The Electro-Optical and Photonics Engineering Unit
The Unit of Electro-Optical and Photonics Engineering (EOPE) was established in 2000 with the vision that the 21st century will depend as much on photonics as the 20th century depended on electronics. It is dedicated to research and education in electro-optical and photonics engineering and is currently the only department in Israel authorized to grant graduate degrees (M.Sc. and Ph.D.) in electro-optical engineering. The Unit’s multidisciplinary research places it at the vanguard of the optics and photonics community, both nationally and internationally. Cutting-edge research is conducted in the areas of remote sensing; atmospheric optics; fiber-optic biosensors; nano-plasmonics; integrated nano-photonics; super-resolution microscopy; image processing; computer vision; display systems; 3D imaging and display; computational optical sensing and imaging; compressive imagine; biomedical optics; liquid crystal devices for sensing and imaging; hyperspectral imaging; THz and MMW imaging; optical glass/fibers; opto-electronic devices; photovoltaics, and more.

M.Sc. Degree in Electro-Optical Engineering

The aim of the M.Sc. Program in Electro-Optical Engineering (EOE) is to provide the students with research expertise and advanced knowledge in electro-optical and photonics engineering. M.Sc. students carry out thesis research supervised by EOPE faculty or relevant faculty members from other departments. Students graduating with a M.Sc. degree are equipped to assume senior research and development positions in industry, and may continue towards Ph.D. studies. M.Sc. studies in EOE at BGU can be extended into a combined Ph.D. track, such that the M.Sc. thesis exam serves also as the Ph.D. candidacy exam. The M.Sc. degree is typically completed within 2 academic years (4 semesters). Fields of specialization in the M.Sc. Program include: imaging systems and image processing; optoelectronic devices; bio-medical optics; quantum and non-linear optics; nano-photonics and integrated nano-photonics; optical communications; plasmonics; and metamaterials.


Application Requirements
Due to the multidisciplinary nature of EOPE, students with diverse backgrounds in science and engineering are accepted to our program. The study program is tailored individually for those candidates with insufficient background in EOPE. Applicants to the M.Sc. Program should hold a B.Sc. degree from an accredited institution in related science and engineering fields (e.g., electrical engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, physics, etc.) at a minimum GPA of 80/100. A TOEFL score of 85/120 or equivalent score in an internationally recognized English proficiency exam is required. The English proficiency requirement is waived for applicants who received their B.Sc. degree in a program taught in English. GRE is recommended but not required. Additionally, prior to applying to the M.Sc. Program, the applicant is expected to contact a potential advisor among the EOPE faculty.

The M.Sc. Thesis
How to Apply
Please visit our online application site at:
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please check website for the scholarships application deadline.

Further Details
The Unit of Electro-Optical Engineering at BGU:

Director of graduate studies: Prof. Adrian Stern, email:, web-site:

Visit the M.Sc. in Electro-Optical Engineering page on the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev website for more details!