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Biosystems Engineering
General Description
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Brief History
Under the Bursa Uludag University, Faculty of Agriculture, The Biosystems Engineering Department was established in 2009, where the fields of expertise of the previous Agricultural Machinery and Agricultural Structures and Irrigation departments were included in the form of Departments. Our department, which is located in most of the developed country universities of the world, started undergraduate education in 2009 and graduate education in 2013. The subjects of our department´s education and work include automation in agriculture and emerging technologies, precision agriculture techniques, energy and machinery, mechanization applications in crop and animal production, post-harvest mechanization applications, agricultural structures, development of land and water resources, development of rural areas. The Biosystems Engineering Department consists of four disciplines: Land and Water Resources, Agricultural Energy Systems, Agricultural Machinery Systems, and Agricultural Structures.
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Qualification Awarded
This department is subject to the second stage degree system in the field of Biosystem Engineering in higher education. The Ph.D. programme, on the other hand, has at least seven courses, not less than 24 credit hours (180 ECTS) and not more than 30 credit hours (240 ECTS), one seminar during the course stage, one qualification exam, and the full text publication on the thesis topic or department / science field consists of an original article published SCI-exp journals. When the programs are completed successfully and the program qualifications are met, a Ph.D. in Biosystem Engineering is obtained.
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Level of Qualification
Third Cycle
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Specific Admission Requirements
To apply for a doctorate degree program with thesis in the field of Biosystems Engineering; a. Provided a Master´s degree and an ALES score determined by Senate b. Application to Ph.D programme with a Bachelor´s Degree subject to specific conditions of Ph.D programme. c. English, German, French, foreign languages, such as one, UDS, KPDS, YDS, TOEFL, or equivalent examinations accepted by Higher Education Council, or by the Uludag University School of Foreign Languages must have a minimum score of foreign language determined by the Senate. The Senate will decide equivalence of foreign language documents other than foreign languages in above. d. The international candidates must have Turkish competency issued by TOMER and about the ALES score or GRE, GMAT result certificate which decided equivalence in international level by Turkish Council of Higher Education.
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Specific arrangements for the recognition of prior learning
The provisions in “Regulation on Transfer among Associate and Undergraduate Degree Programs, Double Major, and Subspecialty and the Principals of Credit Transfer among Institutions in Higher Education Institutions” are applied.
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Qualification Requirements and Regulations
In order to obtain a Ph.D. in the field of Biosystem Engineering, at least seven courses, one seminar in course stage, proficiency exam, thesis proposal, thesis work, not less than 24 credit (180 ECTS) hours and not more than 30 credit (240 ECTS) hours. Publishing an original full text article about the thesis topic or regarding department´s field in one of the journals included in SCI or SCI-exp indexes, and obtaining a letter grade of at least CB or above from all the courses taken, and the student´s GPA of at least 2.5 out of 4.00 is required.
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Profile of The Programme
The Biosystems Engineering program aims at educating professionals who will be experts in their field, who are dynamic, culturally engaged, active, research-oriented and capable of finding solutions to present and future problems in Biosystems Engineering field.
Doctorate program is maximum twelve semesters with together course work in two semesters. It is maximum fourteen semesters for candidate with BSc degree. This program fits Uludag University´s Graduate Education and Training Regulations.
