Engineering, in general uses mathematics, physics and chemistry for the purpose of developing new technologies and services to improve the living standards of societies. In this aspect, bioengineering is a discipline that applies engineering principles to biological systems.
Bioengineering, which uses engineering methodologies to solve life-related problems, is a science that includes biological concepts, principles and methods, and has a great future and promise with its multi-disciplinary structure. Biomedical, Bioinformatics, Biomaterials, Biomechanics, Biomechatronics, Biomimetics, Bionanotechnology, Biotechnology, Clinical Engineering, Bioprocess Engineering, Biosensors, Medical Imaging, Neuroengineering, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Synthetic Biology, Systems Biology, Systems Physiology, Telehealth, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine are included in its areas of expertise. Also, transdermal patches, wearable devices/sensors, robotic surgery and rehabilitation, nanorobots, virtual reality, drug delivery micro/nano systems, gene editing (CRISPR-Cas9 technology), organ-on-a-chip systems and mini bioreactors are some of the popular approaches in the field of bioengineering. On the other hand, during the Covid-19 pandemic, which has affected the whole world since December 2019 and changed our lives significantly, bioengineers continued to work actively at every stage, from diagnostic systems such as Real-time PCR tests and rapid diagnosis kits to therapeutic tools such as vaccines and drugs. Hence, they have become important players in the fight against the epidemic with their research activities. Bioengineering, which serves a wide area of research that includes different engineering applications in which products, processes and methods that use biological information in research and development studies for living organisms are developed, is a partly new and exciting field, as well as diagnosis, imaging for a longer and better quality of life. It opens the way for advanced technological developments by filling the gap between these fields with a multidisciplinary approach by including the fields of therapy, environment and energy. With all these aspects, Ege University Bioengineering Department, which pays great attention to the training of scientists and academicians who will specialize in this field and develop the technologies of the future, continues to train students and scientific research with this awareness.
Ege University Bioengineering Department is the first "Bioengineering Department" established among engineering faculties in our country. The education language of Bioengineering program is mainly Turkish, and 30% is English.
Within the framework of the ERASMUS+ Program of the Bioengineering Department, there are a total of 13 cooperation agreements covering different countries and 1 cooperation agreement in the MEVLANA Protocol.