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.
In 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