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    • 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
    1. Courses within the track of study
    2. A. Mandatory course (2 credit points)
    3.  
    4. B. Core courses (12 credit points)
    5.  
    6. C. Departmental and student seminars   (1 credit point)
    7.  
    8. D. Elective courses I (8 credit points)
    9.  
    10. E. Elective courses II (3 credit points)

       
    26
    General courses4
    Thesis Writing12
    Total42

    A. Mandatory Course:

    Course #LecturerSubjectCredits
    001-2-0153Prof. Shai Arnon and Dr. Chris Arnush

    Writing a Scientific Paper

     

    2

    B. Core courses:

    Course #LecturerSubjectCredits

    001-2-3021

     

    Dr. Itamar Giladi

    Biostatistics: ANOVA and Design of Experiments

     

    3
    001-2-5005 Prof. Amit Gross, Prof. Zeev RonenLaboratory Methods for Environmental Studies3

    001-2-5011

     

     

    Prof. Zeev RonenEnvironmental Microbiology3
    001-2-5059 Dr. Osnat Gillor

    Water Microbiology+

     

     

    3

    +Nonmicrobiologists may take the course:

    Course #LecturerSubjectCredits
    001-2-5159

    Dr. Osnat Gillor

     

     

    Introduction to Microbiologists

     

    1

    C.   Seminars and Thesis Writing -- Mandatory Courses:

    Students are required to attend Departmental Seminars (one seminar per

    semester)

    Course #LecturerSubjectCredits
    001-2-5555 Dr. Chris Arnusch (coordinator)

    Departmental Seminar A (first year)

     

     

    0
    001-2-5557

    Departmental Seminar B (first year)

     

     

    0
    001-2-5556

    Departmental Seminar A (second year)

     

     

    0
    001-2-5558

    Departmental Seminar B (second year)

     

     

    0

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

        year).

    Course #LecturerSubjectCredits

    001-2-9995

     

    Prof. Ali Nejidat (coordinator)

    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
    001-2-9992  

    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.  Elective Courses I:

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


    Students are required to complete at least 8 credits.

    Course #LecturerSubjectCredits
    001-2-0004

    Prof. Noam Weisbrod

     

    Vadose Zone Hydrology2.5
    001-2-0009 Dr. Avraham Be'er

    Physics of Bacterial Communities

     

     

    2
    001-2-0022Dr. Anat Bernstein

    Stable Isotope Application in Contaminant Hydrology

     

    2
    001-2-2015Prof. Dina Zilberg and Prof. Amit Gross





    Introduction to Desert Aquaculture3
    001-2-2017 Dr. Simon Barak

    Plant Perception, Transduction and Response to Environmental Signals

     

    2
    001-2-2021Prof. Dina Zilberg

    Aquatic Animal Health

     

     

    3
    001-2-2025/6/7 Prof. Dina ZilbergPractical Fish Disease Diagnosis (A/B/C) (prerequisite: Theoretical fish diseases course)


    1
    001-2-2036 Prof. Gideon Grafi

    Molecular Biology and Epigenetics

     

     

    2
    001-2-2038 Prof. Naftali Lazarovich

    Soil Physics

     

     

    3
    001-2-2040

    Prof. Gideon Grafi

     

    Lab Course in Epigenetics - A Concentrated course

     

    3
    001-2-2046

    Prof. Aaron Fait

     

     

    Analysis of Biological Networks2.5
    001-2-2290

    Prof. Dina Zilberg

     

    Aquatic Animal Health - Guided Reading Course2
    001-2-3086

    Dr. Hadas Hawlana

     

    Microbial Ecology3

    001-2-5010

     

    Prof. Zeev Ronen

    Groundwater Microbiology

     

     

    2
    001-2-5012 Prof. Zeev Ronen

    Biodegradation Process of Synthetic Organic Compound in Water Soil

     

    2
    001-2-5026 Prof. Ali Nejidat

    Nitrogen Transformations and Environmental Quality

     

    2
    001-2-5028 Prof. Moshe HerzbergMicrobial Biofilms in Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes (prerequisite: Introduction to Microbiology)2
    001-2-5029

