A thriving campus atmosphere

A thriving campus atmosphere

Aside from academic study, the Afeka campus is full of activity
from extracurricular and social activities
to lectures on a variety of subjects and sports teams. This allows our students and faculty participate in a
range of activities that go beyond engineering, thus broadening their knowledge, experience and skills.
 
Mentoring & excellence programs
With the goal of offering students as many opportunities as possible to learn through experience, Afeka
has developed several unique academic programs for students exhibiting qualities of excellence and
innovation. In order to provide students in these programs with support and guidance, a diverse group of
industry-experienced mentors was formed. These mentors work closely with the students, who benefit from
their extensive experience and industry connections.
Smartup merit program
This unique program is meant to cultivate individual and group excellence, while encouraging curiosity, creativity and innovation.
Participating students are provided with a wide range of opportunities to broaden their overall perspective on engineering and its role within industry and society, while preserving academic excellence.
They also lead social involvement projects and participate in research with faculty members.
Afex program for student and alumni entrepreneurs
This program assists interested students and Afeka alumni in advancing engineering-based initiatives or products during or after their studies.
Program participants learn to apply the basics of entrepreneurship, and receive mentoring from industry experts.
 
Student & faculty-initiated Educational activities
At Afeka, we believe that creativity in education encourages creative thinking. As part of this approach, we
support and encourage our students and faculty to initiate extra-curricular educational activities.
Afeka’s ctrl-freak robotics & control lab
Initiated by one of our mechanical engineering lecturers at the request of students, Afeka's Ctrl- Freak robotics & control lab is open every week to students from all programs and years. Participating students experience working with microcontrollers and robotic platforms, as well as logics, algorithmics, and electronics, and develop products they can use themselves.
The lab is run by students who receive a tuition scholorship for their involvement.
The Afeka robotics team is a group of students from all engineering disciplines, who have joined together
to investigate new and exciting technologies that advance the field of robotics by working together on projects and competing in national robotics challenges.
 
A window to the global arena
As part of our goal to inspire students towards adopting a global perspective regarding their role as engineers, Afeka encourages students to take part in international challenges, conferences and student exchange opportunities that foster relationships with colleagues around the world. In this spirit, a local chapter of the worldwide Engineers Without Borders organization was established by several students at Afeka. The Engineers Without Borders Israel association encourages social entrepreneurship by volunteering
engineers who design sustainable solutions for underprivileged communities.