Undergraduate :

BSc in Chemical Engineering


The BSc in Chemical Engineering program, taught entirely in English by world renowned Technion faculty,  prepares future engineers to tackle many of the global challenges we will be facing in the next 50 years, in areas such as energy, healthcare, food production and water, and the environmental problems associated with them. Environmental engineering will constitute a core theme of this degree program. Chemical engineers study industrial-scale processes in which materials undergo chemical or physical changes to produce useful and valuable products needed for everyday living. They design, develop, and operate chemical processes for the economic and safe production of chemical, petroleum products, food, pharmaceuticals and consumer goods such as plastics and polymers, and pulp and paper, with minimal environmental impact. They are also involved in the growing fields of biotechnology, composite materials, corrosion and protective coatings, the manufacturing of microelectronic components and energy conversion processes. In this program special emphasis will be placed on mitigation of environmental consequences by treating the wastes generated in the production procedure or by redesigning the process.

Program Details

The program responds to the demand for professional engineering solutions to emerging human and natural impacts on the local and global environment. Students will study chemical process analysis, reactor engineering, bioprocess engineering, heat and mass transport, particle mechanics and processing, and separations phenomena. Graduates of the program will be equipped with professional skills to work in areas such as process design and plant operations management, waste treatment, water and wastewater treatment design, water pollution control, solid waste treatment and disposal, air pollution control, control. Graduates of the program will be awarded a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology.


Option of Transferring to Regular Technion Programs (in Hebrew)

Students who have successfully completed the first year (Freshman Year) of the program have the option of transferring into a regular undergraduate study track in Hebrew offered by other engineering and science faculties at the university, provided their Hebrew language skills are sufficient according to Technion policies. Internal Faculty Transfer Students enrolled in a Technion International program who would like to transfer to another Technion faculty are responsible for inquiring with the faculty in question about its transfer requirements. The faculty will consider transfer requests based on the following three criteria:

  • Academic Preparation program average
  • Grade point average of academic courses taken in the first year of the program
  • Hebrew placement examination score at the end of the first year

Please see transfer requirements here.

*Students can also apply to transfer their Technion credits to a university of their choice.


Academic Program

The BSc  in Chemical Engineering degree consists of 157 academic credits and can be completed in 4 years. The program combines classroom academics with hands-on experience.


Program Structure

Commencement Date: August 2017

Semester Subjects Taught
0 Preparation Period – Basic Math, Physics and Hebrew Courses
1 Math, Physics, Chemistry, Hebrew and Basic Science Courses
2-5 Engineering and Science Fundamentals
6-8 Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Specialization Courses


* Opening of the program is contingent on the number of registered students.

** The program is subject to changes, at the discretion of TI.

Application and Admission Process

Program starts: August 2017

Application Deadline:  May 1, 2017

Application Deadline for Students from China: July 1, 2017

To begin your application process, click Apply Now to launch the online application system.

Contact for Admissions or additional questions: Ms. Zehava Solomon Email: admissions@int.technion.ac.il Phone at +972-77-887-1897

Chinese applicants please contact: Ms. YokeTyng Frechtel Email: Yoketyng@int.technion.ac.il Phone at +972-77-887-1750

What We Look For:

Technion invests in tomorrow’s engineering leaders and is thereby committed to attracting and admitting the best and the brightest. Admission decisions take into account an applicant’s academic performance in math/science as well as their ambitions, excitement and extra-curricular talents and achievements.

Admission Requirements:


  • Completed Application Form
  • Secondary school diploma and transcripts (students should have a strong background in math/science)
  • Two teacher recommendation letters*
  • Standardized test scores (SAT, AST or ACT,  or GAO-KAO (Science))
  • Resume with two passport sized photos
  • Personal essay
  • Students who are a non-native English speakers must also submit English proficiency test scores, either TOEFL or IELTS (see below for required minimum and recommended score)
  • $100 (USD) non-refundable application fee

*An original copy must be sent directly from the evaluator. At least one letter should be from a mathematics or science teacher. ** As part of the admission requirements, strong candidates for the program will also undergo a personal interview.

English Proficiency Tests

Since the academic program at Technion International is taught entirely in English, applicants are required to demonstrate their English proficiency before they enroll. Applicants from high-schools where English is not the primary language of instruction are required to submit official copies of their scores on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or an equivalent test, such as the IELTS (International English Language Testing System), the SAT Reasoning, or ACT Plus Writing Test. We will hold an English proficiency tests at Shantou and Beijing, China. Dates for these tests will be announced in advance.

