Electronics and Electrical Engineering
This department offers undergraduate and graduate programs in electronics and electrical engineering.
The electronics and electrical segment is changing rapidly, and is in demand for unique and highly skilled human resources. The academic program of this department enables its graduates to explore several professional directions: whether in electronic circuit development, electronic machinery and computers or as electrical engineers employed by the country's leading plants.
Studies in this department are conducted in the SCE Project-Oriented environment, including courses such as Smart Electrical Network, Industrial Electronics, Introduction to Micro Computers, Numerical Systems, Electronic Power Suppliers, amongst others.
In the Smart Electrical Network course, for example, students took on a project in which they developed an algorithm that automatically controls the supply distribution between several generators working in different power stations, according to the changing network loads. In the Industrial Electronics course, students conducted projects which entailed calculations, simulations and applications of power suppliers using various control methods. These projects were successfully performed on a very high level, and are may be considered part of a final project or research.
Graduate studies in the field of supply systems enable students to acquire the necessary knowledge required for their successful integration into the developing energy sector. Throughout their studies, they will undertake research work in the manufacturing arena, energy transport and usage while maintaining high utilization rates, so that they will eventually be able to participate in the scientific development of their field. All graduate degrees are subject to the approval of the Council for Higher Education.
The undergraduate program in Electronic and Electrical Engineering is geared towards training the leading level of professionals in research and development within various industries, and is at the forefront of technological academics.
The department's academic studies are characterized by their focus on the theoretical-scientific base, which enables students to meet the challenges of current and future technologies. Graduates are also better equipped to continue their studies further, and to earn advanced degrees in research throughout various engineering fields.
The department faculty members are graduates of top universities in Israel and worldwide. They are young, professional and dynamic researchers, who are there to teach, guide, and offer their attention and listen to each and every student.
The program is four years long (eight semesters). The first two years focus on providing a base in physics as well as the required mathematical skills required by students during the rest of their studies, as well as their future engineering endeavors, alongside basic engineering sciences. The later stages of the program expand on this base and provide enrichment studies in the specific electronics and electrical engineering disciplines. During the third year, students are required to select one of the two specialization tracks, according to their personal preferences: Communications Technologies or Electricity and Power Supply Systems.
The field of communications is extensive and surrounds the idea of transmission and reception processes between two or more participants. As technologies continuously develop, it is currently possible to transmit and receive data via electronic means, enabling quick and effective mass communications. Students in the Communications Technologies track take part in a wide range of courses regarding various ways of transmitting and receiving signals. These courses include: techniques in transmitting and receiving, digital communications, satellite communications, optical communications, mobile communications, communication networks, and active/passive RF, amongst others.
Students who have chosen the Electricity and Power Supply Systems track specialize in diverse methods for transforming various energy types into electric energy. During their specialization period, they attend the courses that are required by the Engineering Registrar for immediate registration in the Israeli electrical unit. In addition to the courses required by the Engineering Registrar, these students receive further enrichment studies pertaining to the wide range of electricity uses in the modern world. These enrichment courses include, amongst others: electronic power suppliers, energetic efficiency methods, direct energy sources, power plant and sub-plant structures, protection methods, to name a few.
All students in the department enjoy access to advanced teaching laboratories, fully furnished with cutting-edge equipment, which serve as an integral part of the program. These laboratories enable students to enjoy the tangible demonstration of theoretical subjects taught in class, and offer them the chance to experience and directly access machinery, components and systems, that serve as practical tools with which the engineer can apply his or her ideas.
At the end of the fourth and final year, each student is required to submit a final project, according to their specialization track, and reflecting the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the program. Each of these projects is supervised by a faculty member or a highly experienced industry professional. Final projects are presented at a large-scale conference, attended by some of the leading academics and professionals in the field.
A total of 163 credits are required in order to receive a degree.
Certified practical engineers may complete their studies in the afternoon hours, for a period of four years, and in accordance with the exemptions they are awarded.
B.Sc. undergraduate degree
Electricity and Power Supply Systems
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 electronics and electrical 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 electronics and electrical 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 electronics electrical 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. All SCE graduates are granted a 50% discount on the application Students completing their undergraduate studies who are interested in continuing immediately to their graduate studies are granted a 50% discount in tuition for the M.Sc program.
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