Institute of Graduate Studies

Occupational Health and Safety

1) About the Program

The Occupational Health and Safety Non-Thesis Master Program has started to education at 2017-2018 Academic Year Fall Semester. The language of the program is Turkish and it is an interdisciplinary program.

The aim of the program is to train people who is aware of responsibility in the field of Occupatinal Health and Safety, thinks analytically. Additionally, it is aimed to contribute the knowledge on Occupational Health and Safety in Turkey as well as meet the need of this sector. In this line, the main aim is to educate students who are able to provide, evaluate and comment scientific information and who gained application skills.  

The graduated students from this program, by providing conditions mentioned in " Istanbul Medeniyet University Rules and Regulations Governing Graduate Studies”, qualified with Master’s degree.  

Occupational Health and Safety Master Degree Program (Thesis) is composed of 2 midterms for courses and 2 midterms for thesis study, totally 4 midterms. It is obligatory to conclude the program maximum 6 midterms. To be able to apply the program ALES exam results must be minimum 55 points. The main objective of the program is carrying out scientific research and contribute to science. The students enrolled in this program have to conclude totally 120 ECTS which include minimum 8 courses (minimum 56 ECTS), Seminar (4 ECTS), Thesis and Specialty Course (60 ECTS). The passed courses in non-Thesis Master Degree program can be counted to Thesis Master Degree Program by Board of Directors decision.  

This program aims to train qualified people who meet the need in industrial occupational sector. The courses, exercises and activities are in good quality to meet the need of new expectations.  

The related courses are taught by academic staff who are well qualified in engineering, sciences, law and occupational health and safety fields. 

2) Admission Requirements

All graduates who have bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution can apply to the program. However, by law; Graduates of all departments of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Technology and Engineering Faculties and Faculty of Architecture, who have successfully completed this program can take the B class occupational health and safety specialty exam. There is no ALES requirement for the non-thesis program.

Foreign applicants must have a certificate from TÖMER (Turkish and Foreign Languages Research and Application Center of Ankara University) indicating that they have the knowledge of Turkish to be able to watch graduate programs. Candidates who do not have this certificate are subject to the exam in Turkish.

3) Program Qualifications

1- To be able to provide specific and scientific information in the field of Occupational Health and Safety, to be able to evaluate, interpret and apply knowledge.

2- To gain ability of legal and professional reasoning about occupational health and safety.

3- To gain ability to design and apply theoretical, experimental and simulation based researches, solve complex problems encountered in this process with analytical methods.

4- To gain ability to raise awareness about new practices in Occupational Health and Safety and to examine and learn when necessary.

5- To gain ability to collect, interpret, report and use the data specific to the field.

6- To gain ability of acquiring the consciousness of observing social, scientific and ethical values in the stages of collection, interpretation and reporting of field-specific data and in professional activities.

7- To recognize occupational safety materials, warning and danger signs and indicators, to have information about their properties and to have the ability to use them properly.

8- To gain ability to identify, evaluate and meet the occupational safety risks that may occur in the work environment by analyzing the production processes.

9- To gain ability to work effectively in interdisciplinary and interdisciplinary teams, to lead these teams, to work independently and to take responsibility.

10- To have sufficient knowledge about measurement techniques for occupational health and safety.

11- To have the ability to plan and implement occupational health and safety trainings.

4) Academic Staff

Prof. Dr. Emine CAN, Prof. Dr. Nureddin Türkan, Prof. Dr. Nihat Kabaoğlu, Prof. Dr. İbrahim Subaşı, Assoc. Prof. Rahmet Savaş, Assoc. Prof. Kaan Keçeci, Assoc. Prof. Alparslan Hamdi Kuzucuoğlu, Assist. Prof. Mücahit Namlı,

5) Master's Degree Program Curriculum

Occupational Health And Safety Evening Education of Thesis Master's Degree Program Curriculum

T: Theoretical, U: Tutorial, C: Credit, ECTS: European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System

Course Code

Course Title

Compulsory/Elective

Language

T+U

Credit

ECTS

ISG 501

Occupational Health and Safety Law

C

Turkish

3+0

3

7

ISG 502

Occupational Health and Safety Legislation

C

Turkish

3+0

3

7

ISG 503

Applied Statistics in Occupational Health and Safety

E

Turkish

3+0

3

7

ISG 504

Research Methods And Techniques

C

Turkish

3+0

3

7

ISG 505

Work Ethics

E

Turkish

3+0

3

7

ISG 506

Radiation Safety

E

Turkish

3+0

3

7

ISG 507

Lab. Safety

E

Turkish

3+0

3

7

ISG 508

Hazardous Materials and Waste Management

E

Turkish

3+0

3

7

ISG 509

Physical Risk Factors

E

Turkish

3+0

3

7

ISG 510

Chemical Risk Factors

E

Turkish

3+0

3

7

ISG 511

Biological Risk Factors

E

Turkish

3+0

3

7

ISG 512

Occupational Health and Safety in Construction Works

E

Turkish

3+0

3

7

ISG 513

Occupational Safety and Health in Service Sector

E

Turkish

3+0

3

7

ISG 514

Health and Safety in Electrical Works

E

Turkish

3+0

3

7

ISG 515

Occupational Safety and Health in Production Methods

E

Turkish

3+0

3

7

ISG 516

Personal Protective Equipment

E

Turkish

3+0

3

7

ISG 517

Job Security in Maintenance

E

Turkish

3+0

3

7

ISG 518

Emergency Managements

E

Turkish

3+0

3

7

ISG XXX

Seminar

C

Turkish

1+2

0

4

ISG XXX

Specialized Field Topics

C

Turkish

4+0

0

10

ISG XXX

Thesis

C

Turkish

0

0

50

6) Graduation Requirements

Students who have graduated from the Thesis and Non-Thesis programs are awarded with a Master's Degree in Occupational Health and Safety, provided that they meet the requirements of the “Istanbul Medeniyet University Rules and Regulations Governing Graduate Studies”.

7) Employment Opportunities

            Full time or part time occupational health and safety specialist

            Consulting

            Instructor

8) Contact

Programme Director

Prof. Dr. Emine Can - 3221

Istanbul Medeniyet University, Occupational Safety and Health Programme

Prof Dr. M. Nureddin Türkan

Res. Asst. Altay Arbak

e-mail: imu.isg@medeniyet.edu.tr