Double Major Program Information
Mehanical Engineering department is offering for its successful students the opportunity to go through Double-Major Program in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering disciplines. There are several successful students enrolled in the program and the Higher Education Board in Turkey (YÖK) has also approved equivalency certificates for the graduates of the Double Degree in MENG & IENG program.
Admission Requirements and Applications
In order to be eligible to apply for the Double-Major program, students:
* Should already be registered at least for a semester in one of the departments that forms the Double-Major program and should renew his/her registration during the period of application to the Double-Major program.
* Can apply for the Double-Major program earliest at the beginning of the third semester of the first major program.
* Should obtain minimum grade of ‘D’ for all credit courses in the first major program up to the period of application.
* Should hold a minimum CGPA of 3.00.
A student who is granted a leave of absence in the first major program is also considered to be on leave of absence in his/her second major program. Upon the views of the relevant coordinator, the recommendation of the department giving the first major program and the decision of the relevant Faculty Board, students who are not able to take any Double-Major program courses due to Double-Major program courses not being opened or course clashes may be granted a leave of absence for a semester in their Double-Major program.
If a student of the Double-Major program wants to withdraw from a course that is common both in the first and the second major programs, the process of withdrawal will take place in both programs and this will be shown on both transcripts.
The total credit course load of a Double-Major student who takes courses both from the first and the second major programs:
* Can exceed the maximum course load of the first major program by one course if the student holds a CGPA between 2.00-2.49 from the first major program.
* Can exceed the maximum course load of the first major program by two courses if the student holds a CGPA of 2.50 and above from the first major program.
Success and Dismissal in the Program
A student’s success and graduation in the first major program are not affected by the second major program in any way. Students who wish to leave the Double-Major program of their own accord should submit a written petition to the department which offers the first major program until the last day of the add-drop period. Applications submitted after this period, are put into practice at the beginning of the following academic semester. A student who’s CGPA at the first major program or at the second major program falls below 2.00 for two consecutive semesters is dismissed from the Double-Major program. Only Spring and Fall semesters performance records of a student are taken into consideration during the application of this regulation. Students who do not take any courses from the second major program for two consecutive semesters without any permission are dismissed from the Double-Major program. If a student is dismissed form the Double-Major program or leaves the program of his/her own accord, she/he is not required to repeat the failed second major program courses that do not appear in the first major program.
Graduation and Diplomas
Students, who gain the right of graduation from the first major program and who, at the same time, complete the second major program with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 are given the second major undergraduate diploma. Students who obtain the right of graduation from the second major program are not given the second major undergraduate diploma until they obtain the right of graduation from the first major program. Students who obtain the right of graduation from the first major program but who have not yet completed the second major program are given a first major degree undergraduate diploma. Such students can benefit from an extension of maximum two semesters excluding the summer term to complete the second major program. This period can be further extended subject to the decision of the Faculty/School Administrative Board. Following the completion of the double-major program, such students receive the second major undergraduate diploma at the end of the relevant semester. Students can register for a postgraduate program between the periods of graduation from the first major program and until they graduate from the second major program. Students in such situation are entitled to pay the tuition fees specified for the postgraduate program. Student related procedures of a student who has graduated from the first major program but who still attends the second major program are carried out by the department of the second major program.
Tuition Fees in the Double-Major Program
Apart from the education fees of the registered department, students who are admitted to a double-major program are entitled to pay the fee per credit for each course in the second major program that is not common with the first major program courses. Those students who benefit from scholarships or discounts that are stated in the Eastern Mediterranean University Student Scholarship Application By-law, in their first major program can also benefit from these rights in their second major programs. The duration of the scholarship is two semesters after having graduated from the first major program. Students who take additional courses from their first major program after having met the requirements (specified in article 6 of the ‘Course Registration By-law’) can use this right in the second major program, if they wish. For extra courses taken under the circumstances specified above, no payment is made.