Faculty of Engineering

Software Engineering

Duration 4 Years
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About the Department

In today's world, software systems are the cornerstones of all modern businesses and organizations. Such systems are often complex and must be robust and adaptable. By studying software design and production techniques, this degree program will equip you with the skills needed to follow a career specifying and developing these systems, and other computer-based solutions.
You will gain not only knowledge and practical experience of the latest technologies, but also a basis in the underlying principles of the subject. It is this combination of skills that enable our graduates to keep pace with this rapidly-changing field, and secure financially-rewarding careers that can be pursued almost anywhere in the world.

Education Opportunities

The curriculum of the program is designed to fulfill the daily needs of organizations. It includes subject matter courses, STEM courses and elective courses. Throughout their studies, students take many software-related courses, database, operating systems, computer networks, various programming languages,programing techniques and project management courses. Almost all courses have practical components that complement theoretical knowledge. Through both theoretical courses and lab sessions, students can prepare themselves for their professional life easily, under the supervision of well-respected and expert academics.

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Career Areas

Our graduates receive a “Software Engineer” degree, and can work all over the world with the high-quality knowledge and experience gained during their education. The Software engineering field is one of the most demanded and fastest growing occupations in the world. Graduates can work as software engineers or testers, cloud experts, applications developers, game developers, web developers, database administrator or in any IT-related position. In addition, they can continue postgraduate studies on any area related to computer technologies, in order to be specialized on a certain field to pursue an academic career as well.

Contact

Faculty of Engineering
Science and Technology Center, ST 226
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2401
Faculty E-mail: secretary-fe@ciu.edu.tr
Head of Department: Asst. Prof. Dr. Devrim Seral
Head of Department E-mail: dseral@ciu.edu.tr

Compulsory modules

First Semester
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTING

Course code

CMPE101

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

5
This course presents the basics of computer systems. The course is structured in two parts; including a short history of computers, the first part of this course presents the history, basic concepts and terminology of information technology, basic hardware and software components of a computer system, and integration of computer system components. Besides the terminologies and abbreviations, the students learn about the hardware setup of a personal computer and the relations between the processor, memory and secondary devices. The laboratory part includes basic computer usage and office programs (MS Word, Excel). In the second part, basics of problem solving approaches, components and construction of computer programs, flow-charting, and modular programming issues are discussed. Basics of C programming language are covered in classroom.
READING AND WRITING SKILLS-I

Course code

ENGL141

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
This course aims to develop students' listening, speaking, reading - writing and study skills. The course provides students with the opportunity to develop their communication skills through controlled activities and to equip students with the basic study skills necessary to follow the curriculum of English. This course also provides students with the opportunity to process the newly acquired knowledge and to develop their ability to ask questions about how to apply the new knowledge to new situations and ask them to think critically. In addition, this course will enable students to learn about the different strategies required to review the various reading pieces, such as finding the main idea and distinguishing the details from the main idea.
CALCULUS-I

Course code

MATH101

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

6
Calculus-I provides the methods of differential and integral calculus with applications in geometry, physics and engineering. Students in this course will learn how to use mathematical language needed for applying the concepts of calculus to numerous applications in science and engineering such as identifying types of functions, graph of functions, evaluating limit of functions, limit of elementary functions (polynomial, trigonometric, logarithmic, exponential,…), methods to solve the undefined limits (L’Hopitals Rule), continuous functions, evaluate derivative of functions, definition of derivative, derivative of elementary functions, derivative of product of two functions and division of functions, applications of derivative, evaluate integrals of functions, definition of the integral, integral of elementary functions, substitution method, integration by parts, integral of rational functions, application of the integral (finding the area) .
LINEAR ALGEBRA

