Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
ENM4101 Cost Accounting for Engineers Spring 3 0 3 6
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Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi MEHMET EMİN YILDIZ
Recommended Optional Program Components: N/A
Course Objectives: ENM 4101 covers the concepts and theories of cost accounting. It starts with introducing the concept of cost, how cost is determined and how it is related to financial statements and capital budgeting process. Similarities and differences between manufacturing and merchandising are covered. The course presents different methods of cost accounting methods such as process costing, job costing, activity based costing. Throughout the course the cost volume profit and variance analysis accompany the subjects covered. The course concludes with pricing and relevant cost concepts in order to provide a link to the following Managerial Accounting course.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
After completing this course students will be able to:

I. . Introducing the fundamentals of cost accounting,
II. Explain the various tools used to evaluate, analyze and study the cost structure of a manufacturing and merchandising firm.
III. Explaining how various methods of cost accounting applies on a case base,
IV. Providing knowledge of variance analysis,
V. Providing knowledge of cost profit analysis
VI. Explaining how alternative approaches in cost accounting could generate differences in results

Course Content

1st Week An Introduction to Cost Terms and Purposes
2nd Week Cost–Volume–Profit Analysis
3rd Week Job Costing
4th Week Activity-Based Costing and Activity-Based Management
5th Week 1st Mid Term & Solving The Mid Term in class
6th Week Master Budget and Responsibility Accounting 
7th Week Flexible Budgets, Direct-Cost Variances, and Management Control
8th Week Flexible Budgets, Overhead Cost Variances, and Management Control
9th Week Flexible Budgets and Variances
10th Week 2nd Mid Term & Solving The Mid Term in class
11th Week Strategy, Balanced Scorecard, and Strategic Profitability Analysis
12th Week Pricing Decisions and Cost Management
13th Week Cost Allocation, Customer-Profitability Analysis, and Sales-Variance Analysis
14th Week Cost Allocation: Joint Products and Byproducts

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction of the concept of cost N/A
2) How to apply job order costing N/A
3) How to apply process costing N/A
4) Cost, volume, profit relationships are introduced N/A
5) Activity Based Costing will be introduced N/A
6) N/A N/A
7) Preparation of budgeting tables and interpretation of them N/A
8) Types of variances, calculation of variances and interpretation of them N/A
9) Types of variances, calculation of variances and interpretation of them N/A
10) N/A N/A
11) Relevant and irrelevant cost. How to distinguish between two. The problems that may arise if cost is misinterpreted N/A
12) Cost price relationship, capital invested and fixed profit margin N/A
13) How to decide which customer is more profitable. Customer specific cost allocation N/A
14) N/A Students are expected to review the material they wish to be review upon class


Course Notes / Textbooks: Horngren C.T., Datar S.M., Rajan M.V., Cost Accounting; A Managerial Emphasis, Pearson ed., 16th ed., 2018
References: N/A

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 1 % 8
Homework Assignments 10 % 20
Midterms 2 % 32
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 13 3 39
Study Hours Out of Class 3 18 54
Homework Assignments 10 4 40
Midterms 1 3 3
Final 1 3 3
Total Workload 139

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To be able to critically interpret and discuss the theories, the concepts, the traditions, and the developments in the history of thought which are fundamental for the field of new media, journalism and communication.
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6) To be able to grasp global and technological changes in the field of communication, and the relations due to with their effects on the local agents.
7) To be able to develop skills on gathering necessary data by using scientific methods, analyzing and circulating them in order to produce content.
8) To be able to develop acquired knowledge, skills and competence upon social aims by being legally and ethically responsible for a lifetime, and to be able to use them in order to provide social benefit.
9) To be able to operate collaborative projects with national/international colleagues in the field of new media, journalism and communication.
10) To be able to improve skills on creating works in various formats and which are qualified to be published on the prestigious national and international channels.