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Key Learning Outcomes & Classified & Comparative
1. Independently perceive, design, implement and finalize a research study on an original topic within a scientific framework, along with the development of knowledge based on undergraduate and graduate proficiencies
2. Achieve a high-level proficiency in methods and skills along with the possession and comprehension of up-to-date knowledge by systematical approach on his/her area of interest
3. Contribute to science by expanding the limits of knowledge within the area of interest, publishing all or part of an original study which sheds a new light on science, develops a new scientific method or applies a common method in a new area
4. Critically analyze, synthetize and interpret new and complex ideas
5. Contribute to the process of advancing towards a knowledge society by disseminating information about technological, social and cultural developments within an academical and professional framework
6. Communicate in both own language and foreign languages with people who are working in the same profession area, in scientific societies excluding his/her area of interest and in every part of the society
7. Acquire the ability to understand the interaction between various disciplines related to the field; analyze, synthesize and evaluate the new complex ideas and information that requires expertise, basic sciences, mathematics and engineering sciences
8. Acquire the ability to innovate a new scientific method or technology or apply a common method in a new area to contribute to science by putting out an original work
9. Own the leadership ability in resolution of original and interdisciplinary problems by communicating efficiently with strategical decision making processes
10. Acquire the ability to generate new ideas and methods related to his/her area of interest by using high-level mental processes such as creative and critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making
11. Acquire the ability to critically examine social relationships and norms and develop them and manage the actions needed to change
12. Acquire the ability to produce a solution to the social, scientific and ethical issues encountered in his/her area of interest and support the development of these issues
SKILLS Cognitive - Practical
  • Critically analyze, synthetize and interpret new and complex ideas
  • Independently perceive, design, implement and finalize a research study on an original topic within a scientific framework, along with the development of knowledge based on undergraduate and graduate proficiencies
  • Acquire the ability to innovate a new scientific method or technology or apply a common method in a new area to contribute to science by putting out an original work
  • Acquire the ability to understand the interaction between various disciplines related to the field; analyze, synthesize and evaluate the new complex ideas and information that requires expertise, basic sciences, mathematics and engineering sciences
KNOWLEDGE Theoretical - Conceptual
  • Achieve a high-level proficiency in methods and skills along with the possession and comprehension of up-to-date knowledge by systematical approach on his/her area of interest
  • Acquire the ability to understand the interaction between various disciplines related to the field; analyze, synthesize and evaluate the new complex ideas and information that requires expertise, basic sciences, mathematics and engineering sciences
  • Independently perceive, design, implement and finalize a research study on an original topic within a scientific framework, along with the development of knowledge based on undergraduate and graduate proficiencies
COMPETENCES Field Specific Competence
  • Acquire the ability to produce a solution to the social, scientific and ethical issues encountered in his/her area of interest and support the development of these issues
  • Contribute to the process of advancing towards a knowledge society by disseminating information about technological, social and cultural developments within an academical and professional framework
  • Own the leadership ability in resolution of original and interdisciplinary problems by communicating efficiently with strategical decision making processes
  • Independently perceive, design, implement and finalize a research study on an original topic within a scientific framework, along with the development of knowledge based on undergraduate and graduate proficiencies
COMPETENCES Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility
  • Independently perceive, design, implement and finalize a research study on an original topic within a scientific framework, along with the development of knowledge based on undergraduate and graduate proficiencies
  • Own the leadership ability in resolution of original and interdisciplinary problems by communicating efficiently with strategical decision making processes
  • Contribute to science by expanding the limits of knowledge within the area of interest, publishing all or part of an original study which sheds a new light on science, develops a new scientific method or applies a common method in a new area
COMPETENCES Communication and Social Competence
  • Contribute to the process of advancing towards a knowledge society by disseminating information about technological, social and cultural developments within an academical and professional framework
  • Acquire the ability to critically examine social relationships and norms and develop them and manage the actions needed to change
  • Communicate in both own language and foreign languages with people who are working in the same profession area, in scientific societies excluding his/her area of interest and in every part of the society
Learning Competence
  • Acquire the ability to generate new ideas and methods related to his/her area of interest by using high-level mental processes such as creative and critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making
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Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Biosystems Engineering program is very broad fields of study of graduating students. Graduates as teaching staff can teach course and can do research in universities. In addition, students who graduated from master´s program will be employed in public institutions (Provincial Administration, State Hydraulic Works (DSI), Food, Agriculture and Livestock Ministry and Environment and Urban Development Ministry, municipalities and etc.), Land Consolidation Construction Companies, Agricultural Consultancy Organizations,Manufacturing Sector of Agricultural Machinery, Machinery Sector (Gear,cooling, machine tools, casting industry), Agricultural Cooperatives, Public and Private Banks, Irrigation and Drainage Construction Companies, Engineering and Consultancy Bureau, Technology Development Zones, Agricultural Construction Companies, Agriculture-based International Companies, Large Agricultural Operations.
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Access to Further Studies
Candidate completed successfully the program can apply to Postdoc programs.
