Personal programme

Putting together your own programme

Your postgraduate programme comprises an innovation internship (40 credits) and an individual training programme with courses comprising at least 20 credits. You put together your own programme based on the competences you wish to continue developing. In addition, you can choose from courses across Flanders. In the end, you’re the one who decides in what areas you wish to expand and deepen your development, which means your programme is especially tailored to you.

 

Advanced and cross-cutting courses

One of the main benefits of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering Postgraduate Programme is that the programme includes so much more than technical courses. It also pays attention to cross-cutting fields such as communication, economics, ethics, law, project management, HR management, and so on. You can also include in-house company training in your programme.

 

Whereas the advanced courses allow you to specialise in a specific technical field, the cross-cutting courses are aimed at developing your personal, entrepreneurial and innovation skills. More specifically, your individual programme must include

 

  • at least nine credits’ worth of courses on innovation, entrepreneurship and professional skills;
  • at least three credits’ worth of technical-expertise courses (linked to your innovation project).

 

You can take up any remaining or additional credits by enrolling in courses from a supplementary programme on entrepreneurship and professional skills.

 

You can find all the learning outcomes of the postgraduate programme here.

Technical expertise courses

 

You choose 3 credits’ worth of technical training courses. These are field-specific technical courses needed to support your innovation project. These courses can be selected from all the university programmes, in consultation with your coach and with faculty approval. Business programmes are also included.

 

Courses on innovation, entrepreneurship and professional skills

 

In consultation with your coach and with faculty approval, you must select at least nine credits’ worth of courses on innovation, entrepreneurship and professional skills. This programme is built around these four thematic course clusters:

 

  • innovative entrepreneurship
  • basic economic knowledge
  • entrepreneurial skills and management
  • advanced and cross-cutting skills.

 

If you click through to this list, you can find the complete interuniversity overview of all the courses that fall under this category.

 

Additional recommended courses

 

If you still have some credits left, after selecting courses from the two categories above, or wish to take more credits, then take a look at this list of additional recommended courses. These supplementary courses are organised by all the participating universities and focus on entrepreneurial and professional skills. The proposed course components are grouped according to the following themes:

 

  • basic economic knowledge
  • entrepreneurial skills and management
  • advanced and cross-cutting skills.

 

Approval of your training programme

Are you not sure about which courses to select or would you like help with your selection? If so, please contact us. After you have put together your personal programme, the POC must still approve your programme.

 

By taking behavioural and/or personality tests you’ll get better insight into where you need to hone skills or knowledge more.

 

Here are a few tests

Self-assessments