Master TR-NQF-HE: Level 7 QF-EHEA: Second Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 7

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
INE5888-1 Master Thesis Fall 0 0 0 20

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Must Course
Course Level:
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Assoc. Prof. BARIŞ SELÇUK
Recommended Optional Program Components: N.A.
Course Objectives: The objective of the master thesis research is to teach students how to carry out an independent piece of research on a development issue. Working on the master thesis should enable students to address a specific theme in a scientifically sound, thorough and precise manner. Students gains insight into the different stages of the research process and enhance students’ ability to see the relationship between choice of research question, theoretical perspective, research design and choice of method.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
Upon completion of the course, the student is expected to be able to:
1. show considerable knowledge of a specific theoretical and empirical issue area.
2. compose, present and defend a scientific inquiry in the form of a master’s thesis.
3. critically scrutinize different theories and methods in engineering science as well as to apply these in the composition of a master’s thesis.

Course Content

Scientific research methods, literature review, article analysis, scientific modeling and analysis, programming, reporting and academic writing.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Assignment of research topic and literature review
2) Article analysis and methodolody
3) Evaluation, Academic honesty rules
4) Progress report and presentation
5) Literature review
6) Article analysis
7) Evaluation
8) Progress report and presentation
9) Literature review
10) Article analysis
11) Evaluation
12) Literature review
13) Literature review
14) Final report and presentation


Course Notes / Textbooks: N.A.
References: N.A.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Presentation 1 % 50
Project 1 % 50
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 1 14
Field Work 5 20 100
Study Hours Out of Class 14 10 140
Presentations / Seminar 3 100 300
Project 1 200 200
Total Workload 754

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Process view and analytic thinking
2) managerial thinking with technical background
3) To have theoretical knowledge on operations research.
4) Awareness about the applications of operations research
5) To have ability of selection and efficient use of modern techniques, equipments and information technologies for industrial engineering
6) To be capable of designing and conducting experiments and collecting data, analyzing and interpreting results
7) To have verbal and oral effective communication skills by using visual methods in Turkish and English
8) To be aware of entrepreneurship, sustainability and innovation
9) To lead disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams, to develop solution approaches in complex situations, to work individually and to take responsibility.
10) To have conscious of professional and ethical responsibility
11) To have conscious of necessity to lifelong learning
12) To be aware of economic and legal implications of engineering solutions
13) Economic, social and environmental responsibility while solving management problems