Course Detail

ELE 107 Computers and Programming I
2016-2017 Spring 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 Name Code Semester Theory
Credit ECTS
COMPUTERS and PROGRAMMING I ELE107 1st Semester 3 0 3 6
Course languageEnglish
Course typeMust 
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-Face 
Learning and teaching strategiesLecture
Question and Answer
Problem Solving
Instructor (s)Faculty members 
Course objectiveThe purpose of this course is to introduce the students to fundamental concepts of computer hardware and software, and provide an adequate background for students to advance to other computer related areas. 
Learning outcomes
  1. A student who completes the course successfully will
  2. L.O.1. Understand the fundamental principles by which the computers operate.
  3. L.O.2. Identify and categorize the input/output devices, types of secondary storage media and know their functions.
  4. L.O.3. Identify and categorize the applications software and systems software and know their functions.
  5. L.O.4. Design algorithms by means of flow charts and pseudocode techniques.
  6. L.O.5. Have an understanding of the basics of working in a networked environment, security and privacy issues.
  7. L.O.6. Become familiar with computer terminology and be aware of the ethical and social issues when using computers.
Course ContentHistory of computing and computers , Data representation, Number systems, Binary codes, Arithmetic operations, Boolean algebra and applications, Basic structure of a computer, Application software and multimedia, System software and the operating system, File systems and file management, The CPU and main memory, Input and output devices, Secondary storage, Computer architecture and organization concepts, Computer network concepts, The Internet and applications, Digital devices and digital media, Computer security and privacy, Programming and programming languages, Program development and structured programming, Databases and information system concepts. 
References1. Evans A., Martin K., and Poatsy M.A., Technology In Action, Complete, 10/e, Prentice Hall, 2014.
2. Beekman G. and Quinn B., Digital Planet: Tomorrow's Technology and You, Complete, 10/e, Prentice Hall, 2012.
3. LaBerta C., Computers Are Your Future, Complete, 12/e, Prentice Hall, 2012.
4. Brookshear G., Computer Science: An Overview, 11/e, Addison-Wesley, 2011.

Course outline weekly

Week 1Introduction. History of computing and computers.
Week 2Representation of numbers, text, symbols, images. Number systems, conversion between different bases. Binary codes for decimals, alphanumeric codes, error detection/correction, parity bit.
Week 3Unsigned binary arithmetic. Arithmetic in other bases. Complements. Signed number systems. Signed addition and subtraction. Binary logic, logic gates, truth tables, simplification. Logic circuits.
Week 4Basic structure of a computer: Input, output, processing, memory and storage.
Week 5Productivity and business software. Multimedia and entertainment software. Managing your software.
Week 6Operating system fundamentals. Functions of the operating system. The boot process. The Windows interface. File systems and file management. Utility programs.
Week 7CPU structure and operation, control unit, ALU, registers, executing program instructions. Main memory types and structures, memory hierarchy. Serial and parallel processing. Data and file organization on disk. Access time, data transfer rate.
Week 8Instruction set, instruction formats and instruction sequencing. Example of a simple computer architecture with its instruction set.
Week 9Midterm Exam
Week 10Networking fundamentals, network architecture and components, transmission media, network types, securing wireless networks. Internet infrastructure, Internet access, Internet resources and applications.
Week 11Mobile devices and smartphones. Tablets and portable computer types. Digital data and information. Digital publishing, music, photography, and video.
Week 12Computer crimes, cybercrime and identity theft. Computer viruses, antivirus software. Access control, firewall, encryption, password management. Privacy problems.
Week 13Algorithms, programming languages, syntax, semantics, compilers. Program life cycle. Top-down programming. Identifiers, expressions and conditions. Representation techniques, flow charts, pseudocodes. Structured programming.
Week 14Database building blocks. Database types and functions. Database warehousing and storage. Business intelligence systems. Data mining.
Week 15Preparation for the final exam
Week 16Final exam

Assesment methods

Course activitiesNumberPercentage
Field activities00
Specific practical training00
Final exam150
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade succes050
Percentage of final exam contributing grade succes050

Workload and ECTS calculation

Activities Number Duration (hour) Total Work Load
Course Duration (x14) 14 3 42
Laboratory 0 0 0
Specific practical training000
Field activities000
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, ect)14570
Presentation / Seminar Preparation000
Homework assignment4416
Midterms (Study duration)12020
Final Exam (Study duration) 13232
Total Workload3464180

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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