Quality assurance

At the University of Antwerp we ensure the quality of our programmes. Every programme goes through a six-year quality assurance cycle.

In year three, we review the quality assurance of the programme during the internal process monitoring and control. In the fall of 2016 this was done for the Master of Electronics and ICT Engineering Technology.

A peer review in year six concludes the cycle. The study programme conducts a self-reflection and has  discussions with internal and external experts and with an independent student. 

From 25th to 27th November 2019 the peer review team visited the Master of Electronics and ICT Engineering Technology and decided to confirm its confidence in the programme.

Strengths of the programme

The programme aims to train industrial engineers who meet the needs of the professional field and society. The graduates are professionals with a solid scientific research base who can solve complex problems from design to realization. The master of Electronics and ICT Engineering Technology has a solid research base, for example in IDlab and CoSys-Lab, which conducts fundamental and applied research into internet technologies and data science. There is a good balance between theory and practice in the programme. Initially, there are general engineering subjects, but gradually there is more specialization. The emphasis on knowledge acquisition gradually shifts towards more skills and competence-based education. The professional field is strongly present in the programme by guest lecturers, company visits and industry-oriented topics for the master's thesis. Students can do a company internship as part of their master's thesis. The programme excels in good guidance of students. Students greatly appreciate the brand new building on Campus Groenenborger. The review team was impressed by the involvement and commitment of students to continuously improve the programme. The review team praised the iMaginelab, a lab where students work together on projects they initiate on their own initiative.

The programme will examine how it can further strengthen students' critical thinking, design and research skills and the engineering attitude. She will also investigate how giving feedback to students and encouraging independence can lead to even better learning results. The programme strives for a balance between master's thesis topics from companies on the one hand and from research groups on the other. Although communication with students is already intensive, the training will make it even more effective and focused. Finally, the program will clarify its ambition with regard to interdisciplinarity and support students from disadvantaged groups even more. The program also focuses on blended learning and activating teaching methods and on collaborative learning between advanced and starting students.

Facts and figures

The website ‘opleiding in cijfers’ gives you more detailed information about all programmes in Flemish university colleges and universities.