Bachelor in Micro and Nanotechnology Engineering

Education objectives

LEMN aims at the formation of a scientific and technological base in the area of Micro and Nanotechnologies with an emphasis on the study of the structure, properties, production, characterization and application of materials and processes to the areas of microelectronics and nanotechnologies.

It is intended that the Degree in Micro and Nanotechnology Engineering:

I. Know and know how to use, in the appropriate context, the language and concepts of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Informatics necessary to acquire technical skills.
II. Know and understand the structural, physical and chemical properties of different classes of materials with a view to applications in the areas of electronics, microelectronics and nanotechnologies
III. Know, understand and know how to use materials and devices characterization techniques with particular emphasis on micro and nanoscale characterization techniques.
IV. Know and understand the Microelectronics process technologies and the production of Nanomaterials.
V. Know how to communicate effectively in an academic and professional environment.
VI. Know the organizational structure of companies.

The training given in this degree allows the pursuit of studies; mobility between training courses offered at the Faculty of Science and Technology and other Schools and employability in services and technical functions that do not require specific 2nd cycle skills.

Although technical skills are important, in the current context, and even in terms of employability, complementary skills (soft-skills) assume a preponderant role in this training. LEMN, like all courses at FCT NOVA, follows a new pedagogical approach known as “FCT Curricular Profile” ( Essentially, the “FCT Curricular Profile” reinforces the technical-scientific training provided with complementary skills that provide the student with the tools that will influence his school performance and, in the future, his professional performance as a graduate.

Career opportunities

The degree in Micro and Nanotechnologies, in addition to conferring the degree of engineering graduate, provides a solid scientific and technical training that aims to pursue more advanced studies in several areas of Science and Engineering, with emphasis on the Master in Micro and Nanotechnology Engineering.

Training in this area was launched by the NOVA SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY | FCT NOVA in 2007. Since then, the demand for Micro and Nanotechnology Engineers has increased significantly, as a result of a highly technological training which gives graduates easy integration into the job market.

General characterization

DGES code



Bachelor (1st Cycle)



Access to other programs

Access to 2nd cycle


Rui Alberto Garção Barreira do Nascimento Igreja

Opening date



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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:

  1. 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;

  2. 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.)



Teaching language

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Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 3 years
180 ECTS

Scientific Area
Acronym ECTS
Mandatory Optional
Materials Engineering EMt 51 3
Materials Science CMt 18 0
Mathematics M 30 0
Physics F 24 0
Chemistry Q 12 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering EEC 12 0
Informatics I 6 0
Human and Social Sciences CHS 3 0
Materials Science / Materials Engineering / Mathematics / Chemistry / Biology / Environmental Engineering / Informatics / Electrical and Computer Engineering / Industrial Engineering CMt / EMt / M / Q / B / EA / I / EEC / EI 0 12
Transferable Skills CC 3 0
Any Scientific Area QAC 0 6 (a)
TOTAL 159 21

(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

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Evaluation rules

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.

Regulamento de Avaliação de Conhecimentos (Licenciaturas, Mestrados Integrados e Mestrados.)


1.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
11505 Linear Algebra and Analytic Geometry 6.0
11504 Mathematical Analysis I 6.0
10352 Soft Skills for Science and Technology 3.0
10416 Introduction to Micro and Nanotechnologies 3.0
12767 Mechanics 6.0
10407 Chemistry B 6.0
2.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
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
11195 General Organic Chemistry B 6.0
12692 Thermodinamics of Processes 6.0
3.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
7544 Mathematical Analysis III D 6.0
12768 Electromagnetism 6.0
9477 Techniques for Materials characterization 6.0
7474 Instrumentation Tecniques 6.0
4.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10418 Mechanical Behavior of Nanomaterials 6.0
10413 Computer Aided Technical Drawing 3.0
10932 Electronics I 6.0
7471 Physical Properties of Materials 6.0
12512 Society, Sustainability and Digital Transformation 3.0
4.º Semester - Opção C
Code Name ECTS
10521 Molecular Biology C 3.0
7321 General Biochemistry B 6.0
11509 Photonics for Materials 6.0
12693 Polymeric Materials I 6.0
12570 Programming for Data Science and Engineering 6.0
10716 Chemoinformatics 3.0
3748 Signal Theory 6.0
O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.
5.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10933 Electronics II 6.0
1849 Semiconductor Materials 6.0
10525 Quantum Mechanics 6.0
10417 Technology of Nanomaterials 6.0
5.º Semester - Opção D
Code Name ECTS
7104 Molecular Genetics B 6.0
10420 Quality Management 6.0
12609 Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Sustainability 3.0
12566 Introductory Programming for Science and Engineering 6.0
12695 Composite Materials 6.0
5294 Logic Systems 6.0
2478 Systems Theory 6.0
11822 Cellular and Molecular Toxicology 6.0
O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.
6.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
12696 Microelectronics: Processes 6.0
11511 Electronic Processes and Materials 6.0
12698 Project in Micro and Nanotechnology Engineering 9.0
7494 Surfaces and Interfaces 6.0
6.º Semester - Opção PIIC/PIPP
Code Name ECTS
10595 Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program 3.0
10594 Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program 3.0
O aluno deverá obter 3.0 créditos nesta opção.