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Introduction

The University of Liege wants to make you responsible for your education by encouraging participative teaching, multidisciplinarity, mobility and placements.

ULg provides one of the largest and most varied educational offers in the country. In these pages, you will find a full presentation of the courses at the ULg and their professional goals. You will also read explanations on their organisation.

University life has its pace, its highlights and its moments of relaxation. It is important to have a clear vision of the organisation of the academic year in order to appropriately manage your schedule so that you can take full advantage of the experience.

Your course at the ULg will be certified by a diploma. This will attest to the knowledge and experience that you have acquired. Discover here how the exams are organized, the appraisal and credit allocation method and what the ULg implements to improve the quality of the education. All of the academic rules are also made available on this website.

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Erasmus Mundus: Master in Georesources Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Belgium Liege

The program aims to educate tomorrow's leaders in the field of georesources exploitation. Skilled people will be intensively trained to meet today's industrial expectations. [+]

Erasmus Mundus: Master in Georesources Engineering EMerald is a two-year full English Master Program educating a new generation of young professionals, integrating a perfect knowledge of available mineral resources and modern engineering technologies. It gives the students the opportunity to develop a broad and multidisciplinary view of georesources processing from cradle to grave and beyond. Modern computer-based technologies used in resource characterization (digital imaging, tomography,…) and in resource modelling (geostatistics, 4D GIS,…) is the backbone of this degree, the objective of which is to train skilled engineers capable of using the most advanced exploration and modelling technologies available. EMerald is a joint organisation of 4 top-level Universities in the field of georesources. Student mobility The interaction with the European culture is essential to Erasmus Mundus programs. EMerald considers as essential to foster students to enhance networking and team spirit. Therefore, the student mobility scheme is as linear and simple as possible so that you get to know the partner institutions. You have the chance to study and to perform your master thesis in one of these institutions. Associated universities and industries will provide opportunities for research and internships. In this perspective, Liège will have the mission to welcome students and make sure they have the required background. Nancy will be responsible for more advanced knowledge in georesources modelling and Luleå will take care of a more in-depth education in mineral resources and processing. The mobility scheme is: 1st semester: Université de Liège - Belgium 2nd semester: Université de Lorraine - ENSG Nancy - France 3rd semester: Luleå Tekniska Universitet - Sweden 4th semester: One of the previous or Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg - Germany All four universities will host students for their master thesis. A final get-together conference and a graduation ceremony will be organized every year in a central location. Objectives The program aims to educate tomorrow's leaders in the field of georesources exploitation. Skilled people will be intensively trained to meet today's industrial expectations: People with strong theoretical background and thoroughness People acquainted to lab and field works Open-minded and multilingual people The program aims at finding the right balance between knowledge of mineral resources (geology, resource characterisation, reserve estimation, modelling) and processing (comminution, preconcentration, leaching, waste disposal,etc..). The program also includes a broader view on life cycle analysis of mineral resources and urban mining potential. It includes a series of professional seminars to shed light on strategic issues, economic and environmental challenges, social dimensions of mining operations, etc. The geometallurgical perspective on mineral resources is the heart of the program philosophy. Modern teaching involving project-based learning, team-working and field work will be promoted throughout the cursus. Students will also travel across Europe and discover its many faces and cultures. The consortium will deliver a triple diploma: Master en Sciences de l'Ingénieur Géologue - ENSG Nancy Master in Georesources Engineering - LTU Ingénieur Civil des Mines et Géologue - ULg Program and Structure Structure The program is designed to focus on the following major aspects of georesources engineering: Characterisation, Processing and Modelling. The courses content will be continuously reviewed by the Strategic Advisory Board (SAB). This board gathers senior experts with more than 20 years experience in the georesources exploitation industries. The strategic advisory board will also organize special seminars on topics that are not traditionally covered by the Universities. Last, the SAB will help organize field trips and internships. Language of Instruction The EMerald master is an English-taught program. However, the mobility will make sure that all students get acquainted with different European languages (German, French, Swedish) and cultures. This might be an additional incentive. French for example is often required for geoengineers aiming to work in Africa. ECTS: European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System ECTS system is a student-centred system aimed at facilitating student's mobility and based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a program, objectives preferably specified in terms of learning outcomes and competences to be acquired. An Erasmus Mundus Master Course carries between a minimum of 60 and up to maximum 120 ECTS credits, where student workload generally amounts to around 1500-1800 hours per year and one credit stands for around 25-30 working hours (meaning lectures, seminars, independent reading, research and academic writing, exams, etc). EMerald is a 120 ECTS credits program. Duration & academic calendar The EMerald Master is organised in 4 semesters (24 months). It accounts for 120 ECTS (European Credits Transfer System). Academic year starts in September. It should be noted that the information below is purely indicative. Each university provides the students with a precise schedule. Applications Applications for 2015 will open in September 2014. Who can apply? The program is aimed at candidates having at least a Bachelor's degree in Engineering with basic knowledge in Geology ( minimum 3 years of study or 180 ECTS credits) or a Bachelor's degree in Sciences with at least 60 ECTS credits in the area of Physics, Chemistry, Geology, or Environmental, Minerals or Metallurgical Engineering or similar. A Master degree or a professional experience is considered as a plus. The program will deliver an engineering diploma, therefore at least 22.5 ECTS in Mathematics at university level are required. However, if we think you have the sufficient skills to be part of the program although you don't add up 22.5 ECTS in mathematics, we will have you take a math class during the refresher semester in Liège. Application process All applicants need to ask for a login and fill out an online application