Academic Degree
Master's Degree
General Objectives
1. The UTAD MSc in Mechanical Engineering aims at training graduates with the skills and responsibility to carried out activities comprising all levels of engineering acts, including design, planning, management and implementation of solutions within the Mechanical Engineering framework.
Graduates should have an integrated view of the knowledge in order to encompass technological, scientific and socio-economic aspects, inherent to study area. The acquired skills should meet the requirements of the business/industrial sector, and may also be directed to research activities.
2. It is intended that master students in Mechanical Engineering acquire the following specific skills, aiming the future professional activity and citizenship:
a) Ability to design, project, implementation and maintenance of machines and their components;
b) Ability to design, project, implementation and maintenance of structures such as pressure vessels, piping and other industrial facilities;
c) Ability to design, implementation and maintenance of energy facilities, including air conditioning and refrigeration of buildings, cooling and renewable energy;
d) Use of technical and scientific knowledge and skills in solving a variety of problems in an integrated and efficient manner;
e) Implementation of strategies for technological-scientific development with impact in the promotion of sustainable development;
f) Recognize the need for the experimentation and to be able of designing, performing and interpreting results of an experimental program;
g) Communicate efficiently the content of their work, highlighting their relevance for a wide variety of audiences and using diverse media;
h) Participate in multidisciplinary teams with a high degree of personal integrity and professional ethics;
i) Know how to apply the acquired knowledge in order to demonstrate a professional approach in the area of Mechanical Engineering;
j) Skills in terms of research and development activities, ranging from literature critical reviews, the design and development of experiences, the interpretation and discussion of results, the use of models and simulation;
k) Development of a set of transversal skills, particularly in terms of innovation, management and work in multidisciplinary teams.
CNAEF Classification
Metalurgia e Metalomecânica
(521) Portaria n.º 256/2005 [PT]
Study Programme/Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette
2 years
Career Opportunities
Given the scope of the proposed training profile, future graduates will apply their professional skills in various sectors of activity:
a) Equipment manufacturing and consumer goods production companies, particularly in the field of mechanical and thermal equipment;
b) Production and distribution of energy and HVAC companies;
c) Services companies, in particular to evaluate projects and perform consultancy;
d) Research laboratories and industrial development and innovation institutions;
e) Central and local administration.

The future graduates may continue their studies following a post-graduation third degree, conducting to a doctoral degree.
Admission Requirements
- Holders of a bachelors degree or legal equivalent in the area of Mechanical Engineering or related;
- Holders of a foreign higher academic degree, resulting from a 1st cycle of studies organised according to the principles of the Bologna Process, in the area of Mechanical Engineering or related;
- Holders of academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognised as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle;
- Holders of a foreign higher academic degree recognised as meeting the objectives of the bachelors degree.
Selection And Ranking Criteria
- Classification of access qualification;
- Scientific curriculum;
- Professional curriculum;
- Candidates may be subjected to interview for selection and ranking.
Resolution Date
A3ES Deliberation
Registry Date
Accreditation Validity