Graduate Study - Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
PhD Genetics and Bioengineering

Code Name Level Year Semester
GBE 698 PhD Dissertation IV Graduate 3 Spring
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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PhD dissertation is done through four semesters/two academic years. During that time, each graduate student is expected to independently work on a chosen research project and apply practically most of the genetics and bioengineering methods in their research work. Students are expected to widen their theoretical and practical knowledge in the area of study and to publish scientific papers in recognized scientific journals. At the end of their doctoral studies, each student should submit a PhD dissertation and defend it in the form of oral presentation in front of a committee consisted of five juries.

The cognitive, affective and behavioral objectives of this course are following:
• Providing and outline of how to perform a literature review.
• Explaining the scientific approach to research questions.
• Teaching how to carry out a scientific study and appropriately manage its data.
• Giving an overview of ethics involved in animal and/or human research.
• Explaining how to express oneself clearly in science (when speaking and writing).

  1. Reviewing literature related to the dissertation topic
  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. Preparing and publishing scientific papers in distinguished scientific journals
  5. Writing a PhD dissertation in which the major findings of the research will be presented and compared to the previously published literature
  6. Defending PhD dissertation in the form of oral presentation


    • Presentation
    • Problem solving
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Final Exam150
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
    • Finalize a topic for 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
    • Textbook choice depends on individual topics

    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