Qualification Exam (MDES689) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Qualification Exam MDES689 0 0 0 0 30
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Students must successfully complete 8/15 courses in the curriculum to register this course.
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Ph.D.
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ender Keskinkılıç (MODES EABD Başkanı)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Prior to being formally admitted to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree, the student must demonstrate knowledge of “modeling and design of engineering systems” fundamentals and a potential for research by passing a qualifying examination. During the two terms after completion of the curriculum courses, student must pass the PhD qualifying examination.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Systematic acquisition and understanding by reviewing of substantial body of knowledge acquired during the courses period.
  • Demonstration of the level of knowledge on modeling and design of engineering systems.
  • Demonstration of research skills to conceptualise, model, design and implement a research project in the light of unforeseen problems.
  • Demonstration of attitude to undertake pure and applied research and development at advanced level.
  • Demonstration of professional skills of personal responsibility and autonomous initiative in complex and unpredictable situations in professional environments.
Course Content Topics covered in curriculum courses and related topics.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Term study -
2 Term study -
3 Term study -
4 Term study -
5 Term study -
6 Term study -
7 Term study -
8 Term study -
9 Term study -
10 Term study -
11 Term study -
12 Term study -
13 Term study -
14 PhD Qualification Written Exam -
15 Term study -
16 PhD Qualification Oral Exam -


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 - -
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 100
Toplam 1 100
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 16 40 640
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 2 50 100
Total Workload 740