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Industrial Design

 2nd Cycle Degree     Departamento de Artes [Portuguese]

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Study plan   Industrial Design

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Vacancies 20 (2024)


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Profile of the programme The educational objectives that guide the formulation of the 2nd cycle in Industrial Design Technology (which is intended to complement and deepen skills for design and related areas) are as follows:
Train specialists in Industrial Design with a focus on creativity and innovation;
Establish a strong relationship between design and technology;
Develop multidisciplinary expertise for the activity of industrial design of products and equipment which are innovative, aesthetically appealing, competitive, and thought for people and to obey the requirements of environmental sustainability;
Improvement by the graduates of their aesthetic sensibility and their creative abilities, and three-dimensional visualization and graphic expression;
Development of skills for teamwork including languages for communication and coordination of multidisciplinary teams of product development;
Allocation of culture and skills for working life.
Key learning outcomes Generic skills:
Ability to: generate new ideas (creativity with functional and artistic sensibility) of product, system and equipment, research, process and analyze information from multiple sources, work independently, identify, deploy and troubleshoot problems, apply knowledge to practical situations, make reasoned decisions, develop research and do teamwork
Knowledge and understanding of the field and understanding of the profession of industrial design technology, with commitment to environmental conservation
Ability to: do abstract thinking and analytical synthesis of ideas, communicate key information about the field to non-experts to interact constructively with other independently of profile, training and their culture while respecting diversity
Ability to: develop and manage projects, interact with other persons in a constructive manner, even when dealing with complex issues, take the initiative and promote the entrepreneurial spirit and intellectual curiosity, evaluate and maintain the quality of work produced and use information and communication technology
Commitment to tasks and responsibilities
Ability to: adapt and act in new situations and deal with pressure; act with social responsibility and civic awareness and work in an international context

Specific Skills:
Demonstrate a broad overview of techniques for computerized prototyping and manufacturing
Mastering programming of numerically controlled machine tools
Show the direct link between CAD and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)
Perform machining of real objects of a bi- and tri-dimensional geometry
Interpret the objectives and proposed questions and materialize in the form of a product answers to questions
Demonstrate knowledge of how to manage a design project and use long and complex project-oriented computational tools for simulation of static, dynamic, thermal and aerodynamic isolated objects and structures
List the research methodologies in industrial design
Choose the approach and technical research appropriate to particular situations in the design or reflection on praxis
Using quantitative and qualitative data analysis techniques
Develop and apply concepts underlying the design of objects
Develop a critical sense through the application of the concepts in prototypes
Become aware of the structural requirements, ergonomic, and other significant factors conditioning the design of a product
Combine different materials and technologies in the development of the product, taking advantage of the expressive capabilities that specify different materials
Establish and complete a program consisting of different operating stages
Enhance the design as a factor in environmental qualification and quality of life
Reconciling a methodological approach in the act of designing with a poetic design
Occupational profiles of graduates The industrial design experts qualified by the Master in Industrial Design Technology could develop their activities integrated in industrial design studios, or consulting firms, or as a professional freelance or in teaching and research. The creative and technological innovation skills developed by the students during the Masters in Industrial Design Technology will allow graduates to develop product design or design of equipment and industrial products in order to provide them with functionality and qualify them for the relationship with the human being, the environment and society, using advanced tools such as computational modeling. Potential employers of these professionals include: - Industrial enterprises in the fields of packaging, ceramics, glass industry, of equipment to support sports, appliances, furniture, equipment, urban health, cooking utensils, transport equipment industry (automotive, railway, aeronautics), toys, molds and consumer electronics; - design studios, design consulting companies and industrial engineering design consulting. - Education and research institutions.
Learning facilities UBI has the material resources necessary to ensure the level and quality of the proposed training, including academic spaces, equipment, libraries and laboratories appropriate. With regard to the laboratories involved in putting into effect this cycle of studies, the course is supported by the structure of Laboratories of the Department of Electromechanical Engineering and also by Design and Arts Studios. Included in this set of laboratories and studios : Laboratory for Mechanics of Materials, Materials Laboratory, Laboratory of Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer and Energy, Graphic Design Workshop, Laboratory of Product Design and Prototyping, wood workshop, metal workshop and workshop of composite materials. UBI is provided with facilities and laboratory equipment, computer, bibliographic and workshop facilities that let it perform in an efficient manner, the task which it is committed to carry out.
Requirements and regulations (assessment and graduation) UBI Regulations [PT]

Erasmus+ Agreements

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Departamento de Artes

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

Course Coordinator(s)

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Course Director
Ana Mónica Pereira Reis de Matos Romãozinho
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Mobility coordinator
Ana Margarida Ferreira


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

Pedagogical Coordination Committee
Ana Mónica Pereira Reis de Matos Romãozinho
Year Coordinators
Júlio Londrim de Sousa Cruz Baptista (1st)
Ernesto Vilar Filgueiras (2nd)
Year Representatives
Beatriz Coelho Martins Fialho (1st)
Océane Oliveira da Conceição (2nd)br>
Recognition Committee
Ana Mónica Pereira Reis de Matos Romãozinho
Ana Margarida Ribeiro Dias Fernandes Gomes Ferreira
Ernesto Vilar Filgueiras
Júlio Londrim de Sousa Cruz Baptista
Note: The information contained in these pages does not relieve consultation of official documents. Last updated on: 2020-01-16

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