The second cycle in Mechatronics Engineering has the objective of providing its students with 3 competence levels:
1. General competences - Professionalism in Engineering, ability to work in a team, and leadership; Ability to read and understand scientific and technical articles; Ability to analyze results; Ability to propose new solutions in the context of research and development; Ability to use the knowledge acquired to solve complex and unfamiliar problems in multidisciplinary contexts;
2. Specific competences - ability to use advanced mathematical methods in the design of new Mechatronics equipment; Ability for the development of Mechatronics equipment; Ability to create and modify Simulation software; Ability to develop and implement automatisms for manufacturing or testing industrial products (integration of different technologies, pneumatics, electronics, artificial vision); Capacity to elaborate the planning for the manufacture of new products.
3. Professional competences - Development of professional activity in the design, manufacturing and assembly industries, of mechanical and electronic products and components, namely in the automotive industry and its subcontractors, automation companies, maintenance companies, consulting companies and service providers for certification and inspection, technical-commercial activities and research and development activity in research laboratories.
School of Science and Technology
3 Semesters/90 ECTS credits (48 required and 12 optional in curricular units)
Automated Industries (Automotive, Food, Components, Renewable Energy); Metalworks Industry (Mechanical production, Construction of Mechanical and Mechatronic Systems); Technical / Scientific
Consultancy for industrial companies; Software industry for automation and simulation; Research and
development units (R & D) on mechatronic equipment.
To compensate for differences in training, candidates who have a background (understood in this
context as a first cycle of studies) with a content distinct from that of Mechatronics Engineering,
will need to complete complementary curricular units of the first cycle of studies in Mechatronics
Engineering. Candidates will be classified into 3 groups according to their original field of studies:
- Physics - Mechanical Engineering - Electrical Engineering. The candidate must have completed a
first cycle course in the mentioned study areas.