Master of Mechanical Engineering (MSc)

Belgium

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
2 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Master of Mechanical Engineering at KU Leuven

Today's modern devices and products are the results of an ongoing synergy between different basic technical disciplines. Mechanical engineering is the preferred branch of knowledge for realising the incorporation of these and integrating almost all disciplines of contemporary technology. The Master of Mechanical Engineering is a general training programme integrating all disciplines of basic sciences, engineering and technology.

What's the programme all about? 

The programme offers you the choice between an application-oriented and a generic methodological approach, with many of the courses enjoying close links to the top-level industrial research of the programme’s lecturers. This ongoing link with the world of industry offers you an advanced, up-to-date content, leading to cutting edge research and development that has resulted in spin-off companies and innovation-driven entrepreneurship.

Programme outline

The first major component is the core module in mechanical engineering. The second major component is one of five options, which have been put together in a complementary way.

Three generic options: 

  • Manufacturing and Management: modern techniques for the design and production of discrete components, CAD and computer integration in production, management techniques, maintenance and logistics of a production company.
  • Mechatronics and Robotics: mechatronics is the discipline in which the synergy of construction, sensing, actuation and control of machinery are concurrently defined and tuned for optimum integration
  • Thermotechnical Sciences: physical principles and analysis, design, construction and operation of combustion engines and thermal and flow machines, cooling machines, power plants, etc.

Two application oriented options:

  • Aero and Space technology: physical principles, analysis, design, construction, exploitation and operation of aircraft and space systems;
  • Automotive Engineering: physical principles, design, analysis and production of cars and ground vehicles and of systems for ground transportation.

The third and fourth components in the programme structure concern a set of elective courses, to be chosen from a list of technical courses and from a list of general interest courses.

Master's thesis: which represents 20% of the credits of the entire curriculum.

Strengths

  • The department has a large experimental research laboratory with advanced equipment, to which you will have access. FabLab (a "Fabrication Laboratory") is also directly accessible.
  • The department has built up an extensive network of companies which have already recruited a large number of our alumni over many years and from whom we receive invaluable, informal feedback on the programme.
  • In addition to their academic teaching and research assignments, several members of the teaching staff also have other responsibilities in advisory boards, in external companies, science & technology committees, etc. and they share that expertise with students.
  • Students are also encouraged to participate in an industrial and research internship abroad.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 years
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Notes about fees for this course

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Entry requirements

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