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English classes 2021/2022 
UMinho is one of the youngest universities of Portugal and its first degrees were created almost 45 years ago. The Production and Systems area was one of the first created at that time to support the Engineering Curricula, mainly the Production Engineering degree.

The Department of Production and Systems (DPS) has been growing and, at the moment, we can offer you one PhD (the oldest in Portugal) and seven Master Degrees. The DPS staff is responsible for almost two hundred curricular units in the different areas of Industrial Engineering Management.

For courses formally taught in Portuguese, there might be the possibility to have access to bibliography, course materials, tutorial support and assessment in English. There is the option to develop research/project work with supervision in English or in a common language between the student and the tutor. From 2018/19 the DPS also offers several courses in english.

Students can follow course units mainly from the following degrees and there are some specific study areas with lectures offered in English:

Industrial Management and Engineering (Bachelor)
Industrial Management and Engineering (Master's) 
Engineering and Quality Management (Master's) 
Engineering Project Management (Master's) 
Industrial Engineering (Master's) 
Engenharia e Gestão de Operações (Master's) -
Human Engineering (Master's) 
Systems Engineering (Master's)  
Industrial and Systems Engineering (Doctoral Program)

                                                                                                      1st Semester



Jorge Cunha
Assistant Professor
                                           

Economics for Engineering (5 ECTS)
Master in Engineering and Operations Management

Topics of economics: supply and demand, determinants, equilibrium, elasticity, theory of production, market structures. Economic selection of alternatives: financial mathematics, equipment selection, investment appraisal. Cost accounting and management: fundamentals on costs, classification, production costs, cost volume-profits analysis, joint costs, work in progress, costing systems, cost management practices.
 




Nélson Costa
Assistant Professor 
 

Ergonomics and Occupational Health and Safety (5 ECTS)
Master in Engineering and Operations Management

Introduction to Ergonomics. Approach to ergonomic workstations. Occupational biomechanics. Quantification of risk associated with conducting activities handling of loads. Physical work environment. Exposure to noise. Exposure to extreme thermal environments. Thermal comfort. Characterization of lighting conditions. Identification, definition and selection of measures of collective and individual protection. Chemical contaminants. Concept of work accident. Statistics of industrial accidents. Risk analysis. Applicable legislation. Organization of activities of Safety and Occupational Health.
  


Lino Costa
Associate Professor

 

Statistical Techniques (5 ECTS)
Master in Engineering and Operations Management

Understand the data. Collect data according to a sampling plan. Plan experiences. Define scales in satisfaction questionnaires. Evaluate scales in satisfaction questionnaires. Prepare data for analysis in SPSS. Formulate and test hypotheses. Test hypotheses. Analyze data of qualitative and quantitative nature in SPSS.
 


Filipe Alvelos
Associate Professor
 

Topics of Operational Research (5 ECTS)
Master in Engineering and Operations Management

Characterize the Operations Research approach. Describe linear and integer programming models and nuclear (meta) -heuristics in different application areas of Operations Research and Optimization. Formulate linear and integer programming models for new problems. Design (meta-) heuristics for new problems. Manually apply resolution algorithms on small instances. Get linear and integer programming model solutions with software. Solve engineering optimization and industrial management problems with Operations Research approaches. Select Appropriate Approaches to Solve Optimization Problems (Mathematical Programming or (Meta-)Heuristics, Single Objective or Multi-Objective). Recognize systems in which Operations Research can play a decisive role in their improvement.
 


Sameiro Carvalho
Associate Professor

 

Logistics and Distribution (5 ECTS)
Master in Engineering and Operations Management

Logistics and supply chain management: introduction and general concepts; evolution and trends; design of logistics networks: location models; procurement process management; distribution management; storage management; transport management and planning.
 


