SEN1900 Introduction to Information TechnologiesBahçeşehir 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
SEN1900 Introduction to Information Technologies Spring 0 2 1 1
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: E-Learning
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi DİLEK KARAHOCA
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: This course focuses on learning of computer hardware, operating systems, basic web site design, and office applications. Basic information technologies and software trends are going to be given in detail. Practical use of network and communication applications are going to be tought. Web site designing concepts and HTML programming will be learned. Also, internet navigation tools and their configuration will be considered. Office tools, such as word processing, spreadsheets, mail tools etc. are going to be considered.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1. Define and describe digital devices, data representation and processing.
2. Define and describe basic components of a PC and network structure.
3. Define and describe basics of operating systems.
4. Define and describe internet applications, services and related technologies.
5. Define and describe operations on word processing such as margin settings, structural modifications, headers, footers, quick styles, themes, etc.
6. Define and describe operations on spread sheets such as using built-in functions, formatting, creating charts, basic macro programming, etc.
7. Define and describe operations on presentation suite such as creating and designing slide shows, using effects and animations, etc.
8. Define and describe essentials of HTML and design web pages.
9. Define and describe basics of database structure and simple SQL operations.
10. Define and describe digital graphics and video, analyze implementation details on web pages.

Course Content

The course content is composed of computers and digital basics, LANs and WLANs, operating systems and file management,
web and mail, word processing, spread sheets, presentation suite, fundamentals of designing web, databases, digital media
and web editing.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Computers and Digital Basics
2) Computer Hardware (LANs AND WLANs)
3) Computer Software (Operating Systems and File Management)
4) Internet (Web and Mail)
5) Word Processing (I)
6) Word Processing (II)
7) Spread Sheets (I)
8) Spread Sheets (II)
9) Spread Sheets (III)
10) Presentation Suite
11) Fundamentals of Designing Web
12) Databases
13) Digital Media
14) Web editing


Course Notes / Textbooks: Computer Concepts 2010 Parsons and Oja ISBN: 0-324-78084-0
Discovering Computers 2010 Shelly and Vermaat ISBN: 0-495-80681-1

Computer Concepts: Illustrated Brief, 8th Edition Parsons And Oja ISBN: 0538749547

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 14 % 10
Laboratory 8 % 10
Quizzes 8 % 20
Project 2 % 20
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 2 28
Project 1 4 4
Homework Assignments 2 1 2
Quizzes 4 1 4
Midterms 1 2 2
Final 1 8 8
Total Workload 48

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.