General electives can be selected from all the courses offered at Koç University.

ENGR 500 / APPLIED OPTIMAL CONTROL
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Optimization problems for dynamical systems. Pontryagin?s Maximum Principle. Optimality conditions for nonlinear dynamical systems. Linear Quadratic Optimal Control of continuous and discrete linear systems using finite and infinite time horizons. Stability and performance analysis of the properties of the optimal feedback solutions. Moving horizon optimal control of constrained systems using Model Predictive Control formulation. Applications from different disciplines and case studies.

MASE 538 / INTERMOLECULAR AND SURFACE FORCES
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: CHEM. 301 or consent of the instructor

Intermolecular forces which govern self-organization of biological and synthetic nanostructures. Thermodynamic aspects of strong (covalent and coulomb interactions) and weak forces (dipolar, hydrogen bonding). Self-assembling systems: micelles, bilayers, and biological membranes. Computer simulations for ôhands-onö experience with nanostructures.

MASE 542 / BIOMATERIALS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Materials for biomedical applications; synthetic polymers, metals and composite materials as biomaterials; biopolymers, dendrimers, hydrogels, polyelectrolytes, drug delivery systems, implants, tissue grafts, dental materials, ophthalmic materials, surgical materials, imaging materials.

MASE 568 / MECHANICS AND MATERIALS IN MEDICINE
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Bioengineering, engineering materials, medicine, polymers, metals, smart materials, surgical implants, surgical instruments, cell and tissue mechanics, microsurgery, self-expanding stents, physical therapy, phase transformations, shape memory alloys.

MATH 504 / NUMERICAL METHODS I
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

A graduate level introduction to matrix-based computing. Stable and efficient algorithms for linear equations, least squares and eigenvalue problems. Both direct and iterative methods are considered and MATLAB is used as a computing environment.

MATH 506 / NUMERICAL METHODS II
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Development and analysis of numerical methods for ODEs, an introduction to numerical optimization methods, and an introduction to random numbers and Monte Carlo simulations. The course starts with a short survey of numerical methods for ODEs. The related topics include stability, consistency, convergence and the issue of stiffness. Then it moves to computational techniques for optimization problems arising in science and engineering. Finally, it discusses random numbers and Monte Carlo simulations. The course combines the theory and applications (such as programming in MATLAB) with the emphasis on algorithms and their mathematical analysis.

MBGE 501 / ADVANCED MOLECULAR AND CELL BIOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MBGE. 204 or consent of the instructor

The advanced methodology used for modern biological science research. Topics include the interpretation of data gained from both hypothesis-driven and high-throughput experiments from research articles focusing on DNA repair, DNA replication, transcription, cell cycle, organelle biogenesis, proteomics and genetics.

MECH 508 / INTRODUCTION TO BIOMECHANICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MECH. 201 or consent of the instructor

This course will discuss the applications of mechanics to biological systems. We will cover the basic principles of mechanics (force-moment, stress-strain, work, energy, rigid body dynamics), analysis of human movement, musculoskeletal mechanics, tissue mechanics, motor control system, sports biomechanics, and rehabilitation engineering.

MECH 542 / MECHATRONICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Modeling, simulation and identification of physical systems. Instrumentation. Sensors and transduscers. Hardware components. Pneumatic, hydraulic, mechanical and electrical actuators. Programmable logic controllers (PLC). Signals, systems, and controls. Real time interfaceing and programing. Microprocessor-based electro-mechanical control applications and projects for factory automation, manufacturing and machine systems.

MECH 568 / MECHANICS AND MATERIALS IN MEDICINE
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Bioengineering, engineering materials, medicine, polymers, metals, smart materials, surgical implants, surgical instruments, cell and tissue mechanics, microsurgery, self-expanding stents, physical therapy, phase transformations, shape memory alloys.

TEAC 500 / TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Sınıf: Credit: 0Precondition:

Provides hands-on teaching experience to graduate students in undergraduate courses. Reinforces students' understanding of basic concepts and allows them to communicate and apply their knowledge of the subject matter.

CHBI 406 / BIOINFORMATICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MATH. 107 or consent of the instructor

The principles and computational methods to study the biological data generated by genome sequencing, gene expressions, protein profiles, and metabolic fluxes. Application of arithmetic, algebraic, graph, pattern matching, sorting and searching algorithms and statictical tools to genome analysis. Applications of Bioinformatics to metabolic engineering, drug design, and biotechnology.

CHBI 501 / TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Fluids classification; transport coefficients; momentum transfer and velocity profiles; energy and mass transfer for isothermal and multicomponent systems; mass transfer with chemical reaction; applications for chemical and biological systems.

CHBI 502 / ADVANCED REACTION ENGINEERING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Kinetics of homogeneous and heterogeneous chemical reactions; catalysts; design of chemical reactors; applications for chemical and biological systems.

CHBI 503 / ADVANCED THERMODYNAMICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Classical thermodynamics: enthalpy, entropy, free energies, equilibria; introduction to statistical thermodynamics to describe the properties of materials; kinetic processes; diffusion of mass, heat, energy; fundamentals of rate processes in materials, kinetics of transformations.

CHBI 504 / ADVANCED THERMODYNAMICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Principles of phase and chemical equilibria; computational methods for phase and chemical equilibria calculations; applications for chemical and biological systems.

CHBI 505 / POLYMER ENGINEERING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Differences between small molecules and polymers; thermosets; thermoplastics. Relationships between molecular structure and properties. Major types of polymers. Supramolecular architectures, composites, copolymers.

CHBI 506 / BIOINFORMATICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

The principles and computational methods to study the biological data generated by genome sequencing, gene expressions, protein profiles, and metabolic fluxes. Application of arithmetic, algebraic, graph, pattern matching, sorting and searching algorithms and statistical tools to genome analysis. Applications of Bioinformatics to metabolic engineering, drug design, and biotechnology.

CHBI 507 / ADVANCED MASS TRANSFER
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Fundamentals of diffusion; primary mechanisms for mass transfer; mass transfer coupled with chemical reactions; membrane processes and controlled release phenomena.

CHBI 509 / FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Fundamentals of physicochemical and biological processes used for waste minimization, air pollution control, water pollution control, hazardous waste control; environmentally conscious design of chemical processes.

CHBI 510 / INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Key aspects of microbial physiology; exploring the versatility of microorganisms and their diverse metabolic activities and products; industrial microorganisms and the technology required for large-scale cultivation.

CHBI 511 / SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Examine the technologies, environmental impacts and economics of main energy sources of today and tomorrow including fossil fuels, nuclear power, biomass, geothermal energy, hydropower, wind energy, and solar energy. Comparison of different energy systems within the context of sustainability. Hydrogen economy and fuel cells.

CHBI 512 / CATALYSIS AT SURFACES
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Adsorption on surfaces, structural and dynamic considerations in adsorption, thermodynamics of adsorption, methods for catalyst characterization, pore structure and surface area, surface chemistry of catalysis, metals, highly dispersed catalysts, industrial examples with emphasis on energy production

CHBI 515 / REFINING TECHNOLOGIES
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Crude oil and biomass refining technologies. Fractionation, catalytic- and thermo- cracking, gasoline and diesel upgrading and other side processes in crude oil refining; gasification, pyrolysis, transesterification and condensation processes in biomass refining; economical and environmental factors in refining.