Welcome from the Chair

Dear students,

You have very successfully completed an arduous selection process, and we are delighted to have you in our department. This is an important milestone in your life and there is a new 4 year period awaiting you. During this time, me, the other 54 faculty members and 48 research assistants at our department will do our best to equip you with the fundamental professional knowledge and capabilities in various fields of Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE). These fields include but are not limited to electronics, communications, circuits and system analysis, electromagnetic fields, signal processing, microwaves, embedded systems, antennas etc. I do not have a single doubt that you will also do your utmost to become individuals who can develop technology, individuals who are creative and responsible group workers and individuals who take science to be the fundamental principle.

I welcome you again, and I want to point out that I will be most happy to help you with all the problems related to your education and also to discuss any criticism or suggestions you have.

Kind regards,

ECE Department Chair


The aim of the undergraduate program of the Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) Department is to provide the students with a solid scientific and technical background, and research capabilities in the design, development, and manufacturing of electronic devices and systems.

Located in the Ayazaga Campus of the Istanbul Technical University (ITU), ECE Department admits students who are ranked in the top 0.7% of more than one million who take a nationwide examination for admittance to universities.

There are approximately 948 undergraduate, 394 Master, 121 PhD students currently enrolled in these programs of ECE Department. These programs aim to provide students with a solid background in areas of electronics and communication engineering as well as a general engineering formation. Currently at ITU students must complete their curriculum by taking 30% of the coursework in English. Those who fail a proficiency examination in English have to attend a language school for one year.

The curriculum is spread-out to 8 semesters (4 years) and a total of 3 months of practical training during the break periods have to be completed. In their junior and senior years students specialize in one of the areas on Circuit and Systems, Electromagnetic Fields and Microwave Techniques, Electronics, Communications by choosing among elective courses and completing a senior design project supervised by a faculty member.

The graduates of ECE Department at ITU have easy access to many job opportunities in the fields of electronics and telecommunications industry, fixed line operators, mobile operators, telecommunication equipment vendors, banking, computer manufacturing, software development, biomedical instrumentation, hardware designing and systems planning. They have occupied positions as important as President and Prime Minister of Turkey, Ministries of Turkey, Mayors of important cities, CEO of International and National Banks, Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey etc.

Working Areas

  • Electronic durable consumer goods manufacturers ( Beko, Vestel, Bosch, Siemens, Arcelik, Samsung, LG, ...)
  • Telecommunication equipment vendors ( Netas, Nokia, Ericsson, Huawei, HTC ...)
  • Micro-electronic design houses (Maxim, Hittite, Micro-ICs, ST, ...)
  • Fixed line and mobile telephone operators ( Turk Telekom, Turkcell, Vodafone, ...)
  • Internet service providers ( TTNET, Turkcell Superonline, ...)
  • Military electronics and communications companies ( ASELSAN, ...)
  • Defence industry companies ( HAVELSAN, ROKETSAN ...)
  • International IT companies ( HP, IBM, ...)
  • Data transmission operators ( COMSAT, ... )
  • Automotive industry ( Ford, TOFAS, Renault, Hyundai, Toyota, ...)
  • Research and development companies, education institutions ( TUBITAK, Institute of Technologies, Universities, ...)
  • Television and radio organizations
  • Bank or IT departments of large firms


Underdraduate Programs in Electronics and Communication Engineering Department

  • Electronics and Communication Engineering Program

Graduate Programs in ITU Graduate School of Science Engineering and Technology

  • Electronics Engineering MSc and PhD Programs
  • Telecommunication Engineering MSc and PhD Programs
  • Biomedical Engineering MSc Program

Research Areas

  • Analog and digital circuit design
  • Physics of semiconductor device manufacturing processes
  • Low-voltage analog integrated circuit design
  • Modelling Electronic systems and components
  • Current mode circuits
  • Active filters
  • Phase locked loop systems
  • Genetic Algorithms
  • Embedded system design
  • Advanced TV- video systems
  • Digital TV Systems
  • Chaos and applications
  • Cryptography systems
  • Artificial neural networks
  • Neural networks and medical applications
  • Laser and ultrasonic applications in medicine
  • Acquisition, processing of biological signals
  • Biomedical devices
  • Biomedical optics
  • Biomedical imaging
  • Piezoelectric devices
  • Microprocessor and microcontroller based system design
  • Information theory and coding
  • Wireless communication
  • Wireless communication networks
  • Mobile communication systems
  • Modulation and coding
  • Digital modulation techniques
  • Telecommunication channel detection and equalization
  • Channel and source coding
  • Data communications
  • Satellite communication
  • Analog, digital, active, passive filter design
  • Detection and estimation theory
  • Adaptive systems
  • Digital audio, video and image processing
  • Digital video processing and transmission
  • Audio processing techniques
  • Statistical pattern analysis, detection, classification,identification
  • Optimal filtering
  • Nonlinear systems
  • Video/audio compression techniques
  • Antennas and propagation system
  • Antenna design and applications
  • Design of microwave devices
  • Optical communication
  • Optical and magnetic data storage schemes
  • Electromagnetic theory
  • Electromagnetic scattering problems and imaging
  • EM analysis and modelling
  • Radar and remote sensing systems

İTÜ Tanıtım Videosu - 2014