BS Biomedical Engineering

Degree: B.S.
Duration (Years): 4
Language: English

Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Program

General Information

Biomedical engineering is a multidisciplinary program utilizing the application of engineering principles to the fields of biology and health care.

This program is developed in coordination with Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry Departments as well as Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine. Biomedical Engineering is a state-of-the-art interdisciplinary program which provides a common platform for collaboration among engineering, natural and medical sciences. In this context, electrical, electronic, computer and mechanical engineers collaborate with physiotherapists, biologists, medical doctors and pharmacists for healthier future of humanity.


The Biomedical Engineering program goal is to create world-class graduates to meet the 21st century needs of biomedical-related industries focused on patient care via medical devices and pharmaceuticals, as well as government and private consulting practice – all founded on a strong science and engineering education. Graduates of the EMU Biomedical Engineering Program will:

  • Apply engineering principles to understand and predict the behavior of biological and physiological systems relevant to human health and disease.
  • Understand and apply the theory and practice of biomedical engineering design and technology creation tailored towards patient care and human health.
  • Engineer robust solutions within highly variable and complex biomedical problems.
  • Build critical leadership, interpersonal and professional skills to thrive within diverse team environments and prepare for life-long learning.
  • Be provided with opportunities for an experiential learning approach based on biomedical applications.
  • Have a complementary general education in humanities, history and social sciences.

Career Opportunities

With an aging population, and diseases such as diabetes and obesity on the rise, our society is facing new challenges in health and well-being every day. Biomedical Engineering plays a pivotal role in developing solutions. There are countless opportunities for biomedical engineers to make a difference in our world and work in a wide range of application areas, including:

  • Biomedical data analysis
  • Biomedical image analysis and pattern recognition
  • Medical device product design, manufacturing, testing and management
  • Simulation and modeling of diseases and biological systems
  • Healthcare regulations
  • Design and engineering of sports equipment and testing
  • Research and development in medical devices and instrumentation

Contact Information

Tel: +90 392 630 1301
Fax: +90 392 365 1648

Degree: B.S.
Duration (Years): 4
Language: English
Course Code Course Title Semester Credit Lecture Hour (hrs/week) Lab (hrs/week) Tutorial (hrs/week) ECTS

Semester 1

BIOL124 Introduction to Molecular Biology and Genetics 1 3 2 3 - 6
This course aims to increase awareness of molecular basis of modern genetics. It covers basic structure of DNA, RNA and their functions. It covers transmission of hereditary material, gene expression and regulation, and protein synthesis. Importance of the Human Genome Project is highlighted.
CHEM101 General Chemistry 1 4 4 1 - 6
Atoms, molecules and ions; Mass relations in chemistry, stoichiometry; Gasses, the ideal gas law, partial pressures, mole fractions, kinetic theory of gases; Electronic structure and the periodic table; Thermo chemistry, calorimetry, enthalpy, the first law of thermodynamics; Liquids and Solids; Solutions; Acids and Bases; Organic Chemistry.
PHYS101 Physics - I 1 4 4 1 - 6
Physical quantities and units. Vector calculus. Kinematics of motion. Newton`s laws of motion and their applications. Work-energy theorem. Impulse and momentum. Rotational kinematics and dynamics. Static equilibrium.
MATH151 Calculus - I 1 4 4 - 1 6
Limits and continuity. Derivatives. Rules of differentiation. Higher order derivatives. Chain rule. Related rates. Rolle's and the mean value theorem. Critical Points. Asymptotes. Curve sketching. Integrals. Fundamental Theorem. Techniques of integration. Definite integrals. Application to geometry and science. Indeterminate forms. L'Hospital's Rule. Improper integrals. Infinite series. Geometric series. Power series. Taylor series and binomial series.
ENGL181 Academic English - I 1 3 5 1 - 5
ENGL 181 is a first-semester freshman academic English course. It is designed to help students improve the level of their English to B1+ level, as specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The course connects critical thinking with language skills and incorporates learning technologies such as IQ Online. The purpose of the course is to consolidate students’ knowledge and awareness of academic discourse, language structures, and lexis. The main focus will be on the development of productive (writing and speaking) and receptive (reading) skills in academic settings.
ENGL191 Communication in English - I 1 3 3 1 - 5
ENGL191 is a first-semester freshman academic English course. It is designed to help students improve the level of their English to B1+ level, as specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The course connects critical thinking with language skills and incorporates learning technologies such as IQ Online. The purpose of the course is to consolidate students’ knowledge and awareness of academic discourse, language structures, and lexis. The main focus will be on the development of productive (writing and speaking) and receptive (reading) skills in academic settings.

