Graduate Courses

Must Courses

Course Code and Title:CENG 590 - Graduate Seminar
Credits:0 0 0
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:Presentation and discussion of current issues and works by graduate students in their relevant fields.
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Course Code and Title:CENG 591 - Special Studies
Credits:0 4 0
ECTS:0
Course Description:This course is required for students who are enrolled in "Thesis" program.
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Course Code and Title:CENG 592 - Graduate Project
Credits:0 0 0
ECTS:15
Course Description:This course is required for students who are enrolled in "Non-Thesis" program.
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Course Code and Title:CENG 599 - Ms Thesis
Credits:0 0 0
ECTS:30
Course Description:Directed independent research on a specific topic approved by the student's adviser.
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System Courses

Course Code and Title:CENG 501 - Advanced Operating Systems
Credits:3 0 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:Advances in operating systems, Concurrent programming, Synchronization primitives and their applications, Network and distributed operating systems, Operating systems and mobile devices, Advances in file systems, Security issue, Assignment and projects.
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Course Code and Title:CENG 502 - Advanced Computer Networks and Communication
Credits:3 0 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:Motivation and Applications, TCP/IP Protocol Suit Issues, Wireless Transmission, Frequencies and Signals, Signal propagation, Medium Access Control, Wireless LANs and their protocols, Mobile ad-hoc networks, Project and assignments.
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Course Web Page:http://ceng502.cankaya.edu.tr/
Course Code and Title:CENG 506 - Microprocessors and Embedded Systems
Credits:3 0 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:Basic components of a Single-Board-Computer, Microprocessors and micro controllers, Microprocessor based systems, Machine coding, Assembly language programming and High-Level-Languages (HLL), Computer architecture and assembly language, Hardware-software design, From gates to registers, Review of digital electronics, Register model of memories, and input and output (I/O) ports; Basic I/O protocols, Interrupts.
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Course Code and Title:CENG 536 - Advanced Computer Aritmetic
Credits:3 0 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:Hardware realization of arithmetic functions, Theory, specification and design of hardware algorithms and circuits; Implementation of arithmetic operations, Architectural and algorithmic speedup techniques, Operations on Residue number systems (RNS), Digital Signal Processing.
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Course Code and Title:CENG 539 - Essentials of Network Routing and Switching
Credits:2 2 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:The course covers essential concepts in the computer networks such as, network operating systems, network protocols, addressing in the Internet, building small networks, and data center networking, load balancing and providing quality of service.
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Course Code and Title:CENG 540 - Advanced Routing and Switching
Credits:2 2 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:The course provides the students with the required capabilities to analyze and design switching and routing networks. The main topics covered in the course are: implementing Virtual Local Area Networks, troubleshooting switching networks connectivity, understanding OSPF and EIGRP-based routings, understanding security issues and Access Control Lists, learning network device management tools.
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Theory Courses

Course Code and Title:CENG 500 - Numerical Methods in Optimization
Credits:3 0 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:Optimization problems, Extreme of functions of n variables, Linear programming and the simplex method, Non-linear programming, Definition of optimization, Applications of optimization problems.
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Course Code and Title:CENG 505 - Parallel Computing
Credits:3 0 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:Parallel computers, Parallelism and data processing, Taxonomy of parallel architectures, Interconnection networks, Performance of parallel systems: speedup, efficiency, cost, granularity and sources of parallel overhead; Fundamental concepts: memory hierarchy, communication, locality, latency, synchronization, load balancing; Parallel programming models: data parallel, shared address space, message passing.
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Course Code and Title:CENG 511 - Advanced Algorithms
Credits:3 0 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:The Complexity Of Algorithms, Lower And Upper Bound Theory, Design Of The Divide-And-Conquer, The Greedy Approach, Dynamic Programming, Backtracking, Branch-And-Bound, NP-Complete And NP-Hard Problems, Deterministic And Non-Deterministic Polynomial Type Algorithms, Introduction To Cryptography Algorithms, Public Key Cryptosystems.
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Course Code and Title:CENG 520 - Information Security
Credits:3 0 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:Essentials of information security, Determination of IT-security risks, Specification of security objectives and security policy, Network packet capture and analysis, Protocol decoding, Security scanning and attacks, Techniques and tools in penetration testing, Security risks, Design and test IT-security procedures and mechanisms, Scan IP networks, Discover and monitor intrusions and vulnerability within a specific range of threats.
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Course Code and Title:CENG 566 - Coding Theory
Credits:2 2 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:Basics notions and combinatorial bounds of coding theory, Shannon coding theorem and noise models, Classical code constructions, Reed-Solomon decoding and applications, Expander codes and linear time error-correction, List decoding, Error-correction with optimal redundancy, Iterative decoding methods and belief propagation, Codes in computational complexity.
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Course Code and Title:CENG 571 - Distributed Computing
Credits:3 0 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:Introduction to parallel and distributed computing, Taxonomy of parallel and distributed computer systems, Networking and distributed operating systems, Tools for parallel and distributed computing, Parallel and distributed programming models, Message passing Interface (MPI), Security, Project and assignments.
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Software Engineering Courses

