The Graduate School at a glance
The English Graduate School site is aimed at foreign non-Israelis interested
in pursuing their graduate education at the Technion. The information given
here is general and does not include details for students already studying
at the Graduate School.
Graduate studies at the Technion have
been offered since 1948, and The Graduate School was
officially established in 1956. Courses of study and research,
leading to advanced academic degrees, are offered in all of
Technion's academic units.
Since 1951, the Technion has conferred nearly 10,000 Master's.
degrees and about 2,600 Doctoral degrees. In the academic
year 1999/2000 more than 3500 students were enrolled in The
The degrees awarded are:
MSc - Master of Science
ME - Master of Engineering
PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Graduate studies for the degree of Master of Science provide
the student with knowledge in a given scientific field or,
alternatively, a higher level of engineering expertise. The
student is required to study a specially designed course
outline and submit a top quality research thesis, an
engineering project or a final paper. The Master of
Engineering degree is offered in numerous engineering fields
and requires course work only.
The Master's degree research thesis or project offers the
opportunity for different types of research, theoretical or
empirical; it can deal with pure or applied science,
investigating various phenomena, or present a more practical
approach, such as engineering design or production processes.
The degree of Doctor of Philosophy usually requires three
years of full-time study. Students devote time mainly to
research, although they are expected to participate in
seminars in advanced subjects and to acquire in-depth
knowledge through course work and independent study. At the
end of the first year of study doctoral students are required
to pass a candidacy examination. The examination tests the
ability of the student to pursue independent and original
research in his chosen subject. Toward the end of his
doctoral studies the student is required to submit a final
thesis and pass an oral defense examination.