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General Information
Detailed Course description at IST


Track

Course

Content

Student assessment

Semester

Implementation

Research

Engineering Research
(Métodos de Investigação em Engenharia)

6 ECTS

Research-based course. Based on a Research Laboratory Rotation, with each student developing two “Research residences”, in two different labs, in relation to his/her thesis work. Research labs in different institutions (IST, FEUP, UM) should be considered.

No classes; only laboratory research

 

 

 

 

Individual Research paper

1st semester
(Feb-June)

Coordinated by “Seminar Coordinator”, in collaboration with student supervisors, on an individual student basis.

It should involve research residences in different institutions (IST, FEUP, UM)

Seminar may involve VC transmission.

Manufacturing Management
(Gestão de Sistemas de Fabrico)
6 ECTS

Research-based course. Involves an “Industry Research residence”, in industry, in relation to the student thesis work. It may involve a summer internship (about 2 months) in industry.               

No classes; only research in industry.

2nd or 3rd semester

Seminar

Research Seminar
(Seminários Tecnológicos)
6 ECTS

Weekly seminar with invited speakers oriented to help students writing a research paper.
Consider compulsory participation in the “Additive Manufacturing Lisbon design challenge 2015

weekly seminar, 2 hours/week; Thursday, 6-8pm

Annual
(Feb-June)
(Sept-Dec)

Academic

Product Design
(Design de Produto)

6 ECTS

Project-based course. Each student must develop a virtual and physical prototype or a design-research paper in relation to his/her thesis work, making use of methods for generating ideas and front-end product development. Involves market research and technology evaluation, as well as the discussion of ideas for new products and establish product feasibility.
Weekly class, 3 hours/week; Wednesday, 2-5pm

Individual Research paper

1st semester (Feb-June)

Classes in design studio; one class a week, with reading materials; includes project work.

Innovation and Industrial Policy
(Gestão de Inovação)
6 ECTS

Project-based course. Aimed to introduce doctoral students to industrial policy research and innovation studies. Approaches industrialization from quantitative and qualitative innovation research.
Weekly class, 3 hours/week; Monday, 2-5pm

Individual Research paper

 1st semester (Feb-June)

Discussion classes, one a week, with reading materials

Engineering Systems and Research Methods
(Sistemas de Engenharia e Projecto)
6 ECTS

Project-based course.  Aimed to introduce doctoral students to Engineering Systems and Research Methods.

Weekly class, 3 hours/week; schedule tbc

Individual Research paper

2nd semester

Discussion classes, one a week, with reading materials

Product development, or an optional Advanced Engineering course
(Desenvolvimento de Produto)
6 ECTS

i) Product development
or
ii) an optional Advanced Engineering course (to be selected by the student, with relevance for the thesis; requires approval by SC). Any course offered at IST or in any partner institution (FEUP, UM, MIT) in a relevant theme may be considered.

 

2nd or 3rd or 4th sem.

 

Optional Advanced Engineering course, or Teaching Assistantship
(Gestão para a Engenharia)

6 ECTS

i) Optional Advanced Engineering course,
or
ii) Teaching Assistantship (at least one semester, at undergrad or master level)

 

                               

 

1st, 2nd or 3rd or 4th sem.

 

Transferable skills develop.

Innovation Studies
(Inovação e empreendedorismo)
6 ECTS

Project-based activity, involving the development of an industrialization strategy in team work
Involves a few workshops in the form of “Engineering Design Roundtables”.

Group Research paper

 

(schedule tbc)

Annual: 1st and 2nd semesters
(1st year)

Group work along one year

Innovation Teams
(Liderança)
6 ECTS

Project-based activity, involving an entrepreneurial project in team work
Involves a few entrepreneurship workshops and “hands-on” project activity.

Group Research paper

(schedule tbc)

Annual: 3rd and 4th semesters
(2nd year)

Group work along one year