Supervisor

  • You can assign your supervisor via METU Thesis Supervisor Assignment System.
  • Thesis sypervisors must be members of METU. Faculty members from other universities or person having PhD from industry can be co-supervisors for METU theses.
  • Master's students have to assign their supervisors at the end of their first semester. PhD students have to assign their supervisors at the end of their second semester. Their interactive course registrations will be approved by their supervisors following that semester.
  • You can assign your co-supervisor through the same system. If the name of the co-supervisor is not on the list in the mentioned system, you can email nejla[at]metu.edu.tr by providing us the necessary information about the co-supervisor you want to assign including the title, institution, and the email address.
  • A thesis supervisor must have supervised at least one master's thesis in order to be able to supervise a PhD dissertation.

Jury Assignment

The thesis jury is appointed by the recommendation of the thesis advisor and the programme chair after the approval of the Institute. The Jury Assignment Form (Tez Jürisi Atama Formu, in Turkish) has to be typed digitally and sent to the Institute one month before the exam date for its approval. 

  • MSc Thesis Jury

    • The MSc Thesis Jury is composed of three or five members. In case of the jury with 3 members, the co-supervisor is not allowed to be a jury member. However, the co-supervisor can be a jury member if she/he is a faculty member and if the jury comprises of five members;
    • The MSc Thesis Jury  must be formed by  at least one of jury members must be a IAM  member and  at least one of the jury members must not be a METU member.
  • PhD Thesis Jury

    • The PhD Thesis Jury is composed of five members of faculty including those in the Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC) (Tez İzleme Komitesi (TİK)) and two faculty members from who are not a member of METU;
    • In addition to the five members of the thesis jury, the co-supervisor may attend the meeting without a right to vote.

Thesis Preparations

  • IAM has its own set of rules on the thesis format; click on the List of To-Do (check-list) when Writing your Thesis.
  • The current \( \LaTeX{} \) template for theses of IAM can be downloaded: thesisFormat-2.0.zip (please send us your comments to ougur\( @ \)metu.edu.tr)
  • In order to be able to defend the graduate thesis, students should satisfy the following conditions:
    • MSc students must prepare a draft of a manuscript that is to be submitted to a national or an international journal along with their MSc thesis. In case of an already existing publication based on his/her thesis' studies a copy of the paper would be sufficient.
    • PhD students must have submitted a manuscript for possible publication in one of the SCI, SCI-E, SSCI or AHCI indexed journals. This manuscript must be handed over to the jury members together with the thesis' draft. In case of an already existing publication based on his/her thesis' studies a copy of the paper would be sufficient.
    • This rule will be valid for the students enrolled to the programmes at IAM starting from 2019-2020 Fall Semester.
  • The \( \LaTeX{} \) template  downloaded from iamPaperFormat-v.1.0.rc1 (please send us your comments to ougur\( @ \)metu.edu.tr) can be used for the purpose of
    • Term Project,
    • Report for Thesis Monitoring Committee,
    • Qualification in PhD,
    • Draft of a Manuscript.

General Principles, Rules and Regulations