Orientation

 

FROM THE HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT,

 

Since its establishment in 1982, the Department of the Electronics and Communication Engineering has been founded with a threefold mission in teaching, research and public service. Based on that foundation, the Department has been developing with its infrastructure and academic staff and accepting nearly a hundred students each year selected by the ÖSYM (Student Selection and Placement for the Higher Education in TURKEY), so the total capacity has reached up to six hundred students for the degree of Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in the Electronics and Communication Engineering at the end of the fourth year.

 

The purpose of the Department of the Electronics and Communication Engineering is essentially to provide professional training in the world-class level and at the same time to participate actively in applied and theoretical research. So the graduated engineers have universal acceptance, solid foundation, ability for learning and leadership during their lifetimes and of course strong ethical values.

Subjected to the purpose, the first two semesters of the undergraduate program are designed for students to acquire a sound knowledge of the basic sciences, such as mathematics, physics, chemistry and algorithm, computer programming together with an understanding of economics, social sciences and humanities before specialization takes place. The third and fourth semesters cover the fundamental engineering subjects such as Fundamentals of the Electrical Circuits, Analysis of Circuits and Systems, Signals and Systems, Electromagnetic Field Theory, Introduction to Electronics. All the major subjects of the Electronics and Communication Engineering are completed in the fifth and sixth semesters. Among these subjects, Electronics, Microprocessor-Systems, Analog and Digital Communication, Logic Circuits, Electromagnetic Waves and Microwave Theory and Technique can be considered. In addition, the Professional English is given during all these three years.

 

 The graduation theses/projects are prepared in the fourth year and intended to generate realistic and innovative solutions for the current and future technological needs. For this purpose the research facilities of the department are employed, at the same time all the members are encouraged to take part in the externally sponsored project works. So, in this way a mutual beneficial link is established between the university and the industry, which not only motivates the research activities in the Department, but at the same time constitute a feedback between the present and future needs of the industry and the educational programs of the Department. Furthermore the technical elective courses are offered to the students to specialize in some advanced subjects of the current technology. The program is also integrated with 60 work day internship in two consecutive summers. As a result, by this undergraduate program, the Department essentially aims at professional Electronics and Communication engineers in the world-class level with the performance of good English and Computer Programming.

 

The Department is unique in having the only GSM test and measurement laboratory in Turkey. The Department has also all basic laboratories such as circuits, communications, antennas and microwaves, and power electronics, microprocessor based system design laboratories. The Department academic staff consists of 7 professors, 2 associate professors, 9 assistant professors and 21 research assistants in the following four divisions:

 

  • Electronics

  • Telecommunications

  • Circuits and Systems

  • Electromagnetic Fields and Microwave Techniques

 

Research, on the other hand, has the vital importance in the higher education. In the Electronics and Communication Engineering Department, high quality academic programs provide  a strong background for the directed research that form a part of  the  Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)  programs in either Electronics or Communication Engineering.

 

All the university requirements for the degree of M.S. and Ph.D. can be found out in the Academic Rules and Regulations.

 

The students may specialize in the fields of circuits and systems, electronics power electronics, communications, signal processing, electromagnetic fields, microwave theory and techniques.

 

Some of  the major research activities are: Artificial intelligence and its applications, pattern recognition, VLSI design,  solid-state electronics, optoelectronics, signal processing, data transmission, synchronization and equalization, coding techniques, speech processing, scattering and diffraction problems, antennas and radar, active and passive microwave devices and systems, broadband matching.

 

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Best Regards,
 

Ahmet Serdar TÜRK