Curriculum

Academic Deficiency Program

For students without an undergraduate degree in computer engineering area, the following academic deficiency program will be applied upon their acceptance to a thesis graduate program.

  • CENG213 Data Structures (3-2),
  • CENG223 Discrete Computational Structures (3-0) or CENG280 Formal Languages and Abstract Machines (3-0),
  • CENG242 Programming Language Concepts (3-2) or CENG315 Algorithms (3-0),
  • CENG331 Computer Organization (3-0) or CENG334 Introduction to Operating Systems (3-0). 

Graduate Education Committee determines the courses to be taken among the choices above and conveys them to the student.

Rules about the academic deficiency program are presented in METU’s Rules and Regulations Governing Graduate Studies

Graduate Curriculum

M.S. in Computer Engineering

  • Ceng 500 Master Thesis
  • Ceng 591 Seminar
  • Ceng 590
  • 1 course from theory area
  • 1 course from system area
  • 4 free courses 1)
  • Total minimum credit: 21
  • Minimum number of courses with credit: 7

M.S. in Computer Engineering without Thesis

  • Deficiency courses: CENG 791, CENG 792
  • Ceng 599 Term Project (NC-Non Credit)
  • CENG 590 Research Methods and Ethics
  • 1 course from theory area (CENG 525, CENG 540, CENG 565, CENG 567, CENG 577 CENG 570, SE 547),
  • 1 course from systems area (CENG 530, CENG 531, CENG 532, CENG 554, CENG 536, CENG 513, CENG 553, CENG 585),
  • 7 free courses (at most 2 non-CENG courses) 3)
  • Total credit: 30
  • Number of courses with credit: 10

M.S. in Software Engineering without Thesis

  • Deficiency courses: CENG 791, CENG 792
  • Must courses: SE 550 Software Engineering (3-0)3, SE 560 Software Development Studio (1-4)3, CENG 590 Research Methods and Ethics (3-0)3, and SE 599 Term Project (NC)
  • 3 courses from the SE Restricted Electives set 4)
  • At most 4 free elective courses 5)
  • Total credit: 30
  • Number of courses with credit: 10

Ph.D. in Computer Engineering

Course requirements if admitted with a M.Sc. degree:

  • Ceng 600 Ph.D. Thesis
  • Ceng 691 Seminar
  • Ceng 590 12)
  • 1 course from theory area 6)
  • 1 course from system area 7)
  • 4 free courses 8)
  • Total minimum credit: 21
  • Minimum number of courses with credit: 7

Course requirements if admitted with a B.Sc. degree:

  • Ceng 600 Ph.D. Thesis
  • Ceng 591 Seminar
  • Ceng 590
  • 2 courses from theory area 9)
  • 2 courses from system area 10)
  • 9 free courses 11)
  • Total minimum credit: 42
  • Minimum number of courses with credit: 14

Publication requirement for the Ph.D. defense:

Due to a decision of the Department (Board Meeting on the 6th of March, 2013), in order to be able to defend the thesis, the student should have at least one journal article satisfying the following:

  1. The student should be the first author.
  2. The topic of the article should be from the Ph.D. thesis and a relevant field of the Department.
  3. The article should have METU and the Department as the affiliation.
  4. The journal should be in “METU SCI-E (Type A)” or “METU SCI-E (Type B)” journal lists.
  5. The article should have been either accepted or it should have received “major revision” (this should be demonstrated by a letter from the editor).

1), 3), 8), 11) For M.S degrees, at most 2 of the required credit courses may be taken from departments other than the METU Department of Computer Engineering. For PhD degrees, at most 3 courses can be taken from other departments.
2) Breadth Electives: Ceng 538/ MS 522, Ceng 551/ MS 529, Ceng 553, Ceng 561/ MS 527, Ceng 563, Ceng 564, Ceng 566, Ceng 568, Ceng 569, Ceng 574/ MS 517, Ceng 575, Ceng 577
4) SE Restricted Electives: SE 541, SE 542, SE 546, SE 547, SE 548, SE 556, CENG 530, CENG 546, CENG 551, CENG 553, CENG 567
5) Courses offered in the non-thesis M.S. programs of Department of Computer Engineering and Software Management and Modeling and Simulation programs of Informatics Institute are also accepted for the SE free electives area.
6), 7), 9), 10) Courses taken during MS studies at METU Department of Computer Engineering may satisfy the course requirements of theory and systems areas. A student has to take another course (free) in place of each counted course.
12) For those who take the course in M.S. degree, it is not must. However, another elective course should be taken instead.

