Program Description

Computer Science and Engineering PhD program has started in 2000 as a combined program named EECS PhD program. A few years later, computer science and engineering became an independent PhD program. The courses proposed encompass broad range of topics that reflect research areas of the faculty members, such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Visualization, Data Science and Data Analytics, Security, Privacy and Cryptography, Software Engineering to name some. The graduate courses cover both theoretical and also practical aspects of the topics covered. PhD qualification exam requires the students to prove both research ability and also competence in fundamental computer science topics. All students must complete a scientifically innovative and original PhD thesis. The students must have a published/accepted indexed journal paper before graduation. The language of education is English.

Program objectives

Computer Science and Engineering has contributed immensely in shaping our lives in many areas encompassing communication, commerce, medicine, education, entertainment, and human interaction, to name a few. This significant role will continue to do so in the foreseeable future as well. Current major topics of interest at Sabancı University include the following areas, many of which have direct applicability:Natural language processing, Statistical language modelling, Speech recognition and generation, Document analysis and handwriting recognition, Bioinformatics Biometric security, Computer and network security, Cryptography and information security, Data mining and applications, Computer graphics and virtual reality, Artificial Intelligence, Formal Methods, Model Checking, Model Based Testing.

Qualification Awarded

The Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Computer Science and Engineering (third cycle in Computer Science and Engineering) is awarded to the graduates who have successfully completed all courses in the curriculum.

Level of Qualification:

Doctor of Philosophy

Specific Admission Requirements

The general requirements explained in “Quotas and Admissions” of Instruction Letter For Sabancı Unıversity Graduate Programs for admission of students.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Students must obtain a grade point average of at least 3.00 out of 4.00 and successfully pass all courses on the programme.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Exemptness from the courses which are included in transfer and student exchange programs are regulated by the related articles in Information on the Instruction Letter For Sabancı Unıversity Graduate. At Sabancı University, apart from formal education institutions, there is no recognition process for informal-based or experience-based (in-formal and non-formal) learning.

Program outcomes

  1. Develop and deepen the current and advanced knowledge in the field with original thought and/or research and come up with innovative definitions based on Master's degree qualifications
  2. Conceive the interdisciplinary interaction which the field is related with ; come up with original solutions by using knowledge requiring proficiency on analysis, synthesis and assessment of new and complex ideas
  3. Evaluate and use new information within the field in a systematic approach.
  4. Develop an innovative knowledge, method, design and/or practice or adapt an already known knowledge, method, design and/or practice to another field; research, conceive, design, adapt and implement an original subject.
  5. Critical analysis, synthesis and evaluation of new and complex ideas.
  6. Gain advanced level skills in the use of research methods in the field of study.
  7. Contribute the progression in the field by producing an innovative idea, skill, design and/or practice or by adapting an already known idea, skill, design, and/or practice to a different field independently.
  8. Broaden the borders of the knowledge in the field by producing or interpreting an original work or publishing at least one scientific paper in the field in national and/or international refereed journals.
  9. Demonstrate leadership in contexts requiring innovative and interdisciplinary problem solving.
  10. Develop new ideas and methods in the field by using high level mental processes such as creative and critical thinking, problem solving and decision making.
  11. Investigate and improve social connections and their conducting norms and manage the actions to change them when necessary.
  12. Defend original views when exchanging ideas in the field with professionals and communicate effectively by showing competence in the field.
  13. Ability to communicate and discuss orally, in written and visually with peers by using a foreign language at least at a level of European Language Portfolio C1 General Level.
  14. Contribute to the transition of the community to an information society and its sustainability process by introducing scientific, technological, social or cultural improvements.
  15. Demonstrate functional interaction by using strategic decision making processes in solving problems encountered in the field.
  16. Contribute to the solution finding process regarding social, scientific, cultural and ethical problems in the field and support the development of these values.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates

Graduates of Computer Science and Engineering PhD program can find employment opportunities in public and private research institutions/labs with respect to their areas of expertise. They can also be employed as researcher or faculty members at universities in global scale.

Access to Further Studies

The general requirements explained in “Quotas and Admissions” of Information on the Instruction Letter For Sabancı Unıversity Graduate Programs for acceptance of the students to be taken to the graduate programs.

Exam Regulations and Assessment & Grading

The evaluation and grading of each course is included in “Examinations & Academic Assessment and Grades” of Information on the Instruction Letter For Sabancı Unıversity Graduate for admission of students.

Graduation Requirements

Graduation requirements are explained in the Instruction Letter For Sabancı Unıversity Graduate for admission of students.

Mode of Study

Full-Time

Program Director

Albert Levi-albert.levi@sabanciuniv.edu