Department of Biomedical Engineering
Chairman’s Welcome Message

Dear Students,

Welcome to the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Near East University, NEU. Our department has been founded in 2008. The department is carrying out its departmental studies in providing graduate (BSc) and postgraduate (MSc and PhD) programs with the help of a team of experienced academic staff.

Being the only department of its kind in North Cyprus, the graduates of Department of Biomedical Engineering have opportunity to be employed in all areas of medicine. Over the years, the department has developed strong ties to local Biomedical Companies and local hospitals, NEU Hospital, NEU Dentistry Hospital and NEU Veterinary hospital. This is the most important advantage of the department and you as a student, have the opportunity to implement your laboratory studies and pratical applications.

Department of Biomedical Engineering is accredited by YOK, YODAK, ASIIN, and EUR-ACE (European Accrediatation of Engineering Programmes). Accrediatation ensures a quality education that takes into account design content, mathematic rigor and solid measures of outcome.

I invite you to continue to surf our department website to learn more about our challenging degree programs, our research accomplisments.

I would like to conclude by wishing you every success and renewing my greeting by saying welcome, again.

Sincerely,

Prof. Dr. Ayşe GÜNAY KİBARER
Head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering
aysegunay.kibarer@neu.edu.tr

Courses
  • Basic Departmental Courses
  • Departmental Courses
  • Departmental Elective Courses
  • Non-Departmental Elective Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCreditECTSPrerequisiteClass HoursLABPractiumLearning Sessions
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 1. YEAR / 1. SEMESTERPHY101General Physics I46-3202111
MTH101Calculus I46-4002110
ENG101English I35-0000111
BME101Introduction to Biomedical Engineering34-2000102
CHM104Chemistry For Biological Sciences45-3200221
YİT101Turkish for Foreign Students I22-2000201
TUR101Turkish Language I22-0002002
AİT101Atatürk Principles and the History of Turkish Revolution I22-2000201
AİT103Principles of Atatürk and the History of Turkish Revolution I22-0002002
1. YEAR / 2. SEMESTERPHY102General Physics II45PHY1013202210
MTH102Calculus II45MTH1014002110
BME102Biochemistry44BME1043100112
BME110Medical English33ENG1013000111
ENG102English II35ENG1010000111
MTH113Linear Algebra35MTH1013002010
YİT102Turkish for Foreign Students II22YİT 1012000201
TUR102Turkish Language II22TUR 1010002002
AİT102Principles of Atatürk and Recent Turkish History II22AİT 1012000201
AİT104Principles of Atatürk and the History of Turkish Revolution II22AİT 1030002002
2. YEAR / 1. SEMESTERMTH201Differential Equations46MTH1024002110
ENG201Communication Skills33ENG1023000111
ECC106Introduction to Computers and Programming45-4103100
ECC204Electric Circuits45PHY1023202110
BME202Biomaterials44-4000221
NTENontechnical Electives35-3------
2. YEAR / 2. SEMESTERBME210Anatomy and Physiology34-3000111
ECC205Basic Electronics45ECC2043202200
BME200Internship I06-0000000
BME260Electromagnetic Theories34PHY1023002100
BME250Biostatistics34MTH1013002100
ECC001Digital Logic45ECC1063202200
NTENontechnical Elective35-3------
3. YEAR / 1. SEMESTERBME301Biomedical Sensors45-3202110
ECC301Microprocessors45ECC0013202110
ECC008Signals and Systems46-3202110
BME310Biomedical Electronics45ECC2053202110
BME311Biomedical Instrumentation I45-3202110
BME320Biomechanics34-3002100
3. YEAR / 2. SEMESTERBME340Modeling of Biological Systems35BME2503001110
BME350Radiology Physics35PHY1013001110
BME303Biomedical Imaging35-2201110
BME312Biomedical Instrumentation II45BME3113202110
BME321Artificial Organs34-3002001
BME300Internship II06-0000000
4. YEAR / 1. SEMESTERBME400Graduation Project I310-3000111
BME401Instrumental Analysis45-4002110
BME452Biomedical Signal Processing35
TETechnical Elective35-3002100
TETechnical Elective35-3002100
4. YEAR / 2. SEMESTERBME402Graduation Project II310-3000111
BME435Bioinformatics35-3001110
TETechnical Elective35-3002100
TETechnical Elective35-3002100
TETechnical Elective35-3002100
Total159243

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Technical Elective Courses

  • Basic Departmental Courses
  • Departmental Courses
  • Departmental Elective Courses
  • Non-Departmental Elective Courses
COURSE CODECOURSE NAMECREDİTECTSPREREQUİSİTECLASS HOURSLABPRACTICALLEARNİNG SESSİONS
PSCRT
BME432Fundamental Applications of Computed Tomography35-3002100
BME443Introduction to Tissue Engineering35-3002100
BME333Biomedical Computer Applications35-3002100
BME405Nuclear Medicine35-3002100
BME409Clinical Engineering35-3002100
BME304Introduction to Nanotechnology35-3002100
BME437X-Ray Based Systems35-3002100
BME453Medical Ethics35-3002100
BME458Biomedical Equipment Design35-3002100
BME482Maintenance and Operation of Medical Devices35-3002100
BME431Cardiac Biomechanics and ECG Systems35-3002100
BME407Ultrasound Imaging35-3002100
ECC413Introduction to Artificial Intelligence35-3002100
ECC419Digital Image Processing35-3002100
ECC426Economics for Engineers36-3202111
ECC427Management for Engineers36-3202111

