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About the Programme : Soil Science and Plant Nutrition at BSc level is a programme which offers "Agricultural Engineer" title after 4 years of education generally in Agricultural Sciences and specifically in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. As a part of Agricultural Faculty, besides the lectures of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition Programme, the students must take lectures from the other programs of Agricultural Faculty, such as Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Machinary, Agricultural Structures and Irrigation, Animal Production, Field Crops, Horticulture, and Plant Protection as well as basic engineering lectures. Total ECTS of lectures in 8 semesters is 240 and in each semester is 30 ECTS. Moreover, all students must undergo a summer training at the end of 6th Semester and prepare and complete a Graduation Project in 7th and 8th semesters.  

Qualification Awarded : The students who have successfully accomplished this program gain the bachelor’s degree of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. 

Level of Qualification : First Cycle (Bachelor’s Degree) 

Specific Admission Requirements : Placement through a centralized national university placement examination (ÖSYS). Student Selection and Placement Centre (ÖSYM) is responsible to place students according to their ÖSYS scores. 
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Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning : In Turkish Higher Education Institutions, the acknowledgment of the Bachelor´s diploma for a university is organized with the regulations related to double majors and subspeciality and the transition between Associate Degree programs and undergraduate program. This regulation also allows credit transfer between related institutions. 
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Qualification Requirements and Regulations : To be successful in this program, students are required to successfully complete all the courses to meet a minimum of 240 ECTS credit requirement and have a minimum of GPA of 2.00/4.00. 

Profile of the Programme : The Program targets the education of Agricultural Engineers meeting the expectations and needs of governmental and private sectors and the preparation of students having adequate academical skills to Master Programes. The Program aims to provide enough knowledge on classification of soils as well as usage of them based on ecological principles and conservation of them against environmental poliution and misuses, preparation of healthy and balanced plant nutrition programs suitable for our ecological system by carrying on soil fertility and plant nutritional studies, and sustainable utilization and management of soil, plant, and water resources. Moreover, increases in practical abilities of students are provided by using laboratories and greenhouses at Soil Science and Plant Nutrition Department and research fields at Agricultural Research and Application Farm and arranging daily field trips. 

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Occupational Profile of Graduates : The graduates of program can work for the Ministery of Food, Agriculture, and Animal Husbandary, Agricultural Credit Cooperatives, The Bank of Agriculture, State Water Affairs, Municipalities, Agro-Chemical Companies, Official and Private Laboratories for Soil, Plant and Fertilizer Analyses, Fertilizer Industry, Private Farms and Greenhouses as well as being a franchiser for seed and agro-chemicals. Moreover, the Agricultural Engineers authorized for the preparation of Soil Survey and Mapping, Soil Conservation and Land Use Projects which are obligatory according to the Act for Soil Conservation and Land Use numbered 5403 are the graduates of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition Program.  

Access to Further Studies : The graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to graduate studies in same field or related areas if they pass the evaluation process designated according to the regulations of “Çukurova University Graduate Education and Examination Committee”, which includes ALES, general point of average, and the interview. 

Course Structure Diagram with Credits : Please click here for Course Structure Diagram with Credits.

Assessment and Grading : In this program, assessment and grading are conducted according to Cukurova University Education and Assessment regulations for Associate and Undergraduate degrees. 
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Graduation Requirements : To be able to finish undergraduate degree, students must complete all courses, applications and workshops that are included in the program, gain two hundred and forty (240) ECTS credit requirements in total in undergraduate level and obtain a minimum GPA of 2.00/4.00. 

Mode of Study : This programme is a Full Time programme.  

Programme Director : Prof. Dr. MUSTAFA GÖK  

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