regulations decided by the General Council of the Graduate School. Previously taken courses at another graduate programme with a successful grade may be recognized by the related programmes with the written request of the students including course contents and the transcript, and by the recommendation of the Department Directorates and by the decision of the Board of Directors. The courses taken by the outgoing Exchange students may have the recognition at the school either as compulsory or elective by the decision of the Board of Directors.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

2 years (excluding one year of English Preparatory School), 2 semesters per year, 16 weeks per semester, 120 ECTS in total.

Profile of the Programme

For Marine Geology and Geophysics Program, training of specialists qualified to manage a team of trained experts who can obtain a unique and original research by using collected information from all the territorial water surrounding Turkey and the exclusive economic zone in international waters, scientific and engineering data collection on the potential of marine resources that the country needs.
Aims of program;
* To investigate all non-living marine resources by geological and geophysical methods, particularly, continental shelf seas around our country and seas of the world
* Create maps of the sea-lake depth by depth measurements of single and multi-beam.
* To make the engineering studies for the pre-construction of marine structures,
* To make magnetic field measurements in the marine scientific and engineering purposes,
* Seismicity studies for Investigation of submarine faults and determination of young tectonic structures,
* To study tsunami by investigating existing and potential landslides under the sea,
* Modeling of coastal development by revealing the dynamics of coastal sediment,
* Geochemical studies on the sediment samples for marine pollution.
* According to future climatic estimates, collect data on behalf of policy formulation for legislators energy, water, fisheries and agriculture by determining the causes and consequences of changes in palaeoclimatic on the sediment samples.
Percentage of Courses Taught in English: 30%

Key Learning Outcomes

1   Ability to do research for natural marine resources in the territorial waters of Turkey and the world with both geological and geophysical methods.
2   Ability to collect single and multibeam bathymetry data at sea and lakes and produce depth maps.
3   Ability to do engineering studies for underwater constructions.
4   Ability to do scientific and engineering studies in magnetic field at sea.
5   Ability to interpret marine gravity studies and to do modeling studies.
6   Ability to do seismological researches by the determination of faults and young tectonic structures.
7   Ability to do tsunami researches by the investigation of existing and potential underwater landslides and to produce genuine results.
8   Ability to create coastal developing model by revealing coastal sediment dynamics.
9   Ability to do research on marine pollution from geochemical analysis applied to core sediments.
10   Ability to determine the causes for paleoclimatic changes from core sediments and to comment on forthcoming changes and to determine energy, water and agricultural politics.
11   Ability to develop existing equipment and software for RD (Research and Development) and to produce genuine results.
12   Ability to do original studies and coordinate by using existing equipment, software and information technology.
13   Ability to work as specialists in the marine research institutions.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

The students who have graduated from the Institute of Marine Sciences and Technology can work in government corporations, as academiciams and in several institutes and companies.

Access to Further Studies

May apply to third cycle programmes.

Course Structure Diagram with Credits

In addition to the compulsory courses of the programme, students register to elective courses appropriate for their thesis topic, on the consent of their supervisor. If necessary, on the consent of their supervisor, they can also register to courses from other programmes (from DEU or other universities). It is obligatory to register MAT5001 Applied Mathematics (3 0 0) or MAT5002 Numerical and Approximate Methods (3 0 0) or MAT5041 Mathematical Mehods (3 0 0) with approval of the supervisor. The registration must be noticed to the Institute during course registration period by the supervisor.
T: Theoretical P: Practice L: Laboratory
B: Spring Semester G: Fall Semester H: Full Year
1 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
G 1 DEN 5001 AN INTRODUCTION TO MARINE SCIENCE COMPULSORY 3 0 0 8
G 2 FBE 5555 SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH TECHNIQUES AND PUBLICATION ETHICS COMPULSORY 3 0 0 5
G 3 DEN 5098 M.SC. RESEARCH COMPULSORY 2 0 0 3
G 0 - ELECTIVE COURSE ELECTIVE - - - 14
TOTAL:   30
 
