Polytechnic Institute of Tomar

Introduction

History

The Polytechnic Institute of Tomar was created in 1973 but because of the portuguese revolution in 1974, the process of installation did not materialize.

In 1979, was established as School of Technology of Tomar (ESTT), not integrated, whose installation commission would only be appointed in October 1982 consisting by the President, Professor Pacheco de Amorim, and vowels, Dr Julio Dias das Neves and Dr. Maria do Rosário Baaeta Neves. The first courses started in 1986.

The politics of higher education in Portugal defined that could only be a Polytechnic by District and thus in 1985, the ESTT was integrated in the Polytechnic of Santarém. Later, in 1994, its name was changed to the School of Technology and Management Tomar (ESTGT).

In 1986 came into operation the first undergraduate programmes of IPT: Business & Management (Head Professor José Ribeiro Mendes), Construction (Head Professor António Paiva) and Pulp and Paper Technology (Head Professor Rui Santa Ovaia), with a total of about 90 students. In 1987 came into operation the undergraduate programme of Graphic Arts (Head Dr António Guilhermino Pires) and, in 1988, the Course of Specialized Studies in Art, Archaeology and Restoration (Head Professor Luis Osterbeek).

In 1996, the then Minister of Education and Science, Eduardo Marçal Grilo, did publish the creation of the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar (IPT), with the School of Management (ESGT) and the School of Technology (ESTT), both in Tomar, now in its new campus, with effect from January 1, 1997. Was named President's Professor Dr. Pacheco de Amorim, and indicated to his aides Professor José Faria Paixão, Professor José Ribeiro Mendes, cumulating with the Directorate of School of Management, and Professor Rui Santa Ovaia cumulating with the Directorate of School of Technology.

The statutes of the IPT and of the schools have now been approved and Professor Conceição Fortunato took the direction of ESGT and Professor Luis Merca assumed the direction of ESTT.

In 1999, was created in the IPT, the School of Technology of Abrantes (ESTA), directed by Professor Eugenio Pina de Almeida. In 2005, was appointed to head the ESTA, Professor Miguel Pinto dos Santos.

In the 2005 elections, was elected President Professor António Pires da Silva.

In the 2010 elections was elected the current President Eugenio Pina de Almeida. Directors were appointed to ESTT Professor João Coroado, for ESGT Professor Conceição Fortunato and for the ESTA, Professor Luis Ferreira.

Mission

1 - The Institute is an polytechnic institution of higher education in the European area of higher education, provided of skills in the areas of science, technology, arts and humanities, from the outset, compete complementarily for higher education of their students, producing useful knowledge, skills, competencies and skills, preparing them for the labor market and for the exercise of active citizenship in a democratic society.

2 - The Polytechnic Institute of Tomar still takes as its mission: expanding access to knowledge for the benefit of individuals and society through research, education and cooperation in a project for a global training of the individual; active participation in building an European area of research and education, and a model of regional development based in the creation, innovation and enhancement of scientific and technological knowledge.

3 - As part of fulfilling its mission IPT:

  • Do value the work of its researchers, faculty and staff, stimulates intellectual and professional training of its students and, ensures the conditions for all duly qualified citizens that should have access to higher education and lifelong learning;
  • Promote the effective mobility of students and graduates, both national and international level, particularly in the European higher education area and in the Portuguese speaking community;
  • Participate in networking activities to society, in particular for dissemination and transfer of knowledge, as well as economic exploitation of scientific knowledge;
  • Contribute to the public understanding of the humanities, arts, science and technology, promoting and organizing actions to support the dissemination of humanistic, artistic, scientific and technological culture, and providing the necessary resources for these purposes.

Facts and Personalities

A reference at the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar is Professor José Bayolo Pacheco de Amorim, being the President of the institution since its beginning in 1982 until 2005. IPT attributed its name to the Main Auditorium.

Professor António Pires da Silva was the second President's between 2005 and 2010., Today's Member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Support Office for the presidency.

Professor Julio Dias das Neves belonged from 1982 to 1996, to the management of IPT, having been assigned its name to the Auditorium O106. Belonged to the General Council till 2014.

The first Professor, Luis Oliveira Dias, took office on February 27, 1984.

OFelia Ferreira was the first Chief of Administrative Services

Some facts and figures:

• In 1982 the first office were in a holding room at Templar Trade Center in Alameda March 1 in Tomar.

• In 1984 begin the restauration of the first building of IPT at Avenida Cândido Madureira, taking, that would be acquired in the following year.

• In 1986 came into operation the first undergraduate programmes of IPT: Business & Management (Head Professor José Ribeiro Mendes), Construction (Head Professor António Paiva) and Pulp and Paper Technology (Head Professor Rui Santa Ovaia), with a total of about 90 students.

• In 1987 came into operation the undergraduate programme of Graphic Arts (Head Dr António Guilhermino Pires) and, in 1988, the Course of Specialized Studies in Art, Archaeology and Restoration (Head Professor Luis Osterbeek).

• In 1988 was published the first Student Guide.

• In 1989 the first graduates left Graduates for the job market. Joaquim Pombo, from Business & Management, José Casimiro Pereira, Vitor Gaspar and Natércia Santos, from Pulp and Paper Technology, and Orlando Lopes da Fonseca, from Construction are the first graduates, Professors or High Technicians today working at IPT.

• In 1989 it launched the first stone Campus IPT in Tomar and the first classes began at this Campus in 1991.

• In 2014 the IPT has to offer 21 Bachelor, Masters 21 and 17 Technological Specialisation Courses. There are about 3000 students.

• By 2014, IPT has already enrolled about 13,000 students, and graduates have already been over 10,000.

Awards

The Polytechnic Institute of Tomar has received several awards and distinctions, either as an institution, either within their schools or their courses.

  • The Institute was awarded by the European Commission with the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) Label, ie the recognition of an excellent use of the European Credit Transfer System. We are one of the institutions of European education with a European best mobilities with the respective credit recognition skills acquisition. One credit corresponds to 25-30 hours of work in a given jurisdiction establishing educational knowledge, understanding and ability that the student should learn successfully. Credits earned in training in IPT are recognized for excellence in Europe and we have agreements with higher education institutions in Belgium, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Spain, Slovakia, France, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Sweden and Turkey.
  • The Institute was awarded by the European Commission with the DS (Diploma Supplement) Label, ie the recognition of the issuance of an excellent Diploma Supplement, which is producing the extra curricular training student information. The Diploma Supplement International improves transparency and facilitates academic and professional recognition of qualifications. Allows to describe the nature, context, level, contents and status that the student completed the Diploma qualifications that carries.

In 2008 we got the Gold Award of the Erasmus Intensive Course for Quality Management of Cultural Heritage.

Erasmus Mundus, in 2004, we were the first group selected by the European Commission.

In 1994 the IPT has received the Erasmus Prize, by Professor Luis Osterbeek activity.

Several awards in Design and Video Documentary have been assigned to IPT students.

This school offers programs in:
  • Portuguese (Portugal)

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Programs

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Master

Master in Audit and Financial Analysis

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Portugal Tomar

This master's degree was designed so as to develop competencies in the following technical-scientific areas. [+]

