Faculty of Engineering Technology (IIW)
The Faculty of Engineering Technology of Hasselt University is a young faculty established in 2013 when the industrial science programmes of the university colleges were integrated into the universities.
The Bachelor and Master programmes in Engineering Technology are organised in collaboration with KU Leuven.
The Bachelor programme is a multidisciplinary basic programme with the primary purpose to lead on to the subsequent Master''s programmes. There are six specialisations: civil engineering technology, chemical engineering technology, electromechanical engineering technology, electronics and ICT engineering technology, nuclear engineering technology and packaging engineering technology.
The eight Master''s programmes (biochemical engineering technology, civil engineering technology, chemical engineering technology, electromechanical engineering technology, electronics and ICT engineering technology, energy engineering technology, nuclear engineering technology and packaging engineering technology) produce academically trained industrial engineers who can function as widely employable problem-solvers and/or developers. The industrial engineer is required to convert technology into practical solutions and implement technological innovations in industrial processes. The programme emphasises research, contributions to society and industrial practice.
The Faculty has opted for high-quality applied research within a number of selected multidisciplinary spearheads. Part of the its research activities are conducted within Hasselt University''s research institutes. This is the case for research in the fields of packaging technology, functional layers, medical diagnostics, solar energy and energy storage (at imo-imomec), medical imaging, environmental chemistry and reuse of natural radioactive material (at CMK) and road design (at IMOB).
The activities of the civil engineering research group are housed in the new Application Centre for Concrete.
The Faculty of Engineering Technology strives for quality education, state-of-the-art quality multidisciplinary technological research and the practical application of knowledge. The Faculty focuses on the region, while maintaining a broad international orientation.
Through active collaboration with regional industry in terms of education, research and services, the Faculty seeks to play an active role in the region''s further economic development.