About the Department

The Ph.D. in Bioengineering program prepares students to become leading researchers, educators, and entrepreneurs. The program provides knowledge breadth in engineering and the biological sciences as well as student’s personal area of interest. Program aims to educate academics who will be able to contribute to the national and international projects related to bioengineering.

Scientists of bioengineering have made countless revolutionary advances that have changed the way people live. Now, it is time to combine engineering principles with biology. Research in bioengineering will strengthen our understanding of the basic principles of biological and environmental systems, create novel solutions to today's health and environmental problems, and open new pathways for technological innovation.

Education Opportunities

By learning to advance through both engineering and biological knowledge, it is anticipated that the graduates will be well-prepared for leadership careers in academia and industry related to biotechnology, medicine, and other emerging fields based on biological technology. The curriculum consists of technical elective courses, a seminar and a thesis. These courses are chosen by the students in consultation with their course advisors and can be selected from the offered Ph.D. courses on bioprocess engineering, nanotechnology, biological materials, drug delivery systems, cancer biology and biotechnology. Research methods course is offered to the students in order to improve their research knowledge and skills. A supervisor who is expert in their field is assigned for each student to assisting the student in preparing the seminar and to design an action plan of a study so that a comprehensive degree program is offered with a focus on a particular bioengineering area. Students carry out their experiments in modern laboratories equipped with high-technology tools and equipment.

Career Areas

The Ph.D. program is ideal for professionals seeking greater depth in several areas of bioengineering who wish to enhance their foundation for being a researcher, lecturer or manager in designing biological technologies and in other fields related to bioengineering..

Biotechnology Research Center (BRC) was established to develop international projects and accelerate research and development facilities in our country. The activities of this center are in the fields of cancer biology, microbiology and environmental sciences. BRC carries out projects with international partners such as Imperial College and University of Oxford. Bioengineering Ph.D. students will be supported to take part in these projects and improve themselves. By this way, they would be highly experienced scientists and would also help our society in the fields of cancer, microbiology and environment.


Institute of Graduate Studies and Research
Education and Graduate Sciences Center, GE106
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2214-2228
Institute E-mail: ciu-institute@ciu.edu.tr


3-5 Years