ECTS - Architecture and Consultancy

Architecture and Consultancy (ISE564) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Architecture and Consultancy ISE564 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
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Course Assistants
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to focus on ways of designing and integrating enterprise architecture. The course explains the different forms of corporate information systems and their interaction. Mainframe systems and large scale clusters will be the focus of this infrastructure. The student will learn about the building blocks of current enterprise architectures, and then will learn how to connect them to solve the problems of large companies.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Describe the basic terms and concepts for enterprise architecture.
  • Formulate a series of plausible alternative designs for integrating enterprise computing problems.
  • Recognize the different components of enterprise architectures, how they work, and how they integrate with each other.
  • Improve his/her ability to communicate in group and presentation settings
Course Content Alignment of IT initiatives with business objectives; efficiency and effectiveness of the IT infrastructure; Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA); large scale software system development; product alternatives analysis; systems integration; ethical and professional representation.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to Enterprise Architecture Chapter 1
2 Architecture Process Chapter 1
3 Representing the architecture Chapter 2
4 Architecture Patterns Chapter 3
5 Design Scenarios Chapter 4
6 Layers and Components Chapter 5
7 Storage Hierarchy Chapter 6
8 Parallelism Chapter 7
9 Evaluating Architecture Chapter 8
10 Service Oriented Architecture Chapter 9
11 Changing the Architecture Chapter 10
12 Emerging Infrastructure Technologies Chapter 11
13 Beyond Enterprise Architecture Chapter 12
14 Ethical and Professional Representation Chapter 12
15 Final Examination Period Review of topics
16 Final Examination Period Review of topics


Course Book 1. Enterprise Architecture at Work: Modelling, Communication and Analysis, Lankhorst, M., 2th edition, Springer, 2009.
Other Sources 2. I/T Architecture in Action, Reese, R. J., Xlibris Corporation, 2008.
3. The Ultimate IT Professional's Guide to Managing and Consulting - Getting The Job Done, Foster, J., Emereo Pty Ltd, 2008.
4. Guide to Enterprise IT Architecture, Perks, C., Beveridge, T., Springer, 2003.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 30
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work
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. X
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. X
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 X
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.

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
Homework Assignments 3 15 45
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 20 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 30 30
Total Workload 175