Course code

MATH121

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

4
The aim of this course is to introduce the basic operations in linear algebra and applications in engineering problems; matrices, matrix properties and matrix operations: Addition, scalar multiplication, multiplication, transpose, solution of system of linear equations: Elimination method, Gauss Jordan forms, inverse method to solve linear systems, row reduced echelon forms, Gaussian elimination method, inverse and determinants: solving linear equations with determinant (Cramer's rule), use one row to evaluate determinant, minor, cofactor, adjoint matrix, identity matrix, square matrix of the matrices. Real vector spaces, vectors and their properties and applications in engineering: Addition, subtractions, dot product, scalar multiplication, cross product, basis, dimensions and subspaces.
GENERAL PHYSICS-I

Course code

PHYS101

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

6
The aim of the course is to provide the basic information in order to help the students to understand the possible complicated problems in engineering. In this regard, the basic principles and methods of solving the problems in physics are thought. The course provides a basic grounding in elementary physics including mechanics. The basic subjects of the course are: Units and dimensions, Uniformly accelerated motion in one dimension, Freefall, Vector mathematics, Two dimensional motion, Newton’s laws of motion, Applications of Newton’s laws, Free body diagrams, Circular motion, Work and energy, Conservation of energy, Momentum, impulse, and collisions, Rotational kinematics, Torque, Static equilibrium. For completeness, the students are supposed to do 6 experiments related to the subjects of the course.
INTRODUCTION TO SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

Course code

SWEN100

Credit

0

Theoretical

1

Practical

0

Ects

This course presents the basics of the Software Engineering program, as well as the Computer Science. The fundamentals of both the hardware and software in a computer system are discussed. Other topics include representation of information, logic design, fundamentals of software life cycles, software methodologies, programming languages, Software Engineering in business and business applications. Also, ethical and social responsibilities of Engineers are studied. Departmental facilities and the software’s used in the university like registration software (SIS) or course management site (moodle) are also studied and introduced to students. Besides, the campus life and the curriculum of the department are in the scope of the course. Moreover, academic life and its procedures like grade average calculations, letter grades and other academic issues are discussed.
TURKISH LANGUAGE

Course code

TREG100

Credit

0

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

2
This course examines basic areas of language and expression. In the first half of the course, the theoretical approach to language is formed and the spelling rules of the Turkish language are studied. In the latter part of the course, language and narrative errors are studied together with editing. In the second half of the course, formal writing, curriculum vitae, petition, evaluation of the columns in terms of language and style, types of written expression and practice; Turkish production and application of shooting attachments; Turkish grammar structure; It is aimed to teaching subjects like phonetics of Turkish to students.
TURKISH

Course code

TURK100

Credit

0

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

2
This course provides an orientation to modern Turkish language for foreign students who wish to communicate in this language for their needs. It mainly focuses on the differences between Turkish and English Alphabets, especially the sounds and the letters which are not included in the English alphabet (i.e. Turkish letters ç-ğ-i-ö-ş-ü). In addition, basic grammar and sentence structure forms in Turkish are practised. The required grammar and vocabulary will also be developed through their adaptation to daily situations in contexts such as introducing yourselves, greeting, talking about the things they possess by using possessive adjectives, forming positive, negative and question sentences by using present simple, telling the time, talking about their own timetables, using demonstrative pronouns when describing the place of objects and becoming familiar with vocabulary related to family members.
Second Semester
INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING

Course code

CMPE112

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

6
The course will introduce basic and fundamental programming constructs and techniques through using the C++ programming language in order to generate algorithmic solutions to problems. Upon completion of the course, students will learn an introduction to algorithms, solving problems by flowcharts and pseudo codes, header files, data types, arithmetic & logic operators, control statements (if, if/else, switch-case) and use them as inner statements, loop statements (while, do/while, for), functions, standard functions of programming language, random number generation and their area of use, user-defined functions, global and local variables, recursion, arrays, searching algorithms on arrays, sorting algorithms on arrays, pointers, pointer operators, using pointers with arrays and functions. In the laboratory hours, students are supposed to write full programs or modify existing programs for other solutions.
READING AND WRITING SKILLS-II

