FAQ

Towards Studies

  • Among all engineering tracks at Technion and specifically ours, mathematics and physics take center stage. Therefore, we recommend that you study mathematics and  physics at a level of five study units each, as well as taking English at a level of five study units.

  • On the Technion’s YouTube channel, you can find videos to  help you prepare for your studies. It is recommended  that you visit them before the semester begins and refresh  your knowledge of mathematics.

  • In the winter or spring semester. You can check the registration dates at: Technion Undergraduate Admissions | Technion admissions requirements and fields of study

  • Programs  with a scientific-engineering focus provide Bachelor of Science degree (B.Sc.).

  • An academic year consists of two semesters: winter and spring. Each semester  lasts 13 weeks – excluding holidays and finals.

  • There is a summer semester that lasts approximately 7 weeks. During  the summer semester, an optional semester, there are fewer classes to enable students to close gaps, or to progress more quickly.

  • The link below can be used to order a student certificate, Transcripts and Certificates: Student Services (technion.ac.il)

  • At the Technion, an academic study lesson lasts about 50 minutes, with a 10-minute break.

  • Lecturers and teaching assistants have office hours. This is when students can ask questions of the course staff. Sometimes students can enroll during these hours, but it is by arrangement only.

  • The semester representative is a student elected to represent all students voluntarily. Its role is to communicate requests between students and course staff.


Courses and Undergraduate Studies

  • Yes, the degree requires two courses in physical education. You are allowed to take a sports course every semester for up to one credit point. If you are unable to engage in physical education because of health reasons, you will be exempt from it (without credit points).

  • Each course has a score based on the scope of its activities. Generally, a weekly lecture hour counts for 1 credit point, a weekly tutorial hour counts for 0.5 credit point, and a weekly lab hour counts for 1/3 credit point.

  • In general, laboratory and humanities courses are required at the Technion. Attendance at other courses is usually not required. This being said, it is encouraged to attend all classes in order to enjoy the student experience and meet new friends and degree companies.

  • Homework, assignments, announcements, and course materialare published on the course website on the Technion Moodle.

  • In most courses, homework should be submitted on the course website. Usually, there is no need to submit a hard copy.

  • A wet exercise is one that requires code writing. Dry homework questions should be answered without writing a code.

  • A prerequisite course is a course that must be studied and passed prior to the course in question.

  • Linked course is the course that is studied at the latest in tandem with the current course.

  • If you have taken the psychometric exam in a language other than Hebrew, you must take a Hebrew knowledge test. The Hebrew courses are required for students who did not receive exemptions, according to their classification.

  • A valid grade, most often applicable to midterms and homework, is a grade that affects the course grade depending on its value and weight attributed to it, regardless of other grades. Sometimes it can adversely affect a final score.

  • A protective score, most often applicable to midterms and homework, affects the final score positively.

  • Courses that are free electives at the Technion come from all faculties, but are not electives for a degree. You will have to study 10 credits of free choice during your degree, 6 credits of which should be MLAG courses.

  • You can change or cancel your registration as advertised on the UG website that semester.

  • You may enroll in two enrichment courses starting with the late admission period, which generally begins soon after the semester starts.

  • You can identify that according to the course number. Each faculty at the Technion has specially designed codes represented by the first two digits of the course number. For example, at our faculty the code is 04, at Computer Science, the code is 23, at Mathematics the code is 10 at Physics the code is 11.

  • If the third digit in the course number is 4, it is for a bachelor’s degree only. When the third digit is 6, the course is also designed for graduate degrees.

  • The criterion for inclusion on the “President’s List” will be the accumulation of at least 18 credits in the semester program with an average grade that is set by the faculty, usually 91 or higher.

  • The criterion for inclusion on the “Dean’s List” will be the accumulation of at least 18 credits in the semester program with an average grade that is set by the faculty, usually 84 or higher.

  • In general, success rates are the percentage of exams you pass out of all your tests, with each course weighted according to its number of academic points.

  • There is a limit of 29 points per semester. Nevertheless, it is not advisable to enroll in such a large number of courses.

  • As of September 2021, all students who begin their studies at the Technion must take at least two English language courses during their undergraduate studies.
    This requirement can be fulfilled in three ways:
    (1) taking two English language courses (Advanced A and Advanced B)
    (2) taking in two content courses that are taught in the English language
    (3) taking one English language course and one content course that is taught in English.

  • The ECE faculty has 4 study programs on the B.Sc. Level: Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Physics ( a joint degree), Computer and Software Engineering, Computer Engineering ( a joint program with the Faculty of Computer Science).

