2nd cycle Component of Integrated Master in Micro and Nanotechnologies Engineeri


2nd cycle Component of Integrated Master in Micro and Nanotechnologies Engineering

Started in the academic year 2009/2010. 


For the Master in Micro and Nanotechnology Engineering objectives are:

  • To implement education and trainee in which FCT NOVA and, in particular, DCM through its research center CENIMAT, have international recognition and leadership in the following areas: transparent electronics, electronic paper; nanotechnologies applied to electronic; nano processing devices; smart nanomaterials; nanobiosensors and energy.
  • To provide expertise and skills to the professional practices in Processes of Microelectronics and Nanotechnologies and meeting the requirements of technological research relevant to industry and international recognition. For this purpose it is required that students have a solid scientific background in mathematics and physics strengthened with expertise in the areas of technology; design; management and innovation, linked to the Micro and Nanotechnology processes;
  • To link scientific and technological knowledge to the real needs of labor market in terms of innovation, process effectiveness and their characterization and evaluation;
  • To encourage creativity and taste for resolving industrial problems and or scientific research;
  • To develop teamwork skills, leadership and entrepreneurship.

Career opportunities

  • Industrial Electronics and Microelectronics;
  • Project consultants and Audit;
  • Teaching and Research;
  • Service companies.


2020/21 Fees

Tuition information

Portuguese students: 697 €/year

Foreign students: 7000 €/year




1st phase: 1st may to 14th july

2nd phase: 26th to 31st august 2020


International Applications

Entrance requirements for the 2020/2021 academic year

Vacancies for 2020/2021:


Admission rules:

  1. Holders of a Bachelor's degree, or equivalent degrees, in the fields of Materials Engineering, Physics Engineering, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Cellular and Molecular Biology; 
  2. Holders of a foreign academic degree in required areas conferred following the 1st cycle of studies according to the Bologna Process; 
  3. Holders of a foreign academic degree in required areas recognized as meeting the objectives of the Bachelor´s degree, in the same area, by the Scientific Council of the FCT NOVA;
  4. Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as attesting the capacity to accomplish referred cycle of studies by the Scientific Council of the FCT NOVA.


  • Course classification;
  • Academic and scientific curriculum;
  • Professional curriculum;
  • Possible interview.

Course coordinator:

Professor Hugo Brito Águas


About the Department of Materials Science

The Department of Materials Science (DCM), NOVA School of Science and Technology, was the first to be created nationally in 1976 at the initiative of its first president, Prof. Leopoldo Guimarães. The initial aim was to create university extension courses in the field of materials leading to the creation of a root degree covering a wide range of scientific areas, including metallurgy, semiconductor materials, polymeric materials and mesomorph, ceramic materials and crystals, crystal chemistry and quality control.

Since then the Department of Materials Science has grown and diversified its activities, mainly due to the efforts of its faculty and staff, embodied in a large number of projects (academic and industrial) funded by National, European and International authorities. This allowed its modern adaptation to new technologies, providing  for such a unique laboratory infrastructure in Portugal, for teaching and research, internationally recognized and that has allowed to form Material Science Engineers of high scientific quality , able to respond to current society's demands.

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