Course code

ENGL142

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
This course is the continuation of ENG 101. The course aims to improve students' listening, speaking, reading, writing and working skills. In the course, students are guided in writing compare and contrast essays using Venn diagram. In addition, the aim of the course is to learn the necessary conjunctions for composition writing. In addition, the students will be able to write a four-part critical composition by learning the difference between ideas and factual real sentences and how to write the opposing opinion and sentences used to refute it. Thus, the students will be able to distinguish between the compare and contrast essay and discursive essay. Students will also be able to make presentations by using presentation techniques. In addition, this course aims to summarize the reading pieces of the students and to use the strategies of reading and to draw conclusions and meanings using their reading skills.
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION

Course code

HIST100

Credit

0

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

2
The aim of this course is to outline the development of civilizations in the course of history. It firstly focuses on the concepts such as “Civilization”, “Prehistoric”, and “Historic” and on the factors forcing the emergence of the first civilizations. As well as examining the prehistoric periods and their characteristics in the course of human life since the first appearance of human beings on earth, the course mainly focuses on the early civilizations, namely the Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Aegean, Classical Greek, Hellenistic, Indian, Chinese and Roman Civilizations. Political, social, economical, cultural, intellectual, philosophical and scientific aspects in these entities are also examined in this course.
CALCULUS-II

Course code

MATH102

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

6
This course provides the methods of differential and integral calculus with applications in geometry, physics and engineering. Topics included are as follows: Sequences and infinite series, properties of sequences, test for convergence, tests for series with both positive and non-positive series, absolutely convergence and conditionally convergence . Power series, Taylor and Maclaurin series, the radius of convergence. Parametric equations and Polar coordinates, the graph of polar equations, the area in polar coordinates, arc length, speed on a curve and derivative of polar equations. Vectors and vector-valued functions, dot product and cross product of two vectors. Lines and Planes. Functions of several variables, their domain, limit and partial derivatives and definite integral of a function over a region.
DISCRETE MATHEMATICS

Course code

MATH122

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

1

Ects

5
The objective of the course is to introduce the students fundamental principles: logic and Boolean algebra, set theory, relations( Partial ordering, Total ordering and Hasse diagrams, Equivalence relations and equivalence classes), functions(one-to-one, onto, identity, inverse and composition of functions), inductive proofs and recurrence relations, counting techniques(multiplication and addition rules, permutations, combinations, unordered samples with repetitions, principle of inclusion and exclusion, pigeonhole principle) and introduction to graph theory(basic terminology like vertex, edge, degree of a vertex in directed and undirected graphs, Eulerian and Hamiltonian graphs, trees and spanning trees, minimal spanning trees, Prim’s Algorithm, Kruskal Algorithms, Shortest Path Problems, Dijkstra’s Algorithm).
GENERAL PHYSICS-II

Course code

PHYS102

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

6
This course provides the basic information to help the students to understand the possible complicated problems in engineering. The subjects of the course are mostly Electricity and Magnetism. The basic subjects of the course are Properties of electric charges, Coulomb’s law, and Electric field of a continuous charge distribution, Gauss’s law and electric flux. Application of Gauss’s law to charged insulators, Obtaining the value of the electric field from the electric potential, Electric potential and the potential energy due to point charges, Electric potential due to continuous charge distributions, Electric current, Resistance and Ohm’s law, Electromotive force, Resistors in series and in parallel. Kirchhoff’s rules. For completeness, the students are supposed to do 6 experiments all are related to the subjects of the course.
MODERN TURKISH HISTORY

Course code

TARH100

Credit

0

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

2
In this course, Ottoman state and society, factors causing the collapse of the state; Ottoman modernization; Tripoli and Balkan Wars, World War I, Mudros Armistice and Sevres Agreement; parties and associations, the national resistance movement led by Mustafa Kemal, the Havza and Amasya Circulars, the Congresses, the National Pact, the Turkish Grand National Assembly; the rebellions, the regular army and the War of Independence; the Mudanya Armistice, the Lausanne Peace Treaty; Revolution in the political field, secularization of the state and society, abolition of the sultanate, declaration of the republic, abolition of the caliphate; 1921 and 1924 constitutions, constitutional changes; Sheikh Said Rebellion; Multi-party experience, secularization and modernization in law, nationalization and secularization in education, Kemalizm and 6 principles, Turkish foreign policy(1923-1938) are covered.
Third Semester
DIGITAL LOGIC DESIGN

