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Master in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

General information

Official Code: 9460
Acronym: MIEMM

The Master in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering qualifies the graduate students to exercise the activity in the Materials Science and Engineering fields. The Integrated Master, during 5 academic years, ensures a solid formation in areas like Maths, Physics, Chemical and Management and contains a set of subjects that treat, in detail, all materials area.


  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (300 ECTS credits)
  • Engineering Sciences - Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (180 ECTS credits)

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Courses Units


EMM0003 - ECTS

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.

The student must be acquainted with basic notions on trigonometry, real functions, plane analytic geometry, systems of linear equations and logic operations.

The scientific component is100%.

Mathematical Analysis I

EMM0045 - ECTS

Justification The mathematical analysis is an indispensable tool for a engineer. Objectives Provide the requisite mathematical foundations for the formation of an engineering professional.

Computing and Programming

EMM0006 - ECTS
  1. Development of the following capabilities:
    • Problem analysis, objective and concise description of the steps that lead to problem solving;
    • Description of procedures;
    • Algorithms through symbolic language;
  2. Development of computer applications in Visual Basic .Net;
  3. Aquaintance with some of the most common programming techniques;
  4. During the course students are confronted with other issues such as:
    • Pseudo-random numbers;
    • Calculation errors resulting from decimal-binary and binary-decimal conversions;
    • Digital signatures and encryption. 

Introduction to Materials Engineering I

EMM0007 - ECTS

Justification: This is the first course of the Integrated Master Programme dealing with the science and engineering of materials, and is centered on the acquisition of fundamental concepts of metallic materials and its structure, properties, processing and applications.

Objectives This subject aims at attaining the following objectives: 1. To provide students with a broad knowledge of the properties and processing of metals and its alloys. 2. To demonstrate the dependence between processing conditions, properties and the microstructures in common metallic materials. 3. To give students hands-on experience in a few experimental techniques used for metallic materials, including polishing, etching, optical microscopy, hardness and tensile testing, casting and rolling.


Project FEUP

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

Chemistry I

EMM0005 - ECTS

Chemistry is the study of matter and the changes it undergoes. A basic knowledge of chemistry is essential for students in many areas, because chemistry is a science that is of vital importance to our world, whether in nature or in society. The chemistry has been, and remains, a principal agent in all areas of science and technology. In fact chemical research and development in recent centuries have provided new materials that profoundly improved our quality of life, and helped advance the technology in many ways.

OBJECTIVES Review and develop a clear and fairly comprehensive basic principle essential to the rational understanding of the physical and chemical behavior of matter. Show the importance of chemistry in all its aspects: life, industry and society. Awareness, motivate and develop skills to work in the laboratory: correct handling of materials, equipment and simple experimental techniques.

SKILLS Transversal: - Organize, interpret, evaluate and criticize data, results and procedures; - Understand the information transmitted in oral speech and written texts, - Communicate scientific information and knowledge in correct and clear way; - Learning to learn; - Build a positive attitude to science; - Ability to work in team; - Compliance with deadlines Specific: - Observe a chemistry situation and describe it correctly; - Using the relationships between concepts (mathematical or otherwise) to a chemistry situation; - Structuring relations between concepts of chemistry; - Carry out experimental essential operations; - Perform laboratory rigs in chemistry with dexterity and autonomy; - Working in a chemical laboratory, following the safety standards for the handling of reagents and procedures.

Mathematical Analysis II

EMM0012 - ECTS

It aims to act as a continuation of Mathematical Analysis I.

Technical Drawing

EMM0010 - 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 size of objects. Development of spatial visualization and technical communication skills. Introduction to the concepts of tolerance and interchangeability. Acquisition of basic knowledge about surface development methods. Introduction to diagrammatic drawings. Development of the ability to establish relationships between real mechanical systems for general use and their assembly drawings. PERCENTUAL DISTRIBUTION Estimated percentual distribution for the scientific and technological contents: - Scientific component: 30 %. - Technological component: 70 %.

Physics I

EMM0004 - ECTS

1- Obtain the fundamental knowledge in physics, namely in (classical) mechanics, oscillatory and wave motion and hydrostatics, necessary either to explain natural phenomena and technological appliances and to analyze and solve problems in these subjects.

