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Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences - Bioengineering - Second Cycle Programme with Thesis



General Description
History
The aim of the Bioengineering master programme is to train engineers creating original research ideas and subsequently comprehending, designing and applying these innovative ideas in order to carry the frontiers of science on a more advanced level.
Qualification Awarded
The Master 's Degree in Bioengineering (second cycle in Bioengineering) is awarded to the graduates who have successfully fulfilled the programme requirements.
Level of Qualification
Second Cycle
Specific Admission Requirements
The applicants who hold a Bachelor's Degree and willing to enroll in the Master's programme may apply to the Directorate of the Graduate School with the documents: 1-Sufficient score (at least 55 out of 100) from the Academic Staff and Graduate Study Education Exam (ALES) conducted by Student Selection and Placement Center (OSYM) or GRE Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score equivalent to ALES score of 55. 2-English proficiency (at least 70 out of 100 from the Profiency Exam conducted by Ege University Foreign Language Department, or at least 50 out of 100 from ÜDS (University Language Examination conducted by OSYM) or TOEFL or IELTS score equivalent to UDS score of 50. The candidates fulfilling the criteria outlined above are invited to interwiev. The assessment for admission to masters programs is based on : 50% of ALES, 25% of academic success in the undergraduate programme (cumulative grade point average (CGPA) ) and 25% of interview grade. The required minimum interview grade is 50 out of 100. The candidates having an assessed score of 60 at least are accepted into the Master's programme. The results of the evaluation are announced by the Directorate of Graduate School.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
The rules for recognition of formal prior learning are well defined. A student who is currently enrolled in a Master's Degree programme in the same discipline at another institution and has successfully completed at least one semester, upon submitting all required documents before the deadline, may transfer to the Master's Programme at EGE University upon the recommendation of the department administration and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The decision taken will also include eligibility for exemption from some course requirements of the graduate program. Students who transfer from another university must be successful in the EGE University English Proficiency Exam or in an equivalent English examination. Recognition of prior non-formal and in-formal learning is at the beginning stage in Turkish Higher Education Institutions. Ege University is not an exception to this.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The programme consists of a minimum of seven courses delivered within the graduate programme of the department and in related fields, one seminar course, and thesis, with a minimum of 21 local credits. The seminar course and thesis are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis. The duration of the programme is four semesters. The maximum period to complete course work in a masters program with thesis is 4 semesters. However, with the approval of their advisors, students can in subsequent semesters take additional departmental courses with or without credits. The total ECTS credits of the programme is 120 ECTS. A student may take undergraduate courses on the condition that the courses have not been taken during the undergraduate program. However, at most two of these courses may be counted to the Master's course load and credits. Students must register for thesis work and the Specialization Field course offered by his supervisor every semester following the semester, in which the supervisor is appointed. A student who has completed work on the thesis within the time period, must write a thesis, using the data collected, according to the specifications of the Graduate School Thesis Writing Guide. The thesis must be defended in front of a jury. The Master's thesis jury is appointed on the recommendations of the relevant Department Chairperson and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The jury is composed of the thesis supervisor and 3 to 5 faculty members. Of the appointed jury members, up to one may be selected from another Department or another University. In case the jury consists of 3 members, the co-supervisor cannot be the jury member. A majority vote by the jury members determines the outcome of the thesis or examination. The vote can be for "acceptance", "rejection" or "correction". The Department Chairperson will inform the Director of the Graduate School, in writing, of the jury's decision within 3 days. To correct or change a thesis found incomplete and/or inadequate by the jury, the jury must specify in its report that such corrections are necessary. A student may be given, by a decision of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School, up to three months to complete the corrections. The student must then retake the thesis examination.
Profile of The Programme
The aim of the Bioengineering graduate programme is to train engineers creating original research ideas and subsequently comprehending, designing and applying these innovative ideas in order to carry the frontiers of science on a more advanced level.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
The employment rate of the graduates is about 85%. The students who complete graduate programs of the Bioengineering Department are employed in hospitals and clinics, in organizations such as public hygiene and TSE (Institute of Turkish Standards) that have legal responsibilities, in genetic diagnosis and treatment centers, in vaccine production facilities, in a large range of industrial fields such as food, agriculture (Mauri Maya San. A.Ş., Keskinoğlu A.Ş), health and drug sectors, environment field ( General Electrics Healthcare System – Penta Electronic Medical Systems, Ar-es Consultancy, Clinical Research Associate, Siena Vaccine Industry Italya, Hipokrat Medical Materials Production and Marketing, Bilimsel Medical Products Marketing Ltd., Opet Mineral Oil Industries A.Ş, Çevresel Kimya Biodiesel Production Company) as well as domestic and international academic career opportunities (ODTÜ Biotechnology Department, WAGENINGEN University Biotechnology, Process Technology System and Control (Holland), Ege University Bioengineering Department, Dokuz Eylül University Medical Biology and Genetics Department, Michigan University Chemical Engineering, Boğaziçi University Biomedical Institute).
Access to Further Studies
Graduates who successfully completed the Master's Degree may apply to doctorate (third cycle) programmes in the same or in related disciplines.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Students are required to take a mid-term examination and/or complete other assigned projects/homework during the semester and, additionally, are required to take a final examination and/or complete a final project for course evaluation. The final grade is based on the mid-term examination grade, the final examination grade and/or evaluation of final project, with the contributions of 40% and 60%, respectively. To pass any course, a Master's student must receive at least 70 out of 100. Students must repeat courses they have failed or may substitute courses the Department accepts as equivalent. The assessment for each course is described in detail 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 the Department has a total of 31 staff (11 professors, 2 associate professors, 4 assistant professors, 8 post-doctoral researchers, 1 lecturer, 3 research assistants, 1 biologist-doctor 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 and Tissue 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 • Plasma Based Technology Laboratory • Super Critical Fluid Technologies Laboratory • Microalgal Genetic Laboratory