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Restricted Non-Technical Elective Courses

  • Basic Departmental Courses
  • Departmental Courses
  • Departmental Elective Courses
  • Non-Departmental Elective Courses
COURSE CODECOURSE NAMECREDİTECTSPREREQUİSİTECLASS HOURSLABPRACTICUMLEARNİNG SESSİONS
PSCRT
MAN101Introduction to Management35-3001200
ECON101Introduction to Economics35-3001200
FRE101French I35-3000212
FRE102French II35-3000212
GER101German I35-3000212
GER102German II35-3200222
ARB101Arabic35-3200222
GRE101Greek35-3200222
RUS101Russian35-3200222
DBT301Debate Club35-3200222
PHIL101Introduction to Philosophy35-3200202
HIST103History of Civilization35-3200202
POL101Political Science I35-3200202
SOC101Sociology35-3200202

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Course Objectives And Contents

YEAR 1

MTH101   Mathematics I (course type: required) (4 Credits)
Course objective: This course aims to give advances of Calculus to students.
Course Content: 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.

CHM104  Chemistry For Biological Sciences  (course type: required) (4 Credits)
Course objective: By the end of this course, students should understand the fundamental concept of atomic theory, chemical equations, thermochemistry and hands-on laboratory works.
Course content: A basic course with emphasizing the metric system. Introduction to atomic theory, stoichiometry. The structural and physical properties of matter. Periodic relationship among elements and periodic table. Gaseous state. Thermochemistry. Energy and enthalpy. Electronic structure of atoms. Electrochemistry. Chemical bonding.

PHY101  General Physics I (course type: required) (4 Credits)
Course objective: Be able to know the basic laws of mechanics.To apply those laws for solving problems. To be able tous his/her knowledge in the fields of other sciences and/or engineering. Understanding how physics approach and solve problems in mechanics.
Course Content: A basic physics course which study mechanic phenomenas. Topics include the description of motion, forces, gravitation, work, and energy, momentum, rotational motion, and Static equilibrium. Laboratory work is an important component of the course.

BME101  Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (course type: required) (3 Credits)
Course objective:This course is designed for biomedical engineering undergraduate students. The purpose of the course is to provide biomedical engineering background on technical aspects.
Course Content: Brief introduction to the field of biomedical engineering is given; biomedical devices, medical instrumentation and medical imaging systems are introduced to familiarize the students for the upcoming years of study. Students are provided with overviews of the major physical techniques that engineers have used to explore in biomedical engineering level.

ENG101  English I (course type: required) (4 Credits)   
Course objective: ENG 101 is designed to improve the students’ presentation ability. Students are expected to do an oral presentation. At the end of the course they submitted their written projects.
Course Content: This course offers intermediate levels include wide range of grammatical structures and vocabulary of English in order to built onto the foundation established at the Preparatory School. This course aims to bring the students to a level that will enable them fulfill the requirements of main courses of their departments. Students will be encouraged to read a variety of texts as well as chapters from textbooks so that they can pursue their undergraduate studies at the university without major difficulty.

MTH102  Mathematics II (course type: required) (4 Credits)
Course objective: This course aims to give advances of Calculus to students.
Course Content: Plane and polar co-ordinates, area in polar co-ordinates, arc length of curves. Limit, continuity and differentiability of function of several variables, extreme values, method of Lagrange multipliers. Double integral, triple integral with applications. Line integrals, Green’s theorem. Sequences, infinite series, power series, Taylor’s series. Complex numbers.

Prerequisite: MTH101

PHY102  General Physics II (course type: required) (4 Credits)
Course objective: Be able to know the basic laws of electricity and magnetism. To apply those laws for solving problems. To be able to use his/her knowledge in the fields of other sciences and/or engineering. Understanding how physics approach and solve problems in electricity and magnetism.
Course Content: A basic physics course which study electric and magnetic phenomenas. Topics include electricity, magnetism, and direct current circuits. Laboratory work is an important component of the course.

Prerequisite: PHY101

AİT101 Principles of Atatürk and the History of Turkish Revolution I (course type: only for Turkish Students) (2 Credits)
Course objective: The aim of this course is to give detail introduction about the Turkish Republic History for Turkish students.
Course Content: Beside discussing the definition of the term “ Revolution” by giving some examples such as French and Russian Revolutions, this course mainly focuses on  the  historical process that laid the basis of the foundation of Modern Turkey.In this context, after presenting a concise political history of the Ottoman Empire and its state mechanism, the political, social and economical developments between the Sultan Selim III Period (1789-1808) and the proclamation of Republic of Turkey by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in 1923, are examined.

AİT102  Principles of Atatürk and the History of Turkish Revolution II course type: only for Turkish Students) (2 Credits)
Course objective: Besides the philosophical foundations of Ataturk’s principles historic events up to the establishment of the Republic of Turkey, the basic meaning and form of interpretation in the light of contemporary developments founded on the Turkish modernization are the focus of this course.
Course Content: The political, social, economical and cultural transformation in the Republic of Turkey; The six principles of Atatürk and Kemalizm; Turkish Foreign Policy during the Atatürk period.

