Industrial Management and Engineering


General Objectives

The Master’s Degree in Industrial Management and Engineering aims to offer its students advanced and multidisciplinary training, designed with the purpose of providing them with a professional profile which will enable them to analyze, plan, improve and implement business processes inherent to industrial engineering and management. It aims to train professionals in the skills required for the rationalization, management and optimization of resources, as well as the continuous improvement of efficiency and organisational performance, at a level of utilization of the most recent and technologically advanced industrial methods/techniques/equipment within a complex and dynamic context. The Master’s Degree thus aims to provide a wider knowledge of engineering and industrial management technologies and methods and basically focuses on business planning and management, entrepreneurship and innovation, management of human resources, production and operation management, ergonomics and the study of work, logistics and the integration of the supply chain, quality management, safety at work, maintenance and management of infrastructures and advanced quantitative methods providing support for the decision-making process and the optimization of operations.

Learning Objectives

The acquisition of knowledge of the best professional and social practices and an integrated business perspective; the acquisition of skills which will allow for the optimization of processes and operations, production management and organization, the management of logistics and the supply chain, maintenance and the management of infrastructures, the management of quality, environment and safety, ergonomics and the study of work, human factors, entrepreneurship and innovation, strategic management and marketing, as well as economic management and investment analysis.

At the end of the training period, students should reveal a technical capacity and accuracy in the application of methodologies, methods, instruments and norms. They should also show a sense of ethical, professional, social and environmental responsibility, as well as that of a general consciousness. Additionally, they should demonstrate a capacity for leadership, decision-making and initiative, the adoption of assertive attitudes, flexibility and adaptability. Students should be able to work efficiently and effectively in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams. They should further be able to embark on new projects and innovate, whether they are self-employed or working as employees, and reveal a capacity for research and self-study.

Target Candidates

In compliance with article 17 of Law Decree nº 74/2006, updated by Law Decree nº 107/2008, dated 25th June, candidates may apply to the study cycle leading to a Master’s Degree in EIM if they are:

  • Holders of an Honours Degree or a legal equivalent, preferably in the field of Engineering or related areas and in Management or Economics or related areas;
  • Holders of a superior academic degree undertaken abroad, and attributed by a member State of this process, after a first cycle of studies organized in accordance with the Bologna principles;
  • Holders of a superior academic degree undertaken abroad, acknowledged by the Technical and Scientific Board of the Escola Superior de Estudos Industriais e de Gestão (ESEIG) as meeting the objectives of an Honours Degree; 
  • Holders of an academic, scientific and professional curriculum, acknowledged by the Technical and Scientific Board of the Escola Superior de Estudos Industriais e de Gestão (ESEIG) as certification of the capacity to undertake this cycle of studies;  

Career Prospects

Due to the interdisciplinary features of their training, holders of the Master’s Degree in Industrial Management and Engineering are able to undertake a wide range of activities. These may be carried out at industrial companies, or in the field of services, of a large, medium or small dimension and in different sectors. There are various career prospects to be found; the types of professional activities usually undertaken are, amongst others, as follows:

  • Project: Project Assessment and Management; Project and Organisation of Production Systems; Organisation and Integration of Business Processes; Computer-aided Project;
  • Process analysis and optimization: Systems Analysis; Modelling of Decision-making Processes; Project, Rationalization and Optimization of Processes, etc;
  • Consultancy;
  • Logistics: Production Planning and Management; Planning and Management of Materials; Provision and Management of the Inventory; Transport and Distribution;
  • Industrial Engineering and Management: Industrial strategy; Technological Innovation; Industrial Marketing; Product Engineering; Process Engineering; Maintenance and Infrastructure Management; Computer-Integrated Production; Automation and Robotics; Management of Information Systems;
  • Industrial Ergonomics, Hygiene and Safety: Industrial Hygiene and Safety; Industrial Ergonomics;
  • Overall Quality;
  • Entrepreneursip and Innovation: Setting up one’s own technologically-based business; Intra-entrepreneurship, employee entrepreneurship.


Course Schedule

The MIEM will take place after working hours, from Mondays to Thursdays, from 18h30 to 22h30. Attendance presupposes the student’s centred commitment for a two-year period and is compatible with a full-time professional activity covered by the worker-student status. 

Course Plan

The study cycle is organized as a Master’s course, corresponding to a total of 75 ECTS curricular units, and consisting of a Project/Dissertation/Traineeship, corresponding to 45 ECTS. 

The Project/Dissertation/Traineeship can be undertaken in an academic or business environment and will always correspond to an original individual project, of an adequate complexity demonstrating the student’s capacity to solve new and open-ended problems, and possibly developing original techniques based on known methodologies and techniques.

Fees: 950€/Year


{tab 1st Year}

    Working Time (hours)  
Course Type Total Contact ECTS
Applied Statistics 1st Semester 125 TP: 32 5
Optimization and Support of Decision Models 1st Semester 125 TP: 32 5
Company Management 1st Semester 125 TP:  48 5
Quality, Environment and Safety Management 1st Semester 125 TP:  48 5
Production Management and Organisation 1st Semester 125 TP:32; PL: 16 5
Industrial Engineering 1st Semester 125 TP: 48 5
Ergonomics and Work Study 2nd Semester 125 TP: 32; PL:16 5
Economic Management  and Investment Assessment 2nd Semester 125 TP: 32; PL:16 5
Optimisation of Processes and Operations 2nd Semester 125 TP: 32; PL:16 5
Advanced Simulation Models 2nd Semester 125 PL: 32 5
Industrial Operations 2nd Semester 125 TP: 16; PL:16 5
Logistics and Supply Chain Management 2nd Semester 125 TP: 32; PL:16 5

{tab 2nd Year}

    Working Time (hours)  
Course Type Total Contac ECTS
Entrepreneurship and Innovation 1st Semester 125 TP: 32 5
Seminars 1st Semester 125 S: 48 5
Equipment and Infrastructure Maintenance Management 1st Semester 125 TP: 32 5
Project / Thesis / Work Placement Annual 1125 OT/E: 96 45


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