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Electromechanical engineering is a collection of engineering disciplines around the themes motion, force, and energy. The world of electromechanical engineering encompasses the development, design, manufacturing, testing, and control of tools, machines, vehicles, and other electrical or mechanical systems, as well as research on these topics.

The Master of Science in Electromechanical Engineering is a two-year degree program intended to prepare students for a future technical leadership role in the industry. The program offers in-depth training in all aspects of electromechanical engineering and its economic and social implications based on a profound scientific basis. Graduates will have acquired an attitude of scientific synthesis, analytical reasoning as well as scientific and technical independence. Training in research skills provides mastery in developing, implementing and monitoring technical and scientific innovations.

The Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (FEA) offers most of the Master’s programs in Engineering in English. This underlines the international ambition of the faculty, as well as the importance of international education and multiple language skills for students.


Course structure

The program consists of a general module, main subject modules, elective courses and a dissertation.

The general module contains courses on all subjects related to Electromechanical Engineering, ranging from electrical drives over machine manufacturing to management skills.

Students can choose one out of five main subject modules with specialist courses on different subjects of interest.

The main subject Maritime Engineering treats the design, construction, and operation of maritime systems such as ships and offshore constructions.

Through elective courses, students broaden their knowledge and skills in technical and non-technical subjects. The Master Dissertation is a final step in the learning process. It aims at training the ability to independently perform scientific research.


Career perspectives

Masters in Electromechanical Engineering graduating from one of the five main subjects are employed in all branches of industry. Both in government agencies and private companies their field of activity is broadly varied: electrical energy production and distribution, electrical and mechanical equipment manufacturing, metal industry, building construction, transport, consultancy, banking, and insurance.

Graduates from Maritime Engineering have a multidisciplinary knowledge to approach problems related to design, construction and operation of ships and floating structures in general and on their behavior in particular. There is a demand for graduates in government agencies, port authorities, shipping companies, inspection and classification societies, dredging and related sectors. Their professional activities are very diverse and internationally oriented.

Note that the Maritime Engineering program is only offered by Ghent University in Flanders.


Admission (for international degree students)

Students who wish to enrol for the Master of Science in Electromechanical Engineering can enter the program without any prerequisites if they hold the following diploma: an academic diploma of Bachelor (or Master) of Science in Engineering (university level, minimum three years), with the main subject in Electromechanical Engineering or an equivalent to this. Admission can only be granted after an individual application procedure. The Study Program Committee will make the final decision on whether to accept the application or not. The Study Program Committee can decide that students need to follow a preparatory course or an individual Master’s program, for instance for students who hold another diploma of Bachelor or Master.

Why choose UGent?


Education by world-class researchers
The education is given by professors who not only excel in teaching but also excel in research on a European and even worldwide scale. A fair number of professors have received a prestigious European Research Council Grant.


All of our master programmes, courses and curriculum were audited by CTI (Commission des Titres d'Ingénieur), as part of the EUR-ACE® quality audit carried out by ENAEE (European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education).


Strong student chapters
The students chapters make you feel welcome in our community, they organize courses, games, sports-activities and lots of parties as well. many of them have a buddy program.


Vibrant city life
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Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated September 5, 2019
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