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Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences - Computer Engineering - Second Cycle Programme without Thesis

General Description
After the closure of the Institute of Electronic Computing Sciences, that has taken place within the Ege University whose establishment was based on 1955, in 1982; the academic staff of institute were transferred to the department of Computer Science Engineering that was established at Ege University, Faculty of Engineering. In 1982-83 academic year, 25 students, by the pre-registration system, were started the education for the bachelor’s degree. In the creation of department’s education program, the contributions of participants of IV. Information Congress which was held in Izmir during this period, the experiences of the other universities’ faculty members and the experiences and the knowledge of the relevant industry’s staff were used. Education program in Turkish carried out until 1985; by 1985-86 academic year, 30% of education program has started to give in English and the name of the program was changed to “Computer Engineering” instead of “Computer Science Engineering”. Between 1992-1996, the entire program was conducted in English and since 1996-97 academic year, it is carried out mainly Turkish. The students admitted to department must have solid knowledge of English. Until 2009, according to the university’s senate’s decisions, the preparatory training year for English was required of all departments. With the arrangements made in 2009, to continue the necessity of a preparatory class for the students, 30% of the giving lessons in education program have to be conducted in English. By 2010, in Computer Engineering Department, there are 16 faculty members as 8 professor, 2 associate professors, 6 assistant professors and 22 research assistants with 4 of them have phD degree.
Qualification Awarded
The students, who successfully complete the program of Department of Computer Engineering in Faculty of Engineering, get all the privileges that are recognized with the degree of computer engineering entitled in diploma. University, faculty, department and the graduation degree is indicated in the diploma. Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering Department is engaged in a single program. However, with the elective courses in education program, the students can advance in the area of their own interest. Undergraduate alumni of Department Computer Engineering work as system analyst, application programmer, director of data processing centers, network manager, system administrator, research and development engineer in design and development of computer aided industrial systems, software engineer, and web architecture and so on.
Level of Qualification
Second Cycle
Specific Admission Requirements
The applicants who hold a Bachelor's Degree and willing to enroll in the Master's programme may apply to the Directorate of the Graduate School with the documents: 1-Sufficient score (at least 55 out of 100) from the Academic Staff and Graduate Study Education Exam (ALES) conducted by Student Selection and Placement Center (OSYM) or GRE Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score equivalent to ALES score of 55. 2-English proficiency (at least 70 out of 100 from the Profiency Exam conducted by Ege University Foreign Language Department, or at least 50 out of 100 from ÜDS (University Language Examination conducted by OSYM) or TOEFL or IELTS score equivalent to UDS score of 50. The candidates fulfilling the criteria outlined above are invited to interwiev. The assessment for admission to masters programs is based on : 50% of ALES, 25% of academic success in the undergraduate programme (cumulative grade point average (CGPA) ) and 25% of interview grade. The required minimum interview grade is 50 out of 100. The candidates having an assessed score of 60 at least are accepted into the Master's programme. The results of the evaluation are announced by the Directorate of Graduate School.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
The rules for recognition of formal prior learning are well defined. A student who is currently enrolled in a Master's Degree programme in the same discipline at another institution and has successfully completed at least one semester, upon submitting all required documents before the deadline, may transfer to the Master's Programme at EGE University upon the recommendation of the department administration and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The decision taken will also include eligibility for exemption from some course requirements of the graduate program. Students who transfer from another university must be successful in the EGE University English Proficiency Exam or in an equivalent English examination. Recognition of prior non-formal and in-formal learning is at the beginning stage in Turkish Higher Education Institutions. Ege University is not an exception to this.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The programme consists of a minimum of seven courses delivered within the graduate programme of the department and in related fields, one seminar course, and thesis, with a minimum of 21 local credits. The seminar course and thesis are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis. The duration of the programme is four semesters. The maximum period to complete course work in a masters program with thesis is 4 semesters. However, with the approval of their advisors, students can in subsequent semesters take additional departmental courses with or without credits. The total ECTS credits of the programme is 120 ECTS. A student may take undergraduate courses on the condition that the courses have not been taken during the undergraduate program. However, at most two of these courses may be counted to the Master's course load and credits. Students must register for thesis work and the Specialization Field course offered by his supervisor every semester following the semester, in which the supervisor is appointed. A student who has completed work on the thesis within the time period, must write a thesis, using the data collected, according to the specifications of the Graduate School Thesis Writing Guide. The thesis must be defended in front of a jury. The Master's thesis jury is appointed on the recommendations of the relevant Department Chairperson and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The jury is composed of the thesis supervisor and 3 to 5 faculty members. Of the appointed jury members, up to one may be selected from another Department or another University. In case the jury consists of 3 members, the co-supervisor cannot be the jury member. A majority vote by the jury members determines the outcome of the thesis or examination. The vote can be for "acceptance", "rejection" or "correction". The Department Chairperson will inform the Director of the Graduate School, in writing, of the jury's decision within 3 days. To correct or change a thesis found incomplete and/or inadequate by the jury, the jury must specify in its report that such corrections are necessary. A student may be given, by a decision of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School, up to three months to complete the corrections. The student must then retake the thesis examination.
