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Faculty of Engineering - Bioengineering - First Cycle Programme



General Description
History
Bioengineering Department is founded in Ege University, Engineering Faculty in 2000 as a first of its kind in Turkey. Students who have completed their high school education gain the right to enter 'National University Enterance Exam' whom have got the enough score are placed to the department upon their preferences after the exam results.
Qualification Awarded
The Bachelor's Degree in Bioengineering (first cycle in Bioengineering) is awarded to the graduates who have successfully completed all courses in the curriculum including 4 weeks work placement.
Level of Qualification
First Cycle
Specific Admission Requirements
The general requirements explained in “General Admission Requirements” of "Information on the Institution" part are applied for admission of students.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
The rules and regulations for recognition of formal prior learning are well defined. Transfer can be made among the institutions of which equivalency is recognized by Higher Education Council. Regulations related with those transfers are defined in "REGULATIONS ON THE BASIS CONCERNING HORIZONTAL TRANSFER AMONG THE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION AT THE ASSOCIATE'S AND BACHELOR'S DEGREE LEVELS". Recognition of prior non-formal and in-formal learning is at the beginning stage in Turkish Higher Education Institutions. Ege University and hence of the Department is not an exception to this. However, exams of exemption are organised at the start of each year at the University for the courses of English Language and Computer Skills. The students who have completed the proficiencies for these courses on his/her own or through other means, and believe that they have achieved the learning outcomes specified are given the right to take the exemption exam. The students who achieve a passing grade from these exams are held exempt from the related course in the curriculum.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Students must obtain a grade point average of at least 2.00 out of 4.00 and successfully pass all courses on the programme (equivalent to a total of 240 ECTS).
Profile of The Programme
The ultimate aim of the programme is to graduate bioengineers and bring academical personnel in academic environment equipped with fundamental knowledge in the fields of Bioengineering and Biotechnology, who can follow universal developments in scientific methods and principles, who are research oriented, productive, entrepreneur, and who have strong multidisciplinary communication skills and ethical issues.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
The employment rate of the graduates is about 85%. A part of the graduates continue their post-graduated educations in domestic universities/programs (Ege University-Bioengineering; DEU-Medical Biology, Biomedical; Izmir Institute of Technology-Bioengineering, Molecular Biology; METU-Biotechnology; ITU-Molecular Biology and Genetics; Anadolu University-Biotechnology; Marmara University-Bioengineering; Hacettepe University-Bioengineering; YTU-Bioengineering; Koc University-Bioengineering; Bogazici University-Biomedical Engineering etc.); besides some of the graduates also continue their post-graduate educations internationally at diverse universities or institutes. Also some of the graduates works as academic members at Ege University-Department of Bioengineering, Yeditepe University-Department of Genetic and Bioengineering, Adana Science and Technology University-Department of Bioengineering and Fırat University-Department of Bioengineering; and a part of the graduates are employed as research assistants and professionals at Ege University-Bioengineering, Marmara University-Bioengineering, Izmir Institute of Technology -Chemical Engineering, Fırat University-Bioengineering, Istanbul Medeniyet University-Bioengineering, Gaziosmanpaşa University-Bioengineering, Adnan Menderes University-Food Engineering, Karamanoglu Mehmetbey University-Bioengineering, Adana Science and Technology University-Bioengineering, Gebze Institute of Technology-Bioengineering, Arel University-Biomedical Engineering, Ahi Evran University-Bioengineering and Kırıkkale University Bioengineering. The rest of the graduates are also employed in wide range of diverse fields such as food (Mauri Maya San. A.Ş., Keskinoğlu A.Ş etc.), agriculture (Algen Biotechnology, Dikili Çiftlik A.Ş. etc.), healthcare and pharmaceutical industries (General Electrics Healthcare System – Penta Electronic Medical Systems, Ar-Es Consultancy, Clinical Research Associate, Siena Vaccine Industry, Hipokrat Medical Materials Production and Marketing, Bilimsel Medical Products Marketing Ltd., Opet Mineral Oil Industries A.Ş, Çevresel Kimya Biodiesel Production Company, Sanovel etc.), in organizations such as TSE (Institute of Turkish Standards) and TPE (Turkish Patent Institute) that have legal responsibilities; as well as hospitals and clinics, genetic diagnosis centers and vaccine production facilities. Besides some graduated bioengineers developed their entrepreneurial spirits and started up their own companies (Pikolap A.Ş. etc.).
Access to Further Studies
The graduates holding Bachelor’s Degree are eligible to apply to Master’s Degree programmes at national level and /or international level both in the same and in related disciplines.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
The assessment of each lecture is identified in “Individual Course Description”.
Graduation Requirements
Graduation requirements are explained in the section “Qualification Requirements and Regulations” .
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Full-Time
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Programme Director: Prof. Dr. Fazilet VARDAR SUKAN Ege University Faculty of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering. 35100, Bornova, İzmir Tel: 0232 3884955, 0232 388 4000-2582 Fax: 0232 3884955 ECTS/DS Coordinator Prof.Dr. Aynur GÜREL Ege University Faculty of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering, 35100, Bornova, İzmir Tel: 0232 3884955, 0232 388 4000-2582 Fax: 0232 3884955
Facilities
Currently Bioengineering Department has a total number of 32 staff (10 professors, 5 associate professors, 3 assistant professors, 8 post-doctoral researchers, 2 lecturers, 2 research assistants, 1 biologist-PhD and 1 secretary). Bioengineering Deparment encompasses the following main fields: • Bioprocess Engineering: Bioprocess Design, Biocatalysis, Bioseparation • Genetic Engineering: Cell and Tissue Engineering • Biomedical Engineering: Biomedical Diagnosis, Biomedical Therapy, Biomechanics, Biomaterials • Molecular Engineering: Protein Engineering, Design of Active Compounds • Biotechnology; Industrial Biotechnology, Plant and Animal Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology Laboratories • Computer Laboratory • Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture Laboratory • Animal Cell and Tissue Engineering Laboratory • Industrial Microbiology Laboratory • Bioprocess Laboratory • Bioenergy Laboratory • Natural Product Research Laboratory • Microalgal Technology Laboratory • Molecular Genetics Laboratory • Cancer Molecular Biology Laboratory • Novel Fluidics Technology and Applications Laboratory • Microalgal Genetic Laboratory

