First Cycle Programmes    (Bachelor's Degree)
Bachelor - Faculty of Arts and Sciences - Physics
General Description  |  Key Learning Outcomes  |  Course Structure Diagram with Credits
General Description ^
History
Physics Department, established in 1993, under the Faculty of Arts and Science founded in 1982, started education in the Göztepe Campus. Starting with 20 students at those years, our department currently admits nearly 70 students every year. Its education language in Turkish up to 2012 changed to at least 30% compulsory education in English after 2012-2013 Academic year. As per the “International Joint Programs Academic Regulation (2009)”, our university has studies about Double Major (DM) and "Minor Program" (MP). DM and MP protocols have been signed in our faculty with Chemistry and Mathematics Departments and in Engineering Faculty with Computer, Environmental, Metallurgy and Material Science Engineering Departments. After starting the LLP/Erasmus Program in the year 2002 as a “pilot university”, our university has been one of the important universities which have the right to get "Erasmus University Declaration". Also our department has signed various bilateral agreements. The Academic Members in our department are allowed to be integrated with Europe within the scope of “lecturing” and “traineeship” activities by LLP/Erasmus Program besides undergraduate student mobility. The academic members joined to the department in time and educated in the international platform have consisted of collaborating young and dynamic staff. The current staff is a core crew which is open for growing and international competition, heading for being one of the best Physics Departments. Below are the Heads of the Department by years: 1993-2000 Prof. Dr. Ömer Asım Saçlı; 2000-2002 Prof. Dr. Emin Özbaş; 2002-2005 Prof. Dr. Selami Işık Aytaç; 2005-2008 Prof. Dr. Seyfettin Fakıoğlu; 2008-Continue Prof. Dr. Uğur Yahşi.
Qualification Awarded
Phiysicist.
Specific Admission Requirements
Applicants for undergraduate study at Marmara University are required to take a written entrance test, First Cycle Placement Test (LYS), that is centrally organized by Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM). Transfer Procedure: Students who are registered in Physics Department of another university in Turkey are able to apply to our department based on their GPA and quota of our department. International students admission is possible based on the quota of the department and the score of ‘Marmara University Entrance Examination for Students Abroad’.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
Students who have registered to our department for the first time are required to take an English Exam at the beginning of their first year that is prepared by the language school of Marmara University. Depending on their score, students may either be exempted from the mandatory preparation school or start their language education from a suitable level. Students who are registered in Physics Department of another university in Turkey are able to apply to our department based on their GPA and quota of our department. If such students are accepted, they may be exempted from some of the courses they have succeded in the previous university based on the decision of the Commission for Exemption and Administrative Board of the Faculty. Higher Educational Council do not accept apprenticeship and industrial certificates for exemption of courses.Transfer from Short Cycle education is also possible. Students gaining Short Cycle degrees should enter “Direct Transfer Test” (DGS) that is centrally organized by Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM). Such students may be exempted from some of the courses they have succeded in the previous Short Cycle programs based on the decision of the Commission for Exemption and Administrative Board of the Faculty.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Students who succeeded in all the courses of the program will graduate at the end of 4 years of education. Physics undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 2.00/4.00 . Students with GPA less than 1.80/4.00 at the end of their second year in the department are not allowed to take the third year courses. At the beginning of the 3rd or 5th semester, Physics undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.00/4.00 are allowed to attend double major or minor major programs offered by the related departments depending on the quota. Applications for the Erasmus Program are taken once a year in February and the application dates and procedures are given in the LLP/Erasmus web page of Marmara University. Second and third year students may apply to this program. Applicants are required to take a language exam. Their GPA and score of the language exam are evaluated depending on the quota for the acceptance.