form. Incomplete application forms are no further taken into account. Applications to Erasmus Mundus Scholarships open from September to December: In January, a first selection is made to reject the scholarship applicants that don't have the required academic background to attend the program. At this stage applicants can also be turned down for the lack of a personal motivation letter or english skills . By mid February, application files are assessed and rated by each partner-professor (see below Selection criteria). By mid March, all ratings are compared and gathered to obtain the list of pre-selected candidates. Pre-selected and reservist candidates are informed by e-mail. The list of pre-selected candidates is sent to the European Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) for validation. By the end of April, the EACEA issues the final list of scholarship holders. Applicants who have the minimum requirements but were not granted a scholarship because of their ranking are informed of their eligibility. They can still apply as non-scholarship holder. Applications to the University of Liège partial grant open from September to December: You will be asked in the application webform, whether you want to apply to the Université of Liège partial grant. Once all the Erasmus Mundus grants have been assigned, we will contact directly the students who wished to be awarded that partial grant. Applications without a scholarship: Non-European citizens can apply as non-scholarship holders until the end of April. European citizens can apply as non-scholarship holders until the end of June. Non scholarship holders will need to provide a financial plan to prove that they are able to afford the tuitions fees and living expenses for the two years of the program. Associated Universities Top level institutions with well identified contact persons and interest in geometallurgy are: UCT - Capetown (ZA) UQ - Brisbane (AU) MISIS - Moscow (RU) UChile - Santiago (CL) UFMG - Belo Horizonte (BR) Hacettepe University - Ankara (TR) University of Oulu (FI) East Kazakhstan TU (KZ) These associates will not contribute directly to education but will have an advisory role to the program and will participate in the selection of non-EU students. Close research links will of course stimulate further PhD research with the best EM master students. The associated universities may host a student for his or her master thesis project. Industrial associates The industrial associates will have an advisory role to the program through a Strategic Advisory Board (SAB). They will be asked to contribute to financial costs (hosting events and sponsoring) and will participate in providing internships or technical visits for EMerald students. Strategic Advisory Board This board gathers senior experts with more than 20 years experience in the georesources exploitation industries. It is a consultative organization composed of the Industrial Members having shown their strong interest in the EMerald project. The roles of the SAB are: 1. Promote EMerald within the larger mining community 2. Recommend students for the course program 3. Finance fellowship for students from less favoured countries 4. Advise on the structure, the modules and the content of the courses of the master program 5. Suggest, organize and lead professional seminars (as part of the management module of the course program) 6. Organize guided technical visits to some facilities in Europe Companies that officially support the EMerald program LKAB, SQM, Imerys, Eramet, Nyrstar, Lhoist, ArcelorMittal, Areva, Dundee Precious Metals, Comet Traitements, Clariant, Andritz Separation,... Minerals Engineering International Helmholtz Institute für Ressourcentechnologie Bulgarian Chamber of Mining and Geology Cost of studies Registration Fees Registrations fees for the master program are 8000€/year for non-Europeans and 4000€/year for Europeans. These include : Tuition fees* Management fees ( include laboratory expenses, visit expenses, supervision and running costs etc...) Health insurance *Tuition fees do not include contributions to students unions or comparable. Cost of living Living costs in Europe may be higher than in your home country. That's why it is important to figure out a budget that includes sufficient financial resources to cover your expenses while you are studying. Average personal expenses are around 10.000 €/year ( more information for Belgium, France and Sweden ). Transport Your budget should include travel cost from your country towards Europe as well as the transfers between Universities. Fundings Erasmus Mundus Grant (full grant) Students may benefit from individual scholarships granted by the EACEA (Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency). Category A scholarship Category A scholarships are awarded to students who come from a Non- European country and who are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in these countries. Student who do not fill this criteria may apply for a category B scholarship. The scholarship for Category A Students is divided as follow: Amount I: - For travel and installation (refund with proof of expenses : flight ticket, hostel bill, etc) Amount II: - Participation costs including registration fees and insurance Amount III: - Monthly allowance based on 1000€ monthly allowance for 24 months Category B scholarship Category B scholarships are awarded to EU students or assimilated. European countries include: 28 EU Member States, Iceland, FYROM, Liechtenstein, Turkey and Norway. Category B scholarships have to be considered as a financial contribution to the student's costs. This does not fully cover the cost of studies (see above: 'cost of studies'). The scholarship for Category B students is divided as follow: Amount I: - Not applicable Amount II: - Participation costs including registration fees and insurance Amount III: - Monthly allowance based on 500€ monthly allowance for 24 months N.B. The EU requires that we maintain a geographical balance of admitted students that receive an Erasmus Mundus scholarship. This means that no more than two students from a single country may receive an EM scholarship for the EMerald program. The University of Liège grant (partial grant) Two University of Liège grants are awarded every year to two EMerald students. These grants are a partial financial support because they offer monthly allowance to students but do not cover registration fees (see above). The grant for a European student: 20 monthly payments of 500€ and the refund of a round trip ticket per year between Belgium and the student's country of origin. The grant for a non-European student: 24 monthly payments of 850€ and the refund of a round trip ticket per year between Belgium and the student's country of origin. To apply to this partial grant, you need to fill out the regular application webform where you will be asked whether you wish to apply to this grant. If you are selected, we will get in touch with you directly and let you now the following steps of the application procedure. Other fundings Many countries offer scholarships to study abroad, check out the possibilities in your own country (public funding). Students can ask for scholarships from an industrial sponsor. Check out the websites of the industrial operating in your home country. Scientific societies in the field of georesources may grant scholarships to their student members. [-]

Master in Aerospeace Engineering

Campus Full time September 2016 Belgium Liege

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. [+]

