Studies towards graduate degrees have been taking place at Technion since 1948, and the Graduate School was officially established in 1956. Studies towards master’s degrees and PhDs exist in almost all of Technion’s academic departments. Since its establishment, the school has granted 18,636 master’s degrees and 4,565 PhDs to students in engineering, sciences, architecture, medicine and education.
It is worth studying at Technion. Technion Graduate School admission requirements are high and the students admitted are among the best in the country. Moreover, studies at Technion are very challenging and the academic level is high, and you may also need to take a few extra courses. However, all that is worth the effort to be a student and a member of one of the world’s top research universities. The Technion is highly ranked internationally, and Technion graduates have led Israel to be “the startup nation”. Many entrepreneurs of successful start-up companies are Technion graduates, and are sought after and preferred over other candidates by high-tech companies. Moreover, Technion graduates are the management and development backbone of the of the Israel economy and have left their mark in all areas of life in Israel.
As a graduate student, you will be able to learn from world leading researchers in their field, and be exposed to and take part in innovative research. Students who devote full time to their master’s degree studies (MSc in Science) and Doctor (Doctor of Philosophy, PhD), are offered very good research conditions, a generous scholarship (among the best in the country) by the Jacobs Graduate School, dormitories on the Green Campus, funding for participation in conferences abroad and competitive excellence scholarships and awards.
Degrees awarded by the Jacobs Graduate School
Master of Science MSc
Master of Engineering ME
Doctor of Philosophy PhD
Master of Science (with thesis) – MSc
Studies towards “Master of Science” degree (with thesis) provide the student with a broad knowledge and a high level of expertise in a particular field and exposes the student to the research world. The student is required to study courses per a unique program, and conduct research, an engineering project or a final paper. The master’s degree research or project can be theoretical or experimental, and may focus on the investigation of unique phenomena in pure or applied science, or present a more practical approach in engineering design or manufacturing processes.
Master of Engineering – ME
The “Master of Engineering” degree is a non-research degree and is offered by most Technion engineering faculties. A non-research master’s degree is offered by non-engineering faculties as well, such as “Urban and Regional Planning”, MBA, etc.. Such a degree is called “Master of … [field name]” and not “Master of Engineering”. To earn such a degree the student needs to study courses and submit a final project/seminar.
Minimum requirements for applying for a Master’s degree
Individuals with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited academic institution in Israel or abroad, whose GPA is not lower than a 75 (or a parallel grade), may apply. Each department has the right to determine requirements that are greater than the minimum requirements.
Applicants for an MSc degree in: Electrical Eng., Mechanical Eng., Physics, Chemistry, and Nano-Science and Nano-Technology are required to take the GRE (general exam). Technion GRE code: 0343.
For additional details, please review the Graduate School Regulations.