Decree of 7 November 2013 defining the landscape of higher education and the academic organization of studies.
The admission requirements must be met prior to enrolment in the University.
Subject to the general requirements laid down by the academic authorities, admission to the specialized Master’s degree programme will be granted to students who fulfil the entry requirements for studies leading to the award of a Master’s (second-cycle) degree and who hold a second-cycle diploma, degree, certificate or other qualification issued within or outside the French Community of Belgium, or whose prior learning or experience has been accredited by the Examination Board as being equivalent to at least 300 credits.
Specific Admission Requirements
This program is open to students :
1) On the basis of their degree : holders of the following degrees :
"Ingénieur civil" of the French-speaking community
"Burgerlijk ingenieur" of the Dutch-speaking community
"Ingénieur civil polytechnique" of l'Ecole Royale Militaire, Brussels
"Burgerlijk ingenieur polytechnicus" of the "Koninklijke Militaire School", Bruxelles
2) On the basis of a decision taken by the teaching committee (of this program) in function of an evaluation of the previous studies and experience of the candidates : candidates with another second cycle university degree or a degree from another institute of higher education of the French-speaking or Dutch-speaking communities (viz. Bio-ingénieur, Bio-ingenieur, Ingénieur civil architecte, Burgerlijk Ingenieur Architect, Licencié en Sciences, Licenciaat in Wetenschappen, Ingénieur Industriel, Industriëel Ingenieur,...)
3) Candidates with a foreign higher education degree may be admitted within the limits stipulated in the Decrees (Decree of the French-speaking Community of 31 March 2004 on the definition of higher education and its integration in the European system of higher education and the refinancing of universities ; corresponding Decrees of the Dutch-speaking Community), following evaluation and approval by the Teaching Committee and respecting the regulations and procedures of the universities participating in the program.
4) Holders of the new degrees (Master ingénieur civil and Master in ingenieurswetenschappen) awarded according to the above-mentioned decrees will have the same rights as soon as these degrees have been awarded by Belgian universities.
Students may enrol in the participating university of their choice. Students' candidacies will first be submitted to the Teaching Committee of the BNEN which will then make a recommendation in function of the criteria set out above.
Accessible to adults
A significant number of the students (about half) are young engineers professionally involved in the Belgian nuclear sector. The complementary degree will give them access to positions of responsibility.
The advanced electives are in part intended as continuing training and are open to foreign participants.
To make it easier for adults to take these courses, they are given as modules. Each course runs from several days to two or three weeks according to its size (number of credits). The timetable is meticulously arranged in advance to enable students engaged in professional life to manage their time between courses and work in consultation with their employer. In addition, these students may spread their program over two years.