Medical Engineering Faculty
Department Chair: Zvi Weinberger
Man is endowed with the capabilities to explore and understand the wonders of creation. In addition, he can utilize nature to his benefit. This is the purpose of the Applied Physics Department.
A student of the applied physics department leans a broad spectrum of courses, including classical and modern physics, mathematics, computers and electronics. The student chooses one of the two fields to specialize in: Electro-optics Engineering or Medical Engineering. Graduates of both specialities acquire broad knowledge in their selected field of study. After four year of study, graduates earn a B.Sc. degree and the right to be listed in Israel's Registry of Engineers and Architects.
During the fourth year, students conduct individual original projects to gain practical experience in applied research and development.
Many students choose to continue toward Masters' Degrees or Doctorates at Universities in Israel or around the world.
The department faculty conduct research in the fields of micro-optics, medical instrumentation, processing optics and medical information, optical communications, photonic crystals and solar cells. They also serve as professional advisors to industrial companies.
Medical Engineering Faculty
Faculty Director: Prof. Isaac Leichter
Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Graduates are eligible for registration in the Architects' and Engineers' Registry
In Israel, approximately 200 companies are involved in the medical and bio-tech industry, employing about 6,500 workers. This industry has created an increased demand for physicists and engineers who are able to plan and develop diagnostic and therapeutic systems and medical imaging devices.
The goal of the medical engineering program is to provide a strong foundation in physics, mathematics, electronics, and computers, as well as broad knowledge of chemistry, biology, and physiology. The natural science studies are important to familiarize student with t he human body's systems and give them an understanding of the various tasks of the human organs in sickness and in good health.
In the fourth year of studies, each student conducts a technological project that will provide him with the skills to cope with practical research in the clinical and industrial environments.
Graduates of this faculty gain theoretic and practical skills which will enable them to combine their knowledge in lasers, signal processing, light waves, temperature, medical equipment and medical imaging, together with biological knowledge from the molecular level to the major human body systems.
Graduates will be qualified for many positions, from industrial R & D to the development of hardware, methods, implants, and evaluation systems that will advance the science of medical technologies and ultimately help to improve public health. Graduates of this faculty qualify for Maters' and Doctorate programs in physics or medical physics in Israel and abroad.