BSc in Civil Engineering


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Program Description

Dream Big. Build Bigger. Turn your designs into plans. Put your plans into action.  

It’s time to make an impact. 

Change the way your family, your friends, and your community moves, builds and conserves.

Civil Engineers are creators, problem-solvers, and pioneers. With population growth, urbanization growth, and growing environmental awareness, there is important work to be done and creative solutions to be developed by Civil Engineers.

Our BSc in Civil Engineering is designed to introduce students to the economic and structural challenges in construction management, as well as to develop students’ proficiency in classic engineering subjects. Our goal is to guide students to re-imagine their world in a way that is more efficient, more resilient, and better able to serve the public. This unique program will introduce you to a wide range of topics in Civil Engineering, including:

  • Management of the different stages of the construction process, from the initial engineering phases to the administrative, economic, business, and legal applications.
  • Topics related to the design and management solutions in response to water and environmental dilemmas, such as: water delivery and supply systems; effects of trace pollutants in the air, soil, and water bodies; water and wastewater treatment; recycling of treated wastewater for use in agricultural irrigation. 

Mapping and geoinformation

Transportation and road engineering, including learning about the tools necessary to set up, maintain, and manage efficient and safe transportation systems.

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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 the 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 the 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.

The 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 9 – 13, 2020

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 16, 2020

Semester Subject 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

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. 


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.  


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.

Your Application Must Include the Following Documents:

  • Completed Application Form including a passport-sized photo
  • Secondary school diploma and transcripts over a span of 3 years (students should have a strong background in math and science). Physics background mandatory.
    • Students must have a 3.0/4.0 GPA or 80% average
  • 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 680 660
ACT- Math section 31 29

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

Career Opportunities

There is a steadily 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.

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.


Last updated Jul 2020

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