Education

Academic Programme

 

The von Karman Institute offers a wide variety of educational programs, going from short training internships and final year projects for undergraduate students over a full year of Research Master specialization, up to a complete PhD Research program:

 

 

 

 

 

The RESEARCH MASTER IN FLUID DYNAMICS (master-after-master): An accredited Master after Master specialization program of one academic year, with courses and master thesis project (60 credits). Teaching and supervision by the VKI faculty

 

The DOCTORAL PROGRAM: A multi-year program of basic research in fluid dynamics carried out in collaboration with a Belgian university or with the home university of the candidate.

 
The SHORT TRAINING PROGRAM: A program to acquaint highly qualified undergraduate students with the practises of modern fluid dynamics.

 
The BELGIAN UNIVERSITY MASTER THESIS PROGRAMME in fulfillment of the requirements of a Belgian University or Industrial Engineering school: Students enrolled in a engineering, industrial engineering or physics Master program at a Belgian University of Engineering School can carry out their Master Thesis project at the VKI under the supervision of a VKI faculty member, in agreement with their home university.
 
 
The FOREIGN UNIVERSITY MASTER THESIS PROGRAMME in fulfillment of the requirements of a European or American University: Students enrolled in a engineering or physics Master program at a foreign (non-Belgian) University or Engineering School can carry out their Master Thesis project at the VKI under the supervision of a VKI faculty member, in agreement with their home university.

 

The APPLIED RESEARCH ORIENTATION PROGRAM: graduates of the research master may be further instructed in the methodology of applied fluid dynamics and the practice of independant research.

 

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The educational and research programs of the Institute are organised within the following areas of specialisation:

  • Aeronautics and Aerospace,
  • Environmental and Applied Fluid Dynamics,
  • Turbomachinery and Propulsion.

The VKI operates a comprehensive range of experimental and computational facilities covering virtually all aspects of the above fields. Necessary support is provided by facility engineers, electronic and photographic laboratories, a computing centre, a technical library, a computer-aided drawing/design office and well-equipped workshops.

 
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