DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING
Nigde University Department of Geological Engineering started its formal education in 1992-1993 academic year and its evening education in 1995-1996 academic year. After a 6-year break it started its evening education in 2008 again. In our department master’s and doctorate degrees educations are provided under auspices of Institute of Science.
The Bachelor’s Degree Programme of the Department of Geological Engineering, a 4-year programme including 8 semesters, offers 240 ECTS credits by giving 30 ECTS workload in each semester. One ECTS equals to 30 hours of student workload per semester. The department has a young, dynamic and competent academic staff including 2 Professors, 2 Associate Professors, 9 Assistant Professors and 4 Research Assistants.
The department consists of 4 divisions: General Geology, Applied Geology, Mineralogy-Petrography and Ore Deposits-Geochemistry. Moreover a number of projects supported by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organization, etc. are carried out by the research groups in the department. Undergraduate and postgraduate students take part in these projects.
In this program, freshmen take basic courses like physics, chemistry, and mathematics in addition to courses underlying geological engineering. Sophomores take professional courses in addition to some elective courses. Juniors who complete studying the fundamentals of Geological Engineering undergo training to gain experience on their subjects. Senior students who pass their fourth year courses and thesis graduate with a degree in Geological Engineering.
At the beginning of 2005-2006 academic year Nigde University Department of Geological Engineering moved to its full equipped modern building and has trains Geological Engineers who learn their craft efficiently.
Aims and Objectives
Our vision is to give our students undergraduate and master’s degree (graduate) education with an understanding of continuous development and to educate students to carry out scientific research and to use their knowledge for the benefit of the society. Our department provides students with high standards of education in order that they can be qualified with professional knowledge. So that they will be the most wanted graduates in business and scientific world.
Our mission is to educate geology engineers who deal with any phenomenon that occurs both in the earth and on the earth. The graduates can also present the data, techniques and principles of the science of Geology to any use of engineering. They can prepare 4-dimentional (x-y-z-t) geological model of project site and can define the materials forming earth crust with their training, practical knowledge and skills. The department aims to train individuals who can predetermine problems and develop engineering solutions, who are qualified with enough knowledge and skills to bear responsibility and authority in their subject with professional ethics. Our dynamic academic staff leads students to carry out basic and practical scientific research with an innovative approach and to provide all their knowledge for the use of all the sectors (mining, industry, medicine, defense, energy, building and so on…) related to the subject and for the use of society.
Level of Qualification and Qualification Awarded
Upon successful completion of this programme, students are awarded with the qualification of BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING.
A Bachelor's Degree Programme in Geological ENGINEERING is a 240 ECTS Credits, 4-year programme. The programme meets the requirements by both the ECTS credits and level descriptors of the first cycle degree qualifications of the Overarching Framework of European Qualifications Framework Higher Education (QF-EHEA) and the 6th level qualifications of the Turkish Qualifications Framework for HE (TYYÇ, NQF-HETR). The level descriptors also meet the 6th level requirements of the qualifications of the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning (EQF-LLL).
Specific Admission Requirements
Admission of national students to the GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING programme is contingent on success on the nationally centralized Student Selection Examination (OSYS) conducted by the Student Selection and Placement Centre (OSYM). Candidates who succeed in the LYS examination (Undergraduate Placement Examination) are enrolled depending on their type MF-4 score preferences.
Admission of foreign students is possible through an evaluation of students’ individual applications to the university. For further and detailed information please visit General Admission Requirements and Registration Procedures in the menu items of the Information on the Institution.
For further information, please contact to Nigde University International Office.
Nigde University, Main Campus, 51240 Niğde, TÜRKİYE
Phone: 0 388 225 21 48
Fax: 0 388 225 23 85
Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning
With an understanding of lifelong learning, Nigde University recognizes the previously taken courses in another institution and exempts them from graduation credit, as long as the courses match with the learning outcomes of the registered programme at Nigde University. The match of learning outcomes and the exemption are decided by the Faculty Board in line with the related laws and regulations.
Profile of the Programme
Our mission is to educate geology engineers who deal with any phenomenon that occurs both in the earth and on the earth. The graduates can also present the data, techniques and principles of the science of Geology to any use of engineering. They can prepare 4-dimentional (x-y-z-t) geological model of project site and can define the materials forming earth crust with their training, practical knowledge and skills. The department aims to train individuals who can predetermine problems and develop engineering solutions, who are qualified with enough knowledge and skills to bear responsibility and authority in their subject with professional ethics. Our dynamic academic staff leads students to carry out basic and practical scientific research with an innovative approach and to provide all their knowledge for the use of all the sectors (mining, industry, medicine, defense, energy, and building) related to the subject and for the use of society.
Juniors who complete studying the fundamentals of Geological Engineering undergo training to gain experience on their subjects. Senior students who pass their fourth year courses and thesis graduate with a degree in Geological Engineering.
Undergraduate (Bachelor's Degree) programme in Geological Engineering (First Cycle in QF-EHEA and 6th level in TYYÇ ) is an academically-oriented programme giving access to degree and non-degree research programme and professional practice demanding high levels of knowledge and skills. The classification of the programme with respect to "ISCED (The International Standard Classification of Education) 2011" and "NQF-HETR (The Turkish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education)" and the codes of the fields of education can be listed as follows:
Learning and Teaching Methods
The most frequently used instructional methods of the educational programmes of Nigde University are given below. Programmes commonly apply these methods as appropriate instructional approaches in accordance with their aims and objectives.
The instructional methods applied for achieving the goal of meeting the expected learning outcomes at the Geological Engineering programme at large are indicated in the section of ‘programme/learning outcomes’, and those methods utilized for individual course units are indicated in the relevant section of “ description of individual course unit’.
Examples of Learning and Teaching Methods
Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples
The employment opportunities for our graduates are extensive. They can take charges in project and planning stages of mining, environment and construction areas. The raw materials used in industry is mainly are supplied from earth and the geologist are in an important position for raw material supply. They can take charges in projects of construction of dam, bridge and tunnels. They may also develop an academic career by enrolling in related Master’s degree and Ph.D. degree programmes of the universities in Turkey or abroad.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The qualification of GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING is obtained upon graduation from the programme GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING, which requires;
For detailed information: Please see "Nigde University's Rules & Regulations for Undergraduate Education"
Access to Further Studies
Upon successful completion of first cycle programme, students may apply to master’s degree (second cycle) and in some cases, to doctorate (third cycle) degree programmes in or related fields of GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING. According to the National Regulations on Graduate Education, students are admitted to master’s programmes taking into account their undergraduate (first cycle degree) achievement level and the scores on the subject-specific entrance examinations of the Graduate Education Entrance Examination (ALES) centrally administered by the Student Selection and Placement Centre (ÖSYM). Within the framework of the national regulations, regulations endorsed by the senate of each university determine the weight of ALES Examination results in the overall evaluation of candidates. Depending on the institutions’ regulations, for some programmes to be accessed, a certain level of foreign language proficiency is also required.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
The methods applied for assessment of the achievement of the expected programme learning outcomes for the entire programme of GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING are shown below and those for the individual course units are given in the relevant section of the course description with their contribution to the final grades.
The success of students in achieving the expected learning outcomes of the each course unit within the curriculum of GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING programme is evaluated via assessments of in-term activities and final examination which takes place at the end of each semester.
Assessment of in-term activities includes a minimum number of a mid-term examination, homework and a short-exam (quiz) as compulsory assessment methods for all the course units within all degree programmes defined by the Regulations. The programmes are encouraged to define more assessment methods for the in-term activities depending on their needs for measuring the achievements of the outcomes at the programme and course unit levels in order to ensure the educational aims and objectives. The nature and number of the assessment methods used for each course unit together with their contribution to the final grades are given under the title of “Assessment and Grading” in the sections of course descriptions. These arrangements are announced in advance, at the beginning of each semester and published in the sections of the course descriptions on this web site.
Mid-term and final examinations are conducted in dates, places and times determined and announced by the University. The students’ final semester grades given by their instructors are based on mid-term examination, homework evaluation, short-examinations, final examination, and if there is any other assessment results, students’ compliance with attendance to the course activities is taken into account..
The contributions of the grades of the in-term activities and final exam grade to the final success grade of a course are determined by the course instructor and announced to students within the first two weeks of the semester. Moreover, the contribution of the final exam cannot be less than 40 % and higher than 60% for all the courses within all the degree programmes defined by the Regulations.
Course units, which do not require a mid-term, homework, short-exam and/or a final exam such as work placement, are determined by the administration of the related departments and specific assessment and grading methods for these courses are also announced through the same channels described above. Evaluation of such activities is made through the procedures defined by the Senate and assessed as Pass (P) or Fail (F) grades.
The success of a student for each assessment (in-term and final) defined for each course unit is evaluated by the instructor. Evaluations are made over a scale of 100 points and converted to the letter grades at the end of the semester taking into account the standard deviation of grades and grade point average of the class and using the relative evaluation method, principles of which have been set by the Senate.
Please see the section of “Grade Evaluation” for detailed information.
In order for a student to graduate from the GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING programme the following conditions must be met:
For detailed information: Please see "Nigde University's Rules & Regulations for Undergraduate Education"
Mode of Study
Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering at Nigde University is a full time / face to face programme.