Master in Mechanical Engineering

Education

Master in Mechanical Engineering

The new Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MEMc) of the Nova School of Science and Technology will have its 1st edition in the school year of 2021-2022 and results from the disintegration of the Mechanical Engineering Integrated Master, which has operated since 2008 and has graduated more than 600 Master Students in Mechanical Engineering.

With an experienced and qualified Academic Staff, the MEMc, similarly to the previous Mechanical Engineering Integrated Master, is a broadband course. For this reason, it is expected that it will continue to present high levels of employability and to have an excellent receptivity by companies and employers. Moreover, the new Master in Mechanical Engineering will enable the competent exercise of the Mechanical Engineer profession, in Portugal or abroad, and the Course Units will include, along with Mechanical Engineering, teaching subjects related to Industrial Engineering and Management, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Operational Research and Numerical Methods for Engineering.

Objectives

The main objective of the new Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at FCT NOVA is to teach Engineers to: investigate, design, optimise, manufacture, implement, operate, maintain and manage several complex and high-added value mechanical and electromechanical systems, in environments of multidisciplinary collaboration, in a VUCA world (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world).

At the same time, it is a Master that allows students to:

  • develop skills to design and manage complex systems;
  • characterise market needs, define them, deduce a product design, its manufacturing and the marketing process;
  • prepare business plans to develop an entrepreneurial idea;
  • acquire skills to develop critical and structured thinking that allows addressing society's problems and formulating solution proposals;
  • develop skills for pursuing a Doctoral Degree at any university.

 

Target Students

The Master in Mechanical Engineering is intended for:

  • Holders of a Bachelor's degree or legal equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or similar;
  • Holders of a foreign higher academic degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar, awarded following a 1st cycle of studies organised under the Bologna Process principles or recognised as such by the Scientific Council of FCT NOVA.

 

Candidates will be serialised considering the following criteria:

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

Curriculum

Career opportunities

The broadband nature of the teaching provided in the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering lead to the diversification of professional opportunities associated with it. Simultaneously, computing and information technologies in the fields of Mechanical Engineering have opened prospects for very attractive career opportunities, namely in the digitalisation of conception, design and production; in industrial and robotic automation; or in system simulation.

In this way, MEMc provides adequate training for activities in the following domains:

  • design of machines and diverse equipment;
  • manufacturing processes;
  • thermodynamics and aerodynamics;
  • structural mechanics;
  • hydraulic and pneumatic equipment;
  • management of energy resources;
  • engineering consultancy;
  • teaching and research;
  • management and maintenance in the area of ​​different industries and services.

External Links

The majority of MEMc’s professors are also researchers at the NOVA Research & Development Unit for Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (UNIDEMI), a Research Centre rated as Excellent, associated with the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering ( https://www. unidemi.com/ ).

In addition, inter-institutional Erasmus+ agreements with several European Universities will allow the mobility of students.

Finally, the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering maintains excellent relations with business entities and employers, providing student involvement in internships, research projects, and promoting collaborative master's dissertation works.

Tuition Fees

Portuguese students: 1500 €/year

Foreign students: 7000 €/year

Schedule

To be announced

Applications

1st phase: 15th february to 15th march

2nd phase: 1st June to 12th july

3rd phase: 25th july to 28th august

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.

Applications

Entrance requirements for the 2022/2023 academic year

Vacancies for 2022/2023:

10

Admission rules:

The Master in Mechanical Engineering is intended for:

• Holders of a Bachelor's degree or legal equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or similar;

• Holders of a foreign higher academic degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar, awarded following a 1st cycle of studies organised under the Bologna Process principles or recognised as such by the Scientific Council of FCT NOVA.

Ranking:

Candidates will be serialised considering the following criteria:

• Course classification;

• Academic and scientific curriculum;

• Professional resume;

• Possible interview.

Course coordinator:

Professor Rui Pereira Martins

memc.coordenador@fct.unl.pt

Registration and Accreditation

DGES

Registration number R/A-Cr180/2020 on 22/12/2020

A3ES

Publication date of the accreditation decision: 04/12/2020

Period of validity of the accreditation:
6 years from 31/07/2020

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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