COMPUTER ENGİNEERİNG
Second Cycle Programmes
(Master's Degree)

D.1. General Information about Program

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Hacettepe University, the Department of Computer Engineering, was established in 1971 as a department of the Institute of Informatics at Hacettepe. The department is one of the first two departments which started bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering in 1977. The department is currently dependent on the Faculty of Engineering offers 4 years of formal education. The three main branches of the department are Computer Science, Computer Software, Computer Hardware. Parallel to this situation Master of Science degree curriculum is constructed in axis of the 3 main branches.

At our Department of Computer Engineering, we have master of science (MSc), doctor of philosophy (PhD) and integrated PhD on the postgraduate level. The registration to the MSc program requires a bachelor's degree diploma. A student could be registered to the PhD program and the integrated PhD program with a bachelor's degree or MSc degree diploma. For application to graduate programs the students should follow announcements and application procedures that are given in the web page of the Institute of Sciences. Our graduate program requirements for M.S. and Ph.D. programs are outlined on the General Information webpage and the detailed information about the graduate programs can be accessed through the Institute of Science webpage.

Master of Science Degree program courses language of instruction is Turkish. The two main periods of programme are course period and thesis period. M.S. students must take 8 graduate courses (21 credits). In addition to these elective graduate courses, all M.S. students must take two non-credit must-courses. All credit courses are offered as electives in the program so it gives students opportunity to specialize in any branch of the computer science.

Our department provides well developed laboratories to our students. These are the laboratories and systems in our department: SUN® Lab. with 25 terminals, two Programming Laboratories with 30 and 24 personal computers, Software Engineering Laboratories with 20 personal computers, Digital Systems and Micro Processing Laboratory for 25 students, Network Laboratory based on Cisco® hardware.

Our department graduates take the title of “certified computer engineer” after the graduation. The Hacettepe University Certified Computer Engineers have many options when they start working life. They can work at many fields of engineering and management positions in large organizations in Turkey and around the world. Certified computer engineers can find positions in all sectors of a wide range of public and private organizations. These positions are systems analyst, systems engineer, systems programmer, database administrator, software engineer, sales-support engineer, development engineer, design engineer, network engineer, communication and information security specialist, research scientist, administrator.

D.2 Qualification Awarded

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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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The conditions to apply for the master of science are defined in the requirements and regulations which are specified in the Hacettepe University Postgraduate Degree and Examination Regulation that was published in Official Newspaper (23.11.2012 date and 28476 number), article 14 (Graduate Admission Requirements)

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

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations

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To be able graduate from the Department of Computer Engineering Master of Science Degree Program, students have to complete 120 ECTS (4 ECTS: the credits of compulsory courses, 56 ECTS: the credits of elective courses, 60 ECTS: thesis credits) successfully. In order to be considered successful in a course of graduate students must have at least taken note of C1. A graduate student who has a grade less than C1 is considered to be failed for the course and he/she is must take the course in the next semester in which the course is taught.

A student who fulfilled all the requirements of the Computer Engineering post-graduate programme to graduate, requirements and regulations are stated in the Hacettepe University Postgraduate Degree and Examination Regulation that was published in the Official Newspaper (23.11.2012 date and 28476 number), article 43 (Graduation and Diploma). http://www.fenbilimleri.hacettepe.edu.tr/file/yonetmelik/hulisansustuogrvesinavyonetmelik.pdf

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

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Students who attended at least one semester in one of the postgraduate programs of a university or other high education institutions can apply for the Master of Science Degree Programme in Computer Engineering for a lateral transfer.

These requirements and regulations are specified in the Hacettepe University Associate Degree, Postgraduate and Examination Regulation that was published in Official Newspaper (23.11.2012 date and 28476 number), article 18 (The Admission Students for Lateral Transfer).

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

D.7. Goals and Objectives

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The graduate programs of the Department of Computer Engineering at Hacettepe University aim to equip graduate students with the necessary advanced knowledge and ability to carry out independent research in computer engineering and computer science fields. Our graduate programs contribute to the development of specialized computer engineers and scientists needed in industry and academia.