Required Scores on English Proficiency Tests

Recommended Minimum
TOEFL – Paper Based Test (PBI) 600 550
TOEFL – Computer Based Test (CBT) 230 188
TOEFL- Internet Based Test (IBT) 85 80
IELTS 6.5 6.0


Candidates applying from the USA or from high schools taught according to the American system, must take a standardized test (SAT or ACT) before applying. Technion International has minimum test score requirements for the math section as detailed below. Those who take subject tests may send their results in as well.

Required Scores on Standardized Tests

Recommended Math Minimum Math
 SAT- Math section 700 630
ACT- Math section 30 27

Program Costs

Registration Fee (non-refundable) $ 100 (USD)
Yearly Tuition $ 15,000 (USD)
On-Campus Housing (per academic year) $ 4,000 (USD)
Health Insurance & Other Student Fees (per academic year) $ 1,000 (USD)

*Fees are subject to change. **Scholarships are available based on academic merit and financial need

Additional Expenses

Please note that tuition fees do not cover applicants’ airfare, meals, the cost of textbooks and other expenses (not including housing, detailed above). We estimate these expenses at $ 5,000 (USD) per year.

First Year

Winter/Fall Semester (1) Spring Semester (2)
124120 Principles of Chemistry 104004 Differential and Integral Calculus 2
134058 Biology 1 054131 Introduction to Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
114051 Physics 1 104019 Linear Algebra M
104003 Differential and Integral Calculus 1 125801 Organic Chemistry
125101 Analytical Chemistry 1 for Engineers
054131 Introduction to Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
394800 Physical Education

Second Year

Winter/Fall Semester (3) Spring Semester (4)
104131 Ordinary Differential Equations 054203 Principles Chemical Engineering
 114052  Physics 2 054215  Thermodynamics A
 125102  Analytical Chemistry Lab 1  104218  Partial Differential Equations
 134019  Protein Biochem  114053  Physics 3
 234112  C Programming  124911  Organic Chemistry Lab
 124213  Analytical Chemistry 2  94480  Statistics and Probabilities
 394800  Physical Education
104004 Calculus 2

Third Year

Winter/Fall Semester (5) Spring Semester (6)
054306 Principles Chemical Engineering 054305 Separation Processes 2
054307 Separation Processes 054310 Chemical Engineering Lab 1
054315 Thermodynamics B 054314 Intro to Process Dynamics
124214 Analytical Chemistry 2 054374 Process Analysis
054408 Introduction Chemical Reaction Engineering 054409 Chemical Reactor Engineering
017022 Biological Pro in Environmental Engineering 054330 Chemical Processing Simulation Lab
014320 Water Chemistry 060544 Senior Project 1
014322 Fundamental Water/WW

Fourth Year

Winter/Fall Semester (7) Spring Semester (8)
054400 Chemical Engineering Lab 2 54410 Plant Design Management
124601 Physical Chem Lab 14956 Soil Chemistry
054416 Design Analysis in Chemical Engineering Humanities Electives
014305 Environmental Engineering Lab Engineering Electives
016302 Air Pollution
054470 Senior Project

Career Opportunities

There is a steady growing global demand for chemical engineers today, particularly at manufacturing firms, green technology start-ups, electronics research and development centers, and energy companies. They can choose to specialize in areas such as nanotechnology, materials science, biotechnology, and environmental technology. As a Technion graduate, you will easily find your place in this wide and profitable arena. Chemical engineers enjoy diverse career options in areas including: chemical production or manufacturing; mineral processing and mining; oil exploration and refining; pharmaceuticals, biomedical or biotechnology; sustainable engineering; food production; consumer goods; alternative energy  and fuels; process safety; environmental clean-up; development of health and safety rules; environmental protection; water desalination, etc.

Technion is Dedicated to Developing Your Future

Technion International provides pre-graduation career planning assistance through intensive career development seminars and meetings with industry leaders and experts geared towards helping students polish their resumes and preparing them for job interviews. Career exploration and counseling on how to find a job on the international market or an academic opportunity at a leading university are also offered. We have helped place our graduates at  top engineering universities including MIT, Stanford, Imperial College London and others.