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ABOUT THIS PROGRAMME

Generic Objectives

M.EMAT provides advanced education in materials engineering, with two fields of specialisation: a more generalised education in materials and another in metallurgy. The study cycle offers a background in materials science and technology, focusing on product design, processing technologies and characterization techniques, addressing all classes of materials in the specialisation on materials and, more specifically, metallic materials in the case of the specialisation in metallurgy. This is complemented with education in management and interdisciplinary competencies.

Who should apply?

Applicants with a degree in Materials Engineering (or suitable area), Physics or Chemistry,  who wish to acquire an advanced education in Materials Science and Technology in order to carry out a professional activity in Industry, in the Services or in R&D, being able to perform a professional career in any area of the Materials Engineering.

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GENERIC OBJECTIVES
The M.EMAT aims to educate graduates for professional careers in any area of Materials Engineering.

To achieve this objective, M.EMAT provides advanced education in materials engineering, treating the complete life cycle of materials, with two specialisations: a more generalised education in materials and another in metallurgy.

M.EMAT offers a background in materials science and technology, focusing on product design, processing technologies and characterisation techniques, addressing all classes of materials in the specialisation on materials and, more specifically, metallic materials in the case of the specialisation in metallurgy.

This is complemented with education in management and interdisciplinary competencies, a factor of recognised importance in the business world. The intention is to maintain the strong connection with the business community, supporting the completion, in the last semester of the SC, of a dissertation in companies in the area of Materials Engineering.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
The advanced education in Materials Engineering proposed by M.EMAT prepares engineers to meet the challenges of modern society:

  • to think and operate in the broad field of Materials Engineering;
  • to prevent, analyse and solve engineering problems in diverse contexts, including the most relevant social, scientific and ethical
    issues;
  • to develop optimisation and innovation projects for materials and processes, and assess their economic, social and
    environmental impact;
  • to interact with peers within multidisciplinary teams, in a collaborative, ethically and professionally responsible manner.

THIS MASTER ALLOWS
To educate graduates in advanced knowledge of Materials Science and Technology, focusing on product design methodologies, processing technologies and characterisation techniques, deepening the specialisation chosen by the student (Materials or Metallurgy).

INTERDISCIPLINARY TRAINING
M.EMAT also promotes education in management and interdisciplinary competences, a factor of recognised importance in the business world. The study cycle is composed of 3 ECTS devoted to optional courses related to Transversal Competences.

DIPLOMA

The M.EMAT results from the subdivision of the previous Integrated Master in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MIEMM), taught by FEUP, in two sequential study cycles, in order to comply with the 19th  article of Decree-Law n.º 65/2018 from 16th August, with M.EMAT being the 2nd  of these cycles. M.EMAT is organized in 4 semesters, totaling 120 ECTS – culminating with the completion of a Dissertation, which takes place in the last semester of the study plan.

The cycle of studies consists of:

  • a masters course, not conferring a degree, consisting of an organized set of curricular units corresponding to 90 ECTS credits. Confers a master’s degree diploma (non-degree awarding) in Materials Engineering in one of the s specializations: Materials or Metallurgy. The possibility of awarding a diploma that does not confer a degree will only occur in the 2nd year.
  • a dissertation of a scientific nature, original and specifically carried out for this purpose, corresponding to 30 of the total of 120 ECTS credits in the cycle of studies; the defense in public tests of the dissertation will allow obtaining a master’s degree in Materials Engineering, in one of the 2 specializations: Materials or Metallurgy.

ACCREDITATION
The study cycle is accredited by the Higher Education Assessment and Accreditation Agency (A3ES – Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior).

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Job Opportunities

Graduates in Materials Engineering can pursue professional activity in Industry, in the Services or in R&D, being able to perform a professional career in any area of the Materials Engineering.

The main professional opportunities cover a large number of companies that require expert engineers in metal, polymer, ceramics, composites and biomaterials, materials production and processing, foundry, heat treatments, corrosion and coating applications, component design, inspection, system tests and certification, environmental management and waste treatments, operation management and continuous improvement.

The Materials Engineer, with sound training in Materials Science and Engineering, is fully prepared to play an important role in core Engineering areas such as Production, Project, Planning, Logistics, Commerce, Environment, Quality, Management, Continuous Improvement and R&I&I.

Employability

The following data is based in the Employment Survey FEUP 2020 and refer to the graduates of MIEMM – Integrated Master in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering – in 2018/2019. 55% from a total of 20 graduates have answered the survey.

How long until students find the first job opportunity
37% BEFORE FINISHING THE STUDIES

BEFORE FINISHING THE STUDIES

55% LESS THAN 3 MONTHS
AFTER FINISHING THE STUDIES

LESS THAN 3 MONTHS AFTER FINISHING THE STUDIES

Correlation between job position and study area

67% FULLY RELATED

FULLY RELATED

22% PARTIALLY RELATED

PARTIALLY RELATED

First Job in Portugal/Abroad

100% PORTUGAL

PORTUGAL

0% ABROAD

ABROAD

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Partnerships with companies

In accordance with the Department’s strategy, based on a close relationship with the business sector, M.EMAT provides the development of Masters dissertations  in an industrial environment, supports short duration industrial internships, organizes study visits to companies and promotes events that enable interaction between students and industrials working in the most diverse Materials Engineering operational areas.

