Cursos / 1º Ciclo / Undergraduate Degree in DESIGN

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Presentation

Designers are professionals who understand the language spoken by things. Their activities include, among others, laying the R&D groundwork for wide-ranging projects, implementing the same projects, identifying the opportunity for intervention through design, exercising concept design, product design, services design – independently and in teams – and teaching design theory, history and criticism. There are, therefore, many professional opportunities in a vast range of fields. The course is comprised of three years of study in basic principles and advanced topics. The success of our students in national and international competition, and the feedback from our graduates in the workplace, give ample testimony to the value of the program and its achievements.

Career Opportunities

The program is designed to address the overall demand for designers, and as a result, is generalist in scope and broad in its targets. A designer can be an entrepreneur beginning her/his own enterprise, a free-lancer, or a full-time technician within a business unit of a service firm or institution. As a researcher, a designer can fill the role of teacher, presenting his/her work at conferences, through publications, in specialist magazines (Management, Architecture, Economics, Engineering, etc.). “The twenty-first century will be the century of Design,” (John Kao).

Regulation

((Directive nº 13 136/2006 (2nd Series), of 7 June 2006 from the General Director of Higher Education, published in the Diário da República, 2nd Series, nº 119, of 22 June 2006, and Directive nº 18 227/2006, of 3 August 2006, from the Rector, published in the Diário da República, 2nd Series, nº 172 of 6 September 2006))


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Study Plan

1st ANO Work Time
(hours)
Code Course Type Total Contact ECTS
L0009 ART HISTORY 2nd Sem 50 30(T) 2
L0001 DESIGN I Annual 860 360(TP) 32
L0007 DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES 2nd Sem 80 30(TP) 3
L0003 DRAWING FROM LIFE 2nd Sem 160 60(TP) 6
L0008 ERGONOMICS 1st Sem 50 30(T) 2
L0004 GEOMETRY 1st Sem 80 30(TP) 3
L0006 INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES 1st Sem 80 30(TP) 3
L0002 INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING FROM LIFE 1st Sem 160 60(TP) 6
L0005 PROJECTION GEOMETRY 2nd Sem 80 30(TP) 3
2nd ANO Work Time
(hours)
Code Course Type Total Contact ECTS
L0015 2-D DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES 1st Sem 80 30(TP) 3
L0016 3-D DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES 2nd Sem 80 30(TP) 3
L0014 APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES 2nd Sem 80 30(TP) 3
L0012 COMMUNICATIVE DESIGN 2nd Sem 160 60(TP) 6
L0010 DESIGN II Annual 860 360(TP) 32
L0017 DESIGN THEORY 1st Sem 50 30(T) 2
L0011 FUNDAMENTALS OF COMMUNICATIVE DESIGN 1st Sem 160 60(TