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Learning Opportunity: Materials Engineering - Universidade de Aveiro

Materials Engineering - Universidade de Aveiro

Course Information

At the end of the 1st cycle, Materials Engineering graduates will have gained knowledge of the structures of materials, their properties, the relationship between the two and how to proceed to manufacture products. This provides an adequate basis for carrying out functions related to the actual production of objects (ceramic, metallic, polymeric and composite objects). The degree programme in materials engineering at Aveiro University is based upon three pillars, namely: structures-properties-processing.While the 1st cycle degree programme provides the basic competences and skills for the training of a Materials Engineer, it is characterised by a curricular flexibility which allows students to continue their studies at the 2nd cycle level with specialisations corresponding to a Masters Degree in Materials Engineering or in Ceramics and Glass Engineering. Although study programmes are taught in Portuguese, teaching staff will be able to provide tutorial-type support in English and will provide English language recommended lists.

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The University of Aveiro (UA) offers a wide range of degree and non-degree programmes through its university departments and polytechnic schools in various areas of knowledge which reflect its multidisciplinary and innovative character. The UA strongly supports student mobility and training schemes, especially ERASMUS+ and Campus Europae, and maintains active student and researcher mobility agreements with many universities, companies and non-academic institutions in Europe and around the world.

With its three campi, the University of Aveiro spans the whole district. It is located in three cities: Aveiro, where the main campus is situated, Águeda and Oliveira de Azeméis.

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6 semesters, 3 years

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Have successfully completed secondary school or have an equivalent qualification 

Have completed one of the following university entrance exams (central exams prepared by the Ministry of Education and Science): Mathematics, and Physics and Chemistry

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Applications are done through the national admission contest (concurso nacional de acesso) organized by the Directorate General of Higher Education (DGES), or through special higher education contests. For more information.


There are some institutions in Portugal that give scholarships to international students and it is advisable that applicants confirm every year whether these grants are available and the eligibility terms: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; Fulbright Commission; Instituto Camões; Luso-American Development Foundation; Fundação Oriente.


1067,85 €/academic year


180 ECTS

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Universidade de Aveiro
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Bachelor in Materials Engineering
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On completion of the 1st cycle, graduates are qualified to enter a number of related professions either in industry or in public and private entities. Examples of such career openings include: managing process control laboratories, supporting production sector management in areas involving the transformation and utilisation of ceramic, composite metallic, polymeric and vitreous materials. Other related areas of employment might include working for companies that produce and treat parts or components for the car and aeronautic industries, the chemical and food industries, metal furnishings. hardware and metallic structures, moulds, cork, cutting materials, sanding and polishing, sanitary fittings, floors and paving, furnishings, among many others.

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Universidade de Aveiro

Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro - Portugal
Tel.: +351 234 370 200 - Fax: +351 234 370 985
E-Mail: geral@ua.pt

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On the campuses of Santiago and Crasto, the UA has halls of residences, consisting of 34 residential blocks, with a total of 1,044 beds, in single or shared rooms, equipped with kitchen, laundry and study rooms. These housing units accommodate graduate and post-graduate students who request this service. General information about accommodation options for exchange students is available at the International Office.

The University of Aveiro offers, on a daily basis, medical support services in several specialties, to all its students and academic community.