The cornerstones of this programme are mechanical design and energy conversion. The former starts with an idea that is shaped in a graphical design and results in a finished product through choice of materials, simulation and production technique. Energy conversion is aimed at all aspects of energy efficiency in this process and ranges in practice from electrical controls and automation to thermal power plants, combustion engines, climatisation, etc.
Intelligent Manufacturing option
The issues covered in this option include the latest production techniques; the way production systems operate; and the intrinsic relationship between production and other business processes, especially the design process. At the core of this option are the possibilities that computer-based systems offer in this context. Moreover, you learn to factor in the tension between technology, economics, and the environment and ergonomics.
Intelligent Mechanics option
The option Intelligent Mechanics relates to designing, developing and optimising automated mechanical machines. Based on a strong background in electricity and mechanics, you delve more deeply into aspects like advanced design methods, electronic operations, controls, measures and drives, data communication and visualisation methods.
Intelligent Mobility option
Intelligent Mobility deals with the sustainable application of smart solutions. Its application area is very broad, but examples include: fitting electric or hybrid cars with intelligent recharging systems and designing vehicles that can warn each other about accidents or traffic jams. Intelligent Mobility also has to do with choosing materials or production methods that have the smallest ecological impact possible, and optimally syncing transportation systems to one another.
This is an initial master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis.
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. 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 Master of Industrial Sciences in Electromechanical Engineering is capable of: · selecting, formulating, analyzing and answering appropriately a research question of his own choice based on a theoretical or practical problem in his area of technology while taking into consideration the paradigms and making use of appropriate research methodology. · achieving maximum efficiency from products and machinery through computer-aided engineering in areas of dimension and control, materials design, kinematic, dynamic and thermal behaviour. · analyzing and structuring problems of production control at the level of computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) and designing and implementing controls for installations. · managing technology and communicating efficiently the results of his own work, study and research. · continuing the process of self-education as well as coaching others in their development as individuals and professionals. · integrating relevant research, work and/or study experiences acquired in other environments either at home or abroad. · functioning and cooperating in multidisciplinary and international teams through project work and through an exchange of views and opinions. · recognizing and taking into consideration the ethical, economic, ecological and aesthetic aspects and implications of his actions.
Depending on your interest, your engineering profile can range from technological expert to company manager.
Recipient: KU Leuven
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