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

 

Subject

Credits

Courses within the track of study ​​

A. Mandatory Course  (2 credit points) 

B. Core courses (10 credit points)

C. Departmental and student seminars   (1 credit point)

D. Mandatory Core Courses Within the Track of Study (7 credit points) 

E. Elective courses (8 credit points)

F. General courses  (2 credit points)

30

Thesis Writing

12

Total

42

 

A. Mandatory Cou​​rse:

Course #

Lecturer​​

Subject

Credits

001-2-0153

Dr. Scott Hansen and Dr. Christopher J. Arnush

 

Writing a Scientific Paper

2

 

B.  Core Cour​​ses:

Students are required to complete all courses from the list below*.


Course #

Lecturer

Subject

Credits

001-2-0003

Dr. Oded Nir

 

 

Chemistry of Water

3

001-2-0016

Dr. Roy Bernstein

Physicochemical Technologies for Water Treatment

 

2

001-2-5024

Prof. Ofer Dahan

Groundwater Hydrology

 

 

2

001-2-5059

Dr. Osnat Gillor

Water Microbiology+

 

 

3


+Nonmicrobiologists may take the course:

Course #

Lecturer

Subject

Credits

001-2-5159

Dr. 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 #

Lecturer

Subject

Credits

001-2-5555

Please check the university course file

Departmental Semina

 

 

0


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

Course #

Lecturer

Subject

Credits

001-2-​9995

Please 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 #

Lecturer

Subject

Credits

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 #

Lecturer

Subject

Credits

001-2-1000

 

Thesis Writing – Continuation

 

 

0​





D.   Mandatory Core Courses ​Within the T​rack of Study:


Students are required to complete at least 7 credits*.


Course #

Lecturer

Subject

Credits

001-2-0004

Prof. Noam Weisbrod

Vadose Zone Hydrology​

2.5

001-2-5004

Prof. Noam Weisbrod, Dr. Ofer Dahan

Field Methods in Hydrology

3

001-2-5005

Prof. Amit Gross, Prof. Zeev Ronen

Laboratory Methods for Environmental Studies

3

001-2-5010

Prof. Zeev Ronen

Groundwater Microbiology​

2

001-2-5060

Prof. Moshe Herzberg

Biological Processes in Wastewater Treatment

2

001-2-5067

Dr. Scott K. Hansen

Introduction to Contaminant Hydrology

3

* Mandatory Core Courses can be also selected as Elective Courses (on top of the required 7 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 8 credits.


Course #

Lecturer

Subject

Credits

001-2-0012

Prof. Daniel Ronen

 

Selected Issues Related to Groundwater Hydrology: Quality & Quantity

2

001-2-0015

Dr. Roy Bernstein

Membrane Preparation and Characterization

3

001-2-0017

Prof. Roni Kasher

Polymer Science and Polymeric Membranes

2

001-2-0021

Dr. Christopher Arnush

Biomimetic Innovation Approaches

2

001-2-0022

Dr. Anat Bernstein

Stable Isotope Application in Contaminant Hydrology

2

001-2-0030

Dr. Anat Bernstein and Prof. Amit Gross

Lab Methods in Soil Science

3

001-2-2015

Prof. Dina Zilberg and Prof. Amit Gross

Introduction to Desert Aquaculture

3

001-2-2039

Prof. Van Genuchten Martinus Theodorus

Advanced Modeling of Water Flow and Contaminant Transport in Porous Media 

2

001-2-3001

 

Prof. Ariel Novoplansky

 

Evolutionary Ecology of Phenotypic Plasticity (prerequisite: Introduction to Ecology or Introduction to Biology or equivalent courses, as determined by the chairperson)

3

001-2-3021

Dr. Itamar Giladi

 

Bio-Statistics - ANOVA and Design of Experiments

3

001-2-4010

Prof. Georgy Burde

Topics in Environmental Fluid Mechanics – A

3

001-2-4028

Prof. Arnon Karnieli

Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Rangelands, and Forestry )no prerequisites required(

3

001-2-4036

Prof. Georgy Burde

Topics in Environmental Fluid Mechanics – B

3

001-2-4047

Prof. Iris Visoli-Fisher

Surface Science for the Environment


3

001-2-4049

Dr. Arik Yochelis

Nonlinear Dynamical Aspects of Electrochemical  Systems

3

001-2-5006

Prof. Alex Yakirevitch

Migration Processes in the Unsaturated Zone of Soil

3

001-2-5014

Prof. Shaul Sorek

Introduction to Modeling Transport Phenomena in Heterogeneous Media

3

001-2-5015

Prof. Alex Yakirevitz

Introduction into Contaminant Hydrology

 

3

001-2-5026

Prof. Ali Nejidat

Nitrogen Transformations and Environmental Quality

2

001-2-5028

Prof. Moshe Herzberg

Microbial Biofilms in Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes (prerequisite: Introduction to Microbiology)

2

001-2-5029

Prof. Noam Weisbrod

Rural Water Development 

2

001-2-5030

Prof. Nurit Agam

Hydrometeorology 

3

001-2-5038

Prof. Amit Gross

Water Sanitation 

3

001-2-5041

Dr. Menachem Sklartz

Practical Bioinformatics for Environmental Studies - A and B (a two-semester course)

3

001-2-5034

Prof. Yoram Oren

Environmental Oriented Electrochemistry

2

001-2-5044

Prof. Shai Arnon

Biogeochemical Processes in Surface Water Systems

3

001-2-5055

Prof. Naftali Lazarovitch, Prof. Ofer Dahan

Operation and Analysis of Environmental Monitoring Systems

1

001-2-5061

Dr. Edo Bar-Zeev

Biological Processes in Wastewater Treatment

2

001-2-5062

Dr. Edo Bar-Zeev

Nexus of the Desalination Industry and the Aquatic Environment

3

001-2-5063

Dr. Edo Bar-Zeev

Microbial Sociology: From a Single Bacterium to Biofilm and Biofouling

3

001-2-5065

Prof. Shai Arnon

Flow and Water Quality in Streams: Theory and Practice​

3

001-2-5066

Dr. Scott K. Hansen

Introduction to Scientific Computing with Python

3

001-2-5068

Dr. Oded Nir

Aqueous Chemistry Modeling with PHREEQC

2

001-2-5070

Dr. Scott K. Hansen

Practical Data Science and Machine Learning

3

001-2-5100

Dr. Genadi Carmi

Introduction to Surface Hydrology

2

001-2-5129

Prof. Noam Weisbrod

Rural Water Development (field trip) – Prerequisite: Course # 001-2-5029

2

001-2-6002

Dr. Aviva Peeters

Theory and Applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (limited to 15 students)

3

 

 

F.   General Course: 


Students are required to complete 2-3 credits.

Course #​

Lecturer

Subject

Credits

001-2-4029

Prof. Yosef Ashkenazi

Introduction to Statistics and Probability

3