MD and BSc – Dual Degree in Biomedical Engineering and Medicine

Degrees Awarded by the Program

  • Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Sciences
  • Doctor of Medicine – MD

Dual Degree in Biomedical Engineering and Medicine – a prestigious and unique program of excellence. The aim of the program is to train doctors and engineers who will stand at the vanguard of medicine and biomedical development in Israel and around the world. The program provides extensive knowledge in the exact sciences, medical science and biomedical engineering, as well as practical experience and tools for creativity development. In this way, it secures the future of its graduates in all areas of medicine, science and technology.

Program Length: 8 years

In the early years of the program, foundation subjects are taught in the exact sciences, engineering, the life sciences and medicine.

Subsequently, medical subjects are studied, along with subjects in biomedical engineering.

Biomedical engineering studies can be completed by the end of the fourth year, with medical studies only beginning in the fifth year.

The requirements for each degree are determined by the relevant Faculty.

Transfer to the clinical division will be possible following the completion of all the program subjects for the dual degree and in accordance with the regulations of the Faculty of Medicine.

Students will specialize in one elective major track in biomedical engineering 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 admission options for the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering. The admission process is administered by the Technion undergraduate admissions center. Information on admission options for the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering can be found on the undergraduate admissions website.

Additionally, the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering allows students to start accumulating dual-track courses and to apply to the dual-track program during their course of study.

Admission to the dual track after commencement of studies at the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering:

At the end of the first year and based on admission criteria, the terms are here.

And at the end of the second year and based on academic excellence, the conditions are here.

A candidate who has not been accepted into the dual track in biomedical engineering and medicine but wishes to begin accumulating courses in this program in order to be admitted during his/her studies must first be admitted to the Biomedical Engineering Faculty.

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 poor academic standing 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 

 

Prof. Amir Landesberg, Program Director for Biomedical Engineering

Silver Building, Room 346

Email: amir@bm.technion.ac.il

 

Registration and Admission Center

Tel. 077-8872529 | Fax. 077-8875830 

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

Email: rishum@technion.ac.il

 

Michal Keren, Admissions, Faculty of Medicine

Tel. 077-8871166

Email: kabalamd@technion.ac.il

 

Kochi Vygodetsky, Student Coordinator – Pre-clinic

Tel. 077-8875372

Email: bscaffairs@med.technion.ac.il

 

Prof. Danny Eitan, Program Director for Medicine

Email: danny.eytan@technion.ac.il