Undergraduate Studies

Head of the Undergraduate Studies Program: Prof. Gitti Frey

The undergraduate studies are conducted within the framework of a joint program with either the Department of Physics or the Department of Chemistry. The joint program, which runs over a period of 4 1/2 years, allows the student to complete two course sets; one in Materials Engineering and the other in Physics or Chemistry. Graduates of the program receive two degrees: a B.Sc. in Materials Engineering and a B.Sc. in Physics or a B.Sc. in Chemistry, according to their chosen study program. This combination of an engineering degree and a scientific degree has proven itself as highly successful in acquisition of the proper skills required from a Materials Engineer/Scientist, resulting in a high demand from local industry for our graduates.

Undergraduate Studies

The program includes mandatory courses, providing the student with all the required basics for the different fields in materials engineering, while a wide choice of elective courses, together with a final project, enhance the student’s expertise in his or her primary field of interest. Senior students undertake final projects in Materials Science and Engineering in the research laboratories of the faculty, and in cooperation with industry.

Today ~ 310 students participate in these two programs. The first class of students graduated in 1992.

In addition to courses for the undergraduate Materials Science & Engineering program, the department also provides introductory courses in Materials Engineering to the following faculties: Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Aerospace Engineering. Some of these courses include laboratory work performed in the Danziger Laboratories. In addition, the department offers advanced elective courses in Materials Engineering which are taken by students from a wide range of disciplines. Annually ~ 800 students from other Technion departments take advantage of the different undergraduate courses delivered at the Department of Materials Science & Engineering.

For more information: Oshrit Sander

Study Programs

  1. Materials Engineering (single certification program granting a Bachelor’s of Science in Materials Engineering)
  2. Materials Engineering & Physics (a combined program granting a Bachelor’s of Science in Materials Engineering and Physics )
  3. Materials Engineering & Chemistry (a combined program granting a Bachelor’s of Science in Materials Engineering and Chemistry )
  4. Materials Engineering & Biology (a combined program granting a Bachelor’s of Science in Materials Engineering and Biology)
  5. Medical Science  &  Materials Engineering (Double Degree Track in Medicine and  Materials Engineering)
  6. Gvishim Program – for students from the IDF Atuda


The first program (Materials Engineering, a 4-year program) has a greater focus on the engineering aspects of Materials Science and Engineering, whereas the three different combined programs (4.5-year programs) include both Materials Engineering and a major in basic science (physics, chemistry or biology). The combined programs offer graduates a sound basis in science and engineering, as well as the broad basis and understanding necessary for advance technological research and development.

In the first two years of studies, students acquire a solid foundation in mathematics and basic sciences. This is followed by an in-depth study of the various aspects of the profession: material structures | thermodynamics and kinetics | mechanical, electrical, optical and electrochemical properties | metallic and ceramic materials | polymers and electronic materials. The last year consists, for the most part, of elective courses on a wide variety of subjects and a final research project. Throughout the programs, students complete numerous lab exercises that provide hands-on experience of the subjects taught in class, with direct reference to real-world experience in a wide range of materials research and characterization methodologies.


Double Degree Track in Medicine and  Materials Engineering
This program grants a double degree in Medical Sciences and Materials Engineering. This program is intended for candidates who had been accepted to the school of medicine and wish to combine Materials Engineering training and B.Sc in medical sciences in their curriculum. Having passed all subjects in the Double Degree program, students may then go on to the clinical division (in accordance with the medical articles) for three extra years and a year of internship to get their MD.

Gvishim Program – for excellent students from the IDF Atuda
Gvishim is unique, prestigious and challenging program for excellent students from the IDF Atuda. Gvishim program includes first degree (B.Sc) and master’s degree (M.Sc) in Materials Engineering including thesis. Graduates from Gvishim program will serve in the IDF in unique and key roles. The program takes place at the Technion in Haifa.
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