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Foundation  
The Graduate Programmes in Forest Engineering has been established in 1982 in The Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences.
Qualification Awarded  
The students who have successfully completed a minimum of 21 local credits (equivalant to 60 ECTS credits) from thought courses delivered within the graduate programme of the department and in related fields, achieved a CGPA of at least 2.00 out of 4.00 and prepared and successfully defended a thesis are given given Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D) in FORESTRY ENGINEERING
Level of Qualification:  Third Cycle Degree  
Mode of Study:  Full Time
Admission & Registration Requirements  
1 - Master's Degree in acceptable fields 2 - Sufficient score from the National Academic Staff & Graduate Education Exam (ALES) 3 - English proficiency (500 from TOEFL / 6 from IELTS)
Recognition of Prior Learning  
Recognition of prior learning is at the beginning stage in the Turkish Higher Education System. Karadeniz Technical University and hence the Department of Forestry Engineering is no exception to this. However, exams of exemption are organised at the start of each term at the University for courses compulsory in the curriculum, such as Foreign Languages and Basic Computing. The students who have completed the learning process for these courses on his/her own or through other means, and believe that they have achieved the learning outcomes specified are given the right to take the exemption exam. The students who achieve a passing grade from these exams are held exempt from the related course in the curriculum, and this grade is entered into the transcript of the student.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations  
The degree is awarded to students who have successfully completed a minimum of 21 local credits (60 ECTS) from thought courses with a CGPA of at least 3.00 out of 4.00, and prepared and defended a thesis.
Profile of the Programme  
Educational programme of the Forest Engineering Department established in 1971 is the second forestry department of our country could be able to cover the expectations of the national and global forestry and could be able to supply basic and future level informations of the foretry sector. PhD educational programme of the Forest Engineering gives importance to the subjects of communication, solving problem and development of the technical capacity. Concept of the education programme includes conservation, planning and managing of the Forest resources, and nonwood Forest products inorder to train Forest engineers wich could be able solve the problems with making researches. Consequently PhD students in this department either individually or interdiciplines could be able to define forestry problems and make solutions.
Examination, Assessment and Grading Regulations  
The examination, assessment and grading regulations have been set up for the university by the University Senate and the Department of Foretry Engineering is bound by these regulations. Each course is assessed via a midterm exam, a second mid-term exam composed of quizzes, homeworks and assignments, and a final end-of-term exam, with contributions of 30%, 20% and 50% respectively. The marking is made out of 100. Grades of 81-100 is assigned a letter grade of AA, 76-80 BA, 70-75 BB, 60-69 CB, 50-59 CC, 45-49 DC, 40-44 DD, 30-39 FD and 0-29 FF. The AA is the highest grade and has a grade credit of 4.00, BA 3.5, BB 3.0, CB 2.5, CC 2.0, DC 1.5, DD 1.0, FD 0.5 and FF 0.0. Grades of AA to CC are pass, DD to FF fail, and DC is conditional pass and requires a CGPA of at least 2.0 for that term. The details given for each course in the programme include the detailed assessment methods together with a description of the second mid-term exam.
Graduation Requirements  
The students who have successfully completed a minimum of 21 local credits (equivalant to 60 ECTS credits) from thought courses delivered within the graduate programme of the department and in related fields, achieved a CGPA of at least 3.00 out of 4.00 and prepared and successfully defended a thesis are given Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D) in the field of Forestry Engineering
Occupational Profiles of Graduates  
Graduated students of Forest Engineering master degree programme could be able to find many kind of business either in public sector or private sector. Graduates begin working in their profession with a good salary and they have also advance opportunities. Inter discipline structure of the programme gives opportunity of working in different parts of the job to graduates like conservation, planning and managing of forests, wildlife management, forest road and route planning, ecotourism and etc.
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Contact Information  
Postal Adress  KTÜ Orman Fakültesi, 61080 TRABZON
Phone          : 3772805
Fax              : 3257499
E-Mail          : turna@ktu.edu.tr
Web Adress : http://www.orman.ktu.edu.tr/om/index.html
Departmental Facilities : 
Department has the following laboratories for both teaching and research: Soils and Ecology Laboratory, Watershed Management Laboratory, Tissue Culture Laboratory, Remote Sensing Laboratory, Forest Botany Laboratory, Geodesy and Photogrammetry Laboratory, Forest Economics Laboratory, Forest Entomology Laboratory, Seed and physiology laboratory, Wildlife Museum, Computers Laboratory and GIS Laboratory