Master of Science in Electromechanical Engineering


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Program Description

MSc in Electromechanical Engineering

Multidisciplinary training with an in-depth specialisation The two-year Master of Science in Electromechanical Engineering integrates the study of electrical and mechanical engineering and research. This unique combination encourages a wide perspective, offering you the ability to bridge the gap between these two fields later on in your professional career. The multidisciplinary programme is complemented with an in-depth specialisation in one of four majors: Aeronautics, Energy, Mechatronics-Construction or Vehicle Technology and Transport.

The specialisation in one of these disciplines starts in the first year, setting you off with a strong set of skills in the chosen field. As a graduate of this programme, you benefit from a compromise between a broad electromechanical engineering education that prepares you for work in design and management and a specialisation in a particular discipline. The programme guarantees a high level of education thanks to the well-qualified academic staff and their link with specialists from research institutes and the industry. As a result, our graduates are known for their immediate wide-ranging employability.

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Combine scientific and technical skills Scientific and technological efficiency is key in the Master of Science in Electromechanical Engineering. It’s an academic programme, which implies a close link with scientific research in the related fields. The programme offers a balance between scientific and technological knowledge, skills that are useful for both professional use and scientific research. And, the programme provides you with plenty of other skills, from management techniques to communication and social skills. In all situations, we foster independence, creativity, inventiveness and critical reflection. These skills will help you shape the technology of tomorrow. The programme offers the opportunity to put these skills into practice through a two- or three-months internship at the beginning of the second year. It’s non-compulsory, but the internship gives you a good opportunity to make contact with the industry in a national or international context.

Four majors/specializations to choose from
Aeronautics This programme studies the versatile aspects of state-of-the-art technology in aeronautics and spin-off possibilities in other industries. The goal is to give students insight into all aspects of the design, construction, exploitation and maintenance of space and aircrafts.

Energy This major focuses on the current and future issues associated with sustainable energy supplies. It covers all aspects from the primary energy sources to the smart energy carriers being used in industry, transportation, and domestic applications. By the end of this program, students will be able not only to understand the main challenges in the energy supply and renewable energy sources but also to see the important links between energy policies and energy-savings.

Mechatronics-Construction This major aims to provide students with the necessary tools for developing integrated electromechanical systems and stand-alone machines (sensors, actuators, controllers and mechanical systems). It enables students to become familiar with methods for designing and constructing machines and structures, as well as with modern design and manufacturing techniques, including micro-manufacturing and micro-systems.

Vehicle Technology and Transport Transportation systems, whether they’re designed for humans or goods, require specialised engineers for their design, control and maintenance. This option is devoted to the different aspects of land-based means of transportation: structure, materials, sources of energy, propulsion, electronics, and lighting. There are also courses devoted to rail infrastructure and logistics, with a focus on sustainable mobility.


Academic requirements Students with a bachelor in the same field of study (electromechanical engineering) have direct access to 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


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Last updated Sep 2020

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