Graduate Programs

School of Mechanical Engineering  2017-18

M.Sc. Program

 

Admission requirements

The mandatory version of registration and admission requirements, supplementary to the university's general requirements published by the Registration Center.

 

  1. For the Mechanical Engineering M.Sc. program – to apply for admission a candidate must meet all requirements specified in the Course Catalogue of  the Faculty of Engineering, as well as:
  1. B.Sc.  in Engineering or the Exact Sciences from a recognized institution of higher education
  2. Minimum weighted average grade of 80 in undergraduate studies

 

  1. The minimum required for admission may vary from one year to another, and depends on the candidate's knowledge base, background of undergraduate studies, and a high relative placement in his undergraduate class. Candidates must submit documentation of their undergraduate placement.

 

SUPPLEMENTARY COURSES

  1. According the Head of the School's decision, a candidate whose grade average is lower than the required minimum but not lower than 75, may be admitted in a provisional status for a period of one year. For a candidate who wishes to be admitted as an 'internal' student, the Head of the School may set up a program of supplementary undergraduate courses (see section 6 below)
  2. Based on their knowledge base and background of undergraduate studies, some candidates will be required to take several supplementary undergraduate courses. Initially, they will be admitted to the program of supplementary studies.
  3. Conditions for advancement to regular M.Sc. studies: completing each supplementary course with a minimum grade of 70, and an average grade of 80 in all supplementary courses. The average grade must be maintained in all courses, and additional requirements determined by the Faculty must also be met.

 

Final failure twice in a row in one of the supplementary courses leads to termination

of studies.

 

  1. The candidate's program of required supplementary courses will be determined by the Head of the School, based on his knowledge base and background of undergraduate studies. Every proposed supplementary program will include at least four of the following courses:

 

0542.2110       Dynamics of Rigid Bodies

0542.2200       Mechanics of Solids (1)

0542.2500       Fluid Mechanics (1)

0542.2600       Thermodynamics

0542.3243       Introduction to Control

0542.3620       Heat Transfer

0542.4221       Introduction to Theory of Elasticity       

0542.4420       Theory of Machines

0509.1645       Ordinary Differential Equations  

0509.2846       Partial Differential Equations

 

The School's Academic Supervisor of M.Sc. studies is authorized to reduce the number of required supplementary courses for outstanding students.

 

The study program

The School offers two different Tracks to the M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering:

 

  1. Research Track

         Requirements for completing this Track:

  • Completing courses for a minimum total of 24 credit points in accordance with the curriculum, with a minimum grade average of 75
  • Participation in seminars – at least 14 hours 
  • Writing a final thesis – equal to at least 12 hours, in accordance with the Faculty's Regulations for Advanced Degrees

 

  1. Final Project Track

This Track targets students with a B.Sc. in Engineering or the Exact Sciences, except for Mathematics (external students only).

 

         Requirements for completing this Track:

  • Completing courses for a minimum total of 36 credit points in accordance with the curriculum, with a minimum grade average of 75
  • Participation in seminars – at least 8 hours 
  • A project for 3 credit points.

 

Stages of study program

In general, M.Sc. studies at the Faculty of Engineering comprise two stages:

 

First - Accumulative Studies

Second – Regular (Full) Studies

Fulltime students are admitted directly to the Regular Studies stage. M.Sc. candidates requiring supplementary studies are admitted to a supplementary program.

 

For admission requirements, a detailed description of study stages, requirements at each stage, conditions for continuing on to the next year, and conditions for advancement to the Regular Studies stage, please see the new M.Sc. Regulations.

 

  • The Accumulative Studies stage must be completed within a maximum of three academic years.
  • During the Accumulative Studies, students must take a minimum of three courses per year.
  • Students in the stage of Accumulative Studies must pass all courses required by the School/Department (including repetition after failing, if needed) no later than their fourth semester of studies. Therefore it is advisable to take all mandatory courses in the first year, allowing any needed repetitions by the end of the second year.
  • Courses in the Accumulative Stage must be completed with a minimum grade average of 70. In addition, passing all the School's required courses is mandatory.
  • An Accumulative Studies student advanced to Regular Studies becomes a Regular Student.
  • In each Track, at least 25% of the courses must be taken in the status of Regular Student.

Fields of Research

The School of Mechanical Engineering offers courses in six main fields of research:

  • Materials
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Solids
  • Heat & Energy Transfer
  • Environment (to be distinguished from the Environmental Engineering program)
  • Systems

 

Faculty members are ready to assist students in choosing study tracks and courses in the offered fields of research, including courses offered outside the School.

 

Courses required by the Faculty of Engineering

Every student must take two of the Mathematics courses, as approved by his supervisor, at the earliest possible time.  Supervisors may recommend replacing one of the two courses with a course at the School of Mathematics' Continuing Studies Program.

