Course Details

BEB 650 Basic Information and Communication Technologies
2021-2022 Fall term information

The course is not open this term

Timing data are obtained using weekly schedule program tables. To make sure whether the course is cancelled or time-shifted for a specific week one should consult the supervisor and/or follow the announcements.

Course definition tables are extracted from the ECTS Course Catalog web site of Hacettepe University ( in real-time and displayed here. Please check the appropriate page on the original site against any technical problems. Course data last updated on 23/09/2021.


Course Name Code Semester Theory
Credit ECTS
Course languageTurkish
Course typeMust 
Mode of DeliveryDistance Education 
Learning and teaching strategiesOther: Blended Learning (Face to face and Internet Based Teaching )  
Instructor (s)Department responsible 
Course objectiveTo teach students to use a information and communication technologies (ICT) effectively as an essential life skill and to gain the skills to use computers effectively through concepts of ICTs 
Learning outcomes
  1. 1. Describes the basics of the concepts of computer and informatics
  2. 2. Uses and manages the computer
  3. 3. Understands the word processing software and creates documents by using the related software
  4. 4. Understands the structure of spreadsheets and applies different kinds of implementing
  5. 5. Understands the content of database and uses databases
  6. 6. Uses the presentation software
  7. 7. Uses the electronic mail management tool and web browser tool
Course Content1. Concepts of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
2. Using the Computer and Managing Files
3. Word Processing
4. Spreadsheets
5. Using Database
6. Presentation
7. Web Browsing and Communication 

Course outline weekly

Week 11.1 Hardware 1.1.1 Concepts 1.1.2 Computer Performance 1.1.3 Memory and Storage 1.1.4 Input, Output Devices 1.2 Software1.2.1 Concepts 1.3 Networks 1.3.1 Network Types 1.3.2 Data Transfer
Week 21.4 ICT in Everyday Life 1.4.1 Electronic World 1.4.2 Communication 1.4.3 Virtual Communities 1.4.4 Health 1.4.5 Environment 1.5. Security 1.5.1 Identity/Authentication 1.5.2 Data Security 1.5.3 Viruses 1.6 Law 1.6.1 Copyright 1.6.2 Data Protection
Week 32.1 Operating System2.1.1 First Steps 2.1.2 Setup 2.1.3 Working with Icons 2.1.4 Using Windows2.2 File Management2.2.1 Main Concepts 2.2.2 Files and Folders 2.2.3 Working with Files 2.2.4 Copy, Move 2.2.5 Delete, Restore 2.2.6 Searching
Week 42.3 Utilities2.3.1 File Compression2.3.2 Anti-Virus2.4 Print Management2.4.1 Printer Options2.4.2 Print
Week 53.1 Using the Application3.1.1 Working with Documents 3.1.2 Enhancing Productivity 3.2 Document Creation 3.2.1 Enter Text 3.2.2 Select, Edit3.3 Formatting3.3.1 Text3.3.2 Paragraphs3.3.3 Styles
Week 63.4 Objects 3.4.1 Table Creation 3.4.2 Table Formatting 3.4.3 Graphical Objects3.5 Mail Merge3.5.1 Preparation 3.5.2 Outputs3.6 Prepare Outputs3.6.1 Setup3.6.2 Check and Print
Week 7Midterm Exam4.1 Using the Application 4.1.1 Working with Spreadsheets 4.1.2 Enhancing Productivity 4.2 Cells 4.2.1 Insert, Select 4.2.2 Edit, Sort 4.2.3 Copy, Move, Delete 4.3 Managing Worksheets4.3.1 Rows and Columns 4.3.2 Worksheets
Week 84.4 Formulas and Functions4.4.1 Arithmetic Formulas 4.4.2 Functions 4.5 Formatting 4.5.1 Numbers/Dates 4.5.2 Contents 4.5.3 Alignment, Border Effects 4.6 Charts 4.6.1 Create 4.6.2 Edit 4.7 Prepare Outputs 4.7.1 Setup 4.7.2 Check and Print
Week 95.1 Understanding Databases 5.1.1 Key Concepts 5.1.2 Database Organization 5.1.3 Relationships 5.1.4 Operation 5.2 Using the Application5.2.1 Working with Databases 5.2.2 Common Tasks 5.3 Tables5.3.1 Records 5.3.2 Design
Week 105.4 Retrieving Information 5.4.1 Main Operations 5.4.2 Queries 5.5 Objects 5.5.1 Forms 5.6 Outputs 5.6.1 Reports, Data Export 5.6.2 Printing
Week 116.1 Using the Application6.1.1 Working with Presentations6.1.2 Enhancing Productivity6.2 Developing a Presentation 6.2.1 Presentation Views 6.2.2 Slides 6.2.3 Master Slide6.3 Text6.3.1 Handling Text6.3.2 Formatting6.3.3 Lists6.3.4 Tables
Week 126.4 Charts6.4.1 Using Charts6.4.2 Organization Charts6.5 Graphical Objects6.5.1 Insert, Manipulate6.5.2 Drawing6.6 Prepare Outputs6.6.1 Preparation6.6.2 Check and Deliver
Week 137.1 The Internet7.1.1 Concepts/Terms 7.1.2 Security Consider. 7.2 Using the Browser 7.2.1 Basic Browsing 7.2.2 Settings 7.2.3 Nav. 7.2.4 Bookmarks 7.3 Using the Web 7.3.1 Forms 7.3.2 Searching 7.4 Web Outputs 7.4.1 Saving Files 7.4.2 Prep and Print
Week 147.5 Electronic Communication 7.5.1 Concepts/Terms 7.5.2 Security Considerations 7.5.3 E-mail Theory 7.6 Using e-mail 7.6.1 Send an e-mail 7.6.2 Receiving e-mail 7.6.3 Enhancing Productivity 7.7 e-mail Management 7.7.1 Organize 7.7.2 Address Book
Week 15Final exam

