ELECTR─░CAL and ELECTRON─░CS ENG─░NEER─░NG
Third Cycle Programmes
(Doctorate Degree/Doctor of Fine Arts)

D.1. General Information about Program

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The graduate program in the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department was initiated in 1976. Currently, there are about 250 students in the graduate program. Students can choose one of the following areas to specialize in: Communication Systems, Digital Signal Processing, Electromagnetics and Microwave Techniques, Control Systems, Computers and Computer Networks, Microelectronics, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Machines and Power Systems. Students take courses in their areas of interest and work on their theses under the supervision of a faculty member.

The medium of instruction is Turkish. However, applicants have to be successful in an English proficiency exam in order to be admitted to the program. The higher body responsible of all graduate education in Engineering in Hacettepe University is the Institute of Science. Hence, graduate student admission and graduate education are carried out in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth by the Institute.

D.2 Qualification Awarded

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Doctorate

D.3. Level of Qualification

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QF-EHEA: 3
EQF-LLL: 8

D.4. Provisions for Registration

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For admission, applicant must have

- a M.S. and B.S. degree in one of the science areas determined by the Department,

- a sufficient score from Academic Graduate Education Entrance Exam (ALES),

- a sufficient score from TOEFL/KPDS/IELTS/├ťDS or another English proficiency exam recognized by the University Senate.

- sufficient score from an interview carried out in the Department.

Sufficient scores and other admission requirements are set by the Institute of Science.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations

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Requirements for the PhD degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering are:

- Successful completion (at least a B2 grade) of at least 7 courses and a seminar course corresponding to a total of at least 90 ECTS credits (24 national credits) ,

- 3.0/4.0 GPA,

- Successful completion and defense in front of a jury of a thesis work of 120 ECTS credits.

Students must be successful from at least two of the following compulsory courses:

ELE 701 Linear System Theory

ELE 704 Optimization

ELE 708 Numerical Methods in Electrical Engineering

ELE 709 Probability and Random Processes

ELE 770 Statistical Signal Processing Details are specified in the "Graduate Education and Examination Regulations" of Hacettepe University.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

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Details of the recognition of prior learning of a student are specified in the Graduate Education and Exam By-laws of the Institute of Science.

D.7. Goals and Objectives

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To graduate highly skilled engineers with specializations in certain areas who can use their expert knowledge and analytical problem solving skills in various areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

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Our graduates are able to find jobs easily in public and private sector companies, they are especially preferred by high technology companies , and R&D departments. Some of our graduates are employed by companies such as ASELSAN, HAVELSAN, TAI, ROKETSAN, T├╝rk Telekom, TUB─░TAK, in addition to public sector. There are also many researchers and academicians among our graduates, in national, and foreign research institutions, and universities.

D.13. Access to Further Studies

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D.14. Profile of the Programme

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All the courses are theoretical one semester courses. There are no prerequisites.

1 ECTS credit is equivalent to 25 to 30 hours of workload.

Students must take at least two of the following compulsory courses:

ELE 701 Linear System Theory

ELE 704 Optimization

ELE 708 Numerical Methods in Electrical Engineering

ELE 709 Probability Theory and Random Processes

ELE 770 Statistical Signal Processing

Students may take the remaining 5 courses from the available courses after consulting with their academic advisors.

Up to three elective courses may be taken from other departments contingent on the suggestion of the advisor and the approval of the Department Chair. Students must also be successful in ELE 799 Seminar course supervised by their academic advisors.

Academic activities of students are followed by academic advisors appointed by the department until the thesis advisor is determined by the student. Students are expected to find their theses advisors as early as possible.

Students have to be successful in qualification exams after completion of their coursework. Students have to defend thesis topics in front of committees. Students defend their theses in front of juries upon completion.

Students are granted doctoral degrees upon successful completion of courses and approval of their theses by committees.

Rights and responsibilities of students and details of graduate education are specifiend in the Graduate Education and Exam By-laws of the Institute of Science.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

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Evaluation method for each course is given in Course Information Forms. Rules for exams and grading are given in the Graduate Education and Exam By-laws of the Institute of Science.

D.16. Graduation Requirements

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Requirements for the PhD degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering are successful completion (at least a B2 grade) of at least 7 courses and a seminar course corresponding to a total of at least 90 ECTS credits (24 national credits) , 3.0/4.0 GPA, and a successful completion of a thesis work of 180 ECTS credits which should be approved by a dissertation committee.

For graduation, students must be successful from at least two of the following compulsory courses:

ELE 701 Linear System Theory

ELE 704 Optimization

ELE 708 Numerical Methods in Electrical Engineering

ELE 709 Probability and Random Processes

ELE 770 Statistical Signal Processing

Details are specified in the "Graduate Education and Examination Regulations" of Hacettepe University.

D.17. Education Type

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1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director

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Prof.Dr. Birsen Saka Tanatar

Head of Department

E-mail: info@ee.hacettepe.edu.tr

Tel: +90-312-2977000

Fax: +90-312-2992125

Address: Hacettepe University, Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Beytepe, Ankara, Turkey

Web Address: http://www.ee.hacettepe.edu.tr/?lang=e

e-mail:birsen@hacettepe.edu.tr