FAQs on Software Management MS Program

Question 1:

Can I submit my English Examination score report after application?

Answer 1:

No. You have to submit your English Examination score report in the course of application.

Question 2:

Can I replace the courses that I took in another program?

Answer 2:

Graduate students who have attended to a graduate program in METU or another university can apply to be exempted from the equivalent courses, which they have taken and passed in their previous programs. These students should write a petition addressing to their department and along with their official transcript, submit it to the Department Chair, during the first semester, in which they have been accepted to METU. Courses that are accepted for exemption by the Administrative Committee of the concerned Graduate School will be given “non-credit” status and will not be included in the computation of the CGPA. The graduate courses, that have been taken in METU as a special or regular student or in conditional program, are counted to CGPA and semester GPA if exempted.

Question 3:

Can I start the program in the Spring term?

Answer 3:

Yes. You can apply in both spring Term and Fall term.

Question 4:

Can I take courses online?

Answer 4:

Yes. You can take courses from the ION program.

Question 5:

What will be the content of the Term Project?

Answer 5:

The students are expected to prepare either a theoretical study and presentation or application program, report and presentation.

Question 6:

Who may apply?

Answer 6:

The program is interdisciplinary and students from all disciplines can apply.

Question 7:

What is the amount of tuition fee per credit?

Answer 7:

The amount of tuition fee per credit hour is determined at the beginning of every semester.

Question 8:

Can I take courses from SM program as a special student? Is it possible to replace courses that I took as a special student if and when I am accepted to the program?

Answer 8:

Yes. You can take courses as a special student and you can replace these courses when you are accepted.

Question 9:

Can I take elective courses from IS program?

Answer 9:

No, you can?t. You can only take courses from non-thesis programs.

Question 10:

I am an IS student. Can I take courses from SM program?

Answer 10:

Yes, you can. SM students have priority for SM courses; You should take the approval of the instructor of the course AND you should have taken the prerequisite courses for the course that you want to take. You can take the course if the course capacity is suitable after the add-drop date.

Question 11:

How many terms can I use to complete the program?

Answer 11:

You should complete the program in three terms, excluding the terms spent for the deficiency courses.

Question 12:

How do I have the advisor approval?

Answer 12:

After you have agreed on the courses with your advisor, if you can not come to the school, you could send your name and METU password to gmert@metu.edu.tr for approval. You should make sure to check the approval status and contact your advisor during his/her office hours.

Question 13:

Which courses should I take for the first semester?

Answer 13:

We suggest you to take core or software elective courses in your first semester after the deficiency courses. Please check the prerequisites of the courses.

Question 14:

Can I take courses in summer term?

Answer 14:

Although we try to offer courses in summer terms, we may not be able to open courses systematically; therefore it is suggested to plan as if courses will not be offered in summer terms.
Question 15:

How many courses should I take to satisfy the degree requirements?

Answer 15:

You should take at least ten three-credit courses (four core and six elective courses), a non-credit term project and a non-credit graduate seminar course. The program requirements must be fulfilled in at most five semesters (three semesters for regular program and two semesters for deficiency program; during the deficiency program, core/elective courses can be taken.)


Question 16:

How and when should I take the Term Project? 

Answer 16:

You should take Term Project at latest in your last term in order to get a degree in SM program. You should also take Graduate Seminar in the same term you take Term Project.