Course Information

Assist. Prof. Dr. Murat SARAN

Office#: L220 Phone: 233 13 41 E-mail: saran[AT]cankaya.edu.tr

Course Description

This is an orientation course for computer engineering students. It will cover an overview of the computer engineering field, department’s academic program, rules and regulations; algorithmic thinking, computer systems, data representation, and number systems; ethical, legal, and contemporary issues in computer engineering.

Course Objectives

To introduce:

  1. A brief insight into the computer engineering field and profession
  2. Department’s academic program and regulations
  3. Ethical, legal, and contemporary issues in the field
  4. Basic machine architecture, data representation, computer systems, algorithmic thinking, and programming languages

Weekly Schedule

  1. (October 6, 2021  09:20 - 11:10) Introduction to the course content, review of university regulations, computer engineering profession with its ethical and legal expectations (Murat Saran)
  2. (October 13, 2021 09:20 - 11:10) Data storage and manipulation (Ahmet Cosar) 
  3. (October 20, 2021 09:20 - 11:10) The concept of algorithms and algorithmic thinking (Hasan Oğul)
  4. (October 27, 2021  09:20 - 11:10) Linux, Free and Open Source Software (Efe Çiftci)
  5. (November 3, 2021 09:20 - 11:10) Operating systems (Serdar Taşel)
  6. (November 10, 2021 09:20 - 11:10) Contemporary issues in a computer engineering field (Murat Saran)
  7. (November 17, 2021 09:20 - 11:10) Networking and the Internet (Serdar Arslan)
  8. (November 24, 2021 09:20 - 11:10) Artificial intelligence (Roya Choupani)
  9. (December 1, 2021 09:20 - 11:10) Privacy and security in the computer engineering field (Nurdan Saran)
  10. (December 8, 2021 09:20 - 11:10) Database systems (Gül Tokdemir)
  11.  (December 15, 2021 09:20 - 11:10) Introduction to the Python programming language (Ugur Sopaoglu) 
  12. (December 22, 2021 09:20 - 11:10)  Introduction to the Python programming language (Ugur Sopaoglu) 
  13. (December29, 2021 09:20 - 11:10) Python programming exercises (Murat Saran) 
  14. (January 6, 2022 09:20 - 11:10)  Presentations by students

 

Grading

 

Midterm Exam 30%
Homeworks 20%
Presentation 10%
Final Exam 40%

Textbook

Computer Science: An Overview, 2019 (13th edition), Glenn Brookshear, Prentice Hall ISBN: 978-1292263427