ECTS - Vocational Guidance and Portfolio Design

Vocational Guidance and Portfolio Design (EUT421) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Vocational Guidance and Portfolio Design EUT421 7. Semester 1 2 0 2 3
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type Compulsory Departmental Courses
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Drill and Practice, Observation Case Study.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Bülent Ünal
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Bridging the academic knowledge and skills with professional practices and designing a portfolio
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Learns the job opportunities.
  • Prepares for the business life.
  • Develops an idea of profession according to his/her academic performance
  • Designs a portfolio.
  • Learns about design rights.
Course Content Design business, job opportunities, academic career, worldwide design business, portfolio design; issues, practical applications and materials related to professional career; designing a digital and a printed portfolio in accordance with the knowledge gained.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction of the course; the aim, content, responsibilities and evaluation
2 Job opportunities
4 Portfolio design
5 Portfolio design
6 Academic career
7 Design exercise
8 Mid Term
9 CV/brief/project process
10 Project development
11 Worldwide design business
12 Design exercise
13 Presentation skills
14 Digital presentation
15 Design exercise
16 Design exercise


Course Book 1. Kındı, M. (2015). Türkiye ‘de Endüstriyel Tasarım İş Piyasası ve İstihdam Düzeyinde Temel Karakteristikleri (Doctoral dissertation, Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü).
2. Celbiş, Ü. (2006). Marmara Üniversitesi, Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi, Endüstri Ürünleri Tasarımı Bölümü. tasarım+ kuram dergisi, 3(5), 34-40.
Other Sources 3. Sweet, D. A. (1993). Student portfolios: Classroom uses. US Department of Education, Office of Research.
4. Blaikie, F., Schönau, D., & Steers, J. (2004). Preparing for portfolio assessment in art and design: A study of the opinions and experiences of exiting secondary school students in Canada, England and The Netherlands. International Journal of Art & Design
5. Barrett, H. C. (2003). On electronic portfolio development. Retrieved December 3rd.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 4 40
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 20
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
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 To be able to define a creative problem in the focus of design, to develop ideas for solution, to think critically and to synthesize the acquired knowledge to create design solutions X
2 To have the competence to present the comprehensive and in-depth knowledge gained in the design discipline effectively and confidently in academic platforms X
3 To have the ability to manage design projects effectively from the initial idea stage to the implementation X
4 To identify the required research in the field of design, to use the appropriate research methods and techniques, and to interpret and incorporate research results into the design process. X
5 To have the ability to put theoretical design knowledge into practice and to produce innovative solutions X
6 To be able to communicate verbally and in writing in international environments and to follow the design-oriented agenda X
7 To be able to take an active role in both individual and team-based projects and to be able to lead and manage these projects X
8 To be aware of the socio-cultural, socio-economic and environmental contexts and differences, and to consider the interests of people, society and the environment X
9 To have knowledge and understanding of sustainability principles and standards in the field of design X
10 To evaluate the knowledge and skills in the field of design with an approach that can produce critical, counter thesis and synthesis X
11 To have knowledge and understanding of the necessary intellectual, discursive, scientific, technological, technological, aesthetic, artistic, historical and cultural infrastructure for the field X
12 To be aware of the changing contexts and requirements in the field of design and to have the motivation and competence for lifelong learning X
13 To have knowledge and understanding of the legal framework and standards, corporate and ethical values related to the field X
14 To have the ability to express design ideas in two and three dimensions using written and visual presentation techniques and tools including information technologies and artificial intelligence applications X
15 To learn the materials, production technologies and software within the scope of Industrial Design and to use them in the design process X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 2 32
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 8 2 16
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 4 3 12
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 5 5
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 75