Summer Courses in Engineering

Annulation en raison de l’épidémie COVID-19 – Cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic


Summer Materials Break

Knowledge, analysis and prevention of materials failure

An International Summer Course is now open to non-specialized engineering students interested in the field of mechanical properties and failure of materials, from basic knowledge to prediction.

This is planned as a 10 days session offering high quality academic courses with lectures, plant visit, practical workshops and a technical workshop with top industrial speakers.

The program will also include cultural events and social activities in or close to Mons, a day tour to Brussels  organized with local students, with whom the participants will interact daily.

Activities will be organized from Wednesday 1st July to Friday 10th July.

The course is organized in sessions of 6 hours each back to back with an Industrial workshop on practice of failure analysis in collaboration with the Failure Analysis Society. The workshop features plenary lectures and contributed presentations by specialists in the fields.

Fields of activity:

  • Materials characterization
  • Materials mechanics
  • Failure analysis
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Metallography
  • Reliability and reliability-centred maintenance

Learning objectives:

Understand why and how materials fail under mechanical solicitations and how to prevent this by using non-destructive testing and reliability-based maintenance.

Targeted audience:

Students in Bachelor’s degree (second and third year) and Master’s degree (First year) in engineering or related fields.

2 ECTS will be awarded under the condition of a positive evaluation at the end of the course. Participants are advised to check transferability to their home institution. Attendants should have at least B2 proficiency in English.

Application form:

Registration form

More information on the leaflet.

For any further information: summer.polytech@umons.ac.be