Master in Materials Engineering
We live in a world that is both dependent and limited by materials. To do this, just a simple look at everything around us: cars, airplanes, computers, refrigerators, televisions, radios, mobile phones, sports equipment, biomedical devices (artificial valves, prostheses, among others). All these applications required the development of materials and manufacturing processes, in order to be given the required properties and functionality. The new technologies developed in Science and Engineering will continue to effect changes in our lives and the Master in Materials Engineering will continue to be the key to such change and progress.
Through attendance of the MEMat, the student should:
- acquire the specific skills and knowledge seen as fundamental to exert a professionalactivity;
- possess the research and analytical methodological tools which are fundamental requisites for adequate learning and critical thinking;
- be informed as to the diversity of situations and professional possibilities;
- be capable to articulate the knowledge gathered during the course and the requirements of the job market;
- feel attracted to the difficulties inherent to the resolution of industrial and R&Dproblems;
- develop a critical view conducive to creative autonomy within the course’s subject area;
- demonstrate the necessary capabilitiesfor team work, leadership and entrepreneurship.
The Master in Materials Engineering should understand, manipulate and modify materials in order to fulfil any market requirements, thus offering a contribution to industrial development
Training in Materials Engineering was launched at the NOVA School of Science and Technology FCT|NOVA in 1981. Since then, the demand for Material Engineers has increased significantly, as a result of a highly technological training that enables the Masters in Materials Engineering to exercise a profession immediately after completing the course.
The employability of the Masters in Materials Engineering is 94%, according to official data, obtained for graduates between the academic years 2014/15 and 2017/18.
Master (2nd Cycle)
Access to other programs
Access to a 3rd cycle
Maria Margarida Rolim Augusto Lima
Portuguese students: 1250 €/year
Foreign students: 7000 €/year
Duration: 2 years
Credits: 120 ECTS
|Micro and Nanotechnology||MNt||3||0|
|Materials Engineering / Mechanical Engineering / Industrial Engineering / Chemical Engineering / Biomedical Engineering / Informatics / Social Sciences and Humanities||EMt / EMc / EI / EQ / EBm / 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.
The final Dissertation (or Project) involves a public discussion with a Jury.
|12605||Materials Mesomorphs and Applications||6.0|
|11506||Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies||3.0|
|12615||Ceramics and Glasses Processing||6.0|
|12608||Materials for Energy||6.0|
|3705||Quality Planning and Control||6.0|
|12616||Polimeric Materials Processing||6.0|
|7522||Coatings and Thin Films Technologies||6.0|
|2.º Semester - Unidade Curricular do Bloco Livre|
|10997||Surface Degradation and Protection||6.0|
|5278||Computational Modeling of Materials||6.0|
|12617||Materials Selection and Sustentability||6.0|
|3.º Semester - Opção I|
|12606||Photovoltaic Energy: Materials and Applications||6.0|
|10679||Biochemical Engineering I||6.0|
|10529||Cell and Tissue Engineering||6.0|
|7459||Foams and Cellular Materials||6.0|
|12621||Finance for Entrepreneurs||6.0|
|11049||Electronic Data Collection and Storage||6.0|
|10914||History of Technology and Engineering||3.0|
|7452||Paper and Cellulosic Materials||6.0|
|7822||Smart Materials and Systems||6.0|
|7460||Sensors: Materials and Applications||6.0|
|10494||Foundry and Welding Technologies||6.0|
|12619||Dissertation in Materials Engineering||30.0|