Mechanical Engineering

KU Leuven

24 months
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Mechanical engineering is the preferred branch of knowledge for realising the incorporation of these and integrating almost all disciplines of contemporary technology. The Master of Mechanical Engineering at KU Leuven is a general training programme integrating all disciplines of basic sciences, engineering and technology. 


The Mechanical Engineering at KU Leuven 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 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 in the labour market is strong and consistent.

A study by the Royal Flemish Engineers Association identifies the key sectors in which graduated mechanical engineers are employed:

  • mechanical engineering
  • off-shore and maritime engineering
  • automation industry
  • electrical industry
  • chemical industry
  • environmental engineering
  • the energy sector
  • the financial, banking and insurance sector
  • the communications sector
  • the transportation sector

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Numerical Modelling in Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Drive Systems
  • Theory of Elasticity and Plasticity
  • Integrated Project
  • Sensors and Measurements Systems
  • Control Theory
  • Systems and Control Theory

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

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applications are evaluated by both KU Leuven admissions office and the relevant Master programme director. 
  • Admission is ultimately at the discretion of the faculty. GRE scores assist application processing and are strongly recommended.

After admission procedure

  • Bachelor of Engineering: Mechanical Engineering

Tuition Fee


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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