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Doctoral Programme in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #288 (BCR) Porto, Portugal
The goals of the PDEMM are completely aligned with FEUP’s mission, by training engineers that are able to follow professional careers, at a national or international level, with a comprehensive training and an integrated, holistic and multidisciplinary vision to solve materails engineering problems, and incorporate the solutions in a sustainable industrial and social development.
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To meet this strategy, PDEMM:

- promotes the excellence, in terms of qualification, of its graduates, preparing them for a sustainableemployability;

- promotes the development of several important technical and personal skills recognised by the business world;

- maintains connections with companies and national R&D institutes regarding several aspects, namely through the cooperation of its teachers and projects developed in partnership;

- Promotes PhDs in an industrial environment.

Fields of Specialization

  • Research Methodologies 
  • Science and Technology of Materials
  • Engineering Science/Science and Technology of Materials

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Introduction to Research Activities
  • Planning Research Activities
  • Thesis
  • Advanced Materials Science
  • Advanced Product Development
  • Advanced Production Processes
  • Advanced Techniques in Materials Characterization
  • Applied Statistics
  • Biomaterials
  • Complements of Finite Elements
  • Complements of Joining Technology
  • Complements of Plastic Deformation Technology
  • Complements of Surface Engineering

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • ID document (ID Card / Citizen Card / Passport) or declaration containing the identification data (mandatory);
  • Graduation certificate regarding a higher education degree (mandatory);
  • Certificate of the higher education institution listing the curricular units in which you got a passing grade, indicating the regime (semester/year) and the number of credit units/ECTS. (mandatory);
  • - Enrolment will be subject to the presentation of the corresponding certificate within the deadlines indicated;
  • - UP students are only required to scan and attach the information included in their “Percurso Académico” (Academic Pathway);
  • Curriculum vitae (mandatory)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Students from the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) benefit from a 50% discount on the fee for international students.

Living costs for Porto

  • 556 - 870 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


PhD Scholarships support graduates who comply with the requirements to apply for PhD studies and who wish to carry out research towards this degree. Scholarships have a maximum duration of four years, and must run for a minimum of three consecutive months. The work programme may be carried out at Portuguese or foreign institutions.

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