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FACULTY OF ENGINEERING

Department of Software Engineering

ENG 410 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
English for Career Development
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ENG 410
Fall
3
0
3
4

Prerequisites
  0 To be a senior (4th year) student
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to prepare our students for starting their professional lives by simulating all stages of the job application process.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • analyze typical information found in job advertisements to determine if the position is right for them
  • write a personalized CV
  • acquire general knowledge of the type of information requested in job application forms
  • write a cover letter by using appropriate content and language
  • utilize various interview strategies effectively during a job interview
  • acquire general knowledge of the content and style of professional follow-up emails
  • apply their basic knowledge of how to handle job offers and rejection, including accepting, declining, and negotiating
  • utilize professional terminology in various contexts related to the job application process
Course Description This course is designed to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge that they will need when they start their professional lives. The course simulates all stages of the job application process, including topics like finding job openings, CVs, job application forms, cover letters, job interviews, and following up, as well as handling job offers and rejection.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introductory Unit Get an Idea: A Success Story - internal / external factors of success Introduction to the Course PPT -Introductory Unit pgs. 1-6
2 Unit 1 Get to Know Yourself: Researching YOU - personality, skills, SWOT analysis Unit 1 pgs. 7-15
3 Unit 2 Get Inside: Job Hunting - job advertisements, cold calling, Project Unit 2 pgs. 16-24
4 Unit 2 continued Get Inside: Job Hunting - networking, organizational culture Unit 2 pgs. 25-39
5 Unit 3 Get Ready: Preparing Your Documents -CVs Unit 3 pgs. 40-52
6 Unit 3 continued Get Ready: Preparing Your Documents - CVs Homework / Assignment Unit 3 pgs. 53-56
7 Unit 3 continued Get Ready: Preparing Your Documents - cover letters, job application forms Unit 3 pgs. 57-60, 62-72
8 Unit 4 Get Ahead: Prepping for a Job Interview -interview types, interview stages, small talk, personal/research/behavioral questions - Presentation / Jury Unit 4 pgs. 73, 75-91
9 Unit 4 continued Get Ahead: Prepping for a Job Interview - case / strategic questions, first impressions and body language Unit 4 pgs. 89-99, 102-103
10 Unit 4 continued Get Ahead: Prepping for a Job Interview - interview questions about CVs, job interview practice Unit 4 pgs. 101, 104
11 Revision + midterm (job interview)
12 Unit 5 Get a Response: Following up - professional email essentials, follow-up emails Unit 5 pgs. 105-112
13 Unit 6 Get What You Want: Handling Job Offers and Rejection -accepting / declining / negotiating a job offer, salary negotiations, dealing with rejection Unit 6 pgs. 113-126
14 Review of the Semester
15 -
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Austin Ömürlü, H. (2019). Atlas: Putting your career on the map. (A. Yürekli, Ed.). Izmir: Izmir University of Economics. (in-house)

Suggested Readings/Materials

www.mynextmove.org

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
-
-
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
-
-
Homework / Assignments
1
15
Presentation / Jury
1
10
Project
1
10
Seminar / Workshop
-
-
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
25
Final Exam
1
30
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
5
80
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
20
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
0
Study Hours Out of Class
14
2
28
Field Work
-
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
-
-
0
Homework / Assignments
1
6
6
Presentation / Jury
1
5
5
Project
1
6
6
Seminar / Workshop
-
-
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
1
8
8
Final Exam
1
9
9
    Total
110

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To have adequate knowledge in Mathematics, Science, Computer Science and Software Engineering; to be able to use theoretical and applied information in these areas on complex engineering problems.

2

To be able to identify, define, formulate, and solve complex Software Engineering problems; to be able to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.

3

To be able to design, implement, verify, validate, document, measure and maintain a complex software system, process, or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the requirements; ability to apply modern methods for this purpose.

4

To be able to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for analysis and solution of complex problems in software engineering applications; to be able to use information technologies effectively.

5

To be able to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating complex Software Engineering problems.

6

To be able to work effectively in Software Engineering disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; to be able to work individually.

7

To be able to communicate effectively in Turkish, both orally and in writing; to be able to author and comprehend written reports, to be able to prepare design and implementation reports, to be able to present effectively, to be able to give and receive clear and comprehensible instructions.

X
8

To have knowledge about global and social impact of engineering practices and software applications on health, environment, and safety; to have knowledge about contemporary issues as they pertain to engineering; to be aware of the legal ramifications of Engineering and Software Engineering solutions.

9

To be aware of ethical behavior, professional and ethical responsibility; to have knowledge about standards utilized in engineering applications.

10

To have knowledge about industrial practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; to have awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation; to have knowledge about sustainable development.

11

To be able to collect data in the area of Software Engineering, and to be able to communicate with colleagues in a foreign language. ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1)

X
12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To recognize the need for lifelong learning; to be able to access information, to be able to stay current with developments in science and technology; to be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to Software Engineering.

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

 


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