Systems Integration (ISE513) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Systems Integration ISE513 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
Learning and Teaching Strategies .
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The objective of the course is to provide all aspects of the integration of information systems in organizations. The course will explore tools and techniques for systems integration as well as proven management practices for integration projects.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Understand basic concepts, methods and technologies related to system integration
  • Identify commonly used tools for integrating information systems, describing the benefits of using each.
  • Explain alternative strategies for systems integration.
  • Explain how service oriented architecture can aid in systems integration, identifying the underlying tools and technologies that facilitate the creation of such services.
  • Analyze the problem and design feasible integration solutions to address the problem.
Course Content Integration of information systems in organizations; the processes by which different computing systems and software applications are linked together physically or functionally; the strategies and methods for blending a set of interdependent systems into a functioning or unified whole; enabling two or more applications to interact and exchange data

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 System integration overview; integration challenges and problems. Chapter 1
2 Integration models and styles; middleware; ERP. Chapter 2, 3
3 Messaging oriented middleware; messaging patterns. Chapter 4
4 Interface based middleware; distributed objects. Chapter 5
5 XML; XML based languages and standards Chapter 3 in other sources 1
6 Service Oriented Architecture; Web Services. Chapter 2, 4
7 Web 2.0: Web APIs, REST, Mashup Other sources 2
8 Web 2.0: Web APIs, REST, Mashup Other sources 2
9 Data/information integration and EII Other sources 3
10 Presentation integration and portal Other sources 4
11 Process (oriented) integration Chapter 5, 6 in other sources 1
12 Identity integration; Single Sign-On Other sources 5.
13 Design project presentations
14 Design project presentations
15 Final Examination Period Review of topics
16 Final Examination Period Review of topics


Course Book 1. Enterprise Application Integration: A Wiley Tech Brief, by William A. Ruh, Francis X. Maginnis and William J. Brown, John Wiley & Sons, 2001
Other Sources 2. Matjaz, B. Juric et al., SOA Approach to Integration: XML, Web Services, ESB, and BPEL in Real-World SOA Projects, 2007
3. Tim O'Reilly, What Is Web 2.0, Design Patterns and Business Models for the Next Generation of Software, 2005
4. Philip Bernstein and Laura Haas, "Information integration in the enterprise", Communications of the ACM 51(9) September 2008, Pages 72-79
5. Florian Daniel, et al., "Understanding UI Integration: A Survey of Problems, Technologies, and Opportunities Export", IEEE Internet Computing, Vol.11, No.3 (2007), pp. 59-66.
6. Andreas Pashalidis and Chris J. Mitchell. A taxonomy of single sign-on systems. ACISP 2003, Proceedings, volume 2727 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 249-264.
7. Beth Gold-Bernstein and William Ruh. Enterprise Integration: The Essential Guide to Integration Solutions. Addison-Wesley, 2004.
8. Chris Britton and Peter Bye. IT Architectures and Middleware: Strategies for Building Large, Integrated Systems, 2nd Edition. Addison-Wesley, 2004.
9. Linthicum, D. S., Next generation application integration : from simple information to Web services, Addison-Wesley, ISBN 0-201-84456-7, 2004.
10. Hohpe G., Woolf B., Enterprise integration patterns : designing, building, and deploying messaging solutions, Addison-Wesley, ISBN 0-321-20068-3, 2004.
11. Barry D. K., Web services and service-oriented architectures : the savvy manager's guide, Morgan Kaufmann, ISBN 1-55860-906-7, 2003.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 2 10
Presentation - -
Project 1 20
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 5 100
Percentage of Semester Work 0
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
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 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering. X
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data. X
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs. X
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary domains.
5 An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. X
6 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. X
7 An ability to communicate effectively. X
8 Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
9 A knowledge of contemporary issues. X
10 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. X
11 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies
12 An ability to produce engineering products or prototypes that solve real-life problems. X
13 Skills that contribute to professional knowledge. X
14 An ability to make methodological scientific research. X
15 An ability to produce, report and present an original or known scientific body of knowledge. X
16 An ability to defend an originally produced idea. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 5 80
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 20 20
Homework Assignments 2 15 30
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 20 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 30 30
Total Workload 180