The content of the programme consists of two periods: the course period and the thesis period. The course/thesis advisor of all students enrolled in the master of science programme must be specified till the end of the first semester. All students take seminar course in the last semester of the course period. Regular course sessions are arranged with the respective lecturer of the seminar course and all students have to attend the sessions. In addition to the credit courses and seminar course, MSc students must take non-credit courses such as Academic Skills and Practices, and Research Methods in Computer Science in two different terms. A faculty member is assigned for BIL 691 and BIL 791; however, the grades of students for this course are given by the course/thesis advisors.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

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Programme graduates work in many different positions in public or private sectors such as a software engineer, systems engineer, database administrator, database architect, network and internet security specialist, IT security specialist / administrator, network administrator, network engineer, hardware technician, control engineer, embedded systems specialist, web design specialist, system designer. Information technology sector has entered almost every domain such as training, health, service sector, defense industry and have been used extensively. For this reason, computer engineer who is the essential actor of the information world performs their duties in the institutions about all these areas.

D.13. Access to Further Studies

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QF-EHEA: 3
EQF-LLL: 8

D.14. Profile of the Programme

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M.S. students must take 8 graduate courses (24 credits). Nearly 40 elective course definitions are available in the programme. Image Processing, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Voice Recognition, Data Mining, Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering, Computer Networks, Encryption, Parallel Processing, Dedicated Systems, Semantic Web, Algorithm Analysis, Compiler Implementation, Computer Graphics, Gaming Technologies, Robotics, Data Base Management Systems, Spatial Information Systems at different levels in a wide variety of post-graduate courses in computer engineering take place in the programme. In addition to these elective graduate courses, all M.S. students must take two non-credit must-courses. These two non-credit must-courses are BİL691- Academic Skills and Practices, and BİL601 - Graduate Seminar. According to the regulations of Institute of Science, M.S. students must finish their course period in four semesters. Students may take at most 3 of the required credit courses from departments other than the Department of Computer Engineering. In addition, students may take at most 2 of the required credit courses from undergraduate courses of Computer Engineering Department.

Each MSc student must submit a thesis proposal to the Institute of Science before the end of the second semester. Each MSc student has to take the non-credit thesis course (BİL800) every semester from the third semester. In order to have the MSc thesis defense, the student is expected to publish a conference article. The student who satisfies all other requirements of MSc defends his/her thesis in front of a thesis defense jury. The student has to finish his/her MSc work and writing of his/her MSc thesis before the defense of the thesis. The student has to hand in a copy of his/her MSc thesis to each of his/her M.S. thesis defense jury members at least 15 days before the MSc thesis defense.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

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Evaluation and assessment methods for each course are defined in the Course Teaching Plan of Information Degree Program by the lecturer of course. These requirements and regulations are specified in the relevant articles of the Hacettepe University Postgraduate Degree and Examination Regulation that was published in the Official Newspaper (23.11.2012 date and 28476 number).

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

D.16. Graduation Requirements

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MSc students must satisfy a set of degree requirements. The requirements of the MSc degree can be summarized as follows:

Course Work:


M.S. students must take 8 graduate courses (24 credits). In addition to these elective graduate courses, all MSc students must take two non-credit must-courses. These two non-credit must-courses are BİL691- Academic Skills and Practices, and BİL601 - Graduate Seminar. According to the regulations of the Institute of Science, MSc students must finish their course work in four semesters. Students can take at most 3 of the required credit courses from the departments other than Computer Engineering Department.

MSc Thesis Proposal:


Each MSc student must submit a thesis proposal to the Institute of Science before the end of the second semester. Each MSc student has to take non-credit thesis course (BİL800) every semester from the third semester.

Publication Requirements:


In order to attend the MSc thesis defense, the student is expected to publish a conference article.

MSc Thesis Defense:


The student who satisfies all other requirements of MSc defends his/her thesis in front of a thesis defense jury. The student has to finish his/her MSc work and writing of his/her MSc thesis before the MSc. thesis defense. The student has to give a copy of his/her M.S. thesis to each of his/her MSc thesis defense jury members at least 15 days before his/her MSc thesis defense.

The students who meet the requirements of the programme, must also meet the requirements that are specified in the Hacettepe University Postgraduate Degree and Examination Regulation that was published in the Official Newspaper (23.11.2012 date and 28476 number), article 43 (Graduation and Diploma).

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

D.17. Education Type

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1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director

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Prof. Dr. Hayri Sever
e-mail: sever@hacettepe.edu.re

Department Tel: 90 312 2977500
Department Fax: 90 312 2977502
E-mail: bilgi@cs.hacettepe.edu.tr