Prerequisite: AİT101

AİT103  Principles of Atatürk and the History of Turkish Revolution I (course type: only for Foreign Students) (2 Credits)
Course objective: The aim of this course is to give detail introduction about the Turkish Republic History for Turkish students.
Course Content: Beside discussing the definition of the term “ Revolution” by giving some examples such as French and Russian Revolutions, this course mainly focuses on  the  historical process that laid the basis of the foundation of Modern Turkey.In this context, after presenting a concise political history of the Ottoman Empire and its state mechanism, the political, social and economical developments between the Sultan Selim III Period (1789-1808) and the proclamation of Republic of Turkey by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in 1923, are examined.

AİT104   Principles of Atatürk and the History of Turkish Revolution II (course type: only for Foreign Students) (2 Credits)
Course objective: Besides the philosophical foundations of Ataturk’s principles historic events up to the establishment of the Republic of Turkey, the basic meaning and form of interpretation in the light of contemporary developments founded on the Turkish modernization are the focus of this course.
Course Content: The political, social, economical and cultural transformation in the Republic of Turkey; The six principles of Atatürk and Kemalizm; Turkish Foreign Policy during the Atatürk period.

Prerequisite: AİT103

YİT101  Turkish for Foreigners I (course type: only for Foreign Students) (2 Credits)
Course objective: The aim of this course is to introduce Turkish Language for Foreign Students of NEU.
Course Content: Basic rules of Turkish, phonetics (sounds, alphabet reading rules), vocabulary (Recognition of words as words, relations between words), sentence information (sentence organizations, general structure and sentence types), reading-writing (reading rules and writing techniques, spelling rules, comprehension of speech and writing language, spelling rules.), reading-comprehension (reading comprehension techniques, applications on texts), listening (listening comprehension, listening to the notes of the necessary comments by making notes, students practice on the appropriate texts to their own profession), speech (Learning the techniques of speaking, learning some specific emphasis, intonation. Applying on appropriate texts. A1 has been started according to the level of international language.

TUR 101 Turkish Language I (course type: only for Turkish Students) (2 Credits)
Course objective: To teach the concepts of writing language and writing. Teach the formal writings and develop the plan with applications.
Course Content: Definition and importance of language; the relationship between language and culture; written language and its features, external structure and rules in written expression, spelling rules and punctuation marks; plan, theme, point of view, helpful ideas, paragraph writing; concept of composition, composition writing rules and plans; composition, composition, paragraph review, composition correction studies, general expression disorders, thinking and expressing thoughts; various types of writing (memo, clause, story, criticism, novel, etc.).

YİT102  Turkish for Foreigners II (course type: only for Foreign Students) (2 Credits)
Course objective: The aim of this course is to improve Turkish Language for Foreign Students of NEU.
Course Content: Vocabulary of the Turkish (Recognition of words as words, relations between words), sentence information (sentence organizations, general structure and sentence types), reading-writing (reading rules and writing techniques, spelling rules, comprehension of speech and writing language, spelling rules.), reading (reading comprehension techniques, applications on the texts), listening (listening comprehension, listening to the necessary comments by taking note of the necessary comments on the students' own profession) applications, speaking (learning speech techniques, specific emphasis, learning shapes such as intonation, appropriate text Applications on the A1 level according to the international level.

Prerequisite: YİT101

TUR 102 Turkish Language I (course type: only for Turkish Students) (2 Credits)
Course objective: To improve written and oral expression. To develop scientific narrative and to gain the ability to produce scientific text.
Course Content: Written Expression, Method and Plan in Written Expression, Written Expression Practice, Scientific Texts (Article-Course Content Report-Criticism), Official Texts (Petition, Resume), Literary Genres, Essay, Column, Travel Writing, Biography, Story, Novel, Oral Literature, Oral Expression and Communication.

Prerequisite: TUR101

MTH113  Linear Algebra (course type: required) (3 Credits)
Course objective: This course aims to give details of Linear Algebra to students.
Course Content: System of linear equations: elementary row operations, echelon forms, Gaussian elimination method. Matrices: elementary matrices, invertible matrices. Determinants: adjoint and inverse matrices, Crammer’s rule. Vector spaces: linear independents, basis, dimension. Linear mapping. Inner product spaces: Gram-Schmit ortogonalization. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors, Cayley-Hamilton theorem, diagonalization.

Prerequisite: MTH101

ENG102   English II (course type: required) (3 Credits)
Course objective: This course aims to bring the students to a level that will enable them to ful fill the requirement so the main courses of the departments. The ability to evaluate, analyze and synthesize information in written discourse will be highlighted. Documentation in writing will be introduced at the beginning of the course, in order to solidly establish the skill by the end. Students will learn the discourse patterns and structures to be used in different essay types that they need for real life, hands-on tasks like explaining process, organizing schedules, reporting or progress, or analyzing risk.

Prerequisite: ENG101

Course Content: This course will be a continuation of ENG 101, with greater emphasis on student autonomy, research skills and synthesizing ability. In Eng-102, the ability to evaluate, analyze and synthesize information in written discourse will be highlighted. Documentation in writing will be introduced at the beginning of the course, in order to solidly establish the skill by the end. Students will learn the discourse patterns and structures to be used in different essay types. Students will prepare essays: 1. An academic essay with proper documentation. 2. A project report to be prepared throughout the course, including a literature review (displaying analysis/synthesis skills, and documentation), a definition/elaboration of a problem (using definition, description, cause/effect and comparison/contrast patterns) and suggestions for solution (including personal views and argumentation). Local and regional topics, personalizing the research and viewpoints will be recommended to prevent plagiarism. Instructors will have to keep in close contact with the students to guide them throughout the process.

