General Information

MASTER’S PROGRAMME IN MATHEMATICS (Without Thesis)

 

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

 

HISTORY

To be able to find solutions to recent problems and developing current solution techniques is only possible with having a strong mathematical background and analytical thinking. Besides, technological developments and science world requires to have advanced level of mathematics. Accordingly, theoretical mathematics has been improving a great pace along with applied mathematics. As a result of these developments, mathematics has about a hundred subfields recently.  The Mathematics Master Program at Maltepe University has been aware of these realities and has adapted the curriculum which consists of both pure and applied mathematics courses since 2005-2006 academic year.

Our graduate alumni may continue on their academic career at eminent foreign or domestic universities. Some of the fields which the Mathematics Master Program alumni may concentrate on their professional life are being an academician, mathematical modeling and healthcare systems optimization, environmental issues, climate and cosmology, molecular dynamic, bioinformatics, encryption for credit card security, security in banking operations, safety in communication, modeling of airplanes, design of integrated circuit, investment planning and risk analysis.

MISSION

 

The objective of the graduate program in Mathematics is to bring up individuals who will see relations between mathematical thinking and normal life, be one step ahead in working life, represent our country at international platforms well,

 

 

VİSION

The aim of the program is to bring up eminent mathematicians who can make a contribution  at national and international platforms and represent our country well abroad.

 

ACQUIRED DEGREE

Students, who successfully complete the program, are entitled to Master’s degree in Mathematics.

 

 

ACQUIRED LEVEL OF QUALIFICATION

It is a program that provides graduate education at Second Cycle level.

ACQUIRED DEGREE REQUIREMENTS AND RULES

Students studying master's without thesis are required:

·         To take 12 courses (36 local credits) and enroll in the Master’s project, and complete 120 ECTS. (The Seminar course and Master’s project does not have local credit and are assessed with a pass or fail).

·         To get at least a grade of DD in order to be successful in each course of the program,

·         To have 2.50 general average grades out of 4.00 on the core subjects, and are to be successful in the Seminar course and Master’s thesis defense.

 

DESCRIPTION OF PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

A student who is currently enrolled in a Master's Degree program in the same discipline at another institution and has successfully completed at least one semester, upon submitting all required documents before the deadline, may transfer to the Master's Program at Maltepe University upon the recommendation of the department administration and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School of Sciences. The decision taken will also include eligibility for exemption from some course requirements of the graduate program. Students who transfer from another university must be successful in the Maltepe University English Proficiency Exam or in an equivalent English examination.

 

Graduates from other disciplines are accepted to the program provided they take undergraduate courses to make them ready to take graduate courses.   

 

Recognition of prior non-formal and in-formal learning will also be considered although rules and regulations are not yet adequately developed in Turkish Higher Education System.

 

 

THE DEFINITION OF THE PROGRAM

The objective of the graduate program in Mathematics is to bring up individuals who will be aware of the problems in mathematics, have a critical point of view and a capacity of doing research, caring about solutions and evaluating the results. Therefore, they will not only have a chance to take effective roles in setting up the future but also will be able to catch the opportunity to find satisfactory jobs in the working fields such as universities, education and research centers, companies which need mathematics and computing  both in private and state sectors.

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE OF GRADUATES

The graduates of the Mathematics Master’s program have a full knowledge of the existing theoretical and substantive academic literature and as they are committed to lifelong learning they will have access to national and international periodical journals, have experience in Mathematics research methodology and report writing and have the motivation and opportunity to publish findings in accordance with academic principles and ethical values.

 

The Graduates of the Mathematics Master’s program find employment in such institutions and work places as Ministry of Education, Universities,  Statistics Institution of Turkey, Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Research Institutions and Firms,

 

 

TRANSFER TO A HIGHER STAGE

The students who graduated from Mathematics Master’s program may apply to study in Ph.D. programs (third cycle) in the same field or other fields.

 

 

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

The Graduate School of Sciences Mathematics Master’s Program (with thesis option) has compulsory seminar and 12 courses, 3 of which are compulsory and 9 elective adding up to  36 local credits  and 120 ECTS; Master’s Project is 30 ECTS credits.

