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Back Polymer Engineering (Master) 2022/2023


Academic degree:
  • Master's degree
4 curricular semesters
Azurém Campus, Guimarães (UM)
Main Scientific area:
  • Polymer Engineering and Science


    School of Engineering
    Campus de Azurém
    4800-058 Guimarães

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


The course aims the student to specialize in Polymer Engineering in the areas of composite materials, advanced processing, design of production systems (molds) and product development, with an emphasis on sustainability, management and quality control issues. This study cycle is part of a unique training field in the country, with strong connection to national and international industries. It ensures an academic and/or industrial specialization by carrying research and innovation in Research Centers, Technological Centers and Companies. The students can deepen professional skills, be critical on the integration of knowledge, become an expert in a certain area or develop cutting edge work in Science and Polymer Engineering. This course complements the training acquired in the Polymer Engineering Degree course.

Key learning outcomes

1. To develop new materials, processes and production tools for products with different characteristics, in response to market demands and future industries; 
2. To develop high value-added products by integrating knowledge of in-service behavior analysis with material selection, process and production systems; 
3. To consider real context situations and act to select appropriate analysis methods for problem solving, for change of materials, design or production processes; 
4. To apply concepts of sustainability and eco design in the development of new products; 
5. To use modeling tools to solve polymer engineering related problems; 
6. To execute experimental or simulation work according to a research plan work proposed by the student 
7. To express in oral and written forms the synthesis of the work done; 
8. To acquire team work skills following ethical values and intellectual respect.

Access to higher education

The degree of Master is a level 7 on the qualification allowing to pursue for training in level 8 of PhD in the areas of (i) Polymer and Composite Science and Engineering, (ii) Advanced Materials and Processing, (iii) Leaders for the Technology Industries and (iv) Materials, among others.


The Master of Polymer Engineering trains professionals for the plastics processing, mold industry, raw materials processing, raw materials trading, product design and development, project managers, managers and quality controllers, researchers and research project leaders, among others. Training is appropriate and competitive for national and international markets.






Access forms

The access to this Cycle of Study can be done at the Students Portal of the University of Minho 

This information does not replace consultation of the Academic Regulations of the University of Minho and other official documents.

Formal requirements

a) Holders of a degree in Polymer Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or similar areas.
b) Holders of a foreign higher academic degree of 1º cycle that is organized according to the principles of Bologna in the areas of knowledge mentioned in a).
c) Holders of a foreign higher academic degree that is recognized by the Scientific Council of the School of Engineering as satisfying the objectives of the Bachelor's degree, in the areas of knowledge mentioned in a).
d) Holders of a school, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized by the Scientific Council of the School of Engineering as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies.

Aditional Information

Study Plan


A3ES Accreditation status:
Resolution publication date:
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Cr 200/2021
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