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Number of ECTS credits: 
120
Number of years: 
2
Study language: 
English
In cooperation with: 
Université Libre de Bruxelles: Brussels Faculty of Engineering (in short Bruface)
Faculty: 
Ingenieurswetenschappen
accredited by NVAO
Campus: 
Brussels Engineering, Sciences & Humanities Campus

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Master of Science in Electromechanical Engineering

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Master of Science in Electromechanical Engineering

Vehicle Technology and Transport
Academic year 2017-2018
The Vehicle Technology and Transport track of the Master of Science in Electromechanical Engineering (BRUFACE) (120 ECTS) is built up modularly:
1) Common Courses (25 ECTS), partially common courses (16 ECTS) and a master project (5 ECTS) 2) Specific Courses (33 ECTS) 3) Electives (17 ECTS) 4) Master Thesis (24 ECTS) Each of the modules should be succesfully completed to obtain the master degree. The student must respect the specified registration requirements. The educational board strongly suggests the student to follow the model learning track. Only this model track can guarantee a timeschedule without overlaps of the compulsory course units.

Common courses Electromechanical Engineering

This module includes 25 ECTS of compulsory courses, common to all students enrolled for the Master of Science in Electromechanical Engineering, regardless of what specialisation they have chosen, 16 ECTS of compulsory courses that are common to only some of the specialisations within the Master in Electromechanical Engineering (partially common courses) and a master project (5 ECTS). All submodules mentioned below must be successfully completed.

Common courses 1st year Master in Electromechanical Engineering

These courses must be successfully completed in the 1st year of the model learning track (MA1).
From the courses listed below, students must obtain 25 ECTS credits.
Title Course titular Semester ECTS credits
Control System Design 1st semester 5
Design Methodology 1st semester 5
Piston Engines 1st semester 5
Electrical Drives 2nd semester 5
Turbomachinery 2nd semester 5

Partially common courses 1st year MA in Electromechanical Eng., Vehicle Technol.

These courses must be successfully completed in the 1st year of the model learning track (MA1).
From the courses listed below, students must obtain 13 ECTS credits.
Title Course titular Semester ECTS credits
Structural Analysis and Finite Elements 1st semester 5
Vibrations and Acoustics 1st semester 5
Composite Structures 2nd semester 3

Partially common courses 2nd year MA in Electromechanical Eng., Vehicle Technol.

This course must be successfully completed in the 2nd year of the model learning track (MA2).
From the courses listed below, students must obtain 3 ECTS credits.
Title Course titular Semester ECTS credits
Fuel Cells and Batteries 1st semester 3

Master 1 Projects 1st year Master in Electromechanical Engineering

Students have to select and successfully complete one of these projects, in the 1st year of the standard learning track (MA1).
From the courses listed below, students must obtain 5 ECTS credits.
Title Course titular Semester ECTS credits
Project Master 1 2nd semester 5
Development Cooperation Project 1st and 2nd semester 5
Eco-Marathon Project 1st and 2nd semester 5
Team Leader Project 1st and 2nd semester 5

Specific Courses Vehicle Technology and Transport

This module includes 33 ECTS of compulsory specific courses. All modules of specific courses mentioned below must be successfully completed. Registration for these specific courses is allowed provided that the student has already successfully accomplished 30 ECTS of (semi)common compulsory courses of the master program.

Specific courses 1st year MA in Electromechanical Eng. - Vehicle Technology

These courses must be successfully accomplished, in the 1st year of the model learning track (MA1).
From the courses listed below, students must obtain 17 ECTS credits.
Title Course titular Semester ECTS credits
Sustainable Mobility and Logistics 1st semester 3
Hybrid Vehicle Traction 2nd semester 3
Vehicle Structures 2nd semester 5
Railway Technology 1st and 2nd semester 6

Specific courses 2nd year MA in Electromechanical Eng. - Vehicle Technology

These courses must be successfully accomplished, in the 2nd year of the model learning track (MA2).
From the courses listed below, students must obtain 16 ECTS credits.
Title Course titular Semester ECTS credits
Vehicle Electronics 1st semester 6
Supply Chain Management 2nd semester 6
Vehicle Dynamics and Kinematics 2nd semester 4

Elective courses Vehicle Technology and Transport

In the 2nd year of the full-time model learning track, students must successfully complete 17 ECTS of elective courses. Registration for the electives is allowed on condition the student has already successfully accomplished at least 30 ECTS of compulsory courses of the Master in Electromechanical Engineering. Students have to give priority to the master specific electives mentioned below. Provided preliminary approval by the Curriculum Board of Electromechanical Engineering, students are allowed to select a limited number of courses outside the list of specific electives:

- from the other Electromechanical Engineering tracks

- not more than 5 ECTS (1 course) of the required 17 ECTS from the entire VUB master curriculum or the master curriculum of another university.
From the courses listed below, students must obtain 17 ECTS credits.
Title Course titular Semester ECTS credits
Advanced Computational Structural Mechanics 1st semester 4
Advanced internal combustion engines 1st semester 3
Automotive Standardization 1st semester 3
Business Aspects of Innovation in Materials 1st semester 3
Computer Systems 1st semester 4
Entrepreneurship 1st semester 3
Internship (40 days) 1st semester 6
Internship (60 days) 1st semester 10
Introduction to Business 1st semester 3
Operating Systems and Security 1st semester 6
Programmable Logic Controllers 1st semester 3
Acoustic Engineering: Tools and Methods 2nd semester 4
Advanced Control Theory 2nd semester 4
Business Ethics 2nd semester 3
Digital Signal Processing 2nd semester 3
Experimental Fluid Mechanics 2nd semester 3
Fault Detection and Isolation in Industrial Processes 2nd semester 4
Instrumentation 2nd semester 5
Measurement and Identification 2nd semester 4
Microprocessor Architecture 2nd semester 5
Case Studies with Composite Materials 1st and 2nd semester 3
Global navigation satellite systems 1st and 2nd semester 3
Technological Business Development Project 1st and 2nd semester 3

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.
Title Course titular Semester ECTS credits
Master Thesis Electromechanical Engineering 1st and 2nd semester 24