Rheology is an interdisciplinary science concerned with the flow and deformation of matter. It encompasses processing problems encountered with complex industrial fluids such as plastics, food products, coatings, industrial slurries, etc. The objective of this programme is to offer an advanced education programme in rheology and its applications to different engineering areas. As an interdisciplinary science, it links the following fields:
o Molecular biology
o Chemical and mechanical engineering
o Textile and food technology
EURHEO combines the expertise of six leading European universities in the field of rheology. The curriculum is designed to provide graduates with the necessary skills to understand the relevance of rheology in materials science and engineering and to apply that knowledge to solve real-world engineering problems both autonomously and as a member of a multidisciplinary research team. The EURHEO study programme is tailored individually to the needs of each student. At KU Leuven, the programme is closely linked to the Master of Science in Engineering: Chemical Technology. Each EURHEO student is required to study at a minimum of two universities in two countries. Upon completing their studies, students receive multiple degrees from the universities at which they completed their coursework and training.
This is an initial Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis.
International Student Requirements:
An admission policy is intended to ensure equal opportunity of access to higher education for qualified European and third country students. In general the programme will assess students individually on the basis of their previous academic record, a letter of motivation and the availability of places (in case of student number limitations at some institutions).