Master in Forests and natural Areas Engineering [120.0] - BIRF2M
The Master in Forests and Natural Areas with a professional focus is designed to train bioengineers in the field of management, protection and sensible and sustainable exploitation of forests and natural areas in a great variety of ecological and socio-economical contexts.
The programme is designed to train future bioengineers to become:
Training provides students with:
Strongly multidisciplinary in character, this Master focuses on the practical application of the skills, knowledge and techniques that students acquire for the solving of concrete problems. The training also reserves a lot of room for field education and relies on the expertise of professionals in the fields of management, landscaping and exploitation of resources. A particular emphasis is placed on the mechanistic study of processes, the analysis of complex systems, fusion of multi-source data and support for decision-taking and the ability to think on the long-term.
This programme comprises a series of activities totalling 120 credits spread over two years worth 60 credits each. It is structured as follows:
The overall structure of the Bachelor in Engineering (Bioengineering) and the Master in Bioengineering clearly reflect the concepts of specialization, gradual choice and individualization of the courses.
1st cycle (Bachelor):
2nd cycle (Master):
This overall structure gives students the opportunity to customize their programme whilst at the same time retaining both the comprehensive nature of the training and the foundation elements of university education: independence, competence, open-mindedness and interest in research.
The sixteen elective modules, which partly overlap at the level of the four Masters in Bioengineering, correspond to fields of activity identified on the basis of a wide-ranging survey of graduates of the Faculty working professionally and of contacts with potential employers.
NB: Enrolment in the additional interdisciplinary training module in “Business Creation” is not automatic. In order to enrol, students must submit their application to the coordinators of the Business Creation programme and participate in the selection process.
Additional training "Business Creation"
The interdisciplinary training in “Business Creation” is one of the elective modules proposed within the framework of the Master in Forestry and Natural Areas. However, since this module is worth 20 credits (instead of the 15 credits provided for an elective module), some modifications of the common core curriculum are required.
This additional programme features in the Master programmes of various faculties (Bioengineering, Law, Business Management, Civil Engineering and Psychology). It is designed to provide students, as potential creators, with the tools for analysis and understanding which will help them appreciate how entrepreneurship works when creating or taking on a business and develop projects of this kind within existing organizations.
For further information on this training programme, please refer to: http://www.uclouvain.be/cpme.html
Wathever the focus or the options chosen, the programme of this master shall totalise 120 credits, spread over two years of studies each of 60 credits
The Master in Bioengineering programme follows on the Bachelor in Engineering (Bioengineering) with a minor in Environment. Access to this Master is also possible after a minor in “Agronomy”, providing a small adaptation of the programme that must be validated by the academic secretary.
Successful completion of this programme enables direct entry to other training programmes in the second and third cycles.
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