The Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is a thriving multi-disciplinary field with significant impact on industry and society all over the world. The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, established 50 years ago, has since then been the home to many scientific breakthroughs and technological achievements. The department offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in a wide range of subjects that encompass both practical and theoretical aspects of Mechanical Engineering.

The Department has a student enrollment of over 800 students pursuing B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees.

At present, the Department employs 25 full-time senior faculty members who teach and conduct cutting-edge research in all major areas of Mechanical Engineering, including robotics, control and autonomous systems, solid mechanics, bio-inspired materials and systems, fluid mechanics, micro- and nano-electromechanical systems, heat transfer, system design and monitoring, thermodynamics, energy technologies and particulate materials technology.

M.Sc. Degree in Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a Master of Science (M.Sc.) graduate program in Mechanical Engineering. The aim of the Program is to provide students with expertise and advanced knowledge in a selected field of specialization. The M.Sc. degree requirements include the successful completion of 8 courses aimed at establishing the necessary advanced background, as well as carrying out a research project culminating in a full M.Sc. thesis. The thesis is supervised by a senior faculty member with expertise in the field of specialization. Students graduating with a M.Sc. degree are equipped to assume senior research and development positions in industry, and may continue towards Ph.D. studies.

M.Sc. studies Mechanical Engineering at BGU can be extended into a combined Ph.D. track, such that the M.Sc. thesis exam serves also as the Ph.D. candidacy exam. The M.Sc. degree is typically completed within 2 academic years (4 semesters). Area of specialization in the ME Master’s program include: robotics |control | autonomous systems | solid mechanics |thermodynamics | heat transfer | fluid mechanics | energy technologies | bio-inspired materials and systems | micro and nano-electromechanical systems| system design and monitoring | particulate materials technology.

Application Requirements

Applicant to the M.Sc. Program should hold B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering or in closely related fields from an accredited institution at a minimum GPA of 80/100. A TOEFL score of at least 85/120 or an 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. GRE is recommended but not required. Additionally, prior to applying to the M.Sc. Program, the applicant is expected to contact a potential advisor among the faculty. The application should include the name of the advisor in the application.

M.Sc. Thesis

The research leading to the M.Sc. thesis is conducted throughout the two years of studies. The student is expected to publish and present the research results in leading international journals and conferences. The thesis is evaluated through a written report and an oral examination.

How to Apply

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Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please check website for scholarships application deadline.

Tuition Fees

Tuition is approximately $ 5,000 (US) per year. Outstanding students may be eligible for scholarships, which cover tuition fees and provide living expenses. Most ME faculty can provide additional substantial financial support through their research grants. Additionally, some teaching assistantship positions are also open to Master’s student, providing additional funding, on a competitive basis.

Further Details

Director of Graduate Studies: Prof. Haim Kalman

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at BGU:

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Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated January 21, 2019
This course is Campus based
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Oct 2019
2 years
5,000 USD
Tuition is approximately US$ 5,000 per year.
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