Semester 2

BMED102 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering 2 No-Credit - 1 - 1
A series of seminars are held in current topics and areas of specialization in Biomedical Engineering. Speakers are invited from different departments of EMU or other International Universities, Industry and Consulting firms, to deliver seminars in all aspects of biomedical engineering that are not normally covered in lectures. These include, safety at work, standards, quality control, engineering ethics, etc
EENG112 Introduction to Programming 2 4 4 1 - 7
High-level programming environments. Variables, expressions and assignments. Introducing C programming. Structured programming; sequential, selective and repetitive structures. Function definition and function calls. Prototypes and header files. Recursive functions. Arrays and pointers. Dynamic memory management. Parameter passing conventions. Multi dimensional arrays. Structures and unions. Conditional compilation, modular programming and multi-file programs. Exception handling. File processing. Formatted I/O. Random file access. Index structures and file organization.
CHEM106 Organic Chemistry 2 4 4 1 - 6
This course is designed to provide a fundamental overview of organic chemistry to students of biomedical engineering. Upon successful completion of this class, students will understand the relationship between structure and function of molecules, the major classes of reactions, reaction energetics and mechanisms, synthesis of organic compounds, and how to determine structure via various spectroscopic techniques. Several themes are prevalent in each unit of study: nomenclature, chemical and physical properties, structures, mechanisms, common molecules, and the diversity of organic molecules in plants, bacteria, and animals. The course also integrates the societal, pharmaceutical or industrial importance of specific compound
MATH152 Calculus - II 2 4 4 1 - 6
Vectors in R3. Lines and Planes. Functions of several variables. Limit and continuity. Partial differentiation. Chain rule. Tangent plane. Critical Points. Global and local extrema. Lagrange multipliers. Directional derivative. Gradient, Divergence and Curl. Multiple integrals with applications. Triple integrals with applications. Triple integral in cylindrical and spherical coordinates. Line, surface and volume integrals. Independence of path. Green's Theorem. Conservative vector fields. Divergence Theorem. Stokes' Theorem.
PHYS102 Physics - II 2 4 4 1 - 6
Kinetic theory of ideal gases. Equipartition of energy. Heat, heat transfer and heat conduction. Laws of thermodynamics, applications to engine cycles. Coulombs law and electrostatic fields. Gauss's law. Electric potential. Magnetic field. Amperes law. Faradays law.
ENGL182 Academic English - II 2 3 5 1 - 5
ENGL182 is a second-semester freshman academic English course. It is designed to help students improve the level of their English to B2 level, as specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The course connects critical thinking with language skills and incorporates learning technologies such as IQ Online. The purpose of the course is to consolidate students’ knowledge and awareness of academic discourse, language structures, and lexis. The main focus will be on the development of productive (writing and speaking) and receptive (reading) skills in academic settings.
ENGL192 Communication in English - II 2 3 3 - 1 5
ENGL192 is a second-semester freshman academic English course. It is designed to help students improve the level of their English to B2 level, as specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The course connects critical thinking with language skills and incorporates learning technologies such as IQ Online. The purpose of the course is to consolidate students’ knowledge and awareness of academic discourse, language structures, and lexis. The main focus will be on the development of productive (writing and speaking) and receptive (reading) skills in academic settings.

