From a strategic outlook that aims to gain maximum benefit from the relationship between the curriculum and the industry and economy, and in order to train the students to really contend with the engineering market, each student is obliged to submit a final project, as part of the degree requirements.
The final project is a simulation of the engineer’s work in the industry, and is used as the student’s “business card” when applying to potential employers.
The project constitutes an excellent opportunity for the student to acquire experience and to develop the ability to work independently, while still under the guidance of a professional advisor, functioning within an academic environment that provides support in terms of knowledge and means. This acquired experience should grant the student practical experience and preferential treatment in obtaining employment.
At Afeka, there is a dedicated unit that deals with the final projects. Each field of study has a project coordinator who has academic responsibility for the projects in his field. Each student executing a project is assigned a project advisor who is on the college faculty or an experienced engineer from the industry, to guide the student throughout the project.
The source of many projects is the industry, which seeks solutions for various developments, and some of the projects are actually implemented.