We provide students with the basis for an Aerospace Engineering career through a broad scientific basis in the first three semesters, followed by the fundamentals of all significant aeronautical and astronautical disciplines.
Undergraduate Aerospace Engineering Studies
The department’s undergraduate program 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 significant 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 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, dedicated 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 actions, a department graduate can choose the field best suited to their leanings. Indeed, aerospace engineers can work in experimental research, developing software for aeronautical and space applications, in theoretical/mathematical aspects of aerospace sciences, in system design, or in leading aerospace projects of all kinds. Moreover, graduates of the department of Aerospace Engineering are suited for jobs requiring knowledge or a background in 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 toward advanced degrees. Fields of study include:
- 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.