Biomedical Engineering is an engineering branch concentrating on the solution of problems encountered in biology and medicine by making use of the analytical experiences of traditional engineering and aims to provide general advances in health care. The field of biomedical engineering is to understand the structures of the components in the human body, to study their forms and interactions, and develop necessary tools and devices for their functional disorders. Biomedical Engineering, which provides a bridge between theoretical and applied engineering sciences and health and life, medicine, material engineering, computer engineering, electrical-electronic engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, etc., covers interdisciplinary studies. The language of instruction of the Undergraduate Program of the Department of Biomedical Engineering is English and graduates of the program receive the title of Biomedical Engineer. Majority of the courses offered during the 4-year education are supported by laboratory practices, project practices, and internship programs to foster the theoretical knowledge.
Biomedical engineers' topics range from the design of devices and software to many technical sources for compiling information and developing new procedures and conducting research in order to solve clinical problems. The Biomedical Engineering curriculum includes basic science courses such as physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and materials science; basic engineering courses such as thermodynamics and project management; electrical-electronics engineering courses such as circuit theory, signal, and systems, electronics and biomechanics, bioelectricity, clinical engineering, medical imaging, medical devices, and biomedical device design courses. Our students have the opportunity to apply the knowledge they have gained into practice through summer internship and graduation project studies. Most of the courses in the curriculum include laboratory practices and these practices are carried out in laboratories equipped with high technology devices within the engineering faculty.
The need for those who have the technical and scientific knowledge to carry out the design and development efforts of biomedical systems and take part in the efficient use of systems is increasing day by day. Biomedical engineers can take part in healthcare institutions (hospitals, treatment, and diagnostic centers, etc.) in the public or private sector, medical device producing organizations as a design engineer, quality control engineer, the production process of these devices, medical device, materials and equipment supply organizations. They can also work as a support engineer in the units that provide after-sales support, such as the control of the devices and infrastructure systems used by the health institutions belonging to the state and private sector and the infrastructure systems for them, and the planning and calibration of these systems in the institutions that perform their functions. They can provide necessary training for carrying out the activities with medical devices and medical technologies at the simulation centers within the Ministry of Health, in the public and private sector health institutions.