Doctorate in Industrial Engineering and Management

Universidade de Aveiro
Program overview
3 years
Doctorate / PhD
Scholarships available
Portuguese, English

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About this program

Doctorate in Industrial Engineering and Management

The Doctoral Program in Industrial Engineering and Management (DPMIEM) is directed to holders of a master’s degree, second cycle or equivalent, or those who have a scientific or professional curriculum recognized as relevant and appropriate, with a strong background in areas related to Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) or other related areas. It intends to provide the knowledge, approaches and the maturity necessary for the production of scientific contributions relevant to the area of MIE, involving the analysis, design and control of integrated systems that support people, material flows and data / information in business processes 'intra' and 'inter' organizations. The curricular component courses aim to provide a set of skills related to the main techniques and tools of IEM. With the elaboration of the thesis the intention is to promote the development of an original work that could contribute to the research projects in the proposed field.

Admission requirements

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

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Program content

Year 1

1st Semester

  • Advanced Topics in Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Research in Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Research Methodology

2nd Semester

  • Advanced Data Analysis
  • Preparation of Thesis Project

Year 2

thesis (2nd year)

Year 3

thesis (3rd year)

Scholarships & funding

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


  • Tuition fees 2022/2023: 2325€€/year
  • International tuition fees 2022/2023: 2325€€ /year


Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify problems or opportunities for improvement and propose solutions through theories, techniques and tools in the field of Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM);
  • Develop learning and researching abilities, that allows the autonomous development of scientific work in IEM;
  • Demonstrate the capacity to create, plan, adapt, and develop relevant scientific research, respecting the requirements of academic integrity, providing contributions to Science and Technology and/or create an immediate societal impact;
  • Demonstrate the capacity to communicate the conclusions of the conducted scientific work, in international scientific meetings, as well as, to create and/or integrate international networks;
  • Be able to, in a knowledge based society, promote technological, social and cultural progress in the academic and professional contexts and, at the same time, create knowledge based on knowledge.

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Universidade de Aveiro

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Why is Universidade de Aveiro the your next best step?

  • Teaching and research experiences of excellence: here in Aveiro, you will find some of the best teachers, known internationally for their field work, investigation methods and results and 20 research centers evaluated with incredible remark.
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  • Academic support: Universidade de Aveiro offers to its international students’ programs that allow them to get familiar with Portuguese language or level their knowledge on core subjects like Mathematics.
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Contact info

Universidade de Aveiro

Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro

Phone no: +351+351 234 370 200

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