Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (Electromechanical Engineering Technology)

This Engineering Technology programme is organized by the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture. It focuses on mechanical engineering the broadest sense of the word and covers all the aspects that are relevant to the machine-building or design process.

Bachelor's Programme
3 year 180 credits
Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
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The impact of science and technology on today’s society is greater than ever before. Sophisticated machines take over difficult or dangerous tasks, medicine evolves at high speed, new techniques reduce our mountain of waste, ... In all of the above, engineers have a crucial role to play. They come up with solutions to existing problems and develop new products and technologies. In short, engineers contribute to a better and more sustainable future for everyone.

The Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in Engineering Technology (in Dutch: industrieel ingenieur) offer an application-oriented knowledge by means of basic course units. You then use that knowledge to improve existing designs and systems, and to apply new concepts in the professional field. Characteristic of the programme are the many exercises and practicals in labs and the regular contacts with the professional field during project work and work placements.

The two cornerstones of the Bachelor’s curriculum in Electromechanical Engineering Technology are electricity (including electronics) and mechanics. In the Master’s programme, this allows for a choice of Electromechanical Engineering Technology or Electrical Engineering Technology (main subject Electrical Engineering or main subject Automation). The Master of Science in Electromechanical Engineering Technology focuses on mechanical engineering in the broadest sense of the word. The curriculum covers various aspects that are important when designing and building modern machines systematically. Specific disciplines such as mechanical design, production, construction, electrical engineering, power transmission and automation techniques are treated from a theoretical as well as a practical angle.

Far from being satisfied with using and/or applying known technologies, we focus on innovative, problem-solving and practice-oriented ways of thinking and working. In so doing, we take into account our economic and ecological reality. The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology has two main subjects: Electrical Engineering and Automation.

The main subject on Electrical Engineering studies mastering electrical energy and renewable energy sources, as well as energy production and energy transmission. The curriculum also focuses on the electrical engines, generators and power electronics that are being used in industrial electric motors, wind turbines and electric vehicles.

The main subject on Automation studies the correlation between well-built technology and the software behind that technology. It focuses mostly on production automation and process management.

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Admission into the programme is subject to taking a benchmark test (in Dutch).

For whom

Needless to say, an outspoken interest in mathematics, sciences and technology is indispensable for all those wishing to start any engineering programme. Other important assets are motivation, perseverance and creativity. Prospective students with a secondary school education in engineering technology (in Dutch: industriële wetenschappen), mathematics or science come to the programme well-prepared. Our prospective students can test their prior knowledge by means of a self-assessment and the benchmark test. During the first three terms of the curriculum we cover the mathematical topics from the secondary school curriculum in a more in-depth manner, as well as introduce new topics. A solid basic knowledge of mathematics is a prerequisite for most of the other course units, too. Prior knowledge of course units such as mechanics, electricity and chemistry is good to have but not a prerequisite.

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The Engineering Technology programme is staggered across four academic years: three Bachelor’s and one Master’s year. Programme content (of the Bachelor’s as well as the Master’s programme) is built on five learning pathways: Mathematics and Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Project and Research, Communication, and Business Management. Mathematics and the sciences are covered in the first two years. They are the bedrock of what follows in later years. The other learning pathways are integrated into each year’s curriculum, with progressive depth and complexity. Our choice of electives allows you to tailor the curriculum to your interests.

The first year offers a common curriculum for all study programmes (Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology). We introduce you to the different engineering disciplines. Later on in your career, this will allow you to communicate with colleagues across disciplines. This is what distinguishes an engineer from a professional Bachelor or a ‘pure’ (theoretical) scientist. The second-year curriculum offers a choice of Civil Engineering, Electromechanics, Electronics-ICT or Informatics. Your choice of discipline becomes your field of specialization. We illustrate theory by means of exercises and in labs, which allows you to put the acquired knowledge into practice. After all, Engineering Technology graduates (in Dutch: industrieel ingenieurs) do not stop at theories and concepts. They are satisfied only when their application actually works. In addition, the curriculum also contains projects and/or work placements (either at home or abroad). This is a way for you to familiarize yourself with the profession during your studies.

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Labour Market

Electromechanical Engineering

Electromechanical Engineering Technology graduates find their way into a wide variety of sectors and companies. You can take up management positions in production, design, management, maintenance or commercial services. Careers that are open to you are, for instance, design engineer, project planning engineer, production engineer, maintenance engineer, quality engineer, technical-commercial manager, organizer of education and training services... .

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering
The main subject on Electrical Engineering focuses on all things energy-related. Job opportunities can be found in the electrical and electronic industry, in lighting, heating, cooling, and in energy production and distribution. Other possibilities include aviation and aerospace, or railway companies.
The main subject on Automation mostly focuses on production automation and process management. You have access to a wide range of sectors: the electrical and electronic industry, computer and information processing companies, the metalworking and mechanical industry, chemical industry, energy production and distribution, the aviation, space or shipping industry, railway companies, inspection bodies, public agencies, education, semi-public organizations, and banks.

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