Course code

CMPE221

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

5
This course presents the basic tools for the design and analysis of digital circuits and provides methods and procedures suitable for a variety of digital design applications in computers, control systems, data communications, etc. The course introduces data representation in binary systems, complements, Boolean algebra, logic gates, truth tables, logic circuits, timing diagrams, De Morgan's law, algebraic manipulation, minterms and maxterms, Sum of Products (SOP) and Product of Sums (POS) forms, Boolean function simplification tools and Karnough Map method, NAND and NOR implementations, don't care conditions, combinational circuit design and analysis procedures, and design of Adders, Subtracters and Code Converters.
ALGORITHMS AND PROGRAMMING

Course code

CMPE223

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

6
The course mainly focuses on software implementations in C Programming Language. Firstly, basic concepts of algorithms are discussed and then structures of programming are studied. Then, arrays and searching and sorting algorithms on arrays are studied. Fundamentals of basic data structures, which are arrays, structures and unions are discussed together with bitwise operations and enumerations in C. Pointers, functions and file processing are studied in the second part of the course, after midterm examination. Case studies related to searching and sorting algorithms are also studied. Functions, characters and strings are studied as last topics of algorithm developments and course is finalized with complexity analysis of algorithms.
INTERNET PROGRAMMING

Course code

CMPE233

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
The aim of this course is to provide the students a comprehensive introduction to start building websites from the ground up. The students will learn how to create web pages using XHTML; including images, links, lists, tables, forms, CSS; which provide the standard way of imposing style on the content specified in XHTML tags and JavaScript; a powerful language that could be used for variety of different applications including object models, control statements, pop-up windows, arrays, functions, constructors and pattern matching. All web content will be hand coded using a simple text editor with a strong emphasis on well-formed valid code.
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

Course code

MATH203

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

1

Ects

6
In this course, the ordinary differential equations and their applications will be considered. The course will demonstrate the usefulness of ordinary differential equations for modelling physical and engineering problems. Complementary mathematical approaches for their solution will be presented, including analytical methods. The basic content of the course includes first order ordinary differential equations and their types of exact, separable, Bernoulli, first order, homogeneous ordinary differential equations, linear independence of the solutions, higher order ordinary differential equations and their solutions. The undetermined coefficient methods, the variation of the parameter method, Cauchy-Euler equations. The definition of the Laplace transform and some important applications of the Laplace transform will be included in this lecture.
INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS

Course code

MATH205

Credit

4

Theoretical

4

Practical

1

Ects

6
The objective of this course is to introduce basic probability and statistics concepts. The focus of this course is on both applications and theory. Topics include: introduction to random variables, simple data analysis and descriptive statistics, frequency distribution, cumulative distribution, sample space, events, counting sample points (basic combinatorics), probability of an event, probability axioms, laws of probability, conditional probability, Bayes’ rule, discrete and continuous random variables, probability distributions, cumulative probability distributions, discrete and continuous probability distributions, discrete uniform, Binomial, Geometric, Hypergeometric, Poisson, Continuous uniform, Normal Disributions, Gamma and Exponential distribution, jointly distributed random variables, expectation and covariance of discrete and continuous random variables, random sampling, sampling distributions, distribution of Sample Mean, Central Limit Theorem(CLT).
Fourth Semester
VISUAL PROGRAMMING

