Ergonomics | 9753

Course Coordinator

José Domingos de Jesus Carvalhais, Ph.D.


Adjunct Coordinator

Filipa Catarina Vasconcelos da Silva Pinto Marto Carvalho, Ph.D.


Official duration

Years: 3       Semesters: 6      ECTS Credits: 180


To prepare professionals with the necessary skills to optimize the performance of systems and products with which humans interact, safeguarding their welfare, their safety and their health. Being a broadband degree, sustained in in-depth knowledge of the human body functioning, it focus on improving efficiency and efficacy of companies (industry or services) and organizations (public or private), as well as on different products, by taking into account men’s capabilities and limitations.

Study Plan

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Career Prospects

Conception/ptimization of working conditions; conception of products (physical/information); systems and products usability; Safety, Hygiene, and Health at work activity.

Among the companies/organizations employing Ergonomist, we have: Autoeuropa, Continental Teves, Visteon, Cimpor, Huf Portuguesa, Nestlé, and Blaupunkt (industry level); Sagies, Nokia, Novabase, Thales, Schindler, CME, Grupo Jerónimo Martins, Soares da Costa, Valor Sul, ANA aeroportos, Safemode, and INATEL (services level);  hospitals, local authorities, Autoridade para as Condições de Trabalho (public organizations level).

  • Graduates who were employed in activity sectors related to the area of the cycle of studies: 57%
  • Graduates who were employed one year after completing the Course: 100%
Admission Requirements

Conclusion of secondary education with specific admission exams.

  • Pre-requisites: not applicable
  • Admission exams: Biology and Geology, or Descriptive Geometry, or Mathematics
  • Minimum Admission Grade: Admission exams: 95, and Application: 95
  • Target: Holders of the 12th Form Certificate.
  • Bottom place Score: 126,5 - 1st phase; 132,0 - 2nd phase (2013/2014)
Admission to a higher level of studies

Admission to Master (2nd Cycle) and Doctoral (3rd Cycle) programs.

Scientific Areas

The course has four scientific areas, namely:

  • Biology of Physical Activities
  • Psychology and Motor Behavior
  • Pedagogy and Intervention Methodologies in Motor Activities
  • Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Tuition fee

Tuition fee for 2015-2016: 1063,47€


Rules and Regulations

All the course modules have the following evaluation models:

  1. continuous evaluation
  2. two different exam periods

Attendance is an evaluation criterion, preferably in the practical-laboratory courses.

The final 1st cycle Diploma and corresponding Supplement is awarded after completion of all the course modules.

Official Gazette

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