The aim of Logistics & Transportation program is to create and disseminate knowledge through research and creative inquiry, to provide the highest standards of excellence in Logistics & Transportation disicipline and to graduate the students by teaching them how to become global citizens who are culturally informed, technologically adept and ready to lead in Logistics & Transportation sector.
Four years education with bachelor's degrees (ECTS: 240) provides to our graduates the "Logistician" title.
Logistician, transportation managers are also known as traffic managers, fleet managers, or freight coordinators. Employers of transportation managers include freight companies, manufacturers, warehousing organizations, and government agencies.
The following program educational objectives are career and professional accomplishments that our graduates are expected to achieve after graduation: Our graduates will,
1. Apply their knowledge in identifying and solving problems and use their critical judgment skills in order to succeed in their logistics & transportaion sector and/or in advanced academic career.
2. Demonstrate professional and personal leadership and/or a competitive action within multidisciplinary and international environments.
3. Be enhanced with the knowledge of shipment options, legal issues, government regulations, and safety procedures knowledge, accounting, statistics, mathematics, and computer applications.
4. Create and disseminate knowledge through research and creative inquiry, to provide the highest standards of excellence in Logistics & Transportation disicipline, apply the basic principles and practices of this sector in the implementation of global scale.
5. Remain informed and involved in the evolving technical challenges by engaging in self development activities,become global citizens who are culturally informed, technologically adept and ready to lead in Logistics & Transportation sector.
Marine Schools appreciates modern concepts and new methods in Logistics & Transportation education and teaching methods that support educational objectives in addition to traditional methods
Traditional class attendance is compulsory for all courses. A variety of other educational methods are also used depending on the course and instructor. All kinds of practical exercises including field work shops like in port and harbours, logistics companies and governmental establishments are used to support the understanding of theory and to improve practical skills.
Distinguished Visitors from the logistics sector also provide the opportunities to exchange of views, experiences, technological development and the new challenges in the sector.
Problem solving sections of knowledge based courses are integrated with the theory sections and enhanced with the case studies in line with the aim of utilizing the students' communication, problem-solving and time management skills to deliver products according to customer requirements.
Distance learning system, which is a web based platform (Moodle-Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment-, elearning.gau.edu.tr), is used as course support system since 2007. This system offers many different opportunities in education. Announcing course events and sharing electronic materials are typical usage of the system. This system is a platform that students may be more active than traditional class work and it is an additional option for students to discuss course specific issues with their instructors and colleagues.
Internship is essential for all the students in the area which they plan to work after graduation.
An undergraduate student is entitled to graduate if s/he satisfactorily completes all required courses,internship, reports and practical assignments, attains a sum of credit-hours amounting to at least the minimum required for graduation, has a CGPA of 2.00 or above and is financially of good standing.
The Diplomas are prepared by the Registrar`s Office, and indicate the name of the Program, the date of graduation, and the degree obtained.