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Master in Engineering and Industrial Management

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Official Code: 9509
Acronym: MIEGI


  • Engineering and Industrial Management (300 ECTS credits)
  • Engineering Sciences - Engineering and Industrial Management (180 ECTS credits)

Courses Units

Linear Algebra and Analytical Geometry

EIG0048 - ECTS

This course unit aims the promotion of logical reasoning, methods of analysis and the theoretical development of mathematical concepts is fundamental to support the study of the majority of course units along this programme of studies.
This course unit aims to introduce the basic fundamental concepts of Linear Algebra, Vector Algebra and Analytic Geometry.

Mathematical Analysis I

EIG0049 - ECTS

Students should get solid theoretical and practical formation on the main concepts of differential and integral calculus of real functions of one real variable.

Industrial Drawing

EIG0005 - ECTS

Introduction of the concept of Standardization in general and of its importance in Engineering. Acquisition of deep knowledge about the representation of the nominal shape and dimensions of objects. Development of spatial visualization and technical communication skills. Introduction to the concept of Geometrical product specification (GPS).


EIG0055 - ECTS

Main aims
1. To be capable of solving problems and justify arguments
2. To be capable of dealing with new and unfamiliar situations in different and multidisciplinary contexts
3. To be capable of collecting, selecting and interpreting relevant information to justify solutions and opinions
4. To be capable of integrating knowledge, dealing with complex subjects and developing solutions with limited information, by reflecting on ethic and social responsibilities
5. Continuous assessment; group assignment; presentation and discussion;
6. To be capable of communicating conclusions (knowledge and reasoning related to them) to specialists and non-specialists in a clear and objective way.
7. To be capable of taking a long-life learning in a self-oriented and autonomous way by showing a proactive attitude 

Computer Programming I

EIG0007 - ECTS

The aim of this course is to provide students with fundamental knowledge about Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and, in particular, allow them to develop their skills in computer programming.

Project FEUP

  • To welcome and integrate the new coming students.
  • To introduce the most important services of the campus
  • To teach “Soft Skills” and to stress their importance (soft skills: team work, communication, etc) 
  • To discuss a scientific Theme / Project of limited complexity in engineering areas.

Mathematical Analysis II

EIG0050 - ECTS

Development of the reasoning capacity of students and knowledge of essential mathematical concepts. Students should get solid theoretical and practical formation on the main concepts and results of differential and integral calculus of several variables.

Numerical Analysis

EIG0052 - ECTS


The students will be able to choose the most efficient methods for the solution of each basic Numerical Analysis problem. The students are expected to understand the theorems and convergence conditions of each of the methods described, to be able to program them, to test them effectively on a computer and discuss the results obtained.

For each chapter in the program the successful students
will be able to list the applicability conditions of the numerical methods and state the corresponding theorems of convergence;
they will be able to apply the methods, formula and algorithms taught to simple problems;
they will be able to describe the behavior of the methods, translate them into algorithms and
‘Matlab Functions’ as well as test them on examples comparing and analyzing the results;
they will explain the proofs of the theorems given and apply the proof techniques involved to other related situations;
they will be able to solve new problems with the numerical tools here taught and compare the performance of the various numerical methods in terms of speed and accuracy.

Computer Aided Design

EIG0056 - ECTS

The main objectives of this course are:

I) To transmit to the students the capacity to handle geometric and non-geometric information in the production area.

II) The development of standardization concepts in Mechanical Engineering Drawing: First approach to conception drawing and introduction to the functional analysis of mechanical systems, through the study of their assembly drawings and the detail drawing of some of their components.

III) To identify and use the diverse characteristics inherent to drafting programs (CAD), numerical controlled machines (CNC) and manufacturing systems (CAM).

IV) To implement computer programs that allow the processing of the information retrieved from CAD/CAM/CNC software. 

Electricity and Electronics

EIG0010 - ECTS

SPECIFIC AIMS The main objective of this course is to present the basic principles and foundations of Electricity to the Industrial Engineering and Management students. That is, to an audience composed of non-electrical engineering students. A second objective is to present the essential material in an uncomplicated fashion, focusing on the important results and applications, and presenting the students with the most appropriate analytical and computational tools to solve a variety of practical problems. 

Computer Programming II

EIG0011 - ECTS

SPECIFIC AIMS: The aim of this course is to provide the students with a fundamental knowledge about Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and, in particular, allow them to develop their skills in computer programming.

Mathematical Analysis III

EIG0045 - ECTS

SPECIFIC AIMS: Development of the reasoning capacity of the students and knowledge of advanced mathematics for engineers, namely
 - identification and integration of ordinary differential equations
 - integration of systems of first order ordinary differential equations
- integral calculus over curves and surfaces with applications
- applications of integral theorems of vector analysis
- Fourier series and representation of periodic functions
- elementary thecniques for the study of some partial differential equations


EIG0072 - ECTS

This course unit aims to allow students to consolidate knowledge on Descriptive Statistics, Probability Theory and Probability Distributions. To develop new knoeledge on the important field of Statistic Inference, including Random Sampling and Sampling Distributions, Point and Interval Estimation, Hypothesis Testing and Non-Parametric Tests.

