Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Information Technologies

Code Name Level Year Semester
CEN 101 Computer Engineering Orientation Undergraduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 5 2 204 English1

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Zeynep Orhan, Assist. Prof. Dr. Zeynep Orhan Zeynep Orhan, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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Providing counselling about the department and computer engineering profession.Hardware and software components of a computer system. Basic computer usage: Basics of operating systems, file operations, internet and office applications.

The objective of this course is to provide the necessary information about computer engineering and the computer engineering profession. This includes hardware and software components of a computer system, basic computer usage, basics of operating systems, file operations, internet and office applications.

  1. Introduction to Computers, Teams Start
  2. Meeting with the department
  3. Oportunties, Operating Systems: Software in the Background
  4. Hardware: What Goes On Inside the Computer, Input and Output: The User Connection
  5. Meeting with graduates and experts
  6. History of computers
  7. Storage and Multimedia, Networking: Computer Connections
  8. The Internet at Home and in the Workplace
  9. Social and Ethical Issues in Computing
  10. Security and Privacy: Computers and the Internet
  11. Word Processing and Desktop Publishing
  12. Spreadsheets and Business Graphics
  13. Database Management Systems
  14. Web page design
  15. Presentations and activities


    • Interactive Lectures
    • Practical Sessions
    • Presentation
    • Discussions and group work
    • Student debates
    • Assignments
    • Guest instructor
    • Use of educational films
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Midterm Exam(s)115
    Final Exam135
    +Event Organization15
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
    • Knowledge of the underlying concepts and principles associated with computing and supporting technologies, and the ability to evaluate and interpret these within the context of various areas of application
    • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental aspects of the theories, principles and practice of computing;
    • Define the concept of professionalism in the context of computing;
    • Evaluate basic theories, processes and outcomes of computing;
    • Present information in oral, written and graphic forms in order to communicate effectively with peers and tutors;
    • Understanding Computers in a Changing Society, 5th ed., Deborah Morley, 2013

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)14228
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
    Midterm Examination (1 week)122
    Final Examination(1 week)122
    Preparation for Midterm Examination13030
    Preparation for Final Examination14040
    Assignment / Homework/ Project520100
    Seminar / Presentation122
    Total Workload: 204
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 8