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    • 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:

       
    SubjectCredits

    Courses within the track of study

    A. Mandatory course (2 credit points)

    B. Core courses (12 credit points)

    C. Departmental and student seminars   (1 credit point)

    D. Elective courses I (8 credit points)

    E. Elective courses II (3 credit points)

    26
    General courses4
    Thesis Writing12
    Total42

    A. Mandatory Course:

    Course #LecturerSubjectCredits
    001-2-0153Dr. Scott Hansen and Dr. Christopher J. 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 4 Departmental Seminars (one seminar per

    semester)

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

    Departmental Seminar

     

     

    0

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

        year).

    Course #LecturerSubjectCredits

    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 #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