Master’s degree in Materials Engineering

Initiative Description

The course is structured in four main formative lines: Surface Engineering; Biomaterials; Materials processing by conventional and advanced techniques; Design and materials selection

Training Objectives

The MSc in Materials Engineering aims to train graduate students that are stakeholders in the country's technological development, with capacity to innovate. Our Master graduate students combine a solid base with a cutting-edge applied technology training, only possible to teach in schools that promote research excellence, such as the Faculty of Science and Tecnology of the University of Coimbra. The main objective of this study cycle is to graduate Master students with skills in this area of knowledge, able to develop activities in the industry, services or research. They must be able to solve problems in materials engineering in its various forms and to adapt themselves to multidisciplinary teams of related areas. They must also meet the skills to pursue further education (3rd cycle). In oder to achieve these objectives, the MSc in Materials Engineering consists of 2 years of study (4 semesters) and several areas of training, such as Engineering Science, Materials Engineering Science, Biomaterials Engineering Science and Industrial Engineering.

Training Contents

Chemical Thermodynamics Protection and Degradation of Surfaces Techniques of Materials Characterization Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology Physical Chemistry of Surfaces Surface Coatings Biopolymers Industrial Ecology and Life Cycle Assessment Industrial Security Joining Processes Machine Components Materials and Recycling Pulp and Paper Science and Technology Structure and Properties of Materials Tissue Engineering Biomaterials Biomechanics Instrumentation and Measurements Management and Entrepreneurship Strategy and Planning

Digital Innovation Hubs



  • Material Engineering


  • Lecture
  • Practical exercices
  • Practical session in lab


  • Face to face

Technology Absortion Cycle

  • Configuration: supports the process of determining how a technology is implemented in a real manufacturing setting. It includes the creation of a business case.
  • Implementation: supports the implementation and installation of the technology in an industrial setting.

Target Group

Instruction Level

  • Intermediate


  • Chemical
  • Construction
  • Research & Development
  • Energy

Education Level

  • High School


  • More than 20




Durations: +7 days,




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