Course Code and Title:CENG 513 - Object Oriented Analysis and Design
Credits:2 2 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:Classical and modern methods, Comparative analysis of software development paradigms, Object orientation, Object oriented analysis and design of Coad-Yourdon and Rumbaugh, Applying OOD criteria, Introducing UML (Unified Modeling Language), Introducing Component base development and design Patterns.
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Course Code and Title:CENG 521 - Topics in Advanced Database
Credits:2 2 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:Principles, Facilities and applications of database management systems, Relational data model, Relational operators, Relational algebra, Relational calculus, Relational database design, Functional dependencies, Normal forms, Distributed databases, Distributed database design, Distributed query processing, Concurrence control Deductive databases, Syntax and semantics query processing, Object Oriented data model, Complex values, Additional operators, Practical query language.
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Course Code and Title:CENG 522 - Advanced Object - Oriented Programming
Credits:3 0 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:OObject-Oriented Programming and Procedural Programming, Classes and Abstract Data Types, Inheritance and Polymorphism, Interfaces and Components, Object-Oriented Programming and UML, Graphics and Event Handling.
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Course Code and Title:CENG 526 - Software Architecture
Credits:3 0 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:The need for software architecture, Construction versus development of software, Non-functional requirements and essentials of architecture, Modeling software architecture, Reviewing and analyzing software architecture, Tradeoff analysis, Architecture description languages, The role of agile methodologies in architecture, Pattern-oriented development, Interface-oriented development, Service-oriented architecture and Software product lines.
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Course Code and Title:CENG 557 - Software Quality Assurance and Testing
Credits:3 0 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:Process models, Software quality, Quality assurance, Quality metrics, Construction of SQA, SQA planning, Quality standards, CMM, IEEE,ISO(9001), Software testing techniques, Black box and white box testing, Test strategies, Unit test, Integration testing, and System testing.
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Course Code and Title:CENG 574 - Advanced Application Design for Mobile Devices
Credits:3 0 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:Design and development of real-world mobile applications for different mobile platforms (e.g. iOS, Android, Windows Phone), Android mobile applications, The course combines a conceptual overview, design issues, and practical development issues.
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Elective Courses

