In accordance with the Department strategy, based on a close relationship with the business sector, MIEMM provides the development of a Masters Thesis in an industrial environment, supports short-duration industrial internships, organizes study visits to companies and promotes events that enable interaction between students and industrialists working in the the most diverse Materials and Metallurgical Engineering operational areas.
Specially noteworthy is the recognition by industry of the quality of training provided by MIEMM. This is shown by the awarding of prizes to the best students on the course.
Currently, the “Professor Horácio Maia e Costa” prize is awarded by FERESPE (Fundição de Ferro e Aço, Lda.), to the MIEMM graduate with the highest grade, and the “CMW Foundries” award to the best Foundry student of each year, by Cruz Martins & Wahle, Lda. company.