Key Learning Outcomes
1Gaining more expertise in the fields of Bioengineering and Biotechnology.
2Developing skills on a more advanced level in identifying, modeling and solving engineering problems in bioengineering
3Using up-to-date techniques and tools for advanced engineering applications
4Solving problems requiring expertise in the field of Bioengineering using scientific research methodologies
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
8Capable of making scientific innovations in the field of Bioengineering and Biotechnology, developing new techniques or applying existing techniques to new areas and publishing.
9Presenting innovative and environmental-friendly solutions to the problems encountered in various sectors
10Research oriented, productive and entrepreneur spirit by gaining the ability to use cognitive processes such as innovative thinking, initiative taking and decision making
11Contemporary, innovative, participative, self-descriptive and conscious about quality related issues
12Multidisciplinary communication, team building and leadership
13Possessing occupational and social ethics

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
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COMPETENCES (Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility)1
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COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
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COMPETENCES (Field Specific Competence)1
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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 9103105012014 Basic Topics in Bioengineering I Compulsory 4 0 0 10
2 BYM-SG-YL-G ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 20
3 9103105542018 Scientific Research and Publication Ethics in Bioengineering Compulsory 2 0 0 0
Total 6 0 0 30
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9103105022014 Basic Topics in Bioengineering II Compulsory 4 0 0 10
2 BYM-SG-YL-B ELECTIVE COURSES 2 Elective - - - 14
3 FENYLSEM Seminar Compulsory 1 0 0 6
Total 5 0 0 30
 
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 YLUAD591 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 4
2 YLTEZ591 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 4
 
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 YLUAD591 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 4
2 YLTEZ592 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 26
Total 0 0 0 30
 
ELECTIVE COURSES 1
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9103105032014 Animal Cell Culture Technology Elective 3 0 0 9
2 9103105072014 Bioprocess Engineering Elective 3 0 0 9
3 9103105092014 Resistance to Stress Factors Through Plant Tissue Culture Elective 2 0 0 8
4 9103105112014 Algal Culture Systems Elective 3 0 0 9
5 9103105172014 Molecular Cell Physiology Elective 2 0 0 8
6 9103105212014 Fundamentals of Biomechanics Elective 3 0 0 9
7 9103105232014 Membrane-Nucleus Transmission Web and Cell Response Elective 3 0 0 9
8 9103105332014 Biomedical Instrumentation Elective 3 0 0 9
9 9103105352014 Statistical Analysis in Bioengineering Studies Elective 3 0 0 9
10 9103105392014 Applied Bioinformatics Elective 4 0 0 10
11 9103105412014 Solid State Fermentation Systems Elective 3 0 0 9
12 9103105452016 Statistical Design of Experiments, Data Analysis and Optimization Elective 3 0 0 9
13 9103105472014 Actinomycetes and its Industrial Applications Elective 2 2 0 10
14 9103105492014 Systematical Research Approach and Invention Elective 3 0 0 9
15 9103105532014 Microfluidic Technologies Elective 3 0 0 9
16 9103105552015 Advanced Downstream Processes Elective 3 0 0 9
17 9103105592017 Natural Product Isolation Elective 2 0 2 8
18 9103105612018 Membrane Processes Elective 3 0 0 9
ELECTIVE COURSES 2
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9103105082014 Bacterial And Viral Vaccines Elective 3 0 0 9
2 9103105102016 Advanced Molecular Genetics Elective 3 0 0 9
3 9103105142014 Applications in Bioprocesses Elective 3 0 0 9
4 9103105162014 Structural and Functional Properties of Glomerul-Tubulus Membrane Elective 3 0 0 9
5 9103105202001 Special Topics in Molecular Genetics Elective 2 0 0 8
6 9103105262001 Basics in Fundamental Genetics and Human Genom Project Elective 2 0 0 8
7 9103105322014 Stress Physiology in Plants Elective 3 0 0 9
8 9103105342014 Algal Biotechnology Elective 2 0 2 10
9 9103105362007 Enzyme Catalysis and Biomimetic Chemical Reactions Elective 2 0 0 8
10 9103105382014 Advanced Supercritical Fluid Technologies Elective 3 0 0 9
11 9103105462016 Hücre ve Doku Mühendisliği Elective 3 0 0 9
12 9103105502014 Biocatalysis Elective 3 0 0 9
13 9103105582017 Molecular Engineering Elective 3 0 0 8
14 9103105602017 Organic Structure Determination Elective 2 2 0 8
15 9103105622018 Inregrated Bioprocess and Industrial Biodesigns Elective 3 0 0 9
 
Ege University, Bornova - İzmir / TURKEY • Phone: +90 232 311 10 10 • e-mail: intrec@mail.ege.edu.tr