Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering was first established in 1980 and then became a part of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of Anadolu University in1982. However, when this faculty became a part of the newly established Osmangazi University in August 1993, a new Faculty of Engineering and Architecture and, as a part of this new faculty, a new Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering was established at Anadolu University.
Presently there are 6 professors, 3 associate professors, and 6 assistant professors, adding up to thirteen full-time faculty members accompanied by 13 associates working with the department. Furthermore, some faculty members from other departments in our university and from other universities also work as adjunct faculty members in our department.
The undergraduate program (leading to the B.S. degree) in our department has started in the 1997-1998 academic year. Currently there are about 380 undergraduates studying in the department including the 62 students in the English prepatory classes. The language of the instruction in the undergraduate program is English. Graduate education (leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees) with specializations in systems and control theory, digital systems, power electronics, and signal and image processing and recognition, computer networks and architecture is being offered since the 1994-95 academic year. Currently, there are over 30 graduate students studying in the department. A number of research projects, funded by various organizations such as the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey and the State Planning Organization of Turkey and by the University Research Fund are being conducted or has recently been completed in the department. In our department which is housed in three blocks, totaling 5567 m2 closed surface area, there are nine laboratories, from Electrical Circuits and Measurements laboratory to Advanced Control Systems and Robotics laboratory, which are fully equipped and are being used for education and research.
Each academic staff member of the department has a personal computer for his/her own exclusive use provided by the university. A computer laboratory equipped with 30 personal computers, which are connected to the Internet, is open to our students. In addition, in the other laboratories of our department there are many personal computers for the use of the department staff and students. Academic staff and students of the department may also use the computer facilities of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture and of the Anadolu University Computing Center.
The department offers Bachelor of Science (BS), Master of Science (MS) and Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) programs . The degrees from postgraduate programs are awarded by the Graduate School of Sciences. For M.S. and Ph.D. programs, the university and department announce their requirements for selecting students. Certain exams may be applied to the applicants before they can be placed to M.S. and Ph.D. programs.
B.S. (Bachelor of Science)
For B.S. (Bachelor of Science), students are selected by National University Entrance Examination (Student Placement Exam, OSS). About 62 students are admitted each year. Normal duration is 4 years excluding the English preparatory school. Students must take and pass all necessary courses and reach a minimum GPA (Grade Point Average) of 2.00 before graduation.
The official language of instruction is English. Students who fail to pass an English language level determination test must attend a one-year English preparatory school and pass it before proceeding with the department courses. Besides regular lectures during fall and spring semesters that should lead to a minimum of 240 ECTS credits, all B.S. students are required to perform summer practice as a part of graduation requirements. They must complete a summer practice of at least 40 working days. A report prepared at the end of summer practice should reflect both the practical experience and the knowledge gained in the practice taken during the engineering education.
M.S. - with thesis (Master of Science - with thesis)
Attendents of this program are required to take 7 courses and 1 seminar. After that, they are required to prepare and orally defend a thesis based on their research. The students normally need 2 years to complete the program. The program is intended to praise students that are more academically and research oriented.
M.S.- without thesis (Master of Science - without thesis)
Students that attend this program need to take 10 courses and 1 project. The program takes approximately 1.5 - 2 years to complete. This program is intended more for students who want to specialize in industrial topics or to improve their knowledge about more advanced topics.
Ph.D. (Doctorate of Philosophy)
The Doctorate degree requires course work and thesis research. The students will conduct original research and prepare a thesis, then make an oral defense of their completed research. Students require about four years beyond the Master's degree to complete a Ph.D. program.