2- Demonstrate perseverance in the independent study and analysis of the subjects, critical reasoning, awareness of the knowledge and skills in the subjects and curiosity in Physics, and science in general, particularly in the relation of Physics to Engineering.

3- Practice the work in a team and written communication.

4- Whenever possible, adapt the Physics I subjects to the study of the materials (and minerals).

(CDIO Syllabus in Topical Form v4.2.3)

Introduction to Materials Engineering II

EMM0011 - ECTS

Justification: This is the first discipline of the course regarding the science and engineering of ceramics and polymers, and is centred on the study of the fundamental concepts of these materials that govern their industrial applications. Objectives This subject aims at attaining the following objectives: a) to study the basic concepts of ceramics and polymers b) to identify and study their crystalline and non-crystalline structures and the physical and chemical factors that are involved in the formation of such structures c) to analyse the main physical and chemical properties of these materials and d) to establish relationships among processing, structure and properties. Knowledge and competences - Identify and interpret the structural basic principles of ceramics and polymers - Knowledge on the fundamental concepts of these materials, in which concerns their structure, processing methods and properties. - Identify, interpret and solve exercises related to structure and properties of ceramics and polymers.

Chemistry II

EMM0009 - ECTS

This course is a continuation of Chemistry I. Chemistry is the study of matter and the changes it undergoes. A basic knowledge of chemistry is essential for students in many areas, because chemistry is a science that is of vital importance to our world, whether in nature or in society. The chemistry has been, and remains, a principal agent in all areas of science and technology. In fact chemical research and development in recent centuries have provided new materials that profoundly improved our quality of life, and helped advance the technology in many ways.


Review and develop a clear and fairly comprehensive basic principle essential to the rational understanding of the physical and chemical behavior of matter. Show the importance of chemistry in all its aspects: life, industry and society. Awareness, motivate and develop skills to work in the laboratory: correct handling of materials, equipment and simple experimental techniques.


Numerical Analysis

EMM0013 - ECTS

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 UC aims to ensure the acquisition of solid knowledge in numerical techniques for solving engineering problems, which are of vital importance, as well as to familiarize them with the most varied methods and their implementation, advantages and disadvantages of its application in solving numerical problems. It is intended that students develop numerical manipulation capabilities as well as independent and analytical thinking and ability to apply mathematical concepts to solve practical problems. 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 and discuss the results obtained.
The students are supposed to know the subjects taught in Linear Algebra and Mathematical Analysis.

The scientific component is 100%.

Computer Aided Drawing

EMM0016 - ECTS
  1. Development of skills to read and design 2D technical drawings.
  2. Introduction to moulds and tools for the manufacture of parts.
  3. Completing the training course of a hybrid 3D CAD application (surfaces and solids).
  4. Application of acquired knowledge to develop a consumer product (outer plastic shell).
  5. Planning and development of a project within a team. 

Equilibrium Diagrams

EMM0015 - ECTS

Knowledge and understanding of Phase Equilibrium Diagrams is important to materials engineering since properties of materials are controlled by the thermal history of the alloys. Phase Equilibrium Diagrams are the foundation in performing basic materials research in such fields as solidification, crystal growth, joining, solid-state reaction, phase transformation, oxidation, etc. On the other hand, a phase diagram also serves as a road map for materials design and process optimization since it is the starting point in the manipulation of processing variables to achieve the desired microstructures.

The purpose of this curricular unit is to use Phase Equilibrium Diagrams to develop an understanding of the phase transformations and the interpretation of the microstructural evolution of the alloys. Even if most phase equilibrium diagrams relate to equilibrium state and microstructure, they are also useful to understand nonequilibrium structures, that are often more desirable than those of equilibrium states due to the properties values attained. Materials of interest range from single to multi-component systems. While many industrial important systems can be adequately represented by binary equilibrium diagrams, ternary or higher order diagrams are often necessary to the understanding of more complex systems, like certain industrial alloys, slags or ceramic materials.

Physics II

EMM0008 - ECTS

Objective: Present electromagnetism as a unifying model of many phenomena which are observed in nature and used in the technologies.

