Master in Engineering Technology

Lessius

Program Description

Master in Engineering Technology

Lessius

Master in Engineering Technology
 

The founding of the Department of Technology Engineering dates back to the aftermath of the First World War, when Belgium was in great need of technical engineers to rebuild the country. Polyvalent engineers in the field of electro-mechanics were the first to obtain their degree in 1926.

Soon afterwards civil construction and chemistry were added to the curriculum, and finally, after the Second World War, electronics. So far over 7000 engineers have graduated from the Department.

1976 saw the creation of 'Labo De Nayer', an independent research laboratory accredited by the government that runs tests for the industry and the government. The laboratory, which boasts a division of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) certification, provides consultancy on technical matters and does applied, industrial research.

At present the Department of Technology Engineering is part of the Associated Faculty of Industrial and Biosciences of the University of Leuven.

The Department runs five MA programmes: 

  • MA in construction engineering
  • MA in electro-mechanical engineering (automotive engineering, energy and automation)
  • MA in biochemical engineering
  • MA in chemical engineering
  • MA in engineering in electronics-ICT

CURRICULUM


Compulsory course
 

  • A Interdisciplinary course: Survival Dutch


Fields of study: Electronics, Electro-mechanics, (Bio)chemistry, Building construction, Energy.


Optional courses

On top of the compulsory course Survival Dutch, students can choose courses for a maximum of 27 ECTS per semester.  
 

Mechelen University College remains the right to change the learning agreement upon arrival if the student doesn’t meet the requirements to enter the course.
 
Attention: the combination of courses can be restricted by planning issues and will be communicated beforehand.


  • Interdisciplinary course:  Ethical Managerial Problem Solving (E-ICT/EM/En/C/B)
  • Interdisciplinary course: Intercultural Communication (E-ICT/EM/En/C/B)
  • Design and problem solving: project (EM/En/B)
  • Design and problem solving: project (EM/En/B)
  • Numerical simulation techniques (EM/En)
  • Digital synthesis lab (E-ICT/EM)
  • Master thesis (E-ICT/EM/En/C/B)

 
Field of study: E-ICT = Electronics-ICT, EM= electro-mechanics, C = (bio)chemistry, B = Building construction, En = energy.


SURVIVAL DUTCH
 
This language course ‘Dutch for foreign students’ focuses on the basic language skills one needs to survive in a ‘Dutch speaking region’.   


Course Content: Gradually your competence and confidence in speaking, reading and writing Dutch will be built up, starting from the day to day life.  ICT is used in order to give everybody the opportunity to follow his/her own tempo. Communication exercises in and outside the classroom are very important in this course.

Assessment: Active participation during class, preparing homework on regular basis.  Oral Exam in January.
 
Prerequisites: Good knowledge of the English language

  • B1 (speaking, understanding and reading)
  • A2 (Writing)

according CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for
languages)


ETHICAL MANAGERIAL PROBLEM SOLVING

Language: English
 
Course objectives: Understanding business ethics based upon a managerial approach.
 
Course Content: Concepts are introduced that can be used to guide managers who want to understand their own ethical behavior and the behavior of others in the organization. Practical guidance is provided to those who wish to lead their team, department or organization in an ethical direction. The course is loaded with examples that reflect the ethical dilemmas facing individual employees and managers at all levels. Very practical tools are offered for the ethical decision making process.

Assessment: N.N.


Prerequisites: Good knowledge of the English language

  • B1 (speaking, understanding and reading)
  • A2 (Writing)

according CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for
languages)



INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION

Language: English

Course objectives:

  • The student reflects on his / her own cultural frame and examines what impact this has on one's performance in group  
  • The student shows respect for cultural differences  
  • The student has knowledge and understanding of some basic concepts of intercultural communication  
  • The student demonstrates understanding of (inter) personal, situational and cultural factors in intercultural communication  
  • The student translates these insights into the analysis of a concrete case  


Course Content: Daily interaction with colleagues, customers, managers, parents, students from other cultures can be exciting but not always so obvious. This course provides the necessary knowledge, skills and practical handles to effectively deal with diversity in your future work, but also in daily life.  

Assessment: Portfolio

Prerequisites: Good knowledge of the English language

  • B1 (speaking, understanding and reading)
  • A2 (Writing)

according CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for
languages)



DESIGN AND PROBLEM SOLVING PROJECT
 
Language: English
 
Study Field: Engineering technology

Course objectives: Proof of solving an aspect of an engineering problem through a student project. Projects are defined in the different research groups of Lessius, Campus De Nayer.

Assessment: Report and presentation of results.

Prerequisites: Good knowledge of the English language

  • B1 (speaking, understanding and reading)
  • A2 (Writing)

according CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for
languages)



NUMERICAL SIMULATION TECHNIQUES: FEA

Language: English  


Study Field: Engineering technology


Course objectives: Learn to use FEA (Finite element analysis) for structural design as an engineering tool for robust design.


Course Content:

  • Introduction to FEA
    FEA for linear static structural calculations
    Types of calculations, elements, load and constraints
    Case studies with different types of calculation.


Assessment: Written reports on assignments.


Prerequisites: Good knowledge of the English language

  • B1 (speaking, understanding and reading)
  • A2 (Writing)

according CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for
languages)

  • Knowledge of strength of materials, mechanics, material sciences.



DIGITAL SYNTHESIS LAB

Language: English

Study Field: Engineering technology

Course Content: Design of a digital Spread-Spectrum communication module on FPGA using VHDL language

Assessment: Written reports on assignments.

Prerequisites: Good knowledge of the English language

  • B1 (speaking, understanding and reading)
  • A2 (Writing)

according CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for
languages)

  • Basics of digital electronics.




MASTER THESIS

Language: English

Study Field: Engineering technology

Course objectives: The master thesis is the synthesis of the degree studies. Student will show by solving an engineering case or research that he has the competences and knowledge to work as an engineer in his field or study.

Assessment: Assessment on written report (thesis works) and public presentation for a panel with academic and industrial members

Prerequisites: Good knowledge of the English language

  • B1 (speaking, understanding and reading)
  • A2 (Writing)

according CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for
languages)

Other courses

Following courses can be taken as an individual self-study:


Autumn semester

  • CAE design (EM, En, B)



Spring semester

  • Manufacturing techniques, laboratories (EM, En)
  • Manufacturing techniques, theory (EM, En)
  • Advanced PCB laboratory (E-ICT, EM)
  • Digital techniques laboratory and theory (E-ICT, EM)


Field of study: E-ICT = Electronics-ICT, EM= electro-mechanics, C = (bio)chemistry, B = Building
construction, En = energy.

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