 

Course #

Course name

Credits

Hours

Prerequisites

Semester

0540.5001

Mathematical Methods in Engineering

3

3

Composite Functions

1

0510.5001

Differential and Integral Equations

3

3

See School of Electrical Engineering

1/2*

0510.5002

Functional Analysis

3

3

See School of Electrical Engineering

2

0510.5003

Discrete Mathematics

3

3

See School of Electrical Engineering

1

 

Courses required by the School

Every student must take two of the mandatory courses, as approved by his supervisor, at the earliest possible time.

Course #

Course name

Credits

Hours

Prerequisites

Semester

0540.5300

Advanced Fluid Mechanics

3

3

Fluid Mechanics 1; Differential and Integral Equations or Mathematical Methods in Engineering

2

0540.5400

Theory of Elasticity

3

3

Mechanics of Solids

1

0540.5500

Heat Transfer -Conduction

3

3

Heat Transfer (for undergraduates)

1

0540.5600

Product Design: Theory and Advanced Methods

3

3

Product Design: Introduction and Methods

2**

0540.5000

School Seminar

 

 

 

1-2

 
  • Students in the Research Track (with thesis) must participate in 14 offered Seminars. Students in the Final Project (no thesis) Track must participate in 8 seminars (In all areas of research) – see Regulations. Students may choose one of the following:
  1. Weekly Seminar offered by the School of Mechanical Engineering
  2. Monthly Mechanical Engineering Colloquium

 

  • Selected undergraduate courses defined as equivalent in their level will be approved as courses for advanced degrees, provided the student did not take them (or similar courses) during his undergraduate studies.
  • Research Track: Students may take up to three courses for 9 credit points. An additional course requires the approval of the unit's M.Sc. Teaching Committee (up to 4 courses for 12 credits)
  • Project Track: Students may take up to 4 courses for 12 credits.

 

Elective Courses

(Recommended Research Programs)

 

  • Courses according to fields of research:
  1. Environment
  2. Materials
  3. Fluid Mechanics
  4. Mechanics of Solids
  5. Heat and Energy Transfer
  6. Systems

 

Note: Classification of courses according to fields of research is merely informative.

 

  • Students may register for a maximum of three courses outside the program. Courses outside the Faculty must be approved by either the student's permanent supervisor or by a representative of the Unit in the Unit committee. Courses must be relevant to the student's study or research programs. External courses will be graded and weighted as customary in their own department, and may count for up to 3 credit points.

 

Note: Equivalent level – see undergraduate curriculum.

Semester

Prerequisites

Hours

Credits

Systems

Heat & Energy Transfer

Mechanics of Solids

Fluid Mechanics

Materials

Environment

Course name

Course #

1/2

Personal instruction.

Recommended for Research Track (with thesis)

2+2

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scientific Writing in English

0510.7003

*

See course description

3

3

 

 

 

x

 

x

Flow in Porous Environments

0540.6101

2

Introduction to Theory of Elasticity

3

3

 

 

x

 

 

 

Theory of Composite Materials

0540.6201

*

Advanced Fluid Mechanics

3

3

 

x

 

x

 

x

Viscous Flow

0540.6301

*

 

3

3

 

 

 

x

 

 

Compressible Flow

0540.6302

*

See course description

3

3

 

 

 

x

 

 

Aircraft Aerodynamics

0540.6304

*

Fluid Mechanics 2

3

3

 

x

 

x

 

x

Introduction to Turbulent Flow

0540.6305

2

 

3

3

 

 

 

x

 

 

Water Wave Theory

0540.6306

1**

 

3

3

 

 

 

x

 

 

Dynamical Systems and Chaos

0540.6308

1

 

3

3

 

x

 

x

 

x

Boundary Layers

0540.6309

2

 

3

3

 

x

 

x

 

x

Two-Phase Flow

0540.6311

*

Advanced Fluid Mechanics

3

3

 

x

 

x

 

x

Hydrodynamic Stability

0540.6312

*

Fluid Mechanics 1

3

3

 

 

 

x

 

 

Hydrodynamics of Watercraft  (Introduction)

0540.6313

*

 

3

2

 

x

 

x

 

x

Experimental Engineering

0540.6314

*

Thermodynamics 1

3

3

 

x

 

 

 

x

Kinetic Theory of Gases

0540.6315

*

Fluid Mechanics 1

3

3

 

 

 

x

 

 

Hydrodynamics of Watercraft  (motion of ship on waves))

0540.6317

2

Fluid Mechanics 1 (based on supervisor's recommendation)

3

3

 

x

 

x

 

 

Swimming and Flying in Nature

0540.6320

*

Fluid Mechanics 1 or Introduction to Aerodynamics or Advanced Fluid Mechanics and knowledge in MATLAB or Python

3

3

 

x

 

x

 