Physical Chemistry

EMM0014 - ECTS

The importance of a sound foundation in Chemical Metallurgy to the Extractive Metallurgy as well as the rise in importance of corrosion and surface treatment of metals, the realization that the Physical Metallurgist needs to know something of the applications of Thermodynamics and reaction kinetics, and the development of experimental techniques with high-temperature systems had led the Physical Chemistry as a crucial subject to be taught on the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering course.

The main objectives of this course unit are to provide students:

1) Hands-on knowledge on the basic principles of Thermodynamics;

2) Tools for the analysis and interpretation of experimental data available for different systems;

3) A broad knowledge of Thermodynamics underlying the metals processing techniques commonly used in industry and in research laboratories, in particular extraction metallurgy, forming and heat treating.

Electrochemistry and Interfaces

EMM0020 - ECTS


The study of the behavior of the interface between a conductive material and a liquid (can be moisture) is addressed in its theoretical aspects and practical consequences. The importance of this study lies in the fact that metals, one of the most used materials, are in many cases subject to the adverse effects of contact with liquids or potentially aggressive atmospheres and that can lead to serious loss of functionality equipment.

Surface phenomena are also studied, in particular how the surface properties of the material determine its interaction with other materials. The control of surface properties has numerous practical applications, which justifies the preparation of future engineers in this area of science.



In the first part of this UC (curricular unit) the student should understand the phenomena taking place at the interface between a conductor and a conductive liquid medium, as well as the way the behaviour of the interface can be controlled by imposing an electric current or potential. Some important technological applications are described , such as batteries.

The second part focuses on the importance of interfaces in materials, especially liquid and solid materials, the peculiarities of the interfaces, the parameters that assess the interface properties and the technological use of these properties.

The friction phenomena between surfaces and their consequences, and lubrication will also be briefly studied.


- Integration of prreviously acquired knowledge  in teh areas of chemistry, mathematics and physics / electricity and their application to the description of electrochemical phenomena.
- Consolidation of knowledge through experimentation applied to engineering problems
- Learning by exposure of problems and critical analysis of various solutions group

Materials Testing

EMM0018 - ECTS

Tests allow us to determine the properties of the materials, which is essential to predict the performance in service, analyze potential failures and control the manufacturing process. As so, it is fundamental for a material engineer to possess a vast knowledge about the most applied tests, understand how they are chosen, how they are performed and how to interpret the results. Being a part of the curriculum of the MIEMM, this unit will permit the integration of the tests knowledge with the materials mechanical behavior comprehension, addressed in others course units, an essential requirement to its proper application.
This unit is supposed to address the main essays for the mechanical properties determination and the main non-destructive tests for the determination of defects and failures, giving emphasis to the physic and mechanical principles, the test methods based on applicable norms and the interpretation of results.


EMM0017 - ECTS

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 UC aims to ensure the acquisition of solid knowledge in the calculation of probabilities and statistics, considered an essential tool in many areas and situations of uncertainty, fundamental in Engineering. Another objective is to develop in students the ability to communicate accurate when referring to subjects that are based on concepts of Probability and Statistics. This UC also intends to develop a critical attitude when necessary to the analysis of statistical problems as well as the ability to apply the concepts acquired solving them. The acquisition of fundamental knowledge will give students the ability to acquire more advanced concepts that arise in the course and / or professional.

The student must be acquainted with basic notions on trigonometry, real functions, derivatives and integration.

The scientific component is 100%.

Materials Science Laboratories I

EMM0021 - ECTS


The knowledge of metallographic techniques and their application to the study and characterization of the various engineering materials, is vital to all material engineers and, therefore, essential in the curriculum of the MIEMM. Thus, this course unit is expected to provide students competences in the preparation and analysis of materials samples, essential for developing experimental work in other course units or investigation projects. Given future professional situations in which students could be involved, as manufacturing process control and product conformity inspection, this course unit will also capacitate students to act autonomously and in accordance to the relevant test norms.


- Application of sampling and preparation techniques in accordance to the applicable norms;

- Microscopic analysis and image processing;

- Quantitative microstructural analysis methodologies.

