Bachelor in Materials Engineering
The Undergraduate program in Materials Engineering (LeMat) aims at the formation of a scientific-technological base in the field of Materials Engineering, with a view to the pursuit of studies; mobility between training courses offered at the NOVA School of Science and Technology and other schools; employability in services that do not require specific 2nd cycle skills.
LEMat, like all courses at NOVA School of Science and Technology, follows a new pedagogical approach known as “FCT Curricular Profile” . Essentially, the “FCT Curricular Profile” reinforces the technical-scientific training provided with complementary skills (soft-skills) that provide the student with the tools that will influence his academic performance and, in the future, his professional performance as a graduate. Although technical skills are important, in the current context, and even in terms of employability, complementary skills play a leading role.
The BSc. course on Materials Engineering offers the students the opportunity to learn the important mutual influences involving materials’ Structure, Properties, Processing and Applications.
By the end of course, the student should:
I. Thoroughly understand the links between the structure and the properties of the different classes of materials
II. Know the most relevant materials characterization techniques
III. Adequately use the relevant characterization techniques to solve concrete industrial problems
IV. Be familiar with the most relevant materials processing technologies
IV. Know and use within its proper context the relevant mathematical, physical, chemical or informatics language and concepts indispensable to acquire technical competences
V. Communicate efficiently within an academic and professional context
VI. Be familiar with corporate organizational templates
First and foremost, the Undergraduate Course in Materials Engineering is the ideal preparation for more advanced studies in any engineering specialty, particularly in Materials Engineering.
Training in Materials Engineering was launched at the NOVA School of Science and Technology in 1981. Since then, the demand for Material Engineers has increased significantly, as a reflex of a highly technological training that enables the Materials Engineering graduates to successfully exercise a profession.
Bachelor (1st Cycle)
Access to other programs
Access to 2nd cycle
Alexandre José da Costa Velhinho
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:
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;
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.)
Duration: 3 years
Credits: 180 ECTS
|Human and Social Sciences||CHS||3||0|
|Materials Science / Chemistry / Informatics / Human and Social Sciences||CMt / Q / I / CHS||0||6|
|Any Scientific Area||QAC||0||6 (a)|
(a) 6 ECTS in courses chosen by the student on a list approved annually by the Scientific Council of FCT NOVA, which includes the unity of all scientific areas of FCT NOVA.
Conditions of admittance
The evaluation of all UCs is continuous for all the components that integrate it, and it must be completed by the last day of the school term of the academic semester.
The continuous evaluation of a UC must include a minimum of three elements in the set of evaluation components, on dates adequately spaced throughout the period of classes.
All UCs with a theoretical-practical evaluation component must provide, in addition, a form of evaluation of this component by exam, to be carried out after the period of classes (Examination of Appeal).
All requirements and conditions related to the evaluation of the UC, namely the minimum weights and classifications, if any, of each component, as well as the Frequency conditions, are defined a priori and, mandatorily, published in the Discipline Form.
For each UC, combinations of three evaluation components are allowed: (i) Theoretical-practical evaluation; (ii) Laboratory or project evaluation; (iii) Summative assessment.
|11505||Linear Algebra and Analytic Geometry||6.0|
|11504||Mathematical Analysis I||6.0|
|10352||Soft Skills for Science and Technology||3.0|
|10406||Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering||3.0|
|10572||Mathematical Analysis II D||6.0|
|11149||Informatics for Science and Engineering E||6.0|
|10363||Introduction to Probability, Statistics and Operations Research||6.0|
|12692||Thermodinamics of Processes||6.0|
|7544||Mathematical Analysis III D||6.0|
|10413||Computer Aided Technical Drawing||3.0|
|1897||Physical Metallurgy and Metallography||6.0|
|12512||Society, Sustainability and Digital Transformation||3.0|
|3660||Mechanical Behaviour of Materials||6.0|
|7464||Ceramic and Glass Materials||6.0|
|12693||Polymeric Materials I||6.0|
|7471||Physical Properties of Materials||6.0|
|4.º Semester - Opção 1|
|7321||General Biochemistry B||6.0|
|10653||Biosafety and Bioethics||3.0|
|11509||Photonics for Materials||6.0|
|12570||Programming for Data Science and Engineering||6.0|
|11195||General Organic Chemistry B||6.0|
|10506||Socio-Economics of Innovation||3.0|
|10508||Sociology of Organizations||3.0|
|7494||Surfaces and Interfaces||6.0|
|12509||Technologies and Chemical Processes||3.0||O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.|
|12694||Polymeric Materials II||6.0|
|11057||Techniques of Characterization and Nondestructive Testing||6.0|
|12697||Project in Materials Engineering||9.0|
|7436||Rheology of Materials||6.0|
|7490||Heat Treatment and Mechanical Treatment||6.0|
|6.º Semester - Opção PIIC/PIPP|
|10593||Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program||3.0|
|10592||Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program||3.0||O aluno deverá obter 3.0 créditos nesta opção.|