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EC 309 Economics for Engineers
Type of Course: Lecture
Year: 3
Semester: Fall
Credits: 3 (3+0+0)
ECTS: 6
Instructor: Dr. Cengiz Ceylan

Objective:

The aim of the course is to give engineering students the conceptual basis and the necessary
analytical tool for understanding contemporary economics. It assumes no previous knowledge of economics
and is suitable for non-specialists who wish for a single course covering the basic analytical framework. At the
conclusion of this course students will comprehend the concepts and other tools that economists use to address economic issues and will be able to practically apply concepts and tools to analyse different economic situations.

Contents:

Basic scope and nature of economics; unemployment, growth, and the future, the circular flow model, microeconomic theory; demand and supply, consumer behavior, demand and supply: elasticities and applications, theory of the firm, market structures, input markets, macroeconomics theory; equilibrium in the goods and money markets, unemployment inflation and balance of payments.

Recommended readings:

  • McConnel, R. Campbell and Stanley L. Brue, Economics, 15th Ed., McGraw Hill /Irwin.
  • Begg D., R. Dornbush, and Stanley Fisher, Economics, 7th Ed., McGraw Hill /Irwin.

Teaching Methods:

  • Classroom Discussion: Discussion will be based on problems designed to strengthen students understanding of analytical methods.
  • Term Project: Teams of students will prepare a written work on a specific, economic topic related to the economic practices about any country (especially Turkish economy).

Assessment Tools: Midterm exam, term project, final exam.

Instruction Language: English.

GE 103 Engineering Guide and Ethics
Type of Course: Lecture
Year: 1
Semester: Fall
Credits: 3 (3+0+0)
ECTS: 6
Instructor: Asst. Prof. Arif Selçuk Öğrenci


Objective:

To give the student an understanding of the engineering profession and the main engineering problems with their social context and to make them collaborate in small groups to analyze a case and identify the problem, to synthesize a solution, to formulate arguments for a debate and to develop communication skills. Developing skills in moral reasoning, having an understanding of ethical implications of the engineering profession.

Contents:

The engineering profession; engineering questions; modeling processes and experimentation; electronics/computer/industrial engineering; necessary skills for engineers: teamwork, communication, writing, presentation; professionalism: client-employee relations; ethical reasoning and problem solving; moral responsibility and whistle-blowing; computer ethics; codes of ethics; case studies.

Recommended Reading:

  • J. L. Adams (1999). Bir Mühendisin Dünyası, TÜBİTAK Yayınları, Ankara.
  • Articles from http://www.ee.ed.ac.uk/~gerard/Management/ about engineering skills.
  • C. B. Fleddermann (1999). Engineering Ethics, Prentice Hall.
  • Articles from www.onlinethics.org

Teaching Methods:

  • Computer Usage: The students are required to prepare the take-home midterm as a formal report using a word processor. The final project has to be accompanied by a formal report, a presentation and a web page which have to be prepared using the appropriate applications software.
  • Projects/Teamwork: For the term project, students will work in groups of three (3) students where each group has to analyse a case where engineering ethics plays an essential role. The group is expected to carry out research in the internet and present the case to the class in a formal manner.
  • Class Discussion: Several class exercises require the students to work in a group for discussion and debate.

Assessment Tools: Attendance, class exercises, one midterm, term project, final exam

Instruction Language: English

GE-106 Programming Techniques and Languages
Type of Course: Lecture
Year: 1
Semester: Spring
Credits: 3 (3+0+0)
ECTS: 6
Instructor: Dr. Habib Şenol


Objective:

Problem solving, algorithm design and analysis, program implementation of problem definitions and software specifications, basic software debugging.

Contents:

Basic computer systems, problem solving, formalization of a solution, pseudocode, flowchart, C++ programming language, input and output operations, variables, declaration of variables, arithmetic and data types, conditional statements; increment and decrement operators; advanced assignment operators, bitwise operators, loops.

Recommended Reading:

  • H.M. Deitel and P.J. Deitel (1994). C++ How to Program, Prentice-Hall.

Teaching Methods:

  • Computer Usage: The students will use C++ programming language.

Assessment Tools: Homeworks, two midterm exams, final exam

Instruction Language: English

 

GE-400 Engineering Design Project
Type of Course: Lecture
Year: 4
Semester: Spring
Credits: 3 (0+6+0)
ECTS: 8
Instructor: Staff


Objective:

The objective is to enable the transform of the student's prior knowledge into the solution of a specific, realistic design problem in a team-work environment. The students will be able to prepare project proposal, progress reports, and final report. Furthermore, they will be able to solve the proposed problem using a hardware implementation and/or software development.

Contents:

The students will conduct a design project together with a team of other students under the supervision of a faculty member. Students will meet weekly with their project supervisor. Two written progress reports and a final report are required of each team. At the end of the semester, each team will conduct an oral presentation to the evaluation committee.

Recommended Reading:

Teaching Methods:

  • Computer Usage: The students will apply their computer skills in various phases of the project.
  • Projects/Teamwork: Students will work in a team according to project management methodology.

Assessment Tools: Progress reports, final report, presentation/demonstration

Instruction Language: English

 

GE-401 Engineering Problem Solving and Project Management
Type of Course: Lecture
Year: 4
Semester: Fall
Credits: 3 (3+0+0)
ECTS: 6
Instructor: Prof. Yılmaz Taptık

 

Objective:

Project management leadership is today's #1 business skill. Talented, knowledgeable project managers command the best assignments and compensation: They are the future leaders of business. But expert project managers are not born that way: They have learned specific, proven techniques and strategies for achieving outstanding results. Whether you are managing your first project or you are an experienced project manager facing though, new challenges, project management offers expert solutions.

Contents:

Fundamentals of project management including planinng, reporting team building and team leadership; project lifecycle: Planning, analysis, design, construction, testing, rollout. Practical ways to respond incessant changes in market conditions, resources requirements and schedules; contemporary rapid software development methodologies and techniques, challenges of IT and knowledge management projects; Internet and intrane-based project management tools and resources.

Recommended Reading:

  • R.G. Ghattas and S. McKee, Practical Project Management.
  • A. Shtub and J. Bard, Project Management: Engineering, Technology and Implementation.
  • D.J. Stadtmiller, Electronics: Project Management and Design.

Teaching Methods:

  • Computer Usage: The students will develop their computer skills in term projects.
  • Projects/Teamwork: For the term project, students will work in groups to accomplish a project management study in a company.

Assessment Tools: Quizzes, midterm exam, term project, final exam

Instruction Language: English

 

TD-111/211/311 Turkish Language-I
Catalog data: Basic conceps of linguistics; analizing morphologic, phonetic, phonologic and semantic properties of Turkish language; also studying with main genres of literature and reading and interpreting basic writers in Turkish literature.
Credits: 2 (2+0+0)
ECTS: 2
Instructor: Esra Dicle

Objectives:

This course aims at providing right and clear usage of Turkish, meeting students with main works of Turkish literature, improving critical, creative and developed thinking, and also educate individuals who realize the very importance of native language. They will be learn about historical, social and cultural process of their own language, meet with main works of Turkish literature. Also students will be able to organize and express their critical thinking more adequately and will gain the ability to communicate effectiveliy in their private, business and social lives.


Textbook: Türk Dili Ders Notları 1, Boğaziçi University Press, (İstanbul: 1997).

Recommended readings:

  • Memduh Şevket Esendal, Mendil Altında, Bilgi Yayınları, Ankara: 2006.
  • İhsan Oktay Anar, Puslu Kıtalar Atlası, İletişim Yayınları, İstanbul: 1995.

Content:

  • Definition of language as a system of communication and studying basic conceps of linguistics such as dialect, accent, native language etc.(2 hours)
  • Languages classified according to their forms and sources, main language families and all properties of Ural - Altay family. (2 hours)
  • Main Turkish dialects and some alphabets used by Turks in past. (2 hours)
  • Basic rules of spelling and punctuation. (2 hours)
  • Definition of phonetic, and exercises on phonetic properties of Turkish. (2 hours)
  • Definition of morphology, and exercises on morphologic properties of Turkish. (2 hours)
  • Debate on story and article in class. (2 hours)
  • Midterm (2 hours)
  • Definition of sentaks and analizing sentense structure of Turkish. (2 hours)
  • Definition of semantic and exercises on semantic properties of Turkish. (2 hours)
  • Definition os idiom and proverb, studying on Turkish idioms and proverbs. (2 hours)
  • Debate on poetry and novel books in class. (2 hours)
  • Rules of writing a CV and a petition. (2 hours)

Teaching Methods:

This course aims firstly atdeveloping written and oral expression of studens. Accordingly, students are supposed to write essays and articles on both Turkish Literature and popular or proffesional matters. They also express and argue their point of view in symposiums orginazed in class. Students makes critical presentations about optional subjects and debate them.

Instruction Language: Turkish

TD-112/212/312 Turkish Language-II
Catalog data: Basic conceps of linguistics; analizing morphologic, phonetic, phonologic and semantic properties of Turkish language; also studying with main genres of literature and reading and interpreting basic writers in Turkish literature.
Credits: 2 (2+0+0)
ECTS: 2
Instructor: Esra Dicle

Course Objectives:

This course aims at providing right and clear usage of Turkish, meeting students with main works of Turkish literature, improving critical, creative and developed thinking, and also educate individuals who realize the very importance of native language. They will be learn about historical, social and cultural process of their own language, meet with main works of Turkish literature. Also students will be able to organize and express their critical thinking more adequately and will gain the ability to communicate effectiveliy in their private, business and social lives.

Textbook: Türk Dili Ders Notları 2, Boğaziçi University Press, (İstanbul:2003).

Recommended readings:

  • Definition of communication, society and communication, news and newspapers (2 hours).
  • İnformativ (such as article, essay, review, diary) and creativ texts (such as novel, story, theatre)  (2 hours).
  • Characteristics of informative texts (subject, basic idea, basic opinion, point of view) (2 hours).
  • Structure and order of a paragraph, establishing connections inside and between paragraphs (2 hours).
  • Forms of expression (explanatory, descriptive, argumentative, narrative) (2 hours).
  • Discussion of Köşebaşı in class (2 hours).
  • Midterm exam (2 hours).
  • Eras of Turkish literature (2 hours).
  • Tanzimat Literature (2 hours).
  • Turkish Literature after 1970's (2 hours).
  • To summarize and evaluate a written text (2 hours).
  • Process of preparing a thesis or research report, evaluating sources, collecting data, rules of footnote and bibliography (2 hours).
  • Forms of oral expression (2 hours).
  • Discussion of Keşanlı Ali Destanı in class ( 2 hours).

Teaching Methods: This course aims firstly atdeveloping written and oral expression of studens. Accordingly, students are supposed to write essays and articles on both Turkish Literature and popular or proffesional matters. They also express and argue their point of view in symposiums orginazed in class. Students makes critical presentations about optional subjects and debate them.

Instruction Language: Turkish