The nominal duration of the computer engineering education is four years. Along with Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry, some introductory Computer Engineering and Programming courses are given in the first year. In the subsequent years, hardware and software related specialty courses are offered. Programming Languages, Data Structures and Algorithms, Probability and Statistics, Computer Architecture, Logic Design, Microprocessors, Computing Theory, Fundamentals of Electrical Circuits and Electronics, Computer Networks and Communication, Database Systems, and Operating Systems are examples of such courses. In the Department of Computer Engineering in Izmir University of Economics, students are also offered a wide collection of technical elective courses ranging from Cloud Computing and Cryptography to Computational Geometry and Parallel Computer Architectures specifically oriented towards their preferred areas of expertise. We also provide, through diverse groups of elective courses offered, an opportunity to specialize in Computer Games, Web Engineering and Machine Learning.
Typically, computer engineers work as part of a team, in harmony with their teammates and managers, in a way that is focuses on solutions and outcomes. Their working environments are typically calm and comfortable and their salaries are relatively high compared to many other professions. Although their typical working environments are offices, many companies take steps to further increase the comfort of computer engineers. Various international information technology companies and their enjoyable offices with games and interesting decorations are often presented in news articles as examples.
The wide spectrum of employment opportunities for computer engineers is also reflected in their working environments. Computer engineers that develop hardware and software usually work in fixed office locations. Computer engineers with a business analyst role often visit their client organizations and work together with them both in the office and in the field. Computer engineers with a role in marketing often make business trips. Computer engineers that work in the education sector can give lectures in a classroom. In addition, computer engineers can work in other types of environments depending on the area that they work in.
Regardless of their working environments, computer engineers are in demand unlike many other professions, and they enjoy high salaries. Thus, computer engineers can change jobs often and their unemployment durations are quite low. Another alternative venue of high income considered viable due to the low capital cost involved for computer engineers is to establish their own ventures.
Our graduates have always been successful in finding jobs. Among the graduates of the department of computer engineering in Izmir University of Economics are employees in global companies such as Google and Facebook as well as people working for various national and international companies located particularly in Istanbul. Furthermore, in addition to those who are striving for their Ph.D.’s in Turkey, there are also those who continue their academic careers in countries such as USA, Canada, Germany, UK, and Italy.
CGOP is a concentration program that the students can optionally enroll in by taking the corresponding elective courses. Moreover, CGOP requires that a computer games related senior project is completed.
WEOP is also a concentration program that the students can optionally enroll in by taking the corresponding elective courses. Moreover, WEOP requires that a web engineering related senior project is completed.
MLOP is also a concentration program that the students can optionally enroll in by taking the corresponding elective courses. Moreover, MLOP requires that a machine learning related senior project is completed.