Master  of science in Physical Engineering - FYAP2M
Thanks to an in-depth coverage of the various fields of physics (optics, electricity, mechanics, quantum physics, physics of materials,...), this open and comprehensive training will prepare the student towards a broad spectrum of professional and industrial specializations, as well as advanced technology activities featuring a strong “research” bias. It is based on a close dialogue between the formal representation of concepts within the field, the implementation of numerical simulation tools to grasp the consequences of these representations, and also experimentation via practical tutorials. Throughout the training, the student will have many opportunities to frequent experimental labs, to put formal learning into practice, and to implement cutting-edge research tools within these application fields. A traineeship in industry or in a research lab in Belgium or abroad can complement the training.
The student’s curriculum will consist of at least 120 credits covering two years, with a minimum of 60 credits per year, and comprising :
• a core curriculum of at least 53 credits, including a final thesis, compulsory courses, and general interest electives;
• a 30-credit specialization;
• specialized elective courses, or one or more additional options (each totalling at least 20 credits, except for the management option) chosen from amongst the 8 options of the curriculum (nanotechnology, materials science, applied physics, basic physics, numerical modelling, optics, management or launching of small and medium-sized companies).
The final thesis is generally written during the last year. However, students may choose to take any given course in the first or second year, subject to possible prerequisites. This will be the case in particular for students pursuing part of their education abroad.
If, in the course of his (her) former curriculum, a student has already been credited with a subject included in the compulsory core curriculum, or any training deemed equivalent, this subject will be replaced by elective courses, while conforming to imposed constraints. The student is responsible for checking whether the minimum total number of credits has been reached, as well as those of the specialized field, which will appear on the final diploma.
Wathever the focus or the options chosen, the programme of this master shall totalise 120 credits, spread over two years of studies each of 60 credits
Options and optional courses
Accessible complementary Master’s degrees: Master’s degrees in nanotechnology and nuclear engineering, biotechnology and applied biology, once they have been set up, will be natural extensions of the curriculum.
Accessible Ph. D. curricula : by virtue of its training towards and via research, the Master’s in applied physics engineering gives its students an excellent preparation towards Ph. D. studies. Instructors involved in the Master’s are members of the MAIN ("materials, interfaces and nanotechnology") doctoral school, which is there to welcome students who wish to further their studies via a Ph. D.
The continuing education interuniversity institute (IUFC) has recently defined university certificates in the field of materials engineering (see http://www.web-o-net.org/emailing/iufc/materiaux/). These certificates are meant for various graduate adults, university or industrial engineers or bioengineers. An update of these certificates will follow the new curriculum proposed by the MAPR department.
Contact person: Professor Jacques Devaux - tél. 10/47 35 56
| 3/08/2011 |