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 or graduate school application process they will experience after graduation as well as for their work life.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • to write a statement of purpose
  • to write various types of CV
  • to write a cover letter
  • to start a job interview
  • to continue a job interview
  • to end a job interview
  • to write different types of email messages
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 / graduate school application process which entails finding a job ad or a graduate school announcement, writing a CV and a cover letter for the ad they find, writing a statement of purpose and finally being interviewed for the job or academic program. Assuming that they have successfully passed their interviews, the course then focuses on the skills 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 / graduate program
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 & The Application Form
6 Unit 2: Applying for a job or Graduate Study / 2. Preparing Application Documents - c. Statement of purpose
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 Job Interview - Role Play (Assessed)
10 Unit 4: On the job / 1. Things you need to know - a. The corporate culture, b. Cultural differences, c. Ethics at the workplace / 2. Skills you need to have - a. Socializing
11 Unit 4: On the job / 2. Skills you need to have - b. Telephoning
12 Unit 4: On the job / 2. Skills you need to have - c. Holding and Attending meetings
13 Unit 4: On the job / 2. Skills you need to have - d. Writing emails
14 Job Interviews (Final Assessment)
15 Review of the semester
16 Final Exam

 

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
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
15
Homework / Assignments
1
10
Presentation / Jury
1
25
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
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
5
Homework / Assignments
1
3
Presentation / Jury
1
5
Project
1
Seminar / Workshop
1
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
10
Final / Oral Exam
    Total
91

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 Adequate knowledge in Mathematics, Science and Civil Engineering; ability to use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve Civil Engineering problems
2 Ability to identify, define, formulate, and solve complex Civil Engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose
3 Ability to design a complex system, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose
4 Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for Civil Engineering practice
5 Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating Civil Engineering problems
6 Ability to work efficiently in Civil Engineering disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually
7 Ability to communicate effectively in Turkish, both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of two foreign languages
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself
9 Awareness of professional and ethical responsibility
10 Information about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development
11 Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of Civil Engineering solutions

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