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DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING

General Information on Undergraduate Program

GENERAL INFORMATION: The purpose of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering is to provide professional training, and at the same time to participate actively in applied and theoretical research. It is therefore necessary for students to acquire a sound knowledge of basic sciences, such as mathematics, physics and chemistry together with an understanding of economics, social sciences and humanities before specialization takes place. The program is designed to encourage the development of individual initiative and resourcefulness with emphasis on responsibility and good judgment.

The undergraduate program is designed for students who may wish to delay their decisions until the end of the fifth semester as to which of the several fields of Electrical and Electronics Engineering they will choose. The students may specialize in the fields of circuits and systems, electronics (VLSI, solid-state electronics, optoelectronics and MEMS), biomedical engineering, EMT, communications, signal processing, control systems, robotics, computer engineering, electrical machines and power electronics, power systems and high voltage. The selection of the fields of specialization in the fourth year must be made under the close supervision of the Department advisors or of the Chair of the Department. Successful candidates are awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at the end of the fourth year. During this period of undergraduate study students are expected to spend a minimum of 40 working days in industry over two consecutive summers.

Research, on the other hand, is the life blood of an institution of higher education. Some of the major research activities are: Power system analysis and planning, power system control and operation, insulation, breakdown in dielectrics, H.V. measurement techniques, gaseous discharges, design of electrical machines, control of electrical machines, electrical drives, power converters, renewable energy sources, process control and instrumentation, intelligent control, adaptive control, vision, kinematics and trajectory planning of robots, artificial intelligence, pattern recognition, VLSI design, solid-state electronics, optoelectronics, MEMS, signal processing, data transmission, synchronization and equalization, coding techniques, speech processing, switching circuits, microcomputers (software and hardware), computer aided instruction, scattering and diffraction problems, antennas and radar, active and passive microwave devices and systems, biomedical instrumentation, medical imaging, acoustic imaging, pulse shaping filters, broad band matching. These activities forming a mutually beneficial link between the university and industry serve not only as a stimulus for a more intensive research environment in the Department but constitute a channel of information about the present and future needs of the industry to help in the improvement of the educational programs.

MISSION: Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department was founded with a threefold mission in teaching, research, and public service. Based on that foundation,

The mission of our department is to carry out scientific research and education activities in all areas of electrical and electronic engineering at an international level. We also aspire to be in close cooperation with the industry through an innovative and open-minded approach while preserving our corporate and ethical values.

The Electrical and Electronics Engineering undergraduate program was accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org .

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: The following program educational objectives are career and professional accomplishments that our graduates are expected to achieve within a few years after graduation. Our graduates will globally work in leading academic or R&D positions where they:

1. apply fundamental engineering knowledge towards identifying problems and pursuing realistic and innovative solutions, while remaining sensitive to their professional responsibilities, including ethical, societal and environmental issues.

2. assume leadership roles in the profession by demonstrating technical and scientific competence, communicating clearly and concisely, and functioning effectively on multidisciplinary teams, while continuing to engage in life-long learning.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM STUDENT OUTCOMES: The associated program learning outcomes are:

*An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

*An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.

*An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

*An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.

*An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.

*An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.

*An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Undergraduate Curriculum


FIRST YEAR

First Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS105 GENERAL PHYSICS I 4 3 2 6.5
CHEM107 GENERAL CHEMISTRY 4 3 2 6.0
MATH119 CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY 5 4 2 7.5
CENG240 PROGRAMMING WITH PYTHON FOR ENGINEERS 3 2 2 4.0
ENG101 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES I 4 4 1 6.0
OHS101 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY-I 0 0 0 2.0
IS100 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS 0 0 2 1.0
Semester Total:33

Second Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS106 GENERAL PHYSICS II 4 3 2 6.5
MATH120 CALCULUS OF FUNCTIONS OF SEVERAL VARIABLES 5 4 2 7.5
MATH260 BASIC LINEAR ALGEBRA 3 3 0 5.0
BA100 CAREER PLANNING 0 1 0 2.0
EE101 INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING 2 1 2 3.0
ME105 COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING GRAPHICS 3 2 2 5.0
ENG102 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES II 4 4 1 6.0
Semester Total:35

SECOND YEAR

Third Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS213 GENERAL PHYSICS III 3 3 0 5.0
MATH219 INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 4 4 0 7.0
EE201 CIRCUIT THEORY I 4 4 0 6.0
EE213 ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS LABORATORY 2 0 4 3.0
ENG211 ACADEMIC ORAL PRESENTATION SKILLS 3 3 1 4.0
OHS301 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY - II 0 0 0 2.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2201 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2205 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION I 0 2 0 2.0
Semester Total:29

Fourth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
EE202 CIRCUIT THEORY II 4 4 0 6.0
EE212 SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES& MODELING 3 3 0 5.0
EE214 ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS LABORATORY 2 0 4 3.0
EE224 ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY 4 4 0 6.0
EE230 PROBABILITY AND RANDOM VARIABLES 3 3 0 5.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2202 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2206 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION II 0 2 0 2.0
            NONTECHNICAL ELECTIVE 6.0
Semester Total:33

THIRD YEAR

Fifth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
EE300 SUMMER PRACTICE I 0 0 0 5.0
EE301 SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS I 3 3 0 5.0
EE303 ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES 3 3 0 5.0
EE311 ANALOG ELECTRONICS 3 3 0 5.0
EE313 ANALOG ELECTRONICS LABORATORY 2 0 4 3.0
EE361 ELECTROMECHANICAL ENERGY CONVERSION I 4 3 2 7.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK105 TURKISH I 0 4 0 2.0
TURK201 ELEMENTARY TURKISH 0 2 0 2.0
TURK303 TURKISH I 0 2 0 2.0
            NONTECHNICAL ELECTIVE 6.0
Semester Total:38

Sixth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
EE302 FEEDBACK SYSTEMS 3 3 0 5.0
EE314 DIGITAL CIRCUITS LABORATORY 2 0 4 3.0
EE348 INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC DESIGN 3 3 0 5.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK106 TURKISH II 0 4 0 2.0
TURK202 INTERMEDIATE TURKISH 0 2 0 2.0
TURK304 TURKISH II 0 2 0 2.0
            RESTRICTED ELECTIVE 6.0
            RESTRICTED ELECTIVE 6.0
            NONTECHNICAL ELECTIVE 6.0
Semester Total:33

FOURTH YEAR

Seventh Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
EE400 SUMMER PRACTICE II 0 0 0 5.0
EE493 ENGINEERING DESIGN I 3 2 2 7.0
            FREE ELECTIVE 6.0
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE 6.0
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE 6.0
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE 6.0
Semester Total:36

Eighth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
EE494 ENGINEERING DESIGN II 3 2 2 7.0
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE 6.0
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE 6.0
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE 6.0
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE 6.0
Semester Total:31
Program Total:268

h/w = hours per week