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 Request more information Career opportunities 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 [-]

Master in Architecture

Campus Full time September 2016 Belgium Liege

A human-sized institution, the Faculty of Architecure offers quality outdoor areas that contribute to leisurely relations while acting as a pedagogical support for certain classes as well as an environment for experimentation for workshops. [+]

General objectives to teach students about the specifics of the architectural approach ; to offer an education with a strong variety in terms of content as well as methods (lectures, projects, modules, seminars, workshops...) ; to allow students to open up to the outside world (participation to a many international cooperation networks, mobility and exchanges programmes, study trips, conferences, exhibitions...) ; to encourage students to work in research and do a doctorate in architecture ; to prepare students for the various activities led by architects. Architecture or civil engineering? Alongside the architecture courses, civil engineering is also taught at the ULg in the Faculty of Applied Sciences. The two programmes offer either different courses or similar courses using different approaches and different degrees of detail, with specific specialisations and work prospects: the architecture and civil engineering programmes are complementary. As they are now part of the same institution, the two faculties will have to work closer together, for the benefit of their students. Pedagogical foundations The "creative teaching" methods used by architecture schools offer a mix of theoretical lessons, experimentation and exchanges around the courses' core : the architectural project. This interactive teaching comes alive through the teachers' pedagogical approach. The course aims at providing students with resources that will let them find their own answers, develop their own knowledge and manage their own education. The teaching staff The faculty includes teachers trained in architecture and related fields. Most of the professors are professional architects, meaning they take care to include real-world issues in their lessons. During theoretical courses, they provide the fundamental concepts of their field while adapting them to the situations the future architects will have to face. Liège, an ideal city to study architecture The Faculty of Architecture has its own infrastructures in the Liège's city centre. The art of buildiing is especially alive in Liège : with a wealth of historical monuments and remarkable public and private buildings from all time periods, Liège certainly offers a rich field of observation and experimentation to study architecture. It allows to illustrate a number of theoretical courses (history of architecture, urban planning, sociology, etc.) as well as to provide a true context for the realisation of projects or field studies. This proximity also gives you the opportunity to easily come into contact with institutions and various services related to the region and the city, as well as with socio-professional activities during internships. In addition to lecture halls, classrooms and workshops, the ULg's infrastructures also offer a number of useful services that help students in their daily lives : libraries and archive/documentation centres, cafetaria, exhibition rooms for projects, roomy work areas for students, computer labs and internet access... A human-sized institution, the Faculty of Architecure offers quality outdoor areas that contribute to leisurely relations while acting as a pedagogical support for certain classes as well as an environment for experimentation for workshops. [-]

Master in Computer Engineering

Campus Full time September 2016 Belgium Liege

The education programme covers hardware and software aspects and combines a strong theoretical base with the active learning of the most recent methods and techniques. [+]

A master in English Starting in September, 2013, the first year of the master programme will be given entirely in English, as well as most second-year classes. Combining theory and practice The education programme covers hardware and software aspects and combines a strong theoretical base with the active learning of the most recent methods and techniques. 2 masters programmes One allows you to extend and deepen your knowledge of energetics, the other to develop genuine managerial skills. The first year is common to all. It offers compulsory courses constituting the indispensable knowledge on the field. In the 2nd year, no matter which Masters has been chosen, an end of study work project must be submitted. This can be directed towards a research problem or towards an application developed in collaboration with a business company. Creation of an electronic microsystem in the Microsys laboratory at the Montefiore institute, in the Faculty of Applied Sciences Master with Research Focus In the 30 credits specific to this Research Focus, a wide range of specialised courses in the computer sciences is offered. You can thus develop and extend your knowledge in your preferred fields. The courses offered cover very specific technical fields such as medical imaging, microsystems, expert systems, cryptography, etc. It is also possible to do an internship within a company or a research centre. Master with Professional Focus in Management Request more information Career opportunities The computer sciences sector is and will remain a significant source of jobs, whether the Masters taken is with Research Focus or with Professional Focus. Computer science companies (software development, the sale of complete personalised systems, service and consultancy, etc.) are more and more hiring computer science university graduates and companies active in most sectors of the economy (industrial production, banking and insurance sectors, supermarket distribution, telecommunications, transport, etc.) can less and less do without experts in computer science. Many jobs are also available in the information and communication technology industry : IT services in the broader sense, data processing and security, networks and telecommunications, multimedia and medical applications, embedded computing, robotics... Equally numerous possibilities exist in research, public administration and teaching. Computer scientists can also work as freelance consultants. For a general overview of the career paths connected to engineering studies, consult in addition the site http://www.ingenieur-metiers.be [-]

Master in Computer Sciences

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2016 Belgium Liege

Starting in September, 2013, the first year of the master programme will be given entirely in English, as well as most second-year classes. [+]

