The importance of electricity in our society
ETEC's primary field of action is Electrical Engineering, encompassing
all applications of electrical energy in our society:
- Electrical machines, electric drives and power electronics
- Electric traction, transport technology and environmentally
- Electric lighting
- Numerical applications in electrochemistry
- Electric installations, production and distribution of electricity
ETEC offers its engineering students a multi-faceted
and exciting training with vast career opportunities
in different sectors: research, industry, services and government.
ETEC's rich research tradition in the field of electric vehicles
originate from the transportation technology centered cirriculum
where both conventional and alternative drives are treated in
the light of global mobility and environmental policies.
This specific training, which takes into account all modes of
transport,, anticipates pre-eminently
on current social problems.
ETEC's Vision on engineering education
Through many years experience in education, research and servicing,
ETEC has developed an in-depth vision on its primary task, the
education of the engineer.
On one hand, engineering education must stimulate the student's
scientific development through research activities in an enriching,
technological environment. ETEC have thus always focused on new technological
developments, such as the electrically propelled vehicle or the
numerical analysis of electrochemical processes.
On the other hand, ETEC is well aware that the strength of the
Belgian university engineering education is based on the polyvalence
of the civil engineer. An ETEC graduate must pre-eminently be
a generalist, able to solve a variety of problems and thus deploy
his/her competences in various situations and various professional
functions, while providing contribution to the common social
ETEC will offer its students therefore a broad education as
part of a general scientific and technical engineering culture,
also giving attention to the social responsibility
of the engineer as an intellectual.
Summarising one can say that ETEC, taking into account the wide
social relevance of its domain of activity, offers an ideal education
and research enviroment for shaping the engineers