GEP0301 Innovative Career DevelopmentBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs CIVIL 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
GEP0301 Innovative Career Development Fall
3 0 3 4
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: GE-Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Assoc. Prof. HATİCE NECLA KELEŞ
Course Lecturer(s): Assoc. Prof. HATİCE NECLA KELEŞ
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: To support students to look at theirselves deeply before their graduation,
examine the concept of entrepreneurship and e-entrepreneurship, determine students’ enterpreneurship tendencies and designate SMART goals.
Examine the effects of digital transformation and Industry 4.0 on human resource practices, examine automated jobs and professions.
Inform students about “VisualCV” and “videorecruit” which are the favorite tools of digital human resources management.
Bring close together the students with both different sector employees and successful entrepreneurs to listen their experiencing about business life.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
- Designs alternative career ways that will suits his/her needs.
- Discovers his/her values, strong and developable attitudes.
- Express and comments topic of arguments.
- Listens and observes the others ( Student, guest speakers and instructor)
- Collaborates and becomes partners with his/her friends on sector researchs ,
job applications etc.
- Develops office skills (establishing effective relation, networking etc.) that are
required in business life.

Course Content

With the effect of digital transformation and Industry 4.0 to human resource practices, career-oriented personal development and communication methods are taught by examine the automated jobs and professions.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) From back to future examine the concepts career, job and profession. Course notes
2) Personal career planning process Course notes
3) Definition SMART Goal Course notes
4) Personal SWOT Analysis Course notes
5) Effects of digital transformation and Industry 4.0 to human resource practices Course notes
6) Business life in the future; automated jobs and professions
7) Writing CV and/or VisualCV, examine samples from diferent professions Course notes
8) Videorecruit and practice Course notes
9) Online recruitment, national and global samples Course notes
11) Entrepreneurship and E-Entrepreneurship, national and global samples. Course notes
12) Entrepreneurship tendency and vocational typologies. Course notes
13) Managers views about digital transformation and Industry 4.0 effects on career management and presentations Course notes
14) Managers views about digital transformation and Industry 4.0 effects on career management and presentations Course notes


Course Notes / Textbooks: Richard Bolles, What Color is Your Parachute? 2017: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers.

Emily Anderson, Job Hunting: The Insider's Guide to Job Hunting and Career Change: Learn How to Beat the Job Market, Write the Perfect Resume and Smash it at Interviews, 2017,
References: MÜSİAD (2010). Girişimcinin Yol Haritası, İstanbul: MÜSİAD Yayını.

Drucker, Peter F. (2002). The Discipline of Innovation, Harvard Business Review.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Presentation 1 % 20
Midterms 1 % 30
Final 1 % 50
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Presentations / Seminar 1 15 15
Midterms 1 15 15
Final 1 20 20
Total Workload 92

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) Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and civil engineering; the ability to use theoretical and practical knowledge in these areas in complex engineering problems.
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.
3) Ability to design a complex system, process, structural and/or structural members to meet specific requirements under realistic constraints and conditions; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4) Ability to develop, select and use modern techniques and tools necessary for the analysis and solution of complex problems encountered in civil engineering applications; ability to use civil engineering technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design, conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for the study of complex engineering problems or civil engineering research topics.
6) Ability to work effectively within and multi-disciplinary teams; individual study skills.
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing.
8) Awareness of the necessity of lifelong learning; ability to access information to follow developments in civil engineering technology.
9) To act in accordance with ethical principles, professional and ethical responsibility; having awareness of the importance of employee workplace health and safety.
10) Information about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
11) Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of civil engineering solutions.