M.Sc. Electro-mechanical Engineering (Energetics)

| Liège, Belgium
Electro-mechanical Engineering - A field of predilection : energetics at University of Liège, It has as its goal the study of the complete energy chain: from production (the conversion of primary energies) up until the distribution of energy. It also deals with the management of the demand for energy, taking into account environmental and economic problems.



The development of energetics was strongly galvanised by the petrol crises of the 1970s. The latter revealed to Europeans the extent to which their standard of living was dependent on the price and availability of energy. Today the major challenge is to limit greenhouse gas emissions and more particularly those of CO2, produced during the burning of fossil fuels such as natural gas, coal and petrol. An energeticist is the engineer who puts into practice the clean and efficient combustion of hydrocarbons. During his or her education programme, he or she will also study the various types of renewable energies and nuclear power stations.

One of the major challenges of the contemporary world is the emergence of new countries who are high consumers as they are developing rapidly (China, India, Brazil, etc.). We thus have to demonstrate imagination in order to manage limited resources as well as possible, whilst overcoming the more and more considerable problems posed by local, regional and global pollution and the planet's ecological balance.

To confront these challenges and the technical, economic and environmental problems which follow from them a new type of engineer is necessary. Their training must be very multipurpose and rest on the major axes of electro-mechanics. With strong bases in the fields of energy resources and renewable energies, heat engines, and electrical and hydraulic machines, the energeticist fulfils these criteria. He or she also receives reinforced education in electrical, thermal and fluidics measurement, electrical energy networks, transfer processes and the analysis of thermal, chemical and electrical systems.

The energeticist is also trained in the optimal simulation, exploitation and management of the major energetics systems, such as electricity power stations (hydraulic, nuclear and fossil fuel), electricity transport and distribution systems, or heating, refrigeration and air conditioning systems.

A very large number of possibilities are offered in terms of external training programmes, end of study work projects and studying abroad.

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Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

The 1st bloc of the master programme offers a general education with a focus on energy, mainly oriented toward the fundamental fields of electricity, mechanics, thermodynamics, chemistry and materials. All this knowledge must be called upon to carry out an integrated energetics project, worth 8 credits. In the 2nd bloc, students can choose between an observation and an integration internship in a company or a research centre, as a part of your final project (25 credits). You can pick from 2 options for the master programme.

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  • a bachelor in the same curriculum;
  • the same master with a different focus;
  • a university degree of 1st or 2nd cycle of long-cycle programme, subject to the academic authorities' decision and to additional requirements defined by them;
  • an academic degree similar to those mentioned above, delivered by an institution of higher education, in French Community or outside it, subject to the academic authorities' decision and to additional requirements defined by them;
  • a foreign academic degree recognised as equivalent to those mentioned above in application of the aforementioned decree, of a European directive, of an international convention or another legislation, under the same conditions.

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University of Liège

Liège, Belgium

Belgium The University of Liege is the only public, pluralist and complete university institution of the French Walloon-Brussels community. It is a part of the Wallonia-Europe University Academy. It aims at maintaining a fair balance between teaching, research and community service activities, in the broad lines recognised by its complete university status.

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