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Master in Product and Digital Technology

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

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Universidade de Aveiro

About this program

Master in Product and Digital Technology

The Master in Product and Digital Technology aims to train qualified human resources with a transdisciplinary technology profile, able to take on leadership roles in the ongoing digital transformation, particularly at smart products and industry 4.0, based on sustainability principles.

The MPDT aims to empower students to:

  • build a knowledge base to act and promote innovation and technological development in the area of digital based product and industrial technology;
  • solve complex problems in new unfamiliar situations, under multidisciplinary contexts;
  • integrate knowledge and make judgments on complex issues with limited or incomplete information, including reflections on ethical and social implications and responsibilities;
  • communicate problem solutions to diverse audiences in a clear and unambiguous manner;
  • develop lifelong autonomous learning skills.
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Admission requirements

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Program content

Year 1

1st Semester

  • Creative Lab
  • Direct Digital Manufacturing
  • Digital Transformation

2nd Semester

  • Research and Development Methods
  • Product Development Lab
  • Industrial Production Lab

Year 2

1st Semester

  • Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development
  • Technology Seminars
  • Free Option

Scholarships & funding

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


  • Tuition fees 2022/2023: 1000€/year
  • International tuition fees 2022/2023: 5500€ /year


The MPDT intended learning outcomes are:

  • Acquire and apply advanced knowledge in digital based product and industrial technology in the development of original solutions, in a multidisciplinary context, in the areas of product development, digital manufacturing and integrated production systems;
  • Identify and evaluate research and technological development opportunities created by the digital transformation, and plan and lead their implementation;
  • Propose, validate and defend original solutions, in the context of digital transformation in products, production technologies and business models, independently and in teams;
  • Communicate opportunities and solutions, clearly and grounded, to specialized and non-specialized audiences;
  • Develop autonomous research and learning capacity, maintaining an informed, up-to-date, creative and critical attitude about digital based product and industrial technology, opportunities, challenges and ethical and sustainability aspects.

Career paths

The Masters in PDT will have advanced technical-scientific skills to:

  1. Joining (or return) as professionals in the digital transformation of companies, from product/systems development to the implementation of processes and production management
  2. Joining as researchers in technological centres of interface and knowledge transfer between academia and industry;
  3. Proceed to doctoral studies in scientific areas of Sciences, Engineering and/or Design in Portugal or abroad.

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Universidade de Aveiro

Join an international community with people from 96 countries, studying, researching and living together in one of the cities with best quality of life in Portugal. Universidade de Aveiro is globally recognized by the quality of its teaching and researching...

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Why study at Universidade de Aveiro

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.
  • Intercultural environment: in a universe of over 90 nationalities, you can expect to see, feel and live cultures from all around the globe. Besides all the Intercultural events (more than 80 in 2019), you can count on a team fully dedicated to help you in any matters related to your studies and living abroad circumstances.
  • Learn for the future: it is a modern university, with excellent infrastructures to learn and to start developing your career today. The university’s interdisciplinary atmosphere is crucial for the growth of critical knowledge and to develop towards society.
  • 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.
  • International cooperation and mobility: While studying in Aveiro, you can take advantage of numerous mobility programs that will take your education experience to a whole different level, while living in a new country, meeting new people and learning new skills. Universidade de Aveiro also has cooperation agreements with hundreds of international institutions.
  • Young and vibrant city: A medium sized city, with a low cost of life, capable of combining both amazing natural places, such as beaches, mountains and rivers and, at the same time, renowned innovation & tech events, projects and centers.

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Universidade de Aveiro

Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro

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