Prerequisite: ENG101

BME102  Biochemistry (course type: required) (4 Credits)        
Course objective: This course is designed for engineering students. Students are also provided with overviews of the major physical and chemical techniques that engineers have used to explore life at the molecular level.
Course Content: Emphasis is placed on the realationship between molecular architecture and the functional properties of biomolecules, and the thermodynamic, unceasing, and self regulating nature of living processes.

Prerequisite: BME104

BME110  Medical English (course type: required) (3 Credits)
Course objective: Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the medical field professions and will be able to demonstrate the correct pronunciation and spelling of medical term
Course Content: Accurately describe the human body and associated components, conditions processes and process in a science-based manner. Learn words created using prefixes and suffixes in Latin and Ancient Greek. In medicine, their meanings and their etymologyare informed by the lananguage of origin.

MTH201 Differential Equations (course type: required) (4 Credits)      

Course objective: Introducing first, second and higher order differential equations, and the methods of solving these equations. Emphasizing  the  important  of  differential  equations and  its  engineering  application.  Introducing  the Laplace  transform  and  its  applications  in  solving  differential  equations  and  other  engineering applications. Introducing the series method in solving differential equations.

Course Content: Ordinary and partial differential equations. Explicit solutions, Implicit Solution. First-order differential equations,  separable, homogenous  differential equations, exact differential equations. Ordinary linear differential  equations.  Bernoulli differential  equations.  Cauchy-differential  equations.  High-order ordinary  differential  equations.  Introduction  to  Laplace  transforms. Introduction  to  series  method  for solving differential equations.

Prerequisite: MTH102

YEAR 2

BME202  Biomaterials (course type: required) (4 Credits)         
Course objective: Understand the fundamental  principals  in  biomedical  engineering,  material  science  and chemistry, and how they contribute to biomaterial development and performance.
Course Content: Introduction to biomaterials, Biocompatibility, The structure of solids, Imperfections in crystals, super cooled and network solids, Composite material structure, Characterization of materials, Mechanical thermal properties, Phase diagrams, Strengthening by Heat Treatments, Surface properties and adhesion, Electrical, optical, X-Ray Absorption, Acoustic and ultrasonic characterization of materials, metallic implant, Ceramic implant, Polymeric implant and composite materials.

ECC204  Electric Circuits (course type: required) (4 Credits) 
Course objective: This course is designed for provide an understanding of the fundamentals and analysis of electric circuits.
Course Content: The course encompasses the fundamental concepts of electric circuits, such as Ohm’s and Kirchhoff’s laws. It develops into the circuit analysis techniques such as nodal and mesh analyses and the equivalent circuits. Energy storage elements and first order transient circuits are included in the course. The course also covers the analysis of sinusoidal circuits, including the power calculation.

Prerequisite: PHY102

ECC106  Introduction to Computer Programming (course type: required) (4 Credits) 
Course objectives: The goal of this course is to help students know program language evolution and classification and basic computer architecture. Students will be able to solve basic numerical computation in binary, design and implement simple assembly language programs at the end of the course.
Course content: An introduction to fundamental concepts. Algorithms and flowcharts as tools of program design process. Basic program structure. Input/output statements. Control structures: Selection and repetition statements and arrays. Concept of modular programming: Procedures and Functions.

ENG201 Communication Skills (course type: required) (3 Credits)
Course objectives: To reinforces and consolidates the language and 4 skills that students have learned from earlier courses, as well as developing their level of knowledge, communicative capacity, and ability to analyse and reflect on language.
Course Content: Course on upper -intermediate and advanced levels include interesting and up-to-date topics, encouraging students to recognize the importance of acquiring a foreign language in a modern context; prepare them to for their future professional life.

Prerequisite: ENG102

BME210  Anatomy and Physiology (course type: required) (3 Credits)
Course objectives: Students learn the function and structure of the tissues, the nervous system, the skeletal system,  the endocrine system, and the function of muscle from the cell level  system to the level of the organism.
Course Content: Introduction to the subject of human anatomy and physiology. It covers anatomy and physiology of the cell, tissues, the neurological system, the cardiovascular system, calculations related to the cardiovascular system, the respiratory system, calculations related to the respiratory system, the urinary system, calculations related to the urinary system, mechanisms of physiologic control and the digestive system.

BME250   Biostaistics (course type: required) (3 Credits)
Course objectives: Researchers in health sciences commonly use several statistical methods (linear regression, ANOVA, logistic regression, survival analysis, non-parametric methods, etc.) to examine biological problems. Earn statistical skills to read scientific articles in your field, understand the statistical methods used, and interpret the results yourself. Learn to use computers and software for statistical analysis.
Course Content: Probability and counting, permutation and combination. Some probability laws, Axioms of probability. Random variables and discrete distributions. Continuous distributions. Joint distributions. Mathematical Expectation, Some Discrete Probability Distributions, Some Continuous Probability Distributions. Biomedical science problem applications

Prerequisite: MTH101

BME260  Electromagnetic Theories (course type: required) (3 Credits)

Course objectives: This course is an undergraduate level electromagnetic theories course, which emphasizes as a basic for understanding on electromagnetic theories and their applications To provide a student with the necessary tools for the critical evaluation of existing and future electromagnetic phenomena. To teach the concepts and principles of constructions of electromagnetics. To enable a student to evaluate and choose a electromagnetic tools to match the problem.

