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Kick-start your future
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Studying Electromechanical Engineering at VUB is a smart choice. The Bruface collaboration between the two largest educational institutions of engineering in Brussels, offers you the best of both worlds: an English-taught programme with no less than four possible specialisations and a highly qualified academic staff. The multidisciplinary two-year programme combines technology and strong scientific knowledge, and provides you with a large international network of companies and research facilities. There’s no better place than this internationally oriented city to kick start your career.

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“The VUB is my window to the world, but also a safe home.”
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Combine scientific and technical skills
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Scientific and technological efficiency is key in the Master of Science in Electromechanical Engineering. It’s an academic programme, which implies a close link with scientific research in the related fields. The programme offers a balance between scientific and technological knowledge, skills that are useful for both professional use and scientific research.

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This Master offers

  • A broad range of scientific knowledge combining a multidisciplinary engineering training with an in-depth specialisation in the chosen major.
  • Students the necessary tools to begin a productive career in engineering practice or research.
  • Close contact with highly qualified academic staff and specialists from industry and research institutes.
  • The best international context you can think of in Europe. Study in Brussels, the capital of Europe!
  • A gateway to a challenging and exciting future.
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ECTS (European Credit Transfer System): 1 credit represents 25-30 hours of study activity

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Aeronautics
This programme studies the versatile aspects of state-of-the-art technology in aeronautics and spin-off possibilities in other industries. The goal is to give students insight into all aspects of the design, construction, exploitation and maintenance of space and aircrafts.

Energy
This major focuses on the current and future issues associated with sustainable energy supplies. It covers all aspects from the primary energy sources to the smart energy carriers being used in industry, transportation, and domestic applications. By the end of this program, students will be able not only to understand the main challenges in the energy supply and renewable energy sources but also to see the important links between energy policies and energy-savings.

Mechatronics-Construction
This major aims to provide students with the necessary tools for developing integrated electromechanical systems and stand-alone machines (sensors, actuators, controllers and mechanical systems). It enables students to become familiar with methods for designing and constructing machines and structures, as well as with modern design and manufacturing techniques, including micro-manufacturing and micro-systems.

Vehicle Technology and Transport
Transportation systems, whether they’re designed for humans or goods, require specialised engineers for their design, control and maintenance. This option is devoted to the different aspects of land-based means of transportation: structure, materials, sources of energy, propulsion, electronics, and lighting. There are also courses devoted to rail infrastructure and logistics, with a focus on sustainable mobility.

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Learning outcomes describe the intended knowledge and understanding, skills and attitudes that you must master after completing your studies. Do you want to know more about the specific learning outcomes of this programme? Click here for more information.

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A master degree opens doors in many different branches and sectors. You will be able to work in the private sector, (non-) governmental organisations, or continue your academic career as a PhD researcher. Not sure what your next step should be? The VUB helps you with your first steps on the job market.

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Can be found in various fields including:

  • machine construction
  • mechatronics
  • automobile industry
  • thermal installations
  • aircraft construction
  • maintenance in every industrial sector (e.g. chemical and nuclear)
  • companies
  • electrical energy (production, transport, distribution, renewable energy, electrical
  • drives, power electronics)
  • energy management and policy, rational use of energy
  • terrestrial transports
  • consulting firms

The VUB helps you to make your first step in the job market with workshops, networking events, job fairs, tips ‘n tricks for job interviews. All an ambitious student needs!

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The VUB helps you to make your first step in the job market with workshops, networking events, job fairs, tips ‘n tricks for job interviews. All an ambitious student needs!
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If you want to continue your academic career, you can apply for a PhD position at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. All you need is a promoter, research subject and sufficient funding. Are you up for this challenge?
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Language requirements
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Prospective students can provide proof of sufficient knowledge of English as language of instruction by meeting one of the following criteria:

1. Having successfully completed one of the following language proficiency tests:

  • TOEFL: minimum level: 213 for the computer-based test (CBT); 80 for the internet-based test (IBT); 550 for paper -based test
  • TOEIC: minimum level: 785
  • IELTS: minimum level academic module 6.5
  • CAE: minimum grade B
  • CPE: minimum grade C
  •  ITACE for Students certificate with ERK/CEFR score B2
  • Cambridge English First (FCE)
  • Cambridge English: Business Vantage (BEC Vantage)
  • Cambridge Michigan ECCE
  • Trinity College London: ISE II, GESE Grade 7-9; or ALTE Q mark
  • The Pearson Test of English General (PTE General): minimum level 3
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): minimum level 59

2. Having successfully completed at least one year of secondary education with English as language of instruction, or having successfully completed secondary school in a Belgian institution;

3. Having successfully completed programme units in higher education with a minimum of 54 ECTS-credits where English was the language of instruction.

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Bachelors in Engineering with a diploma from a Flemish university have direct access to the programme.

Admission of students from other institutions is evaluated through a complete application file. Students with a bachelor in the same field of study have direct access after the evaluation of their application file. Holders of another engineering degree need to be approved by the curriculum council.

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Prospective students are advised to apply as soon as possible, even if they have not yet obtained their degree. Applications can only be submitted through our website.

  • Students who require a visa (non-EU/EEA nationals) need to submit their pre-application before March 24th
  • Students who do not require a visa must submit their pre-application before before September 12th
  • Note: if the proof of English proficiency or APS certificate is not ready before the deadline, you can always submit it later instead of missing the deadline
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Students pay the tuition fee at the institution at which they enrol, in agreement with the institution’s legal requirements. The tuition fee for the non-EU students is recalculated yearly and jointly by both institutions, taking into account the legislation in both regions. Indication of tuition fee: 800 - 3000 euro per year.A detailed overview of the tuition fees can be found here.

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