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Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Every student must register for each class at the beginning of each semester and must be continued at least 70% of the lecture course and at least 80% of the recitation course to get final exam. Students are subjected to minimum one exam at the end of the semester for each course. All exams are evaluated over 100 points. The final exam is required to obtain at least 75 points for the doctorate program. A course in the graduate program of AA, BA, BB and CB has received a letter grade, students are considered successful from that course.
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Graduation Requirements
In order to obtain a doctorate degree in Biosystems Engineering field, it is required to successfully complete minimum seven courses, not less than 24 credit hours (180 ECTS) and not more than 30 credit hours (240 ECTS), one seminar in course stage, proficiency exam, proposal of Ph.D thesis, write and defend a Ph.D thesis and a full text research article about subject of Ph.D or program, have a minimum GPA of 2.50/4.00 and no letter grades lower than CB. In addition, the publication condition determined by the Institute of Science must be fulfilled.
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Mode of Study
Full-Time
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Address and Contact Details
Prof. Dr. Ercan ŞİMŞEK (Program Başkanı)
Bursa Uludağ Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Biyosistem Mühendisliği Bölümü 16059 BURSA
Tel: 0-224-2941622
E-posta: esimsek@uludag.edu.tr
Doç. Dr. İlknur ALİBAŞ (Bologna Koordinatörü)
Bursa Uludağ Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Biyosistem Mühendisliği Bölümü 16059 BURSA
Tel: 0-224-2941608
e_posta: ialibas@uludag.edu.tr
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Facilities
In the department of Biosystems Engineering, 17 Faculty members and 6 Research Assistants are employed as full-time. In addition, three YOK 100/2000 PhD Scholars in our department contribute to research activities on a full-time. For educational and research activities department has following laboratories; GIS, Internal Combustion Engines, Drying and Cooling, Mechanization in Animal Husbandry, Mechanical Precise Tools , Irrigation and Drainage Laboratory, Heat and Mass Transfer, and Agricultural Air Quality Laboratories. The department has got a 450 m2 workshop for the actions mentioned above. Also, if needed, the 18 classrooms, 2 computer labs and 1 drawing classroom located at Agriculture Faculty are used.
1. Semester
Course Code Course Title Type of Course T1 U2 L3 ECTS
BSM6009 ADVANCED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN HYDROLOGIC ANALYSIS Compulsory 3 0 0 6
BSM6019 AGRICULTURAL APPLICATIONS OF WIND ENERGY Compulsory 2 2 0 6
BSM6021 AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY IN THE MANUFACTURING OF CNC PROGRAMMING PRINCIPLES Compulsory 3 0 0 6
BSM6025 NON - POINT SOURCE POLLUTION AND CONTROL IN AGRICULTURAL BUILDINGS Compulsory 3 0 0 6
BSM6181 PHD SPECIALISED FIELD COURSE I Compulsory 4 0 0 5
BSM6191 DISSERTATION SUPERVISION I Compulsory 0 1 0 1
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Total 30
2. Semester
Course Code Course Title Type of Course T1 U2 L3 ECTS
BSM6172 SEMINAR Compulsory 0 2 0 4
BSM6182 PHD SPECIALISED FIELD COURSE II Compulsory 4 0 0 5
BSM6192 DISSERTATION SUPERVISION II Compulsory 0 1 0 1
FEN6000 RESEARCH TECHNIQUES AND PUBLICATION ETHICS Compulsory 2 0 0 2
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Total 30