Key Learning Outcomes
1Possessing fundamental knowledge in the fields of Bioengineering and Biotechnology
2Developing skills in identifying, modeling and solving engineering problems in bioengineering
3Using up-to-date techniques and tools for engineering applications
4Synthesis of life sciences and engineering knowledge and effective resource planning for bioengineering applications
5Possessing skills in designing an experiment, evaluating and synthesizing the data and the results
6Pioneering the interpretation and transfer of scientific findings into national and international developments
7Prioritizing national requirements and close monitoring of developments
8Being able to follow and develop new techniques in science and technology and coordinate research and development studies independently
9Presenting innovative and environmental-friendly solutions to the problems encountered in various sectors
10Research oriented, productive and entrepreneur
11Contemporary, innovative, participative, self-descriptive and conscious about quality related issues
12Multidisciplinary communication and team building
13Possessing occupational and social ethics

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
TYYÇKey Learning Outcomes
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KNOWLEDGE1
SKILLS1
2
COMPETENCES (Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility)1
2
3
COMPETENCES (Learning Competence)1
2
3
COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
2
3
4
5
COMPETENCES (Field Specific Competence)1
2

Course Structure Diagram with Credits
T : Theoretical P: Practice L : Laboratory
1. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 509001062010 CHEMISTRY I Compulsory 2 2 0 5
2 509001072003 GENERAL BIOLOGY Compulsory 3 2 0 6
3 509001032002 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCES Compulsory 3 0 0 3
4 509001042010 MATHEMATICS I Compulsory 4 1 0 5
5 509001052010 PHYSICS I Compulsory 3 0 2 4
6 509001022006 PRINCIPLES OF ATATURK AND RECENT TURKISH HISTORY I Compulsory 2 0 0 2
7 509001192011 TRANSITION INTO UNIVERSITY LIFE Compulsory 1 0 0 3
8 509001012006 TURKISH LANGUAGE I Compulsory 2 0 0 2
Total 20 5 2 30
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 509001112010 CHEMISTRY II Compulsory 2 0 0 4
2 10520901T11118 COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES Compulsory 1 0 0 1
3 509001152002 FUNDAMENTAL LABORATORY Compulsory 1 0 3 4
4 509001092010 MATHEMATICS II Compulsory 4 1 0 5
5 509001122010 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY Compulsory 2 1 0 4
6 509001132010 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY Compulsory 2 1 0 4
7 509001102010 PHYSICS II Compulsory 3 2 0 4
8 509000942006 PRINCIPLES OF ATATURK AND RECENT TURKISH HISTORY II Compulsory 2 0 0 2
9 509000922006 TURKISH LANGUAGE II Compulsory 2 0 0 2
Total 19 5 3 30
 
