Electrical and Electronics Engineering
This department offers undergraduate and graduate degree studies in electrical engineering and electronics.
Electrical engineering and electronics is unique in such that it comprises numerous scientific-engineering professions across almost all of the knowledge-intensive fields. Electrical and electronics engineers can be take on various positions within the realm of advanced industries – from the planning and development of electronic components, to planning and development of information systems and monitoring, through to computer developing and implementation.
Nowadays, all areas of electrical engineering and electronics are changing rapidly. In order to ensure an optimal integration process into the workforce, along with the ability to endure the dynamics of the industry, this department provides its graduates with extensive scientific background and foundations. It starts with a careful selection of students admitted into the department, and continues by maintaining a high level of studies throughout the program. Through this approach, graduates receive the tools they need to meet today’s engineering challenges, and to provide solutions for future challenges. Furthermore, these graduates will be able to continue to pursue their studies in advanced degrees and research in various engineering fields.
The department offers several Project Oriented courses, in which students receive tasks that grant them experience in the actual work of an engineer. These tasks require students to internalize the theoretical material and to connect it with interesting engineering applications that are relevant to the subject of the course.
The department supports the idea of building relationships within the industry, and conducts academic tours for students at leading companies in the field of electrical engineering and electronics. It also conducts industry days, where professionals from within the industry give lectures to update students about the current endeavors of the electrical engineering and electronics market.
The department’s faculty members maintain international relationships with their research counterparts across the globe. These relationships lead to student exchanges and collaborative research projects.
The undergraduate program in Electrical Engineering and Electronics is geared towards training the leading rank of research and development professionals within the industry, and is considered the spearhead of technological academic studies.
The department faculty members are all graduates of prestigious universities in Israel and around the world. They are young, professional and dynamic researchers, who offer their personal attention and attentiveness to each and every student.
The program spans over a period of four years (eight semesters). The first two years are largely dedicated to providing a base in physics and mathematical tools that will empower students in their continuing studies and future endeavors as engineers, alongside the teaching of fundamental engineering sciences. The next stages are dedicated to expanding and deepening their foundations, and include subjects that are uniquely relevant to the areas of electrical engineering and electronics.
During the third year of their studies, students choose several specific specialization subjects according to their individual preferences. This enables students to delve into each specialization field and establish a solid knowledge base for themselves within a specifically defined area of electrical engineering and electronics.
Be’er Sheva Campus: Students are required to choose of the two following fields: Communications Technologies or Electricity and Power Systems.
- Communications Technologies: Communications is a wide field, surrounding the essence of enabling transmission and reception between two or more parties. With the development of technology, it has become possible to transmit and receive information through electronic means, enabling rapid and effective mass communications. Students in the Communications Technologies track partake in a wide range of courses that deal with the various means of transmitting and receiving signals. These courses include: transmission and reception techniques, binary communications, satellite communications, optical communications, mobile communications, RF communication networks, passive/active, and others.
- Electricity and Power Systems: The diverse means for converting energy types into electricity. During their specialization studies, students take courses that are required by the Engineering Registrar for the immediate inclusion in the electricity section. Besides the courses that are required by the Engineering Registrar, these students receive enrichment courses and extensive knowledge of a wide spectrum of uses for electricity in the modern world. These include: electronic power suppliers, energetic efficiency, direct energy sources, structure of power stations and secondary stations, protection methods, and others. The strong current field deals with the production, transmission and division of the power supply, techno-economic considerations, high and low voltage power systems, during routine operations and operations under problematic circumstances and during disturbances. This specialization track enables registration in the Engineering Index in the electricity section, as well as eligibility for a primary electrician license.
Ashdod Campus: Students are required to choose three of the following five fields: RF systems, electro-optics, communications, satellites and space, and power systems.
- RF Systems: electromagnetic waves enable the transferring of information through transmission-reception systems and various sensory systems. This track deals with analysis methods, planning and implementation of electromagnetic systems of radio waves, microwaves and millimeter waves. The process starts with the sources, continues with transmission systems and microwave circuits, components and antennas, and through to wave propagation and their scattering away from targets. This track provides basic training for microwave and antenna engineers. It is also intended for system professionals, including communications and radars, and is also suitable for electro-optic professionals.
- Electro-optics: This field has gained strength during recent years due to the fact that these technologies have become increasingly prevalent across a wide range of life needs. It encompasses a wide spectrum of topics, from communications to diverse wavelength imaging systems, display systems and medical-optics systems, through to optical applications for signal and imagery processing. The study program for this track includes fascinating high-technology subjects. Its advanced laboratory provides students with direct interactions with some of the electro-optic systems.
- Communications: The field of communications encompasses a wide range of topics. Some of these have a scientific knowledge foundation, while others are innovative and constantly developing at a rapid pace as defined by the development of technology. The knowledge acquired through courses on communications is essential for those who develop products that serve the electronic communications segment. It also helps students meet the challenges of other fields, such as signal processing, controlling and computers. A large number of graduate study courses are based on the knowledge acquired in this track.
