Faculty of Engineering

Admission Requirements

Enrolling for this study plan is possible after having obtained one of the following degrees:

Academic Bachelor's programme ingenieurswetenschappen
Academic Bachelor's programme ingenieurswetenschappen: elektrotechniek
AANBEVELINGSBRIEF / LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION 1
AANBEVELINGSBRIEF / LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION 2
MOTIVATIEBRIEF / LETTER OF MOTIVATION
PUNTENLIJST / TRANSCRIPTS (NIET VOOR VLAAMSE DIPLOMA'S

Enrolling for this plan is also possible having completed the Preparatory Programme Master of Science in Electrical Engineering.

Overview of the study plan

The standard track in the Joint Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (120 ECTS) consists out of 5 modules:
1) Common compulsory courses (47 ECTS)
2) Compulsory/Elective courses in year 1 (13 ECTS)
3) One compulsory, masterspecific option package (1 set to accomplish out of 3 sets provided, 24 ECTS each)
4) Free elective courses and/or an internship (12 ECTS)
5) Master Thesis Electronics and IT-Engineering (24 ECTS)

Each of the modules should be succesfully completed to obtain the master degree. The student should respect the specified registration requirements. The educational board strongly suggests the student to follow the standard learning track. Only this model track can guarantee a timeschedule without overlaps of the compulsory course units.

In total, this academic plan comprises 120 ECTS credits.


Common Compulsory Courses

Students registered in the 1st year of the master programme have to complete 56 ECTS of common compulsory courses.

From the courses listed below, students must obtain 56 ECTS credits.

5ECTS credits - Communication Networks: Protocols and Architectures
5ECTS credits - Sensors and Microsystem Electronics
5ECTS credits - Control System Design
4ECTS credits - Signal Theory
4ECTS credits - Digital Signal Processing
4ECTS credits - Digital Architectures and Design
5ECTS credits - Analog Electronics
5ECTS credits - Communication Channels
5ECTS credits - Image Processing
5ECTS credits - Microprocessor Architecture
5ECTS credits - Modulation and Coding
4ECTS credits - Measurement and Identification

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Elective Courses in year 1

This module must be completed in the 1st year of the master programme.

From the courses listed below, students must obtain 4 ECTS credits.

4ECTS credits - Operating Systems and Security
4ECTS credits - Project Electronics and Telecommunication

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Compulsory Option Packages

Students registered in the 2nd year of the master programme have to select: one package of compulsory courses, a number of elective courses and/or an intership, and a master thesis.

This module includes three option packages. The students have to select one of them.

Option 1: Nano-, Opto-electronics and Embedded Systems

Students registered in the 2nd year of the master programme who select option 1, have to complete 24 ECTS of compulsory courses from option package 1.

From the courses listed below, students must obtain 24 ECTS credits.

5ECTS credits - Nano and Opto-electronic Devices
5ECTS credits - Semiconductor Technologies and Integrated Devices
4ECTS credits - Photonics
5ECTS credits - Advanced Digital Architectures
5ECTS credits - Software and Engineering for Embedded Systems

Option 2: Information and Communication Technololgy Systems

Students registered in the 2nd year of the master programme who select option 2, have to complete 24 ECTS of compulsory courses from option package 2.

From the courses listed below, students must obtain 24 ECTS credits.

5ECTS credits - Machine Learning and Big Data Processing
4ECTS credits - Computer Vision
4ECTS credits - Digital Communications
4ECTS credits - Wireless Communication Channels
4ECTS credits - Mobile and Wireless Networks
3ECTS credits - Image and Video Technology

Option 3: Measuring, Modelling and Control

Students registered in the 2nd year of the master programme who select option 3, have to complete 24 ECTS of compulsory courses from option package 3

From the courses listed below, students must obtain 24 ECTS credits.

4ECTS credits - Optimization-based Control Design
3ECTS credits - Fault Detection and Isolation in Industrial Processes
3ECTS credits - Measuring and Modelling of Nonlinear Systems
4ECTS credits - Identification of Dynamical Systems
6ECTS credits - High-frequency Electronics and Antennas
4ECTS credits - Advanced Measurement and Identification

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Elective Courses in year 2

Students registered in the 2nd year of the master programme have to select a number of elective courses. Students can also choose one of the Internships (6 or 10 ECTS) as part of their electives. The student has to complete 12 ECTS of electives from the list mentioned below.

From the courses listed below, students must obtain 12 ECTS credits.

4ECTS credits - Advanced Control Theory
3ECTS credits - Cryptography
5ECTS credits - Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis
3ECTS credits - Spectrum Estimation Methods
6ECTS credits - Voice, Image, Coding, Media and Systems
3ECTS credits - Capita selecta Telecom
3ECTS credits - Network Security
3ECTS credits - Telecommunication Networks
4ECTS credits - RF/Microwave Design Techniques: from Datasheet to Product
3ECTS credits - Advanced Manufacturing Technologies and Packaging
6ECTS credits - Laboratories in Photonics Research
3ECTS credits - Multiprocessors and Reconfigurable Architectures
3ECTS credits - Project Computer Engineering
4ECTS credits - CAE-tools for the Design of Analog Electronic Circuits
4ECTS credits - Industrial Measurement Environments
6ECTS credits - Internship (40 days)
10ECTS credits - Internship (60 days)
5ECTS credits - Virtual Reality
5ECTS credits - Theory of information, Coding, Computing and Complexity
4ECTS credits - Lasers
5ECTS credits - Introduction to entrepreneurship (Chaire Berheim)
3ECTS credits - Entrepreneurship
6ECTS credits - Physical Communication
6ECTS credits - Optical Materials
5ECTS credits - Photonic Communication Systems
3ECTS credits - Capita Selecta Multimedia

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Master Thesis

The Master Thesis (24 ECTS) is compulsory. Registration for the Master Thesis is allowed provided that
1. the student doesn't have a combined bachelor-master enrollment
2. the student has already successfully accomplished 45 ECTS of compulsory courses of the master program (exemptions included).

From the courses listed below, students must obtain 24 ECTS credits.

24ECTS credits - Master Thesis Electrical Engineering

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