The natural objective of the programme is to give engineering graduates a solid scientific foundation. The basic sciences of chemistry, electricity, modern physics and mechanics constitute a significant part of the course. The comprehension and application of these subjects call for the assimilation of various tools: mathematics, computer science, geometry. The future engineer thus acquires the rigour essential to his or her future activities. This programme is the first stage which leads to the Master’s degree of Architecture Engineering.
The tasks that await architectural engineers call for specific training. The programme offered at UMONS Faculty of Engineering is based on the dual personality of the architectural engineer: an engineer, and therefore both a scientist and a technician, but also an architect, sensitive to aesthetic, artistic and human considerations.
In addition to solid basic scientific education, the architectural specialism is developed through courses relating to construction techniques: structural calculations, production methods and materials, technical aspects of buildings (air conditioning, lighting, thermal insulation etc.). This solid technical knowledge will enable the architectural engineer to be actively involved in major construction projects other than traditional housing.
In addition, architecture is not left out: history of architecture, philosophy of aesthetics, architectonic composition... all of which will enable the architectural engineer to design buildings that are not only viable and functional, but also original, pleasing to their occupants and well suited to their environment.
Creativity is developed intensively. Every year, including the first, students will have to complete architectural projects, which will increase in scale and include more aspects as the course progresses.
During their career, engineers cannot limit themselves exclusively to technical work. As for any university student, the knowledge of languages is an undeniable asset fundamental. English, an essential key to success, is mandatory throughout the first three years. At the end of the third year, students are evaluated on the basis of the TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication), an internationally recognized test in the business world. This will provide them with a significant advantage on the labour market.
At the end of this course programme, the students will be able to:
The degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering Sciences: Engineering does not directly lead to employment. Most holders of this degree carry on their studies which lead to the Master of Science in Architecture and Building Engineering.
The Bachelor study programme leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering Sciences: Architecture, enabling subsequent specialization in the Master degree.
The choice of the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Sciences: Architecture is made in the very first year. During this year, however, the proportion of courses specific to architecture is limited. The transition to the second year of Bachelor of Science in Engineering Sciences: Engineering thus remains possible, and vice versa.
Dean: Paul LYBAERT