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Code IF 333
Term 201701
Title Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Subject Interfaculty Course(IF)
SU Credit 3
ECTS Credit 6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Instructor(s) Berna Beyhan,
Language of Instruction
Level of Course Undergraduate
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(only for SU students)

In this course, wide range approaches, techniques and tools that have been developed for the effective management of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship will be reviewed and discussed in a common framework. Students will develop an entrepreneurial project and have the opportunity to apply these different approaches, techniques and tools in a practical case. The students will learn how human creative processes are organized and what their underlying brain mechanisms are. Some of the topics that will be included in this course are individual differences in creativity, team creativity, visual imagery and creativity, expertise and creativity, development of creativity, creative problem solving (cognitive mechanisms & creative strategies), intelligence and emotional intelligence, brain basis of creativity. This course will also focus on qualitative and quantitative approaches, techniques and tools (e.g.: data visualization, data analyses, focus groups , structured/semi structured interviews, delphi method, brainstorming, mind mapping, kano analysis, fishbone analysis etc.) that provide students with abilities and skills to further scrutinize, test and make decisions about the problems and creative solutions that are developed during the course and for their projects. During the course, various steps of the process of realization of the new ideas and products such as: value creation, identification of target customers/ users, business models, teaming, leadership, finding and acquiring resources, and pitching ideas to resource holders, DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve and control) the key performance indicators will also be delivered.

Programme Outcomes
1 Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others.
2 Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice.
3 Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects.
4 Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means.
5 Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams.
1 Possess sufficient knowledge of mathematics, science and program-specific engineering topics; use theoretical and applied knowledge of these areas in complex engineering problems.
2 Identify, define, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; choose and apply suitable analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.
3 Develop, choose and use modern techniques and tools that are needed for analysis and solution of complex problems faced in engineering applications; possess knowledge of standards used in engineering applications; use information technologies effectively.
4 Ability to design a complex system, process, instrument or a product under realistic constraints and conditions, with the goal of fulfilling specified needs; apply modern design techniques for this purpose.
5 Design and conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret the results to investigate complex engineering problems or program-specific research areas.
6 Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management and change management; awareness on innovation; knowledge of sustainable development.
7 Knowledge of impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, health and societal context; knowledge of contemporary issues; awareness on legal outcomes of engineering solutions; understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
1 Demonstrate an understanding of economics, and main functional areas of management.
2 Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level.
1 Design, implement, test, and evaluate a computer system, component, or algorithm to meet desired needs and to solve a computational problem.
2 Demonstrate knowledge of discrete mathematics and data structures.
3 Demonstrate knowledge of probability and statistics, including applications appropriate to computer science and engineering.
1 Pursue open minded inquiry and appreciate the importance of research as an input into management practice.
2 Know how to access, interpret and analyze data and information and use them to make informed decisions.
3 Work effectively in environments characterized by people of diverse educational, social and cultural backgrounds.
4 Identify, select, and justify strategies and courses of action at the divisional, business, and corporate levels of analysis and to develop effective plans for the implementation of selected strategies.