Undergraduate studies at Ben Gurion University (English)
List of Biomedical courses for Undergraduate students (Hebrew)
M.Sc degree requirements (English) (in Hebrew)
Information for Graduate Students:
The following information is provided in addition to the information furnished in the catalog of The Faculty of Engineering Sciences. Graduate students are encouraged to apply for teaching assistantship positions. Students appointed as teaching assistants don’t have to pay tuition, they get a scholarship, and a salary in return for academic work like frontal exercise lecturing, laboratory instruction, or homework grading. Assistants are expected to complete their M.Sc. studies in two years. Graduate students who work in industry are expected to complete their degrees in four years. The junior faculty members (the teaching assistants) play a very important role in the department’s life, in education as well as in scientific research.
In the beginning of each semester, students must submit their enrollment forms and their progress reports, both signed by their advisor. Students must have thesis advisors by the end of the first semester of their graduate studies. The M.Sc degree requirements include at least eight graduate courses, and a research thesis. The active research areas in Biomedical Engineering may be explored in the department's home page. Exceptional M.Sc. students may transfer to direct Ph. D programm.
The Academic Committee
The Commitee acts as an admission committee according to the admission requirements. The members of The Committee for Graduate Studies at The Department of Biomedical Department are: Dr. Amir Karniel (first degree) and Dr. Giora Enden (second degree).
Students qualified for admittance to graduate studies may apply for teaching assistantship positions. Teaching assistants don’t pay tuition, they get a scholarship, and they are employed half time as junior faculty members. The duties of a junior faculty member are either frontal exercise lecturing, or laboratory instruction, or homework grading. Assistants have much more time for their studies, compared to their friends in the industry. For more details regarding the teaching assistantships and the application forms, please contact Administrative Coordinator (H2 Building 333 room, Tel: 972-8-6479627).
Graduate courses for M.Sc degree
In order to fulfill the requirements for the M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering students should complete eight graduate courses (24 points), submit a research plan, complete a research thesis, and pass an aural final exam.
The M.Sc. Thesis should consist of an up-to-date survey of the scientific background concerning the research, analysis and implementation of a new algorithm, technique, model, circuit, device, instrument, etc., experimental results, and conclusions. The M.Sc. research should usually lead to a conference or a scientific journal paper. Each M.Sc. thesis is reviewed by a committee of at least three faculty members, where at least one of which should be from a different department.
Direct Ph.D. Program
Exceptional M.Sc. student may transfer to the direct Ph.D. program before completing their M.Sc. thesis. This program is relevant for unique cases only, where the M.Sc. research subject can be redefined for a Ph.D. subject. The student should have completed all the courses required for the M.Sc. degree. The student should have completed at least one paper suitable for publication in a scientific journal. The student’s advisor should initiate the application for this program. The Graduate Studies Committee will appoint a committee to evaluate the student’s achievements in his M.Sc. research, and recommend whether to admit the student to this program.