For graduate students with a M.Sc. degree in Earthquake Engineering the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program in Earthquake Engineering consists of at least 24 credit hours course load and a Doctor of Philosophy Thesis. For graduate students with M.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical-Electronical Engineering, Geophysics, Physics or Mathematics, additional courses may be required depending on the academic background of the student.
The minimum number of credits of formal course work is made up of elective courses, at the discretion of the particular program which the student is registered. Since a Ph.D program is essentially the pursuit of individual interest in specific professional field, the course work is planned under the guidance of an advisor to fit student's specific objectives and needs. The 24 credits of course work should normally comprise of 600 level courses; however, 400 and 500 level courses without credit, maximum two 500 level courses with credit, may be included in the program by the approval of the advisor.
The students without an M.Sc. degree from Bogazici University have to take at least two 500 or 600 level courses, in addition to their regular Ph.D.program.
Upon completion of course work with a grade-point average of at least 3.0, the student is required to pass a qualifying examination. Subsequently, the student can start dissertation work under the supervision of an advisor appointed by the Institute.
“All courses and course definitions of the Earthquake Engineering department may be seen together with their syllabus, in our department’s website under “Academic Program” or with general descriptions under the graduate catalogue pages of Bogazici University. The links indicated below provide the most recent information about new courses or changes in course titles, definitions or credits as accepted by the university senate. “