M.Sc. On Campus

Electrical Engineering

KU Leuven

24 months
6600 EUR/year
961 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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KU Leuven is already preparing the next generation of integrated systems – will you be involved? The master of Electrical Engineering at KU Leuven  gives you an in-depth training in the software and hardware design of electronic systems. 


Electricity and electronic systems have been the driver towards a modern society, providing welfare and comfort, clean solutions and new smart applications. An example is the smartphone, which makes use of advanced ICT and multimedia for its interface, new sensors for wearables and advanced secure communication. The trend is to make applications which are smaller, more interconnected, secure, smarter and efficient. These systems will depend on miniature devices omnipresent in the digital environment.

Applications executed by these networked systems will be rich in multimedia content and will require system-wide security and privacy features. Interconnected applications in the energy domain will provide sustainable and reliable energy, relying on active consumers while making use of automated processes. Our goal is to equip you with the necessary technical skills and methods to contribute to the creation of this digital environment. The program counts four options, each with their own emphasis.

Career after the master of Electrical Engineering at KU Leuven

The Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT) is the university's largest department and was the starting point of imec, a world leader in nanotech research and products. The faculty also has excellent professional connections with industry leaders. Thanks in part to the programme's strong link between education and research, employment perspectives for graduates are high.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital Signal Processing for Communications and Information Systems
  • Analog and Mixed-Signal Electronics for Signal Processing
  • Building Blocks for Telecom Systems
  • Design of Digital Platforms
  • Design and Implementation of Analog Circuits

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applications are evaluated by both KU Leuven Admissions Office and the relevant Master’s programme director. Admission is ultimately at the discretion of the Faculty. In order to be considered for admission, applicants are required to submit their GRE score. Please contact ETS requesting an original score card to be forwarded to us using the following Institutional Code: 0749. Students who obtained a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in one of the EEA countries, the UK, or Switzerland are exempted from providing GRE scores.
  • Bachelor of science programme of minimum 3 years (180 ECTS credit points) in electrical engineering
  • Bachelor of science programme of minimum 3 years (180 ECTS credit points) in a related field (e.g., physics, computer engineering, computer science) but with a proven knowledge of the basics of electrical engineering

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6600 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    961 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 961 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Leuven

810 - 1280 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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