Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D. | University of Minho | Guimarães, Portugal
Ph.D. On Campus

Mechanical Engineering

48 months
3250 EUR/year
2750 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Mechanical Engineering from University of Minho is granting advanced education in emergent areas of Mechanical Engineering, namely Biomechanics, Energy and Environment, Functionalised Materials and Surface Behaviour, and also specific intervention areas of the professors involved in the PhD.


Mechanical Engineering from University of Minho aims at developing skills for research and experimenting methodologies which allow the autonomous development (both individually or in research teams) of research and development activities (R&D), covering all aspects of the R&D process.

Students at Mechanical Engineering from University of Minho will gain knowledge in:

  • State of the art, 
  • Project planning, 
  • Selection and application of the research methods and procedures, 
  • Report writing with R&D results

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Thermodynamics
  • Advanced Topics in Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Applied and Computational Mechanics
  • Biphasic fluid flow
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Energy and Fluids
  • Energy Management and Conversion
  • Environmental Protection Technologies
  • Experimental Stress Analysis
  • Experimental Techniques
  • Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue of Materials and Structures
  • Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics
  • Fundamentals of Heat Transfer
  • Impact Mechanics
  • Industrial Refrigeration Systems
  • Mechanical Engineering in Mechatronics System Design
  • Metallic Alloys and Properties
  • Metallurgy and Mechanics Materials
  • Metrology
  • Modelling and Analysis of Biomechanical Systems
  • Multibody Systems Modelling
  • Precision Manufacturing
  • Renewable Energies
  • Safe Automation
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Thermal Optimization of Construction Buildings
  • Tribology of Mechanical Parts
  • Turbulence
  • Ventilation and Interior Air Quality
  • Waste Treatment and Metal Recycling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in Portuguese


240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application form 
  • Learning Agreement for Studies/ for Traineeships, which needs to be signed, dated and stamped by the student and home institution
  • Copy of ID card/Passport
  • Home Transcript of Records
  • Photo

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    3250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3250 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2750 EUR per year during 48 months.

Community of Portuguese Language Countries - 3 000 EUR


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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