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Advanced Materials and Processing

 3rd Cycle Degree     Departamento de Ciência e Tecnologia Têxteis [Portuguese]

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Study plan   Advanced Materials and Processing


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DGES code
CNAEF classification 543 | Decree no. 256/2005 [PT]
Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette Regulation no. 516/2014 - DR 2nd series, no. 221, 14 November [PT]
Assessment/Accreditation/Registration A3ES Accreditation, 17-12-2013
Self-assessment Report
Initial registry: R/A-Cr 161/2013 de 07-04-2014
Mode of study Daytime
ECTS 240
Other information FCT doctoral programme in association with Universidade Nova de Lisboa - University of Coimbra - Universidade de Lisboa - University of Minho - University of Porto - University of Aveiro
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Admission Requirements
Vacancies 25 (2023)


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Profile of the programme Seventy per cent of all technical innovations are directly or indirectly linked to materials. This percentage has been increasing since 1970 and is forecast to continue increasing steadily until 2030. Advanced Materials have been identified by the European Commission as one of the five Key Enabling Technologies
The doctoral program proposed on Advanced Materials and Processing is in-line with this reality, offering a widely interdisciplinary 3rd Cycle, built from the competence and experience of the research institutions and academic departments involved
The program is tuned with high ranking European Universities, Institutes and running European PhD network programs, turning so the graduates more competitive worldwide and in particular in Europe, besides opening routes of R&D collaboration of the personnel involved, strengthen so Portuguese competitiveness towards European R&D projects and networking.
Key learning outcomes The main objective of this 3rd Study Cycle is to ensure that the holder of this degree is equipped with the following capabilities: • Argument well-grounded in the most current scientific knowledge
• Conscious attitude on issues of ethics and social science
• Proactive attitude in knowledge transfer 'from laboratory to industry'
• Responsible attitude on issues of sustainable applications of materials and associated technologies
• Good joint working, group work / individual initiatives
• Good planning, execution and analysis of experimental work
• Advanced knowledge of Materials Science and Engineering
• Habit of keeping track of the frontiers of knowledge
• Implementation of innovative solutions to complex problems in Materials Engineering
• Integrated and critique view of Science and Engineering materials and their applications
• Dominance of the methods and ability to perform research
Occupational profiles of graduates Ensuring the training of specialists with strong innovation and promotion of technological progress capabilities, in the area of Advanced Materials and Processing, this doctoral program has as professional outputs teaching and/or scientific research careers as well as integration into the labor market in areas ranging from various industries (ceramics and glass, polymers and molds, automotive and aerospace, metal mechanics, electronics and computers, etc.) in R&D+i and technology development, production, quality control, regulatory and technology transfer to consulting. Among the skills with which it is intended to endow young doctors are: critical thinking, conceptual autonomy and entrepreneurship, enhancing the possible creation of new businesses.
Learning facilities All the facilities available in the participating schools, namely teaching spaces, library, laboratories, computer
rooms, refectory and sportive facilities will be available for the novel Study Cycle.
All the equipment existing in the laboratories of the participating schools (FTIR, DSC, GPC, SEM, TEM, XRD, XRF,
AFM, Raman, NMR, Rheometers, processing equipment, microscopes, equipment for mechanical and electrical
characterization, only to name a few) will be available to be used by the students of the novel Study Cycle.
The existing demonstrators, computers and software will also be available to be used in the framework of the
novel Study Cycle.
Requirements and regulations (assessment and graduation) UBI Regulations [PT]
Please, see memorandum of understanding between the various universities and regulation of the cycle of studies attached.

Erasmus+ Agreements

Erasmus Agreements
  • Universitat de Lleida • Espanha
  • Università degli Studi di Milano • Itália
  • Trakia University • Bulgária
  • Technical University of Liberec • República Checa
  • Suleyman Demirel University • Turquia

Departamento de Ciência e Tecnologia Têxteis

Rua Marquês D'Ávila e Bolama
6201-001 Covilhã
275 319 723

Course Coordinator(s)

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Course Director
Isabel Cristina Aguiar de Sousa e Silva Gouveia


Scientific Committee
Nuno José Ramos Belino
Paulo Torrão Fiadeiro
Rogério Manuel dos Santos Simões
Joana Maria Rodrigues Curto
Teresa Raquel Aurélio da Silva Nunes Barata

Recognition Committee
Note: The information contained in these pages does not relieve consultation of official documents. Last updated on: 2020-12-22

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