​​nuclear engineering

The UNE offers graduate studies towards both M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. The duration of an M.Sc. program is two years (four semesters). The program is highly research-oriented and is conducted in the unit's facilities and laboratories under the supervision of UNE faculty members. A wide variety of research subjects are covered at the UNE, including nuclear reactor physics, neutron transport, nuclear fuel cycle, nonproliferation strategies, applications of radiation in medicine, nuclear instruments for radiotherapy, Monte Carlo simulations of charged particles, radiation shielding, and the development of radiation detectors.

The successful completion of M.Sc. studies includes the approval of a thesis dissertation that summarizes the student's research achievements and a final oral exam, in which the student defends his thesis. The dissertation evaluation, as well as the oral exam, are conducted by a nominated scientific committee.

Excellent M.Sc. students who exhibit outstanding academic achievements can apply to join the prestigious Combined Ph.D. Track, in which the M.Sc. thesis serves as the Ph.D. research proposal for the Ph.D. candidacy evaluation exam.   ​

​For further information - Unit office: unitseng@bgu.ac.il
​Director of the Graduate Studies Program: Dr. Erez Gilad, gilade@bgu.ac.il

M.Sc. Admission Requi​​​​rements​:

» Applicants to the M.Sc. Program should hold a B.Sc. degree in Nuclear Engineering or in closely related fields from an accredited institution at a minimum GPA of 80/100.

» 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 an advantage but not required.

» Prior to applying to the M.Sc. Program, the applicant is expected to contact a potential advisor among the UNE faculty, as well as the UNE director of graduate studies. In searching for an advisor, you can visit the BGU Research Portal​.   

Mandatory documents for preliminary consideration:

» A copy of the applicant's undergraduate diploma

» A copy of the applicant's academic transcripts

» A Copy of the applicant's  TOEFL/IETLS score

» Two Letters of recommendation from faculty members who are familiar with the applicant's academic work and skills. These should be sent by the recommender directly to foreignreg@bgu.ac.il

» A copy of the first page of the applicant's passport

» The applicant's ranking in his department's graduating class (if applicable)

» A copy of the applicant's CV


Please note: original documents must be presented upon arrival in Israel