Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Bilgi Paketi - Ders Kataloğu
Faculty of Agriculture - Department of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition

General Description

History

The Department of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition in Agricultural Faculty of Ondokuz Mayıs University was established in 1991. The first 30 students of the department were enrolled in 1992-93 education term and graduated in 1996. The main objective of the department of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition is to graduate and post graduated soil scientists who are theoretically and practically well informed about fertility, management, conservation, and sustainability of soils. The department of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition offers undergraduate, master and doctoral graduate programs. Scientists stuffing in this department have produced projects to solve problems of country’s soil and plant product. Many scientists that are experts about different branch have successfully conducted nation and international projects. The department has some facilities such as soil physic, soil chemistry, soil biology, photometric analysis, plant analysis, GIS laboratories, soil and plant preparation rooms, 3 greenhouses and a seminar room. Results obtained from scientific research have been published in journal and they have also presented in some platform such as symposium, congress, workshops, and seminars and so on.

Qualification Awarded

The Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Engineering-Soil Science and Plant Nutrition ( first cycle in Agricultural Engineering/ Soil Science and Plant Nutrition) is awarded to the graduates who have successfully completed all courses in the curriculum.
Bachelor Degree in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition / Agricultural Engineering.

Level of Qualification

First Cycle

Specific Admission Requirements

High school diploma and placement through a centralized national university placement examination, Undergraduate Placement Exam (LYS). Please visit www.osym.gov.tr for more information. There is a quota for international students who are admitted through selection by the university among the applicants

Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)

Equivalence adopted by the Council of Higher Education institutions can be admitted. High School graduates who are successful in vertical transfer exam to receive a bachelor's degree may be admitted to be able to continue their education. These students learn from vocational high school graduates by the department concerned before taking into account the lessons, and succeeded in determining the adjustment is made. Higher education institutions in the recognition of prior non-formal and formal education at an early stage. Ondokuz Mayıs, and thus part of this situation is no exception. However, each semester examination is being held for the level of English language and foreign language education is recognized in this way before. Students may be exempted from these courses in the curriculum if they receive a passing grade.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Student must take and pass all courses at minimum 120 credits (240 ECTS) including graduation thesis and internships that are explained by the education and exam regulation of Ondokuz Mayıs University.

Profile of The Programme

To educate the students to enable them to produce solutions to the current soil science and fertility problems of agricultural sector based on the knowledge, talents and competencies acquired during the program and use these solutions in their professional life and convey them to related individuals and institutions and improve themselves in line with changing conditions.
To become an educational entity that will observe the scientific standards and objectivity in all activities at all times and maintain dialog continuously with the alumni and decision makers in agricultural sector to help find solutions to the important and current problems of the sector and renew itself in accordance with the requirements of changing time.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples

Students graduated from the department may find a work in government organizations such as; Ministries of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Energy and Natural Resources, Public Works, and Ministry of Environment and Forestry, State Hydraulic Works, municipality, and non government organizations such as; cooperatives, trade chambers, fertilizer plants, laboratories, seed - pesticide - fertilizer delivery companies, soil water conservation and management.

Access to Further Studies

The graduates holding Bachelor’s Degree and satisfactory scores about ALES or GRE transcript and foreign language are eligible to apply to Master’s Degree programs at national level and /or international level both in the same and in related disciplines.

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

For each course assessment and grading is described in Syllabus in details. Grades are assessed through relative assessment system of the Education and Examination Regulation of Ondokuz Mayıs University.

Graduation Requirements

Students must take and pass all necessary courses, graduation thesis and internships listed in curriculum totaling 240 ECTS credits and reach a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2,0.

Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )

Full Time

Address, Programme Director or Equivalent

Head of Department: Prof. Dr. Nutullah ÖZDEMİR Ondokuz Mayıs University, Faculty of Agriculture, Soil Science and Plant Nutrition Department, 55139 Kurupelit/SAMSUN. Phone: +90.362.3121919--1105. E-mail: nutullah@omu.edu.tr

Facilities

The department has soil physic, soil chemistry, soil biology, photometric analysis, plant analysis, GIS laboratories, soil and plant preparation rooms, 3 greenhouses and a seminar room.

