2nd cycle Component of Integrated Master in Physics Engineering

Education

2nd cycle Component of Integrated Master in Physics Engineering

Started in the academic year 2006/2007. The minimum number of credits for the degree is 120 (2 years). 

Objectives

To train Physical Engineer as multidisciplinary professionals possessing knowledge in several areas such as atomic and molecular physics, nuclear physics and plasma, physical interfaces, optics and optoelectronics, sensors, cryogenics and analytical techniques applied to health and cultural heritage, providing them with the following capabilities:

  • To design solutions through scientific and technical knowledge application for planning, construction, structures, machines and systems use and maintenance for society benefit;
  • To design and conduct scientific experiments and results interpretation;
  • To apply scientific, mathematical and technological knowledge in research and engineering process directed to problems detection and resolution;
  • To evaluate the operation and maintenance of systems, the impact of the engineering activities on social and environmental context and the economic viability of engineering projects;
  • To communicate across other engineering disciplines.

Structure

Curriculum (consider only the 4th and 5th years)

Career opportunities

  • Applications of new microscopy;
  • Acquisition and Signal Processing in Medicine, including nuclear magnetic resonance and computed tomography (CT);
  • Production, use and control of radiation in medicine or other purposes;
  • Application of lasers in medicine or in the optical applied industry, fiber optics and optoelectronics;
  • Spectroscopy applications and new analysis techniques;
  • Application of electron and plasma beam in welding or in other technological processes.

Schedule:

Daytime

Tuition fee:

Portuguese students: 1063,47 €/year

Foreign students: 7000 €/year 60% reduction for CPLP (Community of Portuese Language Countries) students

Applications:

1st phase: 23rd April to 16th July 2018

2nd phase: 27th to 31st august 2018

Applications

Entrance requirements for the 2018/2019 academic year

Vacancies for 2018/2019:

10

Admission rules:

  1. Holders of a degree, or equivalent, in Physics Engineering Sciences or related; 
  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;
  5. The addition of candidates on paragraph 2 of this article will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee of the Department of Physics, taking in consideration previous candidate study plan.

Ranking:

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

Course coordinator:

Professor Maria Isabel Simões Catarino

mief.coordenador@fct.unl.pt

About the Department of Physics

The Physics Department (DF) is a graduate teaching unit and a post-graduate degree unit (1st, 2nd and 3rd study cycles) and a basic and applied research unit in the fields of Physics, Physics Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. It is still focused on scientific and technological development, services provision and scientific disclosure. Besides being responsible for the Integrated Masters in Physics Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, as well for the doctoral programs in the same areas in Physics  and for  the doctoral programs "NOVA Instrumentation for Health - NOVA 4H" and "Radiation Biology and Biophysics - Rabbit," the DF ensures the teaching of courses of basic physics to all FCT-NOVA courses.

This Department started with a small existing nucleus since FCT-NOVA’s the birth, managed by Prof. Manuel Laranjeira (then Rector of NOVA), the Department of Physics was formally recognized in 1986 and maintained since then a faculty of about 30 people. Its activities in Physics and Physics Engineering were extended in 2000 to include the Biomedical Engineering.

The scientific DF activity takes place mainly in two Research Units, the LIBPhys-UNL and the CEFITEC. The research covers various areas such as nanophysics and energy, atomic and molecular physics, nuclear physics and plasma, physical interfaces, lasers and optoelectronics, sensors, cryogenics, analytical techniques applied to health and cultural heritage, medical instrumentation and medical imaging.

More info