Later, on course unit Multivariate Statistics, students will be asked to recall this knowledge in order to learn advanced statistics techniques, which will have an important application in their future career.

Mechanics I

EIG0051 - ECTS

This course aims to teach and develop students’ skills on problems of mechanics of particles and rigid bodies in static conditions, by introducing theoretical concepts and practical methodologies to solve engineering problems, with a special emphasis on Mechanical Engineering.

This course aims also to develop students’ technical skills regarding structural matters, which are relevant to train a industrial engineer, according to lines 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 of CDIO (Conceiving, Designing, Implementing and Operating real-world systems and products) standards.
This course also aims to develop students’ personal and professional skills according to lines 2.1 and 2.2 of CDIO standards, and also to develop their reasoning and teach them how to apply knowledge in new problems and explore new concepts.


EIG0023 - ECTS

In this course it is aimed that students are able to correctly implement different economical concepts to understand the way markets work and the interaction between the economic agents. 


EIG0057 - ECTS

In a world where energy is an increasingly scarce and expensive commodity, is critical to an industrial engineer to possess a solid knowledge of thermodynamics so he can take informed decisions in this area. Students should therefore know the functioning of the various thermodynamic cycles of thermal engines and refrigeration machines, as well as being able to perform basic calculations of heat transfer. SPECIFIC AIMS This course unit aims to provide the students with a solid knowledge in the area of thermodynamics and heat transfer as well as some training in team work, through the realization of thermal design of several equipments, using the knowledge of thermodynamics and heat transfer acquired in this course.

Multivariate Statistics

EIG0059 - ECTS

The aim of the courses Statistics and Multivariate Statistics is to endow students with an integrated vision of the basic concepts and statistic techniques frequently applied. At the end of these courses, students should be able to use methods of statistic analysis autonomously in statistical decision making. 


EIG0061 - ECTS

To provide the students with an elementary background in the field of mechanical behavior of materials and about the main groups of materials. 

Fluid Mechanics

EIG0024 - ECTS

To analyze, understand and characterize, based on the fundamental laws of mechanics and specific methodologies, the behavior of fluids, at rest and in motion, in order to solve problems of fluid mechanics in engineering.


Mechanics II

EIG0053 - ECTS

1- BACKGROUND: Mathematics, Algebra, Physics, Statics, Mechanisms, Mechanical Drawing. 2- SPECIFIC AIMS: 1. To be acquainted with the essential concepts of KINEMATICS that is related with the motion of RIGID BODIES. To determine its velocity and acceleration. 2. To know how to determine velocity fields and contemporaneous accelerations in absolute or relative motions of the various mechanism components in an arbitrary 3D motion. 3. To identify what happens on a solid due to its motion (mass and inertia). 4. To know how to determine the dynamic balance of mechanical systems through vector theorems, energy theorems, impulse theorem and quantity of movement. 3- PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE Physics - Secondary school. Mathematics - EM0009, EM0010, EIG0045. Algebra - EM0005. Statics - EM0014. Mechanisms & Mechanical Drawing - EIG0005. 4- PERCENTUAL DISTRIBUTION Science - 85%; Technology - 15%. 5- LEARNING OUTCOMES By the end of the semester, students should know how to analyze the kinematic and dynamic behaviours of plannar and spacial mechanisms. Understand and the kinematics and dynamics of trivial mechanisms (gears, rolling bearings, cam - follower, piston ring-cylinder liner, rolling/sliding contacts ...)

Sensors and Actuators

EIG0058 - ECTS

This course aims to provide students with a basic knowledge base of Industrial Automation. In particular, it is the objective of this UC to present and develop knowledge in the area of sensors and actuators (pneumatic, electrical), as well as the components necessary for its use. It is intended that students acquire the ability to: dialogue with specialists in each area, to understand the associated symbology, to make choices, technically and scientifically grounded among the various solutions that may be prefigured in the face of a given problem.

Operational Research I

EIG0022 - ECTS

The main objective of this course is to give students an overview of the principles and techniques of Operational Research, highlighting in particular the role of quantitative methods in decision-making. It is also intended that students develop the skills necessary to identify situations where decision support techniques can be applied. At the end of the course students should be able to apply the techniques studied in real contexts.

Manufacturing Processes

EIG0009 - ECTS

This course aims at transmitting to the students the fundamental concepts, both theoretical and practical, about manufacturing processes mainly related to plastic conformation technologies, machining technologies and casting technologies and how to use these concepts in order to develop new products and tools.