Semester 3

MDCN271 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology 3 4 4 1 - 6
The fundamental concepts of human anatomy in terms of organisation, maintenance, regulation and integration, and movement and support of the body will be explained. Students will be able to describe the role of cellular respiration to maintain life and analyse the principal of homeostasis in relation to regulation and disturbances in human anatomy The concepts of anatomy as they apply to people across the lifespan will be discussed Position and relationship of anatomical structures will covered.
EENG115 Introduction to Logic Design 3 4 4 1 - 7
Variables and functions. Boolean algebra and truth tables. Logic gates, Karnaugh maps. Incompletely specified functions, Multilevel logic circuits. Tabular minimization. Number representation. Arithmetic circuits. Binary codes. Programmable logic devices. Multiplexers, decoders and encoders. Synchronous sequential circuits, flip-flops, synchronous counters.
Systems of linear equations, Echelon forms. Matrix Algebra, Determinants, and Inverse matrices. Vector spaces, Linear transformations, Eigenvalue problems. First-order differential equations; Second - order differential equations; General results of First-order linear systems, Laplace transforms.
INFE221 Electrical Circuits 3 4 4 1 - 7
Circuit variables and circuit elements. Some circuit simplification techniques. Techniques of circuit analysis. The operational amplifiers. The natural and step response of RL and RC circuits. Natural and step responses of RLC circuits. Sinusoidal steady-state analysis. Introduction to the Laplace Transform. The Laplace Transform in circuit analysis.
PHYT207 Biomechanics and Kinesiology - I 3 2 2 - - 4
Biomechanical principles and appliacation area, internal and external force types, stability and balance, biomechanics in rehabilitation; collagen, cartilage, bone, muscle and joint biomechanics, normal and pathological gait.

Semester 4

BIOL260 Human Biology and Biotechnology 4 3 3 - - 6
MATH252 Mathematical Methods for Engineers 4 4 4 1 - 6
Complex numbers. Algebra of complex numbers. Polar representation. Complex functions. Limit and continuity. Analyticity. Analytic functions. Cauchy-Riemann equations. Line integrals. Cauchy integral formula. Isolated singularities. Residue theorem. Numerical error. Solution of nonlinear equations. Convergence. Solution of linear system of equations: direct and iterative methods. Interpolation. Curve fitting. Numerical differentiation and integration.
PHYT206 Biomechanics and Kinesiology - II 4 2 2 - - 4
Biomechanics and pathomechanics of foot and ankle, knee joint, hip joint, pelvis, spine, shoulder joint, elbow joint, wrist and hand are lectured.
EENG226 Signals and Systems 4 4 4 - - 6
Continuous-time and discrete-time signals and systems. Linear time-invariant (LTI) systems: system properties, convolution sum and the convolution integral representation, system properties, LTI systems described by differential and difference equations. Fourier series: Representation of periodic continuous-time and discrete-time signals and filtering. Continuous time Fourier transform and its properties: Time and frequency shifting, conjugation, differentiation and integration, scaling, convolution, and the Parseval`s relation. Representation of aperiodic signals and the Discrete-time Fourier transform. Properties of the discrete-time Fourier transform.
EENG234 Electromagnetics 4 4 4 1 - 6
Static electric fields in vacuum, electric potential, conductors, static elecrtric fields in material medium, dielectrics, polarization, dielectric boundary conditions, capacitance, static magnetic fields in vacuum, magnetic materials, magnetization, magnetic boundary conditions, inductance, magnetic vector potential, dynamic fields and Maxwell’s equations, wave equations in free space and homogeneous media, plane waves, reflecion and transmission at planar interfaces, time and frequency domain analysis of waves in transmission line circuits.
TUSL181 Turkish as a Second Language 4 2 2 - - 2
HIST280 Atatürk İlkeleri ve İnkilap Tarihi 4 2 2 - - 2

