M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Engineering

General

Program Description

About the Department

Computer Engineering is a highly active and fast-changing discipline. Students at Bilkent University have the opportunity to work towards BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees at the cutting edge of this fundamental and exciting field. The faculty is composed of leading researchers in many areas of computer engineering and science, including: algorithms, artificial intelligence, big data, bioinformatics, computer architecture, computer graphics, computer networks, computer vision, data mining, data security, database systems, information retrieval, machine learning, parallel and distributed systems, performance evaluation, scientific computing, and software engineering.

Graduate Programs

Department of Computer Engineering offers M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs. Current research area are algorithms, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, computer graphics, computer networks, computer vision, cryptography, databases, data mining, embedded systems and robotics, information retrieval, internet computing, mobile and wireless systems, natural language processing, parallel and grid computing, pattern recognition, performance evaluation and analysis, scientific computing, and software engineering.

Educational Objectives for the Graduate Program

The educational objectives of the graduate program are that our graduates achieve a successful career in industry, academia, or government through their ability in disseminates new knowledge through research and publications in core and emerging areas of the computer engineering discipline. The program contributes to the development of dedicated scholars, devoted educators, and innovative researchers.

Financial Assistance

All accepted students are offered tuition scholarships. Qualified students are offered research assistantships, health insurance, and free on-campus housing.

Master of Science in Computer Engineering

Admission: All applicants are required to have a B.S. degree in computer engineering, computer science, or in a related field of science or engineering. Students with a B.S. degree in areas other than computer engineering may be requested to take several undergraduate courses in the field to acquire the necessary background. Evaluation of applicants is based on their ALES (Akademik Personel ve Lisansüstü Eğitimi Giriş Sınavı - Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Examination) scores, past academic records, reference letters, and an interview. Applicants who are not Turkish citizens and Turkish citizen applicants who are residents of another country may take GRE instead of ALES. All non-native speakers of English are required to submit a proof of satisfactory knowledge of English.

Degree Requirements: In addition to at least 21 credit units of course work, the M.S. degree candidate must prepare and successfully defend a thesis. The expected duration to complete the M.S. program is four semesters; the maximum duration is six semesters.

Curriculum

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The descriptions provided here for different elective course groups are only for guidance. The complete list of courses in each elective group is given in the electronic registration system.

Graduate Elective Courses: All 5XX or higher-level courses with at least 3 credits offered by the Graduate School of Engineering and Science.

Technical Elective Courses: Selected 3XX and higher-level CS coded or 2XX, 3XX, 4XX level CHEM, EEE, IE, MATH, MBG, ME, PHYS coded courses with at least 3 credits and ECON 513.

Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Engineering

Admission: All applicants are required to have an M.S. degree with a thesis in computer engineering, or in a related field of science or engineering. Evaluation of applicants is based on their ALES (Akademik Personel ve Lisansüstü Eğitimi Giriş Sınavı - Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Examination) scores, past academic records, reference letters, and an interview. Applicants who are not Turkish citizens and Turkish citizen applicants who are residents of another country may take GRE instead of ALES. All non-native speakers of English are required to submit a proof of satisfactory knowledge of English.

Degree Requirements: 21 credit units of course work beyond the M.S. level is required. Ph.D. candidates must pass a qualifying exam and then must prepare a thesis work proposal. Preparing and defending a dissertation based on original research is the essence of the program. A paper based on the candidate's thesis must be accepted or published in a reputable journal before the dissertation can be defended. The expected duration to complete the Ph.D. program is eight semesters. The maximum duration is 12 semesters.

Curriculum

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The descriptions provided here for different elective course groups are only for guidance. The complete list of courses in each elective group is given in the electronic registration system.

Graduate Elective Courses: All 5XX or higher-level courses with at least 3 credits offered by the Graduate School of Engineering and Science.

Last updated Nov 2019

About the School

The Graduate School of Engineering and Science administers the graduate programs for the Faculties of Engineering and Science at Bilkent University. Our graduate school, a leading education and resear ... Read More

The Graduate School of Engineering and Science administers the graduate programs for the Faculties of Engineering and Science at Bilkent University. Our graduate school, a leading education and research institution has been developing and cultivating leaders since 1986. The Graduate School is comprised of motivated and dynamic academicians. The School provides up to date educational programs which equip students with valuable abilities and promote further study in transdisciplinary fields. The students are exposed to real-life projects and conceptual problem-solving techniques, as well as receiving traditional training in classrooms. Programs are designed to help students understand real-world circumstances, augment their cultural accumulation and contribute to the interaction between technology, science, and society. Read less