WHAT CAN I DO AFTER I GRADUATE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRIC AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING?
Department of Electric and Electronic Engineering
Electric-Electronic (EE) Engineering is one of the most important driving forces for the technological innovations that fundamentally shape our lifestyles and will continue to change our lives in the future. Major innovations include:
The physical and network infrastructures of Communication Systems such as the Internet and mobile phones which have become integral parts of our daily lives,
The computer and peripheral units, storage, and network components that make up the field of Informatics, which is the most determinant technology of this century, enabling the actualization of many complicated accounts and processes,
Consumer Electronics products which have become an indispensable part of our daily lives such as smart televisions, sound systems, mobile phones, tablets, game consoles and virtual reality,
Artificial Intelligence and Smart System applications which have gained momentum with innovations such as self-driving cars and which are expected to make breakthroughs in the future,
Medical Imaging and Treatment devices that contribute to the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases,
Electronic Warfare Systems which are one of the determining forces of armies today.
The majority of the products in the fields above are the results of teamwork by engineers with a wide range of expertise in the field of EE Engineering. Grounded in basic fields including applied physics, applied mathematics, and programming, areas of specialization may vary in terms of their content, working mode, output and working environment. While some EE engineers experiment in laboratories, others work on mathematical algorithm design as desk officers or deal with programing in computer environments. These areas of specialization have been enriched with increasing interdisciplinary studies. Some of these areas are: Signal-Image-Video Processing, Communications, Control Systems, Electromagnetics, Photonic Systems, Computer and Embedded Systems, Micro-electromechanical Systems, Integrated Circuit and Electronic System Design, and Machine Learning. In addition to these, EE engineers conduct successful studies on topics that are outside the traditional fields of study of EE engineering such as finance, data analysis, biology, neurology, and space research thanks to the skills they acquire in the fields of mathematics, physics, and programming infrastructure as well as problem solving skills in their education at the faculty.
THE DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRIC AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF AN ACADEMIC:
Prof. Dr. Hakan Ürey, Faculty Member in the Department of Electric and Electronic Engineering
At Koç University’s Optical Microsystems Research Laboratory, we’re working on projects in the fields of three-dimensional display systems, wearable screens, picot projectors, micro and nano sensors, biosensors, and brain stimulators. So far, we have completed over 20 research and development projects using EU funds, and support from TÜBİTAK (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) and various industries. We started our WEAR 3D project which won the Advanced Research Award presented by the European Research Council in 2013. The EUR 2.5 million support the EU research fund provided to the project has been the largest granted to Turkey so far. Based on our projects, 160 articles have been published in major international journals and conferences and 50 patent applications have been made. More than 20 of my undergraduate and graduate students contributed various innovations, and the patents for these innovations have been approved by five local and international research institutions. They have also contributed to the foundation of three new firms. Our graduates continue their work around the world. Our work in the field of patents and commercialization are unique in the world and I am proud of my students who made contributions.
THE DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRIC AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A GRADUATE:
Arda Gitmez, 2011 Graduate from the Department of Electric and Electronic Engineering
I started my graduate studies in Economics at Koç University after graduating from the Department of Electric and Electronic Engineering. After I completed my graduate study in 2013, I was accepted to the PhD program in the field of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and I am currently continuing my PhD studies. The most important thing I got from the Engineering Faculty was the ability to think multi-directionally. Thanks to the Core Program, I took courses from many disciplines including philosophy, sociology, psychology, and economics which gave me the opportunity to become a qualified engineer, but endowed me with a multidisciplinary approach. The analytical thinking and mathematical infrastructure I learned during the course of my engineering education in this program helped me greatly in the field of economics. Koç University is also fantastic for the social opportunities it provides to students. I took part in many student clubs from the Debate Club to KU Volunteers which gave me important experiences. My recommendation to newcomers to Koç University is that they should improve themselves both academically and socially.
WORKING AREAS FOR DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRIC AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING GRADUATES
The companies and industries above mentioned are the ones our Koç Üniversitesi Department of Electric and Electronic Engineering Graduates are currently working and has also the possibility to work
COMPANIES, CORPORATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS
The companies and industries above mentioned involves current and possible examples of Koç Üniversitesi Department of Electric and Electronic Engineering Graduates are currently working / continuing their education.
Possibilities are not limited within the list.