International Program for M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering
at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev was established in 1971. The department offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in a wide range of subjects that encompass both practical and theoretical aspects of electrical and computer engineering. The Department has a student enrollment of over 1000 students pursuing B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. The ECE Department has 35 faculty members, whose research interests include: Communications, control and robotics, signal and image processing, computer engineering, electromagnetics and wave propagation, electro-optics, instrumentation and non-linear electronics, VLSI and nanotechnology, biomedical engineering, and power electronics.
M.Sc. Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers a graduate program for the degree of Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The aim of the M.Sc. program is to provide the students with expertise and advanced knowledge in a selected a specialization area within electrical and computer engineering. Master's studies include a coursework which consists of 8 ECE courses (all courses are taught in English), and a research thesis. The aim of the courses is to establish the necessary background required for carrying out the M.Sc. research. The M.Sc thesis research is supervised by an ECE faculty with expertise in the selected area of specialization. Students graduating with an M.Sc. degree can apply for senior research and development positions in industry, and may continue towards the Ph.D. studies. In particular, the M.Sc. studies can be continued to Ph.D. in the unified track such that the thesis exam also serves as the Ph.D. candidacy exam. The M.Sc. degree is typically completed within 2 academic years (4 semesters). The area of specialization in the ECE Master's program include:
- Communications — Signal Processing — Control Systems — Electromagnetics
- Electro-optics — Computers — Secure Systems
Applicants to the M.Sc. program should hold a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering or in closely related fields, at a minimum GPA of 80/100. A TOEFL score of 85/120 or an equivalent score in an internationally recognized English proficiency exam is required. 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 ECE faculty. The application should include the name of the advisor in the application.
Appointment of a Thesis Advisor
All M.Sc. students are required to have an appointed thesis advisor during the first month of the M.Sc. program. A list of department faculty members can be found at http://in.bgu.ac.il/en/engn/ece/Pages/AcademicStaff.aspx. The prospective student is expected to communicate with an ECE faculty members regarding potential supervision of the thesis, and obtain the consent of the faculty member to serve as his/her thesis advisor. The name of the selected advisor should be included in the application.
Summary of M.Sc. Degree Requirements
- An advanced mathematical course
- 3 core courses within the specialization field
- 4 elective courses related to the specialization field
- A research thesis
- Presentation of the thesis work in a department seminar or symposium
The M.Sc. Thesis
The research leading to the M.Sc. thesis is carried out during the entire two years of the studies. The research should represent a scientific contribution. The student is expected to publish and present the research results in leading international journals and conferences. The thesis is evaluated through a written report and an oral examination.
How to Apply
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Tuition Fees and Financial Support
Tuition fee is nearly $5000 per year. Outstanding students are eligible for scholarship which can cover the tuition fees and provide living expenses. Most ECE faculty can provide additional substantial financial support through their research grants. Additionally, some teaching assistantship positions are also open to Master's student, providing additional funding, on a competitive basis.
International Students at BGU: http://in.bgu.ac.il/en/Global/Pages/default.aspx
International Master's Programs at BGU:
ECE Department website: http://in.bgu.ac.il/en/engn/ece/Pages/default.aspx
ECE M.Sc. Program website: http://in.bgu.ac.il/en/engn/ece/Pages/Graduate-studies.aspx
Director of the graduate studies: Dr. Ron Dabora, email: firstname.lastname@example.org