ENM4107 Positive Psychology and Career ManagementBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs ENERGY SYSTEMS ENGINEERINGGeneral Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
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
ENM4107 Positive Psychology and Career Management Fall 3 0 3 6
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

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 :
Recommended Optional Program Components: Yok
Course Objectives: The course is divided to different parts. For the first part main aim is to explain effects of positive psychology and positive organizational behavior on work life. At second part it is aimed to explain and discuss effects of individual and organizational career management on future decisions.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
Students who completed this course completely will be able to
I- Learn general concepts about positive psychology
II- Realize importance of happiness and subjective well-being on life satisfaction
III- Learn the concept of psychological capital
IV- Realize the importance of work-life balance for job performance
V- Learn general concepts about career management
VI- List activities that are organized by organizations related to career management
VII- Realize the importance of personal features on career management
VIII- Write their CV
IX- Learn how to behave at job interviews

Course Content

In this course, concepts related to career management and positive psychology will be explained. During positive psychology part basic concepts of positive psychology, the concept of happiness, work-life balance and positive organizational behavior will be discussed. In the part of career management; individual and organizational career management, skills and values, CV writing and, job interviews will be explained.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction Positive Psychology Textbooks and presntations
1) Business life and career management Textbooks and presentations
2) The meaning of happiness and subjective well-being Textbooks and presentations
3) Positive emotions, self regulation and control Textbooks and presentations
4) Positive Organizational Behavior Textbooks and presentations
5) Work-life balance- SWOT Analysis Textbooks and presentations
6) Job attitudes and effect of positive psychology on work performance Textbooks and presentations
7) Review and Midterm Textbooks and presentations
8) Introduction to career management Textbooks and presentations
9) Career Management in organizations Textbooks and presentations
10) Individual Career Management Textbooks and presentations
11) Realizing your values and skills Textbooks and presentations
13) CV Writing and Job interviews Textbooks and presentations
14) General Review and Relationship between career management and positive psychology N/A


Course Notes / Textbooks: 1. Positive Psychology (2009), by Steve Baumgardner, Marie K. Crothers,
2. What color is your parachute? (2018), by Richard N. Bolles, Ten Speed Press
References: Managing Careers: theory and practice (2004), by Yehuda Baruch, Prentice Hall.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Quizzes 7 % 35
Homework Assignments 5 % 25
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 14 42
Study Hours Out of Class 14 70
Homework Assignments 11 33
Quizzes 7 7
Final 1 3
Total Workload 155

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) Build up a body of knowledge in mathematics, science and Energy Systems Engineering subjects; use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve complex engineering problems.
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex Energy Systems Engineering problems; select and apply proper modeling and analysis methods for this purpose.
3) Ability to design complex Energy systems, processes, devices or products under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4) Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for solving complex problems in Energy Systems Engineering practice; employ information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design and conduct numerical or pysical experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for investigating the complex problems specific to Energy Systems Engineering.
6) Ability to cooperate efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; and show self-reliance when working on Energy Systems-related problems
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing. Write and understand reports, prepare design and production reports, deliver effective presentations, give and receive clear and understandable instructions.
8) Recognize the need for life-long learning; show ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continuously educate oneself.
9) Develop an awareness of professional and ethical responsibility, and behave accordingly. Be informed about the standards used in Energy Systems Engineering applications.
10) Learn about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; develop an awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
11) Acquire knowledge about the effects of practices of Energys Systems Engineering on health, environment, security in universal and social scope, and the contemporary problems of Energys Systems engineering; is aware of the legal consequences of Energys Systems engineering solutions.