Course Content:. The course focuses on an important role of electromagnetic theories in diverse areas of electromagnetic spectrum, electric filed and several point charges, electric flux, capacitors and capacitance, moving particles in the electric field, polarization, energy of capacitor, diverjans theorem, general situation of the induction.

Prerequisite: PHY102

ECC001  Digital Logic Circuits (course type: required) (4 Credits) 
Course objectives: The aim of this course is to give the basics of Digital Logic Systems. Ability  to  use  math  and  Boolean  algebra  in  performing  computations  in  various number systems and simplification of Boolean algebraic expressions. Ability to design efficient combinational and sequential logic circuit implementations from functional description of digital systems.
Course Content: Introduction to information  representation, number  systems and codes. Boolean algebra and logic gates. Simplification of switching functions. Combinational logic. Combinational circuit design with programmable devices. Introduction to sequential devices. Modular sequential logic. Analysis and synthesis of synchronous sequential circuits. Sequential circuits with programmable logic devices. Introduction to microprocessors programming.

Prerequisite: ECC106

ECC205 Basic Electronics (course type: required) (4 Credits) 
Course objectives: The aim of this course is to educate students from all students of Engineering branches in order to understand the effectiveness of the Electronic Principles which are common in engineering applications.
Course Content: Semiconductors. The P-N junction diode, equivalent models, diode circuits, switching, rectification, DC power supplies, Zener diodes. The bipolar junction transistor, large-signal model. DC transistor circuit analysis, biasing. Common-emitter, common-collector and common-base configurations. JFET operation and biasing.

Prerequisite:ECC204

BME200   Internship I
An internship experience provides the student with an opportunity to explore career interests while applying knowledge and skills learned in the classroom in a work setting. The experience also helps students gain a clearer sense of what they still need to learn and provides an opportunity to build professional networks.
It develops a greater understanding about career options while more clearly defining personal career goals;  experiencing  the activities and functions of business professionals; refining oral and written communication skills and identifying areas for future knowledge and skill development.

YEAR 3

BME320  Biomechanics (course type: required) (3 Credits)
Course objectives: Identify a specific bone, ligament or muscle according to the name, anatomical position or function. Remember the general characteristics, material properties, the appropriate constituent model and the adaptation potential for the examined tissues and organs. Describe the relationships between structure and function in tissues and the effects / effects of these relationships. Analyze the forces in the skeletal joint for various static and dynamic human activities.
Course Content: This course is an undergraduate level biomechanics course, which emphasizes as a basis for understanding biomechanics and their applications. The course focuses on a important role of biomechanics in diverse areas of growth, development, tissue remodelling and homeostasis.Topics include cellular biomechanics, hemodynamics, the circulatory system, the interstitium, ocular biomechanics, the respiratory system, muscles and movement and skeletal biomechanics. This course covers the fundamental concepts of biomechanics (biology, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, anatomy or physiology) behind the design of real biomedical problems with biomechanical concepts.

BME310   Biomedical Electronics (course type: required) (4 Credits) 
Course objectives: In this course, students will learn especially about circuit analysis, amplifiers, operational amplifiers, diodes and transistors. Apply engineering and science knowledge to identify, formulate and solve problems in these areas.
Course Content: This course includes basic operational amplifier circuits, conductor diodes and transistors. Introduction to digital logic circuits is also provided. Throughout the course, electronic circuit boards are used.

Prerequisite: ECC205

BME301  Biomedical Sensors (course type: required) (4 Credits) 
Course objectives: To introduce the student to different sensor applications in biomedical devices, to enable the student to critically evaluate the sensor and transducer options in order to understand the mechanisms governing the reception and processing of physiological signals recorded from a human subject both in vivo and in vitro.
Course Content: The basis of biosensor design, analysis and selection of physical, optical, electrical, mechanical, thermal transduction mechanisms. The properties of transducers, dynamic linearity, hysteresis and frequency range. Biological elements, immobilization of biological components. Medical, biological and chemical sensors and transducers based on electrochemistry, optics, and solid- state devices.

BME311   Biomedical Instrumentation I (course type: required) (4 Credits)    
Course objectives: The aim of this course is to introduce basic biomedical engineering technology to students. As a result, students can measure biological information from the human body, testing and / or understand the systems and devices that can achieve, you can design and evaluate them.
Course Content: Biomedical measurement systems, biopotential amplifiers, blood flow and pressure, clinical and laboratory instrumentation,  ECG, EMG, EEG and electrosurgical systems are introduced in detail. Origins and characteristics of bioelectric signals, recording electrodes, amplifiers, chemical pressure and flow transducers, non-invasive monitoring techniques, and electrical safety. Students are provided with overviews of the major physical techniques that engineers have used to explore in biomedical engineering level.

