The concept of MEPRO is innovative both in the structure and in the content. The course is structured in a backbone based on Integrated Laboratories (LI) over the semesters, where the activities of Product Engineering are developed based on projects. The i-team will interact with a degree in Product Design (UMINHO), for example, through joint workshops and projects. Work in a collaborative environment will be actively promoted, in interaction with the industry.
The basic skills are developed in a semester in the tough courses, being the acquired knowledge grounded in the next semester. The complementary skills are developed in the semester through seminars on LI. The course contents were selected based on their relevance to the objectives of MEPRO. The faculty, with varied backgrounds and experienced, will favor the integration and sedimentation of the knowledge acquired during the master course in the LI.
Regarding content, the MEPRO integrates various traditional areas, which generally do not interact, leveraging synergies among them. The design brings a human aspect to the product´s function, the engineering skills underpins the scientific knowledge of materials, tools and methodologies for product development and its manufacturing processes; skills in management and engineering economics deals with the aspects of achieving business success, with innovation and entrepreneurship. The MEPRO graduates will be able to design and develop innovative and competitive products, from the design phase to the validation of the final product on the market.
The MEPRO emerges as a teaching project:
- Innovative and with a strong image, allowing new audiences and attracting excellent students
- Integrator, and flagship of EEUM/DEP/DEM, pretending to be a reference to national and international levels.
- to support the national industry, in order to generate added-value and to be more competitive by promoting the importance of developing innovative products.
Key learning outcomes
1. Analyze, model, design and manufacture of products;
2. Select and characterize materials for specific applications;
3. Specify industrial processing systems;
4. Testing, evaluate and ensure the quality of products;
5. Using information systems for communication, data acquisition and control;
6. Plan and have the ability to manage product development projects;
7. Understand the overall functioning of the economy and the fundamentals of enterprise management;
8. Integrate sustainable development practices in the design and manufacture of products;
9. Develop skills-oriented to product development, from business plan to marketing;
10. Involve students in project activities and research;
11. Support the consolidation of relevant competitiveness and technology poles and industrial sectors.
Access to higher education
This Master degree provides basic training to carry out a course of 3rd cycle (PhD) in the same scientific area, or other areas