Automotive Engineering

Automotive Engineering

Course Type:
Bachelor’s Programme

Programme Content

Teaching and Learning Philosophy

The foundations of Automotive Engineering in Leiria Polytechnic were set in three main areas: Mechanical Engineering; Electrical Engineering and Management.

The entire curricular plan and subject programs were built on a “hands on” learning philosophy combined with a solid theoretical background support.

All the conventional automotive technologies are addressed side-by-side with state-of-the-art technologies in the field of land mobility. This is only possible in close collaboration with international mobility and companies dedicated to the automotive aftermarket that operate at national level.

Practical learning

The Automotive Laboratories in Leiria Polytechnic were grouped altogether in a single building forming the biggest and most well-equipped laboratory dedicated to land mobility in Portuguese Polytechnic and University institutions.

These laboratories provide the necessary support for the teaching and learning philosophy that made this graduation the reference in this field among Portuguese Polytechnics and Universities.

Virtual visit to Automotive Laboratory facilities

Programme Coordinator

Paulo Alexandre de Matos e Henriques de Carvalho








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6 Semesters


General contingent 40
International student contingent 4

DGES certification



The programme aims to ensure the formation of polyvalent graduates with high scientific, technical, ethical and professional qualification, enabling them to face the diversity of requests made by the automotive sector and will enable them to perform specialized technical functions in companies and entities in that sector of activity, whether services, Commercial or industrial, complemented with cultural, social and ethical values.

The learning objectives respect the methodologies approved by other relevant academia. Namely, an emphasis has been given to the practical character of the curricular units (UC’s) as opposed to a lecture based approach. Moreover, the use of practical laboratory assignments in various UC’s was promoted, as a tool for acquiring skills to apply knowledge, problem solving, gathering information and making judgments, as well as
development of communication and team work skills.

Careers Options


Automotive Engineering graduates in Leiria have a 96% employability rate.

The knowledge and technical skills showed by Leiria Automotive Engineering graduates are the main key that create a constant flow of employment opportunities available for current students.

Study Plan

ECTS: 180

Entry Requirements

For further information about international students’ applications,
please see International Applicants
or contact the International Students’ Office by email at:


State: Accredited
Number of years of accreditation: 6
Publication Date: 04/12/2020
A3ES Accreditation

Online Application

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Application Fee


Enrolment Fee

General contingent: 30€
International student contingent: 100€

Tuition Fee

General contingent: 697 €
International student contingent: 3000€