Computer Engineering and Management
The work of computer and management engineers is essential in innovative companies, to listen and understand the needs of clients and to respond to them through modelling, optimisation and computer implementation. Indeed, computer and management engineers can be found in all sectors, from pharmaceutical companies to financial services. This course focuses on carrying out collaborative projects, dealing with real business problems and deliverables. International mobility, in the form of an inter-team challenge from different countries or Erasmus exchanges, is an integral part of the programme.
The specialist focus on Artificial Intelligence and Decision Aid concentrates on methods and tools of optimisation, decision support, data analysis and IT. A significant part of the programme is devoted to management and technological innovation in particular.
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For those with another academic qualification, acquired in or outside the French Community of Belgium, admission is possible on the basis of an EU/non-EU or personalised application.
The training of computer and management engineers can lead to further studies, either to specialise in the domain, to complement their training, or to carry out research:
As part of another Master’s or Specialised Master’s in engineering at UMONS or at another European university, specialising in, for example, Total Quality Management, industrial risk and safety of operations, transport management, to name but a few, or a Master’s in Business Administration.
To write a doctoral thesis as part of their PhD in engineering (particularly in collaboration with the University’s and Faculty’s research centres).
The programme description defines the expected learning outcomes, i.e. what the student should know, understand and be able to achieve by the end of a learning activity, a teaching unit or a study cycle (Bachelor's, Master's, etc.). Learning outcomes are defined in terms of knowledge, expertise and soft skills.
At the end of the Master's, students will be able to:
- Mobilise a structured set of scientific knowledge and skills and specialised techniques in order to carry out computer and management engineering (AI and decision aid) missions, using their expertise and adaptability.
- Imagine, design, carry out and implement projects and solutions to address a complex problem in the field of computer and management engineering, including decision making, optimisation, management and production, by integrating different needs, contexts and issues (technical, economic, societal, ethical and environmental).
- Plan, manage and lead projects in view of their objectives, resources and constraints, ensuring the quality of activities and deliverables.
- Work effectively in teams, develop leadership, make decisions in multidisciplinary, multicultural, and international contexts.
- Communicate and exchange information in a structured way - orally, graphically and in writing, in French and in one or more other languages - scientifically, culturally, technically and interpersonally by adapting to the intended purpose and the relevant public.
- Adopt a professional and responsible approach, showing an open and critical mind in an independent professional development process.
- Contribute by researching an innovative solution to a problem in engineering sciences.
For more information, consult the programme description for this study cycle below (in French).
IT, business mathematics and business management are now interconnected courses. Some examples: implementing a computer system influences the communication within the company and therefore affects the management of human resources. Market research is inconceivable without the support of statistical tools to analyse data. Inventory management is both a software problem, a method of mathematical resolution, and financial management.
These three complementary skills (IT, business mathematics and business management) are included in the computer science and management training. These three skills are essential in all sectors. They open the doors to employment in all fields, allow rapid progression by allowing our graduates to eventually assume responsibility in companies, and facilitate them working independently in small companies and/or creating their own companies.
The most common functions can be classified into six categories:
- Information technology (IT consultancy, management)
- Organisation and planning (all companies and organisations)
- Business management (banking, insurance)
- Engineering (electrical and electronic construction, iron and steel, metallurgy, chemical industry)
- Research and development (universities and research centres)
- Other (e.g. public sector, international organisations, industries).