Master in Steel and Composite Construction

General Objectives of the Course

The Master's course on Steel and Composite Construction aims to provide advanced skills in two areas of specialization: Structural Performance and Industry 4.0, by developing skills for: 1) conception, design, manufacturing, execution, inspection and management of construction works of steel and composite structures; 2) production, automation, machinery and robotics applied to the metalworking industry and steel and composite construction, including design, operation and management. In addition, the transversal character of the provided skills enables the leadership of highly qualified functions in the construction sector and in the manufacturing industry.

Admission Requirements

a) Holders of the Bachelor’s degree or legal equivalent;
b) Holders of a foreign academic degree obtained after a 1st cycle of studies, organized according to the principles of the Bologna Process by a Member-States of this Process;
c) Holders of a foreign higher education academic degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of Bachelor’s degrees;
d) Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum vitae that is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies.
Degree recognition as mentioned in points b), c) and d) is granted by the Scientific Committees responsible for the aforementioned courses, and they may delegate this task to a Selection Committee.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Professional Goals

- Leadership in the areas of steel and composite construction, steel fabrication, operations, production, logistics, engineering, technology and innovation.
- Leadership in the implementation of Industry 4.0, with strong application in metalworking.
- Participation in scientific research projects in the area.
- Specific design of automated and robotic solutions focused on steel and composite construction;
- Ability to use automated and robotic solutions in industrial environment and on site.

Mode of Study

The Course is face-to-face/online with the following schedule: (i)Structural Performance - Friday all day and Saturday morning; (ii) Industry 4.0 - daily after-hours.

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' competencies and knowledge, 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.

Course Coordinator(s)

Helena Maria dos Santos Gervásio

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

José Paulo Pereira de Gouveia Lopes de Almeida

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

Decree-Law no. 74/2006, 24th of March, amended and republished by the decree: DL no. 107/2008, 25th of June; Ordinance no. 782/2009, 23rd of July. The course plan was published in the Dispatch no. 22071/2009.

Graduation Requirements

In order to receive the degree, students must obtain the minimum of 120 ECTS, as well as prepare and publicly defend a master’s dissertation.

Access to Further Studies

The Master’s Degree in Steel and Composite Structures provides access to a PhD in Steel and Composite Structures.

Study Programme

Steel and Composite Construction

Academic year

Course Type
2nd Cycle Studies - Lifelong Learning Master Programme

DGES Code: 6059

Qualification Awarded: Mestre

Duration: 4 Semester(s)

ECTS Credits: 120.0

Category: Lifelong training second cycle


Call for Applications


1st Semester
Start date: 12-09-2022
End date: 17-12-2022
2nd Semester
Start date: 06-02-2023
End date: 20-05-2023


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2018-07-31 a 2024-07-30
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