The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering offers an in-depth training in the domains of electrical and electronics engineering. Students can choose a focus on either Electronic Circuits and Systems (ECS) or Communication and Information Technologies (CIT).
The main focus is on the analysis, design, fabrication and testing of smart devices and the internet-of-things. An electrical engineer shapes the strong evolution towards an environment in which everything is ‘smart’, and in which all these smart devices are connected and can exchange information. Examples are smart cities, smart mobility, smart health care, smart grids, smart buildings, wearable electronics, robotics, sensor systems, devices improving safety and security, etc. The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering is the only programme that covers the hardware aspects of all these smart devices.
The programme concentrates on analogue and digital systems and communication networks, covering both hardware and software aspects but with a clear focus on electronic components and design at the circuit and system level. Both on an individual basis and as part of a team, Masters of Electrical Engineering are capable of efficiently and methodically developing complex electronic (communications) systems for a broad field of applications, starting from the conception and analysis over the design, implementation, testing and up to the management of such systems.
Our designs are based on a firm theoretical foundation and technological knowledge, and are conceived by making appropriate use of state-of-the-art computer-aided design tools. Given the acquired research attitudes and competences, Masters of Electrical Engineering are able to support creative or innovative (r)evolutions in industry and in academic research. As is the case for all Master of Science in Engineering programmes, this programme also provides a sufficiently broad non-specialist knowledge in other engineering disciplines and in several economical, legal, deontological and societal aspects.
In addition to the theoretical base, each year contains practical projects which are gradually enhancing the student’s skills in effectively collaborating in teams and acting as skilled team leaders in an industrial research environment.