Techniques of Materials Characterisation

EMM0019 - ECTS

Justification The materials analysis and characterization is an important area that allows the proper selection of material based on the performance of the system under study and development of new materials. Depending on the requests that the equipment or system shall be subjected, the characterization may include the evaluation of mechanical, electrical, magnetic, optical, chemical or thermal. The inclusion of this unit in MIEMM deepens the student's knowledge on this subject, with emphasis on techniques developed recently, but also allowing the knowledge of conventional techniques that will have the opportunity to work in other modules of MIEMM. Objectives The main objective of this course unit is to provide concepts on the several materials characterization techniques at the morphological, structural and chemical level. It covers various techniques for material characterization, from the most conventional to the most recent. This allows the students with the knowledge of various techniques available so that they can select options for future characterization of materials taking into account the needs and means at their disposal.

Mechanical Behaviour of Materials

EMM0023 - ECTS

Justification: The crystalline structure of a material influences decisively the generality of the properties of importance to an engineer. Understand how the structure influences the mechanical response is essential to tailor the mechanical properties of a material to the demands that their use requires. The Mechanical Behavior of Materials course emphasizes the relationship between the structure of materials and its mechanical behavior. Students will learn how engineering materials, with a focus on metallic materials, respond to mechanical loads in both a macroscopic and microscopic view.

Objectives: This course aims to cover the mechanical behaviour of materials, by giving an emphasis to: (1): the introduction of the concepts of defect, in particular the linear ones, and set its effects on physical and mechanical properties of materials; (2) the description of the physical mechanisms and/or mechanical behaviour of monocrystals and polycrystals under plastic deformation; (3) the different mechanisms of material failures (fracture, fatigue and creep) and their relationship with the different types of stress. The engineering knowledge acquired in this course unit will be integrated in the planning and development of laboratory assignments. They will be group assignments, so that students can develop their interpersonal, cooperation and communication skills.

Materials Degradation

EMM0025 - ECTS

This course has as a main objective the study of the interaction between materials and their environment, focusing on the cases where the interaction leads to degradation of the materials properties, compromising their performance and/or leading to environmental problems.

The course uses most of the background from previous courses, namely on the structure and properties of metals, polymers and ceramics, that the sudent should use in order to understand the materials/environment interactions.

The final goal of the course is that the student becomes able to antecipate the interaction between a certain material with its environment

Materials Science Laboratories II

EMM0026 - ECTS

The main objective of the course is to familiarize students with the materials characterization techniques.

The importance of standardization in obtaining reliable experimental results, and comparable with others, is also a goal.

Students are encouraged to acquire knowledge of methods of collection, processing and analysis of data and practice technical writing and oral communication.

The course also aims to raise awareness among students of the importance of proper use and calibration of laboratory equipment, as well as laboratory safety standards.

Ceramics Materials

EMM0024 - ECTS

Justification: Knowledge on ceramic materials is a fundamental tool on materials engineering courses at the college degree level, due to its enormous importance in numerous industrial applications. Objectives: This subject aims at studying issues that involve powder characterisation, mechanical consolidation processes and sintering mechanisms of ceramic materials. Glasses are also studied from the point of view of the principles of glass formation, structure and fabrication processes as well as controlled crystallisation methods to obtain glass ceramics materials. Relationships involving structure-properties-processing is a fundamental guideline throughout the course.

Heat Treating

EMM0022 - ECTS

Address the theoretical principals that rule the heat treatments; - Characterize the industrial heat treatment techniques, including the operational costs and the environmental impact; - Discuss the influence of the variables of the heat treatment on microstructures and properties of the alloys.


EMM0047 - ECTS


Biomaterials have been undergoing a massive expansion and begin to be used in numerous clinical applications to repair, rebuild, replace or regenerate damaged areas of the body. This expansion is strongly associated with technological advances in reconstructive and regenerative medicine and the exponential increase in average life expectancy in modern societies. The science of biomaterials is an interdisciplinary field, and the Materials Engineering Branch of paramount importance for the development of new materials, using innovative technologies.


The course aims to provide students with the fundamental concepts on the various types of materials that are used in medicine. Are also covered aspects such as structural and surface characteristics of biomaterials, their interaction with the surrounding tissue, the ethical and regulatory aspects of medical devices and their clinical applications. For the attendance of this subject is necessary that students have previously knowledgeable about science and materials engineering.


Materials Science

EMM0028 - ECTS

Material Science aims the understanding of the relationships between structure and properties of engineering materials, providing the scientific basis to the selection of materials, as well as for, the development of new materials. Manipulation of microstructure, through modification of chemical composition, processing techniques and/or heat treating, has been used to develop new materials and modify conventional ones. This knowledge is essential for the material engineer to produce materials to operate in adverse conditions with improved performance.

