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Ghent University (UGent) Faculty of Engineering. an introduction http://www.firw.ugent.be info.firw@ugent.be. overview. Faculty of Engineering – Ghent University: some figures our curricula our research our environment: Ghent – Europe - … VTK – student union. overview.

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ghent university ugent faculty of engineering

Ghent University (UGent) Faculty of Engineering

an introduction

http://www.firw.ugent.be

info.firw@ugent.be

overview
overview
  • Faculty of Engineering –

Ghent University: some figures

  • our curricula
  • our research
  • our environment: Ghent – Europe - …
  • VTK – student union
overview3
overview
  • Faculty of Engineering –

Ghent University: some figures

  • our curricula
  • our research
  • our environment: Ghent – Europe - …
  • VTK – student union
ghent university some figures
Ghent University: some figures
  • 8,000 diplomas every year
  • 32,000 students
  • 7,000 employees
  • recent rankings: ‘Ghent University = top’
    • high level of scientific research
    • appealing to
      • students
      • researchers
      • professors
ghent university student facilities
Ghent University: student facilities
  • housing:
    • 6 university hostels: > 1,500 rooms
    • numerous private student flats
  • 20 student restaurants and snack bars, run by UGent
  • job service
  • fully-equipped sports center
faculty of engineering some figures
Faculty of Engineering: some figures
  • 150 professors
  • 675 researchers
  • 220 other employees
    • administration (e.g., student administration)
    • technicians
  • 2,800 students
overview7
overview
  • Faculty of Engineering –

Ghent University: some figures

  • our curricula
  • our research
  • our environment: Ghent – Europe - …
  • VTK – student union
an engineer is someone who
an engineer is someone who...
  • is ambitious
  • is intelligent
  • wants to make a career
  • wants to do a lot of thinking
  • wants an attractive pay
  • wants to be in charge
  • wants security
  • has many interests
  • ...
an architect is someone who
an architect is someone who...
  • wants a lot of variety
  • is ambitious
  • is artistic
  • has a lot of interests
  • is very active
  • is intelligent
  • wants to do a lot of thinking
  • likes an international perspective
  • ...
personal educational profile
personal educational profile
  • possibilities to customize the curriculum
  • wide range
    • bachelor curricula
    • master curricula
    • life-long education
    • Ph.D
  • customized study programmes
    • wide variety of main subjects
    • wide choice of optional courses
    • projects – master dissertation
central educational principles
central educational principles
  • new BaMa-programmes:
    • first in Flanders: first “masters” graduated in 2005-2006
    • official start of master programmes: 2007-2008
    • new bachelor programme from 2008-2009
  • educational principles
    • semester system
    • personal contact between professor and student possible
    • central target: independence for the students
      • ‘real-world’ experience through excercises/projects/dissertation
      • electronic learning environment: minerva
    • personal tutoring during bachelors
    • individual guidance in study route
    • exams: open or closed book
bachelors at the faculty of engineering
bachelors at the Faculty of Engineering
  • 7 bachelors
    • architecture
    • civil engineering
    • chemical engineering and materials science
    • computer science
    • electrical engineering
    • electromechanical engineering
    • engineering physics
masters at the faculty of engineering
masters at the Faculty of Engineering
  • 16 masters
    • architecture
      • main subject: urban design and architecture
      • main subject: architectural design and construction techniques
    • civil engineering
    • chemical engineering
    • materials science
      • main subject: metallurgy
      • main subject: textiles
masters at the faculty of engineering16
masters at the Faculty of Engineering
  • computer science
    • main subject: information and communication technology
    • main subject: embedded systems
    • main subject: software engineering
  • engineering physics
  • electrical engineering
    • main subject: electronic circuits and systems
    • main subject: information and communication technology
  • industrial engineering and operations research
  • biomedical engineering
  • photonics engineering
masters at the faculty of engineering17
masters at the Faculty of Engineering
  • electromechanical engineering
    • main subject: control engineering and automation
    • main subject: electrical power engineering
    • main subject: maritime engineering
    • main subject: mechanical construction
    • main subject: mechanical energy engineering
  • spatial planning
  • textile engineering
  • tourism
  • erasmus mundus master of science in photonics
  • european master in nuclear fusion science

and engineering physics

additional education
additional education
  • subsequent master’s programmes and postgraduate studies
  • doctoral programmes
  • life-long education
    • Institute for Continuing Education (IVPV)
    • www.ivpv.ugent.be
educational infrastructure
auditoria with multimedia equipmenteducational infrastructure

laboratoria – practical halls

  • 6 computer rooms with more than 150 computers permanently available to the students
educational infrastructure20
educational infrastructure

libraries

  • UGent-library
  • FirW-library: ‘syllabib’ en ‘cyberbib’
  • libraries within departments

e-learning: minerva

content
content
  • Faculty of Engineering –

Ghent University: some figures

  • our curricula
  • our research
  • our environment: Ghent – Europe - …
  • VTK – student union
research activities
research activities
  • applied physics and applied mathematics
  • architecture – environmental planning
  • biomedical engineering
  • chemical technology
  • civil engineering
  • electronics
  • information and communication technology
  • materials science
  • mechanical engineering
content23
content
  • Faculty of Engineering –

Ghent University: some figures

  • our curricula
  • our research
  • our environment: Ghent – Europe - …
  • VTK – student union
international network
international network
  • Erasmus program
    • student exchange
    • high quality European universities
    • UGent is most active participant
  • BEST
    • summer courses
    • choice between > 60 universities
  • IAESTE
    • traineeships abroad
    • choice between > 80 countries
    • UGent-FirW is most important Belgian partner
content26
content
  • Faculty of Engineering –

Ghent University: some figures

  • our training
  • our research
  • our environment: Ghent – Europe - …
  • VTK – student union
students for students vtk
students for students: VTK
  • Vlaamse Technische Kring (VTK):

student union Faculty of Engineering

  • activities:
    • tutoring – syllabi – reception of new students
    • culture – sports – quiz – parties
    • recruitment
    • ...