MBG4052 Plant Biology and GeneticsBahçeşehir 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
MBG4052 Plant Biology and Genetics Spring 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 : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi ELIZABETH HEMOND
Course Objectives: The objective of this course is to introduce the basic concepts in the areas of plant biology and plant genetics. Also, the latest improvements and important technologies used in plant biotechnology will be discussed.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1. Define how the system works in plants.
2. Discuss the structure, physiology and development of plants.
3. Recognize the importance of plant diversity.
4. Define plant genetics and breeding.
5. Define plant biotechnology.
6. Discuss the latest improvements in plant science.
7. Discuss the importance of plants for the world.

Course Content

An introductory course on plant sciences and genetics, including topics on plant structure, physiology and development as well as subjects related with plant genetics and biotechnology.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction
2) Plant structure and function I
3) Plant structure and function II
4) Plant physiology
5) Plant growth and development
6) Plant reproduction
7) Plant diversity
8) Overview
9) Plant genetics: Introduction
10) Special topics in plant genetics
11) Advances in plant genetics
12) Plant breeding and propagation
13) Plant biotechnology I
14) Plant biotechnology II


Course Notes / Textbooks: Course notes will be supplied
References: 1) Plant, genes and crop biotechnology, Chrispeels MJ and Sadava DE,2nd edition, 2003, Johns and Bartlett Publishers Inc., ISBN 0-7637-1586-7.
2) Introductory plant biology, Kingsley R Stern, James E Bidlack,
and Shelley H Jansky, 12th edition, 2011, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, ISBN: 0073040525.
3) Plant Biotechnology and genetics: Principles, techniques and applications, Stewart CN, 2008, Wiley and Sons. NJ.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 1 % 5
Presentation 1 % 20
Midterms 1 % 25
Final 1 % 50
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Study Hours Out of Class 14 8 112
Presentations / Seminar 1 2 2
Final 1 2 2
Total Workload 158

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.