Master in Digital Advanced Manufacturing Engineering


Master in Digital Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

The Master of Science in Digital Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (DAME) is offered by NOVA School of Science and Technology | FCT NOVA in close partnership with the industry community.

DAME master's degree will train engineering professionals with a multidisciplinary vision of the industry of the future. It is built around the concepts of smart and intelligent manufacturing (I4.0), supported by new digital technologies, manufacturing and logistics processes.


DAME master's degree aims to:

  • Prepare engineering professionals to work in the next generation of industrial environments, supported by new digital technologies, manufacturing and logistical processes.
  • Train graduates in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physics Engineering,  and Materials Engineering, with the competencies to meet the challenges of the digital transformation of the industry.
  • Give the skills to investigate, conceive, design, optimize, design, implement, operate, maintain, evaluate and manage advanced manufacturing systems supported by digital technology and high added value, in multidisciplinary collaboration environments in a volatile, uncertain environment and complex.

To whom it is intended

The Master in Advanced Digital Fabrication Engineering is intended for holders of a bachelor's degree or legal equivalent in areas of Engineering or Engineering Sciences in general, who want to leverage skills for the new challenges of the Digital Age in industry and research and development (R&D).

Career Opportunities

At the end of the master's degree, students will be able to:

· Design complex work processes and methods, based on digital technology, that allow industrial companies to be more effective and efficient, and to produce goods in the defined quantity, quality, time and place and in safe conditions.
· Manage and control processes and projects for industrial technologies, automation and robotics in manufacturing, in interdisciplinary environments.
· Propose solutions for industrial technologies and automation, technically and economically competitive.
· Design, coordinate and execute projects for industrial technologies and automation.
· Develop R&D projects.
· Have an entrepreneurial spirit, be able to identify ideas and opportunities and understand the challenges of undertaking new technological projects.
· Have the capacity for critical analysis and leadership.
· Know how to work in a team and communicate effectively in a professional and academic environment.


The duration of the master's degree is 2 academic years (4 semesters) with a total of 120 ECTS. The Syllabus involves complementary courses in the scientific areas of Engineering and Industrial Management (40%), Mechanical Engineering (30%), Electrical and Computer Engineering (18%) and Computer Science (12%).
In the 1st and 2nd semesters there are 12 compulsory courses and 1 optional course, in a total of 60 ECTS. In this first academic year, the curricular component takes place in person on the NOVA SST campus.
In the 3rd semester, there are 5 courses and an industrial project to be developed in a company, totaling 30 ECTS. This semester will have a module configuration, in which part of the semester will take place in an industrial environment.
In the 4th semester, students can choose between a scientific dissertation or an industrial project, totaling 30 ECTS, to be developed in a research center or business environment.
The Master will be taught in English.

Tuition fees

National students: 1250 Euros/year
International students: 7000 Euros/year



1st phase: 12th february to 22nd march 2024

2nd phase: 3rd June to 17th july 2024

Acceptance rate in masters

Accepted applicants will have to pay (within a maximum of 7 consecutive days from the date of placement) a non-refundable rate of 100 euros, which will be deducted, after registration, from the total tuition fee. Any payment made after the deadline will not be refunded, leaving the candidate excluded.


International Applications

Entrance requirements for the 2024/2025 academic year

Vacancies for 2024/2025:


Admission rules:

Candidates must fulfil at least one of the following specific entry requirements:

  1. To hold a bachelor's degree or legal equivalent in undergraduate degrees in the areas of: Industrial Engineering and Management; Mechanical Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Physics Engineering; Materials Engineering; and similars.
  2. To hold a bachelor's degree or legal equivalent in undergraduate degrees in the areas of Engineering or Engineering sciences in general, with admission to the program subject to curricular appreciation and interview.
  3. To hold a foreign higher academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies in accordance with the principles of the Bologna Process in the areas referred above.
  4. To hold a school, scientific or professional curriculum, which is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies.

Proficiency in English is mandatory.


Candidates will be ranked and selected according to the following criteria:

           1. Course classification;

           2. Academic and scientific curriculum;

           3. Professional resume.

Candidates may be required to have an interview with the selection committee.

Course coordinator:

Professor José Manuel Cardoso Xavier

Registration and Accreditation


Registration number R/A-Cr 215/2021 on 02/07/2021


Publication date of the accreditation decision: 02/06/2021

Period of validity of the accreditation:
6 years from 31/07/2021

About the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (DEMI) is a permanent organic unit of Nova School of Science and Technology, dedicated to teaching, to fundamental and applied scientific research and to the provision of services in the fields of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.

DEMI counts, currently, with 5 employees and 44 teachers who are committed to offering the best teaching experience and the best knowledge to their students, helping them develop their skills and achieve their personal and professional goals.

DEMI teachers also collaborate, at different levels, with diverse public and private institutions, particularly in the development of research projects in scientific and technological areas of relevance to Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, which aim to respond to the needs of the society.

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