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 509002022016 BIOCHEMISTRY Compulsory 3 0 0 4
2 509002032003 CELL BIOLOGY Compulsory 1 2 0 4
3 509002072002 FLUID MECHANICS Compulsory 2 0 2 4
4 509002012015 MATHEMATICS III Compulsory 3 1 0 4
5 509002172002 STATISTICS Compulsory 2 0 0 3
6 509002062010 STOCHIOMETRY Compulsory 2 2 0 4
Total 13 5 2 23
 
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 509002132010 BIOMATERIALS Compulsory 3 0 0 3
2 509002122010 ENGINEERING LABORATORY Compulsory 1 2 0 5
3 509002082010 MASS TRANSFER Compulsory 2 2 0 4
4 509002102001 MICROBIOLOGY Compulsory 4 0 0 5
5 509002112010 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY Compulsory 2 0 0 3
6 509002142003 PHYSIOLOGY Compulsory 3 0 0 3
7 509002162013 PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH I Compulsory 2 0 0 3
Total 17 4 0 26
 
5. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 509003052002 ANIMAL TISSUE CULTURES Compulsory 3 0 0 4
2 509003152010 BIOENGINEERING LABORATORY Compulsory 1 5 0 4
3 509003012010 BIOPROCESS ENGINEERING Compulsory 2 1 0 4
4 509003112016 ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS Compulsory 2 0 0 2
5 509003092003 IMMUNOLOGY Compulsory 2 1 0 3
6 509003072003 MICROBIAL/VIRAL GENETICS Compulsory 2 0 0 3
7 509003132015 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY I Compulsory 2 0 0 2
8 509003032002 PLANT TISSUE CULTURES Compulsory 3 0 0 4
9 509003212002 PRACTICAL TRAINING Compulsory 0 0 0 2
10 509003172013 PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH II Compulsory 2 0 0 2
Total 19 7 0 30
 
6. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 509003122003 BIOCATALYSIS Compulsory 2 0 0 3
2 509003062002 BIOENGINEERING COMPUTER APPLICATIONS Compulsory 3 0 0 4
3 509003142002 BIOENGINEERING LABORATORY II Compulsory 1 0 4 4
4 509003042010 BIOREACTORS Compulsory 2 1 0 4
5 509003202010 BIOSENSORS Compulsory 2 0 0 2
6 509003082010 BIOTRANSPORT PHENOMENA Compulsory 2 0 0 3
7 509003182013 BUSINESS ENGLISH Compulsory 2 0 0 2
8 509003022010 GENERAL ECONOMICS Compulsory 2 0 0 2
9 509003102002 INTRODUCTION TO GENETIC ENGINEERING Compulsory 3 0 0 4
10 509003212002 PRACTICAL TRAINING Compulsory 0 0 0 2
Total 19 1 4 30
 
7. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 TSCGRP.7YY Elective - - - 3
2 TOSGRP.7.YY Elective - - - 3
3 509004532012 BIOENGINEERING DESIGN Compulsory 1 3 0 5
4 509004112003 BIOENGINEERING LABORATORY III Compulsory 1 0 3 4
5 509004002012 DIPLOMA PROJECT Compulsory 0 3 0 3
6 509004132010 ENGINEERING ECONOMICS Compulsory 2 0 0 2
7 509004072010 INTRODUCTION TO BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING Compulsory 2 0 0 3
8 509004092010 SEPARATION AND PURIFICATION PROCESS Compulsory 2 1 0 4
9 509004052010 SIMULATION AND PROCESS ANALYSIS Compulsory 2 0 0 3
Total 14 7 3 30
 
8. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 509004532012 BIOENGINEERING DESIGN Compulsory 1 3 0 5
2 509004062010 BIOPOLYMERS Compulsory 2 0 0 3
3 509004002012 DIPLOMA PROJECT Compulsory 0 3 0 3
4 509004082003 ETHICS IN BIOENGINEERING Compulsory 2 0 0 3
5 TOSGRP. NONTEHCNICAL ELECTIVE Elective - - - 3
6 509004542015 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY II Compulsory 2 0 0 2
7 509004042010 PROCESS CONTROL Compulsory 4 0 0 5
8 TSCGRP TEHCNICAL ELECTIVE Elective - - - 6
Total 15 6 0 30
 
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 10520906T11459 BIOTECHNOLOGY OF ARCHAEA Elective 2 0 0 3
2 509004192003 INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY AND RECYCLING Elective 2 0 0 3
3 509004212003 TRANSFORMATION TECHNIQUES IN PLANTS Elective 2 0 0 3
4 509004232003 MICROBIAL PHYSIOLOGY Elective 2 0 0 3
5 509004252003 RESPIRATORY,CIRCULATORY AND UROGENITAL S Elective 2 0 0 3
6 509004292006 ENZYME KINETICS Elective 2 0 0 3
7 509004332004 PRINCIPLES OF ANAEROBIC BIOTECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS Elective 2 0 0 3
8 509004392005 BIOTECHNOLOGICAL INVESTMENTS Elective 2 0 0 3
9 509004412006 BIOINFORMATICS Elective 2 0 0 3
10 509004512008 MICROBIAL KINETTICS AND MODELLING Elective 2 0 0 3
11 509004552009 SUPERCRITICAL FLUID TECHNOLOGIES Elective 2 0 0 3
12 509004572011 SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH TECHNIQUES Elective 2 0 0 3
13 509004652015 BIOSIMILARS DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION Elective 2 0 0 3
14 509004692015 BIOFUEL PRODUCTION Elective 2 0 0 3
15 509004712015 BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY AND BIOENGINEERING APPLICATIONS Elective 2 0 0 3
16 509004792016 ENGINEERING DESIGN AND INNOVATIVE APPROACHES Elective 2 0 0 3
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
NONTEHCNICAL ELECTIVE
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
TEHCNICAL ELECTIVE
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 509004102003 BIOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS IN HAZARDOUS WAS Elective 2 0 0 3
2 509004122005 APPLIED BIOISTATISTICS Elective 2 0 0 3
3 509004202003 MEDICAL GENETICS Elective 2 0 0 3
4 509004222003 SPECIFIC CELL CULTURES Elective 2 0 0 3
5 509004282003 ENZYMATIC APPLICATIONS Elective 2 0 0 3
6 509004402005 SECONDARY PLANT METABOLITES PRODUCED IN Elective 2 0 0 3
7 509004422004 APPLIED PHYCOLOGY Elective 2 0 0 3
8 509004442007 STRUCTURE AND REACTIVITY OF BIOLOGICAL MACROMOLECULES Elective 2 0 0 3
9 509004462008 INDUSTRIAL ENZYMES AND ACTIVITY DETERMIN Elective 2 0 0 3
10 509004482008 BIOMIMETICS AND ENZYME DESING Elective 2 0 0 3
11 509004502009 DESING OF EXPERIMENTS AND OPTIMIZATION Elective 2 0 0 3
12 509004522016 SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY Elective 2 0 0 3
13 509004662015 MICROCHIP APPLICATIONS IN BIOENGINEERING Elective 2 0 0 3
14 509004682014 ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR BIOENGİNEERS Elective 2 0 0 3
15 509004702015 CELL ENGINEERING AND RECOMBINANT PROTEIN PRODUCTION Elective 2 0 0 3
16 509004722015 SOLID STATE FERMENTATION APPLICATIONS IN BIOPROCESSES Elective 2 0 0 3
17 509004742015 BIOMIMETIC SCIENCE AND ITS APPLICATIONS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY Elective 2 0 0 3
18 509004782015 MOLECULAR DESIGN, MODELLING AND INFORMATIC Elective 2 0 0 3
19 509004802016 ENERGY, ENGINEERING, MARKET AND POLITICS RELATION Elective 2 0 0 3
20 509004822016 MEANING OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND THE ROLE OF ENGINEERING Elective 2 0 0 3
21 509004842016 BIODESIGN AND BIOMIMICRY Elective 2 0 0 3
 
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