Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering

General Objectives of the Course

The academic background of the Mechanical Engineer at the University of Coimbra aims to prepare him for design and manufacture of parts and machines in general; for development actions in the energy and environmental area; for production management; for equipment maintenance; to act as entrepreneurs in the related industrial areas. Bachelor degree provides training in the several fields of mechanical engineering providing a solid basis for master studies as well as an initial qualification for integration in industrial companies.

Admission Requirements

Admission Tests: Physics and Chemistry (07) and Mathematics A (19
"Change of pair Institution / Program", "Holders of another higher education degree" Access over 23 years old "and Special access contest for international students, which are governed by specific regulations.

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Professional Goals

Mechanical and thermal equipment manufacturing industries; Energy production and air conditioning companies; Maintenance and operations management activities; Management of car maintenance and repair.

Mode of Study

Face to face; daytime

Teaching / Evaluation language(s)

Portuguese language

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

There are several evaluation rules, depending on the course type. The evaluation can be organized according to one of two schemes: periodic evaluation or assessment by final exam. In the latter case, students have access to two evaluation periods (the normal time and the resource time) that take place in this order, after the academic semester. The periodic evaluation integrates different assessment modes, which may have a more practical or more theoretical component. Work assignments is a common form of periodic evaluation. The evaluation method of each module appears in the respective curriculum evaluation form (FUC), and is released at the beginning of the semester to the students in the academic information system of UC (NONIO). The final grade is translated on a scale of 0 to 20.

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

Ability to apply knowledge of math, science and mechanical engineering.
Ability to carry out experiments and to analyze results.
Ability to design simple mechanical systems for engineering applications.
Ability to integrate multidisciplinary engineering teams.
Ability to identify and solve mechanical engineering problems.
Students also acquire a set of soft skills that guarantee their global training and encourage their civic, critical and innovative participation, promoting their personal development, namely: interpersonal, communication, leadership and ethics skills in the field of job.

Course Coordinator(s)

José Luís Ferreira Afonso

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, of March 24, in the current wording

Graduation Requirements

The Mechanical Engineering Bachelor program stipulates three years of mandatory courses, totalling 180 ECTS.

Access to Further Studies

Master level, for example Master in Mechanical Engineering, University of Coimbra.

Study Programme

Mechanical Engineering

Academic year

Course Type
1st Cycle Studies

DGES Code: 9123

Qualification Awarded: Licenciado

Duration: 3 Year(s)

ECTS Credits: 180.0


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