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Engineering Physics (Master) 2023/2024



Academic degree:
  • Master's degree
4 curricular semesters
Gualtar Campus, Braga (UM)
Main Scientific area:
  • Engineering Physics


    School of Engineering
    Campus de Azurém
    4800-058 Guimarães

    Tel: +351 253510179 / 253510160 Fax: +351 253510178


- Train Engineers with solid knowledge in Physics;
- Train Engineers specializing in Devices, Microsystems and Nanotechnologies or specializing in Information Physics;
- Train professionals with independent learning and continuing professional development skills;
- Develop in students interdisciplinary collaborative skills;
- Develop students' communication skills;
- Train Engineers with high awareness and understanding of professional ethics.

Key learning outcomes

1. Know the new paradigms for modeling materials and structured devices, in extremely small scales, in which the laws of Physics follow new regimes. 
2. Design micro and nanofabrication processes for structured materials and devices, adapting engineering rules to obtain properties and performance that go beyond the state of the art. 
3. Design, develop and characterize instrumentation systems based on microcontrollers with specifications adapted to the acquisition environment. 
4. Use quantum physics as a computing paradigm to raise computing power to unprecedented levels. 
5. Develop quantum algorithms in dedicated programming languages. 
6. Develop multidisciplinary engineering physics projects exploring the interfaces between scientific areas.

Access to higher education

This course provides the technical-scientific competence to access courses of the 3rd Cycle (Doctorate).


The Integrated Master in Engineering Physics (MEFis) will benefit from the job offer generated by the micro / nanotechnology cluster deployed in the Braga region. In particular, they will benefit from proximity to the International Iberian nanotechnology Laboratory, which participates in the teaching of MEFis, to which the proposed Course Director belongs; from proximity of the Bosch company and the Bosch project that has been providing internships for University of Minho students, usually followed by longer-term jobs; and from the launch of the QuantaLab initiative, which set a quantum computing research agenda, and its partnership with IBM. MEFis students will generally find career opportunities in any region of the country and the EU where the innovative character of the economy increases employability in highly technological areas such as physical engineering.






Access forms

The access to this Cycle of Study can be done at the Students Portal of the University of Minho 

This information does not replace consultation of the Academic Regulations of the University of Minho and other official documents.

Entry requirements

a) Holders of a Degree in Engineering Physics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related areas.
b) Holders of a foreign higher academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies organized in accordance with the principles of Bologna by a State adhering to this process, in the areas of knowledge mentioned in a).
c) Holders of a foreign higher academic degree that is recognized by the Scientific Council of the School of Engineering as satisfying the objectives of the Bachelor's degree, in the areas of knowledge mentioned in a).
d) Holders of a school, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized by the Scientific Council of the School of Engineering as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies.

Aditional Information

Study Plan


A3ES Accreditation status:
Resolution publication date:
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Cr 116/2021
Registry Date:
Accreditation validity:

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