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 3 0 0 3 5
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, 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 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to Industrial Engineering; an ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge to model and solve engineering problems.
2 An ability to identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; an ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods. X
3 An ability to design a complex system, process, tool or component to meet desired needs within realistic constraints; an ability to apply modern design. X
4 An ability to develop, select and put into practice techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice; an ability to use information technology effectively.
5 An ability to design, conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for the study of complex engineering problems or disciplinary research topics.
6 An ability to work individually, on teams, and/or on multidisciplinary teams. X
7 Ability to communicate effectively in Turkish orally and in writing; knowledge of at least one foreign language; effective report writing and understand written reports, preparing design and production reports, making effective presentations, giving and receiving clear and understandable instruction.
8 A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning; an ability to use information-seeking tools and to follow the improvements in science and technology.
9 An ability to behave according to the ethical principles, an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. Information on standards used in industrial engineering applications.
10 Knowledge of business applications such as project management, risk management and change management. A recognition of entrepreneurship, innovativeness. Knowledge of sustainable improvement.
11 Information on the effects of industrial engineering practices on health, environment and security in universal and societal dimensions and the information on the problems of the in the field of engineering of the era. Awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.
12 An ability to design, development, implementation and improvement of integrated systems that include human, materials, information, equipment and energy. X
13 Knowlede on appropriate analytical, computational and experimental methods to provide 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