BSc in Mechanical Engineering


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Program Description

Mechanical Engineering provides the foundational engineering infrastructure for all modern industry.

A Mechanical Engineer is responsible for constructing creative solutions using scientific and technological innovations. From developing designs to building machines, Mechanical Engineers are essential to contributing to the advancement of humanity and as well as its welfare. To be a Mechanical Engineer, you must have experience in a variety of technological and engineering fields, in addition to the ability to consider the ecological and financial influences in the market. Almost all technological systems today involve the strategic expertise of Mechanical Engineers.

The prestigious Mechanical Engineering BSc program at Technion International will prepare you to take leading positions in a diverse set of fields, including: Robotics, Medical devices, Electro-optics, Energy- renewable and non-renewable power sources, Automobile, ship, and aircraft design.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Israeli government regulations, the Preparatory Period for the academic year 2020/21 will be conducted in an online format and all courses will take place online from your home country.

After successful completion of the preparation period (per Technion International’s academic requirements), and in accordance with Israeli regulations of entrance permit in relation to COVID-19, the Winter Semester will take place in Israel.

Mechanical Engineering: A field of endless possibilities

Why choose just one career?

“An electrical engineer is expected to know electronics, a computer engineer is expected to understand advanced software. A mechanical engineer is expected to be able to combine everything; to possess a deep knowledge of the basic subjects in addition to sufficient knowledge of all engineering areas and have the ability to integrate them.”

-Professor Oleg Gendelman, Dean of Mechanical Engineering

The field of mechanical engineering provides the foundational engineering infrastructure for all modern industries. A mechanical engineer is responsible for constructing creative solutions using scientific and technological innovations. From developing designs to building machines, mechanical engineers are essential to the advancement of humanity and its welfare.

To be a mechanical engineer, you must have experience in a variety of technological and engineering fields. In addition, you need the ability to consider ecological and financial influences in the relevant market.

Almost all technological systems today involve the strategic expertise of mechanical engineers.

The prestigious Mechanical Engineering BSc program at Technion International will prepare you for leading positions in a diverse set of fields, including:

  • Advanced manufacturing machinery
  • Robotics
  • Computerized mechanical systems for general and medical applications
  • Electro-optic equipment
  • Computer-aided planning
  • Production of electricity from renewable and non-renewable power sources
  • Land, air, and sea transportation vehicles
  • Heating and cooling systems for climate control

The undergraduate study program at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is intended to prepare you for the dynamic demands of the rapidly developing industry, and for a career in Research and Development centers all over the world.

Mechanical engineers have vast job prospects in many career fields.

Mechanical engineers can work in fields such as:

  • Biomechanics
  • Mechanical Design
  • Aerospace
  • Applied Materials
  • And many, many more

Program Details

Mechanical engineering is concerned with the design, development, and manufacturing of mechanical systems and processes to advance the 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 cars, airplanes, sports equipment, sophisticated robots, medical devices, mobile phones, human-machine interfaces, autonomous vehicles and systems, and 3D printing technologies.

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.

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 Mechanical Engineering is comprised of at least 158.5 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.

Programs 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 Mechanical 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 fun 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, students 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.


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 and science as well as their ambition, enthusiasm, and extra-curricular talent and achievement.

Our International Programs are open only for applicants who have obtained (or are about to obtain) a high school diploma, or equivalent, from a school outside of Israel. 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-size photo
  • Secondary school diploma and transcripts over a span of 3 years (students should have a strong background in math and science). A background in Physics is mandatory.
    • Students must have a 3.0/4.0 GPA or 80% average
  • Two teacher recommendation letters*
  • Standardized test scores depending on your country of origin SAT, AST or ACT,  or GAO-KAO (Natural-Science)
  • Record of completing Physics 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 (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 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.

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. Subject tests are also accepted.

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.

Career Opportunities

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 many others. Mechanical engineers have 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 generally 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 in 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 other prestigious schools.

At Technion, 4th-year undergraduate students get the chance to be integrated into a research project led by our world-renown professors. This project is taken as two courses, one per semester, and grants the student 6 credit points.

The culmination of this research project is an annual posters’ expo where several students have even published academic articles describing the results of their projects. Students receive personal guidance from a professor.

In addition to the final research project, our students take practical courses where they get hands-on experience specializing in the planning of systems, products, and experiments.  


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