General Information

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COMPUTER ENGINEERING Ph.D. Program (in Turkish)

 

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Maltepe University Institute of Science Ph.D. program in Computer Engineering presents a high-standard alternative to national and international programs to those students who want to study computer engineering at the doctorate level.

The program is structured with its faculty and its contents for its graduates to compete easily with graduates of other similar programs utilizing their accumulated knowledge and research experience when they start their career.

Students are expected to complete the program in four years. After taking courses for two years, students take their qualifying exam, and start working with their Ph.D. advisors on their research, which should be completed in additional two years.

Only the graduates with M.S. in computer engineering with thesis option can be accepted.

The number of Computer Engineering undergraduate and Master of Science programs in general in Turkey and in particular in Istanbul has been increasing at a very fast rate. When the number of faculty members needed in these universities is considered, the importance of our program is expected to be significant.  

 

Ph.D. in Computer Engineering program started in 2008-2009 academic year. The main objective of the program is to give students the ability to do independent research and investigate and synthesize with a wide perspective, in depth and intelligently.

 

MISSION

 

Bring together graduates of computer engineering students with M.S. degrees with thesis, educate them with the understanding of the theories and research methods for them to interpret and apply their acquired skills towards addressing advanced computer engineering problems and make unique contributions towards advancing the state of the art.

 

  • Equip our graduates with tools and educational skills to become leaders and competent researchers.
  • Solve complex problems, has the ability to make independent decision making, understand and address the evolving world.
  • Seek solutions to nation’s fundamental problems, expand the horizons of human knowledge and create the academic infrastructure of the future.

VISION

 

Be among the leading institutions in the national platform, produce solutions to computer engineering problems that use the culture and values of modern education thereby become a leading research and education center.

 

ACQUIRED DEGREE

 

Students, who successfully complete the program, are entitled to Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering.

 

ACQUIRED LEVEL OF QUALIFICATION

 

It is a program that provides graduate education at Eight Cycle level.

 

ACQUIRED DEGREE REQUIREMENTS AND RULES

 

Students studying in a Ph.D. program are required:

 

·         To take 7 courses (21 local credits) and enroll in the Seminar course, Ph.D. qualifying exam, and Ph.D. thesis, and complete 240 ECTS. (The Seminar course and Ph.D. thesis do not have local credit and are assessed with a pass or fail).

·         To get at least a grade of DD in order to be successful in each course of the program,

·         To have 3.00 general average grades out of 4.00 on all courses, and are to be successful in the Ph.D. Qualifying Exam, Seminar course Ph.D. thesis defense.

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

 

A student who is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. Degree program in the same discipline at another institution and has successfully completed at least one semester, upon submitting all required documents before the deadline, may transfer to a Ph.D. Program at Maltepe University upon the recommendation of the department administration and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School of the Institute. The decision taken will also include eligibility for exemption from some course requirements of the graduate program. Students who transfer from another university must be successful in the Maltepe University English Proficiency Exam or in an equivalent English examination.

 

Graduates from other disciplines are accepted to the program provided they take undergraduate courses to make them ready to take graduate courses.   

 

Recognition of prior non-formal and in-formal learning will also be considered although rules and regulations are not yet adequately developed in Turkish Higher Education System.

 

THE DEFINITION OF THE PROGRAM

The program accepts computer engineering students with M.S. degrees with thesis, educate them with the understanding of the theories and research methods for them to interpret and apply their acquired skills towards addressing advanced computer engineering problems and make unique, theoric or applied contributions towards advancing the state of the art.

Ph.D. thesis should achieve at least one of the following objectives: bring innovation to science, develop a new methodology, or apply a previously known knowledge to a new area.

Graduates will also acquire the skills to discuss their research in national and international events in writing and verbally in scientific meetings.

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE OF GRADUATES

 

Graduates of this program will be employed at universities, government organizations such as  the State Planning Organization, Ministries, Turkey Statistics Organization, research and development organizations of companies, or start their own companies.

 

TRANSFER TO A HIGHER STAGE

 

Graduates of this program have successfully completed the final educational degree available, hence there is no higher stage program.

 

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

 

The Ph.D. program has compulsory seminar, qualifying exam, Ph.D. thesis and 8 courses, of which 2 are compulsory and 6 elective adding up to  24 local credits  and 240 ECTS.

EXAMS, EVALUATION, AND GRADING

Exams

Students take quizzes, at least one mid-term, optionally a project and an end of term exam whose number is determined by the instructor.

