Doctoral Thesis (MDES697) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Doctoral Thesis MDES697 0 0 0 0 150
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Ph.D.
Mode of Delivery Distance, Face To Face, Mix
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Experiment, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Tez Danışmanı (+ Tez Eşdanışmanı) / Thesis Supervisor (+Thesis Co-supervisor)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Evaluation of candidate’s written “intermediate report I”, "intermediate report II" and "intermediate report III" and presentations to cover his/her up to date research work, together with a Thesis Jury ideally covering a four-term study. In prder to establish a Thesis Jury , the PhD student is required to get an acceptance from a national/international peer-reviewed journal about his/her paper derived from the PhD work.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Systematic acquisition and understanding of knowledge on modeling and design of engineering systems.
  • Develop research skills to conceptualize, model, design and implement a research project in the light of unforeseen problems.
  • Gain an attitude to undertake pure and applied research and development at advanced level.
  • Attain professional skills of personal responsibility and autonomous initiative in complex and unpredictable situations in professional environments.
Course Content Thesis topic as stated on the thesis protocol.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation


Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 3 25
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 25
Toplam 4 50
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Ability to carry out advanced research activities, both individual and as a member of a team X
2 Ability to evaluate research topics and comment with scientific reasoning X
3 Ability to initiate and create new methodologies, implement them on novel research areas and topics X
4 Ability to produce experimental and/or analytical data in systematic manner, discuss and evaluate data to lead scintific conclusions X
5 Ability to apply scientific philosophy on analysis, modelling and design of engineering systems X
6 Ability to synthesis available knowledge on his/her domain to initiate, to carry, complete and present novel research at international level X
7 Contribute scientific and technological advancements on engineering domain of his/her interest area X
8 Contribute industrial and scientific advancements to improve the society through research activities X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 80 41 3280
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 5 100 500
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 3780