SEN4531 Unix ProgrammingBahçeşehir 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
SEN4531 Unix Programming 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 : Prof. Dr. MEHMET ALPER TUNGA
Recommended Optional Program Components: None.
Course Objectives: The students will have the ability of developing BASH scripts for systems programming in UNIX and UNIX based operating systems with the help of various tools such as grep, awk and sed. The course also provides the students with the other UNIX programming utilities such as socket programming, writing manuals and creating packages.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1. Define of basic concepts and categories of operating systems and UNIX
2. Use basic commands of Unix
3. Describe the concept of grep, awk and sed
4. Describe the Unix and shell environment and fundamentals of shell programming in Unix
5. Define the basic structures such as loops, control structures of BASH and developing system programming scripts through BASH
6. Prepare makefiles in Unix environment
7. Describe the fundamentals of Gnome programming
8. Create RPM packages
9. Prepare manual pages
10. Define the fundamentals of socket programming

Course Content

The course content is composed of unix commands, the grep family, introducing awk, introducing sed,
environment and shell variables, shell (bash) programming, writing makefile, gnome programming, creating rpm packages, writing manual pages, sockets.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction
2) Unix Commands
3) The grep Family
4) Introducing awk
5) Introducing sed
6) Environment and Shell Variables
7) Shell (BASH) Programming
8) Shell (BASH) Programming
9) Shell (BASH) Programming
10) Writing Makefile
11) Gnome Programming
12) Creating RPM Packages
13) Writing Manual Pages
14) Sockets


Course Notes / Textbooks: Neil Matthew and Richard Stones, Beginning Linux Programming, Wiley, 2008, ISBN 13: 978-0-470-14762-7

David Tansley, Linux & Unix Shell Programming, Addison-Wesley, 2000, ISBN 10: 0-201-67472-6
References: Yok - None.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Quizzes 5 % 20
Homework Assignments 2 % 10
Midterms 1 % 30
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Study Hours Out of Class 3 5 15
Homework Assignments 1 8 8
Quizzes 5 3 15
Midterms 1 17 17
Final 1 18 18
Total Workload 115

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.