This programme applies to students enrolled for the first time in this programme in 2018-2019, or already enrolled in 2017-2018 but with less than 45 credits obtained. For the others, see https://uclouvain.be/prog-2017-fsa1ba-structure
The bachelor's programme in Engineering Sciences: Engineering, totals 180 credits spread over 3 years:
- A basic scientific formation of 120 credits,
- Two specialized formations of 30 credits (one of these specialization tracks can be replaced by an opening minor in another Faculty).
The student opts for two different trainings in specialized Polytechnics. The aim of this double specialization track in Polytechnics is to enable the student to acquire a basic training in two specialties in Engineering Sciences, thus increasing his technical polyvalence, or to prepare for a master in Engineering Sciences situated mid-way between the basic orientations at the bachelor's level. The dividing up of the work volumes for the options in Polytechnics are equivalent to 10 credits in the second year and 20 credits in the third year.
The student has the possibility to replace one of the specialization tracks by an accessible opening minor.
The seven different specialization tracks in Engineering Sciences are :
- Biomedical Engineering: The aim of this track is initiating the students to the multidisciplinary field of biomedical engineering. First, this requires an introduction to the different disciplines of life sciences (biology, anatomy, biochemistry, etc.). Next, a familiarization with fundamental challenges from the different pillars of biomedical engineering will be provided (bioinstrumentation, biomaterials, biomechanics, artificial organs, medical imaging, biological systems modeling, etc.). The students will then be able to deploy these skills in order to solve basic problems in biomedical engineering.
- Civil Engineering: The aim of this track is initiating the students to the basic concepts of civil engineering. In addition to the theoretical fundaments about structures, materials, soil mechanics and hydraulics, the students will be immersed in the “civil engineering culture” and will acquire concrete experience by practical and laboratory works, basic projects and site visits.
- Electricity: The aim of this track is initiating the students to the basic concepts of electrical sciences and providing them the fundamental notions in the scientific and technical fields linked to electricity and its applications. More precisely the students will discover the fundaments of electromagnetics and physical phenomena forming the basis of electronic devices working ; as well as the basic concepts of electronics, telecommunications, and electrodynamic converters.
- Mechanics: The aim of this track is to enable the students to increase and broaden their knowledge and skills in different areas of Mechanical Engineering. More specifically, this programme offers the students the opportunity to build a solid background knowledge of continuum mechanics (fluid and solid mechanics) and thermodynamics, both from the theoretical and the applied standpoints. Further, it offers applied but rigorous training in machine design, analysis of machine components and manufacturing. Finally, this programme allows the students to develop a strong expertise in mathematical modelling and methods for numerical simulation.
- Computer science: The aim of this track is to enable the students to master the basic concepts in the field of computer sciences. More precisely this specialization trains the students to acquire basic fundaments in computer sciences (algorithmic and data structures, computer languages, informatic systems, databases); and the capacity to analyze and solve algorithmic problems by applying its knowledge in the field of computer and engineering sciences.
- Applied Mathematics: The aim of this track is to enable the students to increase and improve their knowledge and skills in various fields of applied mathematics and to understand their basic concepts. More precisely this specialization trains the students in the design, analysis and implementation of mathematical models for engineering sciences in the industry, and in the elaboration of effective strategies to optimise their performance.
- Applied Chemical and Physics: The aim of this track is to enable the students to build a broad knowledge skills base in applied chemistry and physics (including thermodynamics and kinetics) opening avenues to the main fields of chemical and environmental engineering, advanced materials engineering, as well as physical engineering. The acquired skills cover a wide range of physical scales, from atomic to macroscopic and industrial dimensions, and prepare to the professions of the engineering master in chemistry and materials science swell as the master in physical engineering (chemical and environmental engineering, sustainable chemistry and energy, nanotechnology, (nano)electronics, optics, advanced materials including biomaterials, sensors and transducers, etc.).