Semester 5

CHEM339 Biomaterials 5 3 3 - 1 6
Introduction to Biomaterials; History and Present Day Status, the Interdisciplinary Nature of Biomaterials Science. Classes of Materials used in Medicine; Polymers, Metals, Ceramics, Hydrogels, Degradable and Resorbable Materials, Composites. Basic Testing Methods of Bulk and Surface Properties of Materials. Biological Responses to Biomaterials. Biocompatibility; the Concept and Evaluation of Biocompatibility. Biodegradation; Degradation of Materials in the Biological Environment. An overview of Fundamental Applications of Biomaterials; Cardiovascular Devices, Orthopedic and Dental Implants, Opthalmologic Applications, Wound Dressings, Sutures, Medical Biosensors, Drug Delivery Systems, Tissue Engineering Systems. Ethical Issues in Biomaterials and Medical Devices.
INFE242 Electronics 5 4 4 1 - 7
Semiconductor devices, basic amplifier concepts, diodes, P-N junction diodes, Schottky diodes, Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJTs), Field-Effect Transistors: MOSFETs, JFETs, transistor biasing.
BMED327 Biomedical Instrumentation - I 5 4 4 1 - 7
Basic biomedical instrumentation and physiological concepts. Basic sensors and principles: biological signals, biosensors, transducers, bioelectrodes. Amplifiers and signal processing: op amps, active filtering, impedance matching. Biopotentials: origin of biopotentials: ECG, EMG, EEG and MEG. Biopotential electrodes and amplifiers. Measurement of blood flow and pressure.
UE01 University Elective - I 5 3 3 - - 5
MATH322 Probability and Statistical Methods 5 3 3 1 - 5
Introduction to probability and statistics. Operations on sets. Counting problems. Conditional probability and total probability formula, Bayes' theorem. Introduction to random variables, density and distribution functions. Expectation, variance and covariance. Basic distributions. Joint density and distribution function. Descriptive statistics. Estimation of parameters, maximum likelihood estimator. Hypothesis testing.

Semester 6

BMED328 Biomedical Instrumentation - II 6 4 4 1 - 7
Measurement of flow and volume of blood. Cardiovascular system and hemodynamics. Respiratory system, measurements of the respiratory system. Chemical biosensors. Clinical laboratory Instrumentation. Processing of biological signals. Biomedical imaging systems. Therapeutic and prosthetic devices. Electrical hazards, electrical safety and bioethics.
BIOL216 Cellular and Molecular Physiology 6 4 3 3 - 6
In this course the basic concepts of physiology and the use of physiology knowledge in the field of molecular biology and genetics are covered. Key functional features of different types of human cells and how they communicate are studied. Specifically, covered topics include homeostasis, cell membranes, membrane transport processes, transportation of the molecules between the organelles, protein synthesis, vesicular trafficking, endocytosis and exocytosis.
EENG420 Digital Signal Processing 6 4 4 1 - 6
Overview of digital signals and systems. Frequency and time representation of sampling, decimation, interpolation. Z-transform: Evaluation, region of convergence (ROC) and properties. Discrete time system structures: tapped delay line and lattice structures. Fast Fourier Transform (FFT). Digital filter design: Finite impulse response (FIR), infinite impulse response (IIR), windowing, Hilbert transform.
UE02 University Elective - II 6 3 3 - - 5
ENGL201 Communication Skills in English III - Technical Report Writing 6 3 3 1 - 6
ENGL 201 is a Communication Skills course for students at the Faculty of Engineering. The course aims to introduce a range of skills, including effective written and oral communication, research skills and study skills. Throughout the course the students will be involved in project work intended to help them in their immediate and future academic and professional life. This will include library research, technical report writing and an oral presentation. By investigating a topic of their own choice, students will develop their understanding of independent research skills. During the report writing process, students will improve their writing and develop the ability to produce organized, cohesive work. The oral presentation aims to enhance spoken fluency and accuracy and provide training in the components of a good presentation.

