Graduate Study - Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
3+2 Genetics and Bioengineering

Code Name Level Year Semester
GBE 597 Master's Thesis I Graduate 2 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 30 750 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Serkan DOĞAN, Assist. Prof. Dr. Serkan Dogan Serkan DOĞAN, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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Master’s thesis is done throughout two semesters/one academic year. During that time, each graduate student is expected to independently work on a chosen research project and apply different genetics and bioengineering methods in their research work. Students are expected to widen their theoretical and practical knowledge in the area of study. Ideally, they should start publishing scientific papers in recognized scientific journals as a means of reporting obtained results. At the end of their Master’s studies, each student should submit a Master’s thesis and defend it in the form of oral presentation in front of a committee consisted of three juries.

The cognitive, affective and behavioral objectives of this course are following:
• Explaining how to write a literature review.
• Giving an outline of important issues in a specific field and explaining the scientific approach to research questions.
• Teaching how to carry out a scientific study and appropriately manage its data.
• Providing an overview of ethics involved in animal and/or human research.

  1. Reviewing literature related to the topic of Master’s thesis
  2. Independent experimental work under the direction of a supervisor on a research problem in the student\'s designated area of research
  3. Data collection and analysis and result presentation
  4. Writing a Master’s thesis in which major findings of the research will be presented and compared to the previously published literature
  5. Defending Master’s thesis in the form of oral presentation


    • Presentation
    • Problem solving
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Final Exam150
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
    • Finalize a topic for the research paper requirement
    • Identify an appropriate research design
    • Conduct appropriate research activities
    • Write an elaborate research paper
    • Deliver an effective presentation about the research conducted
    • Russey, W. E., Ebel, H. F., & Bliefert, C. (2006). How to write a successful science thesis. The concise guide for students. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH.

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)1250250
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)1200200
    Midterm Examination (1 week) 0
    Final Examination(1 week) 0
    Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
    Preparation for Final Examination 0
    Assignment / Homework/ Project1150150
    Seminar / Presentation1150150
    Total Workload: 750
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 30