INFORMAT─░ON SYSTEMS(NON-THES─░S)
Second Cycle Programmes
(Master's Degree)

D.1. General Information about Program

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Information Systems Graduate Program offered in The Informatics Institute at Hacettepe University aims at producing graduates who have theoretical and practical knowledge in regard to effectively analyze, design, develop and manage information systems.

The official language of the program is Turkish.

D.2 Qualification Awarded

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Non-thesis Master's Degree

D.3. Level of Qualification

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QF-EHEA: 2
EQF-LLL: 7

D.4. Provisions for Registration

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Each student in accordance with the admission requirements of Hacettepe University can apply for admission to Data and Knowledge Engineering graduate program. However, the student might be asked to take some or all of the preparatory courses depending on the background of the student.

The preparatory courses are listed below. Note that the credits of these courses will not be reflected to the credits required for the graduation of the student.

Preparatory Courses

  1. BBS 514 Structural Programming
  2. BBS 515 Object-Oriented Programming
  3. BBS 516 Data Structures and Algorithms

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations

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The expected duration of Information Systems Master's Degree Programme without Thesis is 1.5 years (3 semesters). The students who exceed this limit is obliged to the regulations of Hacettepe University about graduate studies, listed in the 6th directive that is about the master's non-thesis program.

The required AKTS credits divided per each semester are given in Table 1:

DATA AND KNOWLEDGE ENGINEERING MASTER'S PROGRAMME WITH THESIS

1.Semester

2.Semester

3.Semester

LECTURES

RESEARCH WORK

30 AKTS

30 AKTS

30 AKTS

Table 1. The required AKTS credits per each semester.

The total credit of the semester project is 30 AKTS and evaluated as failed or passed. The student is obliged to register the semester project course in the related semester and is required to hand in a written report.

The students who are admitted to the program on the condition that they are required to take some preparatory courses can only start to the program officially once they successfully finish these courses (The related regulations of the Hacettepe University: http://www.fenbilimleri.hacettepe.edu.tr/file/yonetmelik/hulisansustuogrvesinavyonetmelik.pdf)

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

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It is possible to transition from graduate programs in the university or other higher education institutions to the master's degree (Non-thesis) program of the department. The necessary conditions are stated in the regulations of Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination. In addition, studying at a higher education institution under graduate or graduate education or who want to improve their skills by completing a specific subject knowledge and practice may attend the classes as a special student with the approval of the head of the department and the instructor of the course.

D.7. Goals and Objectives

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Information Systems Graduate Program is especially designed for people having 4 year B.Sc. degree and working in the IT sector and the goal is to graduate competent professionals who are qualified to effectively analyze, design, develop and manage information systems.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

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The graduates of this program can work in private or government sectors as experts in information systems.

D.13. Access to Further Studies

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QF-EHEA:
EQF-LLL:

D.14. Profile of the Programme

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All the courses offered in the program are one semester-long courses and they have no prerequisities.

In the first two semesters, students take at least 10 elective courses in order to receive information, skills and competencies related to the fields of expertise that they may want to proceed in. The ECTS credit of each course is set to 6 ECTS credits. In the third semester, each student is expected to finish a semester project that is equivalent to 30 ECTS credits. Students are eligible for graduation after successfully completing 90 ECTS credits via taking the courses listed in the Course Structure Diagram.

Students can take a limited number of elective courses from other programs provided that they have consent from the head of the division. There is no obligation for taking elective courses outside the program. 100% of the elective courses taken should be related to the Information Systems domain, which is a multidisciplinary domain itself.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

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For each course, the assessment methods given in the corresponding course information package are followed. Moreover, the grades are determined according to Hacettepe University Bachelor's of Sciences regulations

(http://www.fenbilimleri.hacettepe.edu.tr/file/yonetmelik/hulisansustuogrvesinavyonetmelik.pdf)

D.16. Graduation Requirements

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Students are eligible for graduation according to Hacettepe University Bachelor's of Sciences regulations

(http://www.fenbilimleri.hacettepe.edu.tr/file/yonetmelik/hulisansustuogrvesinavyonetmelik.pdf)

D.17. Education Type

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2. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director

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Asst. Prof. Nazl─▒ ─░kizler-Cinbi┼č

nazli@cs.hacettepe.edu.tr

Phone: +90 312 297 7500/147

Fax: +90 312 297 7502