The Department of Materials Engineering

The Department of Materials Engineering at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev was established in 1971. It was the first department in the field in Israel. The Department

of Materials Engineering provides a young and vibrant atmosphere for innovative research, and is deeply dedicated to exceptional education at all levels.

Our research is led by an outstanding team of faculty members; all are leading researchers in their areas of expertise. The Department provides access to exceptional facilities and state-of-the-art equipment. Areas of research

encompass both practical and theoretical aspects of materials engineering, including metals, ceramicmetal composites, polymers, electronic materials,

thermoelectric materials, semiconductor materials and devices, biomaterials, nanomaterials, magnetic materials, and modern methods of materials characterization.

The Department encourages interdisciplinary research, and part of the students' research can be carried out in cooperation with specialist researchers from other

disciplines, such as physics, chemistry, electro-optical engineering and mechanical engineering. Advanced facilities for materials research are readily available at the

Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology in BGU. For further details see:


M.Sc. Degree in Materials Engineering

The aim of the M.Sc. Program in Materials Engineering is to provide students with expertise and advanced knowledge in their selected field of specialization. M.Sc.

students carry out advanced research supervised by an expert faculty member. Students graduating with a M.Sc. degree are equipped to assume senior research

and development positions in industry, and may continue towards Ph.D. studies. M.Sc. studies in Materials Engineering at BGU can be extended into a combined

Ph.D. track, such that the M.Sc. thesis exam serves also as the Ph.D. candidacy exam. The M.Sc. degree is typically completed within 2 academic years (4 semesters).


Application Requirements

Applicants to the M.Sc. Program should hold a B.Sc. degree in Materials Engineering or in closely related fields from an accredited institution at a minimum GPA

of 80/100, as well as have a TOEFL score of at least 85/120 or an equivalent score in an internationally recognized English proficiency exam. The English proficiency

requirement is waived for applicants who received their B.Sc. degree in a program taught in English. GRE is recommended but not required. Additionally, prior to

applying to the M.Sc. Program, the applicant is expected to contact a potential advisor among the Department faculty.


M.Sc. Thesis

The research leading to the M.Sc. thesis is conducted throughout the two years of studies. The student is expected to publish and present the research results

in leading international journals and conferences. The thesis is evaluated through a written report and an oral examination.


How to Apply

Please visit our online application site at:

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please check website for the scholarships application deadline.


Tuition Fees

Tuition is approximately $ 5,000 (US) per year. Outstanding students may be eligible for scholarships, which cover tuition fees and provide living expenses.


Further Details

The Department of Materials Engineering at BGU:


Director of Graduate Studies:

Prof. Yuval Golan, email:

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