The Undergraduate Programme in Mechanical Engineering of Nova School of Science & Technology is a three-year first-cycle course stemming from the splitting of the former Integrated Master Programme in Mechanical Engineering. The Undergraduate Programme will start in the 2021/22 academic year and it is accredited by the Portuguese Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior – A3ES) for the next six years.
Mechanical Engineering has application to diverse aspects of all fields of economic activity. Aiming at encompassing this universality, our Undergraduate Programme offers a comprehensive preparation. In the third year, students elect a subject (curricular unit), or possibly two, from a vast portfolio of optional subjects offered by other NOVA School of Science and Technology programmes.
In the third year, students have the opportunity to perform an internship at a company, and thus become acquainted with the reality of a business or of an industry, as well as with the activity of engineers in that environment. The Programme concludes with a product development project, carried out in a collaborative environment.
The evolution of our university level Undergraduate Programme is our Master Programme in Mechanical Engineering (2nd cycle). Nevertheless, the Undergraduate Programme also allows a direct exit to the job market, for further development in a professional context. The employability level in the field of Mechanical Engineering has been very high.
The teaching staff of the Undergraduate Programme in Mechanical Engineering benefits from its vast experience accumulated over the Integrated Master Programme in Mechanical Engineering.
The great majority of the academic staff develops research activity at the Research and Development Unit in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (Unidade de Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Engenharia Mecânica e Industrial - UNIDEMI, a research centre, assessed as Excellent, hosted by the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.
Erasmus+ programme: Under the Erasmus+ programme, students have the possibility of performing part of their studies abroad for a given period of time. The Erasmus experience is highly rewarding at both academic and personal levels.
Relations with companies: The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering maintain excellent cooperative relations with a wide range of companies, enhancing the engagement of our students in internships and with the job market.
Our Undergraduate Programme in Mechanical Engineering provides an excellent foundation for a professional career in all fields of economic activity. Those concluding the programme may integrate design teams and assume functions involving: equipment selection, industrial and manufacturing technology, maintenance and management, production planning, computer aided modelling and manufacturing (CAD/CAM), thermodynamic and heat transfer processes, equipment for energy conversion or HVAC, structural mechanics solutions, noise and vibration harshness, fluid networks, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, among several other situations.
Specific fields of economic activity are:
Portuguese students: 697 €/year
Foreign students: 7000 €/year
Students from CPLP countries may apply for a reduction of up to 50% of tuition fees, subject to the following conditions:
a) 1st Registration: students must demonstrate through their academic certificates that their academic performance is in the first quartile of the evaluation scale used in the system of their country or school of origin;
b) Subsequent enrollments (regardless of the year of entry): exclusively for academic merit, that is, approval in all UCs in which the student enrolled in the previous year, totaling 60 ECTS each year.
Vacancies for 2021/2022:
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 Daniel Vaz
Registration number R/A-Cr181/2020 on 17/12/2020
Publication date of the accreditation decision: 04/12/2020
Period of validity of the accreditation:
6 years from 31/07/2020
The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (DEMI) is a permanent organic unit of NOVA School of Science and Technology, devoted to education, to basic and applied scientific research and to providing services in the areas of Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The DEMI offers two integrated masters (Industrial Engineering and Management, Mechanical Engineering), four masters (Industrial Engineering and Management, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Welding Engineering), two doctoral programs and several post-graduations.
Currently the DEMI has 38 teachers and 5 staff elements. The teachers of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering collaborate with various public and private institutions, particularly in developing research projects in scientific and technological areas relevant to Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.More info