Bachelor in Engineering Physics

Education objectives

This degree aims to provide a solid foundation in the areas of Physics and Engineering that allows the progression of studies to the Master''s or professional activity that does not require skills of a 2nd cycle.

Areas of study include expansion of knowledge of Physics learned in Secondary Studies and introduction to modern Physics such as Quantum Mechanics, Atomic and Molecular Physics and Nuclear Physics among others. In the field of Engineering, students have contact with subjects of Engineering Physics, Electronics, Informatics and Mechanics, getting a broad and multidisciplinary base characteristic of the Physical Engineer.

In the 3rd year, students have an internship in a business or research environment within the curriculum profile of the NOVA FCT.

General characterization

DGES code



Bachelor (1st Cycle)



Access to other programs

Access to 2nd cycle.


André João Maurício Leitão do Valle Wemans

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
Physics F 57 0
Physics Engineering EF 15 0
Mathematics M 42 0
Informatics I 12 0
Chemistry Q 6 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering EEC 18 0
Mechanical Engineering EMc 3 0
Biomedical Engineering EBm 6 0
Social Sciences and Humanities CHS 9 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
10352 Soft Skills for Science and Technology 3.0
10538 Introduction to Experimental Physics 3.0
12566 Introductory Programming for Science and Engineering 6.0
10713 General Chemistry 6.0
2.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10476 Mathematical Analysis II B 6.0
10539 Mechanics 6.0
12658 Probability and Statistics D 6.0
12570 Programming for Data Science and Engineering 6.0
10517 Logical Systems 6.0
3.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
5005 Mathematical Analysis III B 6.0
10518 Technical Drawing 3.0
10490 Industrial Organization 6.0
10519 Electromagnetism 6.0
12512 Society, Sustainability and Digital Transformation 3.0
10540 Thermodynamics 6.0
4.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
5006 Mathematical Analysis IV B 6.0
12686 Numerical Analysis B 6.0
10524 Electronics 6.0
10522 Vibrations and Waves 6.0
4.º Semester - Unidade Curricular do Bloco Livre
Code Name ECTS
11066 Unrestricted Electives 6.0
O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.
5.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
3919 Statistical Physics 6.0
10525 Quantum Mechanics 6.0
11678 Mathematical Methods of Physics 6.0
12687 Project and Workshop 3.0
3752 Control Theory 6.0
5.º Semester - Opção PIIC/PIPP
Code Name ECTS
10609 Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program 3.0
10608 Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program 3.0
O aluno deverá obter 3.0 créditos nesta opção.
6.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10526 Applied Electronics 6.0
10527 Atomic and Molecular Physics 6.0
10917 Solid State Physics 6.0
12576 Nuclear Physics and Radiations 6.0
12688 Optics 6.0