Erasmus Mundus Joint Master in Imaging and Light in Extended Reality (Ghent)

General

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Program Description

The Master of Science in Imaging and Light in Extended Reality (IMLEX) provides a multidisciplinary and innovative approach combining Imaging, Lighting and Information Technology. The objective is to educate students in advanced technologies, methodologies and practical applications with two goals: to improve the career prospects of graduates and to meet the needs of industry and society. Students will develop professional and social skills useful in both a European and Japanese cultural context. Graduates will have competences in: Extended reality (XR): Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality (AR, MR, VR), industrial environments with robots and complex elements, Imaging, Rendering, and Lighting.

IMLEX is one of the first Erasmus Mundus Master Joint Degree Partnerships with Japan. The consortium consists of four full partner universities: University of Eastern Finland (UEF), Université Jean Monnet (UJM, France), KU Leuven (Belgium), and Toyohashi University of Technology (TUT, Japan). Each student will take studies in three partner universities. 

Program

The Erasmus Mundus - Master of Science in Imaging and Light in Extended Reality is a two-year program corresponding to 120 ECTS.

All IMLEX students start their studies in September for fundamental courses in semester 1 at the University of Eastern Finland. In semester 2, students choose their preferred track: Computational Imaging at Université Jean Monnet (France), or Lighting at KU Leuven (Belgium).

The second study year, semester 3, starts in Japan at Toyohashi University of Technology, with topics of Lighting and XR / Imaging and XR. Semester 4 is dedicated to the Master's thesis in one of the partner universities or in the industry.

The program is completely taught in English. Students are encouraged to study the local languages, especially Japanese.

Academic calendar & locations

1st semester: end of September > end of January University of Eastern Finland

2nd semester: half of February > end of June KU Leuven or Université Jean Monnet

3rd semester: end of September > end of January Toyohashi University of Technology

4th semester: half of February > end of June Master’s thesis

Scholarships

Erasmus Mundus scholarships, covering tuition fees, insurance and a contribution to travel and housing costs, are available for non-EU and EU students. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. The amount of the scholarship varies according to your nationality. All IMLEX applicants are considered automatically as Erasmus Mundus scholarship applicants. 

Admission requirements

The Master of Science in Imaging and Light in Extended Reality targets students who have obtained a Bachelor's degree in: 

  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Photonics
  • or a related field with good grades issued by an internationally recognized university. 

Applicants must have sufficient English language proficiency (TOEFL iBT 92, IELTS Academic 6.5, PTE 62 OR Bachelor's or Master's degree conducted in the English language).

Last updated Mar 2020

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