The prestigious bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering is taught entirely in English at Technion’s Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. The Faculty is internationally recognized for its leadership in research, education, and innovation and has educated engineering leaders holding key positions in high-tech, government, and defense industries in Israel. Students are taught by senior academic staff, scientists, and expert lecturers from the industry, and benefit from a stimulating environment and state-of-the-art laboratories – among the most advanced of their kind in the world. The program provides students with a strong base in the engineering sciences alongside project-based laboratory and design experiences to develop their independence, creativity, and leadership in an era of rapid technological change. New developments in the fields of micro-systems, biomechanics, and medical robotics pose exciting challenges for mechanical engineers as well as new opportunities for driving innovation.
Typically, mechanical engineers are suited for employment in diverse areas, including the aerospace, automotive, biomedical, chemical industry, computer, communications, nanotechnology, robotics, and power-generation industries.
Learn more about the Technion’s Faculty of Mechanical Engineering here.
Mechanical engineering is concerned with the design, development and manufacturing of mechanical systems and processes to advance modern industry and emerging technologies while taking into account social, environmental, and economic factors. Virtually every object in our lives has been touched by mechanical engineers, from the design of cars, airplanes, sports equipment, sophisticated robots, medical devices, mobile phones, human-machine interfaces, autonomous vehicles and systems, and 3D printing technologies.
Since mechanical engineers are involved with the mechanics of motion and the transfer of energy from one form to another or one place to another, they need to acquire knowledge and experience in the fields of solid and fluid mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, energy development, control, design and manufacturing, and more, along with a combination of basic science with engineering applications.
Option of Transferring to Regular Technion Programs (in Hebrew)
Students who have successfully completed the first year of the program have the option of transferring into an undergraduate study track in Hebrew offered by other engineering and science faculties at the university, provided that their Hebrew language skills are sufficient and that they obtain the required academic average 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.
*Students can also apply to transfer their Technion credits to a university of their choice.
The BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering is comprised of at least 158.5 academic credits and can be completed in 4 years.
Commencement Date: August 12 – 15, 2019
Attending Orientation Week is compulsory
Technion International also provides a comprehensive Orientation Week designed to familiarize students with the campus and surrounding neighborhoods, and to provide a general guide to student life in Israel. The Orientation Program covers essentials such as opening an Israeli bank account, getting a cell phone plan, navigating around Haifa, and more.
Commencement Date: August 12, 2019
|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||Mechanical Engineering Specialization Courses|
Following the orientation week, students will undergo a Preparation Program, which lays the foundation for upcoming studies.
Owing to the wide and diverse backgrounds of our international students, it’s essential that all students will begin the academically rigorous BSc program on an equal footing. To ensure that students are fully prepared for the demanding course load, the Technion mandates that all BSc students successfully complete a 16-week preparation program. During this period, students undertake intensive training in mathematics and physics, learn basic Hebrew, and pick-up helpful study skills. Experience indicates that the preparation program gives students a greater chance of excelling in and completing their engineering studies here. This preparatory period allows students to become familiar with the university’s academic structure and get to know their peers through informative and fun social activities. The program also provides students with individual tutors, extra classes, and counseling as needed. Students must be prepared for a challenging and intensive period of study.
A list of the Preparation Program courses can be found on the courses section.
Students are housed in private rooms in Technion’s new dormitory complex consisting of five-person furnished apartment units, shared with international peers. Living on campus, students will enjoy a vibrant and welcoming student community, which will help them easily integrate into life at Technion.
* 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
Application Deadline: June 1, 2019
Application deadline for students taking the GaoKao: July 5, 2019
To begin your application process, click “Apply Now“ to launch the online application system.
Orientation week starts August 12 – 15, 2019
Academic program starts August 18, 2019
Contact for Admissions or additional questions: Melinda Margulis
Admissions@int.technion.ac.il | Tel: +972-77-887-1768
Chinese applicants please contact: YokeTyng Frechtel*
Yoketyng@int.technion.ac.il | Tel: +972-77-887-1750
* YokeTyng will be going on maternity leave, in her absence contact Elina Weisshaut at firstname.lastname@example.org
Billy the hexapod robot, 3D printed by Jonathan Spitz, a Technion PhD student,
gained international media attention in 2015
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 and science as well as their ambition, enthusiasm, and extra-curricular talent and achievement.
Our International Programs are open only for applicants who have obtained (or are about to obtain) a high school diploma, or equivalent, from a school outside of Israel. Applicants who have obtained an Israeli High School Leaving Certificate (Bagrut) are not eligible to apply to our programs.
YOUR APPLICATION MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS:
- Completed Application Form including a passport-size photo
- Health Declaration Form
- Secondary school diploma and transcripts over the span of 3 years (students should have a strong background in math and science). A background in Physics is mandatory.
- Two teacher recommendation letters*
- Standardized test scores depending on your country of origin SAT, AST or ACT, or GAO-KAO (Natural-Science)
- Record of completing Physics in High School
- Personal essay
- Passport copy
- Students who are non-native English speakers must also submit English proficiency test scores, either TOEFL or IELTS (see below for required minimum and recommended score)
- $100 (USD) non-refundable application fee
*An original copy must be sent directly from the recommender. At least one letter should be from a mathematics or science teacher.
