Thesis Proposal (MDES691) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Thesis Proposal MDES691 0 0 0 0 20
Pre-requisite Course(s)
MDES 689 Qualification
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)
  • Prof. Dr. Tez Danışmanı (Thesis Supervisor)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Prior to being formally admitted to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree, student must propose a research project in detail and in the light of unforeseen problems based on the available knowledge in the literature and academia.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • After passing the qualification examination, student focuses on a narrow topic with research initiative.
  • Demonstration of research skills to conceptualize, model/design and implement the proposed research project in the light of unforeseen problems.
  • Demonstration of attitude to undertake proposed research at advanced level.
  • Demonstration of professional skills of personal responsibility and autonomous initiative on the proposed research in complex and unpredictable situations in professional environments.
Course Content Research topic.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
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16 PhD Proposal -


Course Book 1. NA
Other Sources 2. NA

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 30 480
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 60 60
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 60 60
Total Workload 600