Steel & Composite Const. – i4.0


Master Course on Steel and Composite Construction – Industry 4.0

Domain in: 

  • Structural Performance
  • Industry 4.0


The Master course in Steel and Composite Construction aims to give advanced training in two specialized fields: Structural Performance and Industry 4.0, developing skills related for: 1) conception, design, fabrication, execution, supervision, and the management of construction works with steel or composite construction; 2) production, automation, machinery and robotics applied to steelwork industry, which include design, operation and management. The cross-cutting nature of the content taught in the course allows obtaining specific concepts also allows for the performance of highly qualified functions in the construction and manufacturing industry sectors.

Target Audience

Responsible and qualified middle management and senior staff of industrial and technological based companies, in the areas of steel and composite construction, steelwork, operations, production, logistics, engineering, technology, and innovation. Managers, engineers, entrepreneurs, and consultants who aim for specialized training in structural applications of steel and composite construction Domain of specialization in Structural Performance) or lead the implementation of Industry 4.0, with strong application in steelwork and in steel and composite construction (Domain of specialization in Industry 4.0 − Technologies and Challenges of the Digital Economy).

Course Structure

The Master in Steel and Composite Construction has 120 ECTS and a  duration of 4 academic semesters (120 ECTS). The course has a curricular structure that comprises 3 curricular units of mandatory training, 10 elective units (with 6 ECTS each), followed by the Master’s dissertation. This curricular unit corresponds to (12 + 30) ECTS and takes place during the 3rd and 4th semesters and, aims to consolidate the application and integration of the knowledges acquired throughout the course with strong applied bent and whenever possible in a business environment. The units are grouped in 6 scientific areas: Design, Technology, Management, Sustainability, Advanced Theory and Computation. The elective units may be conditioned according to the Article 15 of the Regulation of the FCTUC 2nd Cycle Studies.

Future Career

  • Professional activities in the areas of steel and composite construction, steel working, operations, production, logistics, engineering, technology, and innovation.
  • Leadership roles in the implementation of Industry 4.0, with application in steel working.
  • Participation in scientific research projects in the area

Admission Requirements

  • Holders of the degree of graduate or legal equivalent in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Electrotechnical and Electromechanical Engineering or related area;
  • Holders of a foreign higher academic degree corresponding to the 1st cycle of studies; obtained in a country adherent to the principles of the Bologna Process;
  • Holders of a foreign higher academic degree that is recognized as satisfying the objectives of the degree of graduate;
  • Holders of a school, scientific or professional curriculum, which is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies. The recognition mentioned in previous points shall be carried out by the Scientific Committees responsible for the course, who may delegate to a Selection Committee.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees for academic year 2019/20 are as follows: National Students or Equivalent (per year): €1500 | International students (per annum): €7000. Possibility of awarding scholarships.

Course Organization

The curricular units are taught in a semi-online regime, in English and in concentrate hours.

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