Yes. The college is authorized by the Council for Higher Education to grant a B.Sc. in engineering in six areas, and a M.Sc. in four areas. SCE conducts all its activities under the approval of the Council for Higher Education.
Yes. SCE is an independent institution for higher education. Additionally, the college maintains work and research relationships with other higher education institutions and research centers across various industries in Israel and across the globe.
The tuition for studies at SCE is identical to that of Israeli universities. SCE is a public college that is budgeted by the Council for Higher Education, and the tuition rates are determined according to the recommendations by the public committee for tuition rates (Meltz Committee).
SCE grants its graduates an undergraduate B.Sc. degree in software engineering, industrial engineering and management, chemical engineering, electronics and electrical engineering, civil engineering and mechanical engineering. The college also grants a graduate M.Sc. degree in software engineering, green engineering, industrial engineering and management and electronics and electrical engineering.
The curriculum for a degree in engineering at SCE spans a period of four years for full time students.
The college has two campuses: 56 Bialik Street, Be'er Sheva and Bne'i Brit Street (on the corner of Jabotinsky Street), Ashdod.
The academic year begins at two terms:
Fall term - Studies will commence in October for the duration of two semesters: fall semester and spring semester.
Spring term - Studies will commence in February/March for the duration of two semesters: spring semester and summer semester.
A qualified practical engineer who wishes to complete his or her studies towards a degree in engineering is eligible for exemption due to his or her studies as a practical engineer, and in accordance with the list of courses determined by the department. The extent of this exemption depends on the specific department and previous academic achievements, and in any case will not exceed 30 credits. Eligibility for exemption by a practical engineer will be granted within a period of up to five years from the completion of the student's practical engineering studies and the start of the academic studies at SCE.
SCE offers programs in the following departments: civil engineering, chemical engineering, electronics and electrical engineering, software engineering, industrial engineering and management and mechanical engineering.
Preparatory studies are conducted at the SCE pre-academic preparatory center. These studies are intended for students who will be studying at the college, and do not have a high school diploma (Israeli "Bagrut"), or whose grades are insufficient, and/or are interested in improving their grades in order to increase the chances of being accepted to engineering studies. Admittance to studies at SCE is based on the completion/improvement of Bagrut grades achieved at the preparatory program, combined with the psychotechnical/psychometric exam score.