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Automotive Engineering

BSc: 3 years ( 180 ECTS units ) Automotive Engineering study and develops safer, comfortable and efficient vehicles. Geared towards technical innovation, it seeks solutions to increase performances and behavior, reduce fuel consumption and emissions, ensure active and passive safety, and improve ergonomics and maintenance. With the BSc in Automotive Engineering, ISEP trains engineers capable working with product development, maintenance, after-sales service and technical support. The course combines aspects of mechanical engineering base, where students develop knowledge in materials, structures, mechanisms, manufacturing and thermal processes, with specific components of the automotive area, in terms of vehicle technology, electronics, management and legislation. To support a fast integration in the labour market, the programme includes theoretical and practical classes. Throughout the course, students also have the opportunity to participate in various seminars and workshops with industry experts and they can also participate in Motorsport and racing extracurricular activities. This unique option in northern Portugal benefits from the synergy with Toyota and enables students to develop their final project in a company. Postgraduate Studies Graduate students can continue their specialization with the MSc in Mechanical Engineering .


1º Year
Curricular unit Period ECTS
Algebra 1st Semester
Algorithmic and Programming 1st Semester
Materials Science 1st Semester
General Drawing 1st Semester
Physics 1st Semester
Introduction to Automotive Engineering 1st Semester
Technical Design 2st Semester
Electricity 2st Semester
Automative Laboratory 2st Semester
Mathematics I 2st Semester
Metallic Materials 2st Semester
Mechanics I 2st Semester
2º Year
Curricular unit Period ECTS
Electronics 1st Semester
Mathematics II 1st Semester
Non-Metallic Materials 1st Semester
Vehicle Mechanics I 1st Semester
Mechanics II 1st Semester
Thermodynamics 1st Semester
Statistics 2st Semester
Quality, Environmental Techniques for Industries 2st Semester
Vehicle Mechanics II 2st Semester
Fluid Mechanics 2st Semester
Mechanical of Materials 2st Semester
Manufacturing Processes 2st Semester
3º Year
Curricular unit Period ECTS
Project Draft 1st Semester
Automation 1st Semester
Vehicle Mechanics II 1st Semester
Automative Mechatronics 1st Semester
Machine Design 1st Semester
Automative Project/ Trineeship 1st Semester
Erasmus Project/Internship 1st Semester
Erasmus Project/Internship 1st Semester
Erasmus Project/Internship 1st Semester
Heat Transfer 1st Semester
Management of Operations and Service 2st Semester
Internal Combustion Engines 2st Semester
Automotive Standards and Legislation 2st Semester
Automative Project/ Trineeship 2st Semester
Erasmus Project/Internship 2st Semester
Erasmus Project/Internship 2st Semester
Erasmus Project/Internship 2st Semester
Diagnotisc Techniques 2st Semester

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