ECTS - Introduction to Systems Engineering

Introduction to Systems Engineering (IE428) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Introduction to Systems Engineering IE428 Area Elective 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type Elective Courses
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Observation Case Study, Problem Solving, Team/Group, Project Design/Management.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course is designed to help senior/junior students to tackle the design and development of new artifact, system, process and/or technology by carefully planning and executing the engineering design process.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will acquire knowledge of the nature of design activity and the systematic design methodology.
  • Students will be able to apply appropriate engineering methods for each design process.
  • Students will be able to discuss and apply principles of design and evaluation of products/services.
Course Content History of technology, determining the real design problem, generating innovative alternatives, and selecting an effective solution; systematic thinking and systematic approach; models and strategies for purposeful activities; decision making in design.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 History of technology
2 History of technology
3 Failure and Success Stories of Design
4 Failure and Success Stories of Design
5 Design Management
6 Design Management
7 Midterm
8 Systems Thinking and Systems Approach
9 Systems Thinking and Systems Approach
10 Systems Thinking and Systems Approach
11 Theory of Engineering Design
12 Theory of Engineering Design
13 Theory of Engineering Design
14 Theory of Decision Making
15 Theory of Decision Making
16 Final Examination Period


Course Book 1. Ders Notları
Other Sources 2. Cross, N., Engineering Design Methods, 3rd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2000.
3. Dieter, G., Engineering Design: A Materials and Processing Approach, McGraw-Hill, 2000.
4. Pahl , G., Beitz , W., Engineering Design: A Systematic Approach, Springer, 2001. Hyman, B., Fundamentals of Engineering Design, Prentice Hall.
5. Dym, C. L. and Little, P., Engineering Design: A Project-Based Introduction, John Wiley & Sons, 2004.
6. Petroski, H., Invention by Design, Harvard University Press, 1992.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics 3 30
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 5 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
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 Acquires sufficient knowledge in mathematics, natural sciences, and related engineering disciplines; gains the ability to use theoretical and applied knowledge in these fields in solving complex engineering problems.
2 Gains the ability to identify, define, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; acquires the skill to select and apply appropriate analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. X
3 Gains the ability to design a complex system, process, device, or product to meet specific requirements under realistic constraints and conditions, and applies modern design methods for this purpose. X
4 Develops the skills to develop, select, and use modern techniques and tools necessary for the analysis and solution of complex problems encountered in industrial engineering applications; gains the ability to effectively use information technologies.
5 Gains the ability to design experiments, conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for the investigation of complex engineering problems or discipline-specific research topics.
6 Acquires the ability to work effectively in intra-disciplinary and multidisciplinary teams, as well as individual work skills. X
7 Acquires effective oral and written communication skills in Turkish; at least one foreign language proficiency; gains the ability to write effective reports, understand written reports, prepare design and production reports, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
8 Develops awareness of the necessity of lifelong learning; gains the ability to access information, follow developments in science and technology, and continuously renew oneself.
9 Acquires the consciousness of adhering to ethical principles, and gains professional and ethical responsibility awareness. Gains knowledge about the standards used in industrial engineering applications.
10 Gains knowledge about practices in the business life such as project management, risk management, and change management. Develops awareness about entrepreneurship and innovation. Gains knowledge about sustainable development.
11 Gains knowledge about the universal and social dimensions of the impacts of industrial engineering applications on health, environment, and safety, as well as the problems reflected in the engineering field of the era. Gains awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.
12 Gains skills in the design, development, implementation, and improvement of integrated systems involving human, material, information, equipment, and energy. X
13 Gains knowledge about appropriate analytical and experimental methods, as well as computational methods, for ensuring system integration.

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 4 64
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics 3 1 3
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 5 5
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 5 5
Total Workload 125