Mechanical Engineering

Education objectives


The PhD Programme in Mechanical Engineering has adopted the guiding principles and objectives underlying the integration into the European Higher Education Area. The aim is thus to train doctors in Mechanical Engineering that may show:

  •  Knowledge of science in Mechanical Engineering;

  • Competencies, skills and research methods associated with these fields of science;

  • Ability to design, deploy, adapt and carry out significant research in compliance with requirements imposed by the standards of academic quality and integrity;

  • Having performed a significant amount of original research that has contributed to the expansion of the frontiers of knowledge, some of which deserve disclosure national or international publications with the selection committee;

  • Be able to critically analyze, evaluate and synthesise new and complex ideas;

  • Being able to communicate with their peers, academic community and society at large over the area of specialization;

  • Being able, in a knowledge-based society, to promote the academic or professional qualification, technological progress, social or cultural.

General characterization

DGES code



PhD (3rd Cycle)



Access to other programs



Telmo Jorge Gomes dos Santos

Opening date





Portuguese students: 2 750 Euros/ year

Foreign students: 2 750 Euros/ year


Day and tutorial system

Teaching language

Available soon

Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 3 years

Credits: 180 ECTS

Scientific Area Acronym ECTS
Mandatory Optional
Mechanical Engineering EM 177 0
Transferable Skills CT 0 3
TOTAL 177 3

Conditions of admittance

Available soon

Evaluation rules

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1.º Year
Code Name ECTS
11606 Competências Transversais 3.0
11607 Design and Development of the Thesis Plan 30.0
2.º Year
Code Name ECTS
11608 Thesis in Mechanical Engineering 147.0