Master’s studies in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Software Systems


The Master’s program in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Software Systems program provides high-level education for researchers and practitioners in a broad range of Artificial Intelligence fields such as Game Theory, Natural Language Processing, Data Science, Machine Learning, Automated Planning, Multi-Agent Systems, Recommendation Systems, Fault Detection and Diagnosis, and Heuristic search.

Students participating in this Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Software Systems program will learn models, theories, and practical methods for developing intelligent systems, bridging the gap between man and machine. The program addresses a clear need for Artificial Intelligence professionals in the industry, where intelligent systems and algorithms are being used in navigation systems (GPS), computer simulations, internet agents, e-commerce, education software, computerized medicine, and more. 

The department of Software and Information Systems has the largest number of Artificial Intelligence researchers in Israel, and is acknowledged both nationally and. This program will expose students to exciting and up-to-date research fields, some in collaboration with international companies (e.g., IBM, Intel, Microsoft, and Facebook) and leading research institutions (e.g., Harvard and MIT). In addition, BGU provides competitive scholarship to suitable candidates. 

Graduates of this program join leading high-tech companies in Israel and abroad in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, as well as continue on to Ph.D. studies. 

The curriculum 

This is a two-year program that is also suitable for students that wish to work while participating in this program. The curriculum includes 36 degree points, including approximately 8 course (24 points) and a research thesis (12 points). 

The available courses in this program are diverse, and include: Game Theory in AI, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Complex Network Analysis, Search Methods in AI, AI Applications in Automated Diagnosis, Planning and Inference in Time-Dependent Medical Information Systems, Deep Learning, Advanced Topics in Recommender System, Collaboration in AI, and Text and Content Mining from the Internet.

Research Thesis

The students are required to perform a research thesis in the field of AI, supervised by a department faculty member. Students start the working on their thesis early in their studies, and the set of topics is very diverse and exciting, some of which are done in collaboration with industry and with top-tier international universities.

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Machine Learning and Big-Data Analytics – M.Sc. Program in Information Systems Engineering


The studies towards MSc Degree in Information Systems Engineering in the Machine Learning and Big-Data Analytics Program are aimed at training researchers and professionals with strong analytical and practical skills in the areas of Data Mining, Data Science, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Predictive Analytics, Big Data, and Business Intelligence.

The Machine Learning and Big-Data Analytics Program deals with automatic pre-processing and analysis of various data types with the goal of extracting novel information, knowledge or insights about complex real-world processes. This field has become a critical factor in today's competitive environment and it serves all tiers of management from operational decisions to strategic planning. The studies are meeting the evident need for professionals in Big Data, Data Science, Machine Learning, and Data Mining.

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is known internationally as a leader in the field of data science, and it offers the Program students fascinating research topics, some in cooperation with international companies.

The university offers competitive scholarships to qualifying candidates who are interested to study as full-time research students.

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M.Sc. Registration Requirements:

» Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, or equivalent from an internationally recognized research university at a minimum GPA of 80/100.

» A TOEFL score of 85/120 or equivalent score in an internationally recognized English proficiency exam is required. 

» 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.

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

» 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 foreign_reg@bgu.ac.il

» A copy of the first page of your passport

» Your class ranking in your department's graduating class (if applicable)

» A copy of your C.V.

Please note: upon arriving to Israel, original documents must be presented.​