Discover the broadening training opportunities after graduating at the faculty

(29-06-2018) The faculty focuses on lifelong learning. Both young and more experienced professionals can further broaden or deepen their competencies through a range of short to long-term programs at UGain or one of the postgraduates.

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate programme in Fire Safety Engineering

The fire safety engineer understands and applies fire safety engineering (FSE). According to ISO TR 13387-1, fire safety engineering is the application of engineering principles, rules and expert judgement based on a scientific appreciation of the fire phenomena, of the effects of fire and of the reaction and behaviour of people, in order to:

  • save life, protect property and preserve the environment and heritage;
  • quantify the hazards and risk of fire and its effects;
  • evaluate analytically the optimum protective and preventative measures necessary to limit, within prescribed levels, the consequences of fire.

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Postgraduate programme in Management Engineering (taught in Dutch)

This postgraduate study is a techno-MBA in which, in addition to general business management, the operational management of products and services is also discussed. All this is underpinned by analytical and statistical insights, but there is also a lot of attention for soft skills. In this way, this postgraduate expands the field of view of the participants and helps them to grow further in their professional role. The program guarantees an interesting learning environment where the theory is not all thoroughly treated, but also tested against the broad practical experiences in the group. Because the contact sessions are planned outside the working hours, the BIR training can also be perfectly combined with a full-time job.

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Postgraduate programme in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering

The aim of this course is to teach the students the necessary skills so that they can take on innovative and entrepreneurial responsibility in the professional field. During this training the following final objectives are envisaged:

1. Entrepreneurship: reflecting critically on the ideas at all levels involved in the execution of the project, developing vision and strategy for a company, project management, taking responsibility for achieving the objectives, determining market value, cost-benefit analysis, business plan, design a follow-up trajectory.

2. Design & develop and implement in an innovative, realistic, multidisciplinary, creative, integrable, socially responsible, systematic, quality-oriented, safe and critical way.

3. Lifelong learning: independently acquire relevant knowledge, self-reflection, flexibility, efficiency, social awareness.

4. Communicate and collaborate: apply social skills, communicate convincingly, purposefully and efficiently about the project, coordinate with the stakeholders, negotiate and work in a multidisciplinary manner in a business context, conversation techniques, management skills.

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Postgraduate in Internet of Things

Want to be part of the latest revolution in computer science, and become one of the world’s top experts on the Internet of Things? If so, further specialisation is absolutely essential. This postgraduate programme on the Internet of Things offers you the chance to deepen your knowledge and become an IoT expert..

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Today's technology is constantly revamping itself and the professional world is constantly confronted with earlier burn-outs.

In response to the large demand from industry to provide a structure for lifelong learning, and to support the graduates in their professional life, the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at Ghent University in 1995 set up the "Institute for Continuing Education" (IVPV). ), now known as UGain (UGent Academy for Engineers).

By organizing intensive training, which reflects the current state of technology and science, UGain bridges the difference in knowledge with young graduates and offers employees with years of experience the opportunity to orient their careers in a new direction. We speak not only of life-long but also of life-wide learning.

The programs are also always accessible to UGent staff with adjusted participation fees.

  • Low-voltage installations: Design and Exploitation: 6 September 2018
  • Blue Growth Summer School: 10 September 2018
  • Energy technology in buildings: 1 October 2018
  • Black Belt in Lean: October 5, 2018
  • Supplementary training for soil remediation experts module 1: 17 October 2018
  • Process optimization via multiscale modeling and control: November 6, 2018
  • Environmental coordinator type A, type B and transition training (via distance learning)

All information about the offer can be found on

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