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Back Materials Engineering (Bachelor) 2022/2023


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


    School of Engineering
    Campus de Azurém
    4800-058 Guimarães

    Tel: +351 253510179 / 253510160 Fax: +351 253510178


The main objectives of the degree in Materials Engineering are:
- Ensure sound training in materials physics and chemistry;
- Provide students with the scientific knowledge regarding the properties of different types of materials;
- Promote the study of materials manufacturing methods and technologies;
- Develop the students ability to interpret structure-properties-processing relationships of the materials;
- Enable the material selection according to its application.

Key learning outcomes

The Degree in Materials Engineering aims to provide students with appropriate skills for their integration into the labor market and to ensure that they have adequate ability and responsibility to make a contribution in their area of expertise. In this sense, the Degree in Materials Engineering gives graduates the skills, knowledge and confidence that ensure their ability to identify the relevant properties of various types of traditional materials, characterize and interpret the different structures of materials and estimate their suitability in technical applications. For a wide array of metallic, polymeric and ceramic materials, the graduates should know the manufacturing technologies and processes applicable to obtaining products and know how to apply and integrate their knowledge in solving problems in contexts related to their field of study.

Access to higher education

This course gives students the technical and scientific ability to pursue subsequent specialization studies providing access to Masters Courses in Materials Engineering or related áreas.


Graduates in Materials Engineering cover a significant range of activities, from polymers, metals, ceramics and composites, with special emphasis on the automotive, electronics, foundry, metalworking, textile, ceramics and footwear industry and in the energy and environment sectors, among others. Since Materials is an area that is typically associated with a strong scientific activity, it is easy and attractive to undertake postgraduate studies and internships in Portugal or abroad. Companies and R&D entities are also career opportunities for Materials Engineers.






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

Entrance Testing 

07 Physics and Chemistry
19 Mathematics A 

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Aditional Information

Study Plan

Regime Curricular Unit Scientific Area ECTS
Year 1 60
S1 Calculus for Engineering M 5
S1 General Chemistry for Enginnering QUI 5
S1 Introduction to Materials CEM 5
S1 Linear Algebra for Engineering M 5
S1 Programming and Algorithms CE 5
S1 Technical Drawing CE 5
S2 General Physics Fis 5
S2 Introduction to Polymer Science CEM 5
S2 Mathematical Analysis for Engineering M 5
S2 Mechanical Behaviour of Materials CEM 5
S2 Phase Diagrams CEM 5
S2 Opção UMinho 5
Arithmetic, Geometry and Music M 6
Data Mining for Data Science TSI 6
Education and Creative Global Citizenship CEd 6
Inclusive Design DG 6
Introduction to Augmented Reality, Optical Systems and Applications Fis 6
Knowledge and Innovation Management G 6
Leadership and Entrepreneurship EIS 6
Mathematics Behind Things M 6
Sport and Health EF 6
Statistical Literacy M 6
Topics in Astronomy and Cosmology Fis 6
Year 2 60
S1 Chemical Metallurgy CEM 5
S1 Complements of Mathematical Analysis for Engineering M 5
S1 Electricity and Electromagnetism Fis 5
S1 Heat Transfer Fundamentals CE 5
S1 Materials Laboratory I CEM 5
S1 Polymer Science CEM 5
S2 Atomic and Molecular Structure CEM 5
S2 Materials Laboratory II CEM 5
S2 Physical Metallurgy CEM 5
S2 Polymer Physics CEM 5
S2 Rheology CEM 5
S2 Statistical Methods M 5
Year 3 60
S1 Ceramic Materials and Glasses CEM 5
S1 Computational Modelling and Numerical Simulation CE 5
S1 Numerical Methods MQ 5
S1 Physics of the Materials CEM 5
S1 Polymer Biomaterials CEM 5
S1 Processing of Metallic Materials CEM 5
S2 Ceramics Processing CEM 5
S2 Composite Materials CEM 5
S2 Heat Treatments CEM 5
S2 Integrator Project in Materials Engineering CEM 5
S2 Materials Laboratory III CEM 5
S2 Polymer Processing Techniques CEM 5


A3ES Accreditation status:
Resolution publication date:
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Cr 157/2021
Registry Date:
Accreditation validity: