M.Sc. On Campus

Engineering - Computer Science

KU Leuven

24 months
6600 EUR/year
961 EUR/year
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The Master of Engineering - Computer Science at KU Leuven will teach you how to lead advanced software projects with as main aspects the specifications, the design, the implementation, the testing and the maintenance of software systems. 


We live in a digital world. Computers and software play a central role in society: in companies, in education and research, and in our daily lives. Year after year, our daily activities become more connected with the digital dimension. In this context, the Department of Computer Science steers the most novel evolutions and develops the technology required for the next generation of applications.

You will learn to analyse complex problems in a structured way, and to model and reason about them at different levels of abstraction. Furthermore, you will receive training in the necessary, transferable skills to tackle complex research questions, formulate your own research goals, and successfully achieve them, as well as tools for achieving effective communication; stimulating a broad societal view on the relevance of computer science and technology today.

To acquire knowledge and understanding of a formal disciplined approach to computer science, the programme includes a range of relevant concepts, tools and techniques, such as algorithms, programming language concepts, programming skills, software design patterns, software development methods, and software architectures. The programme also includes the theoretical principles underpinning these topics. This is a solid basis to cope with future developments in computer science.


As a Master of Engineering - Computer Science at KU Leuven alumnus/-a, a very wide range of professional opportunities opens up for you, both quantitatively and broadly. You will use your expert domain knowledge to find creative solutions for new problems in the context of fast changing environments. As an engineer you are very appreciated because of your adaptability and your ability to assimilate new knowledge areas and emerging technologies.

Software engineers can be found in very different kinds of jobs, in different kinds of companies, and in different areas of society. Some will focus on the design and architecture of software systems, some combine their knowledge about hardware and software, and others steer as heads of ICT software projects for various end users or industrial sectors, government, administration and the non-profit sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design of Software Systems
  • Declarative Languages
  • Distributed Systems
  • Principles of Machine Learning
  • Software Architecture
  • Modelling of Complex Systems
  • Fundamentals for Computer Science
  • Comparative Programming Languages

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Since this master programme is designed specifically for international students, the actual access policy will necessarily be based on previous programme content, rather than specific degrees. Degrees mentioned below are degrees awarded in Flanders (Belgium) and have direct access. Applicants should have completed an academic Bachelor’s programme, either in Engineering Science with strong components in computer science and mathematics, or in Informatics or Computer Science with a strong component of mathematics.
  • Applicants should provide the core documents as required by the KU Leuven and some master specific compulsory additional documents.
  • In order to be considered for admission, applicants are required to submit their GRE score.

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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