There is a lot of 'innovation potential' in the social profit sector, but
because of the absence of interaction between engineers and the social sector, this potential cannot be realised.
Graduated engineers fully master the technical skills. The 'classical' engineer training is indeed focused on an extensive scientific basis with courses like mathematics, chemistry, physics, electricity, mechanics and electronics. However, the main focus of engineers lies on solving problems for people. Sometimes there is (too) little attention to this.
In this new programme we combine modules professional knowledge with project work in which engineers work together towards solutions for real needs
of people and organisations in the social profit sector.
By receiving training at the crossing of supplementary disciplines, getting to know a lot of organisations and their target groups, engineers with an extra certificate 'Social engineer' or 'Community Service Engineering' are versatile at the labour market.
The participants also improve their linguistic skills because the programme is taught in English and will take place in an internationsal setting with partners from the Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden.
The training takes one academic year and has been conceived in such way that study and work can be combined. Lessons are planned on Friday and Saturday. One third of the time students meet face to face, two thirds of the time they can learn through an interactive online learning platform.
- On our general website: https://iiw.kuleuven.be/cse
- On our website with all practical details: http://wwww.cse-education.be
- In the KU Leuven programme book under this link: http://onderwijsaanbod.kuleuven.be/opleidingen/e/CQ_52939941.htm