The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering’s Silon program is an excellence program which offers the opportunity to obtain both BSc and MSc degrees (with a research thesis) in ten semesters.
The Silon program was built in cooperation with the Academic Reserve (Atuda) program in the IDF.
For an Atuda student it includes academic and military training, as well as financial support from the army. This unique training program educates and promotes its students to become leaders in the R&D departments in the Israeli Air Force and in other unique military units. Graduates of this program are guaranteed to engage in the development of advanced weapons, combat aircraft missile integration, flight tests, UAV development projects, and in a wide variety of other jobs.
Each member in this program is assigned a personal academic advisor from among the faculty members, whose job is to guide the student during his membership in the program.
Members of the program are learning the undergraduate obligatory courses rapidly and intensively and after which, they are experienced in a guided research and receive “academic freedom” in choosing courses from other faculties.
For students at the Faculty who are not part of the Academic Reserve (Atuda) and wish to apply to the program – it is recommended to contact the head of the program at the Faculty during the first semester of their studies.
Additional information about the program can be found at the following links:
- The undergraduate curriculum (in Hebrew)
- Principles and procedures (in Hebrew)
- Silon page on “Recruits” website of the IDF Manpower Division (in Hebrew)
- Articles about the program – “Off the Charts” (in Hebrew); “The sky’s the limit” (in Hebrew)
For more details and admission requirements:
Director of Silon Program at the IDF:
Head of Silon Program at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at the Technion:
Assistant Professor Yuval Dagan