Chairman’s Statement

Prof. Dr. Işık Aybay

Dear Students,

I would like to welcome you to the Computer Engineering Department of Eastern Mediterranean University. The department was established in 1993. Graduate programs were started in 1996 (MS) and 1998 (PhD). The mission of the department is to train its students to: have an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems, be multilingual, have good communication skills, be ready for team work, and be qualified to undertake leading roles in future projects designed for the benefit of the society.

The department currently offers three bachelors (BS) level programs: computer engineering (in English), software engineering (in English) and computer engineering (in Turkish). 

The BS students take introductory computer science and programming courses and English, basic mathematics and physics courses in their freshman year. In their sophomore and junior years, they take programming, computer hardware and computer networks. In their senior year, BS students take 5 technical elective courses and prepare a graduation project which helps them improve their written and oral communication skills.

The aim of the MS level graduate program (established in 1996) is to improve synthesis and design abilities of students, improve their research competence, and enrich their independent and team work study skills. The Doctoral (PhD) program (established in 1998) aims to produce academicians who can conduct an original research study in the computer engineering field, who can later become members of academic staff in universities..

The department has proven its competence in computer engineering education with the US ABET (Acreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accreditation it received in 2009 and 2016 for both Computer Engineering and Software Engineering programs.

The Computer Engineering Department, along with its educational responsibilities, is contributing to the recognition and economic development of the TRNC with different research projects. The department has also signed contracts and arrangements with international companies such as Microsoft and Cisco.

Our students have gained successful results in many project and programming competitions. One significant example to this is the third place obtained by our team among Turkish universities' teams in 2013 IEEExtreme programming contest.

To this date, the department has  graduated (approximately) 2,000 BS, 200 MS and 28 PhD students. These graduates are working in prominent national or international companies in various countries. Out of the 28 PhD graduates, 17 are currently academic staff members in different universities.

In short, I beleive that if you follow your lectures and laboratory studies properly, you will become qualified to find jobs as system administrators, application developers, software engineers, database administrators, software designers, or you can take part in computer aided industrial applications, or as engineers in research and development projects.

Prof, Dr. Işık AYBAY