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Joint European Master on Tribology of Surfaces and Interfaces

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Entidade s parceira s : University of Leeds, Lulea Tekniska Universitet / Lulea University of Technology, Univerza v Ljubljani

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Academic year

2017-2018

DGES Code

M857

Course Type

2nd Cycle Studies - Advanced Specialisation Master Programme

Qualification Awarded

Mestre

Duration

2 Year(s)

ECTS Credits

120.0

Category

Advanced specialization second cycle

Course Coordinator(s)

Bruno Miguel Quelhas de Sacadura Cabral Trindade (bruno.trindade@dem.uc.pt)

General Objectives of the Course
Key goal of this master is to provide to the students the high-level contemporary knowledge, required for the next generation of engineers to tackle highly-interdisciplinary tribology-related problems through an
interdisciplinary and complementary joint master programme about tribological surfaces, interfaces, lubricants, lubrication, as well as wear and friction mechanisms at nano and macro scale, and computational, modelling, analytical and experimental skills that are urgently needed in fields of transport, industry, medicine and energy. By joining the scientifically-leading and complementary groups of the consortium universities that also strongly cooperate with industry and other economic sectors into a coherent master programme is an outstanding opportunity for step-change in providing cutting-edge tribology knowledge for the needs of the most advanced and worldwide renowned industries.
Learning Objectives and Intended Skills
- Understanding of the tribological contacts and systems, the inter-relation of parameters and ability to
determine key effects from nano- to macro-scale;
- Ability to develop theoretical and experimental routes to study and solve tribological problems;
- Ability to integrate multidisciplinary requirements into a coherent solution combining the knowledge from
different fields related to tribology;
- Ability to identify the problem, analyse possible solutions, propose the routes and write clear proposals to achieve the required goals;
- Acquaintance with the mechanical systems, materials and lubricants production processes, surface and oil analyses;
- Ability to work on and interpret the experimental techniques and results to solve tribological problems, such as tribometers, microscopes, spectroscopes, profilometers, etc.;
- Internships experience at the industrial environment to link the application-related studies with theoretical education backgrounds.
Mode of Study
Daytime regime / Face-to-face
Admission Requirements

The applications are submitted online on the webpage of the TRIBOS master (http://www.mastertribos.
eu/curriculum-and-master-projects). their evaluation is performed by representatives of the 4 universities
of the consortium. The admission requirements are the following: (i) a minimum of a bachelor degree
(equivalent of 180 ECTS) with an average grade of at least 80% (grade point average GPA) in engineering,
materials science, physical sciences or chemistry. (ii) proof of English knowledge will be required for students
from non-English speaking countries. Students from non-English speaking countries are required to have
obtained the IELTS certificate (with a minimum score of 6.5 and no part of the test below 6.0) or TOEFL
certificate with a minimum score of 92 points (internet based). A web interview can be conducted as a
complementary means to prove language proficiency.

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

Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The Master Degree is obtained according Portuguese Law DL 74/2006, published in the official journal 24th March, 2006.
Study Programme
Common core
Areas of expertise
Calendar
1st Semester
Start date: 11-09-2017
End date: 21-12-2017
2nd Semester
Start date: 05-02-2018
End date: 30-05-2018
Accreditations
- A3ES
Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
Período(s)
  • 2015-07-28 a 2021-07-27
R/A - CR 238/2015 - DGES
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior
Período(s)
  • 2015-09-07