Master in Computer Sciences A master in English Starting in September, 2013, the first year of the master programme will be given entirely in English, as well as most second-year classes. 1 or 2 years 3 masters are offered: a very general one of 1 year, the other 2 of 2 years. You choose your programme in terms of the level of education aimed at. The Masters lasting 2 years are outlined below. Deepen the theory and develop the practical applications The teaching programme privileges the software aspects of computer sciences: it provides a strong theoretical basis and a mastery of the most recent methods and practical tools. In the version lasting 2 years you construct a part of your programme yourself, in choosing notably between the Masters with Research Focus and the Masters with Professional Focus in Management. If the 1st year is common to all, it already consists of numerous option courses (30 credits) to be taken according to your centres of interest and your personal project. It is in this perspective that a non-compulsory external training programme is offered. Later, no matter which Masters is taken, an important final essay has to be submitted. Masters with Research Focus The 30 credits specific to the educational outcome allow you to acquire a high level of qualification through specific courses which are given in the domain of ‘Networks and Systems.' Master with Professional Focus in Management Master in computer systems architecture (MCSA) Starting in September, 2013, the ULg adds a new master to its offering, in collaboration with Hennalux and the university of Namur : the master in computer systems architecture (MCSA). Classes will be held at Marche-en-Famenne, and will deal with secure and heterogeneous computer system architectures, mobile applications and multiplatform distribution. Practical work The practical works, particularly those of programming, demand a not inconsiderable personal effort. Within the framework of your studies you have access to high performance computer infrastructure (wifi is widespread, centralised storage, recent software, etc.) which allows you to exploit to the maximum the possibilities of your laptop or the fixed work stations made available for you. The career opportunities The computer sciences sector is and will remain a significant source of jobs, whether the Masters taken has an advanced study or a specialisation outcome. Computer science companies (software development, the sale of complete personalised systems, service and consultancy, etc.) are more and more hiring computer science university graduates and companies active in most sectors of the economy (industrial production, banking and insurance sectors, supermarket distribution, telecommunications, transport, etc.) can less and less do without experts in computer science. Equally numerous possibilities exist in research, public administration and teaching. In addition the industrial applications which aid the design of new products and the organisation of production systems are being strongly developed. Finally the University of Liège Masters in computer science being organised in the framework of the Faculty of Applied Sciences means you have the possibility of tackling the more technical aspects of computer science use, such as network technology and micro-electronics. Computer science students often find work before even having finished their studies. [-]

Master in Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2016 Belgium Liege

Digital technology has revolutionised our civilisation. The study programme in electronics targets principally the development of the technologies related to it. At the end of their training, electrical engineers can leverage their knowledge and their understanding of fundamental principles of electricity, electronics and computer science in order to capture, analyse, transform and transmit information and energy. [+]

Digital technology has revolutionised our civilisation. The study programme in electronics targets principally the development of the technologies related to it. At the end of their training, electrical engineers can leverage their knowledge and their understanding of fundamental principles of electricity, electronics and computer science in order to capture, analyse, transform and transmit information and energy. Master programmes The 1st year has a common programme, and features compulsory courses in electronics, computer science and electricity. The 2nd year includes the production of a final project. You can choose from 3 types of masters Master with Research Focus This master includes a large selection of optional courses (for a total of 30 credits) in order to complete the training on the final project. Courses cover highly specialised technical fields such as digital image processing, optoelectronics, high-sensitivity instruments, the effects of electromagnetic fields, biological system modelling, microsystems, electrical network analysis... Students also have the opportunity to do an internship in a company (30 days - 10 credits) in order to acquire an industrial experience that compements the academic training. Master with Professional Focus in Management Master with Professional Focus in Sustainable car technologies Career opportunities Prospects are available in important economic areas such as robotics, telecommunications, rational use of electricity, audio and video applications... Innovative products coming from the electronics industry allow graduates to seek employment in the field of research and development, production management, marketing, maintenance, inspection, expertise, general management and fundamental research. They can also create their own business. For a general overview of the career paths connected to civil engineering studies, consult in addition the site http://www.ingenieur-metiers.be [-]

Master in Environmental Management

Campus Full time September 2016 Belgium Liege

Students who have enrolled in one of the 60-credit masters in Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Mathematics and Physics are able to choose a 12-credit "environmental sciences and management" module. Students who have followed all classes in this module will be able to directly access the 2nd year of the masters in Environmental Sciences and Management, organised on the Arlon campus. [+]

