Bachelor's Degree in Industrial and Management Engineering

General Objectives of the Course

The Industrial Engineering and Management course aims to provide skills to it students in order to prepare them to plan and manage systems with a strong interactions between human, financial, organizational and technological variables. Therefore, the course intends to provide students with a solid education which is necessary for a successful integration in the labor market. The course also aims to offer an in-depth scientific basis in the field of Industrial and Management Engineering, providing students with the necessary qualifications to pursue higher studies degrees like a Master course. After his course the student should be able to demonstrate skills to: (1) apply current principles of Industrial Engineering to solve real-world problems and (2) overcome challenges facing themselves, their organizations and the community.

Admission Requirements

National Call for Access and Entry to Higher Education (DGES):

Entry exams:
07 Physics and Chemistry
19 Mathematics A

Application score: 100 points (0-200 scale)
Entry exams: 95 points (0-200 scale)

Calculation Formula:
Secondary school average: 50%
Entry exams: 50%

Other forms of access (UC-applicants):
- Change of Institution / Course Pair Schemes;
- Special Access Call for over 23-years-olds;
- Special Access Call for Holders of Other Higher Education Courses;
- Special Call for International Students.

This information does not exempt the consultation of the webpage of the Directorate General of Higher Education (DGES) and/or of the Applicants website. Please, visit the DGES and the Applicants websites

Professional Goals

Industrial Engineering and Management academic training is the translation into a degree course of the emerging professional figure of the engineer-manager. This new figure evolved naturally thanks to the needs of the industrialized world. His role is to plan and manage complex systems where there is a strong interaction between technical, economic and organizational variables, with an emphasis on efficiency, productivity and quality. Given his training, the Industrial Engineer can find jobs in industrial and services companies, in consultancy firms and financial institutions, covering a large range of activities, such as: design and managing production and logistics systems, product and services quality assurance and safety of the working spaces, planning and managing technology and innovation or conduct continuous improvement projects.

Mode of Study

Full-time, face-to-face and daytime

Teaching / Evaluation language(s)


Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

As assessment is a pedagogical activity inseparable from the teaching process, its aim is to establish the students' skills and training, their critical sense, ability to recognize and resolve problems, as well as their written and oral presentation skills. Students may only register for exams for classes they are currently registered for under the terms of number 6 of article 4 of the University of Coimbra Pedagogical Policy. The following are examples of assessment items: Oral or written exams, written or practical work, individual and group projects that may require an oral defense, as well as class participation. Assessment for each class may include one or more of the above mentioned items. Grading is based on a scale of 0 to 20 and a grade of 10 is required to pass. Whenever assessment includes more than one item, the final grade is calculated by taking into account the relative weight of each item according to a formula published in the course outline under the terms of number 2 of article 7 of the UC Pedagogical Policy.

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

The main expected student outcomes during their course are: An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and industrial engineering; An ability to analyze and interpret data; An ability to design a system or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, productivity, and quality; An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams; An ability to communicate effectively; A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning. An ability to design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information and equipment, by using appropriate analytical, computational, and experimental tools acquired during their course.

Course Coordinator(s)

Samuel de Oliveira Moniz

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

Telmo Miguel Pires Pinto

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning is carried out in accordance with the Academic Regulation of the University of Coimbra.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The legal framework for the qualification is established by the Decree-Law no. 74/2006, of 24th March, in its current wording

Graduation Requirements

The requirements for the qualification in LEGI requires the realization of several courses, corresponding to a total of 180 ECTS. No internship is required to complete the LEGI.

Access to Further Studies

Students possessing the Bachelor degree can access a 2º study cycle, conducing to a Master degree in Industrial Engineering and Management or some similar engineering master degree.

Study Programme

Industrial and Management Engineering

Academic year

Course Type
1st Cycle Studies

DGES Code: 9104

Qualification Awarded: Bachelor's Degree

Duration: 3 Year(s)

ECTS Credits: 180.0


Call for Applications


1st Semester
Start date: 12-09-2024
End date: 18-12-2024
2nd Semester
Start date: 03-02-2025
End date: 22-05-2025


Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
2020-07-31 a 2026-07-30
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior

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