Study for Engineer

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Master Programmes

Bruface Master of Science Programmes in Engineering

The Université Libre de Bruxelles and Vrije Universiteit Brussel jointly organise five English taught Master of Science (MSc) programmes in Engineering

In addition to the Bruface Master of Science programmes, the Université Libre de Bruxelles (only) organises the following English taught Master of Science programme in Engineering


The title of Civil Engineer

All above MSc Programmes in Engineering lead to the title of Civil Engineer. In Belgium, Civil Engineer (abbreviated Ir) (French: Ingénieur Civil, Dutch: Burgerlijk Ingenieur) is a legally protected title applicable to graduates of the five-year engineering course of one of the six universities and the Royal Military Academy. Their speciality can be all fields of engineering: civil, structural, electrical, mechanical, chemical, physics and even computer science. This use of the title may cause confusion to the English speaker as the Belgian "civil" engineer can have a speciality other than civil engineering. In fact, Belgians use the adjective "civil" as an opposition to military engineers.
The formation of the civil engineer has a strong mathematical and scientific base and is more theoretical in approach than the practical oriented industrial engineer (ing.). 

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