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Quality of the Master Electromechanical Engineering

When choosing a study programme, high quality education is what you are looking for and that’s exactly what we provide at the VUB. By continuously monitoring the programmes we know what their strengths are and how we can continue to improve them.

The programme is jointly organised by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). Below, the findings resulting from the quality cycle at the VUB are presented.

Assets of the programme

  • Broad and high level knowledge and skills: the programme offers four majors, related to the lecturers’ top research activities. This enables them to offer education from their own experience in the latest research, and state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. 
  • International context: international students are attracted by the English taught programme. This international environment prepares students for a career path both in academia and industry. 
  • Industrial internship: the programme facilitates and encourages students to perform an industrial internship. Students can use the broad international network the interuniversity programme offers and perform an internship abroad.

Where do we get this information from?

We routinely ask our students to give their honest opinion about the study programme during their academic career. We also consult our professors and assistants and gauge the expectations in the future field of work. Lastly, we receive structured feedback from our former students and compare our programmes with others at home and abroad.

Quality Cycle

Opportunities

  • The ‘STEM-actieplan’ of the Flemish government aims to promote, amongst others, the engineering programmes. Results are expected in the form of increasing inflow of students the coming years. Furthermore several initiatives to reach a more balanced genderdistribution among the student population have been taken. Continuous efforts to reach specifically female pupils will hopefully result in the desired diversity.
  • Continuous efforts to increase the amount of exchange students would lead to even more opportunities for internationalisation, both at home and abroad.

Current developments

  • By comparing the various majors to similar programmes both in Belgium and abroad the curriculum is kept up-to-date and the profile of the programme can be strengthened.
  • The programme is involved in setting up an interuniversity postgraduate programme in railway technology at the request of the railway industry. The postgraduate programme will provide excellent employment opportunities for its graduates.
  • Inquiring representatives of the work field on a regular basis allows the programme to keep in touch with the needs of the industry and to prepare students for both an academic and an industrial career.

Commission des Titres d'Ingénieurs (CTI)

The Flemish Engineering programmes are audited on a regular basis by the Commission des Titres d'Ingénieurs (CTI, France). This entails an in-depth evaluation of the programmes focused on the quality of engineering education. The positive outcome of a CTI procedure leads to the recognition of these engineering degrees within France (granted by the French Ministry of Higher Education).

Report of the CTI on the Electromechanical Engineering programme (see Master en Sciences de l'Ingénieur en génie électromécanique)

 

Publication date: 1 February 2021

Where does our information come from?

Here are our sources