• ​​The M.Sc. program is a two-year program.
     
  • The chairperson of the teaching committee is:
    Dr. Mohammed Bashouti

     
  • Students are required to complete the following courses during the two-year program:
     
SubjectCredits
A.   Mandatory Course: Academic Writing2
B.   Seminars & Thesis Writing13

C.   Core Courses

9

D. Elective Courses18
Total42


A. Mandatory Course: 

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

Writing a Scientific Paper

2

 

B. Seminars & Thesis Writing

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

Course #LecturerSubjectCredits
001-2-4444Dr. Muhammad Bashouti and Dr. Leah Orlovsky (coordinator)

Departmental Seminar A (first year)

0.25
001-2-4454

Departmental Seminar B (first year)

0.25
001-2-4464

Departmental Seminar A (second year)

0.25
001-2-4474

Departmental Seminar B (second year)

0.25

 
In the third and fourth semester, 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


C. Core Courses (*Substitute Lecturer)
 

Course #LecturerSubjectCredits
001-2-4060Prof. Boris Zaltzman / Prof. Golan Bel*

Partial Differential Equations in Continuum Transport Processes I

3
001-2-4027Prof. Yossi Ashkenazy / Dr. Roiy Sayag*

Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamic​

3
001-2-4038Prof. Golan Bel / Dr. Ido Regev*Stochastic Processes in Physics

3

001-2-4045 Prof. Eugene Katz / Dr. Avi Niv*

Physics of Solar Cells

3
001-2-4050Prof. Iris Visoli-Fisher / Dr. Muhammad Bashouti*

Nano-Materials and Nano-Technology for Sustainable Energy

3
001-2-4053Dr. Avi Niv / Prof. Eugene Katz*Thermodynamics of Radiating Systems and the Optics of Solar Cells3


D. Elective Courses
 

Course numberLecturerCourse nameCredits
001-2-4022Prof. Ehud MeronPattern Formation and Spatial Ecology3
001-2-4026Prof. Yosef AshkenazyIntroduction to Physics of Atmospheres3
001-2-4042Prof. Golan BelStatistical Analysis in Climate Research I2
001-2-4044Prof. Golan BelStatistical Analysis in Climate Research II2
001-2-2205Dr. Ido RegevModeling in the Earth and Plant Sciences 3
001-2-2038 Prof. Naftali LazarovichSoil Physics3
001-2-0009 Prof. Avraham Be'erPhysics of Bacterial Communities2
001-2-7011Dr. Arik YochelisNumerical Analysis Using MATLAB 4
001-2-4029Prof. Yosef AshkenazyIntroduction to Statistics and Probability3
001-2-4019Prof. Georgy BurdeApplication of Symmetry Methods to Problems in Mathematical Physics3
001-2-4037Prof. Amos ZemelOptimization Methods3
001-2-7004Dr. Naftali Smith
Solution Methods in Mathematics3
New courseProf. Yair ZarmiNonlinear Waves3
001-2-4061
Prof. Boris ZaltzmanPartial Differential Equations in Continuum Transport Processes II3
001-2-4046Prof. Eugene KatzAdvanced Concepts in Photovoltaic Devices 3
001-2-4048Dr. Avi NivPhysical Optics 3
001-2-4058Dr. Avi NivTopics in Solar Energy3
001-2-4052Dr. Muhammad BashoutiFundamentals of Semiconductors3
001-2-4047Prof. Iris Visoly-FisherSurface Science for the Environment3
001-2-4010Prof. Georgy BurdeTopics in Environmental Fluid Mechanics 3

​001-2-4011


Dr. Roiy SayagNon-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics3
001-2-4049Dr. Arik YochelisNonlinear Dynamical Aspects of Electrochemical Systems 3
001-2-4012Prof. Isaak RubinsteinElectro-Diffusion of Ions and Membrane Desalination Processes3
001-2-4031 Fall
001-2-4033 Spring
Prof. Isaak RubinsteinTopics in Physico-Chemical Hydrodynamics and Electrodiffusion4

001-2-4056


Dr. Hezi YizhaqAeolian Geomorphology2
001-2-4016Dr. Leah OrlovskyGeography of Desertification2
001-2-4028 Prof. Arnon Karnieli Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Rangeland and Forestry 3
001-2-1103 Dr. Hadas HawlanaIntroduction to Ecology in Arid Environments4​


The recommended semester breakdown is described in the following table: 

SemesterCourses (credits)Credit range
1

Departmental seminar A (0.25), core courses (3-9), elective courses (3-9)

6.25-18.25
2

Departmental seminar B (0.25), core courses (0-6), elective courses (6-12)

6.25-18.25
3

Departmental seminar C (0.25), Writing a Scientific Paper (2), elective courses (0-9), Thesis (6)

8.25-17.25
4

Departmental seminar D (0.25), Thesis (6)

6.25

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