Bioengineering (BIO 444)

2023 Fall
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Nur Mustafao─člu Varol,
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The Bioengineering course provides a solid foundation in engineering design and the natural and biological sciences. The course is designed to acquaint students with current research and problems in bioengineering by introducing them to the application of engineering principles to biological and medical problems. It provides students with an understanding of the breadth of bioengineering and the knowledge and skills required to contribute to the development of the rapidly growing field of bioengineering. The course introduces the fundamentals of bioengineering provides information on cell and tissue engineering and stem cell technologies, introduces biomechanics and mechanobiological aspects, and explains the biological performance of materials. Applications of bioengineering are then explored, particularly for biosensors and diagnostic systems, therapeutic approaches, and drug delivery technologies, followed by applications in various disciplines, including but not limited to genetics, chemical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, and environmental engineering.


  • Understand the definition of bioengineering and its difference from biomedical engineering
  • Employs engineering to the life sciences, particularly to biology
  • Understand the foundation for engineering biology
  • Identify applications of bioengineering in different disciplines including chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, and civil and environmental engineering
  • Analyze a given theoretical problem/case, identify gaps in knowledge and retrieve knowledge from relevant scientific literature
  • Give an account for basic and advanced bioengineering techniques
  • Identify and apply a suitable method theoretically or practically to address the research question at hand
  • Compile and present a literature study and develop an ability to critically analyze and discuss science by reviewing texts in public and scientific papers
  • Identify and discuss ethical issues related to scientific activities.


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. 4

2. Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 5

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; have the ability to continue to educate him/herself. 5

4. Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 5

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. 5

1. Possess sufficient knowledge of mathematics, science and program-specific engineering topics; use theoretical and applied knowledge of these areas in complex engineering problems. 5

2. Identify, define, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; choose and apply suitable analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. 5

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. 5

4. Have the 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. 4

5. Design and conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret the results to investigate complex engineering problems or program-specific research areas. 5

6. Possess knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management and change management; awareness on innovation; knowledge of sustainable development. 5

7. Possess 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; knowledge of behavior according to ethical principles, understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. 4

8. Have the ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, prepare design and production reports, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear and intelligible instructions. 4

8. Have the ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, prepare design and production reports, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear and intelligible instructions. 5

1. Comprehend key concepts in biology and physiology, with emphasis on molecular genetics, biochemistry and molecular and cell biology as well as advanced mathematics and statistics. 4

2. Develop conceptual background for interfacing of biology with engineering for a professional awareness of contemporary biological research questions and the experimental and theoretical methods used to address them. 5

1. Use mathematics (including derivative and integral calculations, probability and statistics, differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables and discrete mathematics), basic sciences, computer and programming, and electronics engineering knowledge to (a) Design and analyze complex electronic circuits, instruments, software and electronics systems with hardware/software or (b) Design and analyze communication networks and systems, signal processing algorithms or software 3

1. Applying fundamental and advanced knowledge of natural sciences as well as engineering principles to develop and design new materials and establish the relation between internal structure and physical properties using experimental, computational and theoretical tools. 4

2. Merging the existing knowledge on physical properties, design limits and fabrication methods in materials selection for a particular application or to resolve material performance related problems. 5

3. Predicting and understanding the behavior of a material under use in a specific environment knowing the internal structure or vice versa. 5

1. Familiarity with concepts in statistics and optimization, knowledge in basic differential and integral calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, complex variables, multi-variable calculus, as well as physics and computer science, and ability to use this knowledge in modeling, design and analysis of complex dynamical systems containing hardware and software components. 4

2. Ability to work in design, implementation and integration of engineering applications, such as electronic, mechanical, electromechanical, control and computer systems that contain software and hardware components, including sensors, actuators and controllers. 4