Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Prof. dr. ir. Ingrid Verbauwhede
Dept. Electrical Engineering - ESAT
Kasteelpark Arenberg 10
B-3001 Heverlee (Leuven)
E-mail: studyingEE (at esat.kuleuven.be)
The EE program
The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering programme provides graduate students with the foundational knowledge needed to pioneer the next generation of networked integrated systems. Students from around the world are drawn to the programme's excellent faculty, comprehensive curriculum, stimulating learning environment and state-of-the-art research facilities.
Our goal is to teach students the technical skills and methods that they need to contribute to the creation of future ICT infrastructures. The close link between education and research exposes students to challenging topics during their coursework and master thesis research.
In order to follow the program, students must have a basic background in electrical engineering. The programme provides an in depth training on ICT and electronic systems design. Students can choose to specialize in one of the following options:
Electronics and integrated circuits
focusses on the design of electronic and integrated circuits (IC's or chips) for a wide range of electronic systems in telecommunications, audio- and sensor applications, biomedical systems and power electronics.
Embedded systems and multimedia
focusses on applications in processing, security and transmission of digital signals (with emphasis in multimedia) and their implementation in multi-chip and embedded systems.
In addition to these two main options, the program offers specific elective courses on the following topics:
- Computer security and privacy
- Biomedical information technology
- Data mining
- Modeling and optimization
- Semiconductor physics
- Power electronics
The master thesis project is made in close cooperation with the ongoing research in the Electrical Engineering Department during the second year of the programme. This exposes students to the latest research in these fields and provides them with the opportunity to perform high-quality research in a topic of their choosing.
About Leuven, KU Leuven and ESAT
About Leuven: The city of Leuven is located in the center of Belgium, 25 km from the capital city Brussels and Brussels airport. It has around 90,000 inhabitants of which many are students. The city is well-known for its historic city hall, abbeys and beguinage (a UNESCO world-heritage site).
The university campus is integrated in the city of Leuven.
The engineering campus is located in the park of the Arenberg castle. The city also hosts a large number of high-tech companies.
About the University of Leuven: Situated at the heart of Western Europe, KU Leuven has been a centre of learning for almost six centuries. Founded in 1425, KU Leuven is the oldest university in the Low Countries. At present, KU Leuven caters to more than 31,000 students, around 12% of whom are international students from more than 120 nations. KU Leuven ranks among the top ten European universities in terms of its scholarly output.
About ESAT: The electrical engineering department (ESAT) is the largest department within the university and has been the starting point of IMEC and many spin-off companies. It is a highly regarded research institution with many researchers being in the fore-front of their field worldwide.
ESAT research groups involved