Dinis Carvalho
Associate Professor

 

Topics of Production Management (5 ECTS)
Master in Engineering and Operations Management

Production Planning and Control Systems (SPCP) - functional areas and relationships between them. Aggregate Production Planning. Product Data Management (PDM) - Models for Article Characterization, Competencies, Material Lists, and Operating Ranges. Models for the elaboration of the Production Planning Director (PDP). Material Requirements Planning (MRP). Capacity Needs Planning Techniques - (CPOF, CAPACITY BILLS, RESOURCE PROFILES, CRP). Use of pull techniques for Production Scheduling and monitoring. Evaluation of how article information management conditions the application and results of the presented techniques.
 



Paulo Sampaio
Associate Professor

 

Quality Management (5 ECTS)
Master in Engineering and Operations Management

Quality: concept, perspectives and dimensions. Total Quality Management: principles, philosophy and contributions of gurus. Introduction to the study of ISO 9000 family standards. Excellence models (EFQM and PEX). Management and leadership of working groups: Teamwork; Quality circles. Basic quality tools. FMEA of process, product, or system. QFD elements. Quality costs. Quality improvement programs: basic methodology and tools. Introduction to statistical process control: control charts for variables and control charts for attributes.
 
 

  

                                                                                                      2nd Semester



Paulo Sampaio,
Associate Professor
                                           

Quality and Organizational Models (5 ECTS)
Master in Industrial Engineering and Management

Organizational theory, organizational structure and design, communication and coordination in organizations, motivation and organizational learning. Organizational performance - introduction to the identification of organizational success factors. Organizational excellence models. Organizational excellence deployment. Implementation of organizational excellence programs.
   



Lino Costa
Associate Professor
 

Applied Statistics (5 ECTS) 1y
Bachelor in Industrial Engineering and Management

Population and sample. Data types and measurement scales. Descriptive Statistics. Probability concepts. Random variables and univariate probability distributions. Expected Value. Families of probability distributions. Parameter estimation. Confidence intervals. Hypothesis testing. Analysis of variance. Correlation and regression. Good fit tests for large samples.
    



Jorge Cunha
Assistant Professor
 

Cost Management (5 ECTS) 1y
Bachelor Industrial Engineering and Management

Introduction to Financial Accounting: Fundamental concepts, concepts of account; Movement of accounts, balance sheets; The Portuguese accounting system; Operations at the end of the financial year, profit determination, financial statements.
Cost Accounting: Cost accounting: scope and concepts, cost classification criteria. Income statements by nature and by functions. Cost components and from industrial cost to complex cost. Cost-volume-profit analysis. Costing systems, activity-based costing systems
 



Dinis Carvalho
Associate Professor
 

Lean Production Systems (5 ECTS) 1y
Master in Engineering and Operations Management | branch: Industrial Management
 
Introduction to production systems and production performance measures. Introduction to production planning and control: (1) Aggregate Production Planning, and (2) Master Production Scheduling. Material and capacity requirements planning. "Just-In-Time" concepts and strategies and Lean production.
 



Sameiro Carvalho
Associate Professor
 

Logistics and Supply Chain Management (5 ECTS) y3
Bachelor Industrial Engineering and Management

Logistics and supply chain management: introduction; evolution and trends. Design of logistics networks: location models. Procurement process management. Warehousing and distribution management. Transportation planning and management.
 
 

 
Senhorinha Teixeira

Associate Professor
 

Numerical Methods (5 ECTS) 2y
Bachelor Industrial Engineering and Management

Errors and stability of numerical methods, Solving nonlinear equations, Direct methods for solving linear systems. Least square approximation. Polynomial Interpolation and splines, Numerical Integration and Differentiation. Use of MatLab software.
 



Nélson Costa
Assistant Professor
 

Human Factors in Engineering (5 ECTS) 1y
Master in Engineering and Quality Management 
 
Physiology of muscle work. Ergonomics and safety of the product/task. Risk assessment and risk characterization in Industrial activities. Main approaches in ergonomic intervention. Analysis methods of workplaces and tasks. Human failure management.
  


 
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