About the Department

Department of Computer Engineering offers doctor of philosophy degrees in computer engineering, providing a research-oriented education in preparation for research, industrial or entrepreneurial career. The objective of the department is to provide a graduate program that is both broad and deep, covering the diverse technical areas within the field of computer engineering. Two named academic tracks within the program support this objective: Computing Systems & Software Engineering and Signal Processing & Communication. In each academic track, a program of study can be designed to meet the educational objectives of each student.

Education Opportunities

Ph.D. program requires coursework, a seminar, a qualification exam, thesis research, and a dissertation defense. During coursework students should take seven Ph.D.-level elective courses from their fields of interest. In last semester of their coursework, students should give a seminar about their thesis proposal topics. Upon successful completion of the courses and the seminar, student need to pass the Ph.D. qualification exam before proceeding to the thesis study. In order to be able to defend the thesis, students should have at least one journal article related to their thesis topic published in SCI or SCI-Expanded journals. After publishing the article, students can defend their thesis. The program is a member of Oracle Academy and Microsoft Imagine Academy.

Career Areas

Completion of the Ph.D. degree establishes students’ ability to conduct independent basic or applied research, and prepares them for a career in academia, industry, or government. Students pursue theoretical and empirical studies on a topic determined by their interests, faculty research areas, and departmental research facilities. Our graduates can work as research and development members in any company or they can work as researcher and/or academic in a university.


Institute of Graduate Studies and Research
Education and Graduate Sciences Center, GE106
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2214-2228
Institute E-mail: ciu-institute@ciu.edu.tr


3-5 Years