Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Physics

General Objectives of the Course

The LEF degree aims at providing the student with a strong structural knowledge in structural areas like physics, mathematics and computation, and also in specific areas of Engineering Physics with the aim of allowing the continuity of further studies in the Engineering Physics area or in related areas.
At the end of LEF, the student should have:
- Basic knowledge in mathematics, computation and signal and system analysis and a strong formation in physics, both classic and modern, comprising an initial large band formation in the area of Engineering Physics. This will allow the student to proceed his/her advanced training in different specialization areas.
- Acquired the skills required for professional practice, like scientific aptitude and creativity, sense of responsibility and critical thinking, autonomous learning ability, teamwork skills, including in interdisciplinary teams and communication skills.
theoretical and laboratorial training that allows to begin professional practice in areas related to Engineering Physics.

Admission Requirements

National Call for Access and Entry to Higher Education (DGES):

Entry exams:
07 Physics and Chemistry
19 Mathematics A

Application score: 100 points (0-200 scale)
Entry exams: 100 points (0-200 scale)

Calculation Formula:
Secondary school average: 50%
Entry exams: 50%

Other forms of access (UC-applicants):
- Change of Institution / Course Pair Schemes;
- Special Access Call for over 23-years-olds;
- Special Access Call for Holders of Other Higher Education Courses;
- Special Call for International Students.

This information does not exempt the consultation of the webpage of the Directorate General of Higher Education (DGES) and/or of the Applicants website. Please, visit the DGES and the Applicants websites

Professional Goals

The main professional opportunities are those of superior technicians in the area of Engineering Physics and related. Graduates in Engineering Physics are prepared to perform functions in the area of technology, such as the development and use of basic instrumentation, development of simple software and also to perform non specialized scientific and technical functions in sectors like Industry, Environment, Services, Research and Regulation.

Mode of Study

Daytime / Full-time / Face-to-face

Teaching / Evaluation language(s)

Portuguese/ English

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

The evaluation and classification rules are those of the Pedagogical Regulation of the University of Coimbra, Regulation 321/2013, of August 23.

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

Solid knowledge in Physics and the knowledge acquired in the engineering, computing and management subjects. Also, the ability to apply this knowledge in practical situations, the ability to learn and be creative and the ability to adapt to new situations. Organizational and planning skills and the capacity to manage different types of information are also considered important by employers and former students and are associated with Engineering Physics, as revealed in European studies of this area, namely the report from Agência Nacional de Evaluación de la Calidad y Acreditación (ANECA)1.

Course Coordinator(s)

Filipa Isabel Gouveia de Melo Borges Belo Soares

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

Rui Davide Martins Travasso

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

To obtain the 180 compulsory ECTS.

Access to Further Studies

The Bachelor in Engineering Physics gives access to 2nd Cycle (Master Programs) in Engineering Physics and related areas.

Study Programme

Engenharia Física

Academic year

Course Type
1st Cycle Studies

DGES Code: 9113

Qualification Awarded: Bachelor's Degree

Duration: 3 Year(s)

ECTS Credits: 180.0


Call for Applications


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2020-07-31 a 2026-07-31
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