Students are informed beforehand about the mid-term exam dates and the subjects that the students will be responsible for. The numbers and dates of mid-term exams are announced by the instructor at the beginning of the semester. Mid-terms are given during the pre-determined hours for that course. Excuses of those students who have not taken the mid-term exam or taken part in studies are evaluated by the instructor, and the procedure is determined by the board of management of the institute.

 

In end of term exams, student’s knowledge and performance in that semester is tested, and they are extremely significant in evaluation of student’s success. To what extent this exam affects the student’s success is determined by the instructor and is announced at the beginning of the term. Starting and finishing dates of end of term exams are determined by senate and can be seen in academic calendar published at the beginning of the term.

 

Excuses of those students who have not taken the mid-term exam are evaluated by the board management of institute. Providing that the documents proving the excuses are admitted, excuse exam dates are announced.

 

Evaluation and Grading

 

Instructors evaluate each registered student by taking quiz, mid-term exam and final exam results, and the studies that substitute exams into consideration. As a result of the evaluation, s/he appreciates one of the grades below as the student's final grade.

 

PASSING GRADES

NUMERICAL EQUIVALENT

AA

4.0

BA

3,5

BB

3.0

CB

2,5

CC

2.0

DC

1,5

DD

1.0

F

0,0

 

 

AA, BA, BB, CB and CC mean that the course has been completed successfully. DC and DD grades show that the course has been completed successfully providing that the student has fulfilled the requirements depending on grade average point which was specified in the regulations. Grade F shows that the student has been unsuccessful. Even if the grade average point of a student who has got an F grade is enough to be considered as successful, this course is retaken. The letter grades specified above are based on evaluations of midterm and final exams and papers written by the students. Final grades are given on the basis of normal distribution of scores in the class. However, these letter grades are considered to correspond to the following intervals out of a hundred: AA 90-100; BA 85-89; BB 80-84; CB 75-79; CC 70-74; DC 60-69; DD 50-59; F 49 and below.

 

Special condition of students in a course is shown with the letters below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 BI   (successful)

Student has succeeded in a course without credit or in one that is not included in the average

BZ  (unsuccessful)

Student has been unsuccessful in a course without credit or in one that is not included in the average

EK   (incomplete)

In a condition of incompleteness resulting from the student, the instructor takes valid excuses into consideration and wants that student to compensate those imperfections. Providing that the imperfections are not compensated maximum in two weeks after passing grades are announced, the mark of incomplete, changes to an F grade.                         

ÇK  (dropped)

Student has dropped the course

DZ  (unattended)

Student has not fulfilled attendance requirements. (Absenteeism is regarded as an F grade while the averages are calculated)

MU (exempt)

Student has been exempted according to this regulations

TK (retaken)

The course has been retaken due to failure

İZ  (permitted)

Student is permitted according to regulations

TF (transfer)

Equivalent courses which the student took and succeeded in other higher education institutions, in another institute or in the previous program and which have been recognized in the current undergraduate transfer program

ÖZ  

Student has the status of special student

 

 

Successful Students

Students are regarded as successful according to their General Average Grade. In order to be admitted as successful, students have to have 2.50 General Average Grade in a Master's program and 3.00 General Average Grade in a PhD program.

Students who graduate from their departments or complete their programs with 3.50-4.00 General Average Grade are appreciated as University high honor students and they are on the list of University Honor Students List.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

 

Students registered in PhD program:
 

·         and those who hold a Master’s diploma are to take at least 7 courses (21 local credits) and enroll in a Preliminary Examination and PhD dissertation, and complete 240 ECTS. (Courses which are in the curriculum but do not have local credit, and PhD dissertation are assessed with a pass or fail).
 

·         and those who hold a Bachelor’s diploma are to take at least 14 courses (42 local credits) a Preliminary Examination and PhD dissertation, and complete 300 ECTS. (Some of the courses in the curriculum and PhD dissertation do not have local credit and they are assessed with a pass or fail).
 

·         are to get at least a DD grade in order to be successful in a course in their program.

·         are to have 3.00 general average grade out of 4.00 on the core subjects, and are to be successful in non-credit courses, Preliminary Examination and PhD dissertation defense.

 

TYPE OF EDUCATION

Education in Maltepe University is carried out on a full-time basis.

 

DEPARTMENT HEAD:

 

Department Head:

Doç. Dr. Oruç Raif Önvural

Address:

Marmara Eğitim Köyü 34857-İSTANBUL/TÜRKİY

Phone:

+90 216 626 10 50 / 2362

E-mail:

[email protected]