Semester 7

BMED405 Graduation Design Project Proposal 7 1 1 - - 1
This is a course that can be taken in the 7th academic semester. It forms a preparation phase for the BMED406 Graduation Design Project and it involves a design project proposal. Students are expected to familiarize themselves with their projects, carry out literature survey and prepare materials, study components and relevant standards before the implementation phase in the following semester.
BMED403 Summer Training 7 No-Credit - - - 0
In partial fulfilment of graduation requirements, each student is required to complete 40 continuous working days of training during the summer vacations, normally at the end of the junior year, in accordance with rules and regulations set by the Department. Special attention should be given to most but not necessarily all of the following areas of training: production, operation, maintenance, management and safety. A formal report describing the projects the student was involved in is to be submitted.
BMED434 Biomedical Imaging 7 4 4 1 - 7
Fundamentals of X-ray. Interactions between X-rays and matter. Generation and detection of X-rays. X-ray diagnostic methods. Conventional X-ray radiography. Computed tomography. X-ray image characteristics. Fundamentals of acoustic propagation. Generation and detection of ultrasound. Ultrasonic diagnostic methods. Ultrasonic transmission methods and transmission tomography. Fundamentals of nuclear medicine. Generation and detection of nuclear emission. Radionuclide generators. Radionuclide imaging systems. Fundamentals of nuclear magnetic resonance. Generation and detection of NMR signal. The magnet, magnetic field gradients, the NMR coil / probe. Data acquisition. Imaging methods. Slice selection, frequency encoding, phase encoding, spin-echo imaging. Biological effects of magnetic fields.
UE03 University Elecitive - III 7 3 3 - - 5
AE01 Area Elective I 7 3 3 - - 6
AE02 Area Elective II 7 3 3 - - 6
IENG420 Fundamentals of Engineering Economy 7 3 3 - - 5
An introduction to the basics of economic analysis for decisions in engineering design, in manufacturing, in manufacturing equipment, and in industrial projects. Time value of money. Cash-flow analysis. Cost of capital. Return on investment. Elements of cost and cost estimation. Break-even analysis. Decision making among alternatives. Effects of depreciation. Taxes. Replacement analysis. Inflation.
ECON231 Fundamentals of Economics 7 3 3 - 1 5
The course will cover fundamental concepts of both macro- and microeconomics at the introductory level. Microeconomic aspects of the course include supply and demand; elasticity; market efficiency; cost of production; and profit maximization in competitive and monopolistic markets. Macroeconomics aspects include national income accounting; unemployment; inflation; Long-run and short-run aggregate demand and supply curves; economic growth and international trade.
IENG450 Industrial Management 7 3 3 - - 5
This is a service course offered to non-IE engineering students. The aim is to prepare the students to assume positions in industry as engineering managers. The topics covered include the historical development of industrial management, introductory operations management, functions of technology management, managing technological change, managing engineering projects, and managing the engineering career.

Semester 8

BMED406 Graduate Design Project 8 3 1 4 - 7
Design and practical works-oriented projects will be given to students with an aim to stimulate application of theoretical knowledge to practical situations. The Graduation Design Project can be taken in the 8th academic semester. It provides experience in designing and implementing systems within multiple realistic constraints using conventional materials, components, equipments and software. Projects should be implemented conforming to relevant standards, ethical issues and environmental policies.
AE03 Area Elective III 8 3 3 - - 6
AE04 Area Elective IV 8 3 3 - - 6
BIOL414 Systems Biology 8 3 3 1 - 6
The course aims to cover cellular networks and their bio-molecular dynamics. Different network patterns are presented. Computer driven models of biochemical systems are studied.
IENG355 Ethics in Engineering 8 3 3 - - 5
This course is designed to introduce moral rights and responsibilities of engineers in relation to society, employers, colleagues and clients. Analysis of ethical and value conflict in modern engineering practice. Importance of intellectual property rights and conflicting interests. Ethical aspects in engineering design, manufacturing, and operations. Cost-benefit-risk analysis and safety and occupational hazard considerations.

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