Competence field 1: Competences in one/more scientific discipline(s)
Master and apply advanced knowledge in the own engineering discipline in solving complex problems.
Apply Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) tools and advanced communication instruments in a creative and purposeful way.
Have a thorough insight in the interactions between different electromechanical parts and energy conversions of complex systems.
Have a thorough knowledge of measurement techniques, sensors, actuators and ICT and the ability to apply the knowledge.
Be familiar with the management of companies and operations.
Specifically for main subject 'Mechanical Energy Engineering': Have a thorough insight in mechanical and thermodynamical energy conversions, fluid dynamics, heat transfer and combustion and apply the knowledge to complex problems.
Specifically for main subject 'Electrical Power Engineering': Have a thorough insight in the production, distribution, conversion and use of electrical power and apply the knowledge to complex problems.
Specifically for main subject 'Mechanical Construction': Have a thorough insight in the design, behaviour and manufacturing of constructions and machines and apply the knowledge to complex problems.
Specifically for main subject 'Control Engineering and Automation': Have a thorough insight in the design and behaviour of control loops and of system dynamics and apply the knowledge to complex problems.
Specifically for main subject 'Maritime Engineering': Have a thorough insight in the design, construction, functioning and exploitation of maritime systems.
Competence field 2: Scientific competences
Analyse complex problems and translate them into concrete research questions.
Consult the scientific literature as part of the own research.
Select and apply the appropriate models, methods and techniques.
Develop and validate mathematical models and methods.
Interpret research findings in an objective and critical manner.
Competence field 3: Intellectual competences
Independently form an opinion on complex situations and problems, and defend this point of view.
Apply knowledge in a creative, purposeful and innovative way to research, conceptual design and production.
Critically reflect on one’s own way of thinking and acting, and understand the limits of one’s competences.
Stay up‐to‐date with the evolutions in the discipline to elevate the own competences to expert level.
Readily adapt to changing professional circumstances.
Competence field 4: Competences in cooperation and communication
Have the ability to communicate in English about the own field of specialisation.
Project management: have the ability to formulate objectives, report efficiently, keep track of targets, follow the progress of the project,...
Have the ability to work as a member of a team in a multi‐disciplinary working‐environment, as well as being capable of taking on supervisory responsibilities.
Report on technical or scientific subjects verbally, in writing and using graphics.
Competence field 5: Societal competences
Act in an ethical, professional and social way.
Recognize the most important business and legal aspects of the own engineering discipline.
Understand the historical evolution of the own engineering discipline and its social relevance.
Competence field 6: Profession-specific competence
Master the complexity of technical systems by using system and process models.
Reconcile conflicting specifications and prior conditions in a high‐quality and innovative concept or process.
Synthesize incomplete, contradictory or redundant data into useful information.
Possess sufficient ready knowledge and understanding to evaluate the results of complex calculations, or make approximate estimates.
Pay attention to entire life cycles of systems, machines, and processes.
Pay attention to sustainability, energy‐efficiency, environmental cost, use of raw materials and labour costs.
Pay attention to all aspects of reliability, safety, and ergonomics.
Have insight into and understanding of the importance of entrepreneurship.
Show perseverance, innovativeness, and an aptitude for creating added value.
Integrate the advanced knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems and ICT in order to design, implement and exploit technological innovations.
Be familiar with the energy efficiency of (electrical, mechanical and thermal) energy conversion systems and distribution systems.