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What is Computer Engineering (CE)?

Computer engineering as an academic field encompasses the broad areas of computer science and electrical engineering. Computer engineering is a discipline that embodies the science and technology of design, construction, implementation, and maintenance of software and hardware components of modern computing systems and computer-controlled equipment. Computer engineering has traditionally been viewed as a combination of both computer science (CS) and electrical engineering (EE).

Hence, this unique combination prepares students for careers that deal with computer systems from design through implementation. Computing systems are components of a wide range of products such as fuel injection systems in vehicles, medical devices such as x-ray machines, EM, EKG etc., communication devices such as cell phones, GPS etc., and household devices such as alarm systems, washing machines, televisions etc. Designing computing systems and computing components of products, developing and testing their prototypes, and implementing them to market are examples of what computer engineers would do in their profession.

What is special about CE at UTAA?

Envisioned to bring a new breath to research areas in avionics from a computational perspective, CE at UTAA offers a flexible curriculum designed to allow students to explore their own interests in increasing depth. The curriculum is intensive and hands-on, with an emphasis on both theory and practice. Our program follows the Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Computer Engineering developed by IEEE Computer Society and

Association for Computing Machinery.

The department produces engineers who are capable of applying knowledge over a broad range of problems and creating rapid advances in technology.

What can I do with a CE degree?

Our graduates have the ability to perform a wide range of jobs because the breadth of their studies allows them to quickly adopt to new advances in technology. The depth of the study in UTAA gives students a fundamental understanding of real life problems and how to solve them.

Typical job descriptions for the graduates in the industry are listed as software professionals implementing software solutions required by companies; system engineers designing and deploying computer networks; database architects and administrators designing and maintaining databases which store companies’ large scale data; R&D engineering working to reveal new products or for process improvement . Moreover, private defense industry organizations, government agencies, banks, universities, TUBITAK, various research institutes, military organizations and contractors such as Aselsan, Havelsan and Roketsan, telecommunication companies, automotive industry associations, medical organizations engaged in electronic design are among the institutions and organizations that the graduates may be seeking to work with.

What is academic life like at CE?

Studying in CE at UTAA is fun but also takes a lot of work. While the department is young, faculty members are committed to providing a first-rate undergraduate education. Industry leaders and professionals are consistently invited to give talks to share their experiences and discuss real life stories during the classes. Classes are typically large, ranging from 60 to 150 for basic subjects, down to perhaps 30 in some labs.

Who teaches CE courses?

The department’s faculty includes many renowned researchers and scholars. Researchers and professionals from accredited institutions and research labs are also invited to conduct selective courses using video conferencing and online learning systems.

What is the language of classes?

All courses are taught in English.

How do I get admitted to UTAA?

University Admissions can tell you everything you need to know about undergraduate admissions at UTAA. Departments do not participate in undergraduate admissions and do NOT make specific recommendations to the Admissions Officers. There are no departmental entrance requirements for admitted UTAA freshmen.

Those interested in graduate study at Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) should visit the UTAA ECE Graduate Program.

Can I transfer into CE from another university?

Prospective transfer students must apply through UTAA Admissions. Only a handful of students are accepted each year from other colleges and universities, so admission is extremely selective. University Admissions can tell you everything you need to know about Vertical and Lateral Transfers.

Can I tour the department?

If you would like to arrange a tour of our department’s facilities during your campus visit, please contact the faculty secretary.

How do I major in CE at UTAA?

There are no prerequisites to declaring a major. Students who register to join CE will get started after qualifying English language skill requirements.

Can I double-major?

Yes. You can double-major in any engineering degree. Popular double-major options include CE with any of the Electrical and Electronics, Mechatronics, Mechanical, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering.

It is also possible to minor including subjects in the Faculty of Business Administration.

The number of requirements increases with each major and minor, so it is important to know your limits.

What opportunities exist for CE students to put their classwork into practice?

CE students gain practical experience in industry, conduct research, and travel for work and study. They take jobs as lab assistants, participate in research projects, spend junior year abroad, and intern at national and multinational companies.

Whom may I contact for more information?

Undergraduates may address CE questions to:

Savas Yıldız

Administrator, Student Affairs

589 5 555

Code of Ethics

CE adheres to and supports the Code of Ethics developed by the ACM Professional Society and the  Code of Ethics developed by the IEEE Professional Society.