Master of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology

Objectives and Attainment Targets of the Study Programme


Main subject 'Electrical Engineering'

Objectives

  • To acquire the due insights in the energy management of an industry
  • To acquire the due insights in the operation of the electricity grid of the future
  • To acquire the due insights to exploit renewable energy sources from a technical and economical point of view

Attainment targets

  • Is able to perform an energy audit and to report the findings
  • Is able to detect power quality problems and to take corrective measures
  • Is able to evaluate the implementation of renewable energy sources

Main subject 'Automation'

Objectives

  • To acquire the due insights to set up an automation project
  • To acquire the due insights concerning visualization techniques, communitation protocols and modern sensors for automation projects
  • To acquire the due insights in the vertical integration of automation from work floor to management level

Attainment targets

  • Is able to perform analyses on and produce control software for a complex automation project
  • Is able to implement modern sensors and actuators
  • Is able to understand and implement manufacturing execution systems


Learning outcome

Competence field 1: Competences in one/more scientific discipline(s)

  1. Innovatively apply advanced engineering knowledge in real-world problems.
  2. Use specialized tools, components and instruments in an innovative and effective way.
  3. Only for main subject 'Electrical Engineering' (campus Kortrijk): Possess advanced applied knowledge and skills on designing, measuring, analyzing en simulating current electrical energy grid.
  4. Only for main subject 'Automation' (campus Gent and campus Kortrijk): Possess advanced applied knowledge and skills on designing and programming complex automation processes.

Competence field 2: Scientific competences

  1. Perform a scientific literature study.
  2. Formulate a research question for a technical-scientific problem.
  3. Schematize, model and test advanced experiments, processes and systems and test these in an industrial context.
  4. Analyze research results in an objective and critical way.

Competence field 3: Intellectual competences

  1. Reason in an analytical, system-oriented and problem-solving way.
  2. Design, develop, materialize and creatively innovate in an implementation-oriented way, taking into account the operational implications.
  3. Assess an act with critical self-reflection within an uncertain context.
  4. Follow up trends and evolutions in the field of engineering.

Competence field 4: Competences in cooperation and communication

  1. Communicate about own research orally, in writing an in graphics to peers and laymen in Dutch and in English.
  2. Execute projects in a planned way: formulate the objectives, work in a team, report affectively and follow up the project cycle.

Competence field 5: Societal competences

  1. Act in an ethical, professional and social way.
  2. Understand the most important business, normative and legal aspects of the field of engineering.
  3. Act with consideration to durability, environmental, quality and safety factors.
  4. Understand the importance of entrepreneurship in society.


Admission requirements

Immediate Admission (Diplomas issued in the Flemish Community)

Bachelor-Master Diplomas

  • Bachelor of Science in de industriële wetenschappen: elektromechanica

Admission Subject to Passing a Preparatory Course (Diplomas issued in the Flemish Community)

Bachelor-Master Diplomas

  • een niet onder rechtstreekse toelating vermeld diploma van Bachelor of Science in de industriële wetenschappen
  • Bachelor of Science in de ingenieurswetenschappen: werktuigkunde-elektrotechniek

Admission Subject to Passing a Linking Course (Diplomas issued in the Flemish Community)

Tot de afstudeerrichting 'automatisering':

Bachelor-Master Diplomas

  • Bachelor in de elektrotechniek
  • Bachelor in de elektromechanica
  • Bachelor in de energietechnologie
  • Bachelor in de elektronica-ICT
  • Bachelor in de autotechnologie
  • Bachelor in de scheepswerktuigkunde 

Diplomas issued before the introduction of Bachelor-Master Degrees

  • Gegradueerde in elektromechanica
  • Gegradueerde in elektriciteit
Tot de afstudeerrichting 'elektrotechniek':

Bachelor-Master Diplomas

  • Bachelor in de elektrotechniek
  • Bachelor in de elektromechanica
  • Bachelor in de energietechnologie
  • Bachelor in de elektronica-ICT
  • Bachelor in de autotechnologie
  • Bachelor in de scheepswerktuigkunde 
  • Bachelor in het energiemanagement

Diplomas issued before the introduction of Bachelor-Master Degrees

  • Gegradueerde in elektromechanica
  • Gegradueerde in elektriciteit

Admission Procedure for Students holding a Non-Belgian Diploma

Information on admission requirements and the administrative procedure for admission on the basis of a diploma obtained abroad, can be found on the following page:

www.ugent.be/admission


Language Requirements

Language requirements for this study programme differ from the required standard level for Dutch taught study programmes as specified in the Ghent University Education and Examination Code:

Dutch: the student should be able to prove level B2 as defined in the University Education and Examination Code.

English: the student should be able to prove level B2 as defined in the University Education and Examination Code.


Profile of the Programme

This master programme consists of 60 ECTS points. The Master's Dissertation within this programme accounts for 18 ECTS points. The dissertation is typically performed in industry although it is also possible to perform the Master's Dissertation in close collaboration with the in house research activities. During the dissertation, the student learns how to formulate and solve a research question. Typically, a practical realization enables the further validation of the research activities.

Main subject 'Electrical Engineering'

The social awareness related towards energy problems has resulted in a clear focus on energy management within the master programme on electrotechniques. The student gets trained to analyze energy systems in a systematic way and to not only focus on electrical energy. After this analyzing fase, the students looks for alternatives in order to reduce the energy costs. Technical as well as economic considerations are taken into account. Next to the energy problem, the student also studies power quality aspects. Starting from a good understanding of the causes for poor power quality, the student studies the impact and the solutions for the power quality issues. Also renewable energy sources and their implementation aspects in the electricity grid of the future are studied. Besides this, the communication and control of the future smart grid is studied.

Main subject 'Automation'

The programme is characterized by a high number of projects to be performed in good equipped labs in order to stimulate the individual skill development of the students. In the first part of the programme the students learn to manage complex automation tasks related to the shop floor by means of 11 projects (lowest level of the CIM pyramid). Some of the topics are security, communication protocols, soft PLC, … The second part of the programme focusses on the implementation of automation techniques to enhance the collaboration between the shop floor and the management level in a company. Modern sensors and actuators (camera systems, robots) are treated. Also warehouse management, production logistics, production planning and scheduling techniques are studied. Finally the integration of MES and ERP systems is analyzed.