MSc – Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

The Faculty of Biomedical Engineering offers master’s degree programs for students who wish to integrate research methods, engineering design and development in all areas of medicine.

The “Master of Science” (with a thesis) program provides students with broad knowledge and a high level of expertise in a particular field. Students are required to follow a specialized study program, conduct research, and submit a research thesis.

The research can be either theoretical or experimental, investigate particular phenomena in pure or experimental science, or present a more practical approach in engineering or manufacturing processes.

Admission to the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering is subject to the requirements and regulations of the Graduate School.

As part of a candidate’s application, the faculty committee for graduate studies will consider his/her undergraduate cumulative average and achievements in specific subjects, as well as additional data on his/her academic, scientific and professional competence.

Additional faculty considerations (e.g., restrictions on the number of positions and advisory potential) will also be taken into account.

Graduates of the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering with an average of 84 and above will be accepted as “Regular Students”.

Graduates of an Engineering Faculty with an average higher than 84 who have been accepted by the Faculty, will be required to fulfill academic obligations as specified in the Supplementary Studies section and will be accepted as “Regular Students”.

Graduates of a three-year degree from a an Exact Sciences Faculty with an average higher than 84 who have been accepted by the Faculty, will be required to fulfill academic obligations as specified in the Supplementary Studies section and will be accepted as “Qualifying Students”. Qualifying students will be able to switch to “Regular” status after completing supplementary subjects.

Life Sciences graduates and others with an average higher than 87, who have been accepted by the Faculty, will be required to fulfill academic obligations as specified in the Supplementary Studies section and will be accepted as “Qualifying Students”. Qualifying students will be able to switch to “Regular” status after completing supplementary subjects.

Engineering/Science graduates with an average of 80-84, who have been accepted by the Faculty, will also be subject to the aforementioned obligations, but will first be accepted with a “Qualifying Student” status. In this case, they will have to accumulate at least 10 credits during the first year of studies at the undergraduate/graduate level in accordance with the committee’s decision, obtaining an average of at least 80 and a grade of at least 65 in each subject.

Study Requirements

Accumulation of 18 credits and submission of a research paper (thesis).

M.Sc students are required  to complete an online course (218000) on “Research Ethics” as a condition for submitting their research topic.

Further information regarding the “Research Ethics” course can be found here.

Graduates of the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering must take at least one-third of their credits from courses offered by the Faculty. Graduates from other Faculties must take at least half of the credits from courses offered by the Faculty.

 

Deadline for Submission and Approval of Research Topic

“Regular” students will submit their research proposals at the beginning of the program (by the end of the month following the beginning of the semester).

Students with “Qualifying” status will submit their research proposals within two semesters from the beginning of the program and prior to transferring to “Regular” status.

List of courses offered by the Faculty

Supplementary studies are intended to provide students with the specific engineering background necessary for their specialization and research implementation.

Students with “Qualifying” status must obtain a grade point average of above 80 in the supplementary subjects, and a grade of at least 65 in each subject (except subjects in the Supplementary Subjects table, which require a grade of at least 75).

Previous Academic Background Number of Supplementary Credits Comments
Engineering 10 Courses from the Supplementary Subjects table
4-year degree in Life Sciences 10 Courses offered by the Faculty in the following levels:
334XXX, 335XXX, 336XXX
4-year degree in Sciences 10 Courses from the Supplementary Subjects table
3-year degree in Exact Sciences 20 Up to 10 credits from the Supplementary Subjects courses, and the rest from courses offered by the Faculty in the following level: 334XXX, 335XXX, 336XXX
3-year degree in Life Sciences 20 Courses offered by the Faculty in the following level: 334XXX, 335XXX, 336XXX; of which up to 5 credits from the basic mandatory courses of the main program for undergraduate studies at the Faculty, by supervisor’s decision

 

The supplementary subjects in biomedical engineering will be selected from the theoretical subjects offered by the Faculty as part of its undergraduate studies program, except for laboratories, projects and seminary subjects. The supplementary subjects will be chosen by the supervisor and approved by the Faculty Graduate Committee. Supplementary studies include subjects in life sciences and biomedical engineering, in accordance with the information provided in the table below.

Supplementary Subjects

337004 Introduction to Macroscopic and Microscopic Anatomy 1.0 credit
337003 From Cells to Tissues 2.5 credits
337001 Biophysics and Neurophysiology for Engineers 3.0 credits
337002 Body Systems Physiology 3.5 credits

 

Note:

Since the Faculty maintains interdisciplinary research, an individual supplementary program may be presented for each student, in accordance with his/her background and research specialization. A student may be exempted from a life science course if s/he has studied an equivalent or similar course.

The student’s supplementary program must be approved by the Graduate Committee.

 

The Faculty’s scholarship policy for students is in accordance with the policy of the Graduate School.

M.Sc. students will receive 4 scholarship portions after arranging for a regular supervisor and having their research topic approved.

An outstanding B.Sc. graduate with an average of over 88 will receive 5 scholarship portions (after arranging for a regular supervisor and having his/her research topic approved).

 

Exemption from Tuition for Scholarship Recipients

Each scholarship portion grants a tuition exemption of 25%.

A student who receives 3 scholarship portions will receive a 75% exemption and a student who receives 4 or more scholarship portions will receive a full exemption.

Exemption from tuition fees for students who do not receive a scholarship is granted only to mandatory service soldiers who meet the academic requirements for a scholarship.

Number of scholarship months:

Up to 24 months of scholarship

Scholarship Recipient Obligations

  • Focus on research and be present in the Faculty
  • Attend Faculty seminars
  • Take part in the academic activities of the Faculty

Presence at Technion and Work

  • A recipient of four or more scholarship portions must be present on the Technion campus five days a week. The student may not work at any position other than be employed by the Office for Academic Staff at Technion as a teaching assistant for up to 1,100 employment units (International students are not permitted to work).
  • A recipient of three scholarship portions must be present on the Technion campus four days a week. The student may be employed by the Office for Academic Staff at Technion as a teaching assistant for up to 1,400 employment units, or be employed elsewhere for up to one day a week (International students are not permitted to work).
  • A recipient of two scholarship portions must be present on the Technion campus three days a week. The student may be employed by the Office for Academic Staff at Technion as a teaching assistant for up to 1,400 employment units, or be employed elsewhere for up to two days a week (International students are not permitted to work).
  • A recipient of one scholarship portion must be present on the Technion campus two days a week. The student may be employed by the Office for Academic Staff at Technion as a teaching assistant for up to 1,400 employment units, or be employed elsewhere for up to three days a week (International students are not permitted to work).

More details about scholarships

Prof. Yael Yaniv, Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies

Tel. 077-8874124

Email: yaely@bm.technion.ac.il

Silver Building, Room 231

 

Neta Rotem Yamnicky, Coordinator of Graduate Studies

Tel. 077-8874130

Email: gradchair@bm.technion.ac.il

Silver Building, Room 351