Competence field 1: Competences in one/more scientific discipline(s)
  1. Innovatively apply advanced engineering knowledge in real-world problems.
  2. Use specialized tools, components and instruments in an innovative and effective way.
  3. Only for main subject 'Electrical Engineering' (campus Gent): Possess advanced knowledge and skills on electrical energy, energy production and transport, power plants, drive- and automation technology and techniques.
  4. Only for main subject 'Automation' (campus Gent and campus Kortrijk): Possess advanced applied knowledge and skills on designing and programming complex automation processes.
Competence field 2: Scientific competences
  1. Perform a scientific literature study.
  2. Formulate a research question for a technical-scientific problem.
  3. Schematize, model and test advanced experiments, processes and systems and test these in an industrial context.
  4. Analyze research results in an objective and critical way.
Competence field 3: Intellectual competences
  1. Reason in an analytical, system-oriented and problem-solving way.
  2. Design, develop, materialize and creatively innovate in an implementation-oriented way, taking into account the operational implications.
  3. Assess an act with critical self-reflection within an uncertain context.
  4. Follow up trends and evolutions in the field of engineering.
Competence field 4: Competences in cooperation and communication
  1. Communicate about own research orally, in writing an in graphics to peers and laymen in Dutch and in English.
  2. Execute projects in a planned way: formulate the objectives, work in a team, report affectively and follow up the project cycle.
Competence field 5: Societal competences
  1. Act in an ethical, professional and social way.
  2. Understand the most important business, normative and legal aspects of the field of engineering.
  3. Act with consideration to durability, environmental, quality and safety factors.
  4. Understand the importance of entrepreneurship in society.