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, having educated Israel’s engineering leaders holding key positions in high-tech, government and defense industries. Students are taught by senior academic staff, scientists and expert lecturers from 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 incredibly 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 mobile phones, cars, furnaces, airplanes, sports equipment, power tools, sophisticated robots, medical devices and computers to the operation of power plants, factories, and airports.
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.
Mechanical engineering track of study at Technion includes specializations in: solid mechanics, dynamics, mechatronics, control, micro electro-mechanical systems, and robotics.
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.
*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 2018
Attending Orientation Week is compulsory
Technion International also provides a comprehensive Orientation Week designed to familiarize students with the campus and surrounding neighbourhoods, 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 2018
|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 enjoyable 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, they 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
Orientation week starts August 2018
Academic program starts August 2018
Application Deadline: June 1, 2018
Application deadline for students taking the GaoKao: July 5, 2018
To begin your application process, click “Apply Now“ to launch the online application system.
Contact for Admissions or additional questions: Mrs. Eloise Thorpe:
firstname.lastname@example.org | Tel: +972-77-887-1768
Chinese applicants please contact: Mrs. YokeTyng Frechtel:
Yoketyng@int.technion.ac.il | Tel: +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.
YOUR APPLICATION MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS:
- Completed Application Form
- Secondary school diploma and transcripts (students should have a strong background in math/science)
- Two teacher recommendation letters*
- Standardized test scores depending on your country of origin (SAT, AST or ACT, or GAO-KAO (Science)
- Physics must be taken in High School
- 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)
- $100 (USD) non-refundable application fee
*An original copy must be sent directly from the evaluator. At least one letter should be from a mathematics or science teacher.
English Proficiency Tests
Since the academic program at Technion International is taught entirely in English, applicants are required to demonstrate their English proficiency before they enroll. Applicants from high-schools where English is not the primary language of instruction are required to submit official copies of their scores on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or an equivalent test, such as the IELTS (International English Language Testing System), the SAT Reasoning, or ACT Plus Writing Test. We will hold an English proficiency tests at Shantou and Beijing, China. Dates for these tests will be announced in advance.
Required Scores on English Proficiency Tests
|TOEFL – Paper Based Test (PBI)||600||550|
|TOEFL – Computer Based Test (CBT)||230||188|
|TOEFL- Internet Based Test (IBT)||85||80|
Candidates applying from the USA or from high schools taught according to the American system, must take a standardized test (SAT or ACT) before applying. Technion International has minimum test score requirements for the math section as detailed below. Those who take subject tests may send their results in as well.
Required Scores on Standardized Tests
|Recommended Math||Minimum Math|
|SAT- Math section||700||660|
|ACT- Math section||30||28|
|Registration Fee (non-refundable)||$ 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 are available based on academic merit and financial need.
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 starts on August 14, 2017
Program starts on August 20, 2017
|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 Laboatory||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 others. The mechanical engineer has 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 most likely 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.
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.