SEN1011 Introduction to Programming (Python)Bahçeşehir 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
SEN1011 Introduction to Programming (Python) Fall 2 2 3 6

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Must Course
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi AYLA GÜLCÜ
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: This course provides an introduction to programming language with Python language. Students will be able to acquire basic programming skills using Python language and develop applications to solve engineering problems in an integrated development environment (IDE).

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1. Defines the basic concepts in Python programming languages.
2. In order to solve a specific software problem, develops, tests and runs programs.
3. Defines the basic data types.
4. Defines arithmetic, logical expressions, type conversations, assignment expressions, selection and iteration controls.
5. Demonstrates the ability to create and use functions.
6. Demonstrates the ability to use logical control expressions.
7. Defines the data sets.
8. Demonstrates the ability to use libraries prepared for Python when developing applications.

Course Content

Introduction to programming, data types, control statements, single and mutli dimensional lists, String statements, files and exception handling

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Orientation Course schedule and expectations
2) Introduction to computers and programming Chapter 1
3) Data types and expressions Chapter 1 & 2
4) Decision Structures Chapter 3
5) Loops Chapter 4
6) Functions
7) Functions
8) Midterm
9) Lists
10) String Operations
11) File operations
12) File Operations and Exception Handling
13) Case study I – Shopping Cart
14) Case study II – Gas Prices


Course Notes / Textbooks: Tony GADDIS, Starting Out With Python, Pearson, ISBN: 978-0134444321
References: Yok - None

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 8 % 0
Laboratory 2 % 30
Midterms 1 % 30
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 2 28
Laboratory 14 2 28
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Midterms 1 20 20
Final 1 40 40
Total Workload 144

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. 3
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. 3
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. 3
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. 4
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. 2
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.