Institute of Graduate Studies

Bioengineering

  1. About the Program

Biology, microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry and engineering principles are combined with the basic science fields and applied to living systems in Bioengineering. In the 21st century, bioengineering is seen as a key tool for the rapid socioeconomic development of humanity. Today, this field; by creating a bridge between the basic sciences such as biology, microbiology, gene technologies, protein chemistry, metabolism and many engineering branches such as fluid mechanics, mass and heat transfer, thermodynamics, reactor design, kinetics, and others provides solutions to the problems of society and related sectors. Thanks to the rapid advances in bioengineering, biotechnological methods are being used in many industries, from pharmaceutical industry to chemistry, from environment to food industry, new methods are developed and new products are obtained and used with these methods. Bioengineers in general, biotechnological methods, such as various food materials, energy sources (hydrogen energy, bioethanol, biogas), drugs (antibiotics, vitamins, hormones) and biochemical substances (protein and amino acids, enzymes, organic acids, pesticides and various polymers) such as biological work in order to obtain materials compatible with the systems. Biotechnology, with its modern meaning, has a recent history and rapid progress has been made in recent years. Today, it is almost impossible to think of a process without biotechnological applications.

  1. Acceptance Terms

Admission of students to the program will be made in accordance with the conditions specified in Istanbul Medeniyet University Graduate Education Regulations.

  1. Program Competencies

Our program is an interdisciplinary program and candidates who have graduated from Bioengineering, Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Food Engineering, Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Chemistry Departments can apply to our program. ALES and foreign language scores are required in accordance with the regulations of our Institute.

In order to graduate from the department, 8 courses and 1 seminar lecture must be taken and then an original thesis must be prepared and defended successfully in front of the jury in accordance with the current regulations of the Institute.

  • List of Lecturers

Lecturer Name-Surname

Academic Title

Institution and Department

Erkan ŞAHİNKAYA

Prof.

Bioengineering Department

Özgür AKTAŞ

Prof.

Bioengineering Department

Senem TOKSOY BAŞARAN

Assistant Prof

Bioengineering Department

Saliha Ece ÖZBABACAN

Assistant Prof

Bioengineering Department

Muhammed Erkan KARABEKMEZ

Assistant Prof

Bioengineering Department

Zeynep ELİBOL ÇAKMAK

Lecturer, Ph.D.

Bioengineering Department

Songül YAŞAR YILDIZ

Research Assistant, Ph.D.

Bioengineering Department

Işık ÇOBAN

Research Assistant, Ph.D.

Bioengineering Department

Beste TURANLI

Research Assistant, Ph.D.

Bioengineering Department

  1. Curriculum

Students will be able to choose the elective courses given below each semester. They are expected to take at least eight courses for a total of two semesters.

Course Code

Courses

Compulsory / Optional

BYM 501

Fundamentals of Bioengineering

Compulsory

CES 508

Scientific Research Methods

Compulsory

BYM 502

Bioinformations

Optional

BYM 503

Statistical Analysis in Bioengineering Studies

Optional

BYM 504

Computational Structural Biology

Optional

BYM 505

Enzymology and Biocatalysis

Optional

BYM 506

Basic Molecular Biology and Genetics for Bioengineers

Optional

BYM 507

Fermentation Technology

Optional

BYM 508

Biomaterials Engineering

Optional

BYM 509

Protein Interactions and Signal Transduction

Optional

BYM 510

Separation and Purification Processes

Optional

BYM 511

Cell Culture Technology

Optional

BYM 512

Biopolymers

Optional

BYM 513

Biotechnology

Optional

BYM 514

Biomechanics

Optional

BYM 515

Structural Dynamics of Proteins

Optional

BYM 516

Bioreactors

Optional

BYM 517

Introduction to Environmental Bioengineering

Optional

BYM 518

Reaction Engineering

Optional

BYM 519

Biyotransport

Optional

BYM 520

Mathematical Modeling of Biological Systems

Optional

BYM 521

Protein Purification and Characterization

Optional

BYM 522

Controlled Drug Release Technology

Optional

BYM 523

Instrumental Analysis Methods: Principles and Applications

Optional

BYM 524

Seminar

Compulsory

BYM 525

Field Course

Compulsory

BYM 526

Master Thesis

Compulsory

  1. Graduation Requirement

Graduates will be graduated in accordance with the Regulation on Graduate Education at Istanbul Medeniyet University. A total of eight courses and a seminar (120 ECTS-credits) must be completed successfully. In addition, an original thesis must be prepared and defended in front of the jury.

  1. Employment Opportunities

Those who have completed the bioengineering undergraduate program can work as a researcher in hospitals and clinics, in institutions with legal obligations such as Turkish Patent Institutes, Turkish Standards Institutes, genetic diagnosis and treatment centers, vaccine production facilities, import-export companies, public institutions

In our country, bioengineers are needed in a wide range of industries from food, agriculture, health and pharmaceutical sector to environmental sector. Bioengineers:

  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Genetic diagnostic centers
  • Hospitals
  • Biofuel production facilities
  • Chemical industry
  • Stem cell banks
  • Microbiology and biotechnology companies
  • IVF centers
  • Biomedical companies

  1. Communication

Prof. Dr. Erkan Şahinkaya

E-mail: erkan.sahinkaya@medeniyet.edu.tr

Phone: 0216 32 05