The main objective of this course unit is to explore the scientific basis of material science; providing the students with the understanding of the relationship between structure, processing and properties of engineering materials. The most relevant techniques to structure modification and properties improvement are presented.

Metallic Materials

EMM0027 - ECTS

The most common problem related with engineering materials is the selection of the right material for an application. Tens of thousands of different materials are produced and developed to meet the demands and needs of the modern society; this large range of materials is often a difficulty to the materials selection process. A Metallic Materials unit course, assembling and presenting information on the main metallic alloys available in the market, the relationship between their properties and applications, comparative prices and recycling potential, is of major importance to a course on materials engineering.

The main objective of this course unit his to familiarize students with the metallic alloys available in the market. It is also intendedthat students understandhow thestructuredeterminesthe properties ofmetal alloys; as important his the understanding how processing techniques and heat treatments can be used to change structures and properties.

Polymeric Materials

EMM0029 - ECTS

The polymers and polymer based composites have been replacing traditional materials such as metals and ceramics in various applications because of their low density, ease of processing, mechanical strength and so on. Therefore, the future engineer should be informed about the properties of this emerging class of materials , so he can use it either in the design of parts and in the choice of materials for a particular application.


This curricular unit aims at providing students with knowledge about polymer materials and polymer matrix composites, from the perspective of a practical application of these materials. The student will be able to understand the relationship between the structure and the physicochemical properties of these materials, and to predict their chemical or mechanical behaviour so that he/she can select a polymer / composite family for a particular use.

Finally, the student should also be aware of the advantages and disadvantages of these materials in relation to others, namely ceramics and metals.

- Consolidation and integration of knowledge from other units , including chemistry, physics and mechanics
- Analysis of engineering problems and proposed solutions in terms of materials and design parts
- Consolidation of knowledge through laboratory experimentation
- Learning through discussion and team work

Production and Recovery of Materials

EMM0030 - ECTS

The study of production and recovery processes of ferrous and non-ferrous metals by pyrometallurgy and hydrometallurgy.


EMM0034 - ECTS

This topic aims to present the most relevant foundry processes, among sand foundry, pattern making, core manufacture, atmospheric permanent mould casting, high pressure die casting and investment casting. There will be a part concerning manufacture molten metal alloys: cast iron, steel and aluminium alloys.

Environmental Management and Waste Treatment

EMM0032 - ECTS

Background Environmental is an important topic for knowledge in engineering. The environmental evaluation of industrial processes and products is esential to evaluate the environmental sustainability. These concepts are made available to students in this course of MIEMM allowing them to recognize the environemmtal damage associated to industrial operations and products and apply these concepts to reduce environmental problems.

Objectives Introduction to relevant concepts of environmental engineering. The students identifies and evaluates the environmental damage od processes and products.

Quality Management

EMM0031 - ECTS

• Address the evolution of quality and discuss the concept and the principles of total quality management.

• Introduce the Portuguese Quality System (SPQ) and discuss the importance of its activity for the industrial sector.

• Analyze the requirements of the quality management system defined by the ISO 9001 standard.

• Discuss the planning of quality of both the product and the processes.

• Explore the application of quality tools in the solving of problems and the enhancement of quality based on case-studies.

Aluminium Alloys

EMM0052 - ECTS

This topic aims the presentation, discussion and searching of new routes and objectives of the main topics about aluminium alloy processing and properties of different families and classes. It aims to deepening the knowledge, discussion, about the alternative routes to extract aluminium from ores, aluminium families, relationship between properties and manufacturing processing, surface treatments and common end use markets.

Coatings and Surface Treatments

EMM0033 - ECTS

The students are supposed to be given a wide range of notions concerning the most relevant coating and surface treatment techniques: Not only they are expected to get acquainted with the several alternative technologies but most of all they should be able to scientifically develop the concepts behind those processes of surface treatment, starting from the knowledge previously acquired in the subjects of “ Electrochemistry” and “Materials Degradation. By the end of the term the students should be able to choose the adequate alternatives of coatings and surface treatments and to critically judge them in technological , scientific, and financial terms.

