Educating a New Generation of EngineersEngineering is as creative a field as any other and it is crucial for new engineers to be equipped the skill set essential for facing the daily challenges of new product development, whether it be the capability to develop new technologies or the ability to successfully present an idea to others.
What distinguishes Afeka from other academic institutes in Israel is that we place an emphasis on providing our students with a significant learning experience that is challenging, enriching and exciting in a way that contributes to both personal and professional growth.
We also recognize that access to higher education is the foremost route to socio-economic mobility and see at as our responsibility to be active on the full range of the educational continuum – by impacting youth through social involvement activities, offering pre-academic studies for potential students, qualifying engineers in undergraduate degree programs and providing enrichment and advanced studies to engineers through Master’s degree programs and external studies.
A leading engineering academic institution
State-of-the-art engineering labs for hands-on experimentation
An academic curriculum that equips students with skills required of engineers:
• Core engineering programs that provide opportunities for multi-disciplinary learning
• Superior academic studies continuously adapted to the dynamic needs of the industry
• Creativity, collaboration, analytical thinking and open-mindedness
• Basic values of ethics, initiative, self-fulfillment and universal business culture
• Presentation and communication skills required for professional success
• Self-learning and teamwork skills
A meaningful learning experience
An academic environment that offers rich opportunities for cooperation between students and various business sectors:
• AFEX - Entrepreneurship Program that matches successful industry mentors with students, helping them define market needs, hone their presentation skills and prepare to raise investment capital.
• SmartUp – An Honor Program that offers our exceptional students mentoring by members of Afeka’s Board of Trustees who are industry leaders in their respective fields.
Final projects that focus on offering applicable solutions to real industry concerns.
• The “Hagar” Project - a revolutionary compact vehicle design that offers a solution for the transportation challenges of the modern mega-metropolis. The Hagar project was awarded first prize for the development of an electric vehicle platform by the Office of Prime Minister Alternative Fuel Committee in a competition hosted by the Institute for Transport Innovation.
• The Cactus Home – an interdisciplinary energy-efficient, intelligent and interactive home that will be competing in the 2018 Solar Decathalon in China
Unique extracurricular opportunities to enrich knowledge in engineering fields and beyond
• CNTL-Freak Lab that teaches interested students how to develop challenging projects for their personal use
• A Robotics Club involved in various activities and competitions
• An training program that focuses on infrastructure solutions for the developing world
Far-reaching Social Impact
An atmosphere that underscores our role in society by initiating social involvement activities and encouraging our faculty and students to contribute to Israeli society
• An “Experiencing Engineering” program meant to arouse the curiosity of Israeli youth in science or technology by exposing them to a day filled with educational and fun activities at Afeka College engineering labs.
• Scholarship-based programs in which Afeka College students serve as tutors and mentors to junior high and high school students in the social periphery.
• An “Engineers without Borders” branch that offers participating students and faculty opportunities for planning and executing engineering projects and educational initiatives aimed at solving problems of disadvantaged populations in Israel and abroad.
External studies opportunities that help engineers stay technologically up-to-date maintain relevance in the workforce