MS in CENG without thesis

MS in Computer Engineering without thesis

Aims of the Program

The Department of Computer Engineering offers Master of Science in Computer Engineering without Thesis as a second program. This program is designed for those who are not willing to do thesis work but would like to further their educational and professional goals. Graduate Students in this program must demonstrate sufficient breadth of knowledge of Computer Engineering by satisfying an enhanced coursework requirement. Students and advisors should select coursework so as to best make orderly and timely progress, always keeping the student's interests and the requirements of their areas of specialization in mind.

Admission to the Program

The program is for students who have no deficiency in fundamentals of computer engineering. This includes basic knowledge of

  • mathematics (three courses from the topics such as calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, numerical methods, discrete structures, symbolic logic, probability, statistics, formal languages, and dynamical systems),
  • computer systems and computer-based systems (three courses from the topics such as digital design, computer architecture, computer organization, parallel and distributed systems, operating systems, embedded systems, database management systems and computer networks),
  • and three courses focusing on software development such as introduction to programming, data structures, object oriented programming, programming languages, and algorithms.

Student applications will be evaluated in accordance with Academic Rules and Regulationes and Course Schedule concerning the admission requirements of METU. Transfer from another graduate program is not allowed.

Organization of the Program

  • The program requires completion of 10 credit courses and a non-credit graduate project course. Students are given at most 3 semesters to complete their degree requirements. In order to graduate, students have to obtain a final grade point average of 3.00 (out of 4.00) from the credit courses and pass non-credit courses.
  • Each student will be assigned an advisor. With the guidance and approval of his/her advisor, a student has flexibility in concentrating on a particular interest/research area provided that the above course requirements are met.
  • Students have to select a project given by faculty and work under her/his supervision in CEng599
  • Residency Requirement: No credit may be transferred from another institution other than the METU Department of Computer Engineering.

Further Information

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