Direct & Integrated PhD Tracks

Direct & Integrated PhD Tracks

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

There are two special Ph.D. tracks: A direct track from Bachelor's degree to Ph.D. degree, and an integrated track (Master's and Ph.D. degrees). In the integrated track, students proceed to the Ph.D. degree during the M.A. studies. For further details see the Ph.D. degree program online.

Track 1 – including research

·     24 semestrial hours of lectures, as follows:

General obligatory courses detailed above.

Those studying with a specialization: 16 semestrial hours in the area of specialization, including the specialization's obligatory courses (see table above).

Those studying without specialization (with the supervisor's approval): at least one course from each of the three areas of specialization. All must be completed in the first year of studies.

Other Master's degree courses offered by the department, in coordination with the supervisor (and with the approval of the courses counselors of other departments). Advance courses of the area of specialization that were studied within the framework of complementary studies will also be recognized.

·     Two Master's degree seminars (4 semestrial hours).

·     Master's degree thesis.

·     Departmental colloquium (guest lectures in Computer Science).

 

Track 2 – without research

·     36 semestrial hours of lectures, as follows:

General obligatory courses detailed above.

Those studying with a specialization: 16 semestrial hours in the area of specialization, including the specialization's obligatory courses.

Those studying without specialization: at least one course from each of the three areas of specialization (in addition to the three general obligatory courses). In the Artificial Intelligence course of study this means completing two courses: Applied Probabilistic Models in Computer and Communication Networks.

·     Two Master's degree seminars (4 semestrial hours).

·     The course: "Workshop for Advanced Projects".

Transfer from a track without a thesis to a track with a thesis

Transfer from a track without a thesis to a track with a thesis is conditional on:

·      Average grade of 85% and above (in at least 4 courses) in the first year of study.

·     Finding a supervisor for the thesis.

For more information, refer to the Department of Computer Science website.

 

Last modified: 14/09/2017