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    The EE program focuses on and excels at a selected set of topics that are the most prominent technologies for modern EE. Telecommunications and networking are our strongest areas. Speech, image and video, that is, media processing and delivery is another focus of expertise. Computing technologies, covering digital design, microprocessors, robotics and AI, and electronics are other areas of importance in OzU EE.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline August 23 Tuition fee
    • EUR 5800 Year (International)

    $ 7,500

    Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 240 ECTS
    Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time Intensity Flexible Part-time variant Weekday

    Course Content

    The freshman year builds a foundation in mathematics, physics, and computing, and provides an introduction to EE. Students advance their mathematical and computing skills and start working on the foundations of EE, including the basics of electrical circuits, signals, systems, digital design, electromagnetics, and the related lab work in the sophomore year. At the end of the sophomore year, OzU EE students will be able to work in all sectors of their field as support personnel, or help faculty in their research projects as summer interns. Additionally, students gain early business awareness through entrepreneurship and sectors-related courses covered in the first two years. In the junior year curriculum, compulsory courses on electronics and signal processing are provided. Electives covering a wide range of topics, from microprocessors, computer and communications networks to digital and wireless communications, will be available to match individual interests or to create a path toward specialization. The junior year program covers additional business topics and in-depth communications courses to develop students´ ability to effectively present, write, and speak in English. By the completion of their junior year, OzU students will be as effective as entry level engineers, and they will have no difficulty in finding the most suitable positions for their second summer internships. The senior year curriculum is mostly allocated to elective advanced EE coursework to prepare students for the challenges in the field. Also, seniors are expected to conceive and develop an engineering project which may lead to forming a high-tech start-up company.


    Reha Civanlar

    Professor, Dean of Engineering and Director of The Institute of Physical SciencesDr. Civanlar is Dean of School of Engineering and Director of the Institute of Physical Sciences at Ozyegin Univ., Istanbul. He was a VP in DOCOMO USA Labs, Palo Alto, 2006 - 2008, and a visiting Prof. of Computer Engineering at Koc Univ., Istanbul, 2002- 2006. He is on advisory boards of Vidyo Inc., USA and Argela Tech. Inc., Turkey.
    Before Koc University, he was head of Visual Comm. Research Dept. at AT&T Labs-Research, where he worked since '91. Prior to that, he was at Pixel Machines Dept. of Bell Labs. His career started in the Center for Comm. and Signal Proc. of NCSU, upon receiving his ECE PhD in 84 from the same university. He received his BS and MS degrees in EE from METU, Turkey.
    He has numerous publications, several contributions to international standards, and over forty patents. He is a recipient of 1985 Senior Award of the ASSP. His current research interests include networked video and multimedia with emphasis on the Internet and wireless systems.
    Dr. Civanlar is a Fulbright scholar and a member of Sigma Xi. He served as an editor for IEEE Trans. on Comm. and Trans. on Multimedia, JASP and EURASIP Image Comm. He served as a member of MMSP and MDSP TCs of the Sig. Proc. Society. Dr. Civanlar is a fellow of IEEE.
    Personal Web Page: http://www.ozyegin.edu.tr/AKADEMIK-PROGRAMLAR/Muhendislik-Fakultesi/Electrical-Electronics-Engineering/People/Profile-Page?username=rehacE-mail: Reha.Civanlarozyegin.edu.tr
    Phone: +(90)216-564 93 43

    Tanju Erdem

    ProfessorA. Tanju Erdem was born in Isparta, Turkey, in 1965. He received a B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and a B.S. degree in Physics in 1986 from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey. He received an M.S. degree in 1988 and a Ph.D. degree in 1990, both in Electrical Engineering, from University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, USA. He was a member of the Research Laboratories of Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, New York, USA, from 1990 to 1998, where he worked on various aspects of video processing including compression, restoration, and motion tracking. He has co-founded and served as the CTO of Momentum A.S., a digital media technologies company established in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1998. He has served on the MPEG committee from 1991 to 1998, where he has participated in the development of the MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 standards. He currently serves as the Turkey Chapter Chair of the IEEE Signal Processing Society and as an Associate Editor for Signal Processing: Image Communication. Dr. Erdem holds 8 U.S. patents in the fields of video processing and computer graphics and has authored and co-authored more than 60 technical publications in these fields.
    E-mail: Tanju.Erdemozyegin.edu.tr