 

Flow Control of Boundary Layers

0540.6322

1

Fluid Mechanics 1 or Advanced Fluid Mechanics

3

3

 

 

 

x

 

x

Flow in Oil and Natural Gas Reservoirs

0540.6330

*

Fluid Mechanics 1; Basic Course in Sea Waves; basic programming/ science

See course description

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

x

Advanced Topics in Sea Waves: from Theory to Experiments

0540.6340

*

Mechanics of Solids 1&2

3

3

 

 

x

 

 

 

Experimental Mechanics

0540.6403

*

Introduction to Theory of Elasticity; Differential and

Integral Equations

3

3

 

 

x

 

 

 

Theory of Tables and Shells

0540.6405

*

Introduction to Theory of Elasticity

3

3

 

 

x

 

 

 

Fracture Mechanics

0540.6407

*

Introduction to Finite Elements

3

3

 

 

x

 

 

 

Finite Element Analysis  1

0540.6408

*

Fracture Mechanics; Introduction to Theory of Elasticity

3

3

 

 

x

 

 

 

Fractures & Fatigue

0540.6409

*

Theory of Vibration

3

3

 

 

x

 

 

 

Structural Dynamics

0540.6410

2

Finite Element Analysis 1

3

3

 

 

x

 

 

 

Finite Element Analysis  2

0540.6411

*

Theory of Structures

3

3

 

 

x

 

 

 

Optimization in Structural Design

0540.6412

2

Mechanics of Solids; Fluid Mechanics 1

3

3

 

 

x

x

 

 

Continuum Mechanics

0540.6413

*

Introduction to Theory of Elasticity

3

3

 

 

x

 

 

 

Waves in Solids and Structures

0540.6414

*

 

3

3

 

 

x

 

 

 

Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering

0540.6415

*

 

3

3

 

 

x

 

 

 

Introduction to the Mechanics of Solids with Microstructure

0540.6417

*

Continuum Mechanics; Theory of Composite Materials or lecturer's approval

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nonlinear Mechanics of Materials and Composite Structures

0540.6420

*

 

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statistical Mechanics of Grainy Materials

0540.6430

2

Mechanics of Solids 1; Introduction to Theory of Elasticity

3

3

 

 

x

 

x

x

Mechanics of Failure of Materials and Materials with Internal Structure

0540.6440

*

Heat Transfer - Conduction

3

3

 

x

 

x

 

 

Heat Transfer - Convection

0540.6501

*

 

3

3

 

x

 

 

 

 

Heat Transfer - Radiation

0540.6502

*

Robot Mechanics & Control

3

3

x

 

 

 

 

 

Mechanics of Robotic Arms

0540.6605

*

Introduction to Theory of Elasticity; Mechanics of Solids 1 & 2

3

3

x

 

 

 

 

 

Design & Modeling of MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems)

0540.6606

**1

 

3

3

x

 

 

 

 

 

Multi-Objective Optimization

0540.6610

*

Equivalent level

3

4

 

 

 

 

 

x

Separation Processes in Environmental Engineering

0542.4121

2

Equivalent level

3

4

 

x

 

x

 

x

Contaminant Transport in the Environment

0542.4122

*

Equivalent level

3

4

 

x

 

x

 

x

Heat & Material Transfer Processes

0542.4123

*

Equivalent level

3

4

 

 

x

x

 

 

Analytical Mechanics

0542.4166

1

Equivalent level

3

4

x

 

x

 

x

 

Theory of Structures

 

0542.4222

1

Equivalent level

3

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marine Engineering

0542.4351

1

Equivalent level

3

5

 

x

 

 

 

x

Laboratory in Numerical Simulation of Flow & Heat Transfer

0542.4391

1

Equivalent level

3

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engineering Design: Foundation and Methods

0542.4422

2

Equivalent level

3

4

x

 

 

 

 

 

Computational Intelligence

0542.4455

2

Equivalent level

2

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Process Dynamics and Control

0542.4622

*

Equivalent level

3

4

x

 

 

 

 

 

Autonomous Robots Control

0542.4656

2

See Environmental Engineering Program

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

x

Air Pollution

0545.5101

1

See Environmental Engineering Program

3

3

 

x

 

 

 

x

Solar Energy

0545.5110

*

 

3

3

 

x

 

 

 

x

Energy Transformation

0545.5126

*

See Environmental Engineering Program

3

3

 

x

 

 

 

x

Assessment of Radiation Hazards and Radiation Safety

0545.5303

1

See Material Science & Engineering Program

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Composite Structures and Functions

0581.5212

 

 

  • The course will be offered in English in the 1st semester
  • The course will be offered in English
  • Not offered in the 2017-18 academic year
  • The course will be offered in English
  • Not offered in the 2017-18 academic year
  • The course will be offered in English

 

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