Country

Name
Turkey  
Region
Africa / Central Europe  
National System of the Education and MET

The basic structure of the Turkish national education system is outlined in Basic Law on National Education (Law no. 1739). This system can be summarized as follows:

Pre-school education, which is optional, aims at contributing to the physical, mental and emotional development of the children, to help them acquire good habits, and to prepare them for basic education.  Pre-school education institutions include independent kindergartens, nursery classes in primary schools and preparation classes.Optional kindergarten education, up to 6 years of age.

Basic education Compulsory and free basic education for eight years (5 years elementary + 3 years secondary), 6-14 years of age. provides children with basic knowledge and ensures their physical, mental and moral development in accordance with national objectives. It generally comprises the education of children in the 6-14 year age group.  Eight years of basic education is compulsory for all Turkish citizens who have reached the age of six. This level of education is free of charge in public schools. There are also private schools under state control.

Secondary education encompasses two categories of educational institutions, namely general high schools andvocational and technical high schools (lycées) where a minimum of four years of schooling is implemented after basic education.

The aims of secondary education are to provide students with a knowledge of general culture, to acquaint them with problems of individual and societal nature and to motivate them to find solutions; to instill in them the strength and knowledge to participate in the economic, social and cultural development of the country and to prepare them, in line with their interests and talents, for institutions of higher learning.

General high schools are educational institutions that prepare students for institutions of higher learning. They implement a four-year program over and above basic education, and comprises students in the 15-18 year age group.

Vocational and technical high schools provide specialized instruction with the aim of training qualified personnel. The duration of instruction in these schools is also four years.

Higher education: The purpose of higher education is to train manpower within a system of contemporary educational and training principles to meet the needs of the country. It provides high level specialized education in various fields for students who have completed secondary education. The Higher Education Law (Law no. 2547) which went into effect in 1981 covers all higher education institutions and regulates their organization and functions. Universities comprising several units are established by the state and by law as public corporations having autonomy in teaching and research. Furthermore, institutions of higher education, under the supervision and control of the state, can also be established by private foundations in accordance with procedures and principles set forth in the law provided that they are non-profit in nature.

There is a tuition fee for higher education. However, successful students who lack financial means to continue their education are provided with full support by private individuals and organizations, as well as by the state.

Today, higher education institutions in Turkey fall into three categories: universities, military and police colleges and academies, and vocational schools affiliated with ministries.

The universityis the principal higher education institution. It possesses academic autonomy and a public legal personality. It is responsible for carrying out high level educational activities, scientific research and publications. It is made up of faculties, graduate schools, schools of higher education, conservatories, two-year vocational training schools and centers for applied work and research.

faculty is a higher education unit which is responsible for high level education, as well as for scientific research and publications. Units such as departments, schools of higher education, etc., may be affiliated with a faculty.

A graduate schoolin universities and in faculties is concerned with graduate study, scientific research and applied studies in more than one related subject area.

A school of higher education is an institution which is mainly concerned with offering instruction directed towards a specific vocation. Examples are the School of Home Economics affiliated with Ankara University and the School of Foreign Languages within Bo?aziçi University.

A conservatory is a higher education institution which is concerned with the training of artists in the fields of music and the performing arts.

A two-year vocational training school is a higher education institution established for the purpose of providing vocational education to meet the practical needs of various fields 

 

 

 

Qualification Awarded  

The students who have successfully completed all of the thought courses of the programme with 240 ECTS credits, achieved a CGPA of at least 2.00 out of 4.00 and had a pass grade from the Professional placement period and the report prepared therein are given Bachelor's Degree in MARITIME TRANSPORTATION AND MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING

 

Level of Qualification:  First Cycle Degree  

 

Mode of Study:  Full Time

 

Admission & Registration Requirements  

1 - High school diploma,
2 - Obtaining the required grade from National University Entrance and Placement Exam (ÖSS),
3 - English proficiency (500 from TOEFL / 6 from IELTS),
4 - Seafarer Healthy Certificate,
4 - Physical competency exam and Interview

 

Recognition of Prior Learning  

Recognition of prior learning is at the beginning stage in the Turkish Higher Education System. Karadeniz Technical University and hence the Department of Maritime Transportation and Management is no exception to this. However, exams of exemption are organised at the start of each term at the University for courses compulsory in the curriculum, such as Foreign Languages and Basic Computing. The students who have completed the learning process for these courses on his/her own or through other means, and believe that they have achieved the learning outcomes specified are given the right to take the exemption exam. The students who achieve a passing grade from these exams are held exempt from the related course in the curriculum, and this grade is entered into the transcript of the student.

