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Mechanical Engineering

KU Leuven

48 months
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About

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is offered at KU Leuven.

Overview

Education

All professors and assistants at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at KU Leuven speak English and much of the research work and publications are also in English. It is therefore no problem for foreign students to carry out a PhD research at the Department of Mechanical Engineering. 

To be admitted to the doctoral programme one should have succeeded with honours in his Master examination or any degree equivalent to it (burgerlijk ingenieur (Belgium), Diplom Ingenieur (Germany),...), or in a predoctoral examination. In fact for foreign students the Faculty always requires a predoctoral test, but depending on the candidate’s background, it may be taken immediately after arrival or require a preparation time anywhere between three months and one year. In order to obtain a PhD in engineering (doctor’s degree) the candidate must carry out research during at least three years on a relevant research topic, under the supervision of a professor. The doctoral programme also includes a number of courses to be followed and seminars to be attended. 

Learning outcomes

The doctoral examination consists of the public defence of an original thesis. The thesis should represent research of a theoretical and experimental nature or work of technical-scientific character and should be a significant contribution to the knowledge and know how in the field. It is expected that the candidate will have published most of his results in journals or presented at international conferences.

Programme Structure

Research Mechanical Engineering:
  • Logistics, Mobility & Traffic
  • Manufacturing
  • Biomechanical Engineering
  • Machine and Vehicle Design & Mechatronics
  • Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics
  • Energy Systems & Thermal Fluid Engineering

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Credits

240 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The easiest way to start a PhD application is to find a vacant PhD position in Science, Engineering & Technology and apply online.
  • In principle, the PhD positions on the KU Leuven jobsite already have financing available (via the corresponding supervisor). Please read through the details of the position very carefully and make sure you meet all eligibility criteria! 
  • Each position has a link at the bottom to apply online. You will be asked to fill in an online application ("esollicitatie"). All complete applications will be automatically submitted to the corresponding supervisor of the project for assessment. Possibly the corresponding supervisor will contact you to request additional information.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leuven

810 - 1280 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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