Visual Programming (CMPE312) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Visual Programming CMPE312 2 2 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 the course is to cover visual programming skills needed for modern software development.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Demonstrate fundamental skills in utilizing the tools of a visual environment in terms of the set of available command menus and toolbars
  • Explain and use of delegates and events for producing event-driven application
  • Implement SDI and MDI applications while using forms, dialogs, and other types of GUI components
  • Produce and use specialized new GUI components
  • Explain message passing mechanism between components and threads using messaging
  • Apply visual programming to software development by designing projects with menus and submenus
  • Use visual programming environment to create simple visual applications
Course Content Review of object-oriented programming, visual programming basics such as value types, operator overloading, exception and event handling; using GUI frameworks; working with files and data access by using XML.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introducing Visual Programming fundamentals Part 1 (main text)
2 Introducing Visual Programming fundamentals Part 1
3 Review of OOP Part 2
4 Review of OOP (cont.) Part 2
5 Microsoft .NET Programming Basics Chapter 4,5,6
6 Exception Handling Chapter 11
7 Arrays and Collections Chapter 8
8 Arrays and Collections Chapter 8
9 Inheritance Chapter 11
10 Inheritance (cont.) Chapter 11
11 Polymorphism Chapter 12
12 Polymorphism (cont.) Chapter 12
13 Dialog Boxes and Controls Chapter 13
14 Dialog Boxes and Controls (cont.) Chapter 14
15 Graphical Outputs, Working with Files Chapter 15
16 Review


Course Book 1. Microsoft Visual C# 2008: An Introduction to Object Oriented Programming, Joyce Farrell, Third Edition, 2009, ISBN:1-4239-0255
Other Sources 2. 1. Microsoft Visual C# .NET (Step by Step) by John Sharp, Jon Jagger, Microsoft Press, 2002, ISBN : 0-7356-1289-7
3. 2. Ivor Horton's Beginning Visual C++ 2005, ISBN : 0-7645-7197-4
4. 3. Programming Windows®, Fifth Edition , Charles Petzold, ISB : 1-57231-995-X
5. 4. Microsoft Visual C++, .NET Deluxe Learning Edition, Microsoft Corporation, ISB : 0-7356-1908-5
6. 5. Visual Basic 2008 , How to Program by P.J.Deitel, H.M.Deitel, ISBN-13: 978-0-13-715536-1

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 5
Laboratory 1 15
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project 1 20
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 20
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 5 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
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. X
2 The ability to identify, define, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; selecting and applying proper analysis and modeling techniques for this purpose. X
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
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.
10 The ability to behave according to ethical principles, awareness of professional and ethical responsibility;
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;
16 Awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions
17 An ability to describe, analyze and design digital computing and representation systems. X
18 An ability to use appropriate computer engineering concepts and programming languages in solving computing problems. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 4 64
Laboratory 1 5 5
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 1 16
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 10 10
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 10 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 120