English Proficiency Tests
Since the academic program at Technion International is taught entirely in English, applicants are required to demonstrate their English proficiency before they enroll. Applicants from high-schools where English is not the primary language of instruction are required to submit official copies of their scores on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or an equivalent test, such as the IELTS (International English Language Testing System), the SAT Reasoning, or ACT Plus Writing Test.
Required Scores on English Proficiency Tests
|TOEFL – Paper Based Test (PBI)||600||550|
|TOEFL – Computer Based Test (CBT)||230||188|
|TOEFL- Internet Based Test (IBT)||85||80|
Candidates applying from the USA, or from high schools taught according to the American system, must take a standardized test (SAT or ACT) before applying. Technion International has minimum test score requirements for the math section as detailed below. Subject tests are also accepted.
Required Scores on Standardized Tests
|Recommended Math||Minimum Math|
|SAT- Math section||700||660|
|ACT- Math section||30||28|
|Registration Fee (non-refundable)||$ 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 and financial aid are available based on academic merit and socio-economic background.
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.
BSc in Mechanical Engineering
Orientation on August 12 – 15, 2019
Program starts on August 18, 2019
|WINTER/FALL SEMESTER (1)||SPRING SEMESTER (2)|
|324879||Issues in Contemporary Israeli Society||104018||Differential and Integral Calculus 1M|
|Physics Supplements||104016||Algebra 1 (Extended)|
|125001||General Chemistry||114051||Physics 1|
|324065/ 324069||Hebrew 2/ Hebrew 33||34042||Introduction to Engineering Drawing|
|234126||Programming C/ Introduction to Computer Science||394xxx||Humanities Elective|
|324033||Technical English – Advanced B||324070||Hebrew 44|
|035026||Creative Overview of Mechanical Engineering|
|WINTER/FALL SEMESTER (3)||SPRING SEMESTER (4)|
|104022||Differential and Integral Calculus 2M||034033/ 014006||Numerical Analysis M/ Introduction to Numerical Analysis|
|104131||Ordinary Differential Equations/ H||034030||Manufacturing Processes|
|034028||Solid Mechanics 1||034029||Solid Mechanics 2|
|125013||General Chemistry Laboratory||014228||Partial Differential Equations /M|
|314533||Introduction to Materials Eng. M1||114052||Physics 2|
|WINTER/FALL SEMESTER (5)||SPRING SEMESTER (6)|
|034043||Computer Based Engineering Drawing||034041||Heat Transfer|
|034010||Dynamics||034040||Introduction to Control|
|034013||Fluid Mechanics 1||034022||Introduction to Mechatronics|
|034015||Mechanical Engineering Design 1||034371||Design for Manufacturing Project|
|034032||Linear Systems M||034011||Theory of Vibration|
|094481||Introduction to Probability and Statistics||035001||Introduction to Robotics|
|114081||Physics Laboratory 1|
|WINTER/FALL SEMESTER (7)||SPRING SEMESTER (8)|
|034034||Electric Actuators||014615||Introduction to Financial Management|
|034044||Introduction to Experimental Methods||034039||Experimental Methods Laboratory|
|114082||Physics Laboratory 2||034xxx||Robotics/ Control Project 2|
|035188||Control Theory||035022||Finite Elements for Engineering Analysis|
|035033||Introduction to Integrate Sensing Systems||036026||Kinematics Dynamics & Control of Robots|
|034xxx||Robotics/ Control Project 1||035043||Introduction to Theory of Elasticity|
|034xxx||Advanced Robotics/Control Laboratory||Engineering Electives|
|035041||Mechanics of Microsystems|
|014603/ 034045||Engineering Economics/ Introduction to Economic Decisions Making|
**Students with an average above 90 may replace the projects courses with advanced research projects carrying larger number of credits:
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|034355||Research Project in Mechanical Eng. 1||3.0|
|034356||Research Project in Mechanical Eng. 2||4.0|
The role of a mechanical engineer is to take a product from an idea to the marketplace. In fact, it’s difficult to imagine any technological system which does not include the intensive involvement of mechanical engineers. They apply the principles of motion, energy, force, and materials to design products that are safe, efficient, reliable, and cost effective.
Today, mechanical engineering is an exciting interdisciplinary profession undergoing rapid change and spans over a diverse spectrum of industries including: automotive, aerospace, biomedicine and biotechnology, computers and electronics, robotics, micromechanical systems (MEMS), energy conversion, environmental control, mining, automation, transportation, manufacturing, the petroleum industry, and many others. Mechanical engineers have a crucial role in the development, planning, implementation (testing and manufacturing), and maintenance of machinery, from small individual parts and devices (such as microscale sensors) to large systems (such as spacecraft and power stations).
A degree in mechanical engineering can open doors to a wide range of sectors. Graduates entering industry generally assume entry-level engineering positions in areas such as conceptual product/systems design, product research and development (R&D), or technical sales/customer service. Others may choose to pursue graduate studies or careers in research, education, training, or consultation.
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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 in 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 other prestigious schools.