ECC008   Signals and Systems (course type: required) (4 Credits)      
Course objectives: Teaching the basic of Signals and Systems. To understand mathematical descriptions and representations of continuous and discreet time signals and systems.To develop input‐output relationships for Linear Time Invariant Systems (LTIS). To understand the impulse response of a system and the convolution operator.To teach analysis of the signals in time domain, z domain and frequency domain. To teach Fourier and Laplace Transform analysis for continuous‐time LTIS. To teach z‐Transform analysis for discrete time systems. To understand sampling theory; To teach the basic of filtering, the basic of feedback concepts. To provide a modeling of the systems in time domain, z domain and frequency domain using software programs
Course Content: The following main topics are covered: Classifications of signals, basic operations on signals, elementary signals, properties of systems, impulse response, convolution, step response, systems described by differential and difference equations, frequency response, Fourier series and transform, Fourier analysis of discrete-time signals and systems, properties of Fourier representations, Fourier representations for mixed signal classes, sampling, reconstruction, z-Transform.

ECC301  Microprocessors (course type: required) (4 Credits)  
Course objectives: Teaching the microprocessor as a programmable digital system element. To illustrate some basic concepts of microprocessors through the use of assembly language programming. To give the principles of hardware design; To provide an understanding of a microprocessor based system as a combination of hardware and software subsystems and their interactions.
Course Content: Introduction to microprocessors. Architecture of microprocessors and instruction sets. Interrupts. Memories. Parallel and serial input/output programming. Microprocessor based system design. Microprocessor applications.

Prerequisite: ECC001

BME340   Modeling of Biological Systems (course type: required) (3 Credits)           
Course objectives: Formulate mathematical models that extend class examples to address biological questions. Examine linear algebra, differential equations and probabilistic techniques for solving them and analyze mathematical models presented. Interpret the mathematical results in the context of biological problems.
Course Content: This course introduces the current approaches for mathematical modelling and analysis of biological systems using both computer simulation and mathematical techniques. The course reviews the basics of modelling methodology, stochastic and deterministic models, numerical and analytical methods, and model validation. Examples throughout the course are drawn from population dynamics, biochemical networks, ecological models, neuronal modelling, and physiological systems.

Prerequisite: BME250

BME350   Radiology Physics  (course type: required) (3 Credits)        
Course objectives: Students will be able to understand the mechanisms describing radioactive decay and the production of ionizing radiation; the interactions of ionizing radiation with matter; describe the imaging and treatment equipment used for the clinical care of cancer patients; discuss the use of devices and protocols for the accurate measurement of ionizing radiation and calibration of clinical equipment.
Course Content: This course covers the essential physics of radiological imaging modalities. The main topics; radiation and the atom, interaction of radiation with matter, X-ray production, X-ray tubes, nuclear magnetic resonance, magnetization properties, characteristics of ultrasound, interactions of ultrasound with matter, radioactivity and nuclear transformation, radionuclide production and radiopharmaceuticals, radiation detection, radiation protection, dosimeter and radiation biology.

Prerequisite: PHY101

BME303   Biomedical Imaging (course type: required) (4 Credits)       
Course objectives: The aim of this course is to provide an overview of the physical processes of biological imaging tissues. To provide students with mathematical, computational tools for analyzing and interpreting various biomedical images and technical aspects of biomedical imaging equipment.
Course Content: This course covers medical  imaging  modalities, including x-ray devices, fluoroscopes, mammography,  computed Tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), ultrasound, positron emission tomography (PET), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT).

BME312   Biomedical Instrumentation II (course type: required) (4 Credits)              
Course objectives: The purpose of the course is to provide biomedical instrumentation backround on technical aspects. Biomedical measurement systems are introduced in detail. Students are provided with overviews of the major physical techniques that engineers have used to explore in biomedical engineering levels. Biomedical instrumentation II focuses on how electrical equipment can measure physiological patient data and improve medical care. This course introduces the principles of various components used in different biomedical devices and sensors.
Course Content: Advanced biopotential signals, electrocardiograms and electrical shock, hospital equipment transducers and element based repair, maintenance, biopotential amplifiers, electrocardiography and unit based repair, electrocencephalograh and filtering, defibrillator, pacemaker, blood pressure measurement, clinical laboratory equipment.

Prerequisite: BME311

BME321   Artificial Organs (course type: required) (3 Credits)
Course objectives: The purpose of this course is to thought technologies that will maintain, improve or even restore the function of diseased organs. The growing need for these technologies is substantial. Improved health care has resulted in an increased life span for the general population and, when coupled with a growing shortage of donor organs, makes it clear that organ assistance and substitution devices will play a larger role in managing patients with end-stage disease by providing a bridge to recovery or transplantation.
Course Content: This course covers the design principles of artificial organs, the design and function of artificial heart, artificial heart valves and cardiovascular system components, orthopedic and dentistry treatment and rehabilitation devices, hemofiltration, extracorporeal circulatory systems and tissue engineering.

BME300 Internship II
An internship experience provides the student with an opportunity to explore career interests while applying knowledge and skills learned in the classroom in a work setting. The experience also helps students gain a clearer sense of what they still need to learn and provides an opportunity to build professional networks. It develops a greater understanding about career options while more clearly defining personal career goals;  experiencing  the activities and functions of business professionals; refining oral and written communication skills and identifying areas for future knowledge and skill development.

YEAR 4

BME401   Instrumental Analysis (course type: required) (4 Credits)    
Course objectives: The objective of this course is to provide a fundamental understanding of various analysis tools and instruments in biomedical applications.
Course Content: This course is designed to give students practical experience using modern analytical instrumentation and to provide students with the background theory and principles of operation.

