BSc – Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and Physics

The joint study track of the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering and the Faculty of Physics at the Technion is an innovative program designed for outstanding students who wish to develop scientific and technological knowledge in biomedical engineering combined with in-depth knowledge of physics and an understanding of modern phenomena and research tools in biomedical engineering.

The goal of the program is to train engineers and scientists who will possess deep knowledge of both biomedical engineering and physics. Such a broad vision is now increasingly required at the forefront of nano-biotechnology research and development of biomedical equipment which relies on complex physical phenomena, for example in the fields of biomedical optics, nuclear and magnetic imaging, and nanoparticles. In addition, many advanced biomedical research topics rely heavily on innovative experimental and theoretical tools, originally developed in physics, and on profound physical and engineering knowledge.

Program Length: approximately 4.5 years

In addition to training in biomedical engineering, the program includes extensive courses in analytical and quantum physics, statistics and electromagnetics, and relevant elective courses in both physics and biomedical engineering.

Students will specialize in one elective major track in addition to the required subjects:

 

  • Medical signals and imaging – Diagnostic and therapeutic devices, non-invasive techniques, imaging techniques, medical signal and image processing, physiological control systems, optics and ultrasound applications.
  • Biomechanics and flow – Cell and tissue biomechanics, flow in biological systems, artificial organs, internal implants, orthopedic/neurological rehabilitation, rehabilitative engineering, devices and aids for the disabled, neuroscience.
  • Tissue engineering and biomaterials – 3D printing of organs and tissues, stem cells applications, nanoparticle development and medical biomaterials, biosensors, organ-on-a-chip, controlled drug release.

Technion admission options

There are several acceptance options for the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering. The admission process is administered by the Technion undergraduate admissions center. Information regarding various admission options for the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering can be found on the undergraduate admissions website.

Registration deadlines and document submission

Applications for undergraduate studies in biomedical engineering are accepted once a year for the fall semester (October). Registration deadlines and document submission

Admission based on academic background (partial or complete)

Candidates who have completed two or more semesters in an academic framework (at the Technion or at another recognized academic institution) can apply to the Faculty based on academic background. Admission based on academic background will take place with the approval of the Faculty Admissions Committee and the Dean of Undergraduate Studies. Admission and transfer terms can be found below.

Transfer from the Open University

Recommended preparation for the Technion

In order to assist Technion candidates, we have prepared a website with recorded lectures in physics and math, as well as other relevant material that was taught in high-school. Please note that this material is required as a foundation for first-semester math and physics classes.

The Excellence Program of the Biomedical Engineering Faculty offers: a scholarship upon admission to the program; partial Faculty funding for the presentation of a research project at conferences; teaching compensation for faculty workshops; lab rotation option in the fourth semester and summer semesters, as is customary in the world’s leading laboratories; individual guidance by Faculty researchers; an additional scholarship during the first year of the master’s/doctoral program; a fourth-year research project that can be developed into a graduate studies topic; and more.

For details, please contact Prof. Yael Yaniv: yaely@bm.technion.ac.il

A student’s academic status will be deemed “unsatisfactory” if at least one of the following conditions holds:

  • The student’s cumulative weighted grade average is less than 65.
  • The student’s “course success rate” is less than 66%.
  • The student’s status was unsatisfactory in the previous semester, and s/he has not successfully completed the program of studies determined for him/her.
  • The student did not complete his/her physics placement exams within the necessary time period.
  • The student did not complete his/her English requirements by the end of the fourth semester of his/her studies.
  • The student did not complete his/her Hebrew studies by the end of his/her second semester of studies.
  • In the first two semesters of his/her studies, the student has accumulated fewer than 27 credits of the recommended courses in the study track in which s/he is registered.

A student with an unsatisfactory academic status will be invited to his/her academic unit for counseling and guidance. The academic unit will meet to discuss and, according to the severity of the student’s situation, will recommend conditions for the continuation of his/her studies (e.g., setting a mandatory curriculum for one semester/year, or other requirements) or the termination of said studies.

During these deliberations, the student will have the right to present his/her viewpoint, and consideration will be given to both special circumstances (such as reserve duty) and the opinion of the Advancement of Students Unit. Students whose studies have been terminated may appeal to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies in the Ulman Building. Students whose academic status was unsatisfactory when their studies were terminated or when they terminated their studies may submit a request to return to their studies two years after the date of termination of their studies.

Chen Regev, Student Coordinator for Biomedical Engineering

Faculty Administration Office, Silver Building, 3rd floor

Tel. 077-8874129

Email: undergrads@bm.technion.ac.il 

 

Dr. Yoav Shechtman, Program Manager for Biomedical Engineering

Emerson Building, 8th Floor

Email: yoavsh@bm.technion.ac.il

 

Registration and Admission Center

Tel. 077-8872529 | Fax. 077-8875830 

Email: rishum@technion.ac.il

Reception: Ulman Building, 4th Floor | Sun-Thu | 9am – 2pm

 

Irit Lazarowitz, Student Coordinator for Physics

Lidov Complex (405B)

Tel. 077-8873996

Email: irit@physics.technion.ac.il

 

Prof. Yariv Kafri, Assistant Dean of Physics

Tel. 077-8875936

Email: kafri@physics.technion.ac.il