Department of Software Engineering
Software Engineering is an engineering discipline that shares common aspects with many other engineering fields. Fundamental courses such as physics, chemistry, and mathematics, which are considered essential in all engineering education, are also predominantly taught in Software Engineering.
Considering the above points, the curriculum of the Software Engineering Department to be established at our university will educate students to be capable of keeping up with technological advancements in the 21st century and producing new knowledge, providing them with a solid foundation in engineering principles and professional and personal qualities suitable for the software engineering profession.
The curriculum of the Software Engineering Department, to be opened at our university, is designed within the framework prepared by the working group established by the IEEE Computer Society and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), taking into account the evaluation criteria of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and Engineering Education Programs Evaluation and Accreditation Association (MÜDEK) accreditation programs. The programs for software engineering education both domestically and internationally are generally compliant with the sample curricula specified in SE2004. The main difference between these programs lies in the elective courses and the courses related to Computer Science, Information Systems, and Computer Engineering included in the curriculum, rather than the compulsory core courses.
The goal of the program is to educate graduates who can continuously improve themselves, solve Software Engineering problems using scientific methods, and contribute to the advancement of knowledge through scientific research.
Once the program begins its educational activities, it will train young, dynamic, and expert personnel in the field of Software Engineering. After the implementation of the program, the alignment of the obtained outcomes from the courses with the specified outcomes will be monitored and improved through periodic measurement and tracking activities. Additionally, necessary projects and activities will be determined to create the Department’s Strategic Plan, in line with the established objectives. Yearly action plans will be developed based on the strategic plan and put into practice. These yearly action plans will be periodically monitored and measured each year, and if needed, improvement plans will be prepared at the end of the year, making necessary revisions to the plan.
To measure the quality of the education provided, it is planned to conduct surveys involving graduates, which will cover subjects such as employment rates, average income levels, and other related topics. After the completion of the first five years of the program, an external evaluation will be conducted, and an accreditation application will be made to MÜDEK.