NEW: 2 degrees in 5 years! Students who have enrolled in one of the 60-credit masters in Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Mathematics and Physics are able to choose a 12-credit "environmental sciences and management" module. Students who have followed all classes in this module will be able to directly access the 2nd year of the masters in Environmental Sciences and Management, organised on the Arlon campus. Holders of a master's degree in sciences who have not followed this module will also have access to the 2nd year of the master programme, provided they follow the classes for these extra 12 credits in addition to the year's 60 credits. Students who choose this path will hold, at the end of their studies, two degrees that they will have earned in five years: a 60-credit master's degree in their original field, and a 120-credit master's degree in Environmental Sciences and Management. This is a very attractive combination on the job market. The Environment sciences and management curriculum Studying the environment requires technical and scientific knowledge, some basic legal knowledge and social and management skills. Scientists use these skills to collect date according to strictly-defined criteria. They rely on specific instruments and methods, but still depend on the technological limitations. These technologies must take into account the various environmental management processes, involving institutions, organisations, measures and instruments that ensure a better environmental balance. These aspects must work in coordination, which makes it necessary to adopt an integrated approach. Their pluridisciplinarity opens doors to various specialisations : by choosing one of the professional focuses, you can give your education a more scientific, more technical or more sociological and managerial dimension, and acquire specialised skills. In a constant drive towards facing environmental challenges, the teachers adapt their lessons by tackling recent legal developments, new tools and current issues. Structure of the curriculum The University of Liège is organising a Master in sciences and environment management in either one year (60 credits) or two years (120 credits) on the Arlon campus. These masters involve several faculties (Sciences - Applied Sciences - Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech) and have been reorganised in order to offer an environmental education that is more specialised and vocational. The entire programme is given on the ULg "Environment" campus, in Arlon, except for the specialisation in biological methods of waste recovery, which is offered on the Gembloux campus. Master « 120 » (2 years) You can choose from 6 masters with a professional focus. The first year's programme is common to all courses. Its goal is to provide solid basic pluridisciplinary knowledge, in order to preprare you for the more specialised courses given in the 2nd year. Approaching the environment The first year is organised around a core curriculum featuring 40 credits of required classes and a choice of two 10-credit thematic modules among the four available. The core curriculum approaches the subjects that are essential for all students, from three perspectives: - cross-cutting activities, including basic scientific knowlege in chemistry, physics, geology, etc., the tools used in data collection and processing, an integrated approach of an environmental issue (field visits, - meetings with professionals, group assignments); - environments, ressources and anthropogenic pressures (ecosystems, water, energy); - society and environment (law, economics). By choosing two thematic modules among the following, students can personalise their studies through more specific subjects: - energy challenges; - governance instruments; - environments, risks and health; - regional management. Specialising In the 2nd year, you will follow a specialisation programme that is suited to your personal project, and that will include a dissertation as well as an internship in a company. Master programme with Professional Focus in Monitoring of the Environment All branches of environmental studies are studied: water, air, soil, waste, noise, odour, energy, radiation and health. This programme, available in no other French-speaking university in Belgium, meets an essential need of companies and administrations: reaching an accurate scientific diagnosis of the state of the environment in order to take decisions based on reliable data. It is based on theoretical classes given by specialists in environmental sciences, but also on real-world applications reinforced by practical lab and field work, as well as seminars and visits. Master programme with Professional Focus in Integrated water resources Management The environment has its own technology, dealing with water treatment, collection and processing of waste and contaminated soil, and noise reduction. This specialised programme, offered in no other French-speaking university in Belgium, aims at teaching you how to master this technology within the framework of water treatment. Master programme with Professional Focus in society-environment Interfaces Sound environment management, especially with a view to sustainable development, is relevant to all areas of life: from manufacturing to the consumer, from public policy to the neighbourhood or the village's everyday life. It also touches upon many different fields: water, energy, land, food, nature protection, etc. This specialised programme therefore aims at training people who are able to draft environmental policies as well as programmes and projects in the field of sustainable development or environmental management. It also includes law, economics, social sciences and management classes. With an emphasis on skills and practical knowledge for action and intervention in professional contexts, this programme also includes practical work. Finally, it offers communication and methodology classes. Master with a professional focus on developing countries This focus tackles the specific challenges of environmental management in developing countries : geopolitics and development issues, biodiversity, climate change, soil conservation, urban environment management, food safety, water resources management. Master programme with Professional Focus in Renewable Energies Approaching energy issues from an environmental perspective is especially relevant in today's world ! Energy sources, end use, environmental impact, renewable energies... all offer promising research paths and professional opportunities, with issues related to the nature and consumption of energy being so prevalent. For this reason, in order to make you an efficient worker in this field, this programme that is offered by no other French-speaking university in Belgium includes technical courses alongside courses that are more oriented towards natural and human sciences. The programme also has an international dimension, with the joint degree offered with the university of Luxembourg. Master programme with Professional Focus in Biological methods of waste recovery This master trains highly qualified professionals who possess a general view of the current problems of pollution treatment and waste utilisation. Today, waste must be considered as a resource whose management and exploitation have become a major challenge for your society, and a determining factor in the context of sustainable development. During your training, you will learn how to manage all biological and biochemical processes of environmental engineering, in order to reuse waste in an optimal manner. You will acquire high-end technical solutions that result in maximal utilisation of substrates as well as energy. The biological utilisation allows, among other things, for the production of green energy, whether as electricity or heat, or to control the quality of the air, water and soil. Master « 60 » (1 year) Mainly geared towards holders of a master's degree, this environmental programme offers a very high level of specialisation through 6 options to choose from. Seminars, practical field and lab work, and projects within companies ensure that environmental teaching stays focused on real-world matters. Most specialised programmes are available in no other French-speaking university in Belgium, and meet a strong demand on the job market. In addition to 15 credits' worth of classes to choose among the curriculum of the 1st year's "120" masters in Sciences and Environment Management, 30 credits must be chosen in one of the five following options. The master's thesis is worth 15 credits. "Renewable energies" option This option associates technical courses with other that are more oriented toward natural and human sciences, with an aim to providing the necessary elements for the comprehensive pluridisciplinary approach that current energy issues demand. Courses are given in various fields related to energy : renewable and fossil energy sources, transport, conversion, end use, environmental impact. "Developing countries" option This option tackles the specific challenges of environmental management in developing countries : geopolitics and development issues, biodiversity, climate change, soil conservation, urban environment management, food safety, water resources management. "Integrated water resources Management" option This option aims at providing you with a technical training (theoretical and practical) oriented towards environment technology. This technology relates to water treatment, both before its use (sampling and production) and after (purification), to the collection and processing of waste and contaminated soil, and to noise reduction. "Society-environment" option This programme is based on pluridisciplinary courses and field seminars, exploiting knowledge and skills that can be used in management situations, putting an emphasis on the human approach when analysing the environmental issues in all their complexity. "Environmental monitoring" option Through its hands-on courses (seminars, field and lab work, visits, classes), this option integrates the 3 steps of the comprehensive scientific diagnosis and risk assessment (measurements, data processing and decision aid) in a situation of pollution. It also covers all types of environment (water, air, soil, waste, biotopes). Environmental monitoring is based on metrology, with a final goal of helping the decision-maker. "Biological methods of waste recovery" option This option puts emphasis on water purification, while also teaching about the treatment of gaseous effluents and soil remediation. Classes present the impact o f human activity on the air, soil and water, and teach about the adequate protection treatments for these various environments. They especially mention the different water sanitation methods that depnd on the water's final use. Air purification techniques, as well as remediation methods for contaminated soil, are also presented. Career opportunities - Managers specialised in business environments - Technical managers for associations and groups for the defence of the environment - Researchers - Environmental advisors - Experts-consultants in companies that evaluate environmental situations - Bureaucrats and office workers for public administrations dealing with the environment [-]

