Masters degrees in Electromechanical Engineering offer advanced study of electrically-operated mechanical devices.
Taught MSc degrees are typical for the field, though research oriented MRes and MPhil programmes may also be available at some institutions. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Mechanical Engineering.
Courses in this field are often highly interdisciplinary, combining methods and techniques from disciplines such as Graphic Design, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Physics.
Training includes the processes involved with Electromechanical production, from graphic design and materials selection, to prototyping, simulation and manufacture. You will cover processes such as control systems design, computational fluid dynamics, kinetics and energy conversion, with the aim of improving their energy efficiency and sustainability.
Theory and practices will cover a broad range of systems, from electrical controls in smart technologies, to automation, power plants and large combustion engines. You may specialise your studies depending on your interests, focussing perhaps on computerised systems and data communication, or production techniques and business strategies.
Careers are highly varied and may include manufacturing management, consultancy for transport and utilities companies, or policy and regulation within public services.
The Master of Science in Engineering: Mechanical Engineering is a general training programme integrating all disciplines of basic sciences, engineering and technology. An essential element of the mechanical engineering curriculum at KU Leuven is the direct training of each student in a real-life industrial or research setting. Following up on the design assignment in the Bachelor's programme, the Master's programme brings the student in close contact with the industrial reality.
The Master's programme in Mechanical Engineering has three versions:
The programme consists of five modules.
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 coursesand from a list of general interest courses.
The final component is the Master's thesis, which represents 20% of the credits of the entire curriculum.
The Erasmus+ programme gives students the opportunity to complete one or two semesters of their degree at a participating European university. Student exchange agreements are also in place with Japanese and American universities.
Students are also encouraged to learn more about industrial and research internships abroad by contacting our Internship Coordinator. Internships are scheduled in between two course phases of the Master’s programme (in the summer period after the second semester and before the third semester).
These studying abroad opportunities and internships are complemented by the short summer courses offered via the Board of European Students of Technology (BEST) network. This student organisation allows students to follow short courses in the summer period between the second and the third semester. The Faculty of Engineering Science is also member of the international networks CESAER, CLUSTER and T.I.M.E.
You can find more information on this topic on the website of the Faculty.
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 constant. A study by the Royal Flemish Engineers Association, identifies the specific sectors in which graduated mechanical engineers are employed.
Mechanical design and energy conversion are the cornerstones of this programme. Mechanical design begins with an idea, which is then shaped in a graphical design and executed into a finished product through a choice of materials, simulation and production techniques. Energy conversion is aimed at all aspects of energy efficiency in this process and ranges from electrical controls and automation to thermal power plants, combustion engines, etc.
You specialise in one of following options:
Add an in-company or project-based learning experience to your master's programme
You can augment your master's programme with the Postgraduate Programme Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering. This programme is made up by a multifaceted learning experience in and with a company, with an innovative engineering challenge as the central assignment. It is carried out in a team setting, has a distinct international dimension, and usually requires a multidisciplinary approach. Entrepreneurs and students alike are encouraged to innovate, transfer knowledge and grow. It is a unique cross-fertilisation between company and classroom.
The Faculty of Engineering Technology maintains close ties with universities around the world. At Campus Group T, more than 20% of the engineering students are international students. They represent 65 different nationalities from all over the world. This international network extends not just to Europe, but also to China, Southeast Asia, India, Ethiopia and beyond.
Campus Group T is the only campus of the faculty who offers all the degree programmes in the business language par excellence: English. The language is ubiquitous both inside and outside the classroom. If you've mastered English, you feel right at home. And if you want to explore more of the world, you can do part of your training at a university outside Belgium as an exchange student.
This master's programme brings students to the advanced level of knowledge and skills that is associated with scientific work in the broad sense, and more particularly to those areas of the engineering sciences that are related to electromechanics. They have the necessary creativity to employ technological and scientific principles for the qualitative design, development and production of devices, machines and their individual parts, as well as for the optimization and automation of industrial processes. They are capable of conducting scientific research, in which they take into account economic conditions, managerial implications and ethical aspects. The students are trained to function in a team and take on responsibility.
Degree holders are able to apply the acquired scientific knowledge autonomously and in a broad social context. They possess the necessary organisational skills to hold executive positions.
Depending on your interest, your engineering profile can range from technological expert to company manager.
Have you ever wanted to invent something mechanical, prevent environmental damage to a building from floods, fire, explosions, landslides and other natural disasters, understand risks and reliability across buildings, renewables, and other areas? Do you want to improve quality of life across environmental remediation, farming, smart grid, green technology, food production, housing, transportation, safety, security, healthcare and water? Do you find it fascinating to try to make things work from what you have available? There will be plenty of major challenges to get involved with in the coming years crossing over into Nano technologies, advanced materials, electronic printing, grapheme technologies, wearable's, 3d printing, renewables and recycling and biotechnologies. Technology now means that you can design and engineer from anywhere in the world, including your home. Advanced Mechanical Engineering looks at computational mechanics, response to materials and reliability engineering. The Victorians set up some of the most advanced mechanical engineering of our times and in many ways they were the biggest mechanical engineering innovators ever.
This programme specialises in mechanical engineering so you are becoming proficient in designing anything that has background moving parts to allow it to work such as engines, motor driven devices and the effects of nature on mechanical objects and their ability to perform. You also look at how material composition can alter performance issues and provide new innovative methods to solve challenges in every day life and natural and other risks to machinery in all situations. Your employment options are very varied, you may want to work within consumer goods to design and improve everyday objects like white goods, or you may like to be involved in very large scale hydro electric and power driving machinery in energy , manufacturing or large scale developments, or you may decide to get involved in innovation and enterprise yourself.
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The collaborative degree shows a level of commitment to the development of technical and professional skills that would impress any employer. Students – and potential employers – also benefit from the knowledge gained from faculty at two institutions. With the increasing globalization of the technical workforce, degrees that span institutions and provide an international perspective are particularly valuable.
In today’s competitive technology environment, top opportunities are going to skilled engineers who have a wide-range of professional capabilities. Aero-Systems Operations (AESOP) is an exceptional program joining UBx expertise in maintenance with UC expertise in engineering. Students at each university may purse UC CEAS' Master of Engineering (MEng) and UBx’s International Diploma collaboratively.
The AESOP curriculum offers a practice-oriented, personalized degree that prepares engineers to excel in the new working world. Advantages of the graduate degree include:
Core at UC, Fall Semester (9 Credits)
Technical Specialty at UC, Fall Semester (6 Credits)
Choose 2 Courses from Any of the Following Department Offerings:
Aero System Operations at UBx, Spring Semester (12 credits)
Airworthiness UBx/ENAC (Mandatory)
Each Module includes theory, applications and lab (3 credits – choose 1)
Each Module includes theory, applications and lab (6 credits – choose 1)
Capstone Project at UBx, Spring Semester (3 Credits, Mandatory)