Bioengineering is the application of life sciences and engineering principles to define and solve problems in biology, medicine, healthcare and other fields which are directly related to organisms. The field of bioengineering seeks to integrate quantitative and design approaches to biological systems, encompassing a range of specific disciplines from macro to nano-scales. Bioengineering has started to develop especially from the 21th century and is suggested as a keystone field for social-economic development of humanity. Nowadays, this science by combining many different fields of engineering such as thermodynamics, flow mechanics, mass-temperature transfer, bioreactor design and kinetics with a variety of biological fields like microbiology, genetics, protein chemistry and metabolism suggests promising solutions for industrial and medical problems. In general, bioengineers work on biocompatible material production which can be used as food additives, energy carriers (hydrogen, bioethanol, biogas and etc.), medicines (antibiotics, vitamins, hormones and etc.) and biochemicals (protein and amino acids, organic acids, pesticides and a variety of polimers).
BAU Bioengineering Masters’ Programme aims to educate motivated students who can follow temporary and advanced literature, bring a unique way of scientific thought to solve scientific and practical problems, develop a new methodology or use a known technology to solve a new problem in life sciences related fields. Students who are registered to BAU Bioengineering Masters’ Programme are supposed to complete minimum 21 credits and prepare a thesis under the supervision of a faculty member. The students who satisfactorily complete the Masters’ Programme will be awarded with a “Bioengineering Masters” degree.