INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Graduate Study - Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Genetics and Bioengineering PhD
2014-2015

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
GBE 693 Seminar I Graduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 6 150 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Yusuf Turan, Prof. Dr. Yusuf Turan, Prof. Dr.
[email protected] no email

This course is divided into two parts. The first part is designed to guide students through the process of writing a graduate projects. Starting from the selection of topics and fields of interest, throughout the development of the research proposal and methodologies, this course covers all the initial stages of project development. The graduate project is the capstone requirement of a student\'s program, and, therefore, is normally conducted upon completion of core and specialization coursework.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
The course aims to familiarize students with the process of academic research and writing. It assists the student in the development of critical thinking skills, research methodologies, academic writing, and the synthesis, integration, and application of concepts and principles acquired.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Identifying an appropriate graduate project
  2. Identifying an appropriate graduate project
  3. Identifying an appropriate graduate project
  4. Identifying an appropriate site to conduct the graduate project
  5. Identifying an appropriate site to conduct the graduate project
  6. Identifying an appropriate site to conduct the graduate project
  7. Identifying an appropriate site to conduct the graduate project
  8. Planning the graduate project, including completing a written project plan
  9. Planning the graduate project, including completing a written project plan
  10. Planning the graduate project, including completing a written project plan
  11. Planning the graduate project, including completing a written project plan
  12. Obtaining approval from the advisor to conduct the graduate project
  13. Obtaining approval from the advisor to conduct the graduate project
  14. Obtaining approval from the advisor to conduct the graduate project
  15. Initiating the graduate project

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Seminar
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Final Exam150
    Total: 50
    Learning outcomes
    • Finalize a topic for the research paper requirement.
    • Identify an appropriate research design.
    • Conduct the appropriate research activities.
    • Write an elaborate research paper.
    TEXTBOOK(S)
    • American Psychological Association (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
    • Cone, J. D. & Foster, S. L. (1993). Dissertations and theses from start to finish:
    • Psychology and related fields.Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week) 0
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
    Midterm Examination (1 week) 0
    Final Examination(1 week) 0
    Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
    Preparation for Final Examination 0
    Assignment / Homework/ Project1110110
    Seminar / Presentation14040
    Total Workload: 150
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 6