Programme structure

Besides a core curriculum (33 credits) and a final specialization (30 credits), students complete their technical training by selecting courses (a minimum of 34 credits) among the following:

  • Energy
  • Aeronautics
  • Dynamics, robotic and biomechanics
  • Design, manufacturing and mechanics of materials
  • Nuclear engineering

and the module of a multidisciplinary class of your choice.

In the spirit of openness, students can complete their program (a maximum of 20 credits) through multidisciplinary coursework. This includes an internship, completing a language programme, a choice of general knowledge classes or classes in human sciences. This is possible thanks to the flexibility that characterises this master’s programme in civil and mechanical engineering. Based on their course choices, students will eventually select one or two majors.

The graduation (or end of studies) project is normally carried out at the end of the programme (second year). Depending on the students’ programme, he/she may take the courses in the first or second-year if the course prerequisites allow it. This may be particularly useful for those students who pursue a portion of their studies outside of UCLouvain as part of an exchange programme.

These types of programmes will be submitted for approval by the Programme Commission of the Master’s degree in question.


For a programme-type, and regardless of the focus, options/or elective courses selected, this master will carry a minimum of 120 credits divided over two annual units, corresponding to 60 credits each.

> Core courses for the Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering
> Liste au choix de finalités MECA2M
> Professional Focus
> List of electives
> Majors for the Master's degree in mechanical engineering
> Major in aeronautics
> Major in dynamics, robotic and biomechanics
> Major in energy
> Major in nuclear engineering
> Major in design, manufacturing and mechanics of materials
> Cours au choix disciplinaires
> Options et cours au choix en connaissances socio-économiques
> Business risks and opportunities
> Major in small and medium sized business creation
> Cours au choix en connaissances socio-économiques
> Other elective courses
> Other elective courses