Since it appeared the aerospace sector has played a pioneering role and acted as a motor in the development of technologies, whether it be a case of improving existing materials or developing new ones, designing suitable methods of constructing high resistance light structures, optimizing the structures and the means of propulsion or of orientating the development of electronic, computer and telecommunication systems.
Aeronautics and aerospace are fields par excellence in which performance is an obligation: maximum quality, reliability and safety are imperatives which come before that of cost. Several percentage points of weight saved at large cost can sometimes increase tenfold a project's return, and even sometimes determine its viability.
To achieve such objectives, computer aided design and fabrication methods are today used in a systematic manner.
An education unique in the French Speaking Belgium
The goal aimed at is a precise one: to train engineers specialized in aeronautic and aerospace technologies. We will thus teach you to master the state of the art techniques in mechanics, as well as the computer simulation of the physical phenomena linked to this domain. The education is founded on the knowledge required to rise to the design and research offices and more particularly on the advanced knowledge of aerodynamics, continuum media mechanics, structure calculations (static, dynamic, thermal), C.A.D. (computer aided design), propulsion means and materials. As a part of your final project, you will also have the opportunity to do an internship in a company or a research centre.
2 Masters programmes
Master with Research Focus
The 30 credits specific to this educational outcome allow you to develop and deepen your knowledge in space industry or aeronautics techniques. You have to choose a group of courses comprising 30 credits in total. The courses offered cover very precise technical domains such as experimental aerodynamics, fracture mechanics, the design of space equipment and satellites, propulsion techniques in space, the principles of analogue and digital telecommunication, etc.
Master with Professional Focus in Management
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Whether the Masters taken is with Research Focus or with Professional Focus, the professional openings are varied and numerous for an aerospace civil engineer. As the field's numerous companies installed in Belgium bear witness to, Wallonia has forged a great reputation in the space and aeronautics sector.1 The European construction industry obviously offers much wider job opportunities to graduates interested by a career in aeronautics and the space industry. A good number of ex-students have already chosen to make a career in the large European consortiums.
Nonetheless, as not all the students will necessary decide on a career in the aerospace fields, the curriculum continues to promote the general nature of the education in advanced techniques instead of favouring education programmes which are too specific. The insertion of graduates in all the non aerospace electro-mechanical industries is thus widely facilitated.
For a general overview of the career paths connected to Engineering studies, consult in addition the site http://www.ingenieur-metiers.be
Last updated June 14, 2016