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Hands-on Enterprise Architecture Training (HEAT)


In a nutshell...

Ever had a dream where you were in a room with a CEO, discussing why their strategy isn't working? Are you driven, eager to learn, in love with complex problems and never afraid to face a challenge? Maybe you never realised it, but you might just be perfectly fit to become an Enterprise Architect.

Being an Enterprise Architect is all about bringing different complex worlds within a company together into one structured plan. Why? To realise a strategy, to help companies achieve their dreams and to make sure every euro spent, is spent well. But Enterprise Architects are not born, they are shaped through experience, the right courses and a lot of hard work.


Welcome to the HEAT programme!

HEAT CASE (In Dutch)

Read all about HEAT, written by IC Institute and Syntra Vlaanderen!

What makes our HEAT programme special?

Practical Information

Enterprise Architects structure different complex realities within an organisation. The profession requires a solid knowledge base, relevant experience and excellent social skills.

Our HEAT programme brings all 3 of these areas together in 1 solid programme, where HEAT stands for Hands-on Enterprise Architecture Training.

Starting date


Location MEA & LEA institute
Heiststeenweg 131, Beerzel Belgium

We prepare you for the challenges you'll face on this journey

Learn the walk

As the first pillar of the HEAT programme, the Master of science in Enterprise Architecture (MEA) course addresses the need for a solid knowledge base.  

Learn the Talk

Being an Enterprise Architect also involves leading your team and organisation to higher grounds, by talking to  and walking with executives, such as CIOs and CEOs who put their trust in Enterprise Architects to guide them through the digital revolution. To enable HEAT participants to talk the talk and walk the walk, peerless social skills are offered by the third pillar of the programme, which is called the LEA.  

And go for glory

Alongside the academic MEA programme and the soft-skill LEA programme, HEAT participants will be immersed in the business reality acquiring relevant experience during multiple real-life internship missions at different participating partner companies. As badges of honour can only be earned out in the field, HEAT participants will learn the trade during these internships.  

Format & duration

26 months to completion


17 course weekends
3 internships
4 full days of soft skills training

Official Master's degree

Master of Science (MSc)' Master of ICT Enterprise Architecture and Certification: Training by


English (MEA & LEA)
Customer's language (internships)

Location Internships

Depending on customer location

Don't just take our word for it...

KBC has been enrolling employees in the regular Master’s programme in Enterprise Architecture at IC Institute for quite some years now. Besides a thorough grounding in the theory of EA and practical cases, there is a strong focus on soft skills such as communication and leadership.

Rudi Peeters, CIO of KBC, is convinced that the internships included in the HEAT programme will offer added value. How about you?

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