M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Nanotechnology

General

Program Description

Graduate Program

Materials Science and Nanotechnology (MSN) is an interdisciplinary graduate program and aims to train young scientists and researchers who can pursue creative, outstanding research and development in the various fields of nanoscience-nanotechnology and materials science and engineering. The program spans from the fundamental to the applied and innovative research and equips the students with the necessary knowledge and cutting-edge skills to grow into a scholar and practicing scientists and researchers who will not be afraid to delve into and be able to offer creative solutions to the challenging problems of today and tomorrow. The courses to be taken by the MSN graduate students should focus on the subject of their own thesis work.

Why Study at UNAM?

Although being established as a research center, UNAM has initiated its own M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree program as Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology. Research centers usually focus on research and do not consider teaching as their primary focus. However, UNAM has a mission to educate highly qualified personnel. Therefore, the Materials Science and Nanotechnology (MSN) program has been offered by UNAM since 2008 and it has been getting increasingly more popular and attracting top students from Turkey and throughout the world. As of 2018, UNAM has 35 M.Sc. students, 27 Ph.D. students, and 1 special student. The number of international M.S. and Ph.D. students is gradually increasing.

Master of Science in Materials Science and Nanotechnology

Admission: Applicants are required to have a B.S. degree in materials science and nanotechnology, or a related field of science (physics, mathematics, chemistry, molecular biology, and genetics) or engineering (electrical and electronics, mechanical, chemical, materials, metallurgy, food). Evaluation of applicants is based on their ALES (Akademik Personel ve Lisansüstü Eğitimi Giriş Sınavı - Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Examination) scores, academic track records, reference letters, and an interview. Applicants who are not Turkish citizens and Turkish citizen applicants who are residents of another country may take GRE (Graduate Record Examination) instead of ALES. All nonnative speakers of English are required to submit proof of satisfactory knowledge of English.

Degree Requirements: In addition to completing at least 21 credit units of course work, the M.S. degree candidate must prepare and successfully defend a thesis. The expected duration of study for the M.S. program is 4 semesters; the maximum duration is 6 semesters.

Curriculum
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The descriptions provided here for different elective course groups are only for guidance. The complete list of courses in each elective group is given in the electronic registration system.

Core Courses: All 5XX or higher level MSN coded courses with at least 3 credits.

Elective Courses: All 5XX or higher-level courses with at least 3 credits offered by Graduate School of Engineering and Science and LAW 534.

Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Nanotechnology

Admission: Applicants are required to have a bachelor's degree in materials science and nanotechnology, or a related field of science (physics, mathematics, chemistry, molecular biology, and genetics) or engineering (electrical and electronics, mechanical, chemical, materials science, metallurgy, food). Evaluation of applicants is based on their ALES (Akademik Personel ve Lisansüstü Eğitimi Giriş Sınavı - Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Examination) scores, academic track records, reference letters, and an interview. Applicants who are not Turkish citizens and Turkish citizen applicants who are residents of another country may take GRE (Graduate Record Examination) instead of ALES. All non-native speakers of English are required to submit proof of satisfactory knowledge of English.

Degree Requirements: 21 credit units of course work beyond the M.S. level or 42 credits of course work beyond the B.S. level is required. Ph.D. candidates must pass a qualifying exam, typically in their fourth semester; and then must prepare a dissertation proposal. Preparation and defense of a dissertation based on original research is the centerpiece of the program. The expected duration to complete the Ph.D. program is eight semesters for students who enter the program after an M.S. degree, and ten semesters for those who enter after a B.S. degree. The maximum durations are twelve and fourteen semesters, respectively.

Curriculum

Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Nanotechnology

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Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Nanotechnology (After a Bachelor's Degree)

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The descriptions provided here for different elective course groups are only for guidance. The complete list of courses in each elective group is given in the electronic registration system.

Core Courses: All 5XX or higher level MSN coded courses with at least 3 credits.

Elective Courses: All 5XX or higher-level courses with at least 3 credits offered by Graduate School of Engineering and Science and LAW 534.

Last updated Nov 2019

About the School

The Graduate School of Engineering and Science administers the graduate programs for the Faculties of Engineering and Science at Bilkent University. Our graduate school, a leading education and resear ... Read More

The Graduate School of Engineering and Science administers the graduate programs for the Faculties of Engineering and Science at Bilkent University. Our graduate school, a leading education and research institution has been developing and cultivating leaders since 1986. The Graduate School is comprised of motivated and dynamic academicians. The School provides up to date educational programs which equip students with valuable abilities and promote further study in transdisciplinary fields. The students are exposed to real-life projects and conceptual problem-solving techniques, as well as receiving traditional training in classrooms. Programs are designed to help students understand real-world circumstances, augment their cultural accumulation and contribute to the interaction between technology, science, and society. Read less