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Genetics and Bioengineering, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
The Genetics and Bioengineering programme at Izmir University of Economics aims to create and develop new technologies used in a variety of areas including prognosis and treatment methods, development of vaccines, artificial organ systems, personalized medicine design and transgenic plant production.


The Genetics and Bioengineering programme at Izmir University of Economics is designed to integrate medical engineering perspective with sciences and to include academic and research programs that focus on applying engineering principles to medical problems and biological systems.

For this purpose, Izmir University of Economics Genetics and Bioengineering Program aims to both build a strong basis in basic sciences such as biology, mathematics and chemistry and, at the same time, to equip students with engineering skills such as design, measurement and modeling.

During the first 2 years of the program, students take classes in basic sciences like mathematics, physics, chemistry and molecular biology. Starting at the third year, genetics and bioengineering core courses emphasize the use of theoretical knowledge in laboratory and application. Thus, design of new technologies regarding biological systems and processes, and their development for application in areas like medicine, agriculture, environment and food are among the main objectives of this program.

With its internationally trained academic staff, Izmir University of Economics Genetics and Bioengineering Program provides students with an education that will transform basic research into industrial knowledge.


Graduates from this department could be employed as application specialists in hospitals as well as within R&D departments of drug development and biotechnology companies. Some bioengineers work within the marketing and sales arms of similar companies. 

Biotechnology and drug development are among the most invested disciplines both in our country and in the world. Moreover, multidisciplinary skills and analytical experiences of bioengineers are also well recognised and this gives them an opportunity to be able to work in prestigious positions in business consulting.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

    • General Chemistry
    • Academic Skills in English 
    • General and MolecularBiology
    • Academic and Social Orientation
    • Calculus 
    • Second Foreign Languages 
    • Turkish
    • Principles of Atatürk and History of Revolution
    • General Physics: Mechanics and Thermodynamics

                                        English Language Requirements

                                        This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

                                        Academic Requirements

                                        General Requirements

                                        Required Documents for Application to Undergraduate Programs

                                        • National or International Exam Score (If available)
                                        • High school diploma
                                        • High School Transcript (grade list)
                                        • Passport Copy
                                        • ​English language proficiency certificate, if there is any (TOEFL, PTE, FCE etc.)

                                        Tuition Fee

                                        • International

                                          9250 USD/year
                                          Tuition Fee
                                          Based on the original amount of 9250 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                        • National

                                          6837 USD/year
                                          Tuition Fee
                                          Based on the original amount of 6837 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                                        • Foreign Currency - National 39,750 TL (Including VAT).

                                        Living costs for Izmir

                                        • 1650 - 2500 TRY/month
                                          Living Costs

                                        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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