MSc in Electromechanical Engineering - Maritime Engineering

General information

Electromechanical Engineering is a collection of engineering disciplines around the themes motion, force and energy. The world of Electromechanical Engineering encompasses development, design, manufacturing, testing and control of tools, machines, vehicles and other electrical or mechanical systems, as well as research on these topics.

The master of Science in Electromechanical Engineering is a two-year degree programme intended to prepare students to assume a role of technical leadership in industry. The programme at Ghent university offers in-depth training in all aspect of Electromechanical Engineering and its economic and social implications based on a profound scientific basis. Graduates will have acquired an attitude of scientific synthesis, analytical reasoning as well as scientific and technical independency. Training in research skills provides mastery in developing, implementing and monitoring technical and scientific innovations.

The programme consists of a general module, main subject modules, elective courses and a dissertation. The general module contains courses on all subjects related to Electromechanical Engineering, ranging from electrical drives over machine manufacturing to management skills. Students can choose one out of five main subject modules with specialist courses on different subjects of interest. Available Main Subjects:

The main subject Electrical Power Engineering goes into all aspects of generation, distribution and use of electrical energy, with special attention to electrical machines and drives and electrical power systems.

  • Mechanical Energy Engineering: concerns energy conversion and energy use in thermal systems, engines, machines and all kinds of industrial equipment.
  • Mechanical Construction: focuses on design, manufacturing and maintenance of machines and mechanical equipment.
  • Engineering and Automation: is about control and automation applied to mechanical and electrical systems and processes in general.
  • Maritime Engineering: treats the design, construction and operation of maritime systems such as ships and offshore constructions.

The programme consists of a general module, main subject modules, elective courses and a dissertation. 
The general module contains courses on all subjects related to Electromechanical Engineering, ranging from electrical drives over machine manufacturing to management skills. 
Students can choose one out of five main subject modules with specialist courses on different subjects of interest. 

  • The main subject Electrical Power Engineering handles all aspects of generation, distribution and use of electrical energy, with special attention to electrical machines and drives and electrical power systems. 
  • The main subject Mechanical Energy Engineering concerns energy conversion and energy use in thermal systems, engines, machines and all kinds of industrial equipment. 
  • The main subject Mechanical Construction focuses on design, manufacturing and maintenance of machines and mechanical equipment. 
  • The main subject Control Engineering and Automation is about control and automation applied to mechanical and electrical systems and processes in general. 
  • The main subject Maritime Engineering treats the design, construction and operation of maritime systems such as ships and offshore constructions. 

Through elective courses students broaden their knowledge and skills in technical and non-technical subjects. The Master Dissertation is a final step in the learning process. It aims at training the ability to independently perform scientific research.

The master in Electromechanical Engineering can be followed as a full-time or part-time programme. An equivalent programme taught in Dutch is also available at Ghent Univeristy. 

Learning outcome:

Career persepectives. Graduates from Maritime Engineering have a multidisciplinary knowledge to approach problems related to design, construction and operation of ships and floating structures in general and on their behaviour in particular. There is a demand for graduates in government agencies, port authorities, shipping companies, inspection and classification societies, dredging and related sectors. Their professional activities are very diverse and internationally oriented.

Masters in Electromechanical Engineering graduating from one of the five main subjects are employed in all branches of industry. Both in government agencies and private companies their field of activity is broadly varied: electrical energy production and distribution, electrical and mechanical equipment manufacturing, metal industry, building construction, transport, consultancy, banking and insurance.
Graduates in Electrical Power Engineering are employed by electrical utilities and electrical equipment manufacturers. Their activities are situated in the development, design and control of machines and equipment for generation and distribution of electric energy (alternators, transformers, high voltage lines) and for use of electrical energy (electric drive technologies, mechatronics) and in the operation of electrical transmission and distribution networks.

