I welcome you to the Computer Engineering Department of Eastern Mediterranean University. You have surely made the right decision to join our department. As an undergraduate student, you will receive top quality education that is up-to-date from experienced and motivated faculty members, follow a curriculum that is constantly updated to be in line ACM and IEEE curricula, and have the peace of mind that when you graduate from our programs you will have excellent job prospects, since both of our undergraduate Software and Computer Engineering programs are ABET accredited. As a graduate student, you will be able to work with faculty members who are active researchers in their areas of interest, take advanced courses in Computer and Software Engineering, conduct research in current topics and publish your results in academic journals. If appointed as a research assistant, you will also get experience in assisting with undergraduate courses, holding tutorial sessions and leading lab sessions.
Now some facts. The Computer Engineering Department was established in 1993 and has grown rapidly since then. Our current student size is more than 1000, with about two thirds of our students being from foreign countries, resulting in a very rich and international cultural environment. Our 16 full-time faculty members and three part-time instructors are from Russia, Turkey, Jordan, Palestine, Nigeria and of course Cyprus.
The department currently offers three bachelors (BS) level programs: Computer Engineering - English instruction, Software Engineering - English instruction and Computer Engineering - Turkish instruction. We also have graduate programs in Computer Engineering (PhD and MS) and Software Engineering (MS). To this date, the department has graduated approximately 3,000 BS, 200 MS and 54 PhD students. These graduates are working in prominent national or international companies in various countries.
Our department has cooperation agreements with ESTIA (France) and University of North Texas (USA ), allowing our students to take courses in these universities. Details are available on our web site.
And now some words of advice to conclude my message. Let me urge you all to take advantage of everything our department has to offer you in order to get the best possible education and be well prepared for a hi-tech job in a very competitive job market, but not only that. Yes, you should study hard and learn well, but you should also help your fellow students if they need it, find time to socialize with your friends, make good use of our university's extensive sports facilities, enjoy the sea, the sun, the sand and the mild weather on our beautiful island, visit our numerous historic sites, participate in extra-curricular activities by joining student clubs that exist in big numbers in our university, in short have the full student experience at EMU that you will remember for the rest of your life as amazingly good memories. All the while knowing that we are here to help you in all ways possible to achieve your goals.
Prof. Dr. Zeki Bayram