Course code

CMPE214

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

1

Ects

6
This course is an introductory programming course for visual programming. Event-driven, visual and structured programming concepts will be presented. Initially, the emphasis will be on fundamentals of visual programming and basic controls. Then, advanced controls, file and database management features will be presented. Programming projects will involve common problems that require data entry, display of calculated results, conditional testing, arithmetic operations, array processing, searching, sorting, reading and writing files, and operations on databases.
COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND ORGANIZATION

Course code

CMPE226

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

6
This course presents the basic tools for the analysis and design of synchronous sequential circuits consisting of both flip-flops and combinational logic. The course introduces flip-flops, synchronous sequential circuit analysis and design methods, registers, shift registers, ripple counters, and synchronous binary counters. Furthermore, the topics binary adders and subtractors, multiplexers, and decoders which are the combinational circuit building blocks are included. Lastly, the structure, design, and internal characteristics of processor components are also provided. In the laboratory hours, the students are experiencing the circuit designs discussed in the lecture hours both in software environment by using the simulator program and in hardware environment by using the integrated circuits in order to setup and test their designs.
DATA STRUCTURES AND DATA ORGANIZATION

Course code

CMPE242

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

7
The objective of this course is to provide the basics of data structures and data organization. The course will introduce C/C++ and algorithms for the implementation of data structures which are stack, queue, linked list, tree. Also, the applications of data structures covering stack applications which are paranthesis checker, infix to postfix and prefix conversions, recursion, dynamic stack and queue, tree traversals. Linked lists with their types and implementations are also studied in details. Theoretical aspects of most widely used data structures will be covered during the lectures. Programming assignments and labworks cover the C/C++ implementations of applications of data structures that are discussed in the lectures.
ENGINEERING ECONOMY

Course code

INDE232

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
The purpose of this course is to provide an introductory basis for economic analysis in decision making process in engineering design, manufacturing equipment and industrial projects. This course aims to supplement engineering students with the knowledge and capability to perform financial analysis especially in the area of capital investment. It emphasizes the systematic evaluation of the costs and benefits associated with proposed technical projects. The student will be exposed to the concepts of the “time value of money” and the methods of discounted cash flow. Students are prepared to make decisions regarding money as capital within a technological or engineering environment. Assignments and homework help and guide the students to apply the knowledge acquired during the course.
SOFTWARE REQUIREMENT ANALYSIS AND MODELLING

Course code

SWEN202

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Techniques for eliciting requirements. Languages and models for representing requirements. Analysis and validation techniques, including need, goal and use-case analysis. Requirements in the context of system engineering. Specifying and measuring external qualities: performance, reliability, availability, safety, security, etc. Specifying and analyzing requirements for various types of systems: embedded systems, consumer systems, web-based systems, business systems, systems for scientists and other engineers. Resolving feature interactions. Requirements documentation standards. Traceability. Human factors. Requirements in the context agile processes. Requirements management: Handling requirements changes.
Fifth Semester
OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING

Course code

CMPE313

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

7
The objective of course is to identify the classes (including attributes, behaviors and methods), object and their relationships by reading the problem description, draw objects diagrams by looking to the defined problem description, implement Java class by looking at the given UML Class Diagram, use existing industry standard coding and formatting conventions, event mechanisms in Java, construct a GUI based applications using Java and Eclipse and debug those applications, technically identify the differences between classes, objects, inheritances, polymorphism, interfaces, aggregation, composition and abstract class. In addition, the issues of code re-use and software quality will be discussed and the use of inheritance will be shown through for code re-use.
DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND PROGRAMMING-I

Course code

CMPE343

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

6
At the end of this course, students are expected to have experience and knowledge on databases, database design and SQL. Introduction to DBMS (Definition, characteristics, levels of abstraction, advantages, query types), Relational database (relational model, database design), Relational Algebra, SQL, Data Manipulation Language (DML), nested queries, sub-queries, joins, grouping, row functions, aggregate functions, Data Definition Languages (DDL) with constraints like primary key, foreign key and case constraints will be covered. Also, database user management and user rights will be explained.
OPERATING SYSTEMS

