Master's in Mechanical Engineering in Belgium

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Mechanical Engineering

A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.

Mechanical engineering is the manufacturing of products that move. It encompasses the entire production process, from drafting an idea for an item, to understanding the mechanics necessary to make the item work, to the production of the completed item, to incorporating that item into larger systems.

With university education being upper most level in the education system of the Belgium, the government has put more emphasis to make sure that the students’ lives is made as simple as possible through the loan and grants programs. They offer sponsors for international students with poor and vulnerable backgrounds who would like to study in this country.

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Master of Industrial Sciences: Electromechanical Engineering

KU Leuven - University of Leuven
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Belgium Leuven

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. [+]

Best Masters in Mechanical Engineering in Belgium 2017. 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. Profile Are you a future industrial engineer? Are you a doer and are you fascinated by how and why things are done? Then you must be a future industrial engineer! - You enjoy looking into how to implement new ideas and improve old ones; - You prepare abstract designs for implementation in a business environment; - You like to link theory to practice; - You aim for a position of responsibility that allows you to apply your knowledge to concrete challenges in the day-to-day workings of a company; - You are eager to develop excellent communication and management skills. Objectives 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. International Students Diversity and an open mind are vital elements in the international learning and work environment at the Group T campus. The student population, staff, and guests come from all corners of the world, turning our campus into a true intercultural nexus for bachelor- and graduate-level education, university-industry collaboration, innovation and professional development. Advantages for international students - All of our undergraduate and graduate degree programmes are offered in English. English is ubiquitous both inside and outside the classroom. If you've mastered English, you'll feel right at home. - Admission to our programmes is not based on an entrance exam. Anyone with the necessary background can apply. - An engineering degree from KU Leuven's Group T campus is a stepping stone to universities and businesses worldwide. Our international network ensures that your degree is recognised by educational institutes and companies in Europe and across the globe. - Leuven is one of Europe's oldest university towns and is located in the heart of Western Europe - just 20 minutes from Brussels, and within easy reach of Paris, Amsterdam, and London. - Tuition fees are markedly lower than those of comparable universities in the US or the UK. Also, Leuven is a mid-sized university town, so cost-of-living expenses tend to be lower than those of other university towns. - The International Office at KU Leuven, Group T Campus has years of experience in welcoming international students from universities worldwide. [-]

Master in Mechanical Engineering - taught in FRENCH

University of Mons
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Mons

The skills developed during the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering are very wide. They are based on a common formation, the choice of a specialising field and the progressive and coordinated organization of personal works. [+]

This program is taught in FRENCH. The skills developed during the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering are very wide. They are based on a common formation, the choice of a specialising field and the progressive and coordinated organization of personal works. Profile of the programme The common core programme provides a background in solid and fluid mechanics, in machinery, in heat transfer and in design/production. One third of the training is customised by the choice of one of three specialising field: The Controlled Systems focus allows to get into design of automated and mechatronic systems focusing on advanced integration of components from different technologies. The focus is mainly on continuous industrial processes and electronic controls. The Energy and Power Systems focus considers rational management of energy and on sustainable development. With this training, the engineer can play a vital role in the control of various processes for production, conversion and transmission of power and energy while reducing their harmful effects. This field directly benefits from the research done by the Energy Cluster. The Machine Design and Production Engineering focus provides an additional training in the design, production, operation and maintenance of mechanical systems in traditional industrial sectors. In particular, ones can notice courses offered in computer-aided kinematics and dynamics and in reliability of industrial plants. This training is linked to the Risk Cluster of the FPMs. Personal work and professional experience amount to 40% of the total study load. This enables integration and gradual application of skills acquired throughout the curriculum. In addition to the master thesis, the student in mechanical engineering carries out a second major personal assignment under the form of a project in the final year. This work, associated to the specialising field, enables to put into practice the specific skills of the specialization. It places the student in the position of the engineer who is assigned mission defined by industry. The master thesis contributes to research and development training and is a specific feature of engineering education. For example, among the various personal works, ones can find the following topics: Study, design and manufacture of a vehicle for the Shell Eco-Marathon competition; Simulation and vibration behaviour of a tennis racket ; Design, manufacture and development of a gyro-stabilised platform for radio-controlled helicopter performing aerial videos ; Study, design, manufacture and development of a robot for robotics cups; Experimental and numerical study of the improvement of heat transfer in spray cooling ; Improving vehicle efficiency (hybridation) ; Development of a simulation model of refrigeration plants; Modeling, analysis and optimisation of flysurf sails. Mechanical Engineering students can stay in a foreign institution in order to achieve part of their studies. Thus, each year some students carry out their Master thesis in the context of student exchange programmes such as Socrates-Erasmus (University of Stuttgart, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, INSA Lyon, Trinity College Dublin, Heriot-Watt University, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg) and CIME (Laval University, Quebec). Others choose to obtain a double degree by spending two years in another institution of the TIME network (SUPAERO, Ecole Centrale de Lille, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid) to which FPMs belongs. In the context of these international exchanges, FPMs also hosts foreign students in the framework of their Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering. Key learning outcomes By the end of their programme in Engineering Sciences, the master graduates will be able to: Demonstrate expertise and versatility in the sciences and technology Formulate and analyse complex problems Adopt an applied scientific approach Innovate Implement solutions Plan and carry out projects in engineering Work in and lead a team Master scientific and technical communication Practice interpersonal communication appropriate to each context Be a critical, reflexive and independent professional Be a responsible person, in step with the stakes of society By the end of this specific course programme, the students will be able to: Master the basic principles governing the mechanics of solids and fluids, heat transfer and energy, the dynamic and vibrating behaviour of systems and the operation of machinery; Master the graphical modes and the techniques of representation of objects; Design and optimize mechanical systems or complete processes; For the focus on Machine Design and Production Engineering Design and define the optimal sizing of mechanical systems; Develop and operate units of mechanical production and ensure their maintenance and the quality control. For the focus on Energy and Power Systems Design and operate processes for production, conversion and transmission of power and energy; Ensure sound management of energy in industrial processes. For the focus on Controlled Systems Design and pilot mechatronic or automated systems; Incorporate and control components from different technologies, in varying operating conditions. Occupational profiles The Mechanical Engineering graduate from the FPMs is a generalist who has a wide range of skills and is therefore appreciated as a researcher and developer, designer, producer and manager of machinery, equipment and systems. He or she naturally finds his place in mechanical manufacturing industries in which he or she is required to develop new equipment (engines, vehicles, machinery, robots, ...). Within design offices, he or she takes part in the design of complete mechanical systems in response to client needs. He or she conceives their automatic steering with feedback systems to be adapted to varying operating conditions. In research and development, the mechanical engineer contributes to the creation of new products or processes. This activity is particularly important in leading sectors such as aerospace, aeronautics, automotive, biomedical... The production engineer is responsible for the production of goods and equipment. He or she implements its technical expertise and its skills in organizational problems. In the energy field, he or she provides innovative solutions in the design and optimisation for production and conversion of energy systems. The maintenance engineer is responsible for the availability of manufacturing units. Mechanical engineers are also employed to perform other varied functions. If initially, mechanical engineers are recruited on account of their technical skills, the evolution of their career often leads them to take more responsibility for management and organization. Access to further studies The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering provides a professional qualification. The majority of graduates directly orient their activity towards a career in business. Some of them extend or deepen their education either by a complementary Master or a PhD in engineering science. Mode of study Full time [-]

Master in Engineering Technology

Lessius
Campus Full time September 2017 Belgium Mechelen

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 [+]

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.... [-]