About the Department
The Department of Environmental Engineering consists of two undergraduate programs. These are Bioengineering and Environmental Engineering. The Bioengineering program is a disicipline that focuses on biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, cell metabolism, basic engineering, and materials science. The bioengineering program examines biological techniques and analyzes problems encountered in engineering systems and provides solutions in those areas. Students who are trained in this area are able to produce accurate and original solutions to the problems of the sector and acquire the knowledge required to understand new approaches and develop modern techniques within this program. The Environmental Engineering program is an engineering discipline that analyzes the world's most important problems with environmental pollution and produces solutions in this direction. Students are trained in environmental pollution prevention, solid waste management, water and air pollution control, and the sustainability of natural resources. The curriculum of both programs is in English and most of the theorotical courses are supported by project applications and internship programs.
The bioengineering degree program aims at the development of new technologies by taking advantage of biological systems and processes. During the four years of education, basic science courses such as physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, material science, and basic engineering courses such as thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer, fluids mechanics and genetics, molecular biology, metabolism, cell physiology and biochemistry, bioprocess engineering, neurobiology, and immunology courses are taught. Thus, a bridge is established between the basic and applied sciences. Within the scope of the Environmental Engineering program, it is aimed to educate engineers who can take part in the design, operation, control, and construction of engineering structures and systems that will prevent environmental pollution or make the degenarated environment healthy again. During the 4-year training program, our students take basic lessons on water and wastewater treatment facilities, water networks, design of water lines, solid waste management, air pollution modeling and control, environmental management and planning, noise pollution control, etc.
It is expected that those who complete the Bioengineering Undergraduate Programs will be able to work in the pharmaceutical sector and the environmental sector in hospitals and clinics, at institutions that have legal obligations such as Hıfsi Sıhha and the Turkish Standards Institution (TSE) and at genetic diagnosis and treatment centers. Our graduates can work on planning, do research and application studies in AR-GE units to obtain biochemical materials such as various food materials, beverages, energy sources (hydrogen, ethanol, biogas), drugs (antibiotics, vitamins, hormones), enzymes, and various biological polymers using biotechnological methods. Our students who study Environmental Engineering can be employed in various governmental institutions and private institutions after graduation and at the same time can work on project design, application, and environmental management issues by establishing their own companies. Drinking water, sewerage, storm water network planning and construction, domestic and industrial wastewater treatment system selection, project work, construction and its management, noise pollution control, and air pollution and control constitute the working areas of environmental engineers.