Agricultural Structures and Irrigation

Doctorate Degree - Instıtute Of Natural And Applıed Scıences

General Information

This programme studies land and water resources for sustainable use, development and reclaim in a very important place in agricultural activities. The program offers education, training and research about irrigation, drainage, land reclamation, agricultural construction, agricultural hydrology, soil and water conservation engineering, land consolidation, rural settlement planning. Organising courses and seminars for technical staff working in agricultural enterprises is a major part of the work of the program. Seven Professors, 2 Assistant Professors, 4 Research Assistants are currently working in the program.

Length of Programme & Number of Credits

4 Year - 240 ECTS

Feature & Definition

Agricultural Structures and Irrigation master’s programme studies can be best described as to get benefit from soil and water resources by economic and efficient methods and to conserve them together with development activities in agricultural operations, to take some measures in order to develop agricultural operations in terms of economical and physical aspects in the long term. Education, research and extension issues related with farm structures and irrigation studies have been conducted at the Agricultural Faculty of all the Universities in Turkey. In other words, this progrmme is in charge of providing education and conducting research in the issues of irrigation, drainage, end soil reclamation, agricultural structures and hydrology, soil and water conservation engineering, rural settlement and land consolidation , all of which play very important role in agriculture on the proper use of soil and water resources, their development and protection, and reclamation where needed. Department has soil and water analysis laboratory, automatic monitoring station, two research greenhouses and weighing lysimeter.

Mode of Study

Full Time

Head of Department


ECTS / Course Catalog Coordinator


Erasmus Coordinator


Internship Coordinator


Orientation Staff



The aim of the course is to provide training, research and service about optimum utilization of water and soil resources, protection and development of water and soil resources, design and construction of various stages of production, development of agricultural enterprises in a structural and physical way with modern technology, development of irrigation and drainage systems, water distribution modernization of agricultural networks, design of agricultural structures according to technological innovations, investigation of the possibilities of electronic use in agriculture and development of plant-speaking systems in our country, making agricultural production plans with the help of satellite imagery, remote sensing techniques and determination of stress conditions due to water and water with the help of geographic information systems and early warning development of systems, climate change approaches and their importance for agriculture and development of rural area and regional planning concepts preparing the databases of the national areas and the establishment of the information system at the parcel level in agriculture, remote sensing, geographic information system and global positioning systems to bring new expansions to the approaches of precision agriculture, development of drought models, determination of the relationship between global warming and agricultural production, determination of the responses of the agricultural areas to global warming has aimed to provide education, research and services in the field of land consolidation projects.


the program is to train engineers who is able to use computer and information technologies related to the Agricultural Structures and Irrigation Science able to make independent research depending on the recent developments and requirements, group work prone, able to think analytical, have designing knowledge and experience, able to define problems, develop possible solutions according to the principles of various information, able to obtain knowledge of certain subjects, compile that knowledge and have the ability to present compiled information in front of a community, able to service both domestically and abroad.

Specific Admission Requirements

The students can apply to this program providing ALES score, grade point averages and interview in accordance with the regulations of “Çukurova University Graduate Education and Examination Committee” and can pursue their education in their or in related fields.

Qualification Awarded

The students who have successfully accomplished this program gain the PhD degree of Agricultural Structures and Irrigation.

Level of Qualification


Qualification Requirements of Graduation

For students who are accepted to a doctoral program with a master's degree with thesis, at least seven credit courses, with a total of at least twenty-one credits and 60 ECTS in one academic term (total of fall and spring semesters); consists of seminar course, specialization courses, proficiency exam, thesis proposal and thesis work and cannot be less than 240 ECTS credits. Provided that the thesis defense is successful and the other conditions determined by the related institute board of directors are met, the student who submits three more bound copies of the doctoral thesis than the number of jury members within one month from the date of the thesis exam and whose thesis is found suitable in terms of form is entitled to receive a doctoral diploma.

Access to Further Studies

She/He can pursue an academic career. He can also work in research institutions, in the private sector or in private business.



Applied Course

Applications are made in the relevant laboratories and in the field.

Work Placement

- Has the ability to develop and deepen the level of expertise degree qualifications based on the knowledge acquired in the field of agriculture and irrigation structures - Has the ability to understand the interaction between irrigation and agricultural structures and related disciplines, -Qualified in devising projects in agricultural structures and irrigation systems, -Conducts land applications,supervises them and assures of development, - Has the ability to support his specilist knowledge with qualitative and quantitative data. Can work in different disciplines, - Solves problems by establishing cause and effect relationship, - Has the ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of agricultural structures and irrigation department, - Able to carry out a study independently on a subject, - Has the ability to design and apply analytical, modelling and experimental researches, to analyze and interpret complex issues occuring in these processes, - Can access resources on his speciality, makes good use of them and updates his knowledge constantly, - Has the ability to use computer software in agricultural structures and irrigation; can use informatics and communications technology at an advanced level.

Double Major, Additional Major & Exchange Possibilities

There are no double major, minor or joint program opportunities in the doctoral program.

Employment Opportunities

The graduates of the Master’s programme of Agricultural Structures and Irrigation Department Program have opportunities of employment in a variety of state and private funded companies, such as Provincial Administration, General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works (DSİ), several ministries related to agriculture, food, environment and forestry, municipalities, universities (as academic staff), agricultural consultancy companies, agricultural cooperatives, public and private banks, irrigation and drainage construction companies, engineering and consultancy offices, land consolidation construction companies, construction companies related to agricultural buildings,