 

Qualification Requirements and Regulations  

Certificate of English proficency, Passing all courses, a year oversea training practice. The degree is awarded to students who have successfully completed all the courses in the curriculum including summer practices, with a CGPA of 2.00 out of 4.00.

 

Profile of the Programme  

The department of Maritime Transportation and Management Engineering is committed to addressing the educational and research needs to ensure sustainable management of the maritime resources. Main research activities involve ship handling, port and agency management.

 

Examination, Assessment and Grading Regulations  

The examination, assessment and grading regulations have been set up for the university by the University Senate and the Department of Maritime Transportation and Management is bound by these regulations. Each course is assessed via a midterm exam, a second mid-term exam composed of quizzes, homeworks and assignments, and a final end-of-term exam, with contributions of 30%, 20% and 50% respectively. The marking is made out of 100. Grades of 81-100 is assigned a letter grade of AA, 76-80 BA, 70-75 BB, 60-69 CB, 50-59 CC, 45-49 DC, 40-44 DD, 30-39 FD and 0-29 FF. The AA is the highest grade and has a grade credit of 4.00, BA 3.5, BB 3.0, CB 2.5, CC 2.0, DC 1.5, DD 1.0, FD 0.5 and FF 0.0. Grades of AA to CC are pass, DD to FF fail, and DC is conditional pass and requires a CGPA of at least 2.0 for that term. The details given for each course in the programme include the detailed assessment methods together with a description of the second mid-term exam.

 

Graduation Requirements  

The graduation requirements for the Department of Maritime Transportation and Management Engineering are the same as the qualification requirements and regulations. There is no additional requirement to secure the Bachelor's Degree provided that the students have passed all the courses in the curriculum with at least a DC grade, had a cumulative gross point average of at least 2.00 out of 4.00, and completed the compulsory practical placement period of 365 days and had a passing grade for the reports prepared for these placements.

 

Occupational Profiles of Graduates  

The graduates of the Department of Maritime Transportation and Management Engineering has many opportunities of employment in a varitey of state and private maritime companies. The students, which are graduated in our department, are taking place and working in port and agency management and on board.

 

Access to Further Studies  

The student who have completed the department may apply to Master of Science in variety of fields in the department 

National system of the education

(http://www.studyinturkey.com/content/sub/education_system.aspx)

Turkish education system is under the supervision and control of the state, namely the Ministry of National Education. According to the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey, everyone has the right to receive education. Education is compulsory from ages 6 to 14 and free in state schools. The country's primary schools currently have a 98 percent participation rate. 
The academic year in Turkish education institutions generally begins in the mid-September or early October and continues to May or early June. There is also a two-week winter break in February. 

Stages of the Education System
・Pre-School Education: Optional kindergarten education, up to 6 years of age.
・Primary Education: Compulsory and free basic education for eight years (5 years     elementary + 3 years secondary), 6-14 years of age.
・Secondary Education: 4 years of High School (Lise), or Vocational High School education, 15-17/18 years of age. Some schools might have an additional year of language study. High schools are mostly owned by the government and provide free education. 
・Higher Education: 4 years of University, or 2 years at Higher Vocational Schools. Some schools have an additional year of language study. Under normal circumstances, Master's study lasts 2 years; PhD 3-5 years. This category includes all educational institutions which will provide post-secondary education. They are under the supervision of Higher Educational Council (YOK).

 

 
Academic MET

1 Dokuz Eylül University, Maritime Faculty

BSc Degree: Totally 700 students
Dept. of Maritime Business Administration: 300 students,

Dept. of Nautical Science: 300 students,

Dep. of Marine Engineering: 100 students

Department of Maritime Business Administration:Department is located at Tınaztepe. Curriculum is based on related majors in the USA and UK. Graduates take part in the maritime industry effectively and have the opportunity to be employed internationally. Curriculum meets the requirements of developments in international shipping and logistics.

Department of Marine Transportation Engineering:Department is located in Tınaztepe and Urla campuses. Curriculum covers IMO STCW A-II/1 and  A-II/2 fields. The graduates have the right to sit for the Oceangoing Wachkeeping Officer exam held by the Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Undersecretariat for Maritime Affairs.