Assesment methods

Course activitiesNumberPercentage
Field activities00
Specific practical training00
Final exam160
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade succes140
Percentage of final exam contributing grade succes160

Workload and ECTS calculation

Activities Number Duration (hour) Total Work Load
Course Duration (x14) 14 2 28
Laboratory 7 3 21
Specific practical training000
Field activities000
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, ect)000
Presentation / Seminar Preparation000
Homework assignment000
Midterms (Study duration)155
Final Exam (Study duration) 166
Total Workload231660

Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes

D.9. Key Learning OutcomesContrubition level*
1. PO1. Possesses the theoretical and practical knowledge required in Electrical and Electronics Engineering discipline.   X  
2. PO2. Utilizes his/her theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of mathematics, science and electrical and electronics engineering towards finding engineering solutions.  X  
3. PO3. Determines and defines a problem in electrical and electronics engineering, then models and solves it by applying the appropriate analytical or numerical methods. X    
4. PO4. Designs a system under realistic constraints using modern methods and tools. X   
5. PO5. Designs and performs an experiment, analyzes and interprets the results.X    
6. PO6. Possesses the necessary qualifications to carry out interdisciplinary work either individually or as a team member. X    
7. PO7. Accesses information, performs literature search, uses databases and other knowledge sources, follows developments in science and technology.    X
8. PO8. Performs project planning and time management, plans his/her career development. X   
9. PO9. Possesses an advanced level of expertise in computer hardware and software, is proficient in using information and communication technologies.    X
10. PO10. Is competent in oral or written communication; has advanced command of English.X    
11. PO11. Has an awareness of his/her professional, ethical and social responsibilities. X   
12. PO12. Has an awareness of the universal impacts and social consequences of engineering solutions and applications; is well-informed about modern-day problems.  X  
13. PO13. Is innovative and inquisitive; has a high level of professional self-esteem.   X 

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

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