Undergraduate programs

Materials Engineering is a multidisciplinary field that combines engineering and sciences and engages in the correlation between a material’s structure and composition and its physical, chemical, mechanical, electronic and other properties. This is an engineering profession that is rapidly gaining momentum in many diverse industries. The considerable importance of materials engineering lies in the development of new materials and processes that are needed in advanced industries.
– Vice Dean for undergraduate degree studies: Assoc. Prof. Maytal Caspary Toroker

B.Sc. graduates with honors are offered to continue their studies towards advanced degrees (MSc. and PhD) in order to deepen their education in theoretical and practical subjects and to engage in research at the vanguard of science and technology. In this way, the Faculty trains its outstanding graduates for technological and academic leadership roles.

The Faculty’s degree programs:

  1. Materials Engineering (BSc  degree program in materials engineering)
  2. Materials Engineering and Physics (a combined BSc degree program in Materials Engineering and Physics)
  3. Materials Engineering and Chemistry (a combined BSc degree program in Materials Engineering and Chemistry)
  4. Materials Engineering and Biology (a combined BSc degree program in Materials Engineering and Biology)
  5. Medical Sciences and Materials Engineering (a double-degree program awarding a BSc in Materials Engineering and a BSc in Medical Sciences)
  6. Gvishim program for outstanding academic IDF reservists (the program awards a BSc and a thesis-track MSc in Materials Engineering)


The first track (Materials Engineering) focuses primarily on engineering, while the three other tracks combine materials engineering with a basic science: physics, chemistry or biology. The integration of science and engineering provides graduates of these programs with a strong foundation in science and engineering and the overarching perspective needed for the research and development of advanced technologies. The first track is a four-year program, while the three other tracks are 4.5-year programs. The curricula include compulsory courses to provide students with the tools and basic knowledge in the various materials engineering disciplines, and specific courses to deepen their knowledge of physics, chemistry and mathematics. The wide variety of elective courses, along with the final project, enhance and supplement students’ knowledge and capabilities in their primary fields of interest. Prior to completing their degree studies, students complete a final project in the Faculty’s research laboratories and in conjunction with the relevant industry.

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering offers students spacious lecture halls, advanced computers and state-of-the-art teaching laboratories. Our first graduates completed their studies in 1992. Since then, hundreds of students have earned their degrees in our Faculty and have become highly successful in positions at institutions of higher education in Israel and abroad, in industry and in research and development.

In addition to the courses in the program for a BSc in materials engineering, the Faculty also offers introductory courses in materials engineering to students of other faculties, such as the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Aerospace Engineering as an integral party of their compulsory courses in these faculties. Some of these courses also include laboratories in materials engineering in the Technion’s Danziger Laboratories. The Faculty also offers elective courses in diverse materials science and engineering subjects for the benefit of students majoring in other engineering and science disciplines.

For additional information, contact
Oshrit Sander, undergraduate coordinator
Telephone 077-8874593