ECTS - Neural Networks and Applications

Neural Networks and Applications (EE423) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Neural Networks and Applications EE423 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, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Team/Group, Brain Storming.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Hakan Tora
Course Assistants
Course Objectives •Introduce the main fundamental principles and techniques of neural network systems. •Investigate the principal neural network models and applications.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Ability to describe the relation between real brains and simple artificial neural network models
  • Ability to explain and contrast the most common architectures and learning algorithms for Multi-Layer Perceptrons, Radial-Basis Function Networks, Committee Machines, and Kohonen Self-Organizing Maps
  • Ability to identify different neural network architectures, their limitations and appropriate learning rules for each of the architectures
  • Ability to verify the classic linear separability problem that exists for single layer networks, demonstrate and explain how adding a hidden layer solves the problem
  • Ability to discuss the main factors involved in achieving good learning and generalization performance in neural network systems
  • Ability to design and implement neural network systems to solve real-world problems (classification, pattern recognition)
Course Content An introduction to basic neurobiology, the main neural network architectures and learning algorithms, and a number of neural network applications, McCulloch Pitts Neurons, Single Layer Perceptrons, Multi-Layer Perceptrons, Radial Basis Function Networks, Committee Machines, Kohonen Self-Organising Maps, and Learning Vector Quantization

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to Neural Networks and their History. Biological Neurons and Neural Networks. Artificial Neurons Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
2 Networks of Artificial Neurons. Single Layer Perceptrons. Learning and Generalization in Single Layer Perceptrons Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
3 Hebbian Learning. Gradient Descent Learning Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
4 The Generalized Delta Rule. Practical Considerations Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
5 Learning in Multi-Layer Perceptrons. Back-Propagation Algorithms Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
6 Learning with Momentum. Conjugate Gradient Learning Review last week and glance this week’s topics from the lecture
7 Bias and Variance. Under-Fitting and Over-Fitting. Improving Generalization Review last week and glance this week’s topics from the lecture
8 Applications of Multi-Layer Perceptrons Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
9 Radial Basis Function Networks: Introduction, Algorithms, and Applications Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
10 Associative learning Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
11 Competitive networks, Counterpropagation networks, Grossberg networks Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
12 Adaptive resonance theory, stability Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
13 Hopfield networks, bidirectional associative memories Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
14 Self Organizing Maps: Fundamentals, Algorithms, and Applications Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
15 Final examination period Review topics
16 Fimal examination period Review topics


Course Book 1. Neural Networks: A Comprehensive Foundation, Simon Haykin, Pearson Education Inc. Leicestershire U.K 1999
Other Sources 2. Neural Networks for Pattern Recognition, C. Bishop, Oxford University Press, 1995
3. Principles of Neurocomputing for Science and Engineering, F.M.Ham and I.Kostanic, McGraw Hill, 2001

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 15 20
Presentation - -
Project 1 20
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 19 100
Percentage of Semester Work 70
Percentage of Final Work 30
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
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 Adequate knowledge of mathematics, physical sciences and the subjects specific to chemical engineering disciplines; the ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge of these areas in the solution of complex engineering problems.
2 The ability to define, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; the ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.
3 The ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions in such a way as to meet the specific requirements; the ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4 The ability to select, and use modern techniques and tools needed to analyze and solve complex problems encountered in chemical engineering practices; the ability to use information technologies effectively.
5 The ability to design experiments, conduct experiments, gather data, and analyze and interpret results for investigating complex engineering problems or research areas specific to engineering disciplines.
6 The ability to work efficiently in inter-, intra-, and multi-disciplinary teams; the ability to work individually.
7 Ability to communicate effectively in Turkish, both in writing and in writing; at least one foreign language knowledge; ability to write reports and understand written reports, to prepare design and production reports, to make presentations, to give clear and understandable instructions.
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; the ability to access information, follow developments in science and technology, and adapt and excel oneself continuously.
9 Acting in conformity with the ethical principles; professional and ethical responsibility and knowledge of the standards employed in chemical engineering applications.
10 Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation; knowledge of sustainable development.
11 Knowledge of the global and social effects of chemical engineering practices on health, environment, and safety issues, and knowledge of the contemporary issues in engineering areas; awareness of the possible legal consequences of engineering practices.

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 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 4 5 20
Homework Assignments 8 2 16
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 3 6
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 3 3
Total Workload 125