LESKIS Accreditation

What is LESKIS?

LESKIS is an acronym for "Continuous Quality Improvement Process in Graduate Education".

The objective of LESKIS is to restructure graduate level education in accordance with changing needs and expectations, to have an active role in the international trends and paradigms for graduate education, and to monitor, improve and maintain the continuity of the quality of graduate education.

In order to create a graduate level education that is of higher quality, more transparent, widely accepted and competitive, Istanbul Technical University is reevaluating every graduate level program, improving them, and establishing a network of quality assurance systems to ensure the continuity of the improvement process.

Program Outcomes

Outcomes for M.Sc. Programs

i.

Developing and intensifying knowledge in the related program's area, based upon the competency in the undergraduate level (sufficient knowledge) (knowledge).

ii.

Grasping the inter-disciplinary interaction related to one's area (knowledge).

iii.

The ability to use the expert-level theoretical and practical knowledge acquired in the area (skill).

iv.

Interpreting and forming new types of knowledge by combining the knowledge from the area and the knowledge from various other disciplines (skill).

v.

Solving the problems faced in the area by making use of the research methods (skill).

vi.

The ability to carry out a specialistic study related to one's area independently. (Competence to work independently and take responsibility).

vii.

Developing new strategic approaches to solve the unforeseen and complex problems arising in the practical processes of one's area and coming up with solutions while taking responsibility (Competence to work independently and take responsibility).

viii.

Fulfilling the leader role in the environments where solutions are sought for the problems related to the area (Competence to work independently and take responsibility).

ix.

Assessing the specialistic knowledge and skill gained through the study with a critical view and directing one's own learning process (Learning Competence).

x.

Systematically transferring the current developments in the area and one's own work to other groups in and out of the area; in written, oral and visual forms (Communication and Social Competency).

xi.

Ability to see and develop social relationships and the norms directing these relationships with a critical look and the ability to take action to change these when necessary. (Communication and Social Competency).

xii.

Proficiency in a foreign language –at least European Language Portfolio B2 Level- and establishing written and oral communication with that language (Communication and Social Competency).

xiii.

Using the computer software together with the information and communication Technologies efficiently and according to the needs of the area (Communication and Social Competency).

xiv.

Paying regard to social, scientific, cultural and ethical values during the collecting, interpreting, practicing and announcing processes of the area related data and the ability to teach these values to others (Area Specific Competency).

xv.

Developing strategy, policy and application plans concerning the subjects related to the area and the ability to evaluate the end results of these plans within the frame of quality processes (Area Specific Competency).

xvi.

Using the knowledge and the skills for problem solving and/or application (which are processed within the area) in inter-disciplinary studies (Area Specific Competency).

xvii.

In the programs with thesis, the ability to present one's own work within the international environments orally, visually and in written forms (Area Specific Competency).

 

Outcomes for Ph.D. Programs

i.

Developing and intensifying the current and high-level knowledge in the area with the use of original thinking and/or research processes and in a specialistic level, based upon the competency in M.S. level (knowledge).

ii.

Grasping the inter-disciplinary interaction related to one's area; reaching original results by using the specialistic knowledge in analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating new and complex ideas (knowledge).

iii.

The ability to evaluate and use new information in the area with a systematical approach(skill).

iv.

Developing a new idea, method, design and/or application which brings about innovation in the area; or, applying a conventional idea, method, design and/or application to a different environment; researching, grasping, designing and applying an original subject (skill).

v.

The ability to critically analyze, synthesize and evaluate the new and complex ideas (skill).

vi.

Acquiring the most developed skills about using the research methods in studies in the related area (skill).

vii.

Contributing to the progress in the area by independently carrying out a study which uses a new idea, method, design and/or application which brings about innovation in the area; or, applying a conventional idea, method, design and/or application to a different environment (Competence to work independently and take responsibility).

viii.

Expanding the limits of knowledge in the area by publishing at least one scientific article in an international peer reviewed journal and/or creating or interpreting an original work (Competence to work independently and take responsibility).

ix.

Fulfilling the leader role in the environments where solutions are sought for the original and inter-disciplinary problems (Competence to work independently and take responsibility).

x.

Developing area-related new ideas and methods by making use of high level intellectual processes such as creative and critical thinking, problem solving and decision making (Learning Competence).

xi.

Ability to see and develop social relationships and the norms directing these relationships with a critical look and the ability to direct the actions to change these when necessary. (Communication and Social Competency).

xii.

The ability to establish effective communication with experts in the international environments to discuss the area-related subjects and to defend original opinions, showing one's competency in the area (Communication and Social Competency).

xiii.

Proficiency in a foreign language –at least European Language Portfolio C1 Level- and establishing written, oral and visual communication and developing argumentation skills with that language (Communication and Social Competency).

xiv.

Contributing to the society's state and progress towards being an information society by announcing and promoting the technological, scientific and social developments in one's area (Area Specific Competency).

xv.

Ability to establish effective communication in the solving of the problems faced in the area, by using the strategic decision making processes (Area Specific Competency).

xvi.

Contributing to the solution of area-related social, scientific, cultural and ethical problems and promoting the development of these values (Area Specific Competency).

Courses

M.Sc. Level Courses for Environmental Science and Engineering Program

Environmental Science and Engineering Program curriculums can be accessed at http://cevbilmuh.itu.edu.tr/Icerik.aspx?sid=6768

 

M.Sc. Level Courses for Environmental Biotechnology Program

FALL SEMESTER

Compulsory ENB501E Fundamentals of Environmental Biotechnology I
ENB503E Metabolic Concepts in Environmental Sciences
ENB596 Seminer
ENB597 Uzmanlık Alan Dersi
Earth System Modelling
Elective ENB505E Statistical Data Processing
ENB507E Experimental Characterization of Biological Treatment Systems
ENB509E Biological Processing of Solid Wastes
ENB511E Modelling and Design of Anaerobic Treatment Systems
ENB513E Natural Treatment Systems
ENB515E System Design for Aerobic Processes

SPRING SEMESTER

Compulsory Modeling and Simulation of Biosystems
Fundamentals of Environmental Biotechnology II
Seminer
Uzmanlık Alan Dersi
Elective Research Writing in Environmental Sciences
Bioprocess Technology
Biodegradation of Industrial Wastes

 

Ph.D. Level Courses for Environmental Science and Engineering Program

Environmental Science and Engineering Program curriculums can be accessed at http://cevbilmuh.itu.edu.tr/Icerik.aspx?sid=6768

 

Ph.D. Level Courses for Environmental Biotechnology Program

FALL SEMESTER

ENB601E Biological Nitrogen Removal: Theory and Practice
ENB603E Bulking and Foaming Problems in Biological Treatment Systems
ENB605E Biochemical Transformations in Anaerobic Treatment
ENB607E Principles and Applications of Ecotoxicology
ENB609E Microbial Ecology
ENB611E Modern Scientific Tools in Bioprocessing
ENB613E Principles of Inhibition in Biological Systems
ENB697 Uzmanlık Alan Dersi

SPRING SEMESTER

ENB602E Microbial Genetics in Environmental Engineering
ENB604E Mechanism and Design of Biological Phosphorus Removal
ENB606E Computer Aided Design of Nutrient Removal Activated Sludge Systems
ENB608E Special Topics in Environmental Biotechnology
ENB610E Biofilm Theory and Applications
ENB612E Bioremediation
ENB697 Uzmanlık Alan Dersi