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Industrial Design

 1st Cycle Degree     Departamento de Artes [Portuguese]

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Study plan   Industrial Design


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DGES code
CNAEF classification 214 | Decree no. 256/2005 [PT]
Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette Order no. 11858/2016 - DR 2nd series, no. 191, 04 October [PT]
Assessment/Accreditation/Registration A3ES Accreditation, 22-06-2023
Self-assessment Report
DGES Registry
Mode of study Daytime
ECTS 180
Other information Statistics [PT]

National Access Competition  

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Admission Requirements
Vacancies 52 (2023)
Lowest Admission Grade 108 (1.ª fase - 2022)


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Profile of the programme Educate in the conception and development of competitive products, meeting the increasing demands of creativity, innovation, safety, ergonomics and environmental sustainability
To establish a strong relationship between design and technology in order to equip the trainees with knowledge in the areas of materials and manufacturing processes which, coupled with the development of a general mechanical sensitivity, will allow the design of simultaneously aesthetic pleasing, innovative and feasible products
Provide the trainees with knowledge on modern computer graphics alongside the traditional techniques of graphic expression
Educate the trainees with skills in technical knowledge and language that will allow communicating with professionals in multidisciplinary teams in contiguous areas of product development
Real-world business challenges through collaborative product development with national and international companies
Key learning outcomes At the end of the course the student should: Have obtained a good historical perspective of the genesis and evolution of industrial design as well as current trends
Be able to communicate fluently through both conventional means of graphical expression and computer graphics
Be capable of clear and up to the point oral and written presentations of a product
Be capable of self learning new computer based tools that will inevitably appear in the market after the completion of the course. Have developed a strong aesthetic sense and the ability to project it in different conceptual environments
Demonstrate the ability to discuss and design the human interface of a product, in the physical, cognitive and affective areas
Have deepened and worked his capacity for self criticism
Possess a solid background in both science and technology of materials and manufacturing processes Have acquired a perception of mechanical structural limitations in the design and manufacture of an artifact for industrial production so as not to devise structurally unfeasible creations
Have obtained the ability to build prototypes of objects using different materials and processes
Possess knowledge on entrepreneurship and marketing
Having internalized the theoretical and practical aspects of environmental sustainability in Industrial Design
Have developed a self-discipline that allows an eventual long continuous effort of individual work
Have developed the ability to integrate multidisciplinary work teams
Have developed a sound knowledge on both the theoretical and practical methodologies of product development for industrial production
Generic skills: Ability to generate new product ideas, systems and equipments, research process. Capacity to analyze information from multiple sources and work independently. Ability to identify, deploy and troubleshoot problems and apply knowledge to practical situations. Capacity to make decisions and work in teams and individually
Ability to adapt and act in new situations and deal with pressure; act with social responsibility and civic awareness. Capacity of working in an international context
Specific Skills: Be able to interpret design objectives and proposed questions and materialize them in the form of a product that addresses these questions
The capacity to apply different concepts in the design of an object
To have developed a critical sense through the testing of concepts in prototypes
An awareness of the structural, ergonomic and all other significant factors conditioning the design of a product
Be capable of combining different materials and technologies in the development of an artifact, taking advantage of the expressive capabilities of the different materials
Capacity to enhance the design as a factor in environmental qualification and quality of life
Occupational profiles of graduates Business development and industrial production in the fields of general consumer goods, packaging, ceramics and glass pieces, electric appliances and furniture, urban equipment
Design of support equipment for sports, transport equipment (automotive, rail, marine and aviation); toy design, consumer electronics – design consulting and technical advisory
Learning facilities Support structures for the course:

Two-rooms of Computer Aided Design, equipped with 45 workstations with several 3D and 2D drafting and rendering softwares, CAM and CAE programs and also mechanical stress analysis tools

Design Workshops Rooms

Computerized Manufacturing Laboratory, equipped with a 3D printer, a 3 axis CNC numerical controlled mill and
an Expanded Polyurethane CNC cutter

Metal-Shop,equipped with a lathe, milling machine, welding machine, electric saws metal, milldrill, hand tools.

Wood and Fiber Workshop, equipped with hand and power tools(saws, sanders, boring machines , copier, bending tube machine).

Product Development Laboratory, equipped with hand tools for assembly and finishing work.
Requirements and regulations (assessment and graduation) UBI Regulations [PT]

Erasmus+ Agreements

Erasmus Agreements
  • Universidad de Coruña • Espanha
  • Universidad de Navarra • Espanha
  • Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño Mestre Mateo • Espanha
  • L'École de design Nantes Altantique • França
  • University of Applied Sciences in Nysa • Polónia
  • Transilvania University of Brasov • Roménia
  • West University of Timisoara • Roménia
  • Istanbul Gelisim University • Turquia

Departamento de Artes

Rua Marquês D'Ávila e Bolama 6201-001 Covilhã
275 242 024

Course Coordinator(s)

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Course Director
Julio Londrim de Sousa Cruz Baptista
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Mobility coordinator
Ana Margarida Ribeiro Dias Fernandes Gomes Ferreira


Scientific Committee
Júlio Londrim de Souza Cruz Baptista
Abíio Manuel Pereira da Silva
João Manuel Milheiro Caldas Paiva Monteiro
Hélder Joaquim Dinis Correia
Ana Mónica Pereira Reis de Matos Romãozinho
Luís Herberto Avelar Borges Ferreira Nunes
Ana Margarida Ribeiro Dias Fernandes Gomes Ferreira
Ernesto Vilar Filgueiras

Pedagogical Coordination Committee
Júlio Londrim de Souza Cruz Baptista
Year Coordinators
João Manuel Milheiro Caldas Paiva Monteiro (1st)
Hélder Joaquim Dinis Correia (2nd)
Ana Mónica Pereira Reis de Matos Romãozinho(3rd)
Year Representatives
Lorena Mendes Beck (1st)
Jessica Cristina Marques Bento (2nd)
Laura Gomes Reis (3rd)

Recognition Committee
Júlio Londrim de Souza Cruz Baptista
João Manuel Milheiro Caldas Paiva Monteiro
Ana Margarida Ribeiro Dias Fernandes Gomes Ferreira
Hélder Joaquim Dinis Correia
Note: The information contained in these pages does not relieve consultation of official documents. Last updated on: 2020-01-16

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