Erasmus Mundus Japan Master of Science in Imaging and Light in Extended RealityKU Leuven
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Erasmus Mundus Japan Master of Science in Imaging and Light in Extended Reality
This two-year Erasmus Mundus program combining Imaging, Lighting and Information Technology, aims to educate students in advanced technologies, methodologies and practical applications so that they can meet the growing demands of industry and society.
The Master of Science in Imaging and Light in Extended Reality (IMLEX) provides a multidisciplinary and innovative approach combining Imaging, Lighting and Information Technology. The objective is to educate students in advanced technologies, methodologies and practical applications with two goals: to improve the career prospects of graduates and to meet the needs of industry and society. Students will develop professional and social skills useful in both a European and Japanese cultural context. Graduates will have competences in: Extended reality (XR): Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality (AR, MR, VR), industrial environments with robots and complex elements, Imaging, Rendering and Lighting.
All IMLEX students will start their studies in semester 1 for fundamental courses at the University of Eastern Finland. In semester 2, students have to make a choice between two tracks:
- Computational Imaging at Université Jean Monnet (France)
- Lighting at KU Leuven (Belgium)
The second study year (semester 3) starts in Japan at Toyohashi University of Technology, with topics of Lighting and XR / Imaging and XR. Semester 4 is dedicated for the master's thesis in one of the partner universities or in the industry.
The admission policy is intended to ensure equal opportunity of access to higher education for qualified European and third country students. Your admission is based on the evaluation of a complete application file. All applications are evaluated by both KU Leuven Admissions Office and the relevant program director. Final admission decisions will made be at the discretion of the Faculty.
Candidates for this program require:
- Relevant academic background
- Academic excellence
- Letters of recommendation
- Strong motivation
- Proof of English language proficiency
Applicants for the Master’s degree programs are required to have sufficient English language proficiency. The English language proficiency must be proved by:
- IELTS (Academic): overall 6.5 or
- TOEFL (iBT): 92 or
- PTE: 62
For more information about admission requirements, Please visit the university website.
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General Introduction Courses on Imaging, Light and Ectended Reality
- Photonics and Optics Fundamentals
- Design and Analysis of Algorithms
- Robotics and XR
- Physical Optics
- Eye Tracking
- English or Japanese or national language course
- Lighting Science
- Lighting Technology
- Lighting Metrology
- Lighting Design
- Lighting Business
- Academic English or Japanese language course
- Data Science and Analysis
- Advanced Research Methods
- Case Study in Imaging and Light and XR
- Ethics for Researchers
- Human Sensation and Perception
- X Reality and Psychology
Computational Imaging Track
- 3D Vision Computation
- Robotic Perception and Human-Robot Interaction
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available, Please visit the university website for more information.
The courses taught in English.
Please visit the university website for more information about tuition fees
Credits: 120 ECTS
IMLEX graduates will find broad employment opportunities in various sectors including lighting, robotics, imaging and optics.
Upon completion of the program, you will be well equipped with professional and socials skills and you will be an expert who, in addition to a solid theoretical understanding of virtual reality, also possesses strong practical skills in virtual reality applications. Your engineering profile can lead you to careers across the industry from technological expert to researcher or boardroom executive, performing a wide range of functions.
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