Knowledge and compreension
The students should be able, when concluding this subject, to identify interpret and reproduce adequately subjects related with the theme of the material discussed. They should be able to manipulate as required tools, background knowledge in physics, chemistry, particularly electrochemistry and materials science that should enable them to provide well established opinions on the acquired knowledge.

Eng. Analysis
The students should be capable to deal with averagely complex problems and systems related with the area covered by this subject.
They should be able to establish a correct hierarchy of events within a process involving surface coatings and should present an open mind towards innovation in this field, and find adequate solutions based on the acquired knowledge, on their capability in terms of literature survey and on the capability to adapt them to specific circumstances.

Eng Practice

The students should be able to adapt some resources and tools to specific problems even with some degree of novelty, based on an engineering approach to finding technological solutions.
Therefore they should be able to stand with some degree of leadership to overcome problems and propose solutions taking into consideration risks, technical or otherwise, and cost/ benefit ratios.

The students should have a market guided perspective, considering alternatives solutions taking into consideration financial/ technical/ marketing viability, and should be able to present their case to an audience.

Transferable skills
The students should be able to read and speak in relatively fluent English so that they might be capable of acceding to the technical literature, and be prepared for the challenges of the global market, both in terms of finding job opportunities and of internationalizing their activities within their future jobs in companies

Computer Aided Engineering

EMM0037 - ECTS

This curricular unit will present the most common techniques used in product development and expects students to have basic knowledge on technical drawing and 3D CAD

The goal of this course is to provide students with the necessary knowledge about CAD/CAM/CAE, reverse engineering, metrology and rapid prototyping, allowing them to be familiarized with each step of the product development cycle, regarding the CAD/CAM/CAE applications and relevant hardware equipments.

Operations Management I

EMM0035 - ECTS

After approval in this course unit, the students should be able to:
1-a) Recall the logic of the importance of enterprise and social interactions of engineering systems, and the need for systemic and interdisciplinary approaches to tackle those systems.
1-b) Identify those interactions and their importance in several engineering application domains.
2-a) Recall the fundamentals of the time value of money, the structure of the key financial analysis tools, and the logic of their articulation in order to enable the financial analysis of investment projects.
2-b) Analyze simple financial assets and statements.
2-c) Develop and analyze, in a rigorous way, simple financial forecasts and investment projects.
3-a) Recall the definitions of the main perspectives on corporate strategy, and the concepts and structure of the analysis tools employed in each of those perspectives.
3-b) Use those concepts bottom-up in the ideation of technology based projects.
3-c) Analyze value creation in technology based projects, using those tools.
4-a) Recall the definitions, classifications, assessment criteria and success ingredients of opportunities and entrepreneurship, as well as the rationale for their social and economic importance.
4-b) Recall the key building blocks for technology based products and businesses, and the factors that may limit an innovator's access to the returns from innovation.
4-c) Use these frameworks bottom-up in the ideation of technology based projects.
4-d) Use these frameworks to analyze the ability to create, deliver, and capture value, in technology based projects.
5-a) Recall the definitions of the key perspectives on operations, key objectives, and the logic for the trade-offs among them, in a supply chain context.
5-b) Use this knowledge to formulate and analyze generically operations strategies in simple supply chains.
5-c) Recall the definitions of the main concepts in systems thinking.
5-d) Identify those components in technology based systems.
At the end of the course unit, they should be able to, in a simple and introductory way, analyze of develop an engineering project beyond technology, with a wider perspective, considering multiple enterprise and social interaction issues, particularly along financial, strategy, innovation, and operations perspectives.


EMM0051 - ECTS

Justification Nanomaterials are a new and appealing area of research and development in Materials Engineering. Scale reduction is responsible by important changes in materials properties of conventional materials, allowing the production of small components with outstanding properties. The addition of this course unit to the MIEMM curriculum is of most importance, for students to be introduced to nanomaterials, with emphasis on metallic nanomaterials, the potential and also risks of its applications. Objectives The main objective of this course unit his introduction of the most relevant concepts of nanomaterials science and engineering, providing the students with the necessary tools to increase their knowledge on nanomaterials, at research and development The course unit presents production techniques, characterization tools and the influence of size reduction to nanoscale on materials behavior and performance.Special nanomaterials, fabrication and applications are addressed by students research work.

