The Faculty of Engineering offers a bachelor’s course designed to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
You will have the opportunity to:
- acquire a progressive, solid and well-balanced foundation of knowledge in the subjects related to the bioengineering profession (mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, earth sciences);
- carry out individual work throughout your three-year bachelor’s course;
- put into practice the concepts acquired during the first term via the applied chemistry project;
- establish links with working professionals through internships and numerous excursions;
- develop the cross-disciplinary skills required to become a bioengineer (languages, group work, scientific communication, management).
The bachelor’s course imparts knowledge in the basic life science disciplines and engineering techniques.
The disciplines fall into five main areas:
- mathematics and data analysis and processing;
- materials and process sciences and engineering;
- life sciences;
- earth and ecosystem sciences;
- social sciences and humanities.
The first year of the bachelor’s course imparts knowledge in fundamental scientific disciplines applied to the study of living organisms and the environment: biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics and earth sciences. During the second and third years, the course provides more in-depth study of living organisms, from molecular to planetary scales, and develops engineering skills.
Third year: choosing an area of in-depth study
In the third year, in addition to compulsory course units, you will include in your programme 22 in-depth credits by choosing to focus on one of the three bioengineering sectors: agricultural sciences, the environment, or chemistry. Choosing a sector and its related credits will enable you to prepare more specifically for one of the four bioengineering master’s courses offered by the faculty, while retaining a high degree of interdisciplinarity.
You will do a field internship as soon as you have completed your bachelor’s course. For one month, you will work in a small or medium-sized company or an association active in the field, in Belgium or abroad.