MASTER OF SCIENCE PROGRAM
The M.S. Program in Electrical and Electronic Engineering comprises a minimum of 24 credits of course work and a thesis. The total number of credits is composed of at least 12 credits of option courses, and 12 credits of elective courses. Option courses are chosen, with the approval of the student's advisor, from among the courses related to one of the following three options: Electronics, Control Systems and Communications.
Elective courses may be chosen from among the graduate courses offered in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and from the courses offered by the Institute for Graduate Studies in Science and Engineering, subject to the approval of the student's advisor.
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAM
The Ph.D. Program in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is composed of a minimum number of 24 credits of course work, chosen under the supervision of an advisor from among the option courses in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and from the courses offered by the Institute, and a dissertation carried out according to the regulations of the Institute.
MASTER OF SCIENCE PROGRAM IN MECHATRONICS
The Graduate Program in Mechatronics provides an in-depth knowledge in the fundamentals, design, analysis and operation of mechatronic systems. The student body that the program aims at consists of the graduates of Engineering and Physics programs and graduates of Mechatronics, Electrical, Electronics and Mechanical Education Departments of Faculty of Technical Education, who are currently employed in the automation-control industry or have a personal interest in the field and wish to apply for professional positions in industry. Courses take place between 19:00-21:50 on weekdays and between 10:00-12:50 and 14:00-16:50 on Saturdays.
For the completion of the program, the students will be required to take 30 credits of coursework. Students can finish the program in either 3 or 4 semesters by taking 4 core module, 6 elective module courses and one project course. At least one elective course from each course pool (Mechanical Systems, Electronics/Control and Industrial Informatics Course pools) has to be taken. For detailed information on the program, please visit http://www.mechaprog.boun.edu.tr
FINANCIAL SUPPORT OPPORTUNITIES
All graduate students are encouraged to participate in funded research projects where they are supported as full-time research assistants. Additionally, 21 graduate students are employed as full-time teaching and research assistants (Arastirma Gorevlisi kadrosu). In particular, all PhD candidates are either supported as research assistants in research projects, or employed as full-time teaching and research assistants (Arastirma Gorevlisi kadrosu). Research projects are funded by TUBITAK, TUBA, BAP, EU Framework Programmes and industry. The applicants are advised to contact faculty and/or visit the research labs' web pages to check the currently active projects and open positions.
In addition to the funding opportunities provided by the department, applicants can also consider applying for TUBITAK scholarships. These scholarships provide monthly stipends to support students throughout their graduate studies. Turkish applicants can apply to the TUBITAK 2211 program, whereas international students are eligible for the TUBITAK 2215 program.
GRADUATE LEVEL SPECIALIZATION OPTIONS
Currently Boğaziçi University provides on campus housing to approximately 350 graduate students. Accommodation in apartment units is available in both the 4th Northern Dorm and in the Superdorm.
These are small apartment units with 2 or more bedrooms, a small kitchen, bathroom and toilet. Each unit is equipped with internet and telephone connection, beds, closets, chairs, bookshelves and refrigerators; hot water is available in bathrooms. Rooms for couples exist as well.
The 4th Northern Dorm is exclusively for graduate students. Superdorm, houses both undergraduate and graduate students. Exchange, Erasmus and Special students usually reside in Superdorm.
More information about on campus housing can be obtained from the Accommodation Office (in Turkish) web page.