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Bachelor Mechanical Engineering

Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa
Program overview
6 semesters
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
6,100 EUR
September 2021

6,100 EUR
September 2022

6,100 EUR
September 2023

Program description

Bachelor Mechanical Engineering

The Study program under consideration is based on the guiding principles and objectives underlying its integration in the space of the European Higher Education. Hence, the Mechanical Engineer to be formed will operate in a national and international space, in highly competitive environments, being its training governed by high standards. The training aims to achieve an engineer with a professional profile type generalist, able to confront and solve new problems creatively and adapt to the demands of a diversified and competitive market work, ensuring students a component of knowledge application and competencies acquired to the concrete activities of their professional profile. Are still structuring objectives of the training, the graduates foster attitudes and actions that by their nature of innovation and quality, add value to the business sectors in which they might be inserted.

The employability of graduates is very broad and may extend from the Production to the Services, with particular emphasis in the areas of Maintenance, Automation and Control, Metalworking, Construction and Ship Repair, Manufacturing, Production Control, Quality Assurance, Consulting, Projects of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Mechanical Equipment, among others. The objectives of the study cycle clearly betting on fostering conducting research in emerging technologies.

Admission requirements

International Student

  • Hold a Portuguese secondary school diploma or
  • Possess a qualification diploma legally equivalent to Portuguese secondary education or
  • Hold a qualification that gives access to higher education, in the country of origin

Undergraduate Courses

  • Document proving the completion of Portuguese secondary education or equivalent (ENEM, in case of Brazilian students) or, the necessary and sufficient qualification for access to higher education in the country of origin duly certified by the competent authorities.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

1st Semester

  • Materials Science
  • Mathematical Analysis I
  • Applied Linear Algebra
  • Physics I
  • Technical Drawing
  • Introduction to Programming

2nd Semester

  • Vector Analysis and Differential Equations
  • Physics II
  • Applied Mechanics
  • Computer Aided Design - CAD
  • Electrical Technology
  • Applied Chemistry

Year 2

3rd Semester

  • Numerical Methods
  • Thermodynamics
  • Electrical Machines Fundamentals
  • Mechanical Drafting
  • Mechanical Technology I
  • Mechanics of Materials I

4th Semester

  • Applied Statistics to Engineering
  • Applied Thermodynamics
  • Mechanics of Materials II
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Electronics and Instrumentation
  • Operation Management

Year 3

5th Semester

  • Mechanical Technology II
  • Air Conditioning Basics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Reciprocating Engines
  • Elements of Machine Design
  • Seminar I - Design Introduction
  • LEM Option I

6th Semester

  • Mechanical Design
  • Maintenance Management
  • Quality Management
  • Fluid Networks
  • Automation of Industrial Processes
  • Seminar II – Ethics and Professional Deontology
  • LEM Option II

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

The tuition fee for both local/EU and international students is: 6,100€ per year


Credit Points: 180

Career opportunities

Without prejudice to other sectors of activity where we can also find Mechanical Engineers, trained by ISEL, the following areas should be highlighted:

  • Production
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Automation
  • Metalworking
  • Electromechanics
  • Naval Construction and Repair
  • Manufacturing Industry
  • Production Control
  • Quality Assurance
  • Consultancy and Industrial Engineering Projects and Mechanical Systems and Equipment, among others.

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About this institute

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Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa

Located in the metropolitan area of Lisbon and composed of eight schools, IPL- Politécnico de Lisboa is a public institution with a long history in the field of higher education. IPL is composed of the following schools: School of Communication...

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Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa

Estrade de Benfica 529
1549-020 Lisbon

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