Program Details

Intelligent Manufacturing focus: The issues covered in this focus include the latest production techniques; the way production systems operate; and the intrinsic relationship between production and other business processes, especially the design process.
Location:
Leuven, Belgium
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year

Program Overview

Program Description:
The cornerstones of this programme are mechanical design and energy conversion. The former starts with an idea that is shaped in a graphical design and results in a finished product through choice of materials, simulation and production technique. Energy conversion is aimed at all aspects of energy efficiency in this process and ranges from electrical controls and automation to thermal power plants, combustion engines, climatisation, etc. This is an initial master's programme. You can follow it on a half-time or full-time basis.

Intelligent Manufacturing focus: The issues covered in this focus include the latest production techniques; the way production systems operate; and the intrinsic relationship between production and other business processes, especially the design process. At the core of this focus are the possibilities that computer-based systems offer in this context. Moreover, you learn to factor in the tension between technology, economics, and the environment and ergonomics. Intelligent Mechanics focus: The Intelligent Mechanics focus relates to designing, developing and optimizing automated mechanical machines. Based on a strong background in electricity and mechanics, you delve more deeply into aspects like advanced design methods, electronic operations, controls, measures and drives, data communication and visualization methods. Intelligent Mobility focus: Intelligent Mobility deals with the sustainable, applying smart solutions. Its application area is very broad, but one example would be electric or hybrid cars fitted with intelligent recharging systems. Another would be vehicles that can warn each other about accidents or traffic jams. Intelligent Mobility also has to do with choosing materials or production methods that have the smallest ecological impact possible, and with optimally gearing transportation systems to one another.

The Master of Industrial Sciences in Electromechanical Engineering is capable of: · selecting, formulating, analyzing and answering appropriately a research question of his own choice based on a theoretical or practical problem in his area of technology while taking into consideration the paradigms and making use of appropriate research methodology. · achieving maximum efficiency from products and machinery through computer-aided engineering in areas of dimension and control, materials design, kinematic, dynamic and thermal behaviour. · analyzing and structuring problems of production control at the level of computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) and designing and implementing controls for installations. · managing technology and communicating efficiently the results of his own work, study and research. · continuing the process of self-education as well as coaching others in their development as individuals and professionals. · integrating relevant research, work and/or study experiences acquired in other environments either at home or abroad. · functioning and cooperating in multidisciplinary and international teams through project work and through an exchange of views and opinions. · recognizing and taking into consideration the ethical, economic, ecological and aesthetic aspects and implications of his actions.
Setting Description:
Situated in the heart of Western Europe, KU Leuven (University of Leuven) has been a centre of learning for nearly six centuries. Today, it is Belgium's largest and highest-ranked university and, founded in 1425, one of the oldest and most renowned universities in Europe. As a leading European research university and co-founder of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), KU Leuven offers a wide variety of programmes in English, all supported by high-quality, innovative, interdisciplinary research. KU Leuven is home to a vibrant community of international scholars spread out over its various campuses. 14% of the university’s 54,000 students are international representing 140 countries. KU Leuven's three doctoral schools provide internationally oriented PhD tracks for more than 4,000 doctoral students. Boasting an outstanding central location, KU Leuven offers a truly international experience, high-quality education, world-class research and cutting-edge innovation.
Cost:
6000 EUR (An increased fee is not applicable for students who come from countries belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA))

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