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Computer Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #398 (BCR) Ankara, Turkey
The Master of Science in Computer Engineering at METU Middle East Technical University is designed to meet the demands for specialized computer scientists and engineers in industry and in higher education which also gives opportunity to qualified students from various academic disciplines for further education at an advanced level in Computer Engineering and Software Engineering.
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Graduate students may specialize in:

  • Architecture
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Databases
  • Computer Networks and Distributed Systems
  • Computer Graphics
  • Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis
  • Numerical Computation
  • Operating Systems
  • Parallel Computing
  • Programming Languages
  • Software Engineering
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Bioinformatics
  • Neurocomputing and Modelling
  • Simulation.

The graduate students fulfilling the requirements of the University are granted the degree of Master of Science in Computer Engineering at METU Middle East Technical University . The Department of Computer Engineering runs three exclusive programs for Master of Science (MS): MS in Computer Engineering, MS in Computer Engineering without thesis and MS in Software Engineering without thesis. The latter two programs are designed for those who are not willing to do thesis work but would like to further their educational and professional goals. Graduate Students in these programs must demonstrate sufficient breadth of knowledge of Computer Engineering or Software Engineering by satisfying an enhanced coursework requirement.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Aided Formal Verification 
  • Fundamental Structures for Computation 
  • Programming Languages 
  • Introduction to the Theory of Computation 
  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms 
  • Computational Geometry 
  • Parallel Computing 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.7

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.7 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Undergraduate transcript is required.
  • Two reference letters are required.
  • ALES score type has to be quantitative.
  • Letter of intent (included in the online form) is required.
  • Ranking is calculated based on the following weights: 50% (ALES) + 30% (B.S. CGPA) + 20% (Committee point).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    93 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 93 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    93 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 93 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Resident: 530 TL (per credit)
  • Non-Resident: 530 TL (per credit)

Living costs for Ankara

  • 1600 - 2350 TRY/month
    Living Costs

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