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The Department of Forest Industrial Engineering was established in 1971 and first certificates were issued in 1975. In 1982 the Institute of Natural and Applied Sciences was established and the department joined this institute for graduate education.The first Master of degree given in 1985 and the first PhD degree in 1989.
Qualification Awarded  
The students who have graduated from the Department of Forest Industrial Engineering are awarded with a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D) in FOREST INDUSTRIAL 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 Forest Industrial 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  
To be able to secure the Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D) in the field of Forest Industrial Engineering, the students are required to; (a) have passed a total of 21 credits (60 ETCS) courses in the curiculum with a grade of at least CC, (b) have achieved a cumulative gross point average of at least 3.00 out of 4.00, (c) prepared a doctora, submitted and successfully defended with a passing grade.
Profile of the Programme  
The graduate education program of Department of Forest Industrial Engineering which established at 1982 meets the expectations of forest products industry and provide basic information related to the forest industry sectors. The graduate curriculum emphasizes communication, problem-solving and technical skills. Department of Forest Industrial Engineering carries out a curriculum to educate students to become expert wood scientist and technologist who can take a role in the utilization of forest products resources and business administration of forest industry, recognise the problems which existed in forest product industry, search for their causes and produce solutions for them. This enables the department to educate expert wood scientist and technologist who have the competency to work individually or in groups to identify wood science and technology problems, find solutions for them and apply them with an ethical responsibility.
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 Forest Industrial Engineeing 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 Forest Industrial Engineering
Occupational Profiles of Graduates  
The graduates of the forest industrial engineering department has many opportunities of employment in a varitey of state and private companies. Graduates have secured entry-level and middle management positions with good starting salaries and opportunities for advancement. Employers range from very small businesses to large multinational firms, and are located in urban centres as well as rural areas. The program's interdisciplinary nature allows graduates to pursue careers in areas such as material processing, wood finishing, product design, quality control, sales and marketing of forest products industry
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Contact Information  
Postal Adress  KTÜ Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü Orman Endüstri Mühendisliği Anabilim Dalı
Phone          : 3772828 , 2772897
Fax              : 325 74 99
E-Mail          : 
Web Adress : http://www.fbe.ktu.edu.tr/anabd/abdmenu.php?id=ormanend
Departmental Facilities : 
Department has the following pilot plants and laboratories for both teaching and research: 1. pilot plant of papermaking, 2. pilot plant of wood based panels, 3. pilot plant of sawmilling, 4. pilot plant of wood preservation. 5. Forest products chemistry laboratory, 6. furniture laboratory. 7. mycology laboratory, 8. wood anatomy laboratory, 9. physical and mechanical wood testing laboratory, 10. pulp and paper laboratory, 11. paper testing laboratory