The majority of the dissertations undertaken during the second semester are carried out in an industrial context, which is one of the advantages of this programme.

Specially noteworthy is the recognition by industry of the quality of training provided by M.EMAT. This is shown by the awarding of prizes to the best students on the course.  The “Professor Horácio Maia e Costa” prize is awarded by FERESPE (Fundação de Ferro e Aço, Lda.), to the graduate with the highest grade, and the “CMW Foundries” prize to the best student in Foundry course, awarded by Foundry Cruz Martins e Wahl, Lda.

Some companies where students have worked on their dissertations during the last year are included in the following list:

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Student Groups and Associations

ESTIEM

NucMMat

The Students Group of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (NucMMat) has the purpose of promoting studies, research and development of several fields of knowledge, namely in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, by boosting activities that promote knowledge and experiences. To promote cooperation between  the industrial sector and the academy, stimulating the participation of their members in the preparation of projects for different areas. To promote the exchange and cooperation between individuals, associations and national and foreign institutions, that follow similar objectives of this association. In their objectives, this group may organize nonprofit exhibitions, meetings, workshops, conferences, seminars or other relevant activities for the NucMMat.

ESTIEM

ADEMM

The main objectives of the Association of Former Students of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (ADEMM) are to boost social and professional connections between their members, to promote the improvement of the professional training of former students of the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department by organizing conferences, courses and meetings and to promote technical and professional information; to manage actions that contribute to put their members on the labor market, specially the recent graduates that are searching for their first job; to characterize, periodically, in global terms, the professional activity of their members; to cooperate with Ordem dos Engenheiros on the defense of specific professional interest of their members and to build a connection bond between the School and the job.

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5 reasons to choose
MEA at FEUP

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High employability and high integration into the labour market promoted by  dissertation in companies.

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Advanced education in Materials Science and Technology with two specialisation fields: Metallurgy and Materials.

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High number of agreements with R&D institutions and companies allows students to undertake a dissertation in companies.

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High qualified teaching staff in the scientific field of the study cycle, mostly integrated in research units classified as “Excelent”.

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An extensive study programme, that prepare students to be able to work within the extensive field of Materials Engineering, meeting the needs of industry and society.

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MOBILITY AGREEMENTS

Partnerships for Erasmus or other mobility programmes are undertaken through bilateral agreements with high quality institutions in various regions of the world.

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TESTIMONIALS

Johanna Johnsson
Erasmus Student
FEUP is one of the best engineering schools in Portugal, it is pretty close to the center and we have had a lot of practical classes which is fun.
CATARINA TEIXEIRA
ALUMNA
Quando entrei para a faculdade não tinha a perceção do quanto a FEUP e o curso me podiam dar a nível pessoal.
FRANCISCO OLIVEIRA
ALUMNU
Um curso que balancea diferentes áreas como a matemática, química e física e acima de tudo fortemente enraizado com o setor industrial.
CÉSAR MACHADO
ALUMNU
Estou completamente satisfeito com este curso repleto de oportunidades, qualidade de ensino, excelente corpo docente, versatilidade.
MARIA JOÃO VIEIRA
ALUMNA
Sempre senti que o curso de Engenharia de Materiais me tinha preparado a vários níveis e com competências variadas, o que me ajudou imenso a ser bem sucedida nos diferentes desafios.
MANUEL VALENTE
DURIT, Lda.
Os Engenheiros de Materiais têm um papel bastante importante em todo o processo produtivo da DURIT.
JORGE ALBERTO CASAIS
FERESPE
Destacamos o elevado conhecimento na área da Metalurgia e dos Materiais demonstrado pelos diplomados do M.EMAT
LUÍS FILIPE VILLAS-BOAS
SLM Group
A indústria reconhece nos graduados do M.EMAT mais-valia e profissionalismo.
JOSÉ MOREIRA DA SILVA
ATEP – Amkor Technology Portugal
A colaboração entre a ATEP e a FEUP, em particular com o DEMM, tem sido fundamental para o desenvolvimento dos nossos colaboradores e de novas tecnologias e produtos.
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STUDY PLAN

COMPLETE STUDY PLAN
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Director and Scientific Committee

LAURA RIBEIRO
DIRECTOR
PRESIDENT OF SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

SÓNIA SIMÕES
ASSITANT DIRECTOR
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

LUÍS FILIPE MALHEIROS
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

MANUEL VIEIRA
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

MARIA ASCENÇÃO LOPES
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

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APPLICATIONS

APPLICATION FEE
55€

LANGUAGE
English

ACADEMIC YEAR
September – July

TUITION FEE
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DURATION
2 years(2º ciclo)

APPLICATIONS
Awaiting information for 23/24

SCHEDULE
Daytime

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bolsas e incentivos

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CONTACTS

Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n
4200-465 Porto

Secretariado do DEMM
+351 22 041 3111
miemm@fe.up.pt

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