This one-year Master's programme will give you the knowledge, skills and competencies to design and research new electronics and ICT engineering technologies by combining informatics, communication and electronics with new state-of-the-art machine learning methodologies.
The lessons will be a mix of theory and practice in which you will gain more in-depth expert knowledge about the relevant advanced topics.
You can choose between 3 majors:
Distributed Artificial Intelligence
Internet of Things
There is a great demand for electronics and ICT specialists in the labour market. You can work as an electronics engineer who works on electronic devices, systems and installations. Our graduates have careers in fields like:
technical-commercial positions, as a programmer or designer
an after-sales service as a service technician for multimedia equipment or industrial electronic systems
a production support service as responsible for the control and adjustment of electronic end products
a telecommunications company for fixed and mobile communication
a design department as an assistant developer and for performing tests
test and development centres as car manufacturers
As an academically trained applied engineer, you can also start a career in academia. If you have a passion for research you can conduct a Ph.D.
1. The Master can take on a complex technical problem based on advanced international current scientific knowledge and technological know-how in his/her own discipline.
2. The Master can put knowledge and technology creatively into practice and combine these in a concrete problem and in this, acts with an eye for realism and efficiency (engineering attitude).
3. The Master can develop a complex technical design systematically and accurately taking into account incomplete, redundant or conflicting pre-conditions.
4. The Master uses his/her multidisciplinary knowledge and skills for a technical problem in the discipline in complex and in unpredictable circumstances.
5. The Master is able to effectively collect scientific information and to integrate this in his/her own generated research results.
6. The Master can independently and accurately design, plan, execute and report on research and can select the appropriate, complex methods to do so.
7. The Master uses a critical researching attitude to solve complex technical problems, he/she can justify the choices made and evaluate and develop his/her own expertise.
8. The Master can communicate verbally, in writing and graphically about his/her own subject area with other professionals in a multidisciplinary team and with laypersons.
9. The Master has the social and communicative skills to take on a leading and motivating role in a team.
10. The Master has the basic skills to work thematically as a team member and as a manager.
11. The Master takes the global international context into account in his/her actions, with attention to economics, social context, ecology, ethics, safety and sustainability.
Specific competences electronics-ICT
12. The Master can conceive, analyze, design, implement and reflect on an industrial electronic system through the integration of state-of-the-art hardware, software and communication technology.
13. The Master follows the appropriate (industrial) processes, methods and testing procedures when designing in order to come to a finished product.
14. When designing, the Master takes into account the non-functional requirements typical for the limitations of the design.
Direct access to the Master
Students with a Flemish degree of ‘academische bachelor in de industriële wetenschappen: elektronica-ICT’ have direct access to the Master's programme.
International students should have an academic Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. You can apply if you have obtained an honour Bachelor’s Degree (B.Sc., B.Tech., B.Eng., etc.) or Master's degree in a related/cognate subject area.
All applications will be screened by the admission board for motivation and background in an academic Bachelor of Industrial Sciences: Electronics-ICT.
Through a bridging programme
Direct access to the bridging programme
The bridging programme is taught in Dutch. The programme is open to students with one of the following Flemish degrees:
professionele bachelor in de autotechnologie (optie auto-elektronica)
professionele bachelor in de elektronica-ICT
professionele bachelor in de multimedia en communicatietechnologie
professionele bachelor in de toegepaste information
The programme is taught in English and an academic level of proficiency in this language is required.
Candidates with a Bachelor's degree from universities outside Flanders are required to demonstrate their English language skills in one of the following ways:
Either by submitting a language certificate showing their TOEFL, IELTS, or ITACE results:
​TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) IBT or PBT (if IBT is not available): paper-based TOEFL level of minimum 550, a computer-based TOEFL level of minimum 213, or an internet-based TOEFL level of minimum 80.
Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System): a minimum score of at least 6.5, and on each part minimum of 6.0.
​ITACE (Interuniversity Test of Academic English for Students).
Or by submitting proof they have studied at least one academic year (or 60 ECTS credits) in an English-language Bachelor's or Master's programme. Please note that the board of admission may still ask for additional proof of proficiency in English, demonstrated by a language certificate.