Systems Engineering (SE) is an interdisciplinary approach and means to enable the realization of successful systems. It focuses on defining customer needs and required functionality early in the development cycle, documenting requirements, then proceeding with design synthesis and reliability improvement. This process is done while considering the complete problem including operations, performance, test, manufacturing, cost, and schedule. Like other engineering disciplines, SE is concerned with putting scientific knowledge to practical uses. SE is a knowledge creating process set in motion by a customer or sponsor defining an objective to be achieved, e.g., flying a man to the moon. Output from the process is multilevel, highly precise, and highly consistent information characterizing the objective system.
The M.Sc. in Systems Engineering Program contributes to attaining long-term goals and directions of the institution, as we strive to educate elite technical leaders who apply a systems approach to navigate and manage complex systems and enterprises. The program was set with ongoing inputs from an advisory council of executives (steering committee) of the local aerospace, defense and communications industries. The committee members' wide professional experience helped setting goals and priorities to the academic program.
Objectives of the program
The objectives of the program support the mission and strategic plan of AFEKA:
- Expanding student population in technology and technology leadership
- Establishing practical hands-on approach to technological education, emphasizing the English language usage
- Linking to the world of industry
- Encouraging innovation.
Needs of the Industry
The high-tech industry seeks ways to enhance its capacity to respond effectively to social, economic, and environmental challenges and opportunities in the global market. The proposed M.Sc. program meets this need, as it educates engineers and other relevant professionals to manage engineering and technology. AFEKA expects its graduates to be able to address systems integration, life cycle issues, and systems thinking at the system, system of system, and enterprise level, in a market where globalization, technology, quality, complexity, and productivity are the key business drivers.
Employment Opportunities for Graduates
A graduate of the program is expected to secure a System Engineering (SE) position in one of the local High-tech industry. Trained in English, the program graduate is expected to be familiar with the international jargon of the profession, in addition to enhancing his communications skills at the global environment of System Engineering. The program's advisory council of executives testify that their companies and many others are short off qualified systems engineers, therefore we look forward to bridge this gap with our graduates.
Department Head and Contact Information
For more information please contact:
Dr. Moshe Ayal, Electrical Inspection Engineer
Head, Department of Systems Engineering
218 Bney Efraim Rd., Tel Aviv 69107
Office: +972-3- 7688708
Fax: +972-3- 7688692