Master in Industrial Engineering and Management

Education objectives

The cross-sectional profile of Industrial Engineering implies that professionals in this area are searched for by very diverse organizations, from telecommunications companies to the automotive industry or consultancy companies. Therefore, the objective of MEGI is to train professionals with multidisciplinary skills that allow them to:

  • To work in different sectors of activity, from the traditional industry to the financial sector
  • To combine technical engineering skills with a business vision and knowledge of the market in which they operate
  • To have a clear understanding of big data and its implications, notably the challenges of Industry 4.0
  • To be very focused on processes, from design to implementation and control
  • To select and propose solutions that are technically and economically competitive
  • To have an entrepreneurial spirit, being able to identify ideas and opportunities, understanding the challenges of new projects
  • To design, coordinate, and execute business and/or R&D projects

Career opportunities

The cross-sectional training in Industrial Engineering and Management leads to the diversification of the professional opportunities associated with it. The activities carried out may be either of a more technical profile or more management related, in different sectors of activity:

  • Automotive and component''s industry; chemistry; food industry; metalworking and electromechanical, among others
  • Engineering consultancy companies, industrial management, and information systems
  • Transport services sector; financial; hospitals and health facilities; Airlines; logistics and distribution; project management; retailers; certification bodies
  • Teaching or research activity
  • Activity in the public sector

General characterization

DGES code



Master (2nd Cycle)



Access to other programs

Access to a 3rd cycle


Ana Sofia Leonardo Vilela de Matos

Opening date





Portuguese students: 1250 €/year

Foreign students: 7000 €/year



Teaching language

Available soon

Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 2 years

Credits: 120 ECTS

Scientific Area
Acronym ECTS
Mandatory Optional
Industrial Engineering EI 75 24
Mechanical Engineering EMc 6 0
Mathematics or Informatics M / I 0 6
Transferable Skills CC 3 0
Any Scientific Area QAC 0 6 (a)
TOTAL 84 36

(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 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.

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


1.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10588 Ergonomics 3.0
12518 Business Process Modelling 3.0
2309 Simulation 6.0
1.º Semester - Opção 1
Code Name ECTS
12522 Maintenance Management 3.0
12523 Management and Industrial Strategy 3.0
12521 Sustainability and Operations 3.0
O aluno deverá obter 3.0 créditos nesta opção.
1.º Semester - Opção 2
Code Name ECTS
12526 Product Development and Innovation 6.0
12525 Logistics II 6.0
12524 Quality and Operations in Services 6.0
O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.
1.º Semester - Opção 3
Code Name ECTS
12527 Metrology and Measurement Systems 3.0
12528 Decision Models 3.0
10613 Facilities Planning and Design 3.0
O aluno deverá obter 3.0 créditos nesta opção.
1.º Semester - Unidade Curricular do Bloco Livre
Code Name ECTS
11066 Unrestricted Electives 6.0
O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.
2.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10380 Entrepreneurship 3.0
12519 Lean Management 3.0
12520 Marketing 6.0
3705 Quality Planning and Control 6.0
10610 Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) 3.0
2.º Semester - Opção - Ciências dos Dados
Code Name ECTS
12530 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks 6.0
7820 Systems Modelling 6.0
12529 Advanced Programming for Data Science and Engineering 6.0
O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.
2.º Semester - Opção 4
Code Name ECTS
12532 Reliability Engineering 3.0
10612 Intelligent Systems for Decision Support 3.0
12531 Emerging Technologies 3.0
O aluno deverá obter 3.0 créditos nesta opção.
3.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10591 Supply Chain Management 6.0
10589 Project Management 6.0
10614 Research Methodologies 3.0
2626 Computer Integrated Manufacturing 6.0
3.º Semester - Opção 5
Code Name ECTS
10615 Systems Ergonomic Design 6.0
2402 Advanced Quality Techniques (AQT) 6.0
7201 Forecasting Techniques 6.0
O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.
3.º Semester - Opção 6
Code Name ECTS
10617 Finance for Entrepreneurs 3.0
10618 Industrial Safety and Risk Management 3.0
12534 Six Sigma 3.0
O aluno deverá obter 3.0 créditos nesta opção.
4.º Semester - Opção Avançada de Formação
Code Name ECTS
12533 Master Thesis in Industrial and Management Engineering 30.0
13024 Project Work in Industrial and Management Engineering 30.0
O aluno deverá obter 30.0 créditos nesta opção.