Programme Outcomes

  1. Having a sufficient background in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition with theoretical and practical knowledge supported by textbooks, practical tools and equipment, and other sources
  2. Having a skill to identify, define, and analysis of problems in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition
  3. Having a skill to use advanced theoretical and practical knowledge earned in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition to reply requirements
  4. Defining problems in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, doing experiment, collecting data, analyzing, suggesting solutions according to results
  5. Carrying out a study in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition independently, taking a responsibility in individual or multiple disciplined studies, effective working skill
  6. In addition to knowledge earned in Soil science and Plant Nutrition, having a skill to search literature, use database, and other information sources
  7. Having a skill to make speaking and writing communication with correct and regular sentences in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition and effective use of a foreign language
  8. Having a skill to interpretation, evaluation and application of developments in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, behaving according to ethical values in occupational field
  9. Design, conduct and carry out studies individually to solve problems affecting agricultural production by erosion, soil water pollution, soil salinity or alkalinity, etc.

Course Structure Diagram with Credits

T:Theoretical,P:Practice, L:Laboratory
Semester 1
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
ATİ101Principles Of Ataturk And History Of Revolution-I 927001 2 0 0 1.0
İSG101Occupational Health And Safetty-I 927001 2 0 0 0.0
SSDThe Non-Elective 927003 0 0 0 3.0
TBBİO107Botany-I 927006 2 2 0 4.0
TBFİZ107Physics-I 927006 3 0 0 0.0
TBKİM107General Chemistry 927006 2 0 0 4.0
TBMAT107Mathematics-I 927006 3 0 0 6.0
TDİ101Turkish Language-I 927001 2 0 0 1.0
YD101Foreign Language-I 927003 2 0 0 2.0
ZMT107Geology And Geomorphology 927001 2 0 0 0.0
ZMT109 927001 2 0 0 0.0
Total 22 2 0 21.0
Semester 2
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
ATİ102Principles Of Ataturk And History Of Revolution-II 927001 2 0 0 1.0
İSG102Occupational Health And Safetty-II 927001 2 0 0 0.0
KİM106Organic Chemistry 927001 2 0 0 4.0
SSDThe Non-Elective 927003 0 0 0 0.0
TBMAT108Mathematics-II 927006 3 0 0 6.0
TDİ102Turkish Language-II 927001 2 0 0 1.0
TOP102Engineering Mathematics 927001 2 0 0 5.0
YD102Foreign Language II 927003 2 0 0 2.0
ZMT102 927001 3 0 0 0.0
ZMT104Meteorology 927001 2 0 0 5.0
ZMT110Remote Sensing 927001 1 2 0 5.0
Total 21 2 0 29.0
Semester 3
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
TEB201Agricultural Economics 927001 3 0 0 4.0
TMB201Agricultural Machinery 927001 2 2 0 4.0
TOP201Analytical Chemistry And Instrumental Analysis 927001 1 2 0 5.0
TYS201Agricultural Structures And Irrigation 927001 2 2 0 4.0
ZMT201Food Technology 927001 3 0 0 0.0
ZMT203Research And Experimental Methods 927001 3 0 0 5.0
ZTB201Animal Science 927001 2 2 0 4.0
Total 16 8 0 26.0
Semester 4
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
BBB202Horticulture 927001 2 2 0 4.0
BKB202Plant Protection 927001 2 2 0 4.0
TBB202Field Crops 927001 2 2 0 4.0
TBT202Agricultural Biotechnology 927001 2 2 0 4.0
TOP208Introduction To Soil Science 927001 2 0 0 2.0
TOPSEÇ-4Elective-IV 927003 2 0 0 4.0
ZMT210Microbiology 927001 2 2 0 4.0
ZMT214Internship-I 927001 0 0 0 4.0
Total 14 10 0 30.0
Semester 5
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