1 .Semester Elective:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
G 1 DJJ 5013 INSTRUMENTAL METHODS IN MARINE GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS ELECTIVE 2 0 0 7
G 2 MAT 5141 MATHEMATICAL METHODS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 9
G 3 DJJ 5029 MARINE GEOPHYSICS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 4 DJJ 6007 ABSORPTION IN MARINE SEDIMENTS ELECTIVE 2 0 0 7
G 5 DJJ 5039 BATHYMETRY AND SAMPLING SURVEYS ELECTIVE 2 0 0 6
G 6 DJJ 5041 DATA ANALYSIS IN MARINE GEOLOGY ELECTIVE 2 0 0 7
G 7 DJJ 5043 MARINE ENVIROMENTAL GEOLOGY ELECTIVE 2 0 0 8
G 8 DJJ 5045 DEEP SEISMIC STUDIES IN MARINE GEOPHYSICS ELECTIVE 2 0 0 7
G 9 DJJ 6013 INVERSION METHOD IN GEOPHYSICS ELECTIVE 2 0 0 5
G 10 DJJ 5049 SIDE SCAN SONAR TECHNICS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 11 DJJ 5051 DATA PROCESSING IN MARINE SEISMIC ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 12 DJJ 5053 PALAEOCLIMATIC CHANGES OF THE CENOZOIC TIME AND PALAEOVEGETATION IN TURKEY ELECTIVE 2 1 0 6
G 13 DJJ 5055 MARINE GEOTECHNOLOGY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 14 MAT 5101 APPLIED MATHEMATICS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 9
G 15 DJJ 5027 MARINE GEOLOGY ELECTIVE 2 0 0 7
 
2 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
B 1 DEN 5096 M.SC. SEMINAR COMPULSORY 0 2 0 3
B 0 - ELECTIVE COURSE ELECTIVE - - - 27
TOTAL:   30
 
2 .Semester Elective:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
B 1 DJJ 5018 SIGNAL ANALYSIS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 2 DJJ 6004 SEISMIC SOURCE THEORY ELECTIVE 2 0 0 7
B 3 DJJ 5042 WORLD'S OCEANS ELECTIVE 2 0 0 9
B 4 DJJ 5046 MARINE CRUSTAL STRUCTURES ELECTIVE 2 0 0 7
B 5 DJJ 6016 EVOLUTION AND GEODYNAMICS OF OCEANS ELECTIVE 2 0 0 8
B 6 DJJ 5058 ISOTOPE ANALYSIS IN MARINE GEOCHEMISTRY ELECTIVE 2 0 2 8
B 7 DJJ 5054 PALAEOECOLOGY OF LAKE AND DELTA ENVIRONMENT OF THE QUATERNARY IN TURKEY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
B 8 DJJ 5056 SEAFLOOR IMAGING AND MAPPING ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 9 DJJ 5057 MARINE FACIES ANALYSIS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 10 MAT 5102 NUMERICAL AND APPROXIMATE METHODS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 9
B 11 DJJ 5050 ATTRIBUTES IN MARINE SEISMIC ELECTIVE 3 0 0 9
 
3.Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
G 1 DEN 5099 M.SC. THESIS COMPULSORY 0 0 0 30
TOTAL:   30
 
4.Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
B 1 DEN 5099 M.SC. THESIS COMPULSORY 0 0 0 30
TOTAL:   30
 

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Related items of Dokuz Eylul University Regulations of Graduate Education and Exams and related items of Institute of Natural and Applied Sciences Regulations of Education and Code of Practicing Exams are applied for the exams and course grades.
The course evaluation criteria are defined for each course by the instructor(s) of the corresponding course and are given in the Course Description Form found in the information package.

Graduation Requirements

Second Cycle (Master's Degree) Programme with thesis is comprised of courses (at least 54 ECTS), a seminar (3 ECTS), M. Sc. Research (3 ECTS) and M. Sc. Thesis (60 ECTS), in total 120 ECTS credits. Students must have minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.50 / 4.00 and completed all the courses with at least CB / S / TP grades.

Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )

Full-time

Programme Director or Equivalent

Prof. Dr. Şermin AÇIKÇINAR
Bakü Bul. No:100 35430 İnciraltı-İzmir
Tel: (232) 278 5565 / 5272 / 6515 / 6525 / 5085 / 5083
Faks: (232) 278 5082
E-Posta: imst@deu.edu.tr