The Applied-Physics / Electro Optics Engineering Department Lev Campus The degree: Bachelor of Science - B.Sc. | Graduates are entitled to be listed in the Israel Engineers and Architects Registry The department's academic faculty members engage in research in many fields of applied physics, such as micro-optics, medical instruments, the processing of optic and medical data, optic communications, photon crystals and solar cells, lasers, nanotechnology, aerospace optics, and remote sensing. Furthermore, they consult for high-tech industries in many fields and conduct joint research with partners at prestigious academic institutions abroad, such as UNIVE, MIT, and UCSD. Department graduates earn a B.Sc. and are entitled to be listed in the Israel Engineers and Architects Registry. Academic studies in the department allow graduates to continue studying for graduate degrees and doctorates at any university. They may also continue to do their graduate studies at Lev Academic Center. Detailed information about the curriculum and the entrance requirements may be found in this booklet in the section on the M.Sc. degree in Applied-Physics / Electro Optics Engineering and in the section on the school's MBA program. You may contact the department office: By phone: 02-675-1131 | fax: 02-675-1045 | or email physics@jct.ac.il Curriculum The curriculum in the Applied-Physics / Electro Optics Engineering Department consists of core courses, which are mandatory for all students in the department. During the second semester of the first year, students may pick their electives. The opening of a course cluster is contingent on the enrolment of a minimum number of students. The core courses of both clusters: Mathematics and Computers ` ` Calculus 1 and 2 ` ` Linear Algebra I and II ` ` Partial Differential Equations ` ` Introduction to Computer Science ` ` Probability and Statistics for Engineers ` ` The Fourier Theory in Optics ` ` Computational Mathematics ` ` Computerized Image Processing The Applied-Physics / Electro Optics Engineering Department is the flagship of the Lev Academic Center. Recent years have seen accelerated technological development the world over and a growing demand for graduates of applied physics programs in general, and electro-optical engineering in particular. Graduates must have an in-depth technological and scientific background to allow them to engage in innovative R&D and advanced projects in the rapidly changing world of high-tech. Electro optical engineering applications are everywhere, both in civilian life and in themilitary sphere: the communications industry, aerospace, medicine, energy, culture and entertainment, and more. The objective of studies in the department is to train highly knowledgeable and outstanding engineers and R&D personnel who will successfully integrate into industry. Those who wish to do so, will be able to continue their studies towards advanced degrees at the Lev Academic Center or at another university. Over the four-year course of study in the Applied-Physics / Electro Optics Engineering Department, students acquire theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamental subject in classical and modern physics, optics, mathematics, computers, and electronics. The department is unique in character and allows students to develop two approaches important to engineers: the integrative and the intuitive . In addition, students acquire other education and depth in unique courses in one of two specialization tracks. ` ` Optronics ` ` Computers During their academic studies, all students in the department are required to maintain an annual academic average of 75% and above to be able to continue to the next year of study. In the second semester of the third year and during all of the fourth year, students work on their final projects to provide them with practical R&D skills. While executing their projects, students gain hands-on knowledge of the different aspects of the courses they studied and must face the many challenges that all engineers encounter in their day-to- day work. 8