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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
Campus: 
Brussels Engineering, Sciences & Humanities Campus

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Master of Science in Electronics and Information Technology Engineering

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Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Standaard traject BRUFACE J
Academic year 2017-2018
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 study points.

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.
Title Course titular Semester ECTS credits
Analog Electronics 1st semester 5
Communication Networks: Protocols and Architectures 1st semester 5
Control System Design 1st semester 5
Digital Architectures and Design 1st semester 4
Digital Signal Processing 1st semester 4
Signal Theory 1st semester 4
Communication Channels 2nd semester 5
Image Processing 2nd semester 5
Measurement and Identification 2nd semester 4
Microprocessor Architecture 2nd semester 5
Modulation and Coding 2nd semester 5
Sensors and Microsystem Electronics 2nd semester 5

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.
Title Course titular Semester ECTS credits
Operating Systems and Security 1st semester 4
Project Electronics and Telecommunication 1st semester 4
Operating Systems and Security 2nd semester 4

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.
Title Course titular Semester ECTS credits
Photonics 1st semester 4
Physics of Semiconductor Technologies and Devices 1st semester 5
Advanced Digital Architectures 2nd semester 5
Nano and Opto-electronic Devices 2nd semester 5
Software and Engineering for Embedded Systems 2nd semester 5

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.
Title Course titular Semester ECTS credits
Computer Vision 1st semester 4
Image and Video Technology 1st semester 3
Mobile and Wireless Networks 1st semester 4
Digital Communications 2nd semester 4
Digital Speech and Audio Processing 2nd semester 5
Wireless Communication Channels 2nd semester 4

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.

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.
Title Course titular Semester ECTS credits
Advanced Manufacturing Technologies and Packaging 1st semester 3
CAE-tools for the Design of Analog Electronic Circuits 1st semester 4
Entrepreneurship 1st semester 3
Industrial Measurement Environments 1st semester 4
Internship (40 days) 1st semester 6
Internship (60 days) 1st semester 10
Lasers 1st semester 4
Optical Materials 1st semester 6
Photonic Communication Systems 1st semester 5
Physical Communication 1st semester 4
RF/Microwave Design Techniques: from Datasheet to Product 1st semester 4
Spectrum Estimation Methods 1st semester 3
Telecommunication Networks 1st semester 3
Virtual Reality 1st semester 5
Voice, Image, Coding, Media and Systems 1st semester 6
Advanced Control Theory 2nd semester 4
CAE-tools for the Design of Analog Electronic Circuits 2nd semester 4
Capita Selecta Multimedia 2nd semester 3
Capita selecta Telecom 2nd semester 3
Cryptography 2nd semester 3
Introduction to entrepreneurship (Chaire Berheim) 2nd semester 5
Laboratories in Photonics Research 2nd semester 6
Network Security 2nd semester 3
Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis 2nd semester 5
Project EIT 2nd semester 3
Theory of information, Coding, Computing and Complexity 2nd semester 5
Multiprocessors and Reconfigurable Architectures 1st and 2nd semester 3
Technological processes for photonics and electronics: Laboratory 1st and 2nd semester 4

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 Electrical Engineering 1st and 2nd semester 24