3. Semester
Course Code Course Title Type of Course T1 U2 L3 ECTS
BSM6183 PHD SPECIALISED FIELD COURSE III Compulsory 4 0 0 5
BSM6193 DISSERTATION SUPERVISION III Compulsory 0 1 0 15
YET6177 PHD PROFICIENCY EXAMINATION Compulsory 0 0 0 10
Total 30
4. Semester
Course Code Course Title Type of Course T1 U2 L3 ECTS
BSM6184 PHD SPECIALISED FIELD COURSE IV Compulsory 4 0 0 5
BSM6194 DISSERTATION SUPERVISION IV Compulsory 0 1 0 25
Total 30
5. Semester
Course Code Course Title Type of Course T1 U2 L3 ECTS
BSM6185 PHD SPECIALISED FIELD COURSE V Compulsory 4 0 0 5
BSM6195 DISSERTATION SUPERVISION V Compulsory 0 1 0 25
Total 30
6. Semester
Course Code Course Title Type of Course T1 U2 L3 ECTS
BSM6186 PHD SPECIALISED FIELD COURSE VI Compulsory 4 0 0 5
BSM6196 DISSERTATION SUPERVISION VI Compulsory 0 1 0 25
Total 30
7. Semester
Course Code Course Title Type of Course T1 U2 L3 ECTS
BSM6187 PHD SPECIALISED FIELD COURSE VII Compulsory 4 0 0 5
BSM6197 DISSERTATION SUPERVISION VII Compulsory 0 1 0 25
Total 30
8. Semester
Course Code Course Title Type of Course T1 U2 L3 ECTS
BSM6188 PHD SPECIALISED FIELD COURSE VIII Compulsory 4 0 0 5
BSM6198 DISSERTATION SUPERVISION VIII Compulsory 0 1 0 25
Total 30
1. Semester Optional Courses
Course Code Course Title Type of Course T1 U2 L3 ECTS
BSM6001 HYDROLOGIC MODELING OF SMALL WATERSHEDS Optional 3 0 0 6
BSM6003 INFILTRATION THEORY Optional 3 0 0 6
BSM6005 GROUNDWATER DEVELOPMENT Optional 2 2 0 6
BSM6007 SURFACE IRRIGATION HYDRAULICS Optional 3 0 0 6
BSM6011 TRACTORS - EQUIPMENT MECHANICS Optional 3 0 0 6
BSM6013 SPECIFICATION AND APPLICATIONS OF COOLING MACHINERY AND HEAD PUMPS Optional 3 0 0 6
BSM6015 DESIGN OF CULTIVATION MACHINERY Optional 2 2 0 6
BSM6017 MODELING TECHNICS IN AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY Optional 2 2 0 6
BSM6023 DESIGN OF TRANSPORTATION MACHINERY Optional 3 0 0 6
BSM6027 DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES IN FARM BUILDINGS Optional 3 0 0 6
BSM6029 REALLOCATION MODELS ON THE LAND CONSOLIDATION PROJECTS Optional 3 0 0 6
BSM6031 AGRICULTURAL SOURCES POLLUTION ANALYSIS Optional 3 0 0 6
BSM6033 DESIGN OF WOODEN STRUCTURES IN FARM BUILDINGS Optional 3 0 0 6
2. Semester Optional Courses
Course Code Course Title Type of Course T1 U2 L3 ECTS
BSM6002 HYDRAULICS IN POROUS MEDIA Optional 3 0 0 6
BSM6004 ADVANCED HYDROLOGY Optional 3 0 0 6
BSM6006 SIMULATION MODELS IN DRAINAGE ENGINEERING Optional 3 0 0 6
BSM6008 ADVANCED COMPUTER PROGRAMMING Optional 3 0 0 6
BSM6010 MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF IRRIGATION PROJECTS Optional 3 0 0 6
BSM6012 DESIGN OF PLANT PROTECTION MACHINERY Optional 2 0 0 6
BSM6014 DESIGN OF IRRIGATION MACHINERY Optional 2 2 0 6
BSM6020 DESIGN AND PRACTICAL GUIDELINES OF HARVEST AND THRESHING MACHINERY Optional 3 0 0 6
BSM6022 EXPERIMENT TECHNIQUE IN AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY Optional 2 2 0 6
BSM6024 SELECTING AND CLASSIFICATION PRINCIPLES OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS Optional 2 2 0 6
BSM6026 ADVANCED AGRICULTURAL WASTE MANAGEMENT Optional 3 0 0 6
BSM6028 LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS Optional 3 0 0 6
BSM6030 GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS IN RURAL PLANNING Optional 3 0 0 6
BSM6032 ADVANCED TECHIQUES IN EVAPOTRANSPIRATION MODELING Optional 3 0 0 6
BSM6034 ADVANCED ENVIROMENTAL CONTROL FOR AGRICULTURAL STRUCTURES AND DESIGN Optional 3 0 0 6
BSM6036 BIOPROCESS APPLICATIONS IN ANIMAL FEEDING OPERATIONS Optional 3 0 0 6
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