Agricultural machinery education in Turkey


Tekin Y., Arslan R., Ulusoy Y.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION, vol.22, no.1, pp.86-92, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.86-92
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The education of agricultural machinery technicians is performed by the vocational schools in Turkey. One of the main problems of the agricultural sector in Turkey is the lack of qualified technicians. Parallel to the changing agricultural engineering concept in Europe, new technologies have been launched for leaching of agricultural machinery technicians. New and expanded areas like GPS and GPRS for management, technical-biological system analysis, and natural Resources Technology have been included in the agricultural technologies disciplines of traditional Universities of Agricultural Colleges in the EU. Modern agricultural machinery technician courses include the subjects of information technologies, mechatronics, sensor technology and robotics. The most important step to take in Agricultural machinery programs is to increase the quality of agricultural education and to identify where it stands in international standards. Throughout the membership application process of Turkey prior to joining the EC there has been a need for the application of new technologies and more qualified, sustainable education for agricultural machinery technicians who will be welcomed by the EU countries. In this paper, we describe the model and curriculum of agricultural machinery technician education of the Uludag University.