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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 946 / Year
  • Foreign: $ 2.83k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    This Master offers

    • A broad range of scientific knowledge combining a multidisciplinary engineering training with an in-depth specialisation in the chosen major.
    • Students the necessary tools to begin a productive career in engineering practice or research.
    • Close contact with highly qualified academic staff and specialists from
      industry and research institutes.
    • The best international context you can think of in Europe. Study in Brussels, the capital of Europe!
    • A gateway to a challenging and exciting future.

    During the two master years, the student will be able to build a broad scientific knowledge that combines a multidisciplinary engineering training with an in-depth specialisation in the chosen major:

    • Aeronautics,
    • Energy,
    • Mechatronics-Construction, or
    • Vehicle Technology and Transport.

    The MSc in Electromechanical Engineering programme trains engineers with scientific and technological efficiency. The programme is academic, meaning that it is characterized by close links to scientific research in the related fields as well as the profession. Students must obtain a scientific balance between thorough, critical knowledge and practical skills, with emphasis on independence, creativity and inventiveness.

    The academically educated engineer must be eager to study throughout his/her career in order to be able to assimilate the results of research and learn new skills. He/she must be able to solve problems. In addition, he/she should have both social and language skills.

    General programme objectives are:

    • To train engineers specialized in machine construction, the automobile industry, thermal installations, aircraft construction, consulting firms, application of machinery, maintenance of chemical, petrochemical and nuclear companies, production, distribution and application of electric energy (including power electronics and maintenance of industrial installations).
    • To specialize in electromechanical engineering while maintaining a broad-based education by balancing the specialization with more general subjects.

    Career opportunities

    Can be found in various fields including:

    • machine construction
    • mechatronics
    • automobile industry
    • thermal installations
    • aircraft construction
    • maintenance in every industrial sector (e.g. chemical and nuclear)
    • companies
    • electrical energy (production, transport, distribution, renewable energy, electrical
      drives, power electronics)
    • energy management and policy, rational use of energy
    • terrestrial transports
    • consulting firms

    Choose between four majors

    This master enables students to build a broad ranging scientific knowledge combined with a multidisciplinary engineering traiwithning an in-depth specialization in the chosen major: Aeronautics, Energy, Mechatronics-Construction or Vehicle Technology and Transport.

    Become an engineer with scientific and technological efficiency

    The program trains engineers with scientific and technological efficiency. The program is academic, meaning that it is characterized by close links to scientific research in the related fields as well as the profession.

    Students must obtain a scientific balance between thorough, critical knowledge and practical skills, with emphasis on independence, creativity and inventiveness.

    The academically educated engineer must be eager to study throughout his/her career in order to be able to assimilate the results of research and learn new skills. He/she must be able to solve problems. In addition, he/she should have both social and language skills.

    Specific objectives are:

    • To train engineers specialized in machine construction, the automobile industry, thermal installations, aircraft construction, consulting firms, application of machinery, maintenance of chemical, petrochemical and nuclear companies, production, distribution and application of electric energy (including power electronics and maintenance of industrial installations)
    • To specialize in electromechanical engineering while maintaining a broad-based education by balancing the specialization with more general subjects.

    Majors objectives are:

    • Aeronautics: students will become engineers who are competent in the many aspects of cutting-edge technologies in the aeronautics sector and their spin-off possibilities in other industrial sectors. The programme includes all aspects of construction, exploitation and maintenance of aircraft and spacecraft.
    • Energy: students will become engineers who are specifically well-acquainted with systems for production, transport distribution and electronic conversion of energy, as well as its transformation into mechanical energy. Sustainable energy, rational use of energy and energy management are also covered.
    • Mechatronics-Construction: students will become engineers who are able to optimally design, produce, maintain and apply complex electromechanical systems..
    • Vehicle Technology and Transport: students will become engineers who can design systems in which transportation of people and goods are central, with special attention to innovative, environmentally friendly vehicles

