Polytechnic Institute of Tomar Mechanical Engineering


The study program is made up of 6 semesters. The first four semesters are common to all students. The last two semesters include several optional course units that allow the students to select a specific training profile. They can choose advanced training courses in Project and Mechanical Production, Energy and Fluid Technologies as well as such areas as Automotive & Automation and Control & Robotics (tuition of these two courses depending on the number of students enrolled).

Professional Goals

Career prospects for the graduates from this program include performing middle- or upper management functions in companies engaged in industrial, commercial and service provision activities in such areas as:

  • Metalworking;
  • Transportation;
  • Special installations (lifts, rolling stairs, electropneumatics, and hydraulics);
  • Industrial management and maintenance;
  • Project (industrial automation, compressed-air networks, electronics, mechanical construction, molding, product and equipment development, fluid network, heating/air-conditioning systems, electrical machines);
  • Production planning and organization;
  • Public works;
  • Technical/commercial activities;
  • Consultancy.

Learning outcomes

Holders of the Mechanical Engineering degree should be able to:

  • Design mechanical projects;
  • Select and test materials;
  • Design metallic structures;
  • Understand the energy production process;
  • Design fluid networks;
  • Build, manufacture and assemble machines, types of equipment and facilities;
  • Understand automated processes;
  • Design internal combustion engines;
  • Design molds;
  • Design heat transfer and combustion systems;
  • Manage industrial sectors and processes;
  • Design AVAC systems;
  • Understand thermal behavior of buildings;
  • Design refrigeration systems;
  • Draw up safety plans;
  • Use machine tools.
Program taught in:
  • Portuguese (Portugal)

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