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Educational offer

The importance of electricity in our society

ETEC's primary field of action is Electrical Engineering, encompassing all applications of electrical energy in our society:

  • Electrical machines, electric drives and power electronics
  • Electric traction, transport technology and environmentally friendly vehicles
  • Electric lighting
  • Numerical applications in electrochemistry
  • Electric installations, production and distribution of electricity

ETEC offers its engineering students a multi-faceted and exciting training with vast career opportunities in different sectors: research, industry, services and government.

ETEC's rich research tradition in the field of electric vehicles originate from the transportation technology centered cirriculum where both conventional and alternative drives are treated in the light of global mobility and environmental policies.

This specific training, which takes into account all modes of transport,, anticipates pre-eminently on current social problems.

ETEC's Vision on engineering education

Through many years experience in education, research and servicing, ETEC has developed an in-depth vision on its primary task, the education of the engineer.

On one hand, engineering education must stimulate the student's scientific development through research activities in an enriching, technological environment. ETEC have thus always focused on new technological developments, such as the electrically propelled vehicle or the numerical analysis of electrochemical processes.

On the other hand, ETEC is well aware that the strength of the Belgian university engineering education is based on the polyvalence of the civil engineer. An ETEC graduate must pre-eminently be a generalist, able to solve a variety of problems and thus deploy his/her competences in various situations and various professional functions, while providing contribution to the common social good.

ETEC will offer its students therefore a broad education as part of a general scientific and technical engineering culture, also giving attention to the social responsibility of the engineer as an intellectual.

Summarising one can say that ETEC, taking into account the wide social relevance of its domain of activity, offers an ideal education and research enviroment for shaping the engineers of tomorrow.



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