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    Faculty of Education

Department of Horticulture

1. General Information

Eskişehir Osmangazi University (ESOGÜ), Faculty of Agriculture was established in 1995, than department of Horticulture was activated in 2006. Department was started the education in 2008-2009 training period on Master of Science grade.  Undergraduate education was started in 2011-2012 period, and an Full Proffesor, 3Associate Proffesor, 2 Assistant Professors, 2 Research Assistants were involved in the department.

Our department consists of four disciplines as Viticulture, Fruit Growing and Breeding, Vegetable Growing and Breeding, and Ornamental Plants Growing and Breeding, and proceeds studies and academic activities on these four disciplines.

 

2. Qualification Awarded

The students who successfully complete the program are awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science in Horticulture.

 

3. Level of Qualification

Bachelor of Science

 

4. Specific Admission Requirements

General admission requirements are applied to start the program for Turkish and foreign students.

 

5. Recognition of Prior Learning

The rules and regulations for recognition of formal prior learning are well defined. Transfer can be made among the institutions of which equivalency is recognized by Higher Education Council. Also successful vocational school graduates to continue their educaiton to obtain Bachelor’s degrees if they are successful in the selection and the placement examination (DGS, i.e. vertical transfer examination) are admitted.

In Turkey at the beginning of each academic semester for recognition of certificate-based or experience-based learning outside of formal educational institutions, some computer and foreign language courses exams are organized. Students who take the exam and pass the courses in the curriculum are exempt from the relevant course.

 

6. Qualification Requirements and Regulations

In order to graduate from this undergraduate program, the students are required; to succeed in all of the courses listed in the curriculum of the program by getting the grade of at least DD/S with a minimum of 240 ECTS to have a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.00 out of 4.00 to complete their compulsory internship in a specified duration (15 workdays after 4th semester and 25 after 6th semester) and quality. (CGPA is calculated based on local credits). Student must complete 40 days of internship.

 

7. Program Profile (Mission)

For educatinal approaches, to educate agricultural engineers, sensible to environment in horticultural area, related to sustainable agriculture principles, has the ability of attaining knowledge on the production and growing subjects and utilize it by synthesizing. As for scientific researches, to conduct basic researhes that land integration realized, contributing local problems and development, and prioritising novelties.

Being a department that displaying sensible approaches to horticultural problems of our district, region, and country, besides universal problems, educating technical personal that accepted national and international range, acknowledged internationally by the researhes performed.

To train agricultural engineers that responsible to environment, society and people, comprehend the importance of the profession to the society, have basic knowledge and application skills for the sector, with recognition of the importance of lifelong learning, and thus follow and apply scientific and technological developments in agriculture, transmit the information to industry and producers of the region and country, embrace the scientific way of thinking and working for the welfare of mankind.

 

8. Program Outcomes

1. To have the basic information on horticulture and other agriculture engineering areas, describing the required data to solve the problems, to have the ability of gathering data and solving the problems by using information technology

2. To have theoretical and practical (land and laboratory) information on growing and breeding of fruits, vegetables, grapevine and ornamental plants, and to use and transfer these information accurately

3. To have the ability of determining and evaluating the source of the ecological, biological, technical and economical problems that negatively effects the sufficient yield and quality of horticultural crops

4. To have the skill of utilizing different techniques for sustainable usage and protection of genetic resources in horticultural area and environment

5. To have the ability of describing, classification and growing fruits, vegetables, grapevine and ornamental plants

6. To have the skill of establishing and operating orchards, greenhouses and vineyards

7. To have the information and ability on breeding horticultural crops, developing a new cultivar, and propagation of these new varieties by different methods (seed, seedling, and sapling)

8. To have the skill of using and applying biotechnology on horticulture

9. To have the information on good agricultural practices, and by the way, to decide the right time of cultural practices of the horticultural crops, and to have the ability of describing the pest and diseases of horticultural plants

10. To have the skill on observing the changes through harvest, post harvest, and storage of horticultural crops, and to have the information on storage conditions

11. To have the ability of getting the data on horticultural area, and evaluation, recording, project creation and application skills

12. To have the ability of working in individual, multiple and different disciplined teams, and having the responsibility

 

9. Employment Opportunities of Graduates

It is possible to get a job in public offices, banks, seed and agricultural pesticide firms, nurseries, factories that process horticultural products, firms work on the storage and conservation of the products, agricultural cooperatives, producers and exporters associations and, quality control and research laboratories, and could make consultancy at various firms.

Besides, different activities as, commercial fruit and vegetable growing, vine growing, arboriculture,  seedling cultivation, green house growing, ornamental plants growing, mushroom growing, cold storage management, pesticide, seed, fertilizer production and trade, could be performed.

 

10. Access to Further Studies

Graduates of the program are able to continue their education in graduate level programs as long as they obtain satisfactory grades at ALES and ÜDS (or another English exam accepted) examinations.

 

11. Exam Regulations & Assessment & Grading

Evaluation and assessment methods for each course are defined in detail in "Course Information Form”.

 

12. Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements are same as explained in “Qualification Requirements and Regulations”.

 

13. Mode of Study (full time, e- learning)

This is a full time program.

 

14. Address  and  Contact (Head of Department, Vice Chair of Department and Erasmus Coordinators)

Address: Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Horticulture, Ali Numan Kıraç Campus, 26160 Eskişehir/TURKEY

Phone  : +90 222 324 29 91

Fax      : +90 222 324 29 90

E-Mail: ziraat@ogu.edu.tr

Prof. Dr. Rafet ASLANTAŞ – Head of Department

Phone: +90 222 3242991/4846   aslantas@ogu.edu.tr

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yasemin Evrenosoğlu – Erasmus Coordinator

Phone: +90 222 3242991/4817   yevrenosoglu@ogu.edu.tr

Assistant Prof. Dr. Cenap Yılmaz – Farabi Coordinator

Phone: +90 222 3242991/4867   cyilmaz@ogu.edu.tr

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nuray Çömlekçioğlu – Mevlana Coordinator

Phone: +90 222 3242991/4875   ncomlekcioglu@ogu.edu.tr

 

15. Department Facilities

In the areas of department in ESOGU, Faculty of Agriculture, Ali Numan Kıraç Campus, there are;

•          70 da of collection orchard of different pome and stone fruit species (apple, pear, plum, cherry, sour cherry, peach, nectarin), 6 da of apple orchard, 10 da of vegetable parcel,

•          500 m2 green house,

•          Molecular biology and physiology laboratories for scientific researches.

In the areas of ESOGU Agriculture Faculty in Sarıcakaya – Mayıslar, there are;

•          400 da of collection orchard of various fruit species. Cherry, pomegranate, olive, plum, fig, peach, apricot, persimmon, pistacio are some of the species growing.

•          An olive oil plant was established to buildings belong to our faculty in Mayıslar campus, and started to process at the end of 2011.

Sarıcakaya - Mayıslar district has microclimatic conditions, and is similar to Ege-Akdeniz climate. This situation is a great advantage for horticultural growing.

 

16. Academic Staff

Viticulture

Research Assistant Ali Baykul

Fruit Growing and Breeding

Prof.Dr. Rafet ASLANTAŞ

Assoc.Prof. Dr. Yasemin Evrenosoğlu

Assistant Prof. Dr. Cenap Yılmaz

Research Assistant Kerem Mertoğlu

Vegetable Growing and Breeding

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nuray Çömlekçioğlu

Assistant Prof.Dr. Kenan Sönmez

Ornamental Plants Growing and Breeding

Assoc Prof. Dr. Sibel Sarıçam


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