ECTS - Introduction to Computers and Programming

Introduction to Computers and Programming (CMPE101) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Introduction to Computers and Programming CMPE101 2 2 0 3 3
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, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Prof. Dr. Özgür Altan
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to provide the basics of information systems, application software, Internet and programming fundamentals.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Differentiate between computer types and information systems
  • Identify the types of computer software and hardware
  • Gain experience in using a word processor, spreadsheet and presentation software
  • Understand the basic concepts of Internet and networking
  • Introduce concepts of programming and algorithms
Course Content Basics of information systems, computer software, computer hardware: CPU, memory units, and I/O devices, internet and networking, basic programming concepts, hands-on experience of application software and internet through laboratory sessions.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Information Technology, the Internet, and You Chapter 1 (main text)
2 The Internet, the Web, and Electronic Commerce Chapter 2
3 Basic Application Software Chapter 3
4 System Software Chapter 5
5 The System Unit Chapter 6
6 Input and Output Chapter 7
7 Secondary Storage Chapter 8
8 Communications and Networks Chapter 9
9 Algorithm Development (pseudo code and flowchart) Chapter 1,3
10 Algorithm Development (pseudo code and flowchart) Chapter 1,3
11 Algorithm Development (pseudo code and flowchart) Chapter 1*,3*
12 Overview of C Chapter 2*
13 Overview of C and only Library Functions Chapter 2*,3*
14 If-else statements (No switch) Chapter 4*
15 Review
16 Review


Course Book 1. Timothy J. O’Leary, Linda I. O’Leary, “Computing Essentials 2008”, McGraw-Hill, 2008.
2. (*) Jeri R. Hanly, Elliot B. Koffman, “Problem Solving and Program Design in C”, Addison Wesley, 5th Edition, 2007.
3. Ali Yazıcı, Çiğdem Turhan, Fügen Selbes, “C Programming: Problem Book”, Atılım University, Department of Computer Engineering, 2004.
5. The O'Leary Series: Office XP, Volume I, Timothy J O'Leary, Linda I O'Leary, McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 1st Edition, 2001.
6. The O'Leary Series: Windows XP- Brief, Timothy J. O'Leary, Linda I. O'Leary, McGraw-Hill, 2002.
Other Sources 4. Introduction to Computers & Information Systems, Larry Long, Nancy Long, Prentice Hall.
7. The O'Leary Series: Office XP, Volume I, Timothy J O'Leary, Linda I O'Leary, McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 1st Edition, 2001.
8. The O'Leary Series: Windows XP- Brief, Timothy J. O'Leary, Linda I. O'Leary, McGraw-Hill, 2002.
9. Problem Solving Using C Structured Programming Techniques, Yuksel Uckan, McGraw- Hill, 2nd Edition, 1999.
10. C: How to Program, H.M. Deitel, P.J.Deitel, Prentice Hall, 5th Edition, 2006.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory 2 20
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 5 100
Percentage of Semester Work 50
Percentage of Final Work 50
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; the ability to access information, to follow recent developments in science and technology.
9 The ability to behave according to ethical principles, awareness of professional and ethical responsibility; knowledge of the standards utilized in computer engineering applications.
10 Knowledge on business practices such as project management, risk management and change management; awareness about entrepreneurship, innovation; knowledge on sustainable development.
11 Knowledge on the effects of computer engineering applications on the universal and social dimensions of health, environment and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.
12 An ability to describe, analyze and design digital computing and representation systems.
13 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) 16 2 32
Laboratory 12 2 24
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 1 16
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics 2 1 2
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 1 2
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 1 1
Total Workload 77