Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

General

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Program Description

MSc in Electrical Engineering

The programme combines a rigorous scientific and technical education with the development of practical skills. It encourages independence, creativity and inventiveness, and it shapes competent engineers who can contribute to society on many – if not all – levels. This programme is part of Bruface, which means it is organised by Vrije Universiteit Brussel jointly with Université Libre de Bruxelles. This allows students to use the adjacent infrastructures of both institutions, as well as giving them the opportunity to study in a multicultural context.

The course aims at forming engineers adapted to the actual needs of our society. They also have a broad overview of the impact of electronics and informatics on industry, on economics and on the worldwide trade and commerce.

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PROGRAMME CURRICULUM

Elective courses Students can also choose to postpone the company experience until after the master programme, and choose 12 ECTS from the more than 20 electives courses offered by the academic staff and their research groups. The electives have a wide variety of subjects, covering more in-depth specialisation as well as topics like entrepreneurship and even languages.

Internship Between the first and the second year, students can take up an internship worth either 6 ECTS (40 working days) or 10 ECTS (60 working days). The student can get actively involved in a real company where they carry out real tasks and are expected to integrate and communicate in a work team, gaining industrial engineering competences through real-life situations in a professional context. This can take place in- or outside Belgium, as long as the theme is related to the professional life of an engineer in the enterprise of choice. It can be a laboratory or a research institute – not including university laboratories in Belgium. Students can even link their internship to their master thesis. To avoid interference with studies in the second year, students are advised to plan their internship as much as possible during the summer holiday between the two master years.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Academic requirements Students with a bachelor in the same field of study (electrical engineering) have direct access after the evaluation of their application file. Holders of another engineering degree must be approved/admitted by the curriculum council.

Language requirements Prospective students can provide proof of sufficient knowledge of English as language of instruction

HOW TO APPLY

In order to apply you have to fill in the online application form (button below).

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Last updated Jan 2020

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Ranked as one of Europe's top universities, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) combines award-winning research and a range of study programmes with a supportive open-door policy in Brussels, one of the ... Read More

Ranked as one of Europe's top universities, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) combines award-winning research and a range of study programmes with a supportive open-door policy in Brussels, one of the most interesting cities in Europe. Almost 200 years of experience and history await you at its green, urban campuses. A young university with a well-established tradition The single word ‘vrije’ in ‘Vrije Universiteit Brussel’ means ‘free’ and really tells you everything you need to know about the ambition of our university: the promotion of research and thought without dogmas and prejudices. Because studying at VUB, in an open atmosphere of tolerance and diversity, means growing into an independent and critically- thinking individual who can cope with our fast-changing world. Read less