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
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses X
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 Has the ability to apply scientific knowledge gained in the undergraduate education and to expand and extend knowledge in the same or in a different area
2 Can apply gained knowledge and problem solving abilities in inter-disciplinary research
3 Has the ability to work independently within research area, to state the problem, to develop solution techniques, to solve the problem, to evaluate the obtained results and to apply them when necessary
4 Takes responsibility individually and as a team member to improve systematic approaches to produce solutions in unexpected complicated situations related to the area of study
5 Can develop strategies, implement plans and principles on the area of study and can evaluate obtained results within the framework
6 Can develop and extend the knowledge in the area and to use them with scientific, social and ethical responsibility
7 Has the ability to follow recent developments within the area of research, to support research with scientific arguments and data, to communicate the information on the area of expertise in a systematically by means of written report and oral/visual presentation
8 To have an oral and written communication ability in at least one of the common foreign languages ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B2)
9 Has software and hardware knowledge in the area of expertise, and has proficient information and communication technology knowledge
10 Follows scientific, cultural, and ethical criteria in collecting, interpreting and announcing data in the research area and has the ability to teach.
11 Has professional ethical consciousness and responsibility which takes into account the universal and social dimensions in the process of data collection, interpretation, implementation and declaration of results in mathematics and its applications.

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