Applied Physics (511) - Master's Degree            
Program structure: Graduate studies in applied physics are intended for those who are interested in deepening their knowledge and experience in experimental independent research, or who aspire to advanced and in-depth multi-year research, at the end of which they will be awarded a master's and doctoral degree in technological science and applied engineering. Our graduates are becoming global experts in their field. Upon completion of the degree, a wide range of options is opened up for graduates, both in academia and industry. Many of the graduates are at the forefront of the high-tech industry and the Israeli technological economy as entrepreneurs and technological leaders in key positions and entrepreneurship, thanks to the unique skills and extensive knowledge they gain. Others develop academic careers and become scientists with a stature and international reputation. The degree consists of theoretical lessons, research work on groundbreaking topics under the guidance of a supervisor from the department, including the submission of a thesis, and an oral final examination. The program aims to expand and deepen the student's scientific and engineering knowledge in his field of specialization, including research experience and acquisition of experience (laboratory, computational and / or theoretical), and to provide a broad basic knowledge in related fields. The curriculum takes place in three specialization majors: microelectronics and optoelectronics, nanoscience and nanotechnology, and quantum technology and information. The core of the curriculum is to carry out research work under the guidance of the faculty. Most of the research work is done in the second school year, with the connection to the research group and learning the basic background being done in the first year. A student authorized in the department must join and declare affiliation to a research group by the beginning of the second semester of study. Research topics will usually be related to the problems facing scientific research and applied development in the fields of microelectronics and integrated circuits, optoelectronics and optical systems for imaging and communication, electronic devices and optoelectronics that combine advanced science in a variety of fields such as nanotechnology, computing, computational technology Most, and scientific-technologies thanks to the ability to shape space at the nanometer level and time at a resolution of femto-second and below. In an orderly process, graduate studies last two years. In exceptional cases, if it turns out that it is not possible to complete the work during the second year and the following summer, an application will be submitted to extend the duration of studies to a third year on the recommendation of the instructor and the head of the department. The request will be handled as usual in these cases. Note: It is possible to find a research guide that is not from the faculty but from the faculty (details in the secretariat). Even in such a case, the student's curriculum will be determined according to the criteria and requirements of the department. The final thesis will be of an applied physical nature and its program will require the approval of the head of the department. The weighting of the final grade for the degree will be as follows: 40% weighted average of the courses; 30% final exam; 30% thesis. Details of the routes: Microelectronics track and Optoelectronics track The microelectronics and optoelectronics track is the main specialization track. The field of microelectronics is deepening in the world of electronic hardware, starting with the working principles of semiconductor devices, evolving trends in the field (use of two-dimensional materials such as graphene, spintronics), integrated circuit engineering (VLSI), advanced devices and more. The field of optoelectronics combines classical optics with the world of photonic devices, through which coherent and incoherent light radiation can be produced, modulated, conducted, simulated, and detected. The track courses examine aspects of component and system design, and physical phenomena in the interaction of light and matter and provide the necessary background for integration in academia and industry as experts in the field. Nanotechnology and Nanoscience track, in collaboration with the Nano Center Advanced and multidisciplinary technological capabilities for the production and measurement of nanometric to atomic scales with a variety of materials, allow components to be controlled that control the physical properties at unprecedented levels of accuracy. The track courses in the nano-program reflect the multidisciplinary nature that characterizes interdisciplinary research in the various branches of nanoscience and nanotechnology, while maintaining the depth of study and specialization in applied physics. Registration for the nano program is numerically limited and is intended for those who excel especially. For those interested in this track, an additional admission interview will be held after admission to a master's degree in applied physics. Applied Physics Research Master's Degree with Specializing in Quantum (Technologies and information The field of quantum technologies and information is today a broad and fascinating interdisciplinary frontier in modern science. We are today at a unique point in time where pure research in the field of computation and quantum information is beginning to be integrated within technological and applied developments. More and more technology companies, some of the largest in the world, are putting a lot of resources into developing these technologies. We believe that scientific research and technology development require a combination of in-depth physical knowledge with engineering capabilities. The rationale is to train students who are proficient in traditional physics tools (statistical mechanics and quantum theory) and / or have training as electrical engineers, but are also significantly able to work on frontal research topics in quantum information and interdisciplinary with computer scientists, engineers, mathematicians and mathematicians, mathematicians and mathematicians. From the theoretical side, there is a circle of knowledge on the subject of intertwining and quantum coherence that touches on both basic questions in field theory and experimental topics, and today there is no organized training program for this topic in Israel. An advanced training program in quantum applied physics also corresponds with the flourishing of the quantum industry in Israel, which includes a significant investment by veteran companies (Rafael, Elta, IBM, etc.) together with many start-up companies (Quantum Machines, Qedma, ClassiQ, etc.).
Program structure: General compulsory courses in the curriculum:
Quantum Theory in Applied Physics - 83880 (5 credits)
Advanced Optoelectronics - 83910 (5 credits)
Departmental Colloquium - 83899 (compulsory attendance, no credit), please note, this course can be taken either in the first or second year.
Master’s courses in the faculty are given in Hebrew unless a foreign student who does not speak Hebrew is taking the course. In such a case the course will be given in English.

Department Officials

Head of Department:
Prof. Gilad Marcus-
Bergman Building Room 213, Tel: 02-6586188


Graduate Degree Advisor:
Dr. Liron Stern-
Bergman Building Room 211, Tel: 02-6584364


Secretary for Teaching and Student Affairs:
Ms. Esti Vitevsky-
Bergman Building Room 113, Tel: 02-5494019


Compulsory in the teaching programCompulsory electiveElective in the teaching programTotal for the degree (minimum)
Applied Physics with specialization in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology- MSc ResearchTrack
(track 4072)
19ראה תכנית לימודיםראה תכנית לימודים35
Applied Physics for graduates in Electrical and Computer Engineering
(track 7039)
Applied Physics – MSc Research Track
(track 7040)

(track 7041)
21ראה תכנית לימודיםראה תכנית לימודים32
לקראת מוסמך


Unique admission requirements of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

The number of places is limited, so the students with the best data will be accepted. 

A grades of 85 or higher is required for direct acceptance.

In case the grades are between 80-85 it is required to find a supervisor and go through an interview with the admissions committee.

Interview preparation: Review the undergraduate material, with an emphasis on the basic courses: Solid State, Quantum, Thermodynamics, Statistics and Circles In addition, be prepared to answer questions related to the various experiences (graduation project or work in industry)

All those admitted to the program (if they do not work outside) will be entitled to a research scholarship from the first day of study, will be exempt from the general education and teaching positions will be offered in the department.


Registration dates:
Registration for Semester A , 2022-2023 is open, the registration will end on Sunday, October 23, 2022.

Below is a link to the registration procedures for the university and the faculty:

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