EXAMS, EVALUATION AND GRADING

Exams

Students take at least one quiz, one mid-term or a project and an end of term exam whose number is determined by the instructor.

 

Students are informed beforehand about the mid-term exam dates and the subjects that the students will be responsible for. The numbers and dates of mid-term exams are announced by the instructor at the beginning of the semester. Mid-terms are given during the pre-determined hours for that course. Excuses of those students who have not taken the mid-term exam or taken part in studies are evaluated by the instructor, and the procedure is determined by the board of management of the institute.

 

In end of term exams, student’s knowledge and performance in that semester is tested, and they are extremely significant in evaluation of student’s success. To what extent this exam affects the student’s success is determined by the instructor and is announced at the beginning of the term. Starting and finishing dates of end of term exams are determined by senate and can be seen in academic calendar published at the beginning of the term.

 

Excuses of those students who have not taken the mid-term exam are evaluated by the board management of institute. Providing that the documents proving the excuses are admitted, excuse exam dates are announced.

 

Evaluation and Grading

Instructors evaluate each registered student by taking quiz, mid-term exam and final exam results, and the studies that substitute exams into consideration. As a result of the evaluation, s/he appreciates one of the grades below as the student's final grade.

PASSING GRADES

NUMERICAL EQUIVALENT

AA

4.0

BA

3,5

BB

3.0

CB

2,5

CC

2.0

DC

1,5

DD

1.0

F

0,0

 

 

AA, BA, BB, CB and CC mean that the course has been completed successfully. DC and DD grades show that the course has been completed successfully providing that the student has fulfilled the requirements depending on grade average point which was specified in the regulations. Grade F shows that the student has been unsuccessful. Even if the grade average point of a student who has got an F grade is enough to be considered as successful, this course is retaken. The letter grades specified above are based on evaluations of midterm and final exams and papers written by the students. Final grades are given on the basis of normal distribution of scores in the class. However, these letter grades are considered to correspond to the following intervals out of a hundred: AA 90-100; BA 85-89; BB 80-84; CB 75-79; CC 70-74; DC 60-69; DD 50-59; F 49 and below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special condition of students in a course is shown with the letters below:

 BI   (successful)

Student has succeeded in a course without credit or in one that is not included in the average

BZ  (unsuccessful)

Student has been unsuccessful in a course without credit or in one that is not included in the average

EK   (incomplete)

In a condition of incompleteness resulting from the student, the instructor takes valid excuses into consideration and wants that student to compensate those imperfections. Providing that the imperfections are not compensated maximum in two weeks after passing grades are announced, the mark of incomplete, changes to an F grade.                         

ÇK  (dropped)

Student has dropped the course

DZ  (unattended)

Student has not fulfilled attendance requirements. (Absenteeism is regarded as an F grade while the averages are calculated)

MU (exempt)

Student has been exempted according to this regulations

TK (retaken)

The course has been retaken due to failure

İZ  (permitted)

Student is permitted according to regulations

TF (transfer)

Equivalent courses which the student took and succeeded in other higher education institutions, in another institute or in the previous program and which have been recognized in the current undergraduate transfer program

ÖZ  

Student has the status of special student

 

 

Successful Students

Students are regarded as successful according to their General Average Grade. In order to be graduated as successful, students have to have 2.50 General Average Grade in a Master's program.

 

Students who graduate from their departments or complete their programs with 3.50-4.00 General Average Grade are appreciated as University high honor students and they are on the list of University Honor Students List.

 

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Students registered in a Master’s program with thesis:

·         Are to take 12 courses (36 local credits) and enroll in the Master’s project, and complete 120 ECTS. (The Master’s project does not have local credit and are assessed with a pass or fail).

·         Are to get at least DD grade in order to be successful in a course in their program.

·         Are to have 2.50 general average grades out of 4.00 on the core subjects, and are to be successful in the Seminar course and Master’s thesis defense.

 

 

TYPE OF EDUCATION

Education in Maltepe University is carried out on a full-time basis.

 

HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT

Head of the Department of Mathematics

Prof. Dr. Hüseyin ÇAKALLI

Address:

Marmara Eğitim Köyü 34857-İSTANBUL/TÜRKİYE

 

Telephone:

+90 216 626 10 50 / 2248

 

E-mail:

[email protected]