Degree in Industrial and Management Engineering
General Objectives of the CourseThe 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.
Students access the LEGI through the National Competition for Access to Higher Education (Concurso Nacional de Acesso ao Ensino Superior), provided they have held the Specific Entry Examinations of “Mathematics” (19) and “Physics and
Access can also be done through school applications. The school offers vacancies for students wishing to change their course, return after an interruption, transfer from other UC graduations and to the holders of Middle and Senior Courses.
Applications for these positions are assessed by the course coordinator.
The LEGI can receive foreign students in mobility programs. In this case the applications and syllabus to perform are analyzed by the coordinator of the DEM mobility programs.
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Professional GoalsIndustrial 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 StudyFull-time, face-to-face and daytime
Teaching / Evaluation language(s)Portuguese
Examination Regulations, Assessment and GradingAs 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 SkillsThe 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.
ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)
Fernando Jorge Ventura Antunes
Recognition of Prior LearningThere is recognition of prior training in accordance with the ‘Regulamento de Creditação de Formação Anterior e de Experiência Profissional” from the University of Coimbra, Regulation No. 191/2014, DR, 2nd series, No. 93 of May 15, 2014.
Qualification Requirements and RegulationsThe legal framework for the qualification is established by the Decree-Law no. 74/2006, of 24th March, in its current wording
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 StudiesStudents 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.
1st Cycle Studies
DGES Code: 9104
Qualification Awarded: Licenciado
Duration: 3 Year(s)
ECTS Credits: 180.0
Call for Applications
- Course/institution transfer
- Holders of Other Higher Education Degrees
- International Student
- Over 23-year-olds
- 1st Semester
Start date: 16-09-2019
End date: 21-12-2019
- 2nd Semester
Start date: 10-02-2020
End date: 30-05-2020
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