Five good reasons for studying at the Louvain School of Engineering
- HIGH QUALITY TEACHING AND LOW TUITION FEES
EPL has adopted a project-based approach 20 years ago, and has been developing and improving its teaching methods ever since, with the support of the Louvain Learning Lab, and most recently with additional support from the ILV language institute. Furthermore, the regional government runs a subsidy system allowing EPL to apply very attractive tuition fees.
- INDUSTRY ORIENTED TRAINING STRONGLY GROUNDED IN RESEARCH
EPL has developed strong links with industrial partners, some of them world leaders in their fields. This has resulted in interesting internship opportunities for students, cutting-edge applied research and excellent job opportunities upon graduation. A third of EPL students get a job proposal before graduation, approximately 70% have a paid activity within 3 months of graduation and, most importantly, 94% are happy in their work, according to a recent survey of alumni conducted in 2017.
- INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK AND STRONG PARTNERSHIPS ACROSS THE GLOBE
Studying at EPL also opens doors to programmes with our prestigious partners across the globe. Furthermore, master’s courses are in English. This has resulted in an ever-increasing offer of international exchange programmes and double-degree agreements, as well as in an ideal preparation of our students for today's global society. There are over 120 nationalities present on UCL's campus without mentioning the 200.000+ learners following its on-line courses via the edX platform worldwide!
- A WORLD-CLASS UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1425, UCL is one of the oldest universities in Europe. Erasmus, Mercator and Vesalius are just some of the famous names who have studied here. The university demonstrates this excellence in an important variety of domains spanning across the humanities and social sciences, the medical sector and science and technology, as well as in the many areas where these intersect. As an example, the university runs two hospitals allowing engineering students to lead challenging and rewarding projects with concrete applications.
- EXCITING AND REWARDING CAMPUS LIFE
EPL is located in Louvain-la-Neuve, the main campus of UCL. It is a safe environment, free of car traffic, and surrounded by 300 hectares (750 acres) of woods. Yet it is close to Brussels and thus ideally connected to all of Europe, with capitals such as London, Paris or Amsterdam just a short train ride away. The campus offers excellent sports infrastructures, and the students enjoy a rich and engaging social life. They participate in the engineering students' annual show La Revue des Ingénieurs or join one of the 80 student projects "Kots-à-projet" (KAP). One of the most exciting current opportunities is the student-led project UCL to Mars, in collaboration with the Mars Society and supported by NASA.
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