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Industrial Automation Engineering

Universidade de Aveiro
2 years
Master's degree
Scholarships available
English, Portuguese
Universidade de Aveiro

About this program

Industrial Automation Engineering

Modern industrial plants, or those undergoing modernisation, require competences in the development of machines and industrial systems with ever increasing automation. This includes, for example, sophisticated systems for the perception and interpretation of sensorial information, as well as manipulation processes and systems. Prior to this proximity to the production line, it is necessary to interact with the machines and interconnect them in communications networks, in an environment of industrial informatics. Building advanced machines is, therefore, an objective that requires solid knowledge and competences in Mechanical and Electrotechnical Engineering, among others.

The main objective of this study programs is to provide advanced education and training in the field of automated systems for industrial application, covering the conception and development of automated machines and the integration of systems with robotised and perception units.

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Admission requirements

  1. Licenciatura level degree, or legal equivalent, in Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering (180 ECTS) with the following conditions: minimum of 80 ECTS in subjects in the fields of Electrical or Mechanical Engineering and 36 ECTS in Mathematics and Physics.
  2. Foreign higher education degree in the areas established in 2.1, 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 the areas established in 2.1, 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

  • Seminar On Industrial Automation
  • Power Electronics
  • Industrial Informatics

Option C2

  • 3d Conception and Modelling
  • Servomechanics

2º Semester

  • Project in Automation Engineering
  • Industrial Vision And Perception Systems

Option II

  • Engineering And Product Development
  • Introduction To Mechanical Design

Option I

  • Digital Control
  • Electronic Intrumentation Systems

Year 2

1º Semester

  • Industrial Robotics
  • Option C4

Option III

  • Industrial Distributed Systems
  • Communication Networks In Industrial Environments
  • Computational Vision
  • Computer-assisted Product Design
  • Digital Control
  • Embedded Systems Programming
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Flexible Production Systems
  • Identification By Rfid
  • Intelligent And Mobile Robotics
  • Motion And Command Technologies
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Operations Management
  • Project Management and Evaluation
  • Real Time Systems
  • Reconfigurable Digital Systems


  • Dissertation / Project / Internship

Scholarships & funding

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


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

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3810-193 Aveiro

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