Master Thesis in Industrial and Management Engineering


The curricular unit “Dissertação” concludes the academic path leading to the Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management. Therefore, their objectives envisage assuring that students acquired a thorough level of knowledge in the field of Industrial Engineering and Management. Furthermore, the student must integrate acquired knowledge and skills assuring their utilization in broader contexts, notably in technical and scientific frameworks in the aforementioned field.

The dissertation must demonstrate that those objectives were achieved. On the other hand, the oral discussion reflects student’s ability for communicating their conclusions as well as the underlying knowledge in a clear and effective way.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Ana Sofia Leonardo Vilela de Matos, António Carlos Bárbara Grilo


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There are several areas within Industrial Engineering and Management in which the student might focus his thesis development. Therefore, the bibliography will be different in accordance with the research issue.

Teaching method

The unit includes research and development work with individual tutorial support from an advisor chosen by the student and accepted by the scientific commission of the course. The evaluation will be performed by public discussion of the Master''s thesis with a jury.

Evaluation method

The work developed is formally reported in the Master Dissertation, which is defended by the candidate in public exam before a jury who assigns the final grading, according to the general regulations of FCT and UNL.

Subject matter

The program is focused on thesis development, whose objectives are established by the supervisor in articulation with MIEGI’s Scientific Commission. The work development follows the conventional approach, encompassing the following stages:

Bibliographic research

Work development, either scientific or technological oriented


Public discussion


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