TOP301Soil Physics 927001 2 2 0 8.0
TOP303Soil Chemistry 927001 2 2 0 7.0
TOP305Plant Nutrition & Metabolism 927001 2 2 0 7.0
TOP307Professional Practice-I 927001 0 4 0 4.0
TOPSEÇ-5Elective-V 927003 2 0 0 4.0
Total 8 10 0 30.0
Semester 6
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
TOP302Plant Biochemistry 927001 3 0 0 4.0
TOP304Fertilizers & Fertilization 927001 2 2 0 4.0
TOP306Soil Biology 927001 2 2 0 5.0
TOP308Professional Practice-II 927001 0 4 0 4.0
TOPSEÇ-6AElective-VI 927003 2 0 0 2.0
TOPSEÇ-6BElective-VI 927003 3 0 0 3.0
ZMT316Internship-II 927001 0 0 0 8.0
Total 12 8 0 30.0
Semester 7
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
TOP401Soil Genesis & Classification 927001 2 2 0 6.0
TOP403Soil Microbiology & Biochemistry 927001 2 2 0 6.0
TOP405Soil Mechanics & Technology 927001 2 2 0 6.0
TOPSEÇ-7AElective-VII 927003 2 0 0 4.0
TOPSEÇ-7BElective-VII 927003 3 0 0 5.0
TOPSOS-ISocial Elective-I 927003 3 0 0 3.0
Total 14 6 0 30.0
Semester 8
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
TOP402Soil Survey & Mapping 927001 2 2 0 0.0
TOP404Soil Fertility 927001 3 0 0 5.0
TOP406Soil Water Plant Relations 927001 3 0 0 5.0
TOP408Connservation Of Soil And Water 927001 2 2 0 0.0
TOPSEÇ-8Elective-VIII 927003 2 0 0 5.0
TOPSOS-IISocial Elective-II 927003 3 0 0 3.0
ZMT402Entrepreneurship in Agriculture 927001 2 0 0 0.0
Total 17 4 0 18.0
SSD / The Non-Elective
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
YD101 / Foreign Language-I
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
YDİ101 English I 927001 2 0 0 2.0
YD102 / Foreign Language II
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
YDİ102 English II 927001 2 0 0 2.0
TOPSEÇ-4 / Elective-IV
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
TOP206 Use And Sustainability Of Natural Resources 927001 2 0 0 4.0
TOP210 Water Quality And Turkey'S Water Resources 927001 2 0 0 4.0
TOPSEÇ-5 / Elective-V
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
TOP309 Soil Water Pollution 927001 2 0 0 0.0
TOP311 Soil Exhaustion 927001 2 0 0 4.0
TOPSEÇ-6A / Elective-VI
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
TOP310 Soil Management in Organic Farming 927001 2 0 0 2.0
TOP312 Hydroponic Plant Nutrition 927001 2 0 0 3.0
TOPSEÇ-6B / Elective-VI
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
TOP314 Soil Management 927001 3 0 0 3.0
TOP316 Soil Erosion And Fertility 927001 3 0 0 3.0
TOPSEÇ-7A / Elective-VII
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
TOP407 Soil Quality & Health 927001 2 0 0 4.0
TOP409 Fertilization Of Ornamental Plants 927001 2 0 0 4.0
TOPSEÇ-7B / Elective-VII
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
TOP411 Soil Improvement & Conditioners 927001 3 0 0 5.0
TOP413 Soil Systems Applications Mathematics 927001 2 2 0 5.0
TOPSOS-I / Social Elective-I
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
SKD501 Swimming 927006 2 2 0 3.0
SKD505 Media And Communication 927006 3 0 0 3.0
SKD507 Human Relations And Communication 927006 3 0 0 3.0
SKD511 Narration Techniques: Writing Training 927006 2 2 0 3.0
SKD515 Management And Organization 927006 3 0 0 3.0
SKD521 Entrepreneurship 927006 2 2 0 0.0
TOPSEÇ-8 / Elective-VIII
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
TOP410 Soils Of Turkey 927001 2 0 0 5.0
TOP412 Biological Fertilization 927001 2 0 0 5.0
TOPSOS-II / Social Elective-II
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
SKD502 Swimming 927006 2 2 0 3.0
SKD506 Media And Communication 927006 3 0 0 3.0
SKD508 Human Relations And Communication 927006 3 0 0 3.0
SKD512 Narration Techniques: Writing Training 927001 2 2 0 3.0
SKD516 Management And Organization 927006 3 0 0 3.0
SKD522 Entrepreneurship 927001 2 2 0 0.0