Academic Program – Microbiology and Water Quality

  • 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 courses (2 credits)  

B. Core courses (10 credits)

C. Departmental and student seminars   (1 credit )

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

E. Elective courses  (8 credits)

F. General courses (2 credits)

30
Thesis Writing12
Total42

 A, Mandatory Courses:

 

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 all courses from the list below*.

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
001-2-5059Dr. 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 7 credits*.

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

Vadose Zone Hydrology

 

 

2.5
001-2-5005Prof. Amit Gross, Prof. Zeev RonenLaboratory Methods for Environmental Studies3
001-2-5011Prof. Zeev Ronen

Environmental Microbiology

 

 

2
001-2-5060

Prof. Moshe Herzberg

 

Biological Processes in Wastewater Treatment2
001-2-5062Dr. Edo Bar-Zeev

Microbial Sociology: From a Single Bacterium to Biofilm and Biofouling

 

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 #LecturerSubjectCredits
001-2-0009Dr. Avraham Be'er

Physics of Bacterial Communities

 

 

3
001-2-0010Prof. Jack Gilron

Principles for Synthesis of Hybrid Processes for Water Treatment

 

2
001-2-0012

Prof. Daniel Ronen

 

Selected Issues Related to Groundwater Hydrology: Quality & Quantity2
001-2-0015

Dr. Roy Bernstein

 

Membrane Preparation and Characterization 3
001-2-0017Prof. Roni Kasher

Polymer Science and Polymeric Membranes

 

2
001-2-0021

Dr. Christopher Arnush

 

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
001-2-2015Prof. Dina Zilberg, Prof. Amit GrossIntroduction to Aquaculture3
001-2-3021

Dr. Itamar Giladi

 

Bio-Statistics - ANOVA and Design of Experiments

 

3
001-2-4028Prof. Arnon KarnieliRemote Sensing for Agriculture, Rangelands, and Forestry )no prerequisites required(3
001-2-4031Prof. Isaak Rubinstein Topics in Physico-Chemical Hydrodynamics and Electrodiffusion - A2
001-2-4033Prof. Isaak Rubinstein Topics in Physico-Chemical Hydrodynamics and Electrodiffusion - B2
001-2-4047Prof. Iris Visoli-Fisher

Surface Science for the Environment

 

 

3
001-2-4049Dr. Arik Yochelis

Nonlinear Dynamical Aspects of Electrochemical  Systems

 

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

Rural Water Development 

 

 

2
001-2-5034

Prof. Yoram Oren

 

Environmental Oriented Electrochemistry2
001-2-5038Prof. Amit Gross

Water Sanitation

 

 

3
001-2-5040

Dr. Eli Zaady

 

 

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

Practical Bioinformatics for Environmental Studies

 

3
001-2-5042Prof. Roni Kasher

Amino Acids and Peptides: Chemistry and Biology

 

2
001-2-5044Prof. Arnon Shai

Biogeochemical Processes in Surface Water Systems

 

3
001-2-5061

Dr. Edo Bar-Zeev

 

Nexus of the Desalination Industry and the Aquatic Environment3
001-2-5063Dr. Edo Bar-Zeev

Lab-course: New Methods in Biofilm Characterization

 

3
001-2-5065Prof. 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
001-2-5070

Dr. Scott K. Hansen

 

Practical Data Science and Machine Learning3
001-2-5068Dr. Oded Nir

Aqueous Chemistry Modeling with PHREEQC

 

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

 

 

F.   General Courses:

 

Students are required to complete 2-3 credits.

Course #LecturerSubjectCredits
001-2-4029Prof. Yosef Ashkenazi

Introduction to Statistics and Probability

 

3
001-2-5006

Prof. Alex Yakirevich

 

Migration Processes in the Unsaturated Zone of Soil3
001-2-5015

Prof. Alex Yakirevich

 

Introduction to Contaminant  Hydrology3
001-2-6012

Dr. Moshe Schwartz

 

Guided Reading in Water Politics in Arid Regions

 

2

 

 

 

 

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