FFD 699 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Doctoral Thesis
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
FFD 699
Fall
0
0
0
30

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
Third Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives Students are expected to organize the outlines of their research, to conduct the research study, to make analyses and synthesis the thesis findings, to write and present their thesis in accordance with the academic framework. To do that, the fundamentals of the academic writing will be considered and applied through the course.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • discuss the general methods and approaches in terms of writing master thesis.
  • consider their thesis in a critical way of thinking.
  • analyze the published research reports and papers in accordance with the rules of academic writing.
  • apply the critical reading, understanding, analyzing and comparing abilities throughout the course.
  • learn how to make a literature review and how to quote from academic sources.
  • apply the ethical and formal rules of academic writing
  • write the dissertation and defend it in front of the jury successfully.
Course Content In this course, conducting research on a subject that will scientifically contribute to the field of design, as well as ethical and formal rules of academic thesis writing will be analyzed and applied.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Thesis development Individual Study
2 Thesis development Individual Study
3 Thesis development Individual Study
4 Thesis development Individual Study
5 Thesis development Individual Study
6 Thesis development Individual Study
7 Thesis development Individual Study
8 Thesis development Individual Study
9 Thesis development Individual Study
10 Thesis development Individual Study
11 Thesis development Individual Study
12 Thesis development Individual Study
13 Thesis development Individual Study
14 Thesis development Individual Study
15 Thesis development Individual Study
16 Thesis development Individual Study

 

Course Notes/Textbooks None
Suggested Readings/Materials Scientific articles and books

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
100
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
100
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
0
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
900
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
Final Exam
    Total
900

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

to be able to develop scientific expertise and capabilities in the field of design studies by using creative and critical thinking as well as research skills; innovatively contributing to the discipline through new ideas, 

2

to be able to comprehend the interaction across various disciplines related to the field of design reaching at original conclusions via using new and complex analysis, synthesis and evaluation skills,

3

to be able to develop new strategic approaches to solve unforeseen complex issues in design practice through integrative and creative elaboration,

4

to be able to conduct independent research, analyze scientific phenomena through a broad, deep and critical perspective, arrive at new syntheses and evaluations in design discipline,

5

to be able to publish scientific articles in reputable refereed journals, present papers in scientific conferences in the field of design and its sub-disciplines,

6

to be able to develop effective communication skills to scientifically present and defend original ideas to an expert audience,

7

to be able to conduct affective team work in the field of design,

8

to be able to use the English language fluently for both comprehending scientific publications and developing proper communication with foreign colleagues,

9

to be able to contribute to the process of transforming into an " information society", by following the technological, social and cultural developments on both academic and professional grounds continuously,

10

to be able to develop skills of designing and producing unique models and products that will be certificated as registered design, trade mark and patents.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest