Polytechnic of Leiria

Introduction

Polytechnic of Leiria

Did you know that students from over 60 different countries have chosen Polytechnic of Leiria’s (IPLeiria) as their first study option? Learn why Portugal is the perfect destination and why studying at IPLeiria might be a real life-changing experience.

Facts&Figures 5 Campi in 4 different cities 700+ International Students 250+ On International Mobility 60+ Different Nationalities 350+ International Cooperation Agreements

Facilities Twenty-first century study facilities: 5 campi offering exceptional learning facilities. More than 130 hi-tech laboratories equipped with the latest technology.

Innovative teaching: We’ve invested in advanced student facilities and in the latest technology available trying to bring our courses to life. ESTM School-Hotel and our Online Learning Unit are just two of them.

Strengths Industry partnerships: Many of our courses have partnership with leading companies instigate you to exceed. Cisco,Phoenix Contact, Oracle, Siemens are just some of the major brands who decide to implement academies in our institution.

Recognized for research: Hi-tech research units like CETEMARES or CDRS’p are part of our strategy where work and science go hand in hand to invent new solutions.

The Region Region with great economic dynamism: High level of employability in a region rich in plastics, ceramics and glass, moulds, engineering, fisheries, tourism, food and biotechnological industries. One of the 5 best cities to live in Right in the middle of everything: 3 great city campus location: Leiria, Caldas da Rainha or Peniche. These are wonderful cities not just to study but to live in.

Our Assets Friendly and close atmosphere: We’re proud of our friendly environment among students, teachers and technicians which help students settle into a new life away from home.

Designed for today’s students: Discover the variety of activities and experiences available at any of IPLeiria campus. Everything from sports to guidance and counselling, medical and psychological support services. While studying is a key part of university life you must not forget to seize opportunities like, scholarships and of course leisure activities including music, theatre, exhibition and conferences.

What more could you wish for?

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Master

Master in Applied Biotechnology

Campus Full time 24 months October 2016 Portugal Leiria

The development associated to the biotechnology and the advent of genetic engineering and development of new tools made possible the great momentum of this area, which is now at the forefront of the 21st century. [+]

Master in Applied Biotechnology The Master in Applied Biotechnology aims to prepare students with scientific, technical and human skills to develop applied research and management activities in the field of Biotechnology. This course intends to provide students with advanced training in the field of Biotechnology to apply in the development and implementation of projects in the areas of pharmaceutical biotechnology, food biotechnology and marine biotechnology. During the second year of the course, the student will carry out a research on a specific topic, which will be compiled in an internship / project /dissertation. The successful defense of this internship / project /dissertation will lead to a Master´s degree Access conditions Holders of an academic bachelor’s degree following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna process in the area of Marine Biology and Biotechnology, and related areas; Holders of a bachelor’s degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of a degree by the Scientific-Technical Council of ESTM in the area of marine biology and biotechnology or related areas; Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curricula who is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific-Technical Council of ESTM. Fees APPLICATION FEE: 60€ ENROLMENT FEE: 500€ for International Student Contingent TUITION FEE: I. General Contingent: 1.140€ /per year II. International Student Contingent: 3.000€/per year [-]

Master in Civil Engineering – Building Construction

Campus Full time 24 months October 2016 Portugal Leiria

To grant the Master degree in Civil Engineering – Building Construction, allowing holders of an undergraduate degree in a similar field to continue their studies. [+]

Master in Civil Engineering – Building Construction To grant the Master degree in Civil Engineering – Building Construction, allowing holders of an undergraduate degree in a similar field to continue their studies, and improve their knowledge on civil construction, structures, hydraulics and environment, road design, planning, and transportation. In this degree, students will develop original applications in a specific field, by doing a project, a dissertation or an internship. When completing the Master, students should be able to: 1) Apply the learnt knowledge, understand and solve problems in new and unfamiliar situations, in a broad and multidisciplinary context; 2) Develop solutions, and make decisions in real situations, with limited or incomplete information; 3) Communicate their conclusions and fundaments to experts and non-experts, clearly and without ambiguities; 4) Autonomously commit to lifelong learning. Access conditions People who can apply to the Master’s Degree: Holders of an undergraduate degree or a legal equivalent in Civil Engineering, and related technological fields; Holders of a higher education diploma, granted after a first cycle of studies, under the principles of the Bologna Process, by a State, which has subscribed this Process, in Civil Engineering, and related technological fields; Holders of a higher education diploma that is recognized as meeting the objectives of an undergraduate degree by the Technical and Scientific Council of the School of Technology and Management, in Civil Engineering, and related technological fields; Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as certifying the skills to attend this cycle of studies by the Technical and Scientific Council of the School of Technology and Management. Career opportunities: Design and consulting offices of civil engineering; Civil construction companies; Planning, supervision and management of water and environmental resources, both in central and local administration, and private companies; Management and operation of water supply, wastewater and solid waste treatment; City Halls, insurance companies, and banks; Research and development. Fees APPLICATION FEE: 60€ ENROLMENT FEE: 500€ for International Student Contingent TUITION FEE: I. General Contingent: 1.040€ /per year II. International Student Contingent: 3.000€/per year [-]