Strength of Materials

EIG0060 - ECTS

Understanding the basics concepts needed for the Analysis of Solids and Structures and acquisition of the capacity of solving and understanding basic problems of solid Mechanics.

Programmable Logic Systems

EIG0063 - ECTS

This course aims to give an overview on the potentialities of logic control systems and technologies that are related to industrial automation. A special attention to safety issues will be given. This course acts as an introduction to logic controllers, which is especially suitable for Industrial Engineering students. By the end of the semester, students should be acquainted with technical and scientific concepts that are essential on the development of studies regarding the use of logic control systems in industrial automation. Students should bear in mind all the essential safety measures.

Heat Transfer

EIG0062 - ECTS To understand the mechanisms and modes of heat transfer and to identify the corresponding governing fundamental equations. The focus is on the comprehension of the physical phenomena, its mathematical modelling and corresponding hypothesys and limitations.

Design and Manufacturing

EIG0064 - ECTS

Provide students with an overview of product development methodologies for the design of products with moderate complexity, following a comprehensive approach from the design of products to their production.


EIG0027 - ECTS

This course unit aims to endow students with knowledge, which make them able to develop and interpret reports of accounting information, which underpin firms’ economic and financial analysis and are an integral part of the decision processes. This course unit also aims to acquaint students with the problems of management accounting which companies come across, giving a special emphasis to production, stocks and sales valuation.

Operations Management

EIG0029 - ECTS

The aim of this course is to provide the students an integrated vision of important concepts, techniques and strategies of the Production Management. One expects that the students acquire a global vision of the concepts, problems and available tools, enabling them to take better decisions. The students are expected to better analyze production situations, recognizing “trade-offs” between Cost, Quality, Time and Flexibility in devising solutions for competitive systems. 

Energy Management and Environment

EIG0065 - ECTS To develop the understanding and knowledge of the main uses of energy in the Industry and in the Services, of the related legislation and of the opportunities to optimize or improve economic and environmental performances.

Industrial Informatics

EIG0066 - ECTS

This course aims to provide the student with a comprehensive overview of systems, applications and technologies used in the industrial informatics domain, from production and supply chain management systems to manufacturing equipment control systems.

For this purpose systems at 3 levels will be considered:

- Operations management systems (production and logistics)

- Control and supervision systems of production facilities

- Automatic equipment control systems.

At each level, the most relevant processes, systems and technologies will be addressed.

 A learning by doing teaching / learning strategy will be adopted in which the student, throughout the semester, learns and applies the concepts acquired through their individual work with the support of the teaching team. This activity is complemented by a project based learning approach in which students work in groups to solve more complex problems that are close to practical reality.

Information Systems I

EIG0021 - ECTS

Prepare students for designing information systems appropriate to user needs and objectives of organizations, considering the short, medium and long term. So they should be able to prepare conceptual models of information, in particular classes of objects and relational models, develop conceptual models of user interaction, apply software engineering methodology, and use relational database management systems.

Total Quality Management

EIG0028 - ECTS
  • Objective 1: To understand the fundamental principles of quality control, quality assurance and quality management;
  • Objective 2: To be able to understand the principles, organization and requirements of ISO9001 standard;
  • Objective 4: To know the fundamental quality tools and understand problem solving methodology;
  • Objective 5: To use able to use statistical methods and other problem-solving techniques to improve the quality of products and services (with software tools);
  • Objective 6: To be able to use statistical process control tools to achieve process stability and improve process capability.
  • Objective 7: To know and master other benchmarks, methodologies and tools within the quality management.

Financial Management

EIG0032 - ECTS

The objective of this course is to familiarize students with the major issues facing the area of  corporate financial management  providing them with the knowledge and basic tools for:I

1-financial statement analysis, in order  to make an economic and financial diagnosis of the firm;  2- taking  the most appropriate financial decisions in a company, in both  operational and strategic level.

Operational Research II

EIG0026 - ECTS

To complement and deepen the theoretical knowledge and practice of Decision Support Techniques. This curricular unit follows the study of Operational Research Techniques initiated in the 3rd year of the MIEGI study plan, with emphasis on decision making in stochastic contexts.

To deepen the study of methods of Problem Structuring and Analysis, in order to solve real-world problems in organizations. Particular emphasis is given to aspects related to Markov Chains, Queueing Systems and Visual Interactive Simulation. An introduction to Multicriteria Decision Making is also provided.

To promote and deepen interpersonal skills, especially group work and communication skills.

Logistics Management

EIG0030 - ECTS

Within this course we provide students with an overview of the Logistics function and Supply Chain Management. In particular, this course aims to develop the skills necessary to manage the logistics function, to set inventory levels and the respective control mechanisms, to design a supply network, to plan a warehouse, and to plan transport activities.

