Biomedical engineering is the application of engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology for healthcare purposes (e.g. diagnostic or therapeutic). This field seeks to close the gap between engineering and medicine, combining the design and problem solving skills of engineering with medical and biological sciences to advance health care treatment, including diagnosis, monitoring, and therapy.
Biomedical engineering has only recently emerged as its own study, compared to many other engineering fields. Such an evolution is common as a new field transitions from being an interdisciplinary specialization among already-established fields, to being considered a field in itself. Much of the work in biomedical engineering consists of research and development, spanning a broad array of subfields. Prominent biomedical engineering applications include the development of biocompatibleprostheses, various diagnostic and therapeutic medical devices ranging from clinical equipment to micro-implants, common imaging equipment such as MRIs and EEGs, regenerative tissue growth, pharmaceutical drugs and therapeutic biologicals.
PAU Faculty of Technology was founded by 2009/15546 numbered decision of the Council of Ministers of Turkey. The faculty was established with 5 departments in 2011 and started student admissions for Biomedical Engineering Department in 2013-2014 academic year.
The Faculty of Technology is different from other faculties in point of establishing aim, syllabus and organization. In addition to Public High School, Anatolian High School and Science High School graduates; Technical and Industrial Vocational High School graduates will be also be accepted by the quota assigned by the Turkish Council of High Education. Technical and Industrial Vocational High School graduates will undergo a compulsory Scientific Preparatory Program to make up their deficiencies in mathematics and science fields required for their programs and get prepared for engineering education.
One semester long Workplace Training Program and 60 days long Internship Program distributed within three summer periods is compulsory at the Faculty of Technology. Compulsory internship is not included in Workplace Training. Therefore, students will have opportunity to know their jobs and work environments before graduation and they will graduate as experienced engineers. Students can continue their education outside PAU through 1 or 2 semesters with ERASMUS (international) and FARABI (domestic) student exchange programs.