Master of Science in Electromechanical Engineering

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
16 September 2024
Application deadline: NON-EEA students: before 1 April 2024; EEA students: Before 1 July 2024

About this program

Master of Science in Electromechanical Engineering

This master's programme offers a broad range of scientific knowledge and combines a multidisciplinary engineering training with in-depth specialisation (you can choose between four options). As a student, you'll be in close contact with highly qualified academic staff and specialists from industry and research institutes, all within a highly international context in Brussels, the capital of Europe. Start your career in engineering practice or research, and prepare yourself for a challenging and exciting future. 

  • Aeronautics
  • Energy
  • Robotics and mechanical construction
  • Sustainable transport and automotive engineering

As a collaboration between the two largest education institutes of engineering in Brussels - Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Université Libre de Bruxelles - this Bruface programme offers the best of both worlds: a fully English-taught master programme, highly qualified academic staff with a large international network in the field, research facilities and expertise from both universities, and located in Brussels, an internationally oriented city. On top of that, you’ll receive a joint diploma from VUB and ULB.  Our collaboration with T.I.M.E. (Top Industrial Managers for Europe), a network of polytechnic schools and universities in Europe, gives you the opportunity to study abroad in Europe, Japan, China and Australia.

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Admission requirements

As a general rule, every study programme comes with its own set of conditions. 

Which degree is required?

Specific admission criteria

If you hold a Bachelor of Engineering from a Flemish university, you have direct access to the programme.

If you hold a degree from an institution outside of Flanders, you'll need to file an application. If you hold a bachelor's degree in the same field of study, you'll have direct access after evaluation of your application. If you have another engineering degree, the curriculum council will need to approve your application.

  • I have or will soon have a bachelor's degree in engineering sciences of at least three years, or consisting of at least 180 ECTS credits or equivalent (such as 130 US credits or semester contact hours).
  • I have an overall above average grade, which in US grading means level B or a GPA of minimum 3 out of 4.
  • I have obtained a minimum of 20 ECTS credits or equivalent in mathematics courses, and 15 ECTS or equivalent in other fundamental science courses such as chemistry, physics and mechanics.
  • I have obtained above-average scores on the mathematics courses, which means a score of minimum 3.2 out of 4, 15 out of 20 or equivalent B+ level.
  • I am or will be able to prove my knowledge of the English language.

Will I need to sit an entrance exam?

You will not need to sit an entrance exam to begin the programme.

Are there any language requirements?

We accept the following proof of English language proficiency:

  • A secondary school diploma from the Belgian educational system;
  • A certificate from the institution where you completed secondary or higher education, stating that English was the language of instruction;
  • A certificate of one of the following language tests corresponding to the Common European Framework of Reference with minimum level B2:
    • TOEFL (internet-based test) with minimum level: 79
    • IELTS academic module, with minimum level: 6.5
    • Cambridge English minimum grade scale score of 170
    • ITACE with minimum level B2

This proof can be provided by presenting results of a language test or documents issued by your home institution. Please note your language test results must not be older than 5 years at the moment of application.

Are there any other conditions?

Specific admission criteria: If you're coming from another institution, we'll evaluate your admission in a complete application file. If you have a bachelor's degree in the same field of study, you'll be given direct access once your application file has been evaluated. If you hold another engineering degree, your application must be approved by the curriculum council.

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Program content

Common courses Electromechanical Engineering

Common courses 1st year Master in Electromechanical Engineering

  • Control System Design
  • Design Methodology
  • Piston Engines
  • Electrical Drives
  • Turbomachinery


Master 1 Projects 1st year Master in Electromechanical Engineering

  • Project Master 1
  • Development Cooperation Project
  • Team Leader Project
  • Eco-Marathon Project


EEA students: 835 Euro per year.

Non-EEA students: 2,782 Euro per year.

Continuing studies

After graduation students can continue their academic careers as a Ph.D. researchers.

Career paths

A master degree opens doors in many different branches and sectors. You will be able to work in the private sector, (non-) governmental organisations. Not sure what your next step should be? The VUB helps you with your first steps on the job market.

First step in the job market

Can be found in various fields including:

  • machine construction
  • mechatronics
  • automobile industry
  • thermal installations
  • aircraft construction
  • maintenance in every industrial sector (e.g. chemical and nuclear)
  • companies
  • electrical energy (production, transport, distribution, renewable energy, electrical
  • drives, power electronics)
  • energy management and policy, rational use of energy
  • terrestrial transports
  • consulting firms

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Vrije Universiteit Brussel

VUB is a public and modern university located in Brussels, the heart of Europe. Ranked as one of the world’s top universities, it offers a full range of bachelor’s and master’s programmes taught in English. The University counts over 22,000...

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Why study at Vrije Universiteit Brussel

When moving about in Brussels, you hear a lot of different languages. That’s no coincidence, because the city is a melting pot of cultures. With 35% of the population of foreign origin, you can expect a rich cultural environment. Brussels is home to the EU Institutions and several affiliates, NATO HQ, diplomatic representation offices, headquarters for many international companies, NGOs, trade associations, one of the world’s largest press corps, as well as a whole host of international and European schools.

It goes without saying that Brussels offers unique career opportunities. As the home to more than 2,000 international organisations and companies, it offers a wide range of internship possibilities and future career options. Flagship areas include ICT and communication, life tech, finance and law consulting, communications and media agencies, and creative industries.

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Interactive and personal

Being a medium-sized university has its advantages. First of all, it allows frequent personal contact between students, professors and teaching assistants. This is part of a real direct contact culture that is well embedded within the university. Additionally, students are strongly encouraged to interact with each other through group assignments within the curriculum and through the various extracurricular activities.

Choice and flexibility

VUB offers a full range of programmes taught in English where the key concept is flexibility. A system of majors and minors enables students to plan and personalise their curriculum in a way that best meets their interests.

Guidance and service

It is important to VUB to help students familiarise themselves with university life and to provide good guidance. Educational counsellors and study advisers provide students with personalised study guidance on a range of topics. The International Relations office provides students with information on university life and facilitates their integration by organising cultural, social and sports activities with student associations. They also provide information on administrative aspects regarding living in Belgium.

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Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels

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