Ege University, Department of Bioengineering first time admitted students through OSYM exam in 2000 with the resolution taken on 12.04.2000 by Turkish Higher Education Council (YÖK)’s Executive Committee.
Master of Science Program in Bioengineering was established at the Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences of Ege University during the academic year of 2001–2002 and doctoral program was introduced during the academic year of 2004–2005.
In 2003-2004, the first bioengineering diplomas were awarded to the students who had qualified to graduate.
In the year 2005, a very prestigious grant was acquired from the EU FP6 program in the field of “Integrating and Strengthening the European Research Area”. With a very high score of 24 out of 25 in project evaluation, the Department was selected as a 'budding’ Centre of Excellence in Bioengineering and Biotechnology through this EU-FP6 project entitled “Aegean Centre of Excellence for Bioengineering and Biotechnology - BIOACE”. BIO-ACE is now renowned for its unique quality in RTD and post-graduate training as well as widespread contacts and collaborations at national and European level.