Department of Marine Engineering :Department is located in Tınaztepe and Urla campuses. Curriculum covers IMO STCW A-III/1 and  A-III/2 fields. The graduates have the right to sit for the Oceangoing  Engineer Officer exam held by the Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Undersecretariat for Maritime Affairs.

 

2 Istanbul Technical University, Maritime Faculty

DEPARTMENT OF MARITIME TRANSPORTATION AND MANAGAMENT ENGINEERING (DECK DEPARTMENT):

Following 1 year of English Preparation education and 4 years of undergraduate degree program, the Graduates of Deck Department will receive ITU Maritime Faculty Sea Transportation Management Engineer Diplomas.

 Students are having some part of their education in M/V AKDENİZ Training and Laboratory Ship (148 m high, 18.6 wide and weighs 7864 gross ton), which belongs to the Faculty. Also, our Faculty has a Maritime Simulator Centre and Safety at Sea Training Centre.

 Our graduates are recruited in International/National fleets and in the maritime sector with the cooperation of our Career Office.

DEPARTMENT OF MARINE ENGINEERING:

Following 1 year of English Preparation education and 4 years of undergraduate degree program, the Graduates of Marine Engineering Department will receive ITU Maritime Faculty Marine Engineer Diplomas.

 Students are having some part of their education in M/V AKDENİZ Training and Laboratory Ship (148 m high, 18.6 wide and weighs 7864 gross ton), which belongs to the Faculty. Also, our Faculty has a Maritime Simulator Centre and Safety at Sea Training Centre.

 Our graduates are recruited in International/National fleets and in the maritime sector with the cooperation of our Career Office.

 

3 Karadeniz Technical University

Department of Fisheries Technology Engineering

Sürmene Higher School of Marine Science and Technology was founded in 1982. However, education and other activities started in 1984 with two academic departments named Marine Sciences and Marine Technology Engineering. Two years later they were combined as a Department of Fisheries Technology Engineering. Department had the first graduates in 1988 and up to date Department has approximately 1000 graduates with highly qualified engineers who work on fisheries and maritime sectors. The name of the Sürmene Higher School of Marine Science and Technology was changed as the Faculty of Marine Sciences in 1992 and moved to current campus in Sürmene, Trabzon.

The department of Fisheries Technology Engineering is committed to addressing the educational and research needs to ensure sustainable management of the divers fisheries resources. Main research activities involve fisheries management, aquaculture, food processing and marketing, aquatic toxicology, molecular biology, oceanography, marine pollution, marine ecology, fish diseases and aquatic sciences

The curriculum prepares students for careers in fisheries professions within private or state fisheries and maritime sectors, and ensures that, upon graduation, students are eligible for employment or post-graduate study. Additionally, the Department maintains a nationally and internationally recognized research program that addresses all aspects of fisheries and aquatic sciences.

Department of Marine Sciences and Technology Engineering

Maritime Transportation and Management Engineering department

The Maritime Transportation and Management Engineering department, founded in 1996, as Deck department, aims at training students in master mariner education and maritime studies. The department changed the name from deck department to Maritime Transportation and Management Engineering department in 2005. Students coming to the department with the university entry exam system are also passed through an interview and a physical proficiency test for further selection.

The department of Maritime Transportation and Management Engineering is committed to addressing the educational and research needs to ensure sustainable management of the maritime resources. Main research activities involve ship handling, port and agency management.

The graduates of the Department of Maritime Transportation and Management Engineering has many opportunities of employment in a varitey of state and private maritime companies. The students, which are graduated in our department, are taking place and working in port and agency management and on board.

Department of Marine management

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Department

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Department was founded in 1996. The department under Faculty of Marine Science is the youngest department of Turkey on its own branch. The department brings up naval architects and marine engineers who can produce the most economic products using the current technologies and design systems. The department gets students within 336.000-327.000 OSS-SAY2 points and students have main and optional lessons about naval architecture, marine engineering and social branches during the undergraduate program.

 

The department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering is committed to addressing the educational and research needs to ensure sustainable management of the divers ship design and production areas. . Main research activities involve ship production, ship design, ship resistace, marine enginees, air conditioning.

 

The curriculum prepares students for careers in fisheries professions within private or state fisheries and maritime sectors, and ensures that, upon graduation, students are eligible for employment or post-graduate study. Additionally, the Department maintains a nationally and internationally recognized research program that addresses all aspects of fisheries and aquatic sciences.

 

 
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