Master in Mechatronics Engineering


The Master in Mechatronics Engineering results from the need to adequately fill a domain increasingly specialized in the design, construction command and intelligent control of machines and electromechanical drive equipment. The Mechatronics Engineer will possess in-depth technological training with the inclusion of emerging subjects and fields in curricula as the main requirement. The Master in Mechatronics Engineering will enable its graduates to exercise their professional activity in Mechatronics, a field that integrates concepts of analysis and design of dynamic systems, sensors, actuators, control and command of automatisms in real time. Case study, simulation, and project implementation will be used in the course to strengthen skills acquisition. The mission of the Mechatronics Engineer can be characterized in the following aspects: Participation in the creation and development of product; Promotion of competitiveness through the integration of Scientific Research.

The proposed study plan for the Masters in Mechatronics Engineering lasts for 2 years. Five Curricular Units are proposed in the first semester of the course and seven Curricular Units in the second semester of the course. Reflecting the diversity of the professional requests, curricular units of option are offered, organized in modules. In this way the student will have the possibility to choose different options, within reasonable conditions of logistics and offer of instruction, that take place in the second and third semesters. In the third semester, in addition to the Option 1 and Option 2 Curricular Units, the Seminar on Mechatronics Systems (Curricular Unit integrating knowledge obtained in the previous Curricular Units) takes place and begins the preparation of the dissertation, which is extended for the fourth semester of the course Master in Mechatronics Engineering.
In order to ensure an initial homogenization of the knowledge of students from different initial formations (Mechanics and Electronics), homogenization curricular units are expected to take place in the first semester of the course (reason why only five compulsory courses are planned in this semester), but will not be countable in terms of units of credit for the course. They shall, however, appear in the Annex to the Diploma.

Course Unit Homogenization
For students without initial training in Mechanics: CAD; General mechanics; Mechanics of the materials; Machinery Organs.

For students without initial training in Electronics: Circuit Analysis; Microprocessors and Digital Systems; Instrumentation and Sensors; Electrical Engineering and Electronics.


Professor Coordinator
António A. Caetano Monteiro (DEM) e Jaime Francisco Cruz Fonseca (DEI)

Contacts (Address, phone, fax, email, website)
Dep. Eng. Mecânica, Campus de Azurém, 4800-058 Guimarães
Tel: 253 510 222; Fax: 253 516 007

Dep. Engª de Electrónica Industrial, Campus de Azurém, 4800-058 Guimarães
Tel: 253 510 190; Fax: 253 510189

Academic degree that the course confers: Master in Mechatronics Engineering
Areas of Expertise: Mechatronics Engineering

Conditions of Admission: 
Holders of degrees in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrotechnical, Electronics, Computer Science and related), Sciences (Electronics), or others that guarantee a basic preparation considered appropriate by the Board of Directors may apply for the Master Course in Mechatronics Engineering

Documentation required for the application
Certificate of Degree, Curriculum Vitae, Photocopy of the Identity Card and the Taxpayer Card, 1 Photograph.

Prazos de candidatura: 
1ª phase – 1 June to 19 June
2ª phase – 17 August to 8 September
3ª phase – 29 Setembro to 2 October

Duration of Course (semesters)
4 semesters

Tuition fees: 972 € /ano

Form of payment
According to the regulations of the University of Minho.


Área cientifica do curso:
Mestrado em Engenharia Mecatrónica

Duração normal do curso:
2 Anos Lectivos

Condições mínimas necessárias à concessão do grau:
Unidades de crédito

Áreas científicas e distribuição das unidades de crédito:



Cód. Área Cient. ECTS
CE Ciências de Engenharia 10
E M Engenharia Mecânica 20
EEC Engenharia Electrónica e Computadores 20
Dissertação 45

Cód. Área Cient. ECTS
E M Engenharia Mecânica 20
EEC Engenharia Electrónica e Computadores 20