BME452   Biomedical Signal Processing (course type: required) (3 Credits) 
Course objectives: The aim of this course is to understand the practical problems in the objective analysis of biomedical signals, to understand the basic theoretical background for the use of digital signal processing techniques for biomedical applications, to understand the practical benefits of various digital signal processing approaches and to determine the best solution for specific problems.
Course Content: Fundamentals of digital signal processing signal conditioning, frequency analyses, digital filtering methods, feature extraction, classification and application on EEG-ECG signals are introduced in detail. Students are provided with overviews of major techniques that engineers have used to explore in biomedical engineering level.

BME400   Graduation Project I (course type: required) (3 Credits)       
Course objectives: Preparatory studies of the literature and data collection for the graduation project in a particular area of concentration and under the supervision of one of the faculty members.
Course Content: The course covers directed readings in the literature of bioengineering, introduction to research methods, seminar discussions dealing with special engineering topics of current interest. Planning, design, construction and management of an engineering project are carried out and finally completed by writing a technical report. The main aim of this course is to prepare students for the practical tasks of the work place after graduation. This includes building his/her ability to perform a complete project.

BME402   Graduation Project II (course type: required) (3 Credits)      
Course objectives: Preparatory studies of the literature and data collection for the graduation project in a particular area of concentration and under the supervision of one of the faculty members.
Course Content: The course covers directed readings in the literature of bioengineering, introduction to research methods, seminar discussions dealing with special engineering topics of current interest. Planning, design, construction and management of an engineering project are carried out and finally completed by writing a technical report.The main aim of this course is to prepare students for the practical tasks of the work place after graduation. This includes building his/her ability to perform a complete project.

BME435   Bioinformatics (course type: required) (3 Credits) 
Course objectives: This course is a graduate level bioinformatics course, which emphasizes as a basis for understanding bioinformatics and their applications. The course focuses on a general introduction to the uses of biological databases in generating biological knowledge to better understand living systems, for the purposes of aiding healing of diseases.
Course Content: Topics include Genomic Era, the anatomy of genome, probabilistic models of genome sequences, biological databases, sequence alignment, gene and promoter prediction, molecular phylogenetics, post-genomic epidemic, structural bioinformatics and proteomics. This course covers the fundamental concepts molecular biology, database management systems, and probabilistic models.

ECC426 Economics for Engineers (course type:  elective) (3 Credits)
Course Objective: Discuss principles and economic analysis of decision  making.  Discuss  cost  concepts, make-versus-purchase  studies; Analyze principles of  money-time  relationships.  Work  on  cash  flow  analysis. Analyze application of money-time relations. Analyze supply and demand relations. Analyze price and demand   relations.Analyze   breakeven   point   analysis   and  effects  of   inflation on money-time relationships
Course Content: Principles   and   economic   analysis   of   engineering   decision   making.   Cost   concept.  Economic environment. Price and demand relations. Competition. Make-versus-purchase studies. Principles and applications  of  money-time  relations. Depreciation.  Many  and  banking. Price  changes  and  inflation. Business and company finance.

ECC427 Management for Engineers (course type:  elective) (3 Credits)
Course Objective: Discuss principles  of  management,  Discuss functions of  managers,  Discuss  organization and environment, Discuss  marketing,  production  and personnel  management,  Discuss  marketing  control, Discuss accounting and financial reports, Discuss budgeting and overall control.
Course Content: Principles of  management. Functions of managers.   Organisation   and   environment.   Marketing management.  Production  management. Personnel  management.  Managerial  control.  Accounting  and  financial reports. Budgeting and overall control.

ECC 413 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (course type:  elective) (3 Credits)
Course Objective: The main aim of this course is to equip you with the tools to overcome the new Artificial Intelligence problems that you may encounter in life.
Course Content: Problem solving methods, heuristic search, game-playing, knowledge acquisition, knowledge representation, logical inference, planning, reasoning under uncertainty, decision theory, expert systems and application, Prolog/LISP programming, learning, perception, and natural language understanding.

ECC 419 Digital Image Processing (course type:  elective) (3 Credits)
Course Objective: This course introduces digital image processing. It focuses on the theory and algorithms underlying a range of tasks including acquisition and formation, enhancement, segmentation, and representation.
Course Content: Overview of digital image processing including visual perception, image formation, spatial transformations, image enhancement, color image representation and processing, edge detection, image segmentation, and morphological image processing.

BME432 Fundamental Applications Of Computed Tomography (course type: elective) (3 Credits)
Course Objective: This course will improve your knowledge of the clinical, technological and  instrumental basis of Computed Tomography (CT).
Course Content: You will be introduced to topics including  history of computed tomography and continued developments CT scanning techniques, cross-sectional anatomy and pathology, data acquisition, basic principles of CT, data acquisition, image quality, image reconstruction and computed tomography angiography in coronary artery disease.

BME431 Cardiac Biomechanics and ECG Systems (course type: elective) (3 Credits)
Course Objective: The main aim of the course is to teach how to model blood flow and mechanical forces in the cardiovascular system. It clarifies the ability between the cardiology and biomedical engineering; using and developing the technology about diagnostic and treatment devices for cardiovascular diseases.  It also brings a detailed explanation for anatomy, physiology and electrophysiology of the heart.
Course Content: The course will examine how mechanical forces on cardiovascular tissue (blood vessels, heart) and cardiovascular cells (endothelial cells, platelets, red and white blood cells) and the effects of these forces will be discussed. The course provides  a thorough understanding on cardiac mechanics and  Electrocardiogram (ECG) systems.

