Integrated Master in Engineering Physics

General Objectives of the Course

The master in Physics Engineering is planned with the aim of developing in students the ability to apply scientific and engineering principles to solving multidisciplinary problems in technological areas associated with Modern Physics. The Master intends to give the students the professional training necessary for a smooth insertion in the labour market and to enhance their learning ability throughout their careers.

Admission Requirements

Admission exams: Physics and Chemistry (07), Mathematics A (19)
Minimum mark of the admission exams (0-200): 95
Minimum mark of the application (0-200): 100

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Professional Goals

There are career opportunities in the fields of medical and industrial instrumentation, management and control, maintenance, software development, teaching and researching in Higher Education institutions. Many physics engineers are currently working in big transnational and national groups (TAP, Soporcel, Ford, VV, Revigrés, Roca, SSGP, EDP, Edinfor, Sonae, Cofina, ABB, Siemens, Opel, Kuka). Many others are employed in small and medium sized enterprises (especially in the field of instrumentation and software development), and in some cases as entrepreneurs.

Mode of Study

Daytime, Full-time and Face-to-face

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

- General knowledge in the areas of physics, mathematics and programming and specialty knowledge through advanced disciplines.
- Ability to apply knowledge in practice, capacity for analysis and synthesis, creativity and the ability to adapt to new situations
- Ability to organize/plan and information management capacity;
- Competences related to diversity, multiculturalism, foreign language skills and, in general, those relating to interpersonal relationships.

Course Coordinator(s)

Filipa Isabel Gouveia de Melo Borges Belo Soares

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

Maria Isabel Silva Ferreira Lopes

Recognition of Prior Learning

Candidates may claim the assignment according to the Regulamento de Creditação de Formação Anterior e de Experiência Profissional da UC

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Decree-Law n.º 74/2006 of 24 March in the current wording (amended by DL n.º 107/2008, of 25 June, 230/2009, of September 14, as amended by Statement of Rectification n.º 81/2009, of October 27, and DL nº. 115/2013 of 7 August, with republication)

Graduation Requirements

In order to get the Master’s Degree in Engineering Physics, the student must complete 300 ECTS of the study programme.

Access to Further Studies


Study Programme

Common core
Integrated Master in Engineering Physics
Areas of expertise
Metrology and Quality

Academic year

Course Type
Integrated Study Cycle (1st and 2nd)

DGES Code: 9368

Qualification Awarded: Mestre

Duration: 5 Year(s)

ECTS Credits: 300.0

Category: Integrated second cycle


Call for Applications


1st Semester
Start date: 16-09-2019
End date: 21-12-2019
2nd Semester
Start date: 10-02-2020
End date: 30-05-2020


Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
2018-07-31 a 2022-07-31
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior