Integrated Master in Physics Engineering


Integrated Master in Physics Engineering

Started in the academic year 2006/2007. The minimum number of credits for the degree is 300 (5 years). The Master is accredited by the Ordem dos Engenheiros and the FEANI (European Federation of National Engineering Associations) in order to assign the EUR ING title (European Engineer). 


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.


Career opportunities

  • R & D;
  • Medical Physics;
  • Instrumentation;
  • Analytical techniques;
  • Aerospace;
  • Power \ energy;                             
  • Consulting. 


Entrance requirements for the 2018/2019 academic year

Vacancies for 2018/2019:


Specific exams:

07 Physics and Chemistry + 19 Mathematics A

Minimum grade of the specific(s) exam(s): 95

Minimum grade of the application: 95

Admission formula:

60% of the final grade obtained in  secondary school
40% of the final grade of the specific(s) exam(s)

Course coordinator:

Professor Isabel Catarino

Registration and Accreditation


Registration number R/A-Cr 66/2015 on 18/06/2015


Prior accreditation on 19/05/2015, for 6 years

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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.

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