- Satellites and Space: The Israeli Space Agency has been encouraging the expansion of research and development in the field of space, based on the view that space endeavors can boost the Israeli economy, while having a positive effect on the country’s global position and the welfare of its citizens. This may impact agriculture, communications, and environmental pollution monitoring, to name a few. This specialization track is also intended for people from the fields of electro-optics, communications, electromagnets, energy and power.
- Power Systems: This specialization track deals with electronic circuits for power regulation, high voltage power switched convertors for converting dc-dc, ac-dc, dc-ac – considering both control and topological considerations. In the electronic drive sector, this track deals with the systemic aspects of motors, burdens and power amplifiers for operating motors. The high voltage field deals with the production, transmission and division of electric power, while considering techno-economic considerations, in power systems for high and low voltages, during routine operations and operations under problematic circumstances and during disturbances. This specialization track provides eligibility for an engineer-electrician license following two years of work experience in the field of power systems.
All students in this department have access to the innovative and highly equipped teaching laboratories that serve as an integral part of the program. These laboratories help demonstrate the theoretical studies learned in each of the courses, and provide students with hands-on experience and direct access to the machines, components and systems with which engineers can implement their ideas.
At the end of the fourth and final year of studies, students are required to submit a final project in their field of specialization. This project will be an expression of the knowledge they have acquired throughout their studies. Each final project is supervised by a faculty member or by a professional from within the industry with years of experience in the field.
Final projects will be presented at an extensive final project assembly, attended by leading academic and industry professionals.
Those who have a degree in practical engineering may complete their undergraduate studies in engineering based on the number of exemptions they have been granted. Their studies are conducted during the afternoon hours over a period of four years.
B.Sc. undergraduate degree
Specialization Tracks - Be'er Sheva
Electricity and Power Supply Systems
Specialization Tracks - Ashdod
Satellites and Space
Duration of Studies
Start of Studies
Application Requirements (Undergraduate)
Application Requirements (Undergraduate):
- Fully Completed Matriculation Exams (High School Diploma)
- Psychometric / Psycho-technical Exam
- Admission Committee
- 5 Point Mathematics (Grade must be above 80)
- 5 Point Physics (Grade must be above 75)
Pre-Academic Preparatory Program
Applicants who do not meet the application requirements may be accepted to undergraduate studies in electrical and electronics engineering following the successful completion of the SCE pre-academic preparatory program.
The rapid technological developments of recent years, along with the importance of energy conservation, have had a significant effect on the electricity market. There is an increasing demand for the innovative planning of electrical manufacturing devices and improvements in existing devices that use electricity, such as motors, convertors, lighting systems and electronic output systems. Additionally, the use of advanced computer systems such as the "smart grid" has revolutionized the way in which output systems of all levels are planned and operated. All of these market developments require the integration of highly skilled professionals with extensive knowledge in their field, who have received the relevant education provided by advanced academic studies.
Alongside the changes in the Israeli electricity market, due to the privatization of the Israeli Electric Company, and with the massive entry of alternative electricity manufacturers, the right conditions have been set in place for the development and expansion of production plants and for the transport of electrical energy. This significant shift of circumstances will ultimately lead to the establishment of new power plants based on gas turbines, wind turbines and solar fields. This new electricity market will require a large base of electrical engineers specializing in strong electrical output/current systems, with a wide ranging base of knowledge beyond what is acquired in an undergraduate degree program in electrical and electronics engineering. These combined circumstances provide numerous opportunities for engineers in the fields of electronics and electricity, who have chosen a new professional direction, while enhancing their knowledge of the required professional disciplines.
Despite the increasing demand for output system engineers, the number of academic institutions that offer relevant educational programs is very small. Therefore, there is a significant lack in engineers in the market, especially highly professional ones with a graduate degree. As a result, the demand for engineers specializing in strong electrical output/current systems is expected to rise, in Israel and across the globe, due to the increasing lack of these professionals worldwide.
The graduate program in output systems enables students to acquire the knowledge required for being successfully integrated in the developing electricity market. During their studies, each of the students will conduct individual research in the fields of production, transport, and use of energy, while maintaining high utilization rates. These endeavors and experiences broaden their horizons, and enable them to pave their way into the scientific development segment in this field. Graduates of the program will ultimately lead the future in research and developments within the Israeli energy sector.
The program's graduate studies curriculum does not include a thesis, and is designed for engineers with a B.Sc. in electrical and electronics engineering, as well as those with an undergraduate degree in natural sciences, who have completed the relevant supplementary studies required. The program includes 36 credits spanning two academic years, enabling students to work throughout their studies. Outstanding students will be offered the opportunity to conduct a research-based final project.
M.Sc. (Master of Sciences, Graduate Degree)
Duration of Studies
Start of Studies
Application Requirements (Graduate Studies)
- Average grade in undergraduate degree of at least 80
- Students with average grade points in highest 25 percentile of their class