    Oguz Sunay

    Associate ProfessorM. Oguz Sunay is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Özyegin University, Istanbul, Turkey since 2009. He was a Research Engineer at Nokia Research Center, USA between 1996-1998, a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories, USA between 1998-2001 and a faculty member at Koç University, Turkey between 2001-2009. He received his B.Sc. degree from METU, Turkey and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Queen's University, Canada.
    Dr. Sunay's current research interests include cross-layer, spectrally efficient design of wireless systems for multimedia services, adaptive resource allocation techniques, diversity techniques, relay and peer-to-peer networks. He has authored numerous articles in these areas at refereed journals and international conferences and has over 25 US and European patents.
    He has served and contributed in various telecommunications standards bodies on cdma2000, 1xEV-DO and 1xEV-DV. Dr Sunay was a guest co-editor for the January 2000 issue of the IEEE Communications Magazine, titled "Telecommunications at the Start of the New Millennium" and served as the co-chair of the Wireless Communications Symposium at the IEEE ICC 2006 conference held in Istanbul. He was an Associate Editor for IEEE Communications Letters in 2000-2005 and an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications in 2004-2006. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.
    Personal Web Page: http://faculty.ozyegin.edu.tr/sunayE-mail: Oguz.Sunayozyegin.edu.tr
    Phone: +(90)216-559-2316

    Murat Uysal

    Associate Professor - Department HeadMurat Uysal was born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1973. He received the B.Sc. and the M.Sc. degree in electronics and communication engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 1995 and 1998, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, in 2001. Dr. Uysal is currently an Associate Professor at Ozyegin University, Istanbul, Turkey. Prior to joining Ozyegin University, he was a tenured Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo (Canada) where he still holds an Adjunct Professor position.
    Dr. Uysal's research interests are in communications theory and signal processing with a particular emphasis on the physical layer aspects of wireless communication in radio-frequency and optical bands. He has authored more than 130 journal and conference papers on these topics. Dr. Uysal is a Senior IEEE member and an active contributor to his professional society. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Communications Letters, and Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (WCMC) Journal. In the past, he served as a Guest Co-Editor for WCMC Special Issue on "MIMO Communications" (October 2004) and IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications Special Issue on "Optical Wireless Communications" (December 2009). Over the years, he has served on the technical program committee of more than 70 international conferences and workshops in the communications area. He recently co-chaired IEEE ICC'07 Communication Theory Symposium, CCECE'08 Communications and Networking Symposium and is currently serving as the Tutorial Chair of IEEE WCNC'11.
    Dr. Uysal is the recipient of several awards including the University of Waterloo Engineering Research Excellence Award, Marsland Faculty Fellowship, and Discovery Accelerator Supplement (DAS) Award from the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) among others.
    Personal Web Page: http://faculty.ozyegin.edu.tr/muratuysal/E-mail: Murat.Uysalozyegin.edu.tr
    Phone: +90 (216) 559 2329

    Cenk Demiroglu

    Assistant ProfessorHe obtained an undergraduate degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Bogazici University in 1999 and a PhD from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2005. After PhD, he has worked at the R&D groups of three small companies in USA for five years. He played lead role in the development of a large-vocabulary speech recognition system for three years and the development of an embedded text-to-speech synthesis system for one year.
    Dr Demiroglu's research and consulting activities are focused on speech recognition, speech synthesis, speech analysis/coding, speech enhancement, and medical applications of the speech processing field.
    E-mail: Cenk.Demirogluozyegin.edu.tr

    Ali Özer Ercan

    Assistant Professor

    Ali Özer Ercan received his B.S. degree from Bilkent University in 2000, and the M.S. and the PhD. degrees from Stanford University in 2002 and 2007 respectively, all in electrical engineering. From 2007 until 2009, he was with the Berkeley Wireless Research Center of University of California, Berkeley, for post-doctoral studies. Dr. Ercan joined Özyegin University in September 2009, where he is currently an assistant professor. His research interests include signal and image processing, computer vision and wireless communication networks.
    Personal Web Page: http://faculty.ozyegin.edu.tr/aliercanE-mail: Ali.Ercanozyegin.edu.tr
    Phone: +90 (216) 564-9339

    H. Fatih Ugurdag

    Assistant ProfessorDr. H. Fatih Ugurdag, a former veteran of Silicon Valley, received his PhD from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Electrical Engineering & Applied Physics in 1995. He received a BS in Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE) as well as a BS in Physics from Bosporus University in 1986. He went to CWRU as a TA and did an MS thesis on machine vision (finished in 1989) and a PhD dissertation on parallel HW design. He worked in the industry in the USA non-stop between 1989-2004 at companies such as GE, GM, Lucent, Juniper, and Nvidia as a machine vision engineer, EDA software developer, and chip designer. Later (2005-2010) he was a faculty member at Bahçesehir University in the EEE Dept. and then in Computer Engineering. He is also a consultant at Vestek Pixellence R&D group of Vestel in ITU Technopark (since May 2007). Dr. Ugurdag occasionally serves as an adjunct faculty member at Bosporus University and has ongoing funded research projects jointly conducted with Bosporus. His research interests span the areas of ASIC/SOC/FPGA design/automation, embedded systems, machine vision, educational software/web tools, and intelligent transportation systems.
    Personal Web Page: http://ugurdag.comE-mail: fatih.ugurdagozyegin.edu.tr
    Phone: +90 216-564-9436