Profile of The Programme
Theoretic and applied courses are instructed in the Physics Department based on 4 years undergraduate education. The lessons are compulsory in the first 4 semesters. In the last 4 semesters, elective courses are added to the compulsory lessons. Compulsory Lessons: General Physics, Modern Physics, Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics I, Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Computer Application in Mathematics and Physics, Optics and Waves, Atomic Physics, Nuclear Physics, Solid State Physics, Electronics and Application Courses (Laboratories). Elective Courses: Laser Physics, Spectroscopic Methods, Atmospheric Physics, Semiconductor Devices, Superconductivity, Quantum Mechanics II, Introduction to Relativity Theories ... etc.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Research and Development Institutions / Departments (for example TÜBİTAK, TAEK, ASELSAN); Technological Consultancy and Implementation Companies (for example in the R&Ds of Industrial companies); Education Counseling Department; Public Institutions – Research Technologies Units (for example Ministry of Energy) Technology Substructure Companies; Software Development Companies; Finance Institutions (Banks); Packaged Software Distributors and Operators; Chemistry and Medicine Industry; National Metrology Institute.
Access to Further Studies
Graduated students may apply for the graduate programs in the related fields in any Institute. Physics department offers graduate degrees (M.S. and Ph.D) in five diciplines; General Physics, Atom and Moleculer Physics, Solid-State Physics, High Energy and Plasma Physics and Nuclear Physics. Students with an undergraduate degree may apply for the graduate programs. Those who are in their last semester may also apply for the graduate program on condition. The acceptance of the applicants are ruled by Institute for Graduate Studies in Pure and Applied Sciences. Applicants are required to have a score of 60/100 from the ALES exam that is centrally organized by Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM) or an equivalent exam approved by Inter-University Council of Higher Education Council of Turkey (YÖK). Depending on the quota, undergraduate GPA, Scientific Examination and an interview are taken into account for the acceptance of the applicant as well as the score of the ALES exam. M.S. Degree, a score of 65 from ALES exam and of 60 in ÜDS language exam that is centrally organized by Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM) are required for applying a Ph.D. Program. Other relavant language exams (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) approved by Inter-University Council are also accepted for Ph.D. applications. Depending on the quota, GPA in M.S. degree, Scientific Examination and an interview are taken into account for the acceptance of the applicant as well as the score on the ALES exam.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
For the evaluation of each course, a semester-evaluation and a final examination is held and scheduled by the instructors in the relevant dates of the academic calendar. Evaluation of the semester includes a midterm exam, homeworks, preparation of projects, laboratory practices and recitation sections. Each evaluation is based on a 100 grade system and overall semester-evaluation grade has a 40% contribution to the overall score. Final examination is based on a 100 grade system and the grade contributes 60% to the overall score. No second final exams are given. Marmara University uses Relative Grading System and a grading scale of 4.00. At the end of the semester, all grades given over 100 are transferred to Relative Grading System (BDS). For details: http://www.marmara.edu.tr/dosya/mevzuat/on-lisans.pdf
Graduation Requirements
Students who have successfully completed all courses in the curriculum (240 ECTS Credits) and have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.00/4.00 may graduate. Students who have completed the first two years of their education may get a short cycle diploma. Applications for short cycle diploma do not have any deadline. Students who have succeeded in all the required courses but have a GPA of less than 2.00 are not allowed to graduate. However, these students may be given the chance of following the third and fourth year courses that they select and approve their scores and overall GPA. Students who have only one failed course prior to graduation are given a chance to enter an exam for that course. Double major diploma or minor certificate are not given to students who have not achieved to graduate from their main major. On the other hand, diploma of the main major is given even if the double major or minor certificate requirements are not fulfilled. Minor certificate can be given to students who have not fulfilled double major requirements but fulfilled the minor requirements. Turkish and English diploma suppliments are given to graduates together with their undergraduate diploma. In these suppliments, the qualifications of the education, GPA of the graduate and type of the diploma are stated. For details: http://www.marmara.edu.tr/dosya/mevzuat/yeni/mu_yonetmelik_onlisans_lisans_v36.pdf
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Full-Time
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Department Head: Prof. Dr. Uğur Yahşi; Vise Heads: Assist. Prof. Dr. Cumali Tav ve Assist. Prof. Dr. Fatih Dumludağ; Address:Faculty of Arts and Science Physics Department Göztepe Campus 34722 Ziverbey, İSTANBUL, TURKEY; Tel: +90 (216) 345 1186 / 1348; Faks: +90 (216) 347 8783; E-mail: uyahsi@marmara.edu.tr; Erasmus Department Coordinator: Assist. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Alevli; mustafaalevli@marmara.edu.tr; Farabi Department Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Kadir Esmer; kadir.esmer@marmara.edu.tr
Facilities
The Department offers Double Major (DM) and Minor Program (MP). For undergraduate students, DM and MP protocols have been signed in our faculty with Chemistry and Mathematics Departments and in Engineering Faculty with Computer, Environmental, Metallurgy and Material Engineering Departments. Within the scope of Erasmus Bilateral Agreements with universities in European countries, they are able to go to the universities in one or two education periods. Our undergraduate students in the Student mobility activities are able to take the advantages of education, cultural and social facilities of the other university. Physics Department has Positronium, Nanodevices, Nanotechnology Research and Application, Spectroscopy, Atmospheric and Biophysics Research Laboratories together with Physics and Electronics Undergraduate Laboratories, and do theoretical and applicational reseach in itself together with other reseach centers and industrial institutions.