Course code

CMPE351

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

6
This course examines basic issues in operating system design and implementation. The course will start with a brief historical perspective of the evolution of operating systems over the last fifty years, and then cover the major components of most operating systems. This discussion will cover the trade-offs that can be made between performance and functionality during the design and implementation of an operating system. Particular emphasis will be given to these major OS subsystems: Process management (processes, threads, CPU scheduling, synchronization, and deadlock), memory management (segmentation, paging, swapping), file systems, and networking/distributed systems. Also basic Unix programming skills will be given during lab hours.
INFORMATION SECURITY AND ASSURANCE

Course code

ISYE371

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
Information security is the state of being free from danger while Information Assurance (IA) is act of managing risks and keeping information safe from harm. Both information security and information assurance encompasses computer security, communications security, operations security and physical security. The main objective of these course is to learn the fundamental concept of Information security models and practices that can help in planning, developing and performing security tasks. The course will address hardware, software, processes, communications, applications, policies and procedures with respect to organizational IT Security and Risk Management. Topics to be covered include Physical security, VPN, SSL, Cryptography, Digital Forensics, digital signature.
SOFTWARE DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE

Course code

SWEN301

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

The objective of this course includes the definition and concepts of design and continues with the following topics; Fundamental design issues. Design principles (information hiding, cohesion, and coupling). Interactions between design and requirements. Design for quality attributes (e.g., reliability, usability maintainability, performance, testability, security, and fault tolerance). Design trade-offs. Design strategies including: function-oriented, object-oriented, data-structure centered and aspect-oriented design. Architectural design issues: styles, patterns, frameworks and attribute trade-offs will be covered. Hardware and systems engineering issues in software architecture; service-oriented architectures, network, mobile, and embedded system architectures. Detailed design and design patterns. Database design. Design notations (e.g., class and object diagrams, UML, state diagrams, and formal specification). Design attributes (e.g., coupling, cohesion, information hiding).
Sixth Semester
FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTER NETWORKS

Course code

CMPE332

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

7
This is an introductory course in computer networks. It first introduces uses of Computer Networks in Business, Home and Mobile environment. Next discusses types of computer network range from personal area network to Internet. It then studies the implementation principles and design issues at each layer of network models. Lecture topics include: OSI and TCP/IP models, data transmission basics, data-link, application Layer protocols, guided and unguided transmission, satellite communication ( LEO, MEO, GEO) digital modulation and multiplexing, PSTN and Mobile telephone systems. Laboratory work focuses on building and studying a physical network using network devices, wired and wireless medium.
DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND PROGRAMMING-II

Course code

CMPE344

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

5
Fundamental concepts and applications about DB architectures will be discussed like properties of popular databases, backup, recovery, replication and reverse engineering. Also, students will gain knowledge on transactions, indexes, PL/SQL, Triggers, stored, functions, stored procedures and cursors. Views, materialized views, query performance optimization, database application Development with a programming language and SQL injection will also explained. Case studies will cover the topics studies in this lecture.
SOFTWARE QUALITY ASSURANCE AND TESTING

Course code

SWEN302

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

In this course focus on learning about testing and other software quality assurance methods. While this is an advanced course the scope of the course contents is rather wide. This means that this course aims at giving you a good overall understanding of the various techniques and approaches to software quality building and assurance. You should learn the benefits and applicability of several techniques and approaches with the understanding of critically evaluate and assess the context specific merits and shortcomings of them. Thus, this course does not aim at providing you with specific technical skills for certain testing technologies, frameworks or tools, but gives you an opportunity to achieve deep learning of the role of testing and QA methods as part of software development processes. In the exercise work, however, you get an opportunity to study selected techniques or tools in more detail.
SOFTWARE PROCESS AND MANAGEMENT

