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M.Sc. in Hydrology & Water Quality

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Be'er Sheva
English
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About this program

M.Sc. in Hydrology & Water Quality

Drylands occupy more than one-third of the earth's land surface, including most of the Middle East and Israel. Dwindling water supplies and deteriorating water quality impede the sustainable development of drylands and the well-being of their growing population. The aim of this program is to introduce students to cutting-edge research and graduate education in water sciences, aimed at improving human life in drylands through technologies and policies for the sustainable use of water resources 

Admission requirements

A B.Sc. degree in either science or engineering from an accredited institution.

A TOEFL score of at least 85/120 or the equivalent score in an internationally recognized English proficiency exam is required. The English proficiency requirement is waived for applicants who received their B.Sc. degree in a program taught in English.

Applicants are expected to contact by e-mail one or more potential supervisors with whom they would like to work on their thesis (for more details, please refer to "Faculty Members").


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Program content

Supplementary Courses:  

  • General Chemistry B
  • Introduction to Analytic Chemistry B
  • Mathematics of Systems 2
  • Physics 1 for Life Science and Geology
  • Introduction to Physical Chemistry 1
  • Introduction to Probability B
  • Introduction to Statistics B
  • General Chemistry Laboratory
  • Physics 2 for Life Science and Geology

Additional supplementary courses

  • Hydrogeology
  • Geology of Israel
  • Introduction to Organic Chemistry
  • Introduction to Physical Chemistry 2

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Qualification

Goal of the curriculum:

  • Training skilled professionals for the fields of hydrology, water treatment and desalination.
  • Preparing skilled professionals for the fields of hydrology, water treatment and desalination (including: water production, estimation of surface and underground water and solute movement, chemical and biochemical evaluation of underground water and contaminants, operations research and optimization of water systems and more).
  • To provide students with a strong background in fundamental and applied aspects of physical, chemical and microbiological processes in aquatic environment and creating unique capabilities for addressing future needs of society.
  • Bestowing knowledge in the subjects of flow and transport processes of water, solutes, and solids and separate phases in soil-water, in ground-water and in surface water.
  • Provide knowledge in the subjects of water and wastewater treatment, including biological treatments, physicochemical treatments and desalination processes.
  • In particular, intensifying and expanding the study of membrane technologies related to desalination methods and waste water treatment processes.
  • To prepare students for PhD studies in water related programs
  • To take advantage of ZIWR strengths in both engineering and hydrological & microbiological sciences to professionally prepare individuals to succeed in multidisciplinary, team-oriented environments.

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