Contact Person: Learning track counselor (Faculty of Engineering and Architecture) (studietraject.plateau.fea@ugent.be)

Content

The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0715 - Machinery and operators", "0716 - Naval engineering", "0732 - Near- and offshore constructions

Venue

Venue: Ghent University
Ghent, Belgium

Application

Open from
1 Oct 2016 to 1 Mar 2017

Click here to apply: http://prospect.ugent.be/

Cost:

Diploma contract and credit contract

The tuition fee consists of a fixed and non-refundable amount and an amount per credit point taken up in the curriculum (except for students with a scholarship from the Flemish Government known as "Studietoelage")

  • Scholarship student ("Studietoelage"): €105
  • Non-scholarship student, BTC- en ICP-scholarship student or student from an OECD/DAC recognised developing country: for full-time study of 60 credits: €890 = €230 (fixed amount) + number of credit points taken up x €11

From 2017-2018 a higher tuition fee will be applicable to all non-EEA students with the exception of enrolment in a Dutch taught bachelor programme, BTC/ICP- scholarship students or students from an OECD/DAC recognised developing country.

Exam contract

€105 (fixed amount) + number of credit points taken up x €4

+ €200 for a UGent account and Minerva access

More details about reduced tuition fees are available here.


Prerequisites:

Degree Requirements
Students who wish to enrol for the master of Science in civil Engineering can enter the programme without any prerequisites if they hold the following degree: an academic diploma of Bachelor (or master) of Science in Engineering (university level, minimum three years), with the main subject in Electromechanical Egnineering or an equivalent to this. 

Language Requirements
Required CEF-level of English proficiency: B2, Common European Framework (CEF).

Admission (for international degree students)
Students who wish to enrol for the Master of Science in Electromechanical Engineering can enter the programme without any prerequisites if they hold the following diploma: an academic diploma of Bachelor (or Master) of Science in Engineering (university level, minimum three years), with the main subject in Electromechanical Engineering or an equivalent to this. Admission can only be granted after an individual application procedure. The Study Programme Committee will make the final decision whether to accept the application or not. The Study Programme Committee can decide that students need to follow a preparatory course or an individual Master’s programme, for instance for students who hold another diploma of Bachelor or Master.


Application Procedure:

NOTE - keep in mind that applying for a scholarship and applying for admission at UGent are two different things. Applying for funding does not imply that Ghent University has received your application. Being granted funding does not imply that you have been accepted at Ghent University.

Behind the scenes. The International Admissions Desk will check the general, academic requirements and the authenticity of the provided documents, before sending the application file through to the faculty involved, for assessment of your application.

The faculty will go into more detail and determine whether the candidate's degree is sufficiently related and will decide on whether or not to grant admission. Other application documents, such as CV and grade sheets, will also be considered in the decision-making.

The application for the programme is carried out online directly through Ghent University. Applying at UGent is free of charge. After having completed the online application, you will be required to send the following documents:

  1. A legalised copy of your basic diploma and its transcript of records in the original language and translated into Dutch, French, German or English.
  2. A curriculum vitae.
  3. A document explaining the grading/credit system in your country.
  4. If you are a political refugee: an original letter stating that you are a political refugee.
  5. Proof of English proficiency.
  6. Enclose any documents that can add value to your application (recommendation letter, certificates of programme-related courses, letter of motivation, ...).

Send the application package by post to the International Admissions Desk. Make sure that you submit the application package before the deadline. The processing of your application will take an average of 3-4 months after receipt of your complete application package.

Application Deadlines

  • for students who need a visa: 1st of March
  • for students who do not need a visa: 1st of June

Grant Opportunities:

Ghent University provides Master Grants to candidates from developing countries who wish to obtain a master’s degree at Ghent University. They are awarded for the duration of the studies with a maximum of 2 years. In case of a two-year-programme the scholarship will only be paid for the full term if the student successfully completes the first year of the programme. The scholarship consists of an insurance, an allowance of 1000 € per month, an installation fee of 500 € and a refund of the yearly tuition fee with a maximum of 80 €.

Qualification

Academic level: Master

Qualification: Master of Science

Credits:
Scheme: 
ECTS
Value: 
120
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