BSc in Civil Engineering

BSc in Civil Engineering


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Taught entirely in English by world renowned Technion faculty, the prestigious BSc in Civil Engineering program trains future engineers to meet the infrastructure creation and modernization challenges of the 21st century. The program exposes students to structural, economic, and construction management aspects of the physical and natural built environment, water resources planning, geoinformatics and transportation engineering. Students also study the underlying applications of science and engineering to the improvement and preservation of natural resources through the deployment of clean technologies and infrastructure and renewable resource alternatives.

Program Details

The program prepares students for successful careers in the private, public, and governmental sectors in areas such as infrastructure and general construction, water resources management, wastewater treatment, water treatment and pollution, control, air and soil pollution and remediation and solid waste disposal. More particularly, the program focuses on management of the different stages of the construction process including a broad variety of tasks that require knowledge and skills in an assortment of management, economic, business, planning and legal areas, in addition to proficiency in classic engineering issues. The program also provides an introduction to topics related to the design and management of water delivery and supply systems, dispersion and trace pollutants in water bodies, water and wastewater treatment, recycling treated wastewater for use in agricultural irrigation, efficient use of water resources and development of new water sources. Mapping and geoinformation concerns with determination of the exact location (x,y & height) and extent of surface cover types using geodetic instruments, GPS, Laser scanners and spectral cameras, and the organization of the information in Geographic Information Systems will also be explored; this course will provide the engineer with basic tools for mapping a site and understanding geo-information. Transportation and road engineering and transportation sciences deal with the knowledge needed to plan, set up, maintain and manage efficient and safe transportation systems. The courses in this field cover such topics as design and operation of roads, junctions and interchanges, design of pavements and study of traffic flow characteristics. Graduates of the program will be awarded a BSc in Civil 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 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.

Academic Program

The BSc degree in Civil Engineering is comprised of at least 155.5 academic credits and can be completed in 4 years.

Orientation Week

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.

Program Structure

Commencement Date: August 12, 2019

 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 Civil Engineering Specialization Courses

Preparation Period

Civil_Engineering_DescriptionaFollowing 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 and class availability 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 8, 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 admission inquiries or additional questions: Melinda Margulis Email: | Phone: +972-77-887-1768

Chinese applicants please contact: YokeTyng Frechtel | 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.

Our International Programs are open only for applicants, who have obtained (or about to obtain) an international high school leaving diploma or equivalent. Applicants, who have obtained an Israeli High School Leaving Certificate (Bagrut) are not eligible to apply to our programs.


  • Completed Application Form including a passport sized 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). Physics background mandatory.
  • Two teacher recommendation letters *
  • Standardized test (SAT or ACT or AST or Gao Kao (Science)
  • Physics must be taken in High School
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal essay
  • Passport copy
  • Students who are non-native English speakers must also submit English proficiency test scores, either TOEFL or IELTS – optional (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 recommended 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

  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 700 660
ACT- Math section 30 28

  International Baccalaureate Diploma: minimum grade of 5 in the following subjects: Mathematics, English, Physics or Chemistry. All exams on high level.

Transfer Students

The BSc Program in Civil Engineering welcomes transfer students from other universities. Transfer students are subject to the same application requirements as first-year students. To receive credit or exemptions for courses taken elsewhere, transfer students must submit a detailed syllabus in English of each course in question. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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

*Fees are subject to change. **Scholarships and financial aid are available based on academic merit and socio-economic background.

Additional Expenses

Please note that tuition fees do not cover applicants’ airfare to and from Israel or the cost of textbooks. Students should expect to spend between $500-$600 USD each month on food, travel and other basic expenses (not including housing, detailed above). Additional expenses include Student Association costs and security charges.

For more information on Financial Aid And Scholarships click here


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

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

*This is an example of what the academic program could look like, class availability is contingent on the number of registered students*

Undergraduate :

Orientation on August 12 – 15, 2019

Program starts on August 18, 2019


First Year

Winter/Fall Semester (1)   Spring Semester (2)  
125001 General Chemistry 104003 Differential and Integral Calculus 1
324065 Hebrew 2 014008 Graphical Engineering Information
324069 Hebrew 33 324070 Hebrew 44
    014103 Introduction to Engineering Mechanics
    104019 Linear Algebra M
    114051 Physics 1

Second Year

Winter/Fall Semester (3)   Spring Semester (4)  
014104 Strength of Materials 1 014108 Statics of Structures 1
104004 Differential and Integral Calculus 2 014214 Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics
234112 Introduction to Computer Language C 014703 Introduction to Transportation Planning
014841 Fundamentals of Mapping and Surveying 1 104131 Differential Equations
014730 Introduction to Transportation Systems 014006 Introduction to Numerical Analysis
014405 Engineering Geology 014505 Building Materials
394800 Sport 014003 Statistics
     394820  Sport

Third Year

Winter/Fall Semester (5)   Spring Semester (6)  
094480 Statistics and Probability 014005 Engineering Laboratory
014409 Geomechanics 014617 Planning and Control of Construction Projects
014006 Introduction to Numerical Analysis 014610 Construction Methods
014730 Introduction to Transportation Systems 014613 Human Resource Management in Construction
014606 Introduction to Construction Management 014320 Water Chemistry
014212 Introduction to Hydrological Engineering 014325 Design of Water and Wastewater Systems
014322 Water and Wastewater Treatment 394800 Sport
394800 Sport    

Fourth Year

Winter/Fall Semester (7)   Spring Semester (8)  
014004 Systems Analysis 014309 Water and Wastewater Technologies (Environmental Engineering C)
114053 Physics 3 015017 Earthmoving Equipment & Systems
014615 Introduction to Financial Management 014613 Human Resource Management in Construction
016213 Hydraulic Engineering 016203 Water Resources Systems Engineering
014305 Environmental Engineering Laboratory 016302 Air Pollution
014609 Mechanization in Construction 014301 Project 2 – Environmental Engineering
014148 Project 1 – Construction Management 014703 Introduction to Transportation Planning
394xxx Humanities  394800  Sport
394800 Sport    

Career Opportunities

There is a steady growing global demand for engineers today. Many engineering fields, specifically civil, transportation and water engineering, are expanding and can provide tremendous career opportunities for trained professionals. As a Technion graduate, you will easily find your place in this wide and profitable arena. Civil engineers are needed in all urban and rural areas and are employed in the private, public, and government sectors. Career options include: building control surveyor, consulting civil engineer, contracting civil engineer, site engineer, structural engineer, water engineer, building services engineer, engineering geologist, environmental consultant, etc.

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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 on the international market and on how to find academic opportunities in leading universities around the world are also offered. We have helped place our graduates at leading universities including MIT, Stanford, Imperial College London and others.