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
None
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 the job application process they will experience after graduation as well as for their work life.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • write a personalized CV
  • write a cover letter
  • exhibit an understanding of typical information found in job advertisements
  • complete a job application form
  • demonstrate basic knowledge of the parts of a basic job interview
  • demonstrate basic knowledge of common job interview questions
  • demonstrate basic knowledge of the parts of a job interview
  • utilize various interview strategies during a job interview related to making small talk and answering interview questions effectively
  • using body language effectively during a job interview
  • demonstrate adequate knowledge of professional jargon related to careers
  • to exhibit an understanding of typical information found in job advertisements
  • to complete a job application form
  • to demonstrate basic knowledge of the parts of a job interview
  • to demonstrate basic knowledge of common job interview questions
  • exhibit an understanding of typical information found in job advertisements
  • complete a job application form
  • demonstrate basic knowledge of the parts of a job interview
  • demonstrate basic knowledge of common job interview questions
  • use body language effectively during a job interview
Course Content In order to equip the students with necessary skills for the processes they will be faced following graduation, the course simulates the whole job application process which entails finding a job ad announcement, writing a CV and a cover letter for the ad they find, and finally being interviewed for the job. Assuming that they have successfully passed their interviews, the course then focuses on the skills and knowledge they will need in their work environment.

 



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: What is Success?
2 Unit 1: Career Planning & self Exploration / 1. Know Thyself - 2. Set Career Goals
3 Unit 2: Applying for a job or Graduate Study / 1. Choosing the right job
4 Unit 2: Applying for a job or Graduate Study / 2. Preparing Application Documents - a. The CV-looking at different types of CV
5 Unit 2: Applying for a job or Graduate Study / 2. Preparing Application Documents - b. The Cover Letter
6 Unit 2: Applying for a job or Graduate Study / 2. Preparing Application Documents - c. The Application Form
7 Unit 3: Interviews / 1. Before the interview
8 Unit 3: Interviews / 2. On the interview day - 3. During the interview - 4. After the interview
9 Catch-up and Review week
10 Midterm
11 Job Interview - Role Play (Assessed)
12 Unit 4: On the job / 1. Things you need to know - a. The corporate culture, b. Cultural differences, c. Ethics at the workplace
13 Unit 4: On the job / 2. Skills you need to have - a. Socializing
14 Unit 4: On the job / 2. Skills you need to have - b. Writing emails, follow up e-mails
15 Job Interviews (Final Assessment)
16 Job Interviews (Final Assessment)

 

Course Textbooks

The Compass "setting Sail for Successful Careers". (2016). Ankara: Nüans Publishing

References

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
1
5
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
15
Homework / Assignments
1
10
Presentation / Jury
1
20
Project
1
10
Seminar / Workshop
1
10
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
20
Final / Oral Exam
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
7
100
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
10
2
Field Work
1
1
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
5
Homework / Assignments
1
3
Presentation / Jury
1
5
Project
1
3
Seminar / Workshop
1
2
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
10
Final / Oral Exam
    Total
97

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

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

To have sufficient background in Mathematics, Basic sciences and Biomedical Engineering areas and the skill to use this theoretical and practical background in the problems of the Biomedical Engineering.

2

To identify, formulate and solve Biomedical Engineering-related problems by using state-of-the-art methods, techniques and equipment; to select and apply appropriate analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.

3

To analyze a complex system, system components or process, and to design with realistic limitations to meet the requirements using modern design techniques; to apply modern design techniques for this purpose.

4

To choose and use the required modern techniques and tools for analysis and solution of complex problems in Biomedical Engineering applications; to skillfully use information technologies.

5

To design and do simulation and/or experiment, collect and analyze data and interpret results for studying complex engineering problems or research topics of the discipline. 

6

To efficiently participate in intradisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams; to work independently.

7

To communicate both in oral and written form in Turkish; to have knowledge of at least one foreign language; to have the skill to write and understand reports, prepare design and production reports, present, give and receive clear instructions.

8

To recognize the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself.

9

To behave ethically, to be aware of professional and ethical responsibilities; to have knowledge about the standards in Biomedical Engineering applications.

10

To have information about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.

11

To have knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of Biomedical Engineering solutions.

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