Master in Graphic Design

Campus Full time 24 months October 2016 Portugal Leiria

The programme aims to provide students with the conceptual and practical skills of a high professional level in specific areas of graphic design and communication for multiple platforms. [+]

Master in Graphic Design The Masters in Graphic Design ESAD.CR aims to provide students with the conceptual and practical skills of a high professional level in specific areas of graphic design and communication for multiple platforms, which feature contemporary visual culture. Access conditions Holders of a bachelor’s degree or legal equivalent in Communication Design, Graphic Design, Multimedia Design, Product Design, Fine Arts, New Media, interested in pursuing studies in the area of Graphic Design; Holders of a foreign academic bachelor’s degree following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna process in Graphic Design and related areas; Holders of a foreign bachelor’s degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of a degree by the Scientific-Technical Council of ESAD in Graphic Design and related areas; Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum which is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific-Technical Council of ESAD. Study plan The Master of Graphic Design ESAD.CR focuses on preparing students with a set of theoretical and practical studies in contemporary graphic design, typography applied, graphic design for contemporary means of communication and branding. Courses are complemented by seminars and research methodologies that explore the communication design conceptually and operationally, approaching simultaneously experimental and professional dimensions. The last two semesters focus on the preparation of sustained practical design work that could be replaced by an internship. Other information Graduates in the Master of Graphic Design may work in the areas of editorial design, packaging, typography, information design, generic design for television or cinema, illustration, art direction, branding, multimedia design and production of graphic design. In the advertising industry can be a creative pairs, for print advertising or television. In the audiovisual industry, these skills can also be applied in the conduct of generic or other products where typography is applied. The teaching profession is also a professional output as well as academic research in the area of graphic design. Fees APPLICATION FEE: 60€ ENROLMENT FEE: 500€ for International Student Contingent TUITION FEE: I. General Contingent: 1.140€ /per year II. International Student Contingent: 3.000€/per year [-]

Master in International Business

Campus Full time 24 months October 2016 Portugal Leiria

To meet the challenges of the global marketplace, the program provides national and international companies with graduates that can lead and support their process of going international. [+]

Master in International Business To meet the challenges of the global marketplace, the Master in International Business program provides national and international companies with graduates that can lead and support their process of going international. The International Business program focuses on the development of knowledge and skills that are vital in international business and in the internationalization process of companies. Program objectives The Master in International Business (MIB) program allows graduates to continue their studies with a special emphasis on international business, designed to provide participants with skills to suit both the public and the private sectors, on the one hand, and, on the other, to stimulate economy through international trade and investment. In order to meet the challenges of the global marketplace, the Master in International Business (MIB) program provides national and international companies with professionals that can lead and support their process of going international. Objectives of the program: To provide specific knowledge of an advanced level in the areas of International Business and, consequently, to enhance graduates’ employability; to provide companies with professionals who are able to meet the challenges of globalization; To contribute to the training of skilful and competent managers who can refresh the management teams in their own organizations; To contribute to reinforce competitiveness of the economic fabric of the region, which comprehends multiple small and medium-sized exporting businesses; To contribute to stimulate research in international management and a better knowledge of cutting-edge techniques and methods. Access conditions Candidates who are graduated (bachelor´s/lic.) or have a legally similar certification Candidates who have an academic degree in higher studies by a foreign institution, in accordance with the Bologna Process Candidates who have an academic degree in higher studies by a foreign institution that is recognized to match the requirements of a graduation by the Technical-Scientific Board of the School of Technology and Management Candidates who own a relevant school, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized to certify skills for the accomplishment of this program by the Technical-Scientific Board of the School of Technology and Management Fees APPLICATION FEE: 60€ ENROLMENT FEE: 500€ for International Student Contingent TUITION FEE: I. General Contingent: 1.140€ /per year II. International Student Contingent: 3.000€/per year [-]

Master in Product Design Engineering

Campus Full time 24 months October 2016 Portugal Leiria

This Master program aims to provide and integrated set of dynamic skills, strongly based on a technical and scientific knowledge. [+]

Master in Product Design Engineering This Master program aims to: To provide and integrated set of dynamic skills, strongly based on a technical and scientific knowledge, which is crucial for rapidly and innovatively developing quality products with a high success and added-value. To provide a multidisciplinary and versatile training, allowing professionals to perform strategic/supervision tasks in industrial companies or the services industry, as well as in public or private agents. Access conditions Holders of a bachelor’s degree or legal equivalent in engineering and related areas, industrial design or product design; Holders of a foreign academic bachelor’s degree following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna process in engineering and related areas, industrial design or product design; Holders of a foreign bachelor’s degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of a degree by the Scientific-Technical Council of ESTG in engineering and related areas, industrial design or product design; Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum which is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific-Technical Council of ESTG. Study plan This Master degree program builds on the technical and scientific knowledge of a first degree in engineering or design with specific subjects on product development, such as product design, modeling and simulation, high performance materials, mechanical behavior analysis, advanced and recent production technologies and rapid production and prototyping, which are complemented by other matters to enhance the scope of student knowledge and competence beyond the strict area of mechanical engineering, such as robotics and automation, sustainable design, energy efficiency and environmental issues or new products marketing. In addition to the lectures in the first two semesters, the training model for this program is built around an integrated project of product design and development as a way to relate and put together the matters lectured in the different subjects. The second year is completely dedicated to the development of a dissertation, project or internship. Why choose this program? The specialized training on these domains is clearly a fundamental toolbox for someone who wishes to promote technological development and to create added value to any industrial company and to its product portfolio. The degree aims to empower engineers and designers with the capacity to work in the area of product development with greater levels of confidence, innovation and knowhow, to allow them to contribute to the creation and management of new products with higher levels of quality, success and added value. Fees APPLICATION FEE: 60€ ENROLMENT FEE: 500€ for International Student Contingent TUITION FEE: I. General Contingent: 1.040€ /per year II. International Student Contingent: 3.000€/per year [-]

Master in Sustainable Tourism Management

Campus Full time 24 months October 2016 Portugal Leiria

The Master Program in Sustainable Tourism Management aims the training of students able to perform tasks in various branches of tourism, whether in public or in private sector. [+]

Master in Sustainable Tourism Management The Master Program in Sustainable Tourism Management aims the training of students able to perform tasks in various branches of tourism, whether in public or in private sector. Thus, aims to: develop higher-level knowledge about the various disciplines that integrate the course, adapting the principles and concepts underlying the Management and Sustainability in Tourism; know deeply the human impacts on tourist systems and be able to establish effective solutions for this problem, apply the concepts and techniques developed with accuracy and ability to self-criticism; be able to, through the knowledge acquired, to diagnose problems and propose solutions to management and sustainability, have the skills to carry out plans for sustainable management of tourism resources; reaching research ability, critical analysis of information and scientific and technical dissemination; to motivate for the applications of knowledge, particularly through its sustained exploration and its integrated management, identifying potential employers, and promoting innovation; be introduces of new ideas and new products and services related to the sustainable exploitation and management of tourism resources in national /international market, through self-employment; understand and apply the techniques of scientific research, develop personal and professional skills that enable them to lead or join work teams; to acquire the skills needed to integrate doctoral or similar programs in related areas. Access conditions Holders of a degree or legal equivalent in the areas of Tourism, Management and related areas; holders of a foreign academic degree following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna process in the area of Tourism, Management and related areas; holders of a foreign degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of a degree by the Scientific-Technical Council of ESTM in the areas of Tourism, Management and related areas; holders of an academic, scientific or professional curricula who is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific-Technical Council of ESTM. The grading will be done according to the 37th article of the General Regulations of the Graduate Education and Graduate student at the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria and Procedures Applicable to Students in Special Situations. Study plan The Master of Sustainable Tourism Management is divided into two distinct blocks: the first block, corresponding to two semesters, develop theoretical, theoretical-practical and technical curricular units, that will provide the tools needed to develop an integrated and sustainable management of tourism resources; in the second block, on the final two semesters, is developed a applied research work or technical/practical work integrated in the companies. The course is developed using a mix method of complementary on-site and online teaching. Master’s program is delivered 12 weeks online, 2 weeks on-site and 1 cultural week ( in case you which to do so) per semester. Although it is mostly a distance-learning course, you won’t be alone. Our school members provide the high levels of support to enhance your success. You will have the occasion to work closely with your colleague and tutors in a suitably supported and collaborative online learning environment, studying at the times and in the places which suit you best. Other information The teaching / learning process is continuously monitored by the coordinator that meeting together, both formally and informally, with students and teachers of the course. The course committee, with the representation of students and faculty coordinator, assists in this task addressing all the issues that may affect the quality of the learning process. Students and teachers also have representatives in the pedagogical council, in the representatives council and in the scientific council of the school, which ensuring their ability to participate. Students and teachers are also consulted through surveys, contributing to the self-assessment reports. Reports are reported to the course committee, pedagogical council and scientific – technical council. Finally it should be mentioned the informal communication between: coordinator, students, teachers and representatives in various organs such as guarantee of active participation of teachers and students. Fees APPLICATION FEE: 60€ ENROLMENT FEE: 500€ for International Student Contingent TUITION FEE: I. General Contingent: 1.140€ /per year II. International Student Contingent: 3.000€/per year [-]

