Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering

General

Program Description

Polytechnic Institute of Tomar Mechanical Engineering

Objectives

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.
Last updated Feb 2018

About the School

The Institute is an polytechnic institution of higher education in the European area of higher education, provided of skills in the areas of science, technology, arts and humanities, from the outset, ... Read More

The Institute is an polytechnic institution of higher education in the European area of higher education, provided of skills in the areas of science, technology, arts and humanities, from the outset, compete complementarily for higher education of their students, producing useful knowledge, skills, competencies and skills, preparing them for the labor market and for the exercise of active citizenship in a democratic society. Read less