    Göksenin Yaralioglu

    Assistant ProfessorDr Göksenin Yaralioglu received his PhD degree from Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, Bilkent University in 1999. His thesis was on the noise analysis of Atomic Force Microscope. Between 1999 and 2006, he worked as an Engineering Research Associate at Stanford University. During his post-doc, he worked on Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), ultrasound, material characterization and Atomic Force Microscopy. After his post-doc studies, he joined a start-up company where he worked as a MEMS design engineer. Later he directed test activities to calibrate MEMS inertial sensors in production in the same company. Dr Yaralioglu published his research in international journals and in book chapters. He holds seven patents.
    E-mail: goksenin.yaraliogluozyegin.edu.tr

    Bora Isildak

    Assistant ProfessorDr. Bora Isildak obtained his B. Sc. from Bogaziçi University, Department of Physics in 2006. He got his Ph. D. in High Energy Experimental Particle Physics from Bogaziçi University, in 2011. In the last two years of his doctoral studies, he carried on his work at CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research) in CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) Experiment. Since 2009, he has continued his researches on QCD jet measurements and the search for exotic particles.
    E-mail: bora.isildakozyegin.edu.tr

    Courtesy Faculty

    Güray Erkol

    Associate ProfessorHe received his B.S. in 1999 and M.S. in 2001 in Physics from Middle East Technical University. He worked as a research assistant at METU and as a researcher in Kernfysisch Versneller Instituut (KVI) in the Netherlands. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from University of Groningen in 2006. He was selected for a long-term Japan Society for the Promotion of Science fellowship and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Tokyo Institute of Technology between 2006-2008.
    Personal Web Page: http://labs.ozyegin.edu.tr/lfr/people/guray-erkol/E-mail: Guray.Erkolozyegin.edu.tr
    Phone: +90.216.5649326

    Adjunct Faculty

    Burhan Gulbahar

    AdjunctDr. Burhan Gulbahar received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical and electronics engineering from Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, in 1999 and 2002, respectively. He had been a research assistant at Next-generation and Wireless Communications Laboratory (NWCL) and has received his Ph.D. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey in January 2012. His current research interests are in nanoscale optical communications, graphene and carbon nanotube communication networks, underwater communication networks, cognitive radio networks, wireless sensor networks and quantum communications. He has served in technical program committees of international conferences on communications and networking. Dr. Gulbahar is a member of IEEE (Communications Society).
    E-mail: burhan.gulbaharozyegin.edu.tr

    Ulas Kozat

    Assistant ProfessorUlas C. Kozat received his B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bilkent University, and his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the George Washington University, Washington, DC, in 1997 and 1999, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree in 2004 from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. He worked at HRL Laboratories and Telcordia Technologies Applied Research as a research intern.
    Since early 2004, he has been with DOCOMO Innovations (formerly DOCOMO USA Labs), an overseas R&D arm of NTT DOCOMO -the leading mobile network operator in Japan- at the heart of the Silicon Valley.
    Currently, he serves at DOCOMO Innovations as a principle researcher and project manager. He has been conducting research in the broad areas of distributed systems and communication networks. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.
    E-mail: Ulas.Kozatozyegin.edu.tr

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 80

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    Foreign students are admitted to the institutions of higher education in Turkey on condition that applicants fulfill the requirements for student admission determined by the relevant institution of higher education and approved by the Council of Higher Education.
    The applications from following students will be accepted:

    • foreign students who are either high school graduates or are studying their last year in high school,
    • students with dual nationality who abandoned their Turkish or TRNC citizenship and who complete their entire high school education abroad
    • citizens of TRNC who have completed their entire high school in TRNC and have GCE A/L result

    The applications from following students will not be accepted:

    • Turkish citizens,
    • TRNC citizens (except the students who have completed their entire high school in TRNC and have GCE A/L result),
    • Students with dual nationality one of which is Turkish,
    • Students with dual nationality one of which is TRNC (except the students who have completed their entire high school in TRNC and have GCE A/L result),
    • Students with dual nationality who abandoned their Turkish citizenship and who have completed their entire high school education either in Turkey or TRNC,
    • Students with dual nationality who abandoned their TRNC and who have completed their entire high school education either in Turkey or TRNC (except the students who have completed their entire high school in TRNC and have GCE A/L result),
    • Students with dual nationality who abandoned either their Turkish or TRNC citizenship and who graduated from the Mission schools in Turkey
    • Students expelled from an in institutions of higher education in Turkey due to disciplinary action.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

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