INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Graduate Study - Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
3+2 Information Technology
2017-2018

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
CEN 599 Seminar II Graduate 1 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 6 149 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Nejdet Dogru, Assist. Prof. Dr. Nejdet Dogru Nejdet Dogru, Assist. Prof. Dr.
[email protected] nejdet.dogru no email

Seminar II is continuation of Seminar I. It is intended to assist master students in the preparation of a thesis proposal and to facilitate the transition from course work to thesis. This course will review of proposal components, with particular emphasis on research design and developing the literature review, and will also focus on key issues such as thesis format standards, psychological and time management demands, committee formation, and project management.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
Objective of this course is to attempt to apply students’ cumulative understanding and skills to specific research situation. From the perspective of one’s program of study, however, this course poses a real-world test helping to make a realistic transition from coursework to dissertation.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction
  2. Literature Research
  3. Literature Research
  4. Paper Report 1
  5. Literature Research
  6. Paper Report 2
  7. Literature Research
  8. Midterm Exam (Paper Report 3)
  9. Literature Research
  10. Literature Research
  11. Paper Report 4
  12. Proposal Preparation
  13. Proposal Preparation
  14. Proposal Preparation
  15. Proposal Preparation

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Presentation
    • Assignments
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Homework320
    Midterm Exam(s)120
    Final Exam120
    Total: 60
    Learning outcomes
    • Apply your theoretical and methodological understanding and skills into devising researchable ideas and specific research questions and hypotheses.
    • Conduct a focused review of the relevant literature and create appropriate conceptual framework.
    • Develop a realistic research design with specific research strategies.
    • Think through and articulate a chapter-by-chapter outline of the intended dissertation.
    • Communicate research ideas and their appropriate theoretical and methodological issues effectively and efficiently.
    • Critique other’s ideas paying particular attention to both theoretical and methodological rigor and reality.
    • Gain understanding of the process of thesis including stress, time, and project management, committee formation, thesis proposition and defense, and human subjects reviews.
    TEXTBOOK(S)
    • How to Write a Master\'s Thesis Second Edition by Yvonne N. (Nguyen) Bui, ISBN-13: 978-1452203515

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)14342
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)14 0
    Midterm Examination (1 week)111
    Final Examination(1 week)111
    Preparation for Midterm Examination12020
    Preparation for Final Examination14040
    Assignment / Homework/ Project31545
    Seminar / Presentation 0
    Total Workload: 149
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 6