Provide a solid scientific, technological and social learning, supported by a programme and courses that includes contact with real situations and experiences. This cycle of studies is based on the development of a diverse set of skills and competencies that permits excellent career opportunities and pursue doctoral studies. Objectives This course of study includes: A master's program organised into course units corresponding to 77 ECTS credits; An original project or a professional internship including final report. corresponding to 43 ECTS credits. This master's degree was designed so as to develop competencies in the following technical-scientific areas: Accountancy (69 compulsory and 180 optional ECTS credits); Finance (19 compulsory and 13 optional ECTS credits); Management (4 compulsory and 5 optional ECTS credits); Law (5 compulsory ECTS credits); Mathematics (5 compulsory ECTS credits) Professional Goals Holders of the master's degree in Audit and Financial Analysis are prepared to perform in such areas as: Financial; Insurance; Auditing (working as auditors with societies for chartered certified accountants); Accountancy (working as auditors with societies for chartered certified accountants); Financial Analysis Qualification Requirements The master's degrees are regulated by Portuguese Law and applicable program regulations established by the ESGT-IPT. In order to complete the master's degree it is necessary to accumulate 120 ECTS credits distributed throughout 4 curricular semesters as according to the course curriculum. Each ECTS credit corresponds to 27 hours of work. Graduation requirements Successful completion of the course of study requires a pass in all its constituent modules including public presentation and defence, i.e. 120 accumulated ECTS credits, of which 102 are compulsory and 18 are optional modules to be selected among the ones available in the course curriculum. Learning outcomes Holders of a master's degree in Auditing and Financial Analysis should be able to: Understand issues related with the evolution of audit across time and how it has been meeting organisational challenges. Relate the shifts in organisational models with audit requirements and reflect on present and future trends. Be familiar with the main aspects of the internal auditor's profession including activity scope, activity requirements and differences and similarities to external audit. Evaluate the internal control system and be able to implement it in any organisation. Be familiar with the peculiarities of audit in such sectors as public, financial and insurance. Be aware of the importance of prospective and strategic audit in the context of market instability. Be familiar with the basic principles of market operation and financial instruments particularly in what concerns the main financial products (shares, bonds, etc.) Evaluate the best investment alternatives taking into account the profitability and risk of financial products; Use the main equilibrium models to analyse and assess financial assets. Make proposals for business recovery. Be familiar with and apply international accounting standards for business. Be acquainted with the main taxes applicable to businesses. [-]

Master in Editorial Design

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Portugal Tomar

The need to prepare a professional designer specialized in the editorial area makes us to provide this master with an offer that covers the fullest possible knowledge in the field. [+]

We know how to graduate editorial designers! The need to prepare a professional designer specialized in the editorial area makes us to provide this master with an offer that covers the fullest possible knowledge in the field. Teaching is guided by the realization of practical work of a professional nature, supported by strong theoretical knowledge and analysis of domestic and foreign publishing. The curriculum of the MSc program comprises the development of knowledge in the following areas scientific-technical: Editorial Design (110 ECTS); Graphic Culture (4 ECTS); Journalism (6 ECTS) Objectives The cycle of studies leading to a Master's degree in Editorial Design aims to provide/deepen conceptual, strategic and technical knowledge in the multidisciplinary field of editorial design. It also aims to promote the acquisition/development of varied skills: editorial, creative, experimentalism, planning and teamwork, with a view to integrate the student into the national and international job market. Professional Goals Holders of the master's degree in Editorial Design are prepared to perform as: Editorial Designer Art Director Graphic Designer Multimedia Designer in Publishing Houses, Magazines, Newspapers, Editorial Groups and other media; Design Studios, Advertising Agencies and Communication Companies; as freelancers. Qualification Requirements The master's degrees are regulated by Portuguese Law and applicable program regulations established by the School of Technology-IPT. In order to complete the master's degree it is necessary to accumulate 120 ECTS credits distributed throughout 4 curricular semesters as according to the course curriculum. Each ECTS credit corresponds to 27 hours of work. Graduation requirements Completion of this course of study requires a pass in all its constituent modules, including the public defence of work project, dissertation or internship report so as to gain a total of 120 accumulated ECTS credits in accordance with general and specific assessment regulations. Learning outcomes Holders of the master's degree in Editorial Design are expected to have acquired a wide range of skills namely: Academic Skills: organise and implement a methodology for editorial projects; use, in a structured manner, the several levels of information present in an editorial project; organise coherent, structured information based on multiple complex-data platforms trying to achieve a balance between function and form, decodable interface and communicative expression; develop an experimentalist posture and practices that will allow individual and original approaches in design and editorial projects; implement internationalisation initiatives; promote innovation in the editorial market sector; Instrumental Skills: use appropriate, state-of-the-art technological tools in order to effectively meet the demands of the editorial design professional area; have a good command of editorial processes and techniques. Interpersonal Skills: develop interpersonal relationships that will allow them to work as part of a team; be able to join an editorial planning and organisation unit; develop leadership and cooperation projects; Systemic Skills: develop self-learning strategies that will help them to progress in their future professions; have a global view of the editorial sector and the strategies that can be implemented; develop technical and creative thinking and the ability to innovate and create new knowledge. [-]

