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Física e Aplicações

 1st Cycle Degree     Departamento de Física [Portuguese]

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Study plan   Physics
Branches   Physics
  Physics and Chemestry


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DGES code
CNAEF classification 441 | Portaria n.º 256/2005
Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette Order no. 9443/2020 | DR 2nd Series, no. 192, 1 october
Assessment/Accreditation/Registration A3ES Accreditation, 23-06-2020
Self-assessment Report
Initial Registry: R/A-Cr 80/2020, 10-07-2020
ECTS 180

National Access Competition  

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Admission Requirements
Vacancies 20 (2023)
Lowest Admission Grade 149.9 (1.ª Fase - 2022)


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Profile of the programme The first cycle of studies in Physics and Applications aims to train graduates with a solid foundation in physics, enabling them to apply theoretical, computational and laboratory methods of physics in the analysis and resolution of physical problems, and allowing them to confidently face the continuation of studies in UBI 2nd cycle courses or in other national or foreign higher education institutions Two courses are offered. The first, entitled Physics, is aimed at those who want a training focused on Physics and its applications, addressed in a wide range of optional curricular units, with a view to further studies in Physics or related areas and applications of Physics. The second, entitled Physics and Chemistry, has an important weight in Chemistry, to enable graduates access to the 2nd cycle courses in Physics and Chemistry Teaching
Key learning outcomes Graduates of the 1st cycle course in Physics will have a solid background in the main branches of Physics (Classical and Quantum Mechanics, Electromagnetism, Thermodynamics, Field Theory) and their applications. Depending on the course and the optional curricular units they choose, they will have more reinforced training in the areas of chemistry, science and biomedical technologies or other applications, allowing them to face with confidence the pursuit of 2nd cycle studies on more specific topics in physics, in Physics and Chemistry Teaching or engineering
Physics graduates will display strong abilities for analysis, resolution and communication of scientific and technical problems,will be able to keep up the the evolution of information and communication technologies and use them efficiently, will understand, adapt and build models of complex physical systems. They will be familiar with laboratory techniques and procedures and measuring devices and demonstrate dexterity and competence in research and in industrial product development and production resulting from research in Applied Physics
Occupational profiles of graduates As a 1st Cycle course, it is expected that the majority of students in the course intend to pursue studies in 2nd and 3rd Cycle courses. Still, graduates of physics courses have strong employability not only in technical and scientific contexts (senior technical personnel in research and development laboratories, researchers, high-tech industries, science communication) but also in software companies, consultancy and market and risk analysis.
Learning facilities University of Beira Interior has high quality facilities: conventional classrooms with multimedia equipment, laboratories (in particular those most used in physics courses: Mechanics and Electromagnetism, Atomic and Nuclear Physics, Optics, Electronics, Digital Systems), study rooms with computer equipment, library, areas and equipment and for sports, cafeterias and student residences.

Erasmus+ Agreements

Erasmus Agreements
  • Public University of Navarra • Espanha
  • Université de Pau et Des Pays de l'Adour • França
  • Adiyaman University • Turquia
  • Daugavpils University • Letónia
  • University of Rzeszow • Polónia
  • Haute ècole Bruxelles • Bélgica
  • Universitat Politècnica de Valencia • Espanha
  • West University of Timisoara • Roménia
  • Aydin Adman Menderes University • Turquia
  • Universidad de Zaragoza • Espanha
  • Universidad de Córdoa • Espanha
  • Recep Tayyip Erdogan University • Turquia
  • Universidad de Oviedo • Espanha
  • University of Catania • Itália
  • Université Savoie Mont Blanc • França
  • Universitá di Bologna • Itália

Departamento de Física

Rua Marquês D'Ávila e Bolama
6201-001 Covilhã
275 242 071
275 319 719

Course Coordinator(s)

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Course Director
Manuel Fernando Ferreira da Silva
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Mobility coordinator
Elsa Susana dos Reis da Fonseca


Scientific Committee
Manuel Fernando Ferreira da Silva
António Jorge Gomes Bento
Ana Maria Matos Ramos
Elsa Susana dos Reis da Fonseca
João Pedro de Jesus Marto
José Manuel Pé-Curto Velhinho
Luís José Maia Amoreira
Paulo André de Paiva Parada

Pedagogical Coordination Committee
Manuel Fernando Ferreira da Silva
Year Coordinators
Paulo Rodrigues Lima Vargas Moniz (1st)
Manuel Fernando Ferreira da Silva (2nd)
Paulo André da Paiva Parada (3rd)

Year Representatives
Duarte Pedro da Silva Tomé Guimarães (1st)
João Pedro Travasso Cabral (2nd)
Filipa Alexandra Bessa de Almeida (3rd)

Recognition Committee
Manuel Fernando Ferreira da Silva
João Pedro de Jesus Marto
Luís José Maia Amoreira
Elsa Susana dos Reis da Fonseca
Note: The information contained in these pages does not relieve consultation of official documents. Last updated on: 2020-07-22

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