MS Computer Engineering

Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus
Cyprus (North), Kalkanlı
Postgraduate Programmes TRNC, Kalkanlı, Mersin 10
Study location
TRNC, Kalkanlı
Postgraduate, full-time
Nominal duration
2 years
Study language
Course code

Tuition fee

$4,200.00 per year

 *Teaching and Research Assistantship positions are available.

Entry qualification

Undergraduate diploma (or higher)

  • CGPA – minimum 2,50 out of 4.00
  • GRE recommended for international students
  • ALES SAY: minimum of 60 or GRE equivalent – Required for Turkish and TRNC citizens.

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The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Turkish.

Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.

Language requirements


All applicants must comply with our English language requirements. Following exams and scores are accepted as proof of proficiency:
IELTS Academic: 6.5 and above
TOEFL IBT or Online TOEFL IBT Special Home Edition: 79 and above
METU English proficiency Exam: 65 and above

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Other requirements

At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.

The references must be academic references.

A motivation letter must be added to your application.


Information systems are seen to play a vital role in our daily lives — they improve the quality of human life significantly. In order to research, design and develop information systems, there is no question that we need experts in computing with new ideas, a better understanding of the world, with research and development skills. METU NCC MS program is designed to educate highly skilled computer engineers and scientists with both research and technical background. Research skills will better help them understand the world and act accordingly and their education will help them better apply their knowledge and skills in solving real-world computing problems.

The mission of the Master of Computer Engineering program at METU NCC is to educate future computer scientists and engineers by enhancing the knowledge of computing with research, theory and practice and by advancing the community and society with technological advances in computer science and engineering.

Programme structure

The CNG MS program focuses on educating advance computer science and engineering topics as well as graduating students that are excellent in research. The department has strong research groups with strong international and national collaborations. These collaborations are the key driving force of the research in the program. The department also has strong ties and very close collaborations with industry. The Department’s current research strengths are in Distributed Systems and Networking, Performance Modelling, Parallel Algorithms/Systems, Human/Computer Interaction, Software Engineering, Service-Oriented Computing, Modelling and Simulation, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, and Web-centric Computing.

The CNG MS program consists of 7 technical elective courses, two seminar courses — one in research topic and the other one of research methods and ethics, and thesis research, which must add up to at least 21 credits. One of the elective courses has to be from systems area and one has to be from theory area. Six elective courses are planned to be completed in the first year. Although it is highly recommended to select a Thesis advisor, and form a Thesis committee with his/her guidance by the end of the first semester, it is conceivable this process extends into the second semester. The elective courses can either be taken during the first semester or the second as long as the prerequisite requirement of the intended course is satisfied. The seminar course involves seminars given by instructors and students. The program typically lasts two years for full-time students.

Career opportunities

Information technologies play a vital role in everyday life and in many sectors including communication, education, banking, health, defence, and the production industry. Therefore, graduates from METU NCC CNG MSc Program will have very good career prospects both at home and abroad in various private and public sector organizations. More specifically, our graduates will be eligible for jobs in computer centres of the large banks and multinational companies and, of course, in information technology (IT) companies. Our graduates will also have the opportunity of postgraduate study leading to PhD in or outside of Turkey.

Application period has ended
Studies commence
Feb 19, 2024

Application deadline
14 Jul 2024 23:59:00
Cyprus time
Studies commence
Sep 30, 2024