Master in Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2016 Belgium Liege

This programme was developed in partnership with the "Campus Automobile de Spa-Francorchamps", and is unique in Belgium. [+]

Master in Mechanical Engineering Masters with Professional Focus in sustainable car technologies This programme was developed in partnership with the "Campus Automobile de Spa-Francorchamps", and is unique in Belgium. Courses will be given in English, on the campus at Spa. The programme of several "civil engineering"1 masters (Professional Focus), the programme will also present itself as a certificate for graduates. It was designed to meet the challenge that the automobile industry must face at this time: improving vehicle performance (engine, safety, etc..) while reducing CO² emissions. The industry therefore needs engineers and scientists who can innovate in this promising field. In order to meet this objective, emphasis will be put on lab work, practical work and design exercises. The programmes benefit from the partnership with the "Campus Automobile de Spa-Francorchamps', which is one of the public office for professional training (FOREM), with many high-performance equipments and experimental systems. Using these high-technology tools, students can acquire qualifications that are suited to the most advanced industrial practices. Given the high level of specialisation of the equipment available on the Campus and its location next to a remarkable racing track, the programme will be oriented towards two fields: Vehicle dynamics (module 1) Clean, electric and hybrid engines, etc. (module 2) Several experts will be involved in the courses, including from the field of motorsports (F1 teams). [-]

Master in Multilingual Communication

Campus Full time September 2016 Belgium Liege

The Master in Multilingual Communication is designed to offer both a high level of intellectual training and a practical training for activities related to communication in a multilingual workplace. [+]

Master in Multilingual Communication Profile As a programme oriented towards professional activity, the Master in Multilingual Communication is designed to offer both a high level of intellectual training and a practical training for activities related to communication in a multilingual workplace; it aims at training versatile students who are aware of the latest scientific advances in their field of speciality and who possess the technical skills that are required for the professional activities they plan to perform. This master includes courses in communication that specifically deal with European and euro-regional matters, and it allows students to make better use of languages in their cultural and societal contexts. Furthermore, two of the programme's three possible focuses include an internship in the second year, enabling students to personalise their academic background while getting a foot in the professional world. Students can choose between three specialisations, through the various focuses available: the professional focus on economic and social communication (with internship) prepares students to work within companies and professional organisations, as well as in the field of social economy. This focus relies on a series of courses that deal with, among other things, corporate life, marketing, and sustainable development ; the professional focus on international cultural communication (with internship) prepares students to work within cultural institutions with a national or international scope. The programme's core includes, among other things, courses on European policy, international relations and intercultural dynamics ; the professional focus on languages and cultures gives students the opportunity to either specialise in the English language and the English-speaking culture, or to learn the basics of a third foreign language. Key Learning outcomes At the end of the master, students will be expected to possess the following skills: understanding two modern foreign languages and communicating in these languages with clarity and fluency, both orally and in writing ; taking a critical view of these languages in their cultural and societal dimensions ; contextualising and mastering the processes content and means of diffusion related to the fields of corporate, social or cultural communication ; mastering the various styles of communication writing ; being proficient in using the documentary resources required to carry out a personal research ; drafting and orally presenting an original scientific work. Values Conscientious work ethic, critical thinking skills, analytical capabilities, attention to detail, independence, responsibility, ethics, open-mindedness, creativity, intellectual curiosity, professional know-how. [-]

Master in Nuclear Engineering

Campus Full time September 2016 Belgium Liege

It can be stated that the BNEN programme is aimed at providing holders of a Master of Science degree in an engineering discipline with a second MSc specialised in nuclear engineering. [+]

Master in Nuclear Engineering Profile The Advanced Master in nuclear Engineering is an Interuniversity programme. In general, it can be stated that the BNEN programme is aimed at providing holders of a Master of Science degree (MSc) in an engineering discipline with a second MSc specialised in nuclear engineering. The main objectives of the programme are: to provide the graduates with all necessary scientific and technical background and skills to develop a career in the field of nuclear applications, especially in the domain of power generation ; to start from scientific basic principles and provide pathways to technical possible solutions and societal relevant applications of nuclear energy in a sustainable environment, including the important issues of waste management and safe operation of nuclear power plants. Also the direct societal aspects of risk, safety and security analysis and radioprotection of workers and public are explicitly included. The secondary objectives of the BNEN programme were in direct relationship with the desire to give a true international dimension to this, in 2002, first Master after Master in Nuclear Engineering programme in Europe and to have a direct interaction with the different nuclear actors in Belgium and over the borders. Key Learning outcomes As the BNEN is a Master after Master programme it relies on knowledge, skills and competences in the domains of mathematics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, general physics, chemistry, materials science and electromagnetism that were acquired in the initial engineering master. It is clear that these tools from previously acquired knowledge and competences are intensively used in the lectures, exercises and laboratory sessions as well as for the master thesis of the BNEN programme. The BNEN programme educates engineers to identify problems related to nuclear power engineering, to understand and model the physics involved, to find innovative solutions and to evaluate them numerically. By educating the students into the fundamental scientific approach of nuclear engineering they are prepared for undertaking doctoral studies or personal research in the related scientific fields and this with the aim to maintain an academic pole of competence in Belgium. In order to achieve these goals the students are offered an academically oriented programme, not overspecialising in reactor operation but stressing the scientific-technical basis of the chosen options for present and future practical exploitation of nuclear energy and other nuclear applications. [-]

