Industrial Engineering and Management

Education objectives

The main goal of the Master degree in Industrial Engineering and Management (MIEGI) is to prepare Industrial Engineers with a solid background in Engineering sciences, covering several domains such as Production Management, Industrial Logistics, Quality Engineering, Information Technologies, Ergonomics, Industrial Technology and Automation and Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing.

The MIEGI is a broadband degree, distributed along five academic years, that is oriented towards the fulfillment of the requirements of the organizations, regardless their characteristics (services or manufacturing, public or private).

Experimental work is highly encouraged along the degree. This approach starts with the classical experiments in Chemistry and Physics and evolves to the development of experimental work within the framework of Industrial Engineering. In the last stage most of the experimental work is developed in cooperation with the organizations. Computational resources are utilized whenever required. Therefore, students will work with programming languages, spreadsheets, simulation packages and CAD systems.

The ability to work integrated in teams is quite important to the engineering activity. Hence, the completion of some courses requires teamwork. Team performance is reflected in the final grade, which is nonetheless individual and based on the discussion of the reports as well as on written exams.

The students are encouraged to explore the link between scientific research and technological innovation as well as the technical oriented decision making, not disregarding the human dimension.

Summarizing, the degree is developed along three stages with progressive specialization. In the first stage most of the courses are oriented towards the fundamentals of Engineering, namely as regards Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. In the second stage, most of the courses are focused on Industrial Engineering subjects, being some optional courses available to the student. Finally, in the last stage, the work is focused on the development of the master thesis.

Career Opportunities

  • Chemical and mechanical industries
  • Metalworking, Machine Tools, Electromechanics
  • Shipbuilding & automotive industry
  • Energy and industrial refrigeration
  • Oil Refining, Petrochemicals and Gas
  • Processing of Plastics, Resins, Fibers and Textiles
  • Fine Organic Chemistry and Pharmaceutical,
  • Utilities and Service Companies
  • Transportation and Communications
  • Banking and Insurance
  • Health and Social Security
  • Public Administration
  • Offices of Studies and Engineering Projects
  • Engineering Laboratories
  • Teaching and Research in Higher Education

General characterization

DGES code



Integrated Master (1st Cycle  + 2nd Cycle)


Após a obtenção de 180 ECTS é concedido o grau de Licenciado. Com a conclusão do curso é atribuido o grau de Mestre.

Access to other programs

Access to a 3rd cycle



Ana Sofia Leonardo Vilela de Matos

Opening date





871.52 Euros/year or 7000,00 Euros/year (for foreign students).



Teaching language

Available soon

Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 5 years
300 ECTS

Scientific Area Acronym ECTS
Mandatory Optional
Transferable Skills CC 6  
Engineering Sciences CE 27  
Social Sciences and Humanities CHS 6  
Industrial Engineering EI 123 24
Mechanical Engineering EMc 36  
Chemical Engineering EQ 6  
Physics F 18  
Mathematics M 36  
Chemistry Q 6  
Any Scientific Area QAC   12(a)
Total 264 36

(a) 12 ECTS in courses chosen by the student on a list approved annually by the Scientific Council of FCT/UNLwhich includes the unity of all scientific areas of FCT/UNL

Conditions of admittance

Available soon

Evaluation rules

The following modes of evaluation are used with regard to academic qualifications:

  1. Evaluation based solely on an examination or completion of a final project.
  2. Evaluation based on work done throughout the semester excluding examination or final project. In these courses students can expect to carry out, for example, laboratory activities, mini-tests, tests, individual or group projects, seminar-related activities, any combination of which will be used to determine the final grade.
  3. Evaluation based obligatorily on an examination or a final project. In these courses there extists a form of evaluation similar to one of the aformentioned activities in paragraph 2 as well as a form of evaluation based on a final exam.
  4. Evaluation based on work done throughout the semester with the possibility of foregoing an examination or a final project.

The final Dissertation (or Project) involves a public discussion with a Jury.


1.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
11505 Linear Algebra and Analytic Geometry 6.0
11504 Mathematical Analysis I 6.0
10571 Industrial Drawing 6.0
10349 Physics I 6.0
10429 Chemistry C 6.0
2.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10572 Mathematical Analysis II D 6.0
10352 Soft Skills for Science and Technology 3.0
10353 Physics II 6.0
11148 Informatics for Science and Engineering D 6.0
10574 Introduction to Industrial Engineering 3.0
10573 Technologies and Chemical Processes 6.0
3.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
7544 Mathematical Analysis III D 6.0
10575 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering 6.0
10411 Physics III 6.0
10576 Applied Mechanics I 6.0
3645 Probability and Statistics 6.0
4.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10358 Science, Technology and Society 3.0
10579 Economics 3.0
11054 General Electrical Engineering 6.0
10361 Operational Research (Engineering Courses) 6.0
10578 Solid Mechanics 6.0
10577 Technologies and Mechanical Processes 6.0
5.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
3708 Cost Accounting 6.0
10581 General Electronics 3.0
10420 Quality Management 6.0
10580 Quantitative Methods 6.0
2478 Systems Theory 6.0
5.º Semester - Opção PIIC/PIPP
Code Name ECTS
10568 Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program 3.0
10567 Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program 3.0
O aluno deverá obter 3.0 créditos nesta opção.
6.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10587 Fluid Dynamics 6.0
8163 Work Study 6.0
7214 Inventory Management 6.0
3736 Marketing and Innovation 6.0
3733 Production Planning and Control 6.0
7.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10380 Entrepreneurship 3.0
10588 Ergonomics 3.0
2309 Simulation 6.0
7.º Semester - Opção 1
Code Name ECTS
10589 Project Management 6.0
10590 Metrology and Measurement Systems 6.0
7201 Forecasting Techniques 6.0
O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.
7.º Semester - Opção 2
Code Name ECTS
10591 Supply Chain Management 6.0
7845 Decision Models 6.0
3729 Quality in Services 6.0
O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.
7.º Semester - Unidade Curricular do Bloco Livre B
Code Name ECTS
11066 Electives 6.0
O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.
8.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
4094 Engineering Economy 6.0
3705 Quality Planning and Control 6.0
10610 Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) 3.0
3731 Information Systems 6.0
8.º Semester - Opção 3
Code Name ECTS
10611 Lean Methodology and Six Sigma 3.0
10613 Facilities Planning and Design 3.0
10612 Intelligent Systems for Decision Support 3.0
O aluno deverá obter 3.0 créditos nesta opção.
8.º Semester - Unidade Curricular do Bloco Livre A
Code Name ECTS
11066 Electives 6.0
O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.
9.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
5016 Reliability and Maintenance Management 6.0
3710 Logistics 6.0
10614 Research Methodologies 3.0
2626 Computer Integrated Manufacturing 6.0
9.º Semester - Opção 4
Code Name ECTS
10615 Systems Ergonomic Design 6.0
5017 Industrial Management and Strategy 6.0
2402 Advanced Quality Techniques (AQT) 6.0
O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.
9.º Semester - Opção 5
Code Name ECTS
10616 Digital Business Ecosystems 3.0
10617 Finance for Entrepreneurs 3.0
10618 Industrial Safety and Risk Management 3.0
O aluno deverá obter 3.0 créditos nesta opção.
10.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
9275 Master Thesis in Industrial and Management Engineering 30.0