In 2018, following the IDF’s urgent appeal to maintain Israel’s technological edge, Michlol opened its new learning program in Mechatronics.  Mechatronics combines mechanical engineering and electronics.  It is used for mobility assurance, counter-mobility of enemy forces, construction and destruction under fire, armed artillery, battlefield robots and combat drones. Students learn Mechatronics for two years at Michlol, and then apply their skills “hands-on” during their service in the IDF Combat Technological Units.