Bachelor's degrees

The Louvain School of Engineering organises two bachelor's programmes:

Civil engineering bachelor's degree

This programme consists of 180 credits divided into three annual blocks. It is organised around:

  • 120 credits of mandatory scientific courses (mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science) focusing on engineering projects, together with English courses and nontechnical courses enabling students to develop ideas and skills that will be useful in their future engineering career.
  • two engineering science specialized tracks, each with a different focus. The purpose of this dualpathway system is to provide a solid foundation in two specialisms of engineering science, to increase students' technical flexibility or to prepare them for a civil engineering master's in a field related to several basic orientations offered through the bachelor's programme.

The seven specialized tracks available in engineering science are the following: applied chemistry and physics, construction, electricity, biomedical engineering, computer science, applied mathematics and mechanics. Students can also opt for a single engineering science track and another interdisciplinary minor subject from the UCLouvain course catalogue.

An entrance examination is mandatory to access engineering science studies.

Computer science bachelor's degree

This programme consists of 180 credits divided into three annual blocks. It is organised around:

  • 150 credits of mandatory science and computer science courses, computer science projects, English courses and nontechnical courses enabling students to develop ideas and skills that will be useful in their future IT career.
  • a specialist computer science option for 30 credits. Students can also opt for another interdisciplinary minor subject from the UCLouvain course catalogue.
Important note

The bachelor's programmes have undergone significant reforms, introduced in autumn 2018, enabling them to evolve in order to offer courses perfectly aligned with the skills required in the employment market.

The active learning approaches developed at EPL offer students a stimulating, productive working environment that enables them to acquire basic scientific and technical skills together with the methodological knowledge they will need for their future careers as students and as engineers.

The bachelor's programme is taught in French, though many reference books are in English to enable students to acquire certain technical terms in this language and prepare gradually for the master's, which is taught in English.