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Graduate Programs

The graduate program gives opportunities to qualified students for further education at an advanced level.

The students may specialize in the following fields.

  • Biomedical,
  • Communications,
  • Computers,
  • Control,
  • Electronics,
  • Energy Conversion and Power Electronics,
  • Microwaves and Antennas,
  • Power Systems,
  • Robotics, and
  • Signal Processing.

The candidates fulfilling the university requirements are awarded the degree of Master of Science (M.S.) or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. See Academic Rules and Regulations for a thorough description of university requirements. 

M.S. with thesis in Electrical And Electronics Engineering

To educate masters level electrical and electronics engineers with a level of knowledge sufficiently advanced to carry out research and communicate the results thereof.

7 elective courses approved by the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering have to be taken, with a total minimum credit of 21. 2 must courses, a seminar course on the thesis topic and a course on research methods & ethical issues, have also to be taken.

These elective courses should include the following courses, according to specialization areas:

Specialization Area

 MSc Required Courses

Biomedical

 EE515, EE519

Communications

 EE533, EE535, EE536 or EE532

Computer

 EE546 and one of the following courses: EE5410EE542, EE543, EE634

Control Theory

 EE501, EE502, EE553

Electrical Machines and Power Electronics

 Three of the following courses: EE561, EE563, EE564, EE565, EE568, EE569 and EE7566

Electromagnetics, Antennas & Microwaves

 EE522, EE523, EE525 or EE527

Electronics

 EE510 or EE617 (Students who have not taken EE414 should take EE617)

Power Systems

 Three of the following courses: EE571, EE573, EE574, EE575, EE576, EE578, EE579, EE674, EE7074 and EE786

Robotics

 EE501, EE553, EE587

Signal Processing

 EE501, EE503 or EE5506

Ph.D. in Electrical And Electronics Engineering

To educate doctorate level electrical and electronics engineers capable of carrying out original research and defending and disseminating the results thereof.

8 elective courses approved by the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering have to be taken, with a total minimum credit of 24. 2 must courses, a seminar course on the thesis topic and a course on research methods & ethical issues, have also to be taken.

Ph.D. Qualifying Examination should be passed to carry out thesis work, as details are provided in the guidebook (the previous version is available at this link). Note the following updates between the two versions regarding the Major Oral Examination and Minor Exam.

  1. Major Oral Examinations' scope is extended as described in this guidebook (in Turkish).
  2. Ph.D. students who are admitted starting from Fall 2020/21 are no longer required to take a Minor Exam. See the Ph.D. Minor Regulations for the updated regulations regarding minor areas.
  3. See Ph.D. Qualification Committee Decision Report for updated information on adaptation of the Ph.D. students admitted before Fall 2020/21 term.
  4. Tentative course lists for the Fall and Spring Semesters of 2021-2022 can be found here. Note that this list may be subject to changes.

Important: Doctoral Minor Operational Principles - Pursuant to Article 7, when graduating from the doctoral program, the transcripts of the courses that meet the minor requirements and the grades taken from these courses must be included in the GPA. In addition, in accordance with Article 42 of the METU Graduate Education Regulations, the student must successfully complete the courses and the seminar course and have a GPA of at least 3.00 in order to be able to take the DYS. Therefore, doctoral students must have taken and successfully completed both minor courses before entering DYS (according to Article 25 of METU Graduate Education Regulations, they must have received at least a CB grade).

Ph.D. on Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical And Electronics Engineering

15 elective courses approved by the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering have to be taken, with a total minimum credit of 45. 2 must courses, a seminar course on the thesis topic and a course on research methods & ethical issues, have also to be taken.

Annual Graduate Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

M.Sc.

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Enrolled

378

353

370

336

276

230

Graduated

90

41

50

16

108

24

 

Ph.D.

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Enrolled

254

251

250

213

174

148

Graduated

5

11

8

2

7

2

 

TOTAL

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Enrolled

632

604

620

549

450

378

Graduated

95

52

58

18

115

26