MSc

MSc in Computer Engineering – Mobile Computing

Campus Full time 24 months October 2016 Portugal Leiria

The aim of the MSc in Computer Engineering – Mobile Computing (MEI-CM) is to confer a professional specialization with great emphasis on mobile computing and associated technologies. [+]

MSc in Computer Engineering – Mobile Computing The aim of the MSc in Computer Engineering – Mobile Computing (MEI-CM) is to confer a professional specialization with great emphasis on mobile computing and associated technologies, allowing a series of studies to the holders of a degree in Computer Engineering, and related courses, including the possibility of expertise to professionals in the labor market. To achieve this, a project-based learning approach is used. The implementation of team projects promotes the planning and organization of work, the research and acquisition of the necessary knowledge as well as the development of autonomy, initiative, critical analysis and evaluation of solutions. Access conditions Holders of a degree or legal equivalent in the area of Computer Science and related fields; Holders of a foreign higher degree of education conferred by a first Cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna Process, by a State adhering to this process, in the areas of Computer Science and related fields; Holders of a degree of foreign higher education that has been recognized as fulfilling the objectives of a degree in the areas of Computer Science and related fields, by Council of Scientific-Technical School of Technology and Management (ESTG); Holders of an academic, scientific or professional path/skills that can be recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies, by the Scientific-Technical Council of the School of Technology and Management (ESTG). Study plan The structure of the Master of Computer Engineering – Mobile Computing is divided into two distinct phases. In the first phase, or in the first two semesters, the master provides a solid specialization in computing engineering, and in mobile computing in particular, by attending to theoretical classes and by the integration in working groups. On the second phase, on the third and fourth semesters, students choose among an internship or a dissertation in a specific theme according to their expectations in terms of technical or research paths. Why choose this program? Since the beginning of the 21st century, mobile computing is experiencing a tremendous growth and adoption by both industry and society. This technological boom has been requiring skilled professionals given that mobile computing is not just an extension of the static systems but presents new challenges to IT professionals. The continued success of this master program is supported by three main intrinsic reasons: a) Focus in the three main mobility areas – hardware mobility (terminals and wireless networks), software mobility (mobile agents, ‘cloud computing’) and user mobility (ubiquitous systems); b) Project-based learning approach –promotes the students inspiration, work-team spirit and research skills to overcome real-world challenges, while enriching students’ curriculum with prototypes, products, patents and soft skills. c) Industry or academic prosecution – student might opt by a one year internship program or by a dissertation. This leads to a 100% student employment where about 10% of students entering in PhD programs. Fees APPLICATION FEE: 60€ ENROLMENT FEE: 500€ for International Student Contingent TUITION FEE: I. General Contingent: 1.040€ /per year II. International Student Contingent: 3.000€/per year [-]

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