Started in the academic year of 2002/2003 as a five year engineering program, it became a Bologna Agreement Integrated Master program in the academic year of 2006/2007. The minimum number of credits for the degree is 300 (5 years). The Master is accredited by Ordem dos Engenheiros and FEANI (European Federation of National Engineering Associations), being able to assign the EUR ING title (European Engineer).
Vacancies for 2019/2020:
57 (to be confirmed)
07 Physics and Chemistry
19 Mathematics A
Minimum grade of the specific(s) exam(s): 95
Minimum grade of the application: 95
60% of the final grade obtained in secondary school
40% of the final grade of the specific(s) exam(s)
Professor Carla Quintão
Registration number R/A-Ef 3116/2011 on 18/03/2011
Accreditation on 28/01/2016, for 6 years
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