Master of Engineering: Energy
Master of Science
EducationThe Master of Science in Engineering: Energy teaches you to focus on technological possibilities without losing sight of the environmental and socio-economic aspects of your chosen field. The programme has an international scope and collaborates with partner universities excelling in the energy domain. It is a two-year programme and can be taken in Dutch or in English.
The first year consists of electrical and mechanical engineering courses, as well as more general socio-economic energy-related subjects and an integrated project. In the second year, you continue your specialisation by, among other things, writing a Master's thesis on a subject related to electrical energy, thermo-mechanical energy or more general technical-economic aspects. You may also participate in an international exchange or do an internship.
The Master of Science in Engineering: Energy is an initial Master's programme. You can follow this programme on a full-time or part-time basis.
ProfileThe programme is based on the first part of the Bachelor of Science in Engineering, which offers general education in the basic sciences (mathematics physics chemistry) in combination with a number of carefully selected basic technical courses. Of these courses, the applied physics courses (electricity/magnetism, mechanics, thermodynamics) are seen as an absolute minimum. This is followed by the second part of the Bachelor's programme, in which the theoretical basic knowledge of electrical technology and mechanical engineering is offered, building on the basic scientific and technical knowledge of the first part.
The internal foundations of this knowledge are system theory and control theory, electrical energy and drives, energy conversion machines and systems, fluid mechanics and heat transition (or transport phenomena). These courses are the core of a possible adjustment programme. To gather designing experience, students are obliged to become acquainted with the different domains in a shared project designing different basic components of an entire system. The project solidifies knowledge obtained in the basic courses in a practical form.
For specific admission requirements, click on the desired programme in the 'Choose your courses of study' section.
ObjectivesThe programme aims to produce engineers with a broad background in electrical and mechanical energy systems able to participate in current design and production activities of advanced systems. They will learn to design, construct and use thermal machines, on the one hand, and will become experts in energy supply in general (technical possibilities and limitations, environmental consequences, economical aspects), on the other.
At the end of the programme, the student will possess:
- thorough knowledge of all basic aspects and methods of electronic information or electronic energy processing on the one hand, and mechanical technology and applied thermodynamics on the other;
- skill in the use of electrical and mechanical energy systems;
- skill in the proposing fast approaching solutions;
- a wide analytical, synthetical problem-solving mind;
- sufficient scientific education to participate in scientific research;
- executive and controlling capacities caused by his/her skills in knowledge transition, his/her social capacities and insight in the ethical, social and economical frame;
- the skill to independently gather new insights, methodologies and results within the discipline and to apply these in research or in a professional context;
- the skill to critically follow the social role of the engineer.
Information sessionsKU Leuven organises a Verderstudeerbeurs each spring. In addition, faculties also organise information sessions for many of their bridging and graduate programmes.
All information sessions for (future) Master's students
ContactFaculty of Engineering Science
Prof. dr. Ir. L. Helsen
tel. + 32 16 32 10 24
Secretariat Master of Engineering: Energy
tel. + 32 16 32 11 30
Kasteelpark Arenberg 1 bus 2200
tel. + 32 16 32 13 50
fax + 32 16 32 19 82
Study Advice Service
Naamsestraat 80 box 5415
3000 LEUVEN, Belgium
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