The Master of Science in Engineering: Mechanical Engineering is a general training programme, which offers you the choice between application-oriented and generic methodological approach, with many of the courses enjoying close links to the top-level industrial research of the programme’s lecturers. This ongoing link with the world of industry offers you an advanced, up-to-date content, leading to cutting edge research and development that has resulted in spin-off companies and innovation-driven entrepreneurship.
The first major component is the core module in mechanical engineering. The second major component is one of five options, which have been put together in a complementary way.
Three generic options:
Two application oriented options:
The third and fourth components in the programme structure concern a set of elective courses, to be chosen from a list of technical courses and from a list of general interest courses.
Master's thesis: which represents 20% of the credits of the entire curriculum.
Is this the right programme for me?
A car is a complex system which consists of very different kinds of materials equipped with an energy-efficient combustion engine and/or electric motor and a multitude of on-board intelligent systems. It must be quiet and safe for occupants and other road users, and must meet many other increasingly stringent requirements. An electric shaver, a hair dryer, kitchen robot, a refrigerator and a washing machine - these machines may seem somewhat less complex, but they, too, are being further refined thanks to the integration of state-of-the-art technology.
The same applies to surgical robots, advanced production machines and satellites for telecommunications and earth observation. In short, all products in modern society arose from the merger of different technical disciplines. Mechanical engineering is the preferred integrator specialised for realising this. Technological developments in mechanical engineering are often a catalyst for innovations in related domains. New production techniques make it possible to further miniaturise electromechanical systems. This requires a multidisciplinary training and a curriculum in which all these technologies get the place they deserve, no more but certainly no less.
The field of mechanical engineering is very wide. Mechanical engineers find employment in many industrial sectors thanks to our broad training programme. Demand for this engineering degree on the labour market is very strong and consistent.
A study by the Royal Flemish Engineers Association, identifies the specific sectors in which graduated mechanical engineers are employed.
Elective courses (6 Modules)
General Broadening Courses
General Interest Courses
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score:
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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