Key Learning Outcomes ^
1 Students will be able to make measurements, analyses, and interpretations by studying and examining physical phenomena in nature.
2 Students will be able to develop theoretical models to solve problems in physics and interdisciplinary fields.
3 Students will be able to solve theoretical models with certain assumptions by use of analytical and/or computer based methods .
4 Students will be able to carry out scientific research in interdisciplinary programs.
5 Students will be able to conduct a collaborative project in applied and engineering science and in information/ communication technologies.
6 Students will be able to design and install the scientific experiment tools and laboratory equipments
7 Students will be able to collect and analyze scientific data and prepare reports, and discuss them in scientific platforms using informational technologies.
8 Students will be able to design analog and digital electronic circuits
9 Students will be able to teach in physics and related scientific fields.
10 Students will be able to apply scientific development and technological progresses by investigating and examining under ethical guidelines.
11 Students will have knowledge of current physics subjects and be able to discuss them.
12 Students will be able to work as a researcher in Research and Development departments in Industry .
Course Structure Diagram with Credits ^
T : Theoretical P: Practice
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ATA121 Ataturk's Principles and The History of Turkish Renovation I Compulsory 2 0 2
2 FZK111 Physics I Compulsory 4 0 5
3 FZK121 Physics Laboratory I Compulsory 0 4 5
4 KMY103 General Chemistry I Compulsory 4 0 5
5 KMY163 General Chemistry Laboratory I Compulsory 0 4 4
6 MAT107 Mathematics I Compulsory 4 0 5
7 TRD121 Turkish Language I Compulsory 2 0 2
8 YDZx121 Foreign Language I Elective 2 0 2
Total 18 8 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ATA122 Principles of Ataturk II Compulsory 2 0 2
2 FZK112 Physics II Compulsory 4 0 5
3 FZK122 Physics Laboratory II Compulsory 0 4 5
4 KMY104 General Chemistry II Compulsory 4 0 5
5 KMY164 General Chemistry Laboratory II Compulsory 0 4 4
6 MAT108 Mathematics II Compulsory 4 0 5
7 TRD122 Turkish Language II Compulsory 2 0 2
8 YDZx122 Foreign Language II Elective 2 0 2
Total 18 8 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 BSP231 Applications in Computer I Compulsory 2 2 5
2 FZK211 Physics III Compulsory 4 0 5
3 FZK213 Physics Laboratory III Compulsory 0 4 4
4 FZK231 Mathematical Methods in Physics I Compulsory 4 0 5
5 FZK251 Electronics I Compulsory 4 0 7
6 FZK253 Electronics Laboratory I Compulsory 0 4 4
Total 14 10 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 BSP232 Applications in Computer II Compulsory 2 2 5
2 FZK212 Modern Physics Compulsory 4 0 5
3 FZK214 Modern Physics Laboratory Compulsory 0 4 4
4 FZK252 Electronics II Compulsory 4 0 7
5 FZK254 Electronics Laboratory II Compulsory 0 4 4
6 MAT202 Differential Equations Compulsory 4 0 5
Total 14 10 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 FZK311 Mechanics Compulsory 4 0 7
2 FZK321 Electricity and Magnetism I Compulsory 3 0 6
3 FZK341 Quantum Mechanics I Compulsory 5 0 7
