The undergraduate program of the department provides its students with the basis for an engineering career in Israel’s aerospace industry and for developing professional skills. This objective is achieved by a broad scientific basis in the first three semesters, followed by the fundamentals of all major aeronautical and astronautical disciplines. These include aerodynamics, structures, propulsion, control theory, production and design, systems engineering and space engineering. In their fourth year, a broad spectrum of elective courses is offered in order to expose the students to modern aerospace developments, including computer applications in aeronautics and astronautics. The senior year is also devoted to a design project, devoted to a comprehensive design of an aerospace system.
Experience has shown that the educational strategy of the department amply prepares its students to find their place in any advanced engineering or scientific activity. Within this broad range of potential activities a graduate of the department is able to choose the field which is best suited to their personal leanings. Indeed, aerospace engineers can be found working in experimental research, in development of software for aeronautical and space applications, in theoretical/mathematical aspects of aerospace sciences, in system design, or leading aerospace projects of all kinds. Moreover, graduates of the department of Aerospace Engineering are suited for jobs requiring a knowledge or a background of systems engineering. Thus, graduates may also be found at all levels in high tech projects that are not directly related to Aerospace Engineering.
Since 1956 the department of Aerospace Engineering has offered a wide range of graduate studies towards advanced degrees. Fields of study include: Aerodynamics; Aeroelasticity; Aerostructures of composites and metals; Combustion and Detonation, Heat and Mass transfer; Flight mechanics; Space mechanics; Space trajectories; Flight control, Instrumentation and Guidance; Spacecraft control; Fluid Dynamics; Jet and Rocket propulsion; Space propulsion; Numerical methods in aeronautics; Random vibrations; Structural mechanics; Solid mechanics; Aircraft production and maintenance.
Graduate studies offered by the department lead to the following degrees: Master of Science, Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering and Ph.D.