    Program requirements

    All students coming from outside the EEA, who wish to register to study in English at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.Exemptions :Students who have succesfully completed at least one year of secondary education with English as the language of tuition.Students with a primary education certificate with English as the language of tuition.Students who have been awarded at least 15 credits in higher education with English as the language of tuition.Students who have completed secondary education (ASO) in BelgiumStudents who have passed one of following specific English language tests: TOEFL (min. 550 paper-based, 213 computerbased, 80 internet-based), IELTS (min. academic module 6.5), Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (Grade B) of Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (Grade C) or TOEIC (min. 860). English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 80

    Scholarships granted by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

    The Vrije Universiteit Brussel awards yearly a number of scholarships for advanced studies at Master or Advanced Master level. These programmes are characterized by the integration of education and research and a Master's thesis. They cover at least one year of study and depending on the field of study some programmes may take 2 years.

    Yearly one or more specific programmes will be considered for Scholarships of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. The Bureau for Development Cooperation selects these programmes every year following an internal "Call for Interest" to all programme directors of a Master or Master after Master programme. This selection is submitted for endorsement to the Research Council.

    Scholarships for International Course Programmes (ICP)

    The Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR) offers yearly scholarships to students from developing countries to follow International Courses. These courses are master courses, lasting two academic years, all of which lead to a master’s degree. The ICP’s focus on specific problems of developing countries. International Courses are:

    • Master in Human Ecology
    • Master of Science in Molecular Biology
    • Master of Science in Ecological Marine Management
    • Master of Science in Physical Land Resources
    • Master of Science in Water Resources Engineering

    Outstanding graduates can subsequently apply for a 4 year grant from the Flemish Interuniversity Council to obtain a PhD-degree.

    Scholarships for International Training Programmes (ITP)

    International Training Programmes are short-term training programmes whose main focus is transferring skills rather than knowledge. The programme is designed for people from developing countries with a certain degree of professional experience. A possibility for cooperation and networking is created during these 3 months of training.

    The Vrije Universiteit Brussel offers a training programme in Scientific and Technological Information Management in Universities and Libraries

    Scholarships of the Belgian Technical Cooperation (BTC)

    BTC is the Belgian development cooperation agency that supports developing countries in their fight against poverty. Each year BTC grants some 1.000 scholarships in Belgium across diverse fields of training, including Master programmes to students from its priority countries.

    Erasmus Mundus Master scholarships

    The Erasmus Mundus programme is a co-operation and mobility programme in the field of higher education which promotes the European Union as a centre of excellence in learning around the world. It supports European top-quality Masters Courses and provides EU-funded scholarships for third country (non-EU) nationals participating in these Masters Courses.

    The Vrije Universiteit Brussel participates in the following Erasmus Mundus Master programmes: (click on a link for detailed information).

    • Master of Science in Photonics
    • M.A. Degree in Economics of International Trade and European Integration

    Student Jobs

    During the academic year, international students are entitled to work maximum 20 hours per week. They can work on a full time basis only during the summer holidays period (July-September).

    The money earned from student jobs should be considered as a supplementary source of income, not as main financial means for living in Belgium.

    The Job Service can help international students to find a student job. Nevertheless, students should be aware that they might face the following difficulties during their job search:

    • non-European students are required to have a category C work permit.
    • employers in Brussels very often need bilingual French/Dutch workers or explained at the Job Service or at the International Relations and Mobility Office.

    Job Service Campus Etterbeek - Entrance 6
    Open from Monday till Friday 13.30 - 17.00 or on appointment
    Tel. +32 (0) 2 629 23 16
    E-mail: job@vub.ac.be

    Important remarks

    Students who apply for a scholarship will receive a conditional letter of acceptance. This admission letter is valid only if the scholarship is awarded. Students coming for a short period are advised to bring either cash money or an international credit card. Most banks refuse customers who are here for less than 6 months. Even when you have the necessary means, problems can still arise, such as:

    • foreign cheques that cannot be cashed in Belgium
    • delayed or blocked bank transfers from abroad
    • loss of money due to devaluation
    • sponsors not paying allowances
    • insufficient scholarships money
    • loss of scholarship.

    Remember to save the money for your return flight ticket at the end of your studies.

    Accreditation

    Programme accredited by Belgian law

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