General Management

EIG0034 - ECTS

This course unit aims to acquaint students with organisational models, the role of management (and manager) and the required management tools to successfully implement a management model  suitable for a specific business model.

It also aims to develop students’ perception regarding the interaction of a company with its surrounding environment and teach them how to develop competitive and development strategies. It will be given a special emphasis on organizational desig and on the definition of strategies to support future deveopment.

Upon completion of this course the student will recognize the fundamentals of current management practices, the changing roles of the manager and the managed, future trends in worldwide management structures and activities in manufacturing and service organizations.

It is also an object of study the issues related to project oriented management addressing multiple stakeholders and multiple criteria.

Project Appraisal

EIG0035 - ECTS

This course unit aims to provide students with knowledge of basic methodologies for the analysis of the financial and economic feasibility of investment projects.

Business Analytics

EIG0067 - ECTS

Currently companies have invested in systems able to collect data that can be analyzed and transformed into useful knowledge to support decision making. It is in this context that arises the Business Analytics course.


  • Make the students aware of the importance of data analytics techniques to support the decision making process;
  • Promote the development of student's skills to correctly use data analytics techniques in the industry and services sectors;
  • Promote the use of software to support the development of data analytics projects.

Maintenance Management

EIG0033 - ECTS

The effectiveness of the Maintenance of a Production Plant lies in its ability of assuring a certain required level of technical availability, and optimizing the entrepreneurial productivity and flexibility and the product’s quality itself. All the maintenance actions shall comply with defined strategic company goals andorganizational schemes.

The aim of this subject is to acquaint the students with an integrated overall view of concepts, techniques and strategies most commonly used in Maintenance Management. At the end of the course it is expected that students have a global view of concepts, problems, available tools and decision support systems to help them making the best decisions to solve the main maintenance management problems related to TPM (total productive maintenance) and RCM (reliability centered maintenance).


EIG0031 - ECTS The main purpose of this course is to make students aware of the main concepts in the area of Marketing that should enable them:
(i) to understand the importance of customers (and other stakeholders) in the success of Organizational Strategies
(II) to conceive a Strategic Marketing Plan.

The course aims to endow students with organizational and business competences to facilitate the beginning of their professional career in today's global, competitive, but increasingly unstable context.

Information Systems II

EIG0025 - ECTS

The course aims at prepare students to develop web based information systems using PHP, Javascript, HTML and CSS along with relational databases.

Business Processes Modeling

EIG0070 - ECTS

The course aims at introduce the concepts of business model and business process and to present a design methodology leading from the business model of a company to its business processes, KPI’s and management information system.

A full set of modeling and analysis tools supporting all the stages of the methodology will be introduced, enabling students fully analyze and design (i) business models, (ii) business processes (iii) KPI's dashboards and (iv) process aware management information systems.

Management Control Systems

EIG0039 - ECTS

The objective is to explore tools capable of supporting effective organizational performance management, ensuring the promotion of strategic and operational objectives and avoiding the adoption of dysfunctional attitudes and behaviours.

Company and Business Law

EIG0041 - ECTS .


EIG0047 - ECTS

Individual project work aiming at the integration and application of knowledge, skills and attitudes obtained along the course. The work will take place in a business or research environment, promoting the development of capabilities of initiative, decision, and of individual and group work.

Corporate Strategy

EIG0069 - ECTS

This course unit aims to endow students with the basic skills to think strategically, to develop a specific business and corporate strategy, to understand the issues and hurdles of implementation, in order to play a role in a given company's competitiveness.

Technological Entrepreneurship Laboratory

EIG0071 - ECTS At the end of the curricular unit, the students should:
1) Have an understanding of what it takes to work with engineers, scientists, and other professionals to build companies.
2) Have an understanding of the pressures and demands of work in an early stage startup.
3) Be able to carry out contacts with customers, partners and competitors, among the typical chaos and uncertainty of startup environments.
4) Be able to use a business model to brainstorm each part of a company.
5) Be able to use customer development to get out of the classroom, iterate on a “minimum viable product” (MVP) and identify a repeatable and scalable business model for it, based on external feedback.
6) Be able to develop an operating plan, cost projections, and a revenue model, and integrate them into a financial model.

Operations Management Project

EIG0068 - ECTS

The managers of every company – from the private or public sectors – have to make decisions on how to allocate the organization resources. Being part of the necessary information to take decisions quantitative, the managers of today’s world must be able to assess, analyse and use it. The aim of this course is to provide the students the suitable analytical skills and data treatment tools and quantitative models to support decision making procedures.


EIG0047 - ECTS

Individual project work aiming at the integration and application of knowledge, skills and attitudes obtained along the course. The work will take place in a business or research environment, promoting the development of capabilities of initiative, decision, and of individual and group work.

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