Knowledge Engineering (CMPE465) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Knowledge Engineering CMPE465 3 0 0 3 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 This course is designed to provide the skills needed to develop computer programs that contain large amount of knowledge, rules and reasoning mechanisms to provide solutions to real-world problems.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Use different methods to represent knowledge to aid the acquisition, validation and re-use of knowledge
  • Apply rule-based, graphical or logical techniques in knowledge representation
  • Develop expert systems
  • Practice with the tools require to develop ontologies and semantic webs
  • Describe the basics of machine learning
Course Content Knowledge representation methods: rule-based, graph-based, logic-based methods, introduction to Prolog, knowledge acquisition, expert systems, ontology, semantic web, introduction to machine learning.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction Chapter 1 (main text)
2 Knowledge Representation Chapter 1
3 Rule-Based Knowledge Representation Chapter 7
4 Graph-Based Knowledge Representation Chapter 8
5 Semantic Nets Lecture Notes
6 Frames Chapter 8
7 First-Order Logic Chapter 2
8 Introduction to Prolog - I (Other sources 3)
9 Introduction to Prolog - II (Other sources 3)
10 Knowledge Acquisition (Other sources 2)
11 Expert Systems (Other sources 2)
12 Semantic Web (Other sources 4)
13 Ontology (Other sources 4)
14 Machine Learning Lecture Notes


Course Book 1. Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, R.J.Brachman and H.J.Levesque, Morgan Kaufmann, 2004.
Other Sources 2. 1. Knowledge Representation: Logical, Philosophical, and Computational Foundations, John F. Sowa, Brooks/Cole, Thomson Learning, 2000.
3. 2. Introduction to Expert Systems, Peter Jackson, Addison-Wesley, 1999,
4. 3. Programming in Prolog, W.F.Cloksin, C.S. Mellish, Springer-Verlag, 1981.
5. 4. W3C Semantic Web Activity,
6. 5. Reasoning about Knowledge, R. Fagin, J.Y.Halpern, Y. Moses, and M.Y.Vardi, MIT Press, 2003.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project 1 30
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 3 100
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 Accumulated knowledge on mathematics, science and mechatronics engineering; an ability to apply the theoretical and applied knowledge of mathematics, science and mechatronics engineering to model and analyze mechatronics engineering problems. X
2 An ability to differentiate, identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; an ability to select and implement proper analysis, modeling and implementation techniques for the identified engineering problems. X
3 An ability to design a complex system, product, component or process to meet the requirements under realistic constraints and conditions; an ability to apply contemporary design methodologies; an ability to implement effective engineering creativity techniques in mechatronics engineering. (Realistic constraints and conditions may include economics, environment, sustainability, producibility, ethics, human health, social and political problems.) X
4 An ability to develop, select and use modern techniques, skills and tools for application of mechatronics engineering and robot technologies; an ability to use information and communications technologies effectively. X
5 An ability to design experiments, perform experiments, collect and analyze data and assess the results for investigated problems on mechatronics engineering and robot technologies. X
6 An ability to work effectively on single disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; an ability for individual work; ability to communicate and collaborate/cooperate effectively with other disciplines and scientific/engineering domains or working areas, ability to work with other disciplines. X
7 An ability to express creative and original concepts and ideas effectively in Turkish and English language, oral and written. X
8 An ability to reach information on different subjects required by the wide spectrum of applications of mechatronics engineering, criticize, assess and improve the knowledge-base; consciousness on the necessity of improvement and sustainability as a result of life-long learning; monitoring the developments on science and technology; awareness on entrepreneurship, innovative and sustainable development and ability for continuous renovation. X
9 Be conscious on professional and ethical responsibility, competency on improving professional consciousness and contributing to the improvement of profession itself. X
10 A knowledge on the applications at business life such as project management, risk management and change management and competency on planning, managing and leadership activities on the development of capabilities of workers who are under his/her responsibility working around a project. X
11 Knowledge about the global, societal and individual effects of mechatronics engineering applications on the human health, environment and security and cultural values and problems of the era; consciousness on these issues; awareness of legal results of engineering solutions. X
12 Competency on defining, analyzing and surveying databases and other sources, proposing solutions based on research work and scientific results and communicate and publish numerical and conceptual solutions. X
13 Consciousness on the environment and social responsibility, competencies on observation, improvement and modify and implementation of projects for the society and social relations and be an individual within the society in such a way that planing, improving or changing the norms with a criticism. X
14 A competency on developing strategy, policy and application plans on the mechatronics engineering and evaluating the results in the context of qualitative processes. X

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 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 15 15
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 15 15
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 125