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Back Polymer 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:
  • Polymer Engineering and Science


    Course Director
    Carla Isabel Domingues Correia Martins
    Tel: 510335

    Academic Coordinator


    Mobility Academic Coordinator
    Rosa Maria Castro Fernandes Vasconcelos
    Tel: 510292 /517178

    School of Engineering
    Campus de Azurém
    4800-058 Guimarães

    Tel: 253510179; 253510160 Fax: 253510178


The course grants university level training in a domain of great economic relevance and technological development. The strategic importance of training and development in the area of Polymeric Materials is particularly visible in a large number of products surrounding us in our daily activities and that allow us to use them more easily (automobile, sports, electronics, computers, mobile phones and packages). The course combines a solid training in Engineering with a thorough knowledge in plastics, their main transformation techniques and project principles. It also aims at developing the critical spirit and innovation capacity of the graduates, providing them with the adequate skills to respond to industries and services in the plastics industrial sector.

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 enter both national and international labour markets. The laboratories available at the Department of Polymer Engineering are some of the most advanced and better equipped in Europe.






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 Calculus EE CB 5
S1 General Chemestry EE CB 5
S1 Graphical Representation I CE 5
S1 Integration Unit 1 CB; CEP 5
S1 Introduction to Polymers CEP 5
S1 Linear Algebra EE M; CB 5
S2 Graphical Representation II CE 5
S2 Integration Unit 2 CE; CB; CEP 5
S2 Mathematical Analysis EE M; CB 5
S2 Physics EE CB 5
S2 Polymer Science I CEP 5
S2 Statistical Methods EE CB 5
Year 2 60
S1 Algorithmics and Programming SI; CE; CB 5
S1 Complements of Mathematical Analysis EE M; CB 5
S1 Electromagnetism EE CB 5
S1 Integration Unit 3 CE; CB; CEP 5
S1 Polymer Science II CEP 5
S1 Transport Phenomena CE 5
S2 Electrotecnics and Electronics CE 5
S2 Heat Transfer CE 5
S2 Integration Unit 4 CE; EIS; CEP 5
S2 Materials Resistance in Polymer Engineering I CEP 5
S2 Numerical Methods EIS 5
S2 Polymers Science III CEP 5
Year 3 60
S1 Integration Unit 5 CEP 5
S1 Mecânica Computacional em Engenharia de Polímeros CEP 5
S1 Polymer Processing I CEP; CEM 5
S1 Polymer Science IV CEP 5
S1 Reology CEP; CEM 5
S1 Resistência de Materiais em Engenharia de Polímeros II CEP 5
S2 Composition and Polymers Modification CEP; CEM 5
S2 Costs Engeneering EIS 5
S2 Integration Unit 6 CEP 5
S2 Mould Design CEP 5
S2 Polymer Processing II CEP; CEM 5
S2 Termoendurecíveis CEP 5
Year 4 60
S1 Behaviour and Quality of Plastic Materials CEP 5
S1 Complementary Solutions of Manufacturing EIS 5
S1 Integration Unit 7 CEP 5
S1 Mechanics of Composite Materials CEP 5
S1 Polymer Processing III CEP 5
S1 Projeto com Plásticos CEP 5
S2 Management and Environment in Plastic Industry CEP 5
S2 Natural and Biodegradable Polymers CEP 5
S2 Opção I 5
Non-Conventional Molding Techniques CEP 5
Option I - High Performance Polymers CEP 5
S2 Opção II 5
Advanced Mould Design CEP 5
Advanced Techniques for Structural Characterization CEP 5
S2 Opção III 5
Coatings and Adhesives CEP 5
Option V - Machining of Metals EngMec 5
Special Topics of Extrusion CEP 5
S2 Opção UMinho 5
Data Analysis with Statistical Software: SPSS and R M 5
Environment and Energy ENG 5
Foreign Language Level 1 - German LLC 5
Fundamentals of Astronomy and Cosmology Fis 5
Gestão de Ativos ENG 5
Management of Knowledge and Innovation G 5
Reading and Writting for Academic Production and Knowledge LEP 5
Year 5 60
A Thesis CEP 40
S1 Final Project CEP 20


A3ES Accreditation status:
Resolution publication date:
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Ef 2563/2011
Registry Date:
Accreditation validity: