Faculté polytechnique de Mons

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Faculté polytechnique de Mons
TypeFaculty of engineering
Location, ,
Ancient buildings of the FPMs (Faculté polytechnique de Mons) and statue of the founder, rue de Houdain.
Buildings of the FPMs, Boulevard Dolez.

The Faculty of Engineering of UMONS (French: Faculté Polytechnique de Mons (FPMs)) is a faculty of engineering at the University of Mons in the Wallonia region in Belgium.[1]

Before the merger between the "Faculté Polytechnique de Mons" and the University of Mons-Hainaut which took place in 2009, the FPMs used to be the oldest university of the city of Mons and the first Engineering school in Belgium (1837). Its first name was «École des Mines» (Mining School). It is a member of the TIME network (Top Industrial Managers for Europe), an association of 50 leading Engineering Schools and Faculties in Europe. On January 1, 2009, the Engineering Faculty of Mons and the University of Mons-Hainaut merged into a new university simply called the University of Mons (UMONS).

The Faculty organizes a 5 years course and delivers the Engineering (Ir.) and Master of Science (MSc.) degree. One can also get the Applied Sciences Doctor degree (Dr.) at the FPMs.



  • BSc. in engineering
  • MSc. in engineering (Architecture, Chemistry, Electricity, Computer and Management, Mechanics, Mining and Geology).
  • Dr. in Applied Sciences

1200 students (2004–2005). Diplomas per year: 170.


Research teams :

  • 25 laboratories
  • 4 research centres (Multitel, Materia Nova, Inisma, CETIC). All these web sites have English versions.
  • Spin-offs : 4.
  • Start-ups founded by young FPMs engineers: 20.
  • Patents : 5 patent families.

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Faculty of Engineering" Archived 2013-10-19 at the Wayback Machine., at umons.ac.be (in English)

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Coordinates: 50°27′07″N 3°57′09″E / 50.45194°N 3.95250°E / 50.45194; 3.95250