Course code

SWEN304

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

This course is a guided study of software process grounded by practical personal experience. All software engineering is based on one or more processes that guide how software is developed with particular time, cost or quality goals. Process improvement aims to learn from current practice and objectively assess potential improvements. This will be explored by practicing a simplified form of the Personal Software Process and studying a number of process related topics drawn from: the goal question metric paradigm; appropriate automation; configuration management; project tracking and control; quality assurance; cost of quality; continuous integration; DevOps; software distribution; Infrastructure, Platform and Software as a Service; leveraging social media and the internet.
AREA ELECTIVE

Course code

SWENXX1

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Seventh Semester
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Course code

CMPE415

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

1

Ects

7
This course teaches artificial intelligence from an intelligent systems perspective which includes the methods (tools) to build systems that can plan, learn, reason and interact intelligently with their environment. The course introduces the key components of the artificial intelligence (AI), the agent-based AI architecture, artificial intelligence techniques to solve problems for a particular domain, appropriate search methods in achieving desired goals, and knowledge representation using various techniques. The topics are as follows: intelligent agents, problem solving, uninformed search strategies, informed search strategies, knowledge representation, logical inference, propositional logic, first-order logic. The artificial intelligence methods studied are experimented using a programming language and the students are expected to complete a project related to an artificial intelligence algorithm with its software implementation.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Course code

ENGI401

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
This course is designed to focus on project management framework, project integration management, project scope management, project communication management and teamwork, health & safety, engineering ethics, environmental management, risk management and sustainability, entrepreneurship and feasibility report, legal aspects in project management. This course also prepares the senior students to select their capstone design projects and form teams. The students undertake literature review for their projects, prepare feasibility report, and a written/oral presentation at the end of the term.
INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION

Course code

ISYE427

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

This course aims to provide the introduction to the field of human-computer interaction (HCI), an interdisciplinary field that integrates cognitive psychology, design, computer science and others. Examining the human factors associated with information systems provides the students with knowledge to understand what influences usability and acceptance of IS. This course will examine human performance, components of technology, methods and techniques used in design and evaluation of IS. Societal impacts of HCI such as accessibility will also be discussed. User-centered design methods will be introduced and evaluated. This course will also introduce students to the contemporary technologies used in empirical evaluation methods.
SUMMER TRAINING

Course code

SWEN300

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

The summer internship includes a minimum of six weeks of study period during which students are required to work in a company operating in the fields of information technologies or software engineering. During this period, students are expected to work in software or hardware parts in an active project and gain work experience. In order to attend the summer internship, students are required to be successful or enrolled in at least six third grade courses in total. Any student who meets these conditions may attend a summer internship. At least one relevant engineer is required in the place of internship. The students who complete the summer internship are evaluated with the internship report they will write internship period and the internship book in which they record their daily work.
AREA ELECTIVE

Course code

SWENXX2

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

UNIVERSITY ELECTIVE

Course code

UNIEXX1

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
UNIVERSITY ELECTIVE
Eighth Semester
SYSTEMS PROGRAMMING

Course code

CMPE411

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

7
The aim of this course is to make students have experience and knowledge on advance programming skills with threads, sockets, xml parsers and etc. Debugging, Java GUI development with Swing, platform independent software development, using the powers of operating system, applets, Database applications, file operations, threads and logging are the main subjects of this course.
CAPSTONE PROJECT

Course code

ENGI402

Credit

4

Theoretical

2

Practical

4

Ects

8
This course is an interdisciplinary project based course involving engineering design, cost estimating, environmental impacts, project schedule and team work. Students are expected to work in pre-assigned team under the supervision of faculty on a predetermined project. Each team will submit a final report including drawing, specification, and cost estimate that completely describe their proposed design. Each team will make oral presentation defending their final design and project feasibility to peers and faculty members.
AREA ELECTIVE

