Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Community Service Engineering Track), Short Course

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 6 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
University of Leuven ,
The track in Community Service Engineering bridges the worlds of technology, of the social domain and the profit sector. Above all, you will solve problems for people. The ‘Community Service Engineering’ track is part of the Postgraduate Programme in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in engineering which offers the opportunity to gain a unique work experience thorough innovative projects in a stimulating environment.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


Next to the innovation project (40 ECTS), participant follow a personal study programme (20 ECTS) which focuses on broadening and technical skills.

Why take this track?

Engineers with the additional profile of ‘Community Service Engineering’ can play a role in:

  • the social profit sector itself
  • companies in assistive technology
  • companies that seek market and/or product potential in the social profit sector

Graduate engineers can (based on their project’s and results) start their own business in an international niche market or perform consultancy assignments for the social profit sector.

Socially aware engineers are particularly widely employable in the labour market because they have been trained at the crossroads between different disciplines and have interacted with a range of audiences and organisations. Thanks to these contacts with partners in the field our graduates build an extensive network within the discipline of Community Service Engineering.

International Dimension
  • The track is fully conducted in English. The interaction between actors in the curriculum will be in English. The track is open to an international target audience of graduate engineers.
  • The pool of project ideas from the university has a number of project proposals from foreign organisations. This means you can work for an international employer if you wish.
  • Both KU Leuven and Thomas More are partner in a European consortium for Community Service Engineering.
  • The postgraduate course of Community Service Engineering has been developed in cooperation with the Olin College of Engineering (USA). International guest lecturers from there and elsewhere will take the floor in the virtual learning environment.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Full-time duration 6 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • Entry Level

Programme Structure

Course Units:
  • Vulnerable Groups in society
  • Organisations in the Social Profit Sector
  • Technology and the Social Profit Sector
  • Interdisciplinary - Building Bridges
  • Courses of your own choice

Academic Requirements

Students are admitted to the Postgraduate Programme in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering after completing the admission and selection procedure.

The conditions for starting this postgraduate programme, after the selection procedure, are:

You have obtained one of the following Master’s degrees:

  • Master of Science in Bioengineering Technology (all)
  • Master of Bioengineering (all)
  • Master of Science in Engineering Science (all)
  • Master of Science in Engineering Technology (all)

OR you meet at least one of the following requirements AND are enrolled in a Master's degree:

  • Obtained a degree that gives admission to one of the Master’s programmes above
  • Finished a bridging or preparartory programme that gives admission to one of the Master’s programmes above

Also an English language certificate is required: a TOEFL score of minimum TOEFL 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 79/80 (internet-based); or an IELTS-score of 6.5.

Students who have been selected and meet the conditions of admission can enroll at one of the participating universities. During the enrolment procedure, students need to be able to present conclusive evidence to prove that they meet these terms (degree, and/or certificate or registration).

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 890 EU/EEA
  • Non-EEA students: the tuition fee will be considerably higher (probably between 4.000 and 7.000 euro). The exact amount has still to be determined.


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