E-Government (ISE422) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
E-Government ISE422 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to teach policy and management issues specific to e-government and e-governance to inform effective IT adoption and diffusion in the public sector. It also focuses on methods and tools for the development and implementation of e-Government projects.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Define and discuss the concepts of e-Transformation
  • Describe the evolution of governance reforms in global basis with concepts and challenges of realization
  • Evaluate the maturity level of e-Government services
  • Discuss objectives and directions of ICT implementation to government
  • Recognize e-Government architecture and underlying technologies
  • Apply methods and tools for the development and implementation of e-Government projects
Course Content Introduction to e-government, basic concepts and definitions, the components of e-government, managing e-government projects, infrastructure requirements for e-government, e-organizations, measuring e-government maturity, e-government: a profile of Turkey and world trends; risks: e-government versus conventional government procedures.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to e-Government: Key concepts Chapter 1 (main text)
2 The new face of government Chapter 6
3 An overview of e-Government Chapter 2 Chapter 2
4 The components of e-Government 1 Chapter 4
5 The components of e-Government 2 Chapter 7, 9
6 Infrastructure requirements for e-Government 1 Chapter 10
7 Infrastructure requirements for e-Government 2 Chapter 15, 16
8 Measuring e-Government maturity 1 Chapter 13
9 Measuring e-Government maturity 2 Chapter 5
10 International and Supranational Perspectives Chapter 3, 8, 21
11 Issues in e-Government Chapter 11, 19, 20
12 The future of e-Government Chapter 22
13 Development and implementation of e-Government projects 1 Chapter 1-5 (other sources-1)
14 Development and implementation of e-Government projects 2 Chapter 6-14 (other sources-1)
15 Final Examination Period Review of topics
16 Final Examination Period Review of topics


Course Book 1. Digital Government: Principles and Best Practices, D. Garson and P. Alexei, Idea Group Publishing, 2004.
Other Sources 2. Information Technology Project Management: Providing Measurable Organizational Value, J.T. Marchewka, 2nd. Ed., 2006
3. e-Devlet yolunda Türkiye, Derleyenler: A. Arifoğlu, A. Körnes, A. Yazıcı, M.K. Akgül, ve A. Ayvalı, TBD-KamuBİB, 2002.
4. Abramson, M.A. and Means, G.E.(Editors), E-Government, (2001) , Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., November 2001. ISBN: 0742513386
5. eDönüşüm, Ali Arifoğlu, Sas Bilişim Yayınları, 2004.
6. E-Business Strategies for Government, H. Douglas, Brealey, Nicholas Publishing, 2001, ISBN: 1857882784

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 4 30
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 6 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and subjects specific to the computer engineering discipline; the ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge of these areas to complex engineering problems.
2 The ability to identify, define, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; selecting and applying proper analysis and modeling techniques for this purpose.
3 The ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions to meet specific requirements; the ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose. X
4 The ability to develop, select and utilize modern techniques and tools essential for the analysis and determination of complex problems in computer engineering applications; the ability to utilize information technologies effectively. X
5 The ability to design experiments, conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for the investigation of complex engineering problems or research topics specific to the computer engineering discipline. X
6 The ability to work effectively in inter/inner disciplinary teams; ability to work individually X
7 Effective oral and writen communication skills in Turkish; the ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, to prepare design and production reports, to make effective presentations, to give and to receive clear and understandable instructions.
8 The knowledge of at least one foreign language; the ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, to prepare design and production reports, to make effective presentations, to give and to receive clear and understandable instructions.
9 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; the ability to access information, to follow recent developments in science and technology. X
10 The ability to behave according to ethical principles, awareness of professional and ethical responsibility; X
11 Knowledge of the standards utilized in software engineering applications
12 Knowledge on business practices such as project management, risk management and change management; X
13 Awareness about entrepreneurship, innovation
14 Knowledge on sustainable development
15 Knowledge on the effects of computer engineering applications on the universal and social dimensions of health, environment and safety; X
16 Awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions
17 An ability to describe, analyze and design digital computing and representation systems.
18 An ability to use appropriate computer engineering concepts and programming languages in solving computing problems.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 3 48
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 4 5 20
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 15 15
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 103