Course Code and Title:CENG 503 - Advanced Image Processing
Credits:3 0 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:Elements of digital image processing, Image model, Sampling and quantization, Image Transforms, Image Enhancement, Color Image Processing, Edge detection, Image Segmentation, Representation and Description, Morphological Image Processing.
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Course Code and Title:CENG 507 - Neural Computing
Credits:3 0 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:Fundamentals of neural Networks, Perception, Multilayer perceptions and backpropagation algorithms, Unsupervised learning and self organization maps, Neurodynamics (Hofleid Model), Radial basis function networks.
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Course Code and Title:CENG 508 - Artificial Intelligence
Credits:3 0 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:Exploring natural events, Goal reduction, Finding solution paths, Games, Logic, Advanced knowledge representation, Natural language of understanding, Matching, Applications.
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Course Code and Title:CENG 509 - Pattern Recognition
Credits:3 0 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:Machine perception, Parameter estimation, Learning, Linear discriminate functions, Clustering, scene analysis, Bayes decision theory, Non-parametric techniques, Applications of pattern recognition.
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Course Code and Title:CENG 512 - Computer Simulation
Credits:3 0 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:Fundamental concepts of computer simulation and its role in solving engineering problems, Simulation processes, Models and systems, Discrete and continuous simulation modelling, Decision making with simulation, and Animations.
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Course Code and Title:CENG 514 - Advanced Computer Graphics
Credits:3 0 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:Review of hardware and software used in graphic systems, Introduction to programming with OpenGL, Graphic primitives, 2D and 3D geometric transformations, Two dimensional viewing: viewing pipeline, clipping, and windowing; There dimensional viewing: viewing pipeline, viewing parameters, projections, viewing transformations, clipping; Visible surface detection, Introduction to illumination models and surface rendering, Introduction to ray tracing.
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Course Code and Title:CENG 517 - Cognitive Aspects of Natural Language Processing
Credits:3 0 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:A quick review of Prolog, DCG grammars and DCG parsers, Parsing Algorithms. Semantics and Logic, Computational aspects of linguistic theories, Human sentence processing, Interpretation, Information structure, Ambiguity resolution, Interactions in multi-component grammars.
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Course Code and Title:CENG 528 - Multimedia Security
Credits:3 0 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:Multimedia compression, Encryption, Steganography, Watermarking, Security attacks, Multimedia quality measurements, MATLAB applications.
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Course Code and Title:CENG 531 - Gamification
Credits:3 0 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:Definition of game elements, Theory of games and game-based economic models, Game-based incentives improvement, Self-determination theory and its practice of game-based software design constraints, The business process and framework for gamification, Final project development, Project iterations and feedbacks.
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Course Web Page:http://ceng531.cankaya.edu.tr/
Course Code and Title:CENG 534 - Multimedia and Internet
Credits:2 2 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:Architectures for Multimedia Systems, Digital Audio, Video Technology and Image Compression, Computer Graphics, Multimedia Information Systems, Multimedia Communication Systems, Structure of the Internet, Methods of Storing and Accessing Data on the Internet.
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Course Code and Title:CENG 545 - Graphics Processing Unit Computing
Credits:3 0 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:Awareness about Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) and GPU programming, CUDA for parallel computing on the GPU, Optimize time consuming computing problems on GPUs, Knowledge about parallel programming.
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Course Code and Title:CENG 555 - Information Retrieval
Credits:3 0 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:Theory and practice of searching and retrieval of text and bibliographic information, Automated indexing, Statistical and linguistic models, Text classification, Boolean and probabilistic approaches to indexing, Query formulation and output ranking, Information routing and filtering, Topic detection and tracking, Retrieval effectiveness, Miss/false-alarm. Techniques for enhancing retrieval effectiveness including relevance feedback, Query reformulation, Thesauri, and concept extraction.
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Course Code and Title:CENG 561 - Remote Sensing
Credits:2 2 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:Fundamentals of remote sensing, Describe application and techniques of remote sensing, Remote sensing data collection and processing, Characteristics of digital image data, Satellite sensors, Image processing and analysis, Apply remote sensing design concepts.
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Course Code and Title:CENG 567 - Data Mining
Credits:3 0 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:What is data mining?, Data mining strategies and techniques, Decision trees, Association rules, K-means algorithm and statistical models, Tools used for data mining, Knowledge discovery in databases, Evaluation methods, Advanced data mining techniques, Intelligent systems.
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Course Code and Title:CENG 568 - Knowledge Engineering
Credits:3 0 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:Overview of AI, Overview of knowledge-based systems, Knowledge acquisition methods, Knowledge representation techniques, Backward, forward and hybrid chaining in rule-based production systems; Conflict resolution, Treatment of uncertainty, Rule and decision-tree induction, Case studies.
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Course Code and Title:CENG 572 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Credits:3 0 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:Definition of the GIS, Components of a GIS, Maps and Their Influence on the GIS, Map Projection Systems, Spatial Data Models, Spatial Data Structures, Sources of Spatial Data, Spatial Database Models, Creation of a Spatial Database, GIS Database Applications, GIS Software and Hardware, Spatial Data Visualization, Symbolization of Spatial Data, Spatial Queries and Analysis, Spatial Programming.
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Course Code and Title:CENG 582 - Advanced Innovative Game Design
Credits:3 0 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:Foundations of game development, Game design process, The mechanics and dynamics of game atoms, Game theoretic analysis of non-digital (i.e. board/card) games, The interaction and balance mechanisms for games, Game design projects, Game development iterations and feedbacks.
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Course Web Page:http://ceng582.cankaya.edu.tr/
Course Code and Title:CENG 584 - Advanced 3D Game Programming
Credits:3 0 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:The basic principles of 3D game programming, Implementing and testing 3D game prototypes by using popular 3D game engines, The practice of controlling and balancing of video games, Advance game programming techniques, GUI design, and adding multimedia elements; Digital game prototyping, Iterations and feedbacks.
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Course Code and Title:CENG 595 - Selected Topics in Computer Engineering I
Credits:3 0 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:This course consists of lectures, seminars, and readings covering the latest advances and research in Computer Engineering such as simulation, communication, computer hardware and software.
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Course Web Page:http://ceng595.cankaya.edu.tr/
Course Code and Title:CENG 596 - Selected Topics in Computer Engineering II
Credits:3 0 3
ECTS:7.5
Course Description:This course consists of lectures, seminars, and readings covering the latest advances and research in Computer Engineering such as simulation, communication, computer hardware and software.
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