DES3921 History of Design and Technology IBahçeşehir 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
DES3921 History of Design and Technology I Spring 2 0 2 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: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Assoc. Prof. MEHMET ASATEKİN
Course Lecturer(s): Assoc. Prof. MEHMET ASATEKİN
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: The course aims to provide the student with information that will make him/her equipped on the development of basic technologies and visual arts on chronological basis.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
- define the development processes of basic technologies,
- define the development processes of visual arts,
- dicuss the outcomes of artistic movements and works,
- discuss the interrelationships between technology-production-crafts-arts,
- analyze the effects of industrial revolution on arts and crafts.

Course Content

This first part of the two-semester course dicusses, as the forerunning references of industrial design, the development of basic technologies from prehistoric times to the industrial revolution. It also shows the process of evolution in visual arts during the same period. It gives information on how these two development/evolution processes interacted with the industrial revolution and prepared the grounds for a new discipline as industrial design.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Continuity between technology-art-design. Basic definitions of technology and arts.
2) Primitive technologies.
3) From primitive technologies to medieval times.
4) Medieval technologies.
5) Beginnings of visual arts. Primitive, Egyptian, Greek, Roman arts.
6) Medieval arts.
7) Gothic arts.
8) Visual elaboration on medieval living and arts.
9) Renaissance arts.
10) Renaisance arts.
11) Visual elaboration on renaissance living and painting.
12) Industrial Revolution and new technologies.
13) Industrial revolution and new technologies.
14) Symbolizm in painting and the emergence of the artist as an individual.


Course Notes / Textbooks: non
References: non

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 12 % 5
Homework Assignments 1 % 15
Midterms 2 % 40
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 14 28
Study Hours Out of Class 14 56
Midterms 1 2
Paper Submission 1 4
Final 1 2
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) 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.