COURSE UNIT TITLE

: EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION IN ENGINEERING

Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type Of Course D U L ECTS
ESE 2014 EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION IN ENGINEERING ELECTIVE 2 0 0 3

Offered By

Faculty of Engineering

Level of Course Unit

First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)

Course Coordinator

PROFESSOR EROL KAYA

Offered to

Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Computer Engineering
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Course Objective

1. Teaching effective communication rules
2. Writing resume, cover letter and thank you letter
3. Teaching effective presentation skills
4. Teaching effective interview skills
5. Knowing the basics to write scientific papers and reports

Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit

1   Writes effective resume
2   Writes effective cover letter and thank you letter
3   Gives effective presentations
4   Takes effective job interview
5   Knows effective communication rules

Mode of Delivery

Face -to- Face

Prerequisites and Co-requisites

None

Recomended Optional Programme Components

None

Course Contents

Week Subject Description
1 Class content, objective, expectations, homework, exams.
2 Effective comminucation rules
3 Writing resume and cover letter (English and Türkish)
4 Writing thank you letter (English and Türkish)
5 Submitting resume, cover letter and thank you letter homework Evaluation of student homework in class
6 Evaluation of student homework in class
7 Evaluation of student homework in class
8 Preparing and giving presentations
9 Submitting presentation homework Students giving presentations in class and their evaluations
10 Students giving presentations in class and their evaluations
11 Preparation for job interview
12 Students taking interviews in class and their evaluations
13 Students taking interviews in class and their evaluations
14 Basics to write scientific papers and reports

Recomended or Required Reading

Neil Yeager, and Lee Hough, 1990, Power Interviews.
PRS & Associates, Inc., 1996, A professional Presentation Skills Program (Short Course notes).
Peter J. Feibelman, 1994, A Ph.D. is Not Enough.
Robert A. Day, 1986, How to Write and Publisha Scientific Paper.
Richard Nelson Bolles, 1990, What Color is Your Parachute A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers.
Ron Hoff, 1992, I Can See You Naked Making Fearless Presentations.
Ron Fry, 1993, Your First Interview.

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Theoretical presentations
Interactive presentations
Class discussions

Assessment Methods

SORTING NUMBER SHORT CODE LONG CODE FORMULA
1 ASG ASSIGNMENT/PROJECT
2 FIN FINAL EXAM
3 FCG FINAL COURSE GRADE ASG * 0.50 + FIN * 0.50
4 RST RESIT
5 FCG FINAL COURSE GRADE ASG * 0.50 + RST * 0.50


*** Resit Exam is Not Administered in Institutions Where Resit is not Applicable.

Further Notes About Assessment Methods

None

Assessment Criteria

HOMEWORK %40 (writing özgeçmiş, resume, ön mektup, cover letter, teşekkür mektubu, thank you letter and preparing 5 minutes MSPower point presentation)
PARTICIPATION %10
FINAL %50
Not: HOMEWORK and PARTICIPATION (toplam %50) will be graded as one item.

Language of Instruction

English

Course Policies and Rules

To be announced.

Contact Details for the Lecturer(s)

erol.kaya@deu.edu.tr; 232 301 7514

Office Hours

Open door policy any time.

Work Placement(s)

None

Workload Calculation

Activities Number Time (hours) Total Work Load (hours)
Lectures 12 2 24
Preparations before/after weekly lectures 12 1 12
Preparing assignments 1 10 10
Preparation for final exam 1 5 5
Final 1 3 3
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours) 54

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

PO/LOPO.1PO.2PO.3PO.4PO.5PO.6PO.7PO.8PO.9PO.10PO.11PO.12PO.13
LO.152
LO.25
LO.35
LO.45
LO.55