Profile of The Programme
Computer Engineering Department conducts an education program with the aim of to educate the students in the best way by combining the theory and practice as contemporary engineers who may found a qualified job in national or international organizations or academic area of information technology; analyze the operation of an existing system, find unique and creative solutions by identifying the problems, design and make projects for the new system, to make individual and team work to advance in working life, to express himself verbally and in writing, to have advanced foreign language skills to follow written sources, to open the innovation and self-confidence, as well as who are sensitive to the ages’ problem and with this sensitivity who are fulfilling the job responsibilities, who are able to act in accordance with ethically with acquiring the title of computer engineering based on a solid infrastructure of basic and engineering sciences. Program has compulsory courses related with both of basic engineering sciences and computer engineering. In addition, the education plan, as well as compulsory courses, includes elective courses that students can choose according to their preferences. Thus, Computer Engineering Department trains modern engineers, who can serve as computer engineering profession equipped with the knowledge and skills and who are self-development by following the developments in the field, suitable for team work, questioning and give importance to the ethical values, in all national and international areas.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
At the end of undergraduate education, students who are successful are awarded the "Computer Engineer" diploma. Alumni of the department can have jobs like the system analyst, application programmer, usually the director of data processing centers, administrator of database, co-founder and executive engineer, research and development engineer in the computer-aided industrial design and implementations of the systems and so on. In addition, they can also get chance, with researching and making scientific study, for academic progress by contributing to the education as a Lecturer at universities.
Access to Further Studies
Graduates who successfully completed the Master's Degree may apply to doctorate (third cycle) programmes in the same or in related disciplines.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Measurement and evaluation methods that is applied for each course, is detailed in "Course Curriculum".
Graduation Requirements
Graduation requirements are explained in the section “Qualification Requirements and Regulations” .
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Prof. Dr. Ata ÖNAL Ege University, Faculty of Engineering, Computer Engineerin Department Chair. Adress: Ege Universitesi, Muhendislik Fakultesi Bilgisayar Muhendisliği Bolumu 35100 Bornova, IZMIR, TURKIYE Tel : (232) 388 72 21 Fax : (232) 339 94 05 e-Mail : Doç. Dr. Aylin KANTARCI Ege University, Faculty of Engineering, Computer Engineerin Department AKTS/DS Coordinator EAdress: Ege Universitesi, Muhendislik Fakultesi Bilgisayar Muhendisliği Bolumu 35100 Bornova, IZMIR, TURKIYE Tel : (232) 311 5316 Fax : (232) 339 94 05 e-Mail:
Computer engineering education is given in the historic three-storey independent building which was the only building when Ege University was founded in 1955, with the total covered area of3960 m2, 2 amphis and 5 classrooms. There are a projector, ac omputer, and a board located in all amphis and classrooms. There are six computer labs in the Computer Engineering Department. The computers in the laboratories have operating systems both of Windows and Linux. In addition, all computers in laboratories are equipped with internet access, and antivirus programs. The special software, that are needed by the courses or laboratories which are related with computer applications, are loaded and on the other hand over time the updates, that are appropriate to the technology, are done. In addition, there are courses related to applications done in the electric-electronics laboratory. In Computer Engineering Department by 2010 there are 8 professors, 2 associate professors, 6 assistant professors, at a total of 16 faculty members and 22 research assistants with 4 of them have phD degree.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Lisans düzeyinde edinilen bilgileri derinleştirerek uygulamaya koyabilme.
2Analiz, sentez, eleştirel değerlendirme yeteneklerini geliştirerek karmaşık problemleri bağımsız olarak çözebilme.
3Modern tasarım yöntemleri ve araçları kullanarak bir süreci ya da bir sistemi tasarlayabilme.
4Bilimsel yöntemler kullanarak veri toplayabilme, değerlendirebilme ve yorumlayabilme.
5Çok disiplinli takımlarda yer alarak farklı alanlardan gelen bilgileri kendi alanıyla bütünleştirerek çözüm yöntemleri belirleyebilme.
6Bilimsel bilgi birikimini yazılı ve sözlü olarak etkin bir şekilde ifade edebilme, en az bir yabancı dilde iletişim kurabilme.
7Bilimsel gelişmeleri izleyerek kendini sürekli yenileyebilme.
8Toplumsal, çevresel ve etik değerleri dikkate alarak bilimsel araştırma yürütebilme.
9Proje planlaması ve zaman yönetimi yapabilme, alternatif çözüm yolları belirleyebilme.
10Bilimsel araştırma sürecinde uygun araçları belirleyebilme ve bilişim teknolojilerini kullanabilme.

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
TYYÇKey Learning Outcomes
COMPETENCES (Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility)1
COMPETENCES (Learning Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Field Specific Competence)1

Course Structure Diagram with Credits
T : Theoretical P: Practice L : Laboratory
1. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 B.MÜH-İ.ÖTEZSYL-SDG1 Elective - - - 14
2 9103115012011 Nesneye Yönelik Programlama Compulsory 3 0 0 5
3 9103115032011 Veritabanı Modelleme Compulsory 3 0 0 5
Total 6 0 0 24
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 B.MÜH-İ.ÖTEZSYL-SDG2 Elective - - - 10
2 9103115022010 Algoritmalar ve Veri Yapıları Compulsory 3 0 0 5
3 9103115042016 System Structures in Operating Systems Compulsory 3 0 0 5
4 YLDPR599 Term Project Compulsory 0 0 0 10
Total 6 0 0 30
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