  • You can find the most suitable program for your study track on the ECE faculty website. The recommended program will help you avoid incomptabilities between lectures and/or exams. In case you have deviated from the recommended program and are still unsure as to the course that should be taken, feel free to contact us for further assistance.

  • The student card allows you to walk in through the gates of the Technion, open the door of the study centers and of the library. In addition, it can be used as an I.D. card on tests in libraries and at the gym. It also gives you a discount when shopping at the Michlol.

  • You can borrow a calculator and even a cell phone charger, sets for writing on the white board and earphones from the library, up to half an hour before it closes.

  • In general, the location of the room designates the building where that room is in, and the first digit on the left designates the floor of that building. For example, “Meyer 352” is situated on the third floor in Meyer building.

  • In this case, the notion “incomplete” will appear in your grade bulletin, in special cases when one of the components of the grade is H.W. the lecturer could perhaps give you at least a certain part of the grade. However, an “incomplete” course will be counted as a failure as part of your average.

  • When enrolling to courses on-UG if the courses are not full, you shall be issued with an authorisation immediately. However, in the first weeks of the semester, the secretaries of the faculty could take you off that course should you lack some of the required pre-requisits.

  • No, you cannot. An exemption in English credits you with 3 academic points without a grade. These points are calculated as part of all the credits for the degree. If you have exemption in English, you cannot take any English level courses.


Examinations

  • Within 10 days after the exam.

  • The last grade (and not the higher grade).

  • Generally,  exam notebooks are scanned and published by the course staff. You can obtain  the scan for 5 NIS. You may also use viewing  stands provided by TSA (Technion Student Association) for free.

  • Your exam dates and times, and which building and room you will be in can be found on your exam card on the following website: Student Services (technion.ac.il)

  • You will receive a grade at the end of the semester based on your performance in the course. If you received a grade of 55 or higher, you passed the course, and you will receive credit points. If your grade is less than 55, You will not pass the course and you will not receive any credit points.

  • No, you are not. Students are responsible for building their schedule in such a way so that there is no colliding test dates. Unfortunately, you will not be able to get a special permission for another test date.

  • In addition to writing utensils, you must bring your I.D. card and a time extension certificate should you posses one. We also recommend that you take a sweater, some food and something to drink.


Campus Life

  • At the  faculty library, during its activity hours, as well as in learning spaces that are  always open.

  • As an undergraduate student, you are eligible to purchase a car entry tag after accruing 60 academic credits.Residents of dormitories are eligible to purchase a car entry tag regardless of the number of credits they have earned so far.Otherwise, you will not be able to get to the Technion by car.

  • Once you have opened an account with the Technion, you will be able to access the secure WiFi. The username and password will be the same as your campus account.

  • Yes, you can find printers and copiers in the libraries and faculties. To print a file, you need to send it via email. Rates and guidelines are available at the following link: Copiers and printers | Technion Student Association (asat.org.il)

  • A study room can be reserved through the Bookme system. Find out more at this link: Study rooms | Technion Student Association (asat.org.il)

  • Yes! Each Technion building has a microwave stand for everyone’s use. At ECE, this stand is called “KASHUACH” and you can find it in Fishbach. It is operated by ECE student union volunteers. Tea and different chocolates are offered there at a symbolic price.

  • There is a food area on the 2nd floor of the Student House (with various food options).There are also different café houses spread around the faculties.

  • You can buy some in one of the “Good Market” branches at the Student House , in Rivkin dormitories and in the east dormitories.

  • We recommend that you get a big comfortable back schoolbag.

  • Yes, volunteering at an officially recognised social organisation accredits you with 1 academic point for 26 hours of volunteering, and 30 hours of volunteering accredit you with 2 academic points. These points can only be used once throughout the degree.

  • You could use the “Dfus As” printing services, based at the Student House, for hardcover, printing or photocopying services.

  • Instead of walking down/or going up the steep road, we recommend that you take the following shortcut: At the entrance to the parking lot, there is a hidden set of stairs leading to the Davis building, at the entrance to that building you should see the sign “Mechanical Engineering Faculty”, enter the building , cross the bridge to Kahn building and then take the elevator to ground -0-, there you should see the central library.

  • You could pick-up your student card at the annual schoolyear opening fair, held during the first week of the semester. If you didn’t have the time to do it then, you could go to the student union office- on the 1st floor of the Student House- and pick it up there.

  • You could use the shuttles provided by the Technion Student Union for this effect. The free shuttles drive through the campus and are there for the benefit of the students and staff alike.

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