Food Engineering / Faculty of Engineering Faculty of Engineering
- Information on the Program
Food Engineering applies modern science and engineering to the manufacture and distribution of food. To accomplish this objective, an understanding of the basic principles and techniques of many disciplines, including chemistry, physics, economics, engineering microbiology, management, nutrition and public health, must be coupled with the ability to apply this knowledge to food processing and preservation as well as to marketing. Food engineers are concerned with the theoretical and practical aspects of the food industry that involve the food chain from the production of raw materials to the ultimate utilization of products by consumers. The curriculum balances fundamental principles and useful applications of the theory. Food engineers should be prepared to meet challenges of work in such areas as: cereals, dairy products, fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry and fish products or fabricated foods of the future.
- Admission Criteria and Degree Awarded
METU accepts Turkish students graduated from high schools or equivalent institutions through the central entrance examination conducted by the Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM).
International students who have graduated from high schools, lyceums or equivalent institutions and who satisfy the application criteria may directly apply to Middle East Technical University. METU's admission criteria generally include an acceptable score from one of the internationally recognized examinations (such as SAT, GCE, IB etc.), or from university entrance examinations of some countries (Syria, Iran, China etc.).
For detailed information about application instructions to undergraduate programs, please visit the following web page: http://oidb.metu.edu.tr/en/application-admission
- Recognition of Prior Learning
The course counting requirements for undergraduate programs are specified in Article 19 of the Middle East Technical University Rules and Regulations Governing Undergraduate Studies, which became effective after being published in the Official Gazette on August 16, 2015.
ARTICLE 19 – (1) The procedures for counting the courses taken in any institution of higher education towards the program the student is enrolled in are carried out by the concerned faculty administrative board upon recommendation of the concerned department chair.
(2) The procedures for counting courses are carried out according to the current curriculum.
(3) In course counting procedures, which of the courses with the grades CC and above, S or with equivalent grades are to be counted towards the program is determined.
(4) The semester(s) spent are calculated according to the courses counted towards the program and are deducted from the students maximum duration. In this procedure, the normal course load of the concerned program is taken into consideration as corresponding to one semester.
(5) Other principles related to counting courses are determined by the Senate.
- Educational Objectives of the Program
- Program Outputs
- TYYC Adaptation Matrix
- Assessment and Evaluation
The assessment and evaluation methods used for each course are defined and announced by the relevant faculty member at the beginning of each semester in the METU Syllabus program. Article 24 of the Middle East Technical University Rules and Regulations Governing Undergraduate Studies, which became effective after being published in the Official Gazette on August 16, 2015 apply for the final grades of a course.
ARTICLE 24 – (1) Students are given a letter grade for each course at the end of the semester they are registered.
(2) This letter grade is at the discretion of the instructor offering the course.
(3) In determining the letter grade, the students' mid-term and final examination grades, their success in their studies within the semester and their attendance during course and practical work are taken into consideration.
(4) The courses for which an exemption exam is to be administered, the requirements for exemption and the implementation principles are determined by the Senate upon the recommendation of the concerned faculty board.
(5) The coefficients of the letter grades, the score intervals used in the calculation of Grade Point Average and the standings related to success are indicated below:
|Letter Grade||Coefficient||Score Intervals|
b) The grade NA is designated due to one of the conditions below. The grade NA is processed as FF in the calculation of the Grade Point Average.
1) Not fulfilling the attendance requirements for the theoretical and practical course hours as indicated in the course schedule.
2) Not qualifying to take the final exam due to failure in fulfilling the provisions regarding course practices.
3) Having taken none of the mid-term and final examinations.
(c) Grades which are not included in the Grade Point Average are as follows:
1) The grade S (satisfactory) is designated to students who are successful in non-credit courses
2) The grade U (unsatisfactory) is designated to students who are not successful in non-credit courses.
3) The grade EX (exempt) is designated to students who have been exempted from certain courses in the curriculum.
4) The grade I (incomplete) is designated to students who are not able to complete the course requirements by the end of the semester or the summer school for a reason found valid by the course instructor. The grade "I" must be converted to a letter grade within a week from the last day of grade submissions for the semester or summer school. In special cases, however, this period may be extended latest until the date registrations start for the following semester, when it must be converted to a letter grade. These special procedures are conducted by recommendation of the department chair offering the course and the approval of the concerned administrative board. In case of failure to convert the grade "I" to a letter grade within the required period, the grade "I" will be automatically converted to the grade "FF" or "U". The dates concerning the letter grade "I" are indicated in the academic calendar.(*)
5) The grade W (Withdrawn) is designated to students who withdraw from a course.
- Graduation Requirements
The graduation requirements for undergraduate programs are specified in Article 31 of the Middle East Technical University Rules and Regulations Governing Undergraduate Studies, which became effective after being published in the Official Gazette on August 16, 2015.
ARTICLE 31 – (1) The following requirements must be fulfilled in order to be eligible for graduation from an undergraduate program:
a) All the courses included in the curriculum must be completed with at least the letter grades DD or S.
b) The Cumulative Grade Point Average must be at least 2,00.
c) With the exception of the international joint undergraduate-degree programs conducted with contracted universities abroad, students are required to have obtained at least half of the total credit points of the curriculum from the courses offered at METU.
d) With the exception exchange programs and international joint undergraduate-degree programs conducted with the contracted universities abroad, the last two semesters must be spent at METU on registered status.
(2) The date of graduation from undergraduate programs is determined as follows:
a) In undergraduate programs, the graduation date is the announcement date of the letter grades for the concerned semester or Summer School as indicated in the academic calendar. For those who graduate after the announcement of grades as a result of the correction of an erroneous grade, the conversion of the grade "I" to a letter grade, or by exercising the right for a make-up, the graduation date is the date on which the letter grade is finalized.
b) For students who wish to leave the university by receiving an Associate Degree Diploma before becoming eligible for graduation from an undergraduate program, the graduation date is the announcement date of the letter grades for the semester in which the student has obtained the right to receive an Associate Degree Diploma.
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Prof.Dr. SERPİL ŞAHİN