    Prof. Noam Weisbrod

     

    Rural Water Development2
    001-2-5031Prof. Moshe HerzbergPhysiology of Bacterial Biofilms (prerequisite: Introduction to Microbiology) 2

    001-2-5038

     

    Prof. Amit Gross

     

    Water Sanitation

     

     

    3
    001-2-5040

    Dr. Eli Zaady

     

     

    Soil Microbial Ecology 2
    001-2-5044 Prof. Shai Arnon

    Biogeochemical Processes in Surface Water Systems

     

    3
    001-2-5060 Prof. Moshe Herzberg

    Biological Processes in Wastewater Treatment

     

    2
    001-2-5065

    Prof. Shai Arnon

     

     

    Flow and Water Quality in Streams: Theory and Practice3
    001-2-5066

    Dr. Scott K. Hansen

     

    Introduction to Scientific Computing with Python3
    001-2-5067

    Dr. Scott K. Hansen

     

    Introduction to Contaminant Hydrology3
    001-2-5070

    Dr. Scott K. Hansen

     

    Practical Data Science and Machine Learning3
    001-2-5129

    Prof. Noam Weisbrod

     

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

     

    2
    001-2-5041Dr. Menachem SklartzPractical Bioinformatics for Environmental Studies - A and B (a two-semester course)3
    001-2-7007

    Prof. Amos Zemel

     

    Statistical Methods

     

     

    3
    205-2-5021

    Dr. Moshe Kiflawi

     

    Quantitative Methods in Ecology

     

     

    3

    E.   Elective Courses II:

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

    Students are required to complete at least 3 credits.


    Course #LecturerSubjectCredits
    001-2-0016 Dr. Roy Bernstein

    Physicochemical Technologies for Water Treatment

     

    2
    001-2-1103

    Dr. Hadas Hawlana

     

    Introduction to Dryland Ecology4
    001-2-3344

    Dr. Hadas Hawlana

     

    Guided Reading in Microbial Ecology2
    001-2-4022 Prof. Ehud Meron

    Pattern Formation and Spatial Ecology

     

     

    3
    001-2-4028 Prof. Arnon Karnieli

    Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Rangeland and Forestry

     

    3
    001-2-5006 Prof. Alex Yakirevitch

    Migration Processes in the Unsaturated Zone of Soil

     

    3
    001-2-5034Prof. Yoram Oren

    Environmental Oriented Electrochemistry

     

    2
    001-2-5042

    Prof. Roni Kasher

     

    Amino Acids and Peptides: Chemistry and Biology

     

    2
    001-2-5100 Dr. Genadi Carmi

    Introduction to Surface Hydrology

     

     

    2
    001-2-7010Dr. Menachem SklartzHands-on Introduction to R: Programming, Graphing and Statistical Exploration 2
    376-2-5024 Prof. Shaul Sorek

    Introduction to Modeling Transport Phenomena for Aquifer Remediation

     

    3
    001-2-5061Dr. Edo Bar-Zeev

    Nexus of the Desalination Industry and the Aquatic Environment

     

    3
    001-2-5062Dr. Edo Bar-Zeev

    Microbial Sociology: From a Single Bacterium to Biofilm and Biofouling

     

    3
    001-2-5068Dr. Oded Nir

    Aqueous Chemistry Modeling with PHREEQC

     

    2

    General Courses:

    Students are required to complete up to 4 credits.

    Course #LecturerSubjectCredits
    001-2-0012

    Prof. Daniel Ronen

     

    Selected Issues Related to Groundwater Hydrology: Quality & Quantity 2
    001-2-1103

    Dr. Hadas Hawlena

     

    Introduction to Dryland Ecology 4
    001-2-3045Dr. Shirli Bar-DavidConservation Genetics3
    001-2-4016 Dr. Leah Orlofsky

    Geography of Desertification

     

     

    2
    001-2-4029 Prof. Yosef Ashkenazi

    Introduction to Statistics and Probability

     

    3
    001-2-6002Dr. Aviva PeetersTheory and Applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)3