Civil engineers are expected to design and construct basic infrastructure for our everyday lives while at the same time respecting and improving the environment.
This Master’s degree programme aims to train experts in the field of civil and environmental engineering who will be able to take into account sustainable development, as well as the unique prototype scale of the projects and the complex natural world in which these projects take place.
The future civil engineer will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to become:
- a professional engineer capable of integrating multiple fields of civil and environmental engineering
- apratical engineer who can his/her knowledge for solving real-world problems and use appropriate civil engineering tools and techniques, either on construction sites or in design offices
- a specialist in cutting edge methods used in civil and environmental engineering: construction, hydraulics, geotechnology, structures, materials and environment
- a manager capable of supervising projects alone or contributing as part of a team
The multidisciplinary training offered by the Louvain School of Engineering (EPL) emphasises a combination of theory and practice as well as analysis, design, manufacturing, production, research and development and innovation while never losing sight of issues related to ethics and sustainable development.
On successful completion of this programme, each student is able to :
- Structures: design and calculation (cement, metal, wood, composite materials)
- Geotechnology: soil mechanics, foundations, subterranean drainage
- Hydraulic loads and open channel flow
- Infrastructure projects (bridges, dams, roads, tunnels)
1.2 Identify and use the modelling and calculation tools necessary to solve problems in the fields mentioned above
1.3 Validate problem solving results
2.2 Model a problem and design one or more original technical solutions with the specifications note in mind.
2.3 Evaluate and classify solutions with regard to the criteria in the specifications note (efficiency, feasibility, quality, ergonomics, security) as well as the limits (workforce, materials, construction site security and accessibility, budget, etc.)
2.4 Test a solution as a blueprint, prototype and/or model scaled down for laboratory testing or numerical modelling.
2.5 Come up with recommendations to improve the operational nature of the solution under study.
3.2 Suggest a model and/or an experimental device allowing for the simulation and testing of hypotheses related to the phenomenon being studied.
3.3 Write a summary report in such a way as the results are usable later on by other people; explain any potential theoretical and/or technical innovations resulting from the research
4.1 Frame and explain the project’s objectives while taking into account its issues and constraints (deadlines, quality, resources, budget) 4.2 Collaborate on a work schedule, deadlines and roles to be played 4.3 Work in a multidisciplinary environment with peers holding different points of view; manage any resulting disagreement or conflicts. 4.4 Make team decisions and assume the consequences of these decisions (whether they are about technical solutions or the division of labour to complete a project). 4.5 Communicate effectively through reports, blueprints, presentations or other documents tailored to your interlocutor/contact person
6.2 Find solutions that go beyond strictly technical issues by considering sustainable development and the ethical aspects of a project.
6.3 Demonstrate critical awareness of a technical solution in order to verify its robustness and minimize the risks that may occur during implementation.
6.4 Evaluate oneself and independently develop necessary skills to stay up-to-date in one’s field.