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FPMs Entrance Exam


To be able to register on a Bachelor’s course in engineering, it is necessary to pass a specific entrance exam. This is a legal obligation in accordance with Article 50 of the Decree of 31st March 2004 (Bologna) “defining higher education, promoting its integration into the European Higher Education Area and refinancing universities”.

 

For who and why?

This exam is aimed at those who have successfully completed their secondary education, or those in their final year of secondary school who wish to pursue the highly demanding applied sciences undergraduate studies on offer at the FPMs.

You must surely already be aware of your potential for learning and your interest in maths, science and engineering, as well as your level of readiness in these areas. It is likely that you have compared the information available on our website to your own expectations.


We want you to be sure of your choice. This is the main reason for the entrance exam.

On top of this compulsory factor, the entrance exam also allows applicants to test themselves. This is an academic exam and NOT a competition. It is also worth noting that this is the first time many students will have had contact with the University.

Selection is based solely on candidates’ personal qualities. There is no limit to the number of students admitted.

You do not need to be a genius to pass this exam but, as with all academic exams, serious and thorough preparation is required.

Programme

The entrance exam is made up of two types of tests:

 (Dowload the brochure (in French) in pdf form here)

Compulsory Tests

For most applicants, the entrance exam covers maths only. The are NO exemptions; all participants must take all the tests.

Here you will find the entrance exam programme (in French).

Optional Tests

These concern non-mathematical subjects. Students who do hold a Belgian CESS are required to take these tests.

Here you will find details of the non-mathematical subjects (in French).


When and where? 

Each year, the Faculty of Engineering (FPMs) holds two entrance exam sessions.

July session 

Mathematical subjects: 3 separate tests from Friday 1st July to Friday 8th July in Mons and Charleroi

The written trigonometry test is for all faculties that offer applied sciences and is held on Tuesday 5th July 2016 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

The other two dates for the oral exams are communicated to the students based on which exam group they are in.

Non-mathematical subjects: the week of 27th June 2016

September session

Mathematical subjects: 3 separate tests from Thursday 1st September to Friday 9th September 2016 in Mons only.

The written trigonometry test is for all faculties that offer applied sciences and is held on Tuesday 6th September 2016 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

The other two dates for the oral exams are communicated to the students based on which exam group they are in.

Non-mathematical subjects: the week of 29th August 2016

Maps:

Mons - Amphi Stiévenart - rue du Joncquois, 53

 

Charleroi - 38-42, bd Joseph II


What happens after? 

Once you have passed the entrance exam, the FPMs will issue you with a certificate of achievement in order for you to register on the first year of the Bachelor’s in Engineering (general) or Architectural Engineering.  

The first year of the Bachelor’s in Engineering (general) is organised in Mons and Charleroi (day classes).

The first year of the Bachelor’s in Engineering (Architectural Engineering) is organised in Mons only.


Anymore questions?

Feel free to contact us on +3265374030 or via admission.polytech@umons.ac.be 

   

Here is an extract from "Polytech News 50"

Article by Antoine Remiot, FPMs student, and Marc Pirlot, Professor at the University of Mons.

"How to prepare for the entrance exam..." (in French)

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Click on the photo to read the article.