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Erasmus Mundus Japan Master of Science in Imaging and Light in Extended Reality (Ghent et al)
This two-year Erasmus Mundus programme 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.
What is the programme all about?
The Erasmus Mundus – Master of Science in Imaging and Light in Extended Reality provides a multidisciplinary and innovative approach combining Imaging, Lighting and Information Technology. Students will develop the necessary professional and social skills that will prove useful in both the European and Japanese context. Graduates will have competences in Extended Reality (XR); Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality (AR, MR & VR), industrial environments with robots and complex elements, and finally Imaging, Rendering and Lighting.
IMLEX is a joint Erasmus Mundus master’s programme in partnership with Japan. Upon successful graduation, you will receive a joint degree from KU Leuven, Université Jean Monnet (France), University of Eastern Finland and Toyohashi University of Technology (Japan).
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.
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- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering,
Photonics, or a related field with good grades issued by an internationally recognised university.
- Good command of the English language. TOEFL iBT 92, IELTS Academic 6.5, PTE 62 or bachelor's or master's degree conducted in English language.
The degree should include sufficient studies in computer science, completed at a high level of excellence. The basic skills expected are specifically: programming skills, knowledge of the theoretical foundations of computer science, data structures and algorithms, databases and data management. These skills are separately evaluated for each candidate. Applicants lacking the necessary background in one or more of the aforementioned skills can only be accepted onto the programme in the most exceptional of cases.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Photonics and Optics Fundamentals
- Design and Analysis of Algorithms
- Robotics and XR
- Physical Optics
- Eye Tracking
- English or Japanese or national language course
- Mathematical Methods for Phototonics
- Applications of Phototonics
- Color Science
- Advanced Spectral Imaging
KU LEUVEN, BELGIUM (LIGHTING TRACK)
- Lighting Science
- Lighting Technology
- Lighting Metrology
- Lighting Design
- Lighting Business
- Academic English or Japanese language course
UJM, FRANCE (COMPUTATIONAL IMAGING TRACK)
- Real-time 3D Visualization
- Real-time Processing of Conventional/Non-Conventional Image with GPU
- Complex Computer Rendering Methods in Real Time
- Machine Learning: Fundamentals and Algorithms
- Deep Learning and Computer Vision
- English or Japanese or national language course
- Human Sensation & Perception
- X Reality and Psychology
- 3D Vision Computation
- Robotic Perception and Human-Robot Interaction
- Data Science and Analysis
- Advanced Research Methods
- Japanese Culture and Society
- Case Study in Imaging and Light in XR
- Japanese Industrial Technologies and Innovations
AT ACADEMIC OR INDUSTRIAL PARTNER
- Master’s Thesis
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
- The tuition price for local/EU students is: €4,000 per year
- The tuition price for International/Non-EU students is: €8,000 per year
Credits: 120 ECTS
The IMLEX programme 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.
IMLEX graduates will find broad employment opportunities in various sectors including lighting, robotics, imaging and optics.
Upon completion of the programme, 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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