4 FZK-S1,2 Elective - 1-2 Elective 6 0 10
Total 18 0 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 FZK312 Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics I Compulsory 4 0 6
2 FZK322 Electricity and Magnetism II Compulsory 3 0 6
3 FZK352 Digital Electronics Compulsory 3 0 5
4 FZK354 Digital Electronics Laboratory Compulsory 0 4 3
5 FZK-S3,4 Elective - 3-4 Elective 6 0 10
Total 16 4 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 FZK421 Optics and Waves I Compulsory 3 0 8
2 FZK451 Solid State Physics I Compulsory 3 0 8
3 FZK-S5,6 Elective - 5-6 Elective 6 0 14
Total 12 0 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 FZK442 Atomic Physics Compulsory 3 0 8
2 FZK462 Nuclear Physics Compulsory 3 0 8
3 FZK-S7,8 Elective - 7-8 Elective 6 0 14
Total 12 0 30
Elective
1 . Semester > YDZx121 Foreign Language I
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 YDZA121 German I Compulsory 2 0 2
2 YDZF121 French I Compulsory 2 0 2
3 YDZI121 English I Compulsory 2 0 2
2 . Semester > YDZx122 Foreign Language II
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 YDZA122 German II Compulsory 2 0 2
2 YDZF122 French II Compulsory 2 0 2
3 YDZI122 English II Compulsory 2 0 2
5 . Semester > FZK-S1,2 Elective - 1-2
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 BSP335 Advanced Programming in Computer Compulsory 3 0 5
2 FZK331 Mathematical Methods in Physics II Compulsory 3 0 5
3 FZK381 Introduction to Atmospheric Physics Compulsory 3 0 5
4 FZK391 History and Philosophy of Science I Compulsory 3 0 5
6 . Semester > FZK-S3,4 Elective - 3-4
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 FZK336 Numerical Methods in Physics Compulsory 3 0 5
2 FZK342 Quantum Mechanics II Compulsory 3 0 5
3 FZK356 Structure and Properties of Matters Compulsory 3 0 5
4 FZK382 Introduction to Air Pollution Compulsory 3 0 5
7 . Semester > FZK-S5,6 Elective - 5-6
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 FZK411 Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics II Compulsory 3 0 7
2 FZK453 Introduction to Superconductivity Compulsory 3 0 7
3 FZK455 Laser Physics and its Applications Compulsory 3 0 7
4 FZK463 Energy I Compulsory 3 0 7
5 FZK465 Nuclear Reactors Compulsory 3 0 7
6 FZK477 General Relativity and Cosmology Compulsory 3 0 7
7 FZK479 Plasma Physics Compulsory 3 0 7
8 FZK480 Mikrokontrolcüler Compulsory 3 0 7
9 PHYS4527 Introduction to Relativity Theories Compulsory 3 0 7
8 . Semester > FZK-S7,8 Elective - 7-8
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 FZK422 Optics and Waves II Compulsory 3 0 7
2 FZK444 Atomic Spectrum Compulsory 3 0 7
3 FZK446 Introduction to Spectroscopy Compulsory 3 0 7
4 FZK452 Solid State Physics II Compulsory 3 0 7
5 FZK4524 Health Physics Compulsory 3 0 7
6 FZK454 Applied Superconductivity Compulsory 3 0 7
7 FZK456 Semiconductor Devices II Compulsory 3 0 7
8 FZK464 Energy II Compulsory 3 0 7
9 FZK466 Medical Physics Compulsory 3 0 7
10 FZK476 Special Theory of Relativity Compulsory 3 0 7
11 FZK478 Fundamental Particles Compulsory 3 0 7
12 FZK482 Atmospheric Measurement Methods Compulsory 3 0 7
13 FZK492 Philosophy of Physics and Methods Compulsory 3 0 7

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