Mission – Vision

Mission

The mission of the Department of Biomedical Engineering is to train and graduate students in the field of Biomedical Engineering as qualified persons.

The department aims to train and graduate students who will be appreciated much and held in high esteems, and also raise students’ consciousness to follow the recent advances and to contribute to the field of biomedical engineering.

Vision

The vision of the Department of Biomedical Engineering is to train students to become well-trained and knowledgeable specialists in theory and practice of biomedical engineering, and in related fields.

Opportunities are given to students to put their theory and practical knowledge into practice in real-life situations. One of the fundamental visions of the department is to study and investigate the human body and to carry out research in molecular differences, to make explorations and discoveries in the field and to publish these findings in highly regarded journals.

As the Department of Biomedical Engineering aims to be a world-famous department in the bioengineering education and research, it is among our visions to provide undergraduate and postgraduate education and to encourage innovative research as well as providing the necessary service in bioengineering.

Program Information
Qualification Awarded

The students who successfully complete the program are awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering.

Level of Qualification

This is a First Cycle (Bachelor’s Degree) program.

Specific Admission Requirements

In the framework of the regulations set by Higher Education Council of Turkey (YÖK), student admission for this undergraduate program is made through a university entrance examination called ÖSYS. Following the submission of students’ academic program preferences, Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM) places the students to the relevant program according to the score they get from ÖSYS.

International students are accepted to this undergraduate program according to the score of one of the international exams they take such as SAT, ACT and so on, or according to their high school diploma score.

Exchange student admission is made according to the requirements determined by bilateral agreements signed by NEU and the partner university.

Visiting students can enroll for the courses offered in this program upon the confirmation of the related academic unit. Additionally, they need to prove their English language level since the medium of instruction of the program is English.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The students studying in this undergraduate program are required to have a Cumulative Grade Points Average (Cum. GPA) of not less than 2.00/4.00 and have completed all the courses with at least a letter grade of DD/S in the program in order to graduate. The minimum number of ECTS credits required for graduation is 240. It is also mandatory for the students to complete their compulsory internship in a specified duration and quality.

Recognition of Prior Learning

At Near East University, full-time students can be exempted from some courses within the framework of the related bylaws. If the content of the course previously taken in another institution is equivalent to the course offered at NEU, then the student can be exempted from this course with the approval of the related faculty/graduate school after the evaluation of the course content.

Profile of the Program

The program's goal is to equip its graduates with novel methods of science relating with bioengineering. Upon graduation, students should be equipped to pursue a career as biomedical engineers in both professional and academic fields. The aims of the Department are; bringing up experienced and knowledgeable graduates and postgraduates who are equipped with theoretical and practical information related to the discipline, and at the same time, bring up competent individuals who are able to contribute to the developments and research studies in the field. Students who are managers and instructors that are practically oriented in the field, and qualified people who can effectively serve in this field by making discoveries and publishing their findings in highly regarded.

Program Outcomes
  • Apply knowledge of Mathematics, Natural Science and Engineering with relevance to Life Science and multidisciplinary context of Engineering Science.
  • Analyze, design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret.
  • Design system component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.
  • Function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • Design work by using simulation, modelling and test and integration in a biomedical problem solving oriented way.
  • Display an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • Communicate effectively aware of non-technical effects of engineering.
  • To have knowledge about global and social impact of Biomedical Engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; to have knowledge about contemporary issues as they pertain to engineering; to be aware of the legal ramifications of Biomedical Engineering solutions.
  • To be aware of ethical behavior, professional and ethical responsibility; to have knowledge about standards utilized in engineering applications.
  • To have knowledge about industrial practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; to have awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation; to have knowledge about sustainable development.
  • Use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice to develop marketable products for the global market.
  • To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently.
  • To recognize the need for lifelong learning; to be able to access information, to be able to stay current with developments in science and technology; to be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to Biomedical Engineering.
Course and Program Outcomes Matrix
Occupational Profiles of Graduates

Graduates of the Department of Biomedical Engineering can be employed as maintenance engineers, equipment manufacturers, medical equipment suppliers, medical equipment managers, and specialists in this field, in various private and public establishments such as hospitals and medical industries.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering has good relations with the governmental and private organizations and companies in North Cyprus and Turkey, thereby ensuring an up-to-date study program regarding scientific expertise and regional industry needs. The curriculum of the department is kept up to date by offering new core/elective courses upon the regional requirements, the demand of employers, international organizations, and job market representatives.

Access to Further Studies

The students graduating from this program may apply to graduate programs.

Course Structure Diagram with Course Credits
Exam Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate from this undergraduate program, the students are required; to succeed in all of the courses listed in the curriculum of the program by getting the grade of at least DD/S with a minimum of 240 ECTS to have a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.00 out of 4.00 to complete their compulsory internship in a specified duration and quality.

Mode of Study

This is a full time program.

Program Director (or Equivalent)

Prof. Dr. Ayşe Günay KİBARER, Head of Department, Faculty of Engineering, Near East University

Evaluation Questionnaires
  • Evaluation Survey
  • Graduation Survey
  • Satisfaction Survey