• The M.Sc. program is a two-year program.
     
  • The chairperson of the teaching committee is: Dr. Anat Bernstein.
     
  • Students are required to complete the following courses during the two-year program:
     
SubjectCredits

Courses within the track of study 

A. Mandatory course (2 credit points) 

B. Core courses (13 credit points)

C. Departmental and student seminars  
(1 credit point)

​D. Mandatory Core Courses Within the Track of Study (5 credit points) 

E. Elective courses (5 credit points)                                  

F. General courses  (4 credit points)​

30
Thesis Writing12
Total42

 

A. Mandatory Course: 

Course #LecturerSubjectCredits
001-2-0153Dr. Scott Hansen and Dr. Christopher J. Arnusch

Writing a Scientific Paper

 

2​



B.
 Core Courses: 

Students are required to complete 13 credits*.

Course #LecturerSubjectCredits
001-2-0003

Dr. Oded Nir

 

Chemistry of Water3
001-2-0016Dr. Roy Bernstein

Physicochemical Technologies for Water Treatment

2
001-2-5024Prof. Ofer Dahan

Groundwater Hydrology

2
001-2-5033Dr. Avraham Be'er

Introduction to Desalination Processes

3
001-2-5059 Dr. Osnat Gillor

Water Microbiology+

3

 

+Nonmicrobiologists may take the course:


Course #LecturerSubjectCredits
001-2-5159Dr. Osnat Gillor

Introduction to Microbiologists

1

* Students who previously completed courses that were similar/equivalent to certain courses listed above are required to complete the remainder of the required core course credits by enrolling in courses either from the list of Mandatory Core Courses (C) or from the list of Elective Courses (D) or from a combination of both (with the approval of the student's supervisor and the chairperson of the teaching committee). 

C.   Seminars and Thesis Writing -- Mandatory Courses: 

Students are required to attend 4 Departmental Seminars (one seminar per semester).

Course #LecturerSubjectCredits
001-2-5555Please check the university course file

Departmental Seminar

0

Students are required to present two seminars (one student seminar per year).

Course #LecturerSubjectCredits
001-2-9995Please check the university course file

Student Seminar (first year)

0.5
001-2-9996

Student Seminar (second year)

0.5

 

In the third and fourth semesters, students must register for Thesis Writing.

Course #LecturerSubjectCredits
001-2-9991 

Thesis Writing A

6
002-2-9992 

Thesis Writing B

6

 

Students who have completed the above Thesis Writing courses and who continue their studies for a fifth semester must register for the following course:

Course #LecturerSubjectCredits
001-2-1000 

Thesis Writing – Continuation

0


D.   Mandatory Core Courses Within the Track of Study:

Students are required to complete at least 5 credits*.

Course #LecturerSubjectCredits
001-2-5028Prof. Moshe HerzbergMicrobial Biofilms in Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes (prerequisite: Introduction to Microbiology)2
001-2-5033**Dr. Avraham Be'er

Introduction to Desalination Processes

3
001-2-5038Prof. Amit Gross

Water Sanitation

3
001-2-5060Prof. Moshe Herzberg

Biological Processes in Wastewater Treatment

2

*  Mandatory Core Courses can be also selected as Elective Courses  (on top of the required 5 credits).


E.   Elective Courses:

This is a partial list. The student is allowed to select other courses that are related to the area of his/her research with the approval of the supervisor. 

Students are required to complete at least 5 credits.

Course #LecturerSubjectCredits
001-2-0004Prof. Noam Weisbrod

Vadose Zone Hydrology

2.5
001-2-0006

Prof. Jack Gilron

Membrane Process A2
001-2-0007

Prof. Jack Gilron

Membrane Process B2
001-2-0009Dr. Avraham Be'er

Physics of Bacterial Communities

3
001-2-0012Prof. Daniel RonenSelected Issues Related to Groundwater Hydrology: Quality & Quantity1
001-2-0015Dr. Roy Bernstein

Membrane Preparation and Characterization 

3
001-2-0017Prof. Ron KasherPolymer Science and Polymeric Membranes3
001-2-0021

Dr. Christopher Arnusch

Biomimetic Innovation Approaches2
001-2-0022Dr. Anat Bernstein

Stable Isotope Application in Contaminant Hydrology

2
001-2-0030Dr. Anat Bernstein and Prof. Amit GrossLab Methods in Soil Science3
001-2-0032