Master in Museum, Heritage and Knowledge

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Portugal Tomar

The objective of this master is to give digital competences to the cultural sector in order to get new services and new applications to create new ways of interaction and learning. [+]

Provide a solid scientific, technological and social learning, supported by a programme and courses that includes contact with real situations and laboratories experiences. This cycle of studies is based on the development of a diverse set of skills and competencies that permits excellent career opportunities and pursue postgraduate studies. Objectives Innovate through the integration of knowledge about Museology, Museography, Heritage and Information and Comunication Technologies (ICT). Nowadays the ICT is a priority for the European comission and also for each of its state members. The european digital agenda for 2020 and the portuguese digital agenda for 2015 are already defined. One of their main goal is qualifiyng the professionals and citizens with digital competences. The objective of this master is to give digital competences to the cultural sector in order to get new services and new applications to create new ways of interaction and learning. Students are encouraged to analyse the cultural value of the heritage in a multiple perspective of design of spaces and services, conservation and restauration, architectonic and urban intervention, management territory, regional development, and by using and apllying ICT they may promote new interactive experiences and new knowledge for the citizens/ users. Graduation requirements As in Portuguese law, a) and d), nº1, do artº 17º, do DL 74/2006, de 24 de Março: Have a Degree of a first cycle of studies; or Have a relevante scholar, scientific or professional curriculum which has to be recognized by the scientific board of the school where it is to be admited. Learning outcomes Study new museology, design of projects and spaces will give students the ability to understand how to learn new knowledge from the experience and interaction with an art object. Integrate knowledge from the conservation and restauration, from the regional development, from territory management and from the international networks of these previous areas, will give students the ability to look to the heritage as a part in a whole. Analyse and study the use of the Internet as a tool for make business, to learn, to share, to collaborate and to disseminate. All this in a safe and intelligent environment. An holistic and integrated perspective of the scientific areas that are supporting this Master will give students the technical and scientific abilities to solve problems and find new solutions, new services and new applications in a large multidisciplinary context. Continuing Studies The Masters in Museums, Heritage and the Knowledge Society may pursue studies in doctoral programs in Heritage Studies, Museology and Knowledge Society (ICT), and related areas, depending on the specific rules for admission in these programs. [-]

Master in Prehistoric Archaeology and Rock Art

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Portugal Tomar

This course of study includes: A master's program organised into course units corresponding to 80 ECTS credits; A final dissertation worth 40 ECTS credits; [+]

Provide a solid scientific, technological and social learning, supported by a programme and courses that includes contact with real situations and laboratories experiences. This cycle of studies is based on the development of a diverse set of skills and competencies that permits excellent career opportunities and pursue postgraduate studies. Objectives This course of study includes: A master's program organised into course units corresponding to 80 ECTS credits; A final dissertation worth 40 ECTS credits; This master's degree was designed so as to develop competencies in the following technical-scientific areas: Prehistory (6 compulsory ECTS and up to optional 18 ECTS), Quaternary Geology (6 compulsory ECTS and up to 18 optional ECTS), Palaeoanthropology (6 compulsory ECTS and up to 18 optional ECTS), Methods and Techniques (6 compulsory ECTS and up to 18 optional ECTS), Museography and Didactics (6 compulsory ECTS and up to 18 optional ECTS), field and laboratory work (8 ECTS) e optional credits to be obtained in congress projects, publications and others (up to 9 ECTS). The minimum amount of ECTS credits required in taught modules is 63 and the maximum is 72. Professional Goals Holders of the master's degree in Prehistoric Archaeology and Rock Art are prepared to perform Public Sector: Municipal Archaeologists; Central government (DGPC and attached services); Museums; Heritage and tourism management services; Private Sector: Organisations engaged in archaeological activities; Organisations engaged in cultural and tourism activities; Land management providers Education: Higher polytechnic education; University education; Professional training in archaeology, cultural heritage and rock art International labour market: Higher education; Museums; Government services; Professional training; Consultancy Qualification Requirements The master's degrees are regulated by the Portuguese Law and applicable program regulations established by the School of Technology-IPT. In order to complete the master's degree it is necessary to accumulate 120 ECTS credits from modules, field and laboratory work, papers, congresses and final dissertation. Each ECTS credit corresponds to 27 hours of work. Graduation requirements Completion of the program requires a pass in all its constituent modules including the preparation and public defence of project work or internship report so as to accumulate 120 ECTS credits, of which 30 are compulsory, 40 correspond to the dissertation, 8 to field work and 42 to be selected among the optional modules available in the curriculum in compliance with general and specific assessment regulations. Learning outcomes Holders of the master's degree in prehistory archaeology and rock art must be able to: Identify and characterise archaeological sites in their environmental and cultural contexts; Identify archaeological resources and incorporate them in land planning programmes in order to attract investment and subsequent creation of workplaces and population settlement both at local and regional level; Have a good command of basic archaeological techniques in such areas as prehistory, protohistory and rock art; Be able to use basic vocabulary and understand the sub-areas of Prehistoric Archaeology, Rock Art, Lithic Technology, Ceramic Technology, Experimental Archaeology, Latin-American Archaeology, Computer Applications for Archaeology, Geoarchaeology, Palaeoanthropology, Archaeometry, Archaeobotany, Zooarchaeology, Museography and Didactics. Demonstrate full autonomy in at least one of the following sub-areas: Prehistoric Archaeology, Rock Art, Lithic Technology, Ceramic Technology, Experimental Archaeology, Latin-American Archaeology, Computer Applications for Archaeology, Geoarchaeology, Palaeoanthropology, Archaeometry, Archaeobotany, Zooarchaeology, Museography and Didactics. Be aware of the importance of enhancing and exploring archaeological resources as factors for profitability and minimization of negative impacts; Evaluate the scientific, didactic, patrimonial and cultural potential of areas of archaeological and landscape interest in order to use them as an instrument for regional promotion and development. Draw up archaeological/tourist tour guides to disseminate and promote the areas of interest; Draw up archaeological heritage risk maps for land planning. Recognition of prior learning Credit transfer is limited to 60 ECTS credits and, in that event, students will be able to apply for completion of the program in one academic year. Info to candidates Application Process: Candidates must send course admission requirement and letter directed to Master Director, justifying their interest in the course and referring intended area of specialization (candidates may indicate an eventual theme for Master Thesis Dissertation), attaching Curriculum Vitae, copy of competence certificate/Diploma, copy of Identity Card /Passport and VAT number, and Application Form. Candidates that are completing degree in the current academic year may apply conditionally (this should be mentioned in the application for admission). Documentation must be sent by post to: Secretariat of Master in Preshistoric Archeology and Rock Art Instituto Politécnico de Tomar Quinta do Contador - Estrada da Serra 2300-313 Tomar - Portugal Tel. (+351) 249 346 363 / Fax. (+351) 249 346 366 Email: mestrados.gri@ipt.pt Selection of Candidates: until 6th October 2015. Selection of Candidates is made by Directive Comission of Master Course, based on criteria bellow, which are identical to those defined by the Erasmus Mundus European Master, under a total of 100 points: Classification of Degree (max.20) Candidate's motivation letter (max.15) Knowledge of english or french (max. 10) Knowledge of other languages (max. 5) Professional experience in Archaeology (max.20) Additional qualifications, namely other academic degrees or publications (Max. 5) Adequation of Thesis theme or previous publications (max. 20) Age (5 points for those under 30 years old) Candidates may be submitted to an interview, whenever Directive Comission thinks it is necessary. Key areas of training: Prehistory, Paleoanthropology, Quaternary Geology, Methods and Techniques in Archaeology and Heritage Didactics. Key areas of specialization: Prehistoric Archaeology, Rock Art, Lithic Technology, Ceramic Technology, Latin American Archaeology, Computer Applications to Archaeology, Geo-archeology, Archaeometry, Archaeo-botany, Paleobotany, Zoo-archaeology, Sub-Aquatic Archeology, Quality Management Heritage (Collaboration of HERITY program), Quaternary Geology, Prehistory and Heritage Management. Other specializations within Erasmus Mundus network. Statistics of former graduates : 70% working in Archeology; 25% in Doctorate. Main areas of research: Tagus Valley (Portugal and Spain), Greece, Angola, Namibia, Tanzania, Brazil. Location: Master classes take mainly place at Museu de Arte Pré-Histórica e do Sagrado no Vale do Tejo, Mação. Some modules take place in Tomar. Regime: Classroom. Most compulsory modules take place on Friday and Saturday. Some modules may occur during week. Fee: 2,000.00 Euros (1,000.00 Euros / year) + 150.00 Euros for registration + 2,00 Euros for annual school insurance. Registration: will take place from 9th to 12th October 2015 at IPT Academic Services, and the following documentation is required: copy of Identity Card /Passport and VAT number (may be delivered later in case of foreign students), 2 small photos, copy of vaccination bulletin (with tetanus updated), and filled application form (provided by Academic Services). Students must pay registration fee (150,00 Euros) and annual school insurance (2,00 Euros). Following Studies: Students under Master Course, beside other programmes, may continue their studies through same research lines in Erasmus Mundus Doctorate Quaternary and Prehistory. Classes Begining: 12th October 2015. [-]

Master in Urban Rehabilitation

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Portugal Tomar

This master's degree was designed so as to develop skills in the following technical-scientific areas. [+]

Provide a solid scientific, technological and social learning, supported by a programme and courses that includes contact with real situations and laboratories experiences. This cycle of studies is based on the development of a diverse set of skills and competencies that permits excellent career opportunities and pursue postgraduate studies. Objectives This course of study includes: A master's program organised into modules corresponding to 75 ECTS credits; An original project or a professional internship including final report corresponding to 45 ECTS credits. This master's degree was designed so as to develop skills in the following technical-scientific areas: Building (40 compulsory ECTS credits); Structures (10 compulsory ECTS credits); Infrastructures (25 compulsory ECTS credits) Students can choose to undertake a project or internship in one of the technical-scientific areas earning the respective credits. Professional Goals Graduates from the master's degree in Urban Rehabilitation are expected to perform as: Site managers Work supervisors Middle managers in public and private companies Construction designers or consultants Promoters Qualification Requirements The master's degrees are regulated by Portuguese Law and applicable program regulations established by the School of Technology-IPT. Graduation requirements Completion of the programme requires a pass in all its constituent course units including public defence of the final project or internship report in order to accumulate 120 ECTS credits. Recognition of prior learning Allocation of credits to individuals holding a licenciado degree in electronics engineering or similar programs prior to the Bologna process with a duration equivalent to 300 ECTS credits (5 years of study) is formally analysed on a case-to-case basis. [-]

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