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Back Materials Engineering (Integrated Master's) 2017/2018


Academic degree:
  • Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree)
  • Master's degree
10 curricular semesters
Azurém Campus, Guimarães (UM)
Main Scientific area:
  • Material Science and Engineering


    School of Engineering
    Campus de Azurém
    4800-058 Guimarães

    Tel: 253510179; 253510160 Fax: 253510178


The course aims at training engineers with a thorough knowledge of the properties of several materials, their manufacturing methods and technologies and the ?structure-property-processing? relationships. It intends to associate an adequate theoretical training, namely in the domains of materials physics and chemistry, with a strong technological component. Additionally, the students should acquire adequate knowledge in the area of material selection and several material characterization techniques.The domain of the course corresponds to a very important subject in developed countries, where large research investments are made, and it is also the centre of activity of many high technology industries. For any country, the strategic significance of the training and development of the area of Materials Engineering is of great importance and is also broadly documented. Nowadays, the need for integrated training profiles, avoiding excessive specialization in a specific type of material, is also recognised.

Access to higher education

This course provides the technical and scientific capacity to access the courses of the second cycle (Master)


The graduates will be able to take on the role required by telecommunications operators of various kinds, by companies working with computer networks, by companies which develop telecommunications equipment and applications and also by content suppliers, bearing in mind the research and development centres which develop their activities within this domain.






Access forms

The access to this Cycle of Studies can be done through the following ways:
- Application for National Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Special Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Local Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Special Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Access to Higher Education Admissions through Re-Entry, Change and Transfer of Course.

Formal requirements

07 Physics and Chemistry
19 Mathematics A

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Recommended requirements

Not applicable.

Aditional Information

Study Plan

Regime Curricular Unit Scientific Area ECTS
Year 1 60
S1 Algorithmics and Programming SI; CE; CB 5
S1 Calculus EE CB 5
S1 Computer Aided Design CE 5
S1 General Chemestry EE CB 5
S1 Linear Algebra EE M; CB 5
S1 Science of Materials CEM 5
S2 Integrated Laboratory 1 CEM 5
S2 Mathematical Analysis EE M; CB 5
S2 Mechanical Behaviour of Materials I CEM 5
S2 Phase Diagrams CEM 5
S2 Physics EE CB 5
S2 Polymers Science I CEP; CEM 5
Year 2 60
S1 Atomic and Molecular Structure CEM 5
S1 Complements of Mathematical Analysis EE M; CB 5
S1 Electromagnetism EE CB 5
S1 Integrated Laboratory 2 CEM 5
S1 Mechanical Behaviour of Materials II CEM 5
S1 Polymers Science II CEP; CEM 5
S2 Applied Statistics CB 5
S2 Chemical Metallurgy CEM 5
S2 Integrated Laboratory 3 CEM 5
S2 Materials Physics CEM 5
S2 Numerical Methods CE 5
S2 Physics of Polymers CEM 5
Year 3 60
S1 Ceramic Materials and Glasses CEM 5
S1 Heat Transfer CE 5
S1 Integrated Laboratory 4 CEM 5
S1 Physical Metallurgy CEM 5
S1 Polymer Processing I CEM 5
S1 Reology CEP; CEM 5
S2 Ceramics Processing CEM 5
S2 Electronic Properties of Materials CEM 5
S2 Heat Treatments CEM 5
S2 Integrated Laboratory 5 CEM 5
S2 Materials and Environment CEM 5
S2 Polymer Compounding and Modification CEM 5
Year 4 60
S1 Electronics and Instrumentation CE 5
S1 Foundry and Welding Technologies CEM; EngMec 5
S1 Integrated Laboratory 6 CEM 5
S1 Materials Degradation CEM 5
S1 Nanostructured Materials CEM 5
S1 Vacuum Technology CEM 5
S2 Individual Project CEM 10
S2 Polymer Processing II CEM 5
S2 Science and Technology of Thin Coatings CEM 5
S2 Selection and Application of Materials CEM 5
S2 Tecnologias de Maquinagem e Conformação CEM 5
Year 5 60
A Dissertation CEM 35
S1 Enterprises Criation and Organization EIS 5
S1 Opção I 5
A1-Materiais Compósitos CEM 5
S1 Opção II 5
Foundry Technology CEM 5
Modelação e Simulação Computacional CEM 5
S1 Opção III 5
Complementary Solutions of Manufacturing EIS 5
S1 Opção UMinho 5
Academic English LLC 6
Data Analysis with Statistical Software: SPSS and R M 6
Environmental Law D 5
Estruturas em Arquitetura ARQ 5
Foreign Language Level 1 - German LLC 6
Green Buildings ENG 6
Innovation in Management of Cities ENG 6
Leadership and Entrepreneurship ENG 6
Occupational Safety and Health ENG 6


A3ES Accreditation status:
Resolution publication date:
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Ef 2562/2011
Registry Date:
Accreditation validity: