120 ECTS; 2 years (4 semesters)
We live in a world that is both dependent and limited by materials. To do this, just a simple look at everything around us: cars, airplanes, computers, refrigerators, televisions, radios, mobile phones, sports equipment, biomedical devices (artificial valves, prostheses, among others). All these applications required the development of materials and manufacturing processes, in order to be given the required properties and functionality. The new technologies developed in Science and Engineering will continue to effect changes in our lives and the Master in Materials Engineering will continue to be the key to such change and progress.
Through attendance of the MEMat, the student should:
The Master in Materials Engineering should understand, manipulate and modify materials in order to fulfil any market requirements, thus offering a contribution to industrial development.
Training in Materials Engineering was launched at the NOVA School of Science and Technology FCT|NOVA in 1981. Since then, the demand for Material Engineers has increased significantly, as a result of a highly technological training that enables the Masters in Materials Engineering to exercise a profession immediately after completing the course.
The employability of the Masters in Materials Engineering is 94%, according to official data, obtained for graduates between the academic years 2014/15 and 2017/18.
In which the sectors of activity of graduates are as follows:
Micro and Nanotechnology
Any Scientific Area
Ceramics and Glasses Processing
Mesomorphic Materials and Applications
Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies
Polimeric Materials Processing
Coatings and Thin Films Technologies
Materials for Energy
Conversion and Storage
Unrestricted Elective B
Quality Planning and Control
Materials Selection and Sustentability
Computational Modelling ofMaterials
Surface Degradation and Protection
Dissertation in Materials Engineering
Option Group I
Recording Electronic Information
Sensors: Materials and Applications
Smart Materials and Systems
PhotovoltaicEnergy: Materials and Applications
Paper and Cellulosic Materials
Foams and Cellular Materials
Foundry and Welding Technologies
Finance for Entrepreneurs
Biochemical Engineering I
Cell and Tissue Engineering
History of Technology and Engineering
Marina Castanheira (ex-aluna)
The Master degree in Materials Engineering was one of the best experiences I could have chosen for me: the classes, from mandatory to optional; the teachers and the environment created between everyone and the department, with its events and initiatives.
Academically, our master's degree is considered one of the best, also accredited and certified, and it taught me a lot by being able to transmit and materialize theoretical knowledge for the practical component, and the laboratory environment allowed me to consolidate and understand everything much better. The enormous involvement that each student can and can have in each chair has made the Teacher / Student connection more narrow and meaningful, greatly enriching the atmosphere and spirit of the course. This dynamic was strongly complemented by the initiatives and opportunities that the department itself allowed, both through academic and recreational activities. I can honestly say that I spent some of the best moments and experiences as a volunteer or participant in some of these initiatives, having been able to meet and work with great people.
It is with great pride that I say that I am a Master in Materials Engineering from the Faculty of Science and Technology!
Portuguese students: 1500 €/year
Foreign students: 7000 €/year
1st phase: 27th february to 24th march 2023
2nd phase: 1st June to 12th july 2023
3rd phase: 28th august to 15th september 2023
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.
Vacancies for 2023/2024:
1. Holders of bachelor’s degree or legal equivalent in Micro and Nanotechnologies engineering, Materials Engineering, Physics Engineering or Electrical Engineering. Candidates with similar backgrounds will be evaluated based on their Curriculum and professional experience.
2. Holders of a foreign higher academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies organised in those areas in accordance with the principles of the Bologna Process by a State adhering to this process;
3. Holders of a foreign higher academic degree in those areas, which is recognized as meeting the objectives of the bachelor’s degree by the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Science and Technology;
4. Holders of a scientific or professional curriculum, which is recognized as attesting capacity to conduct this cycle of studies by the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Science and Technology under proposal of the CC of the cycle of studies.
1. Course classification;
2. Academic and scientific curriculum;
3. Motivation letter;
4. Eventual interview.
Professor Mª Margarida Rolim Lima
Registration number R/A-Cr 203/2021 on 02/07/2021
Publication date of the accreditation decision: 25/05/2021
Period of validity of the accreditation:
6 years from 31/07/2021
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.More info