Materials Selection

EMM0036 - ECTS

Presentation of the theoretical concepts and procedures related to materials selection (metal, glass, ceramic, polymers, elastomer and hybrid materials) considering their typical properties, evaluation, application, moulding processes, performance and use.

Metallic Materials Technologies

EMM0038 - ECTS


The four major elements of a materials engineering course are the structure, properties, processing and performance of materials. This curriculum unit is focused on the component processing with a particular highlight in the processing of metallic materials.


The fundamental aim is to prepare graduates to handle industrial process of joining, cutting, forming and forging, using the available innovative tools and taking into account the improvement or innovation of processes and methods and the correct use of materials, as well as a knowledge in regulations.


EMM0050 - ECTS

The aim of this course is to evaluate the student's ability to develop a dissertation that treats a specific topic in Science and Technology of Materials. The students have the opportunity to work on the dissertation in academic or business and academic environment as provided in the document “Normas para o funcionamento da Dissertação dos Mestrados Integrados”.

Operations Management II

EMM0039 - ECTS


This course focuses on the application of analytical methods to take better decisions and provides students with tools for modelling and optimization that will be very useful in various roles in several types of organizations (industry and services).


The main objective of this course is, through the creation of models, develop skills for analysing a wide range of real situations. These competencies are based on the ability to recognize the key problem in a non-structured situation, on the ability to develop a framework for analysing and treating the problem and on the application of analytical methods for its resolution.


Endow the students with the skills to:

  • identify and address decision problems in a structured way;
  • build models of decision problems;
  • identify and use analytical methods to obtain solutions for the models, that should act as a support for informed decisions;
  • use spreadsheets to analyse and obtain solutions for the models;
  • extract information from the models to communicate and motivate organizational changes.

Advanced Materials

EMM0040 - ECTS

Advanced materials are materials which, as a result of innovative design, synthesis, fabrication or processing techniques, acquire novel structures or superior properties. The high demand for materials with performance improvement, as a result of society needs for several areas, arise de relevancy of Advanced Materials study. A thorough understanding of a wide range of Advanced Materials may improve the career potential of the materials engineer.

The objective of this course is to expose students to advanced topics of research and development in material science and engineering. Students will attend seminars/sessions given by specialists and experts in different fields of materials science and engineering, which will present relevant aspects of research and development in Portugal. Students of this course unit will acquire knowledge about the technological challenges and industrial opportunities in material science and engineering.


EMM0042 - ECTS

a. Project Justification The chair aims at practical application of concepts learned in the previous chairs as Drawing, EACO and Metal Casting - Foundry, the development of foundry equipment - mold pattern plates and core boxes in open and close cooperation with a small group and selected a few companies with the means and knowledge required for this purpose, especially the companies they work for graduates of this course. b. Objectives Apply a set of knowledge acquired throughout the training course in the development of design methodologies applied to the manufacture of foundry equipment: pattern plates, mold, chill molds and core boxes, mold or permanent mold casting, involving knowledge of the areas of design - tolerances, metrological control - Casting - processing alloy, molding processes, shape analysis and optimization of power systems and gitagem - Computer Aided Engineering - 3D modeling and rapid prototyping - and application of quality system, and simulation of the filling and the solidification of cavities.


EMM0041 - ECTS

The main objective of this course unit is to prepare the student for the Dissertation either in business or academic environment.
In this course students develop a work on a topic proposed by a faculty member of the MIEMM, typically related to the theme of Dissertation, providing students with key competencies for the appropriate development of that curricular unit, in most cases, the last of the study programme. It is also intended that students establish contact with specific processing techniques and, when appropriate, with the company where they will develop the Dissertation work.

Joining Technologies

EMM0046 - ECTS

Prepare the future performance of the new engineers and researchers, in the area of materials joining technologies, by using innovative tools and taking into account the improvement and innovation of processes and methods, the correct use of materials, knowledge of the applicable regulation and inspection methods, as well as the quality control of joints in the various applications.


EMM0050 - ECTS
The aim of this course is to evaluate the student's ability to develop a dissertation that treats a specific topic in Science and Technology of Materials. The students have the opportunity to work on the dissertation in academic or business and academic environment as provided in the document “Normas para o funcionamento da Dissertação dos Mestrados Integrados”.
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