Master in Political Science

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Netherlands Maastricht Belgium Liege + 2 more

The department of political science trains practitioners who are able to analyse systems and institutions related to the exercise of power. [+]

Master in Political Science The University of Liège offers this programme jointly with the university of Maastricht. The master is offered to students who wish - based on their own academic background - develop a critical approach of how today's scientific, technological and industrial activities work and what their consequences are. Offered by the department of political science, this master aims at providing a multidisciplinary programme that calls upon content from various disciplines such as philosophy, anthropology, political science, risk and innovation studies, sociology, history, gender studies, etc. This multidisciplinary approach is justified by the fact that technological changes are not only a matter of techniques and engineering, but also the result of political, economic and cultural choices. The programme is offered in both French and English. Students will attend classes in French at the ULg during the first year, and in English at the university of Maastricht during the second year. Furthermore, as the university of Maastricht is certified by the ESST (European Inter-University Association on Society, Science and Technology), graduates of the master programme will have the opportunity to present their dissertation to a European evaluator in mid-October. If they meet the ESST's requirements, they will be awarded a 3rd degree: "Society, Science and Technology in Europe" (60 credits). This is an ideal opportunity to use their dissertation in order to join an international network! Profile The department of political science trains practitioners who are able to analyse systems and institutions related to the exercise of power. To this end, they analyse, explain and comment upon local, national or international current affairs and identify the issues and factors of influence (economic situation, social problems, public opinion, pressure groups, diplomatic relations, etc.). The internship and dissertation are the tools which should enable students to mobilise the resources acquired throughout the training process. Key Learning outcomes By the end of the Master, students will be able to: adopt an applied scientific approach (processing information, analysing concepts, using different sources with the aim of implementing scientific and technical resources, identifying parameters to be taken into account); formulate and analyse complex problems (have an understanding of fields such as administrative law, economics, and public policy, with a view to implementing scientific and technical resources, be able to identify the parameters to be taken into account and understand socio-political complexities) ; conduct scientific and technical communication which is adapted to the requirements of the task (using precise, clear language, be able to communicate in several languages to adapt to specific situations, be able to adapt to different audiences and levels of hierarchy) ; organise and manage a team (understanding of theory of organisations, ability to analyse and adapt to a professional environment to resolve conflicts, evaluate and recognise the skills of others, play a role within a team to achieve goals) ; analyse issues and apply public action tools (understand organisational hierarchy and the tools of public organisations in order to manage a department, an administration or a team) ; consolidate public opinion around an objective (theoretical knowledge of surveys, crowd psychology, and media sciences with the aim of reading and deciphering surveys). Values Autonomy, responsibility, sense of ethics, respect for differences, personal involvement, open-mindedness, intellectual curiosity, critical mind. [-]

Master in Sociology - Focus Immigration Studies

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Belgium Liege Spain Barcelona + 2 more

Nouvelle co-diplomation en Etudes sur les Migrations L’ULg et l’UPF de Barcelone s’associent pour former des experts des phénomènes migratoires : zoom sur un nouveau master en « Immigration studies » [+]

Nouvelle co-diplomation en Etudes sur les Migrations L’ULg et l’UPF de Barcelone s’associent pour former des experts des phénomènes migratoires : zoom sur un nouveau master en « Immigration studies » (146 car) Dès la rentrée 2014, l’ULg et l’UPF de Barcelone s’associent pour organiser un nouveau master consacré à l’étude des phénomènes migratoires. A l’heure où la mobilité humaine est globalisée et les discours politiques sur les migrations se multiplient, la nécessité de développer une approche multi-disciplinaire sur cette thématique complexe n’a jamais été aussi grande Une formation fondée sur 4 concepts- clés: Programme en 2 ans (120 crédits) : une année à l’ULg (Liège), une année à l’UPF (Barcelone ) Possibilité de suivre le programme en version bilingue anglais-français ou en version Full English Cours dispensés par des experts de haut niveau dans le domaine de l’immigration Double diplôme en Sociologie (ULg) et en Etudes sur les Migrations du Département de Science politique (UPF) Une approche multidisciplinaire , un double diplôme à la clef… Ce nouveau programme de master trouve son originalité dans une triple approche en associant science politique, sociologie et études des migrations qui permettra d’acquérir un double diplôme, décerné d’une part par l’Université de Liège et d’autre part par l’Universitat Pompeu Fabra de Barcelone. Les étudiants séjourneront une année dans chaque université et pourront ainsi observer les dynamiques de migrations et de diversité culturelle au sein de deux contextes urbains différents. Ce programme, enseigné par des experts et des professionnels reconnus, alliera aspects théoriques et outils pratiques dans une perspective multidisciplinaire, en ce compris les aspects politiques, économiques, juridiques et sociologique des phénomènes migratoires. Bilingue ou Full English : au choix ! Le programme sera proposé dans les deux versions en fonction de votre profil linguistique et de vos aspirations Version bilingue Année 1 à l’Ulg Année 2 à l’UPF – Barcelone Version « Full English» Année 1 à l’UPF – Barcelone Année 2 à l’ULg Des possibilités de débouchés auprès des institutions internationales, ONG , agences de développement… Le programme vise en effet à former les profils suivants Des experts « migrations » pour les ONG, les fondations, les banques et agences de développement et pour le secteur à but non lucratif. Des chargés de projets junior pour les institutions internationales comme l’Organisation internationale pour les Migrations (OIM), l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (UNHCR) ou encore l’Organisation Internationale du Travail (OIT) Des responsables Migrations et Diversité pour les autorités gouvernementales, les agences de développement et les autorités locales Des chercheurs pour les institutions universitaires, les think-tanks et ONG Des journalistes et des diplomates A qui s’adresse cette formation ? Voici les critères d’admission et documents qui régiront l’accès à ce master Etre titulaire d’un grade académique de minimum 180 ECTS (Bachelier et/ou Master) de préférence dans une discipline analogue – sociologie, sciences politiques, géographie humaine, sciences humaines ou de la santé ou un grade prévu avant le 1er septembre de l’année en cours Maîtriser l’anglais au niveau B2 Produire deux lettres de recommandation pertinentes et personnalisées (l’un d’elles doit être émise par un professionnel spécialiste de l’immigration) Rédiger, en anglais, une lettre de motivation Informations pratiques : droits d’inscription et procédure d’admission Les étudiants s’acquitteront des droits d’inscription en vigueur dans l’institution qu’ils fréquenteront. Les informations relatives à ces droits d’inscription sont disponibles ici UPF : http://www.upf.edu/postgrau/en/acces-admissio/preus/ Ulg : (http://www.ulg.ac.be/cms/c_470526/droits-d-inscription ) Les candidats peuvent soumettre un dossier à l’adresse suivante www.ulg.ac.be/admissions Dates limites : 15 août 2014 pour les étudiants UE pour l’année académique 2014-2015 30 avril 2015 pour les étudiants hors UE pour l’année académique 2015-2016 Reprise des cours : septembre 2014 [-]

