Master in Mechanical Engineering

General Objectives of the Course

The academic background of the Mechanical Engineer Master at the University of Coimbra aims to prepare him for design and manufacture of parts and machines in general using conventional techniques or emerging techniques; for development actions in the energy and environmental area; for production management; for equipment maintenance; to act as entrepreneurs in the related industrial areas. Second cycle provides training in the several fields of mechanical engineering providing a solid basis for problem solving, developing procedures and integrating knowledge from different areas, which will allow them to easily integrate into industrial companies. The Master in Mechanical Engineering (MEM) aims to train professionals with high technical and scientific qualifications, as well as high standards of professional, social and ethical responsibility, able to apply Engineering concepts and techniques to the analysis and resolution of several and complex engineering problems.

Admission Requirements

First cycle in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial and Management Engineering, or related area, or present a learning, scientific or professional curriculum that the organic unit of study cycle recognizes as appropriate to complete this 2nd cycle of studies).

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

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. Students who have completed the Master of Mechanical Engineering have the necessary skills to follow a Ph.D or conduct research.

Mode of Study

Full-time; Face-to-face

Teaching / Evaluation language(s)


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 14 weeks that constitute the semester. The periodic evaluation integrates different assessment modes, which may have a more practical or more theoretical component. Work assignments is also a common form of periodic evaluation. The evaluation method of each module appears in the respective curriculum evaluation form (FUC). The final grade is translated on a scale of 0 to 20.

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

Ability to integrate knowledge of math science and engineering. Ability to implement experimental programs, carry out experiments, analyze and interpret results. Ability to design complex systems meeting economic, environmental, social, ethical, safety constraints and production and sustainability constraints. Ability to lead multidisciplinary engineering teams. Ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems using modern and appropriate tools. After completing the Master in Mechanical Engineering students must have a solid background, with specific training in one of the two areas of specialization offered in this Master. They must also have acquired skills to deal with the challenges that will arise.

Course Coordinator(s)

José Luís Ferreira Afonso

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

Ricardo Nuno Madeira Soares Branco

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

Law 46/86, October 14, Decree Law 74/2006, March, 24, with subsequent changes, Ordinance 782/2009, de July 23

Graduation Requirements

The Mechanical Engineering Master program stipulates two years of mandatory (105) ECTS) and optional (15 ECTS) courses, totaling 120 ECTS.

Access to Further Studies

The Master in Mechanical Engineering allows the access to 3rd Cycle in Mechanical Engineering or related areas.

Study Programme

Energy and Environment
Production and Design

Academic year

Course Type
2nd Cycle Studies - Continuity Master Programme

DGES Code: 6361

Qualification Awarded: Mestre

Duration: 2 Year(s)

ECTS Credits: 120.0

Category: Continuity second cycle


Call for Applications


1st Semester
Start date: 11-09-2023
End date: 16-12-2023
2nd Semester
Start date: 05-02-2024
End date: 23-05-2024


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