Graduate Courses

Theory
Ceng510 Computer Aided Formal Verification (3-0)3
Ceng525 Fundamental Structures for Computation (3-0)3
Ceng540 Programming Languages (3-0)3
Ceng565 Introduction to the Theory of Computation (3-0)3
Ceng567 Design and Analysis of Algorithms (3-0)3
Ceng570 Computational Geometry (3-0)3
System
Ceng513 Wireless Communication and Networks (3-0)3
Ceng530 Computer Networks and Communications (3-0)3
Ceng531 Advanced Computer Architecture (3-0)3
Ceng532 Distributed Computing Systems (3-0)3
Ceng536 Advanced Unix (3-0)3
Ceng553 Database Management Systems (3-0)3
Ceng554 Concurrent and Distributed Programming (3-0)3
Ceng577 Parallel Computing (3-0)3
Ceng585 Fundamentals of Autonomous Robotics (3-0)3
Ceng596 Information Retrieval (3-0)3
Electives
Ceng500 Master Thesis NC
Ceng508 Fuzzy Logic and Database Modeling (3-0)3
Ceng514 Data Mining (3-0)3
Ceng520 Adv Topics in Internet Computing (3-0)3
Ceng529 Combinators in Syntax and Semantics (3-0)3
Ceng538 Advanced Graphics and User Interfaces (3-0)3
Ceng545 Software Quality Assurance (SQA) and Testing (3-0)3
Ceng546 Object-Oriented Programming Languages and Systems (3-0)3
Ceng550 Logic and Databases (3-0)3
Ceng551 System Development with Abstract Design (3-0)3
Ceng556 Distributed Database Management Systems (3-0)3
Ceng558 Structured Systems Development and CASE Tools (3-0)3
Ceng559 Data Security and Protection (3-0)3
Ceng561 Artificial Intelligence (3-0)3
Ceng562 Machine Learning (3-0)3
Ceng563 Computational Linguistics - I (3-0)3
Ceng564 Pattern Recognition (3-0)3
Ceng566 Image Processing (3-0)3
Ceng568 Knowledge Engineering (3-0)3
Ceng569 Neurocomputing (3-0)3
Ceng571 Numerical Analysis - I (3-0)3
Ceng572 Numerical Analysis - II (3-0)3
Ceng574 Statistical Data Analysis (3-0)3
Ceng575 Simulation Modeling And Analysis (3-0)3
Ceng576 Numerical Methods in Optimization (3-0)3
Ceng580 Multi Agent Systems (3-0)3
Ceng581 Automated Reasoning (3-0)3
Ceng582 Advanced Neural Modeling (3-0)3
Ceng583 Computer Vision (3-0)3
Ceng584 Cognitive Aspects of Natural Language Processing (3-0)3
Ceng585 Fundamentals of Autonomous Robotics (3-0)3
Ceng701 Virtual Reality (3-0)3
Ceng702 Special Topics in Eng: High Speed Network (3-0)3
Ceng708 Fuzzy Database Modelling (3-0)3
Ceng710 Special Topics:Autonomous Robotic (3-0)3
Ceng712 Theoretical Linguistic (3-0)3
Ceng713 Evolutionary Computation (3-0)3
Ceng732 Computer Animation (3-0)3
Ceng734 Advanced Topics in Bioinformatics (3-0)3
Ceng740 New Approaches and App of Pattern Analysis (3-0)3
Ceng768 Real Time and Embedded Software Development (3-0)3
Ceng769 Web Based Computer Architectures (3-0)3
Ceng770 Advanced Data Mining (3-0)3
Ceng771 High Dynamic Range Imaging (3-0)3
Ceng772 Digital Forensics (3-0)3
Ceng774 Complex Adaptive Systems (3-0)3
Ceng775 Parallel Programming (3-0)3
Ceng777 Shape Analysis (3-0)3
Ceng778 Web Search Engine Design (3-0)3
Ceng779 Model-Driven Engineering of Software-Intensive Systems (3-0)3
Ceng780 Sparse Matrix Computations (3-0)3
Ceng781 Network Security (3-0)3
Ceng782 Planning of Robotic Manipulation (3-0)3
Ceng783 Deep Learning (3-0)3
Ceng784 Statistical Natural Language Processing (3-0)3
Ceng785 Algorithmic Trading and Quantitative Strategies (3-0)3
Ceng786 Robot Motion Planning and Control (3-0)3
Ceng787 Robot Locomation:Models and Algorithms (3-0)3
Ceng788 Learning and Development in Robotics (3-0)3
Ceng789 Digital Geometry Processing (3-0)3
Ceng793 Advanced Deep Learning (3-0)3
Ceng794 Computer Aided Formal Verification (3-0)3
Ceng591 Graduate Seminar NC
Ceng600 Ph.D. Dissertation NC
Ceng8XX Special Studies (4-2) NC
Ceng9XX Advanced Studies (4-0) NC
Ceng2 500 Graduate Project NC
Ceng2 591 Graduate Seminar NC
CENG without Thesis and SE Theory
CENG 525 Fundamental of Computational Structures
SE Must
CENG 590 Research Methods and Ethics (3-0)3
SE 550 Software Engineering (3-0)3
SE 560 Software Development Studio (1-4)3
SE 599 Term Project NC
SE RESTRICTED Electives
SE 541 Multimedia and Web Engineering (3-0)3
SE 542 Human Computer Interaction (3-0)3
SE 546 Software Architectures (3-0)3
SE 547 Formal Specification Techniques (3-0)3
SE 548 Process Modeling (3-0)3
SE 556 Software Project Management (3-0)3
CENG 530 Computer Networks and Communications (3-0)3
CENG 546 Object-Oriented Programming Languages and Systems (3-0)3
CENG 551 System Development with Abstract Design (3-0)3
CENG 553 Database Management Systems (3-0)3
CENG 567 Design and Analysis of Algorithms (3-0)3

See METU Academic Catalog for program information updated by the university catalog.