Students in the non-thesis track are required to complete a total of 36 hours of study, and students in the research track (thesis) are required to complete a total of 32 hours. Courses include seminars, mandatory and elective courses, and field projects.
Students in the non-thesis track are required to prepare a final assignment based on their fieldwork. Students in the research track are required to write a research thesis.
Each student is required to complete two seminars of 6-7 hours in total (one mandatory and one elective), 12 hours of mandatory courses, and 4 hours of fieldwork. Students in the thesis track are also required to participate in a thesis workshop. Students are required to take 14 hours of elective courses in the standard track and 6 hours of elective courses in the thesis track to complete the total requirement of 36 and 32 hours, respectively.
Mandatory courses will be concentrated in a single weekday and take place over 11-12 weeks per semester. Two additional days per semester will be dedicated to field trips and visits to relevant sites in Israel, where students will be able to witness first hand the deployment of innovative technologies and interventions related to sustainable development.
Electives can be chosen from dedicated courses that will be offered by the program, courses in other international programs in the university, or from courses in other faculties such as engineering, exact or life sciences contingent on relevance to development and approval by the program head.