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The Norman Seiden Multidisciplinary Graduate program

The Norman Seiden Multidisciplinary Graduate program

in Nanotechnology & Nanoscience (MSc & PhD Degrees)

Technion has given research development and teaching of nanotechnology and nanoscience the highest priority and is investing considerable resources in advancing these areas.

To this end, the Russell Berrie Institution for Nanotechnology was established, and The Norman Seiden Multidisciplinary graduate program in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology offers programs leading to Master and Doctor Degrees.

The program for the Master degree is a Master of Science in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.

Significant collaborative efforts are underway between researchers from different disciplines who are studying the range of scientific perspectives of the organization and functionalities of natural and synthetic systems at nanometric levels, and the application of these principles in developing technology.

To promote these objectives, we have set up a concentrated nucleus of graduate level study and research courses in Nanotechnology, which are designed to integrate the knowledge in the different areas comprising exact sciences (Chemistry & Physics), the natural sciences (Biology & Medicine), and engineering (Electrical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology & Food Engineering, etc).

MSc Studies Admission Requirements

 The program is aimed at students who have acquired a BSc in one of the following areas: Materials Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Food Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Medicine, as well as other fields, as approved by the Admission Committee.

Admission to the program is based on applicants' GPA average and a personal interview with representatives from the Interdisciplinary Committee. The program encourages a multidisciplinary curriculum by allowing students to integrate into research areas that differ from their previous degrees.

 Students who hold a BSc from a university abroad are required to pass the GRE exam and add its results to the registration form. It is recommended to contact The Graduate School's International Students Advisor at:IntGrad@technion.ac.il prior to applying.

   Applications are to be submitted to the Graduate School, by using the following link:

 http://www.graduate.technion.ac.il/Eng/Prospective_students/Application_to_Master_or_PhD_degree.asp

 Study Requirements

Four-year bachelor program graduates, seeking an M.Sc. degree are required to study 17-25 graduate studies credit points comprising:

 

  • 2 obligatory courses (see table).
  • Nanoscience and nanotechnology Seminar 648001
  • Nanoscience and nanotechnology Laboratory 648006
  • The rest of the courses will be chosen according to the student's field of study.

 

If the student presents a record of a past course(s) covering (a) certain core course(s), his/her eligibility for exemption of the relevant required core course(s) will be considered by his supervisor and the graduate program coordinator.

In all cases, a minimum of 17-25 graduate credit points would be required for a M.Sc. Degree in the program.

Three-year bachelor program graduates seeking an M.Sc. degree, are required to take a minimum of 30 credit points comprising:

 

  • 2 obligatory courses (see table).
  • Nanoscience and nanotechnology Seminar 648001
  • The rest of the courses will be chosen according to the student's field of study or selected from the program’s courses.

If the student presents a record of a past course(s) covering a certain core course(s), his eligibility for exemption of the relevant required core course(s) will be considered by his supervisor and the graduate program coordinator. At any case, a minimum of 30 credit points, of which at least 20 are graduate credit points, would be required for a M.Sc. Degree in the program, for three-year bachelor program graduates. Language requirements are according to the graduate school regulations.


Course list 

Research

In addition to the courses, the student will perform a 20 credit-point thesis research.

The study program is designed to allow students to complete their graduate studies under the supervision of a faculty member of one of the faculties participating in the program, even if the student already holds a graduate degree from another faculty. The Interdisciplinary Committee responsible for the program encourages multi-disciplinary research and joint supervision by faculty members of different faculties.

The research subject must be approved by the Program Committee in line with the Graduate School’s regulations.

 PhD Studies

Admission Requirements:

The program encourages a multidisciplinary curriculum by allowing students to integrate into research areas that differ from their previous degrees. The program is open to students holding an MSc degree from a recognized academic institution with the appropriate background and high GPA (courses and thesis). Students holding an MSc from an international university are required to pass a GRE exam. It is recommended to contact The Graduate School's International Students Advisor at: IntGrad@technion.ac.ilprior to applying.

 

Students who are presently studying for an MSc and hold outstanding grades (GPA of at least 90) and have a high research record may apply to transfer into the direct doctoral track. In this track they would be required to accumulate a total of 35 graduate credit points (and not less than 27 credit points in case or exempts from obligatory courses.)

Application:

Applications are to be submitted to the Graduate School, by using the following link:

http://www.graduate.technion.ac.il/Eng/Prospective_students/Application_to_Master_or_PhD_degree.asp

Please send the following to the Graduate Admission Office at: Musrishum@dp.technion.ac.il

Updated transcript of academic record

2 recommendations, one from your advisor (recommendation form, and a letter from each of the two recommenders)

CV

A personal letter, explaining why you wish to be accepted into the program.

A one-page abstract describing the proposed topic for the PhD research

Candidates will be interviewed by three faculty members active in the program who will be chosen by the chairman of the Graduate Studies Committee or the graduate studies coordinator. 

Candidates are required to find a research supervisor, as a condition for being accepted.

The individual course program will be tailored based on the candidate’s background.

Study Requirements: 

10 graduate points. The choice of courses will be determined according to the research field or selected from the program’s courses. Unless previously taken, the candidate must take both the core subjects of the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Laboratory and the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Seminar.

More details:
The Graduate Studies program Secretariat located in the Faculty of Biotechnology and food Eng.
Room 245 Tel. 04-829-5047 Email:
 nanoprog@technion.ac.il

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Graduate School web site  - The Nanotechnology Program