The M.Sc program in the Computer Science department is designated to be completed in two years.
In addition to the general M.Sc. degree in computer science, the department offers a number of special M.Sc. tracks for students with special interests in the areas of Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence and Autonomic Systems, and Bioinformatics.
In all cases, the degree granted will be an M.Sc. in Computer Science with specialization in the chosen area. The general requirements for all of these tracks are identical: courses worthy of 24-27 points, and the writing of a research thesis. The main difference between the different tracks is that the students are expected to focus in their choice of electives on a smaller subset of courses and their thesis should be on a topic relevant to their track. In addition, because these tracks are often multi-disciplinary, students may choose certain relevant courses taught by other departments, subject to their advisor’s approval.
The program is taught in Hebrew, and is aimed for fluent Hebrew speaking students.
Please see the M.Sc. catalog on the Faculty of Natural Sciences Website for additional information (in Hebrew) on these tracks.
Program Of Study
The area of computer science is growing fast, and is currently related to almost any area in science and technology. The main CS track may host any type of study that is related to computer science, and in the area of expretee of one of its faculty members. The program do not require any specific courses, and students may shape their studies towards any research area.
Below there are three additional tracks focusing on more specific areas. These tracks are identical to the main CS track, but each one has a few mandatory courses.
The CS department offers an M.Sc. in bioinformatics. Research in bioinformatics aims to solve biological, medicinal and agricultural problems using computational tools. In recent years the accumulation of big data became the hallmark of modern biology. Analyzing this data raises deep computational problems and at the same time accelerates biological research.
The CS department offers a unique M.Sc. track focusing on intelligent and autonomous systems. This field is in the forefront of academic research and industrial development. The aim of this track is to train researchers in both the theoretical and applicative aspects of intelligent systems, robots, and other type of agents that are capable of having an autonomous interaction in their world without human involvement.
This track includes some required courses, see the Shnaton for more information.
The CS department offers a unique track focusing on Cyber Space Security. This is a joint degree of both the Computer Science and the Software and Information Systems Engineering Departments. The program aims to train researchers and professionals in cyber security areas like anomaly detection, computer security, cryptography, cryptocurrencies, image-based authentication, and more. Cyber security has become a part of our daily life, and has an enormous influence on us. The program answers the need of professionals in this field, whether in the civilian or military industries.
This track includes several required courses. More information can be found at M.Sc in Cyber Space Security.
The aim of this track is to allow excellent students to rapidly get involved in research and advanced studies. This prestigious track is designated to students in the software engineering program at the end of their third year. The students in this program will enjoy a combination of Bachelor's degree studies in addition to personal guidance from one of the researchers in the department. Students in this track must complete their M.Sc. two years after entering this track.
Students in this prestigious track will enjoy a financial support, some academic reliefs, and personal guidance. Such students may be able to work as teaching assistants in the department. Please see the M.Sc. catalog for additional information.