Machine Design and Production Engineering Unit

A continuum of activities from CAD to Production 4.0 Mechanical manufacturing technologies and mechanical design. Reliability and industrial maintenance.

Machine Design and Production Engineering Unit provides a coherent set of training courses, ranging from geometry, the central discipline of mechanics, to the design and organisation of production lines. Training ranges from the 1st year of the Bachelor’s degrees in Engineering and Architectural Engineering to the 2nd year of the Master’s degree in Engineering. The Unit also supervises doctoral theses and participates in continuing education activities.

The supervision of design projects (manufacturing technology in the 3rd year of the Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering; machine construction in the 1st year of the Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering; industrial projects, Shell Eco-marathon and Eurobeat in the 2nd year of the Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering) is the major educational investment of the Unit. These project activities can be considered in an international interdisciplinary context.

Four coherent blocks can be identified:

  • Geometry, graphic methods, topography, dimensional metrology
  • Mechanical manufacturing technology
  • Machine construction
  • Design, organisation and maintenance of production units - Operational excellence

Our research activities are focused on modelling and experimentation in manufacturing technology (conventional and robotic machining, additive manufacturing; metals, composites, ceramics), mechanical design and maintenance 4.0. The Unit hosts the GMAKE prototyping laboratory, which is open to UMONS members and our partners.

Contact person

Bâtiment Joncquois - GMECA
53, Rue du Joncquois
7000 Mons
+32 (65) 374548

Some numbers

  • 15
  • 10
    PhD students
  • 40
    Publications per year
  • 10
    Current projects
Service / FPMS - Génie mécanique