General Information on Master of Science in Computer Engineering

 

Courses

  • The MS program consists of 8 technical courses + CmpE579 (MS Seminar). Technical courses are expected to be in alignment with the chosen research area. The advisor may ask the student to take as many non-credit courses as necessary. Note that non-credit courses do not count towards the GPA, but must be repeated if failed. The student cannot proceed to the qualification exam stage until all non-credit courses are passed.  If the advisor approves, certain non-credit 5XX courses that are otherwise offered for credit can be converted to a course with credits until the end of the add-drop period of the following semester.
  • The student is expected to complete 9 credits in the first semester, 18 credits at the end of the second semester and 24 credits (i.e., all course work) at the end of the third semester. Maximum course load per semester is five.
  • Courses phase has to be completed in four semesters with a GPA higher than 3.00 to continue to the program
  • CMPE599 is a 4-credit course in which the student can start research and prepare the MS Thesis proposal under the guidance of his/her advisor. The student has to register to the related section of the advisor. CMPE599 cannot be taken after MS Thesis proposal is prepared. If you happen to change your MS Thesis topic afterwards, CMPE599 cannot be repeated or taken. CMPE599 cannot be taken after the student gets a TP from CMPE690. 
  • After submitting the thesis propsal, the student has to register to CMPE690: MS THESIS. The student has to register to the related section of the advisor. If no courses are taken, the semester type should be THESIS.
  • For graduation, at least one conference paper should be submitted. 

Thesis Defense

  • A thesis book has to be written under the guidance of the thesis advisor. The thesis book has to be evaluated by the advisor to check ethical and scientific correctness, and completeness of the work. Complete guideline for the thesis book preparation is here.
  • Before the defense, the thesis book has to be submitted to the Thesis Defense Jury (TDJ), which is formed by three or five full-time professors*. Thesis advisor is the natural member of TDJ. At least one TDJ member has to be from another university. If there is a co-advisor and the co-advisor wants to be present in the defense, then TDJ will be composed of exactly five members.
  • Thesis Defense has to take place within one month after the thesis book is given to TDJ.  It has to be properly announced at least fifteen days before the defense.
  • It is an oral presentation open to TDJ, other faculty members, students and experts in the field of the thesis work. After the presentation, TDJ asks questions to evaluate the thesis work and the candidate. 
  • After the defense, TDJ can directly accept the thesis or grant at most three months to the candidate so that he/she can complete some additional work asked by the TDJ. If the thesis work is still found unsatisfactory after this period, then the student has to leave the program.

For all other rules and regulations, please read the Bylaws of Graduate Studies in Bogazici University: 

http://www.boun.edu.tr/tr_TR/Content/Ogrenciler/Ogrenci_Isleri/Yonetmelik_ve_Ic_Tuzukler/BU_Lisansustu_Egitim_ve_Ogretim_Yonetmeligi

*: A full-time professor is a faculty member with the title of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor.

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Department of Computer Engineering, Boğaziçi University,
34342 Bebek, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Phone: +90 212 359 45 23/24
  • Fax: +90 212 2872461
 

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