The Interdisciplinary Program for Urban Engineering

The Interdisciplinary Program for Urban Engineering combines the following academic units: Civil and Environmental Engineering, Architecture and Town Planning.

The Urban Engineering sector in today’s municipal market, requires a lot of understanding of the legal and administrative systems.

City management decisions are based on numerous laws and many “players” – The elected local authority officials and departments, statutory planning institutions, many government offices, entrepreneurs, associations and local and national organizations as well as the neighbors of the new proposed project and interested public.

It is the urban engineer’s responsibility to know how to deal with legal rights relating to real estate, planning and construction law, municipal law and general administrative law. In addition, he will need to know how to manage a large department team, how to coordinate with other administrative factors and achieve goals as well as to manage arguments with developers, neighbors and civil associations.

The proposed program highlights the breadth and multi-disciplinary vision as required by the nature of the cities, since the program aims to deepen and broaden the knowledge of engineers and architects in urban engineering topics, to provide them with an introduction to numerous areas and the relationships between them, which are required in order to engage in a skilled employment in various areas of urban engineer.

The proposed degree has a professional orientation and towards graduation each student is able to take an advanced seminar and specialize in one of several sub areas of civil urban engineering.

The multidisciplinary curriculum offered includes the following areas: Urban planning, legal aspects, transportation and urban infrastructure, environmental aspects, management and economics, Mapping and Geo-Information, and water and sewer systems.

Admission requirements

The program is aimed for BSc. Graduates in the following areas: civil engineering (all areas), mapping and Geographic Information engineering, architects and landscape architects. The admission threshold grade matches that of the Graduate School, though the Program’s Committee may require a higher grade.

Academic requirements

The program consists of 42 credit points (37 mandatory points, 5 seminar points). In addition, each student accepted into the program will need to complete prerequisite core courses, if they were not completed during the undergraduate studies. (11 credits for engineers, 7.5 credits for architects and 16 credits for landscape architects).

Academic Topics

Among the topics are: urban economy, urban rehabilitation, social planning, urban infrastructure planning, advanced traffic engineering, mapping and measurement, modern cadastral aspects, environmental impact assessments, water and sewage sanitation principles, geographic information systems, initiation and feasibility of engineering projects, legal and administrative planning aspects, municipal planning laws, advanced urban engineering seminar. The program is a four semester structured program and includes a personal advanced seminar. Graduates will receive a “Master of Urban Engineering” – MUE

Additional information

Haifa office Secretary, Tel: 04-8295153