Course code

SWENXX3

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

AREA ELECTIVE

Course code

SWENXX4

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

UNIVERSITY ELECTIVE

Course code

UNIEXX2

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
UNIVERSITY ELECTIVE

Optional modules

MODERN PROGRAMMING PLATFORMS

Course code

CMPE442

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

This course covers topics related to various application development environments that are popularly needed to satisfy the modern computational needs. The aim of the course is to provide students practical insight on programming environments that can be applied to different fields including, but not limited to, scientific computing, distributed programming, machine learning, data science, cloud computing and IoT(Internet of Things). Upon successful completion of the Modern Programming Platforms course, the students are expected to gain skills and hands-on experience in modern application development tools and techniques, so that they can implement practical solutions to satisfy the emerging computational needs of the industry.
INTRODUCTION TO CRYPTOGRAPHY AND NETWORK SECURITY

Course code

CMPE336

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Introducing the main concepts used in the modern cryptography is the main aim of the course. Mathematical concepts necessary for the modern crypt-algorithms are in the scope of the course. Classical encryption techniques are studied in the first chapters. Block ciphers and Date Encryption Standard (DES) is one of the main objectives of the course. Also, Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm is studied in details. Public key cryptography and RSA algorithm theory and implementations are the last topics for encryption models. The course ends with network security concepts and IP security standards. The students are expected to improve their skills with a project that requires the implementation of a cryptography algorithm and encryption/decryption of real data through the network.
PROGRAMMING IN MATLAB FOR ENGINEERING

Course code

ENGI316

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ROBOTICS

Course code

EELE411

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

1

Ects

5
This course introduces fundamentals of robot control. Brief review about robots, hardware and robot problems will be explained to give a general idea about the use of robotics. Various types of basic sensors are also be discussed under the issue of robot hardware. Agent function design will be taught to gain robot control algorithm development and design. Robot control programming with mostly used controllers and related programming language concepts will also be covered to improve hardware programming skills of participants of this course. Lectures give the background to the extensive hands-on practical work using the laboratories A practical project will be performed to have an experience about to control a real robots with microcontroller.
COMPUTER AIDED DATA ANALYSIS

Course code

INDE491

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

INTERNET PROGRAMMING-II

Course code

CMPE483

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Introduction to Internet Programming. Overview of Html language. Brief overview of CSS and Javascript. The building blocks of Php. Flow control and functions. Working with forms. Cookies and User Sessions. Interaction with MySQL using Php. Sample applications.
MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

Course code

CMPE425

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Introduction to Mobile Application Development, Mobile Application Platforms, Object-Oriented Programming, Java,XML and Hello Android Application, Activities, Fragments, and Intents, Getting to Know the Android User Interface, Designing Your User Interface with Views, Displaying Pictures and Menus with Views, Data Persistence, Location-Based Services, Networking- Consuming Services, Publishing Android Applications
COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN

Course code

MCLE475

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

3

Ects

6
This course aims to study the Integration of computers into the design cycle. Interactive computer modelling and analysis. Geometrical modelling with wire frame, surface, and solid models. Finite element modelling and analysis. Curves and surfaces and CAD/CAM data exchange. The integration of CAD, CAE and CAM systems.

TR Applicants

TR Students who are successful in the exams conducted by the Higher Education Council Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM) and are entitled to enroll in our university in line with their preferences can complete the registration process with the necessary documents for registration from our Registration and Liaison Offices throughout Turkey or from the Registrar's Office on campus.

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TRNC Applicants

TRNC citizens and TR citizen candidate students who have completed their entire high school education in TRNC. They are placed in undergraduate programs in line with their success in the CIU Student Placement and Scholarship Ranking Exam and the programs they prefer.

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Applicants can directly apply online to our undergraduate programs using the application portal. Please fill in your details correctly and upload all the required documents listed on the last page of the application form.

Required documents;

  • Completed application form,
  • Higher/Secondary Certificate or equivalents (e.g. O/A’Level, WAEC/NECO),
  • Evidence of English Language competence: TOEFL (65 IBT) or IELTS (5.5). Students without these documents will take the CIU English proficiency exam on campus following arrival,
  • Scanned copy of international passport/birth certificate,
  • Fully completed and signed CIU Rules and Regulations document (which can be downloaded during the online application).

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