Dr. Christopher Arnusch

Advanced Chemistry in Water Technologies3
001-2-2015Prof. Dina Zilberg and Prof. Amit GrossIntroduction to Desert Aquaculture3
001-2-2017Prof. Simon Barak

Plant Perception, Transduction and Response to  Environmental Signals

2
001-2-2036Prof. Gideon Grafi

Molecular Biology and Epigenetics

2
001-2-2038Prof. Naftali Lazarovitch

Soil Physics

3
001-2-2040Prof. Gideon Grafi

Lab Course in Epigenetics

4
001-2-2046Prof. Aaron Fait

Analysis of Biological Networks

4
001-2-3021

Dr. Itamar Giladi

 

Bio-Statistics - ANOVA and Design of Experiments​

3
001-2-4010Prof. Georgy Burde, Prof. Isaak RubinsteinTopics in Environmental Fluid Mechanics 3
001-2-4012Prof. Isaak Rubinstein

Electro-Diffusion of Ions and Membrane Desalination Processes

3
001-2-4022

Prof. Ehud Meron

Pattern Formation and Spatial Ecology3
001-2-4028Prof. Arnon KarnieliRemote Sensing for Agriculture, Rangelands, and Forestry )no prerequisites required(3
001-2-5004

Prof. Noam Weisbrod,

Prof. Ofer Dahan

Field Methods in Hydrology

3
001-2-5006Prof. Alex Yakirevitch

Migration Processes in the Unsaturated Zone of Soil

3
001-2-5010Prof. Zeev Ronen

Groundwater Microbiology

2
001-2-5012Prof. Zeev Ronen

Biodegradation Process of Synthetic Organic Compound in Water Soil

2
001-2-5014

Prof. Shaul Sorek

Introduction to Modeling Transport Phenomena in Heterogeneous Media3
001-2-5026Prof. Ali Nejidat

Nitrogen Transformations and Environmental Quality

2
001-2-5029Prof. Noam Weisbrod

Rural Water Development 

2
001-2-5030Dr. Nurit Agam

Hydrometeorology

3
001-2-5034

Prof. Yoram Oren

 

Environmental Oriented Electrochemistry2
001-2-5040

Dr. Eli Zaady

Soil Microbial Ecology 2
001-2-5041Dr. Menachem Sklartz

Practical Bioinformatics for Environmental Studies

3
001-2-5042

Prof. Roni Kasher

 

Amino Acids and Peptides: Chemistry and Biology

2
001-2-5055Prof. Naftali Lazarovitch, Prof. Ofer Dahan

Operation and Analysis of Environmental Monitoring Systems

1
001-2-5061

Dr. Edo Bar-Zeev

 

Nexus of the Desalination Industry and the Aquatic Environment

3
001-2-5062

Dr. Edo Bar-Zeev

 

Microbial Sociology: From a Single Bacterium to Biofilm and Biofouling

3
001-2-5064Prof. Jack Gilron and Dr. Oded NirUnit Operations in Water Treatment Processing2
​001-2-5065
​Prof. Shai Arnon
​Flow and Water Quality in Streams: Theory and Practice​
​3
001-2-5066Dr. Scott K. Hansen

Introduction to Scientific Computing with Python

3
001-2-5067

Dr. Scott K. Hansen

Introduction to Contaminant Hydrology3
001-2-5068Dr. Oded Nir

Aqueous Chemistry Modeling with PHREEQC

2
001-2-5070

Dr. Scott K. Hansen

Practical Data Science and Machine Learning3
001-2-5100Dr. Genadi Carmi

Introduction to Surface Hydrology

 

2
001-2-5129

Prof. Noam Weisbrod

 

Rural Water Development (field trip) -  Prerequisite: Course # 001-2-50292
001-2-6002 Dr. Aviva PeetersTheory and Applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (limited to 15 students)3
001-2-7010Dr. Menachem SklartzHands-on Introduction to R: Programming, Graphing and Statistical Exploration 2
205-2-5021

Dr. Moshe Kiflawi

Methods in Ecology3

 

F.   General Courses:
 
Students are required to complete at least 4 credits.

Course #LecturerSubjectCredits
001-2-1103

Dr. Hadas Hawlena

Introduction to Dryland Ecology

4
001-2-4016Dr. Leah Orlovsky

Geography of Desertification

2
001-2-4029Prof. Yossi Ashkenazy

Introduction to Statistics and Probability​

3