ECTS - Service Oriented Architecture and Business Process Management

Service Oriented Architecture and Business Process Management (SE564) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Service Oriented Architecture and Business Process Management SE564 3 0 0 3 7.5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
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 offer an introduction to service-oriented architecture (SOA) addressing the essential concepts of SOA and to teach how to use Business Process Management (BPM) practices to meet the demands of a constantly changing environment.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Implement and operate modern Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA)
  • Apply SOA technology to reduce application development time and improve business agility
  • Describe the business processes, process models and how SOA supports process improvement
  • Automate complex business processes using workflow visualisation and service orchestration
  • Apply proven SOA standards to achieve platform interoperability and integration of legacy systems
Course Content Basics of SOA; SOA design principles; SOA standards, foundations, BPEL, SOAP, WSDL and UDDI; governance; business process models; business process management from process and content management to collaboration and analytics; BPM enabled by SOA.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction Ch. 1 – 2 (other sources - 1)
2 SOA Overview Unit 2 (main text - 1)
3 Design Principles Unit 3
4 Design Principles (cont’d) Unit 3
5 Use of Standards Unit 4
6 Use of Standards (cont’d) Unit 4
7 SOA Scenarios Unit 8
8 Business Processes Ch. 1 (main text – 2)
9 Business Process Lifecycle and Business Process Management Ch. 1-2 (main text – 2)
10 Modeling and Orchestration of Business Processes with SOA Unit 7 (main text - 1) Ch. 2-4, 6 (main text – 2)
11 Modeling and Orchestration of Business Processes with SOA (cont’d) Unit 7 (main text - 1) Ch. 3-4, 6 (main text – 2)
12 Process Analysis and Transformation Ch. 5 (main text – 2)
13 SOA Security Unit 10 (main text - 1) Chapter 11 (other sources - 1)
14 SOA Governance Unit 6 (main text - 1) Chapter 12 (other sources - 1)
15 Final Examination Period Review of topics
16 Final Examination Period Review of topics


Course Book 1. Getting Started with SOA - Lecture Notes, IBM Corporation, 2007.
2. Papil, K., Business Process Driven SOA using BPMN and BPEL: From Business Process Modeling to Orchestration and Service Oriented Architecture, Packt Publishing, 2008.
Other Sources 3. Rosen, M., Lublinsky, B., Smith, K. T., Balcer, M. J., Applied SOA: Service-Oriented Architecture and Design Strategies, Wiley, 2008.
4. Debevoise, T., Business Process Management with a Business Rules Approach: Implementing The Service Oriented Architecture, BookSurge Publishing, 2007.
5. Graham, I., Business Rules Management and Service Oriented Architecture: A Pattern Language, Wiley, 2007.
6. Cummins, F. A., Building the Agile Enterprise: With SOA, BPM and MBM, Morgan Kaufmann, 2008.
7. Fiammante, M., Dynamic SOA and BPM: Best Practices for Business Process Management and SOA Agility, IBM Press, 1st edition, 2009.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 5
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 4 25
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 7 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
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 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering. X
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyse and interpret data.
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs. X
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary domains. X
5 An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. X
6 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. X
7 An ability to communicate effectively.
8 Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
9 A knowledge of contemporary issues. X
10 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. X
11 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies
12 An ability to produce engineering products or prototypes that solve real-life problems.
13 Skills that contribute to professional knowledge. X
14 An ability to make methodological scientific research. X
15 An ability to produce, report and present an original or known scientific body of knowledge. X
16 An ability to defend an originally produced idea.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 5 80
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 4 12 48
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 20 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 30 30
Total Workload 226