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Product Design and Engineering

Universidade de Aveiro
2 years
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Universidade de Aveiro

Program description

Product Design and Engineering

This Master Course intends to provide the adequate competences required to product optimization and innovation, by following a rather integrating approach in what concerns people, industry, society and environment. It is therefore intended to ensure specific formation in what concerns development and conception of models and products capable of providing adequate answers to demands related to market flexibility, fastness and assertiveness. Moreover, to achieve such objectives, the Course is planned to provide insight and knowledge on two core scientific areas, namely Design and Mechanical Engineering. It should also be mentioned that the latter is completed with a transversal core competence related to Project, where it is intended to consolidate the knowledge acquired within the two mentioned scientific areas, by exploring the synergies among the two thematic areas.

Admission requirements

  1. Licenciatura level degree, or legal equivalent in Design, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design and Technology or related areas.
  2. Foreign higher education degree in Design, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design and Technology or related areas awarded on completion of a 1st cycle study programs organised in accordance with the principles of the Bologna Process by a State adhering to this process.
  3. Foreign higher education degree in Design, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design and Technology or related areas recognised as satisfying the objectives of the licenciatura degree by the scientifically and statutorily competent body.
  4. The Scientific Council of the University of Aveiro may admit applicants proposed by the Director of the Study Cycle who do not meet the conditions specified above but whose academic, scientific or professional curriculum reveal an adequate preparation for frequenting the Masters programs, in accordance with Article 17, N.º 1, d), Decree Law n.º 74/2006, as expressed in DL n.º 65/2018 of 16 August, and Article 47, N.º 1, d) of the Study Regulations of the University of Aveiro.
  5. That which is indicated in points 2 to 4 is valid only for entry to the study cycle and does not confer any formal recognition of this degree on the holder of the qualification.
  6. Students enrolled in the 2019/2020 academic year in a cycle of University of Aveiro studies and who meet conditions for application in 2020/2021 may not apply for the same cycle o f studies under the terms of this competition.

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Program content

Year 1

1º Semester

  • 3d Conception and Modelling
  • Manufacturing Materials and Processes
  • Project in Product Design I

Option I

  • Product Design in Circular Economy
  • Design Seminars
  • Eco-design And Eco-efficiency
  • Entrepreneurship And Company Creation

2º Semester

  • Research Methods
  • Project in Product Design II
  • Engineering And Product Development

Option II

  • Design and Innovation
  • Design For Social Innovation
  • Design Of Multifunctional Composite Structures
  • Innovation And Technology Management
  • Sustainable Products Design

Year 2

1º Semester

  • Systems Engineering
  • Project in Product Design III
  • Rapid Prototyping Techniques


  • Dissertation

Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition fees

  • Local/EU Students: 1000€ per year
  • International/Non-EU Students: 5500€ per year

Career opportunities

This course is intended to promote an area of specialization in the field of Engineering and Product Design. The teaching-learning structure is based on a practical process that fosters a close proximity to reality and business partners. In this way, it seeks to consolidate competencies from real situations, which results are sometimes certified by the entrepreneurs themselves.

It aims to develop and deepen the training of professionals capable of performing tasks in the field of Product Design, namely in: development of integrated project in multidisciplinary teams; investigation; creation and development of new people-centered concepts and innovation; encouraging the identification of business opportunities and entrepreneurship; structuring, development and launch of sustainable products and services appropriate to markets and companies.

The curricular experience ensures the conditions for the practice of professional engineering and product design services suited to the needs of the global product manufacturing industry.

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Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro

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