Second Cycle Programmes (Master's Degree)

Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences - Computer Engineering - - Second Cycle Programme with 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.

The Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering ( second cycle in Computer Engineering) is awarded to the graduates who have successfully fulfilled all programme requirements.

2 Year, 4 Semesters

120 ECTS


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Graduates who successfully completed the Master's Degree may apply to doctorate (third cycle) programmes in the same or in related disciplines.

Students are required to take a mid-term examination and/or complete other assigned projects/homework during the semester and, additionally, are required to take a final examination and/or complete a final project for course evaluation. The final grade is based on the mid-term examination grade, the final examination grade and/or evaluation of final project, with the contributions of 40% and 60%, respectively. To pass any course, a Master's student must receive at least 70 out of 100. Students must repeat courses they have failed or may substitute courses the Department accepts as equivalent. The assessment for each course is described in detail in “Individual Course Description”.

Graduation requirements are explained in the section “Qualification Requirements and Regulations” .

Full Time

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

1 Deepening practice to place information acquired at the undergraduate level.
2 Analysis, synthesis, critical assessment by developing the capabilities to solve complex problems independently.
3 Using modern design methods and tools to design a process or a system.
4 Using scientific methods to collect data, evaluate and interpret.
5 Taking part in multi-disciplinary teams from different areas of information in their field, determine methods of integrating the solution.
6 Scientific knowledge effectively in written and oral expression, at least one foreign language to communicate.
7 Constantly renew itself by following the scientific developments.
8 Social, environmental and ethical values, taking into account the conduct of scientific research.
9 Project planning and time management ability, determine alternative solutions.
10 Determine the appropriate tools to use in the process of scientific research and information technologies.

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey

Key Learning Outcomes
COMPETENCES ( Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility )
COMPETENCES ( Learning Competence )
COMPETENCES ( Communication and Social Competence )
COMPETENCES ( Field Specific Competence )

Course Structure Diagram with Credits (60 ECTS per Full-Time Academic Year)

T : Theoretical P: Practice L: Laboratory
1. Semester
Course Unit Code Language of Instruction Course Unit Title Type of Course Unit T P L Number of ECTS Credits Report
B.SAYARMÜH-YL-SDG1 Turkish B.SAYARMÜH-YL-SDG1 Elective - - - 16
FENETKMUH2021 Turkish Scientific Research Methods with Research and Publication Ethics Compulsory 2 - - 6
Total 2 0 0 22
2. Semester
Course Unit Code Language of Instruction Course Unit Title Type of Course Unit T P L Number of ECTS Credits Report
B.SAYARMÜH-YL-SDG2 Turkish B.SAYARMÜH-YL-SDG2 Elective - - - 24
YLSEM590 Turkish Seminar Compulsory - - - 6
Total 0 0 0 30
3. Semester
Course Unit Code Language of Instruction Course Unit Title Type of Course Unit T P L Number of ECTS Credits Report
YLTEZ591 Turkish Thesis Study Compulsory - - - 26
YLUAD591 Turkish Specialization Field Compulsory - - - 4
Total 0 0 0 30
4. Semester
Course Unit Code Language of Instruction Course Unit Title Type of Course Unit T P L Number of ECTS Credits Report
YLTEZ592 Turkish Thesis Study Compulsory - - - 26
YLUAD591 Turkish Specialization Field Compulsory - - - 4
Total 0 0 0 30
Course Unit Code Language of Instruction Course Unit Title Type of Course Unit T P L Number of ECTS Credits Report
9103015072002 Turkish Meta Data Management Elective 3 - - 8
9103015092002 Turkish Distributed Systems Elective 3 - - 8
9103015172010 Turkish Artificial Intelligence Elective 3 - - 8
9103015251998 Turkish Network Operating Systems Elective 3 - - 8
9103015291998 Turkish Digital Image Processing Elective 3 - - 8
9103015392005 Turkish Graph Theory in Computer Applications Elective 3 - - 8
9103015412005 Turkish Mobile and Wireless Networks Elective 3 - - 8
9103015452019 Turkish Information Security and Privacy Elective 3 - - 8
9103015532019 Turkish Complex Adaptive Systems Elective 3 - - 8
9103015592019 Turkish Multi Agent Artificial Intelligence Elective 3 - - 8
9103015692022 Turkish Distributed Real-Time Systems Elective 3 - - 8
9103015712022 Turkish Algorithims for Complex Networks Elective 3 - - 8
9103035432020 Turkish Advanced Analysis of Algorithms Elective 3 - - 8
Course Unit Code Language of Instruction Course Unit Title Type of Course Unit T P L Number of ECTS Credits Report
9103015201998 Turkish Advanced Computer Networks Elective 3 - - 8
9103015222005 Turkish Network Design and Management Elective 3 - - 8
9103015322001 Turkish Multimedia Systems Elective 3 - - 8
9103015342003 Turkish Semantic Web Elective 3 - - 8
9103015362014 Turkish Advanced Software Engineering Elective 3 - - 8
9103015402009 Turkish Service Oriented Computing Elective 3 - - 8
9103015482013 Turkish Programming Paradigms Elective 3 - - 8
9103015522017 Turkish Agent Based Software Development Elective 3 - - 8
9103015582018 Turkish Health Information Systems Engineering Elective 3 - - 8
9103015602019 Turkish Agent Based Moseling Elective 3 - - 8
9103015622019 Turkish Recommender Systems Elective 3 - - 8
9103015642019 Turkish Pervasive Computing Elective 3 - - 8
9103015682019 Turkish Cyber Security Science Elective 3 - - 8