Bachelor in Industrial Engineering and Management

Education objectives

There are three main objectives in this Undergraduate Programme:

  1. To offer a solid preparation in Engineering and specific knowledge in Technology and Management areas. Focus is on the design and management of production systems of goods and services that are intended to be effective, efficient, safe and sustainable, i.e. suited to the requirements of the current market.

  2. To award to the student a degree that allows him immediate integration into the job market.

  3. To enable progression to more advanced cycles of studies, as the Master in Industrial Engineering and Management, second cycle of studies, also under the responsibility of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. This Master´s degree allows to develop more specific skills in Logistics, Production and Projects, Quality, Human Factors, Information Systems, Data and Decision, among others.

Career opportunities

In all areas of activity, from the design and performance improvement of production systems of goods and services, to the development of solutions within the scope of quality management, production planning and control, work study, logistics, process improvement, and implementation of information systems. In particular:

  • Consulting and project: technological and process consulting; offices of industrial engineering projects.

  • Industry: chemical manufacturing; food sector; automotive manufacturing and component suppliers; metal working; electromechanical products; machine tools; among others.

  • Services: transport and communications; banks and insurance; hospitals and health facilities; airlines; logistics and distribution; project management; retailers; certification organisations.

  • Others: public administration; engineering laboratories; teaching and research.

General characterization

DGES code



Bachelor (1st Cycle)



Access to other programs

Access to 2nd cycle.


Ana Paula Ferreira Barroso

Opening date





Portuguese students: 697 €/year

Foreign students: 7000 €/year



Teaching language

Available soon

Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 3 years
180 ECTS

Scientific Area
Acronym ECTS
Mandatory Optional
Engineering Sciences CE 21 0
Industrial Engineering EI 54 3
Mechanical Engineering EMc 24 0
Chemical Engineering EQ 3 0
Mathematics M 36 0
Physics F 18 0
Chemistry Q 6 0
Social Sciences and Humanities CHS 6 0
Transferable Skills CC 3 0
Any Scientific Area QAC 0 6 (a)
TOTAL 171 9

(a) 6 ECTS in courses chosen by the student on a list approved annually by the Scientific Council of NOVA FCTwhich includes the unity of all scientific areas of NOVA FCT.

Conditions of admittance

Available soon

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 two 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
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
10579 Economics 3.0
10353 Physics II 6.0
11148 Informatics for Science and Engineering D 6.0
10574 Introduction to Industrial Engineering 3.0
12509 Technologies and Chemical Processes 3.0
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
12511 Introduction to Solid Mechanics 6.0
12510 Probability and Statistics B 6.0
4.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
12513 General Electrical Engineering 3.0
8163 Work Study 6.0
10361 Operational Research (Engineering Courses) 6.0
12512 Society, Sustainability and Digital Transformation 3.0
10577 Technologies and Mechanical Processes 6.0
12551 Fluid Thermodynamics 6.0
5.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
3708 Cost Accounting 6.0
12561 Engineering Economics 3.0
13240 Production and Operations Management 6.0
10420 Quality Management 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.
5.º Semester - Unidade Curricular do Bloco Livre
Code Name ECTS
11066 Unrestricted Electives 6.0
6.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
12515 Automation and Industrial Control 6.0
13238 Logistics 6.0
10580 Quantitative Methods 6.0
12517 Industrial Engineering and Management Project 9.0
12514 Information Systems 3.0