The Department of Materials Engineering offers a
four-year education program, which allows significant flexibility so as to
accommodate the needs and interests of individual students giving them a solid
background in diverse areas of materials engineering, such as metallurgy,
ceramic materials, electronic materials, thin films, polymers and composites.
A second option opened for undergraduates is an
Electronic Materials option, which permits enhanced specialization in the field
of characterization and processing of electronic materials and enables the
graduates to solve specific problems in the growing industry of electronic
devices. The Department also offers an additional option of a specially
developed two-degree program of combined studies at the Materials Engineering
Department and the Physics Department, enabling the students to receive two
Bachelor degrees upon completion of the studies.
Admission to undergraduate study is based on high-school
achievements and on standardized psychometric test score of the applicant.
Undergraduate studies are pursued according to the
accumulated credit system: toward the first degree the student must complete
160-165 units of credit.
During the first year of studies students are required to
take the general courses that form a basis in essential subjects of
mathematics, physics and chemistry.
The sophomore year curriculum covers advanced courses in
mathematics and physics and also introduces fundamental courses in
thermodynamics and materials science.
the third and fourth year a wide spectrum of core compulsory courses,
laboratory courses and elective courses give the student the fundamentals in
the main areas of materials engineering. The fourth year also serves to create
a link between the student and industry or other institutions where materials
play a role, a goal that is achieved through individual research student’s work
on a specific topic related to Materials Engineering. The student conducts this
‘Senior Project’ under the supervision of members of the staff and people
working in industry. On the completion of the Senior Project, the student
submits a detailed report and also demonstrates the results of his work at a
special project conference