Faculté polytechnique de Mons

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Faculté polytechnique de Mons
TypeFaculty of engineering
Location, ,
Université de Mons, first building of the Faculté Polytechnique de Mons (building formerly Collège de Houdain of 1587)
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 2009 merger of the Faculté Polytechnique de Mons and the University of Mons-Hainaut, the FPMs was the oldest university of the city of Mons and the first civil Engineering school in Belgium (1836). Its first name was École des Mines (Mining School). It is a member of the Top Industrial Managers for Europe (TIME) network, 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 called the University of Mons (UMons[2]).

The Faculty organizes a five-year course and delivers the Engineering (Ir.) and Master of Science (MSc.) degree. An Applied Sciences Doctoral degree (Dr.) is also available at the FPMs.


As of 2005 there were 1200 students at the faculty, with 170 diplomas issued per year. Diplomas offered at the faculty include:

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


Research teams at the faculty work in 25 laboratories over four research centres: Multitel, Materia Nova, Inisma, and CETIC.

International partnerships[edit]

The faculty has 50 Erasmus partners, and 25 direct partnerships with foreign universities. It is a member of the TIME network, and offers double degrees with institutes including:

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Faculty of Engineering" Archived 2013-10-19 at the Wayback Machine, at umons.ac.be (in English)
  2. ^ "Université de Mons". Crossroad Bank for Enterprises. Federal Public Service Economy. 1 January 2009.

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