This course has as general aim to form competent engineers who can contribute to our society, on all levels and in different fields of application.
The course aims at forming engineers adapted to the actual needs of our society. They have also a broad overview of the impact of electronics and informatics on industry, on economics and on the world-wide trade and commerce.
Because the students were already involved in an actual research project during their master thesis work, they have already some experience in conducting research, and can consequently contribute to technological and/or scientific innovations.
They have a profound and active knowledge of the theory and applications of electronics and information technology, starting from the component up to the system level. This is because the students have learned, during their studies, to specify, design and evaluate individual components as well as complex systems.
Moreover, they have acquired during their studies:
The students have to specialize in one of the above mentioned topics by choosing a coherent package of optional course units. Moreover, they have also the possibility to broaden their view by choosing free optional course units.
With their master thesis they have shown to be able to solve autonomously a specific scientific-technical problem.
The students have to specialize in one of the above mentioned topics by choosing a coherent package of optional course units:
Moreover, the students also have the possibility to broaden their view by choosing free optional course units.
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.
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 masters degree. The ICPs focus on specific problems of developing countries. International Courses are:
Outstanding graduates can subsequently apply for a 4 year grant from the Flemish Interuniversity Council to obtain a PhD-degree.
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
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.
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).
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:
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
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:
Remember to save the money for your return flight ticket at the end of your studies.