Master in Space Sciences

Campus Full time September 2016 Belgium Liege

The Master in Space Sciences at the University of Liège is definitely the ideal training to address scientific questions. [+]

The Master in Space Sciences at the University of Liège is definitely the ideal training to address scientific questions such as: How does the Universe evolve? How do stars form and evolve? What is the origin of the Earth and how does it evolve? What are the galaxies made of? How do stars and our Sun work? What are the astronomical objects that exist at the outskirt of the Universe? What are the properties of planets, in our Solar system and beyond? How can fundamental laws of physics be probed by astronomical observations? In order to answer these questions, researchers in space sciences (astrophysics and geophysics) exploit the most performant tools, at the forefront of present technology. These researchers contribute to the development of these instruments with unprecedented performances, in order to pave the way leading to tomorrow's discoveries. The Master in Space Sciences is the portal that gives access to these research activities. Following the conclusion of Master programme, the graduates are able to use their knowledge and understanding of astrophysics, geophysics, planetology, space techniques, and astroparticle physics to address complex scientific issues, design and build new experiments, and share the results of their work with their colleagues and with a broader audience. In particular, they have acquired the following skills: A thorough understanding of geophysical processes that affect the Earth, its atmosphere, its climate and its oceans; A thorough understanding of the solar system and the interactions between the Sun and the planets; A thorough understanding of stellar physics and physical processes that govern galaxies and the Universe as a whole; An in-depth knowledge of the space sector and the problems specific to this field; An analytical mind allowing a rigorous scientific approach and mathematical modeling of very diverse complex problems; The ability to work independently or as a team; An extensive experience in the use of diverse computer tools; An excellent knowledge of scientific communication both specialized audience. Content: The Master in Space Sciences of the University of Liège (ULg) is built on the basis of a long standing tradition of renowned international research in this field in Liège (Belgium). A strong point of this Master programme is the opportunity given to students to personalize their cursus, both through many optional courses covering a wide range of scientific topics and the Master's thesis that constitutes an excellent introduction to research in space sciences immersed in specialized research units. Traineeship in observatories or internship in private companies or other research institutions are also scheduled in the Master in Space Sciences, either in the framework of individual courses or during the Master's thesis preparation. The organizers of the Master in Space Sciences are working in tight relation with international institutions such as the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Southern Observatory (ESO). Students can benefit of a dedicated mobility programme (Erasmus), in partnership with European universities proposing a course programme in astrophysics and geophysics. In particular, a joint graduation agreement has been signed with the University of Nice Sofia Antipolis, in France. Privileged contacts with the Centre Spatial de Liège (CSL) and the Faculty of Applied Sciences (ULg) constitute also a plus for this formation, through the development of the technological aspects of projects dedicated to space sciences. Students in this Master are confronted to various theoretical and practical activities allowing to acquire many skills, including thorough understanding of physical processes that affect the Earth, its atmosphere, its climate and its oceans, the Solar system and the interactions between the Sun and planets, stars, galaxies, astroparticles, cosmology and the Universe. Through these learning activities, students in space sciences in Liège also acquire in-depth knowledge of the space sector, and problems and vocabulary specific to this field, along with extensive experience in the use of diverse computer tools. Such skills are highly valued in fundamental or applied research in renowned international and national institutions or research centers, or in the space industry. In addition, students learn to take over responsibilities in the handling of projects, and to communicate scientific results both for professionnals and for the general public. Several graduates holding a Master in Space Sciences have already been hired as PhD students in many institutions all over Europe. Requirements: The Master in Space Sciences can be accessed by students holding a Bachelelor in physics or in engineering (or judged equivalent by the admission jury). Students with a Bachelor in mathematics or chemistry may be required to follow not more than 15 additional credits (physics courses). Students holding a Bachelor in other scientific disciplines may also have access to the Master in Space Sciences provided they follow the equivalent of a complete transition academic year (60 credits) in addition to the Master programme. In any case, candidates for the registration to the Master in Space Sciences are asked to contact the organizers to receive a specific answer about the access conditions related to their previous academic track. [-]

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