Group T organizes four academic master programs. Within these four masters, different focuses (also known as concentrations) are offered. You choose one master focus. This allows you to specialize further in your area of technological expertise, or to stay in touch with other technological disciplines. Upon graduation you can enter the job market or go on to do a PhD or postgrad program.
In general the goals of the academic master programs are to:
- give the future engineer a general academic education;
- impart on the future engineer advanced knowledge and competence in Engineering, Enterprising, Educating, Environmenting, and Ensembling (i.e. the 5 Es) and, more specifically, in the chosen major;
- impart the required research skills;
- train the future engineer to be capable to start work as a master. In other words, prepare him/her for practicing science and technology autonomously, using the acquired knowledge and competence in the engineering profession and marking off a lifelong learning and development path.
We offer our master programs in 2 formulas:
- A one-year path consisting of 60 credits.
- The program spread over 2 years, adding 60 credits in the form of an extra in-company project (the so-called Entrepreneurial Engineering Experience).
This formula pays extra attention to personal development and international collaboration with companies and universities. It is unique in Flanders. Here you can achieve extraordinary projects such as the development of eco-friendly cars.
Engineering ExperienceThe focal point of the Master in Engineering one-year formula is the extensive Engineering Experience of 20 credits, i.e. the master's project. To support this experience, you work with your supervisors on a number of choices. These choices are taken up in a personal development plan. You can also opt to follow a number of external courses or programs in the framework of the Engineering Experience.
Engineering ContentIn addition, you can choose within your major a specific technology focus (sometimes also referred to as a 'concentration'). You also follow a number of course units on management and communication, within which there is some choice.
5E-ContextYou have the choice of a number of course units on current themes relating to the 5E-Context (Engineering, Enterprising, Educating, Environmenting, and Ensembling).
The cornerstones of the Electromechanical Engineering program are energy conversion and mechanical design. Mechanical design starts with an idea that is shaped in a graphical design and that results in a finished product through choice of materials, simulation and production technique. Energy conversion is aimed at all aspects of energy efficiency within this process and ranges from electrical controls and automation to thermal power plants, combustion engines, climatization, etc.
Focus Intelligent ManufacturingThe issues covered within this focus include the latest production techniques, the way production systems operate, and the intrinsic relationship between production and other business processes, especially the design process. At the core are the possibilities that computer-based systems offer in this context. Moreover, you learn to factor in the tension between technology, economics, and the environment and ergonomics.
Focus Intelligent MechanicsThe Intelligent Mechanics focus relates to designing, developing, and optimizing automated mechanical machines. Based on a strong background in electricity and mechanics, you delve more deeply into aspects like advanced design methods, electronic operations, controls, measures and drives, data communication, and visualization methods.
Focus Intelligent MobilityIntelligent Mobility deals with the sustainable, applying smart solutions. Its application area is very broad and diverse. One example involves electric or hybrid cars fitted with intelligent recharging systems. Another example would be vehicles that can warn each other against accidents or traffic jams. Intelligent Mobility also has to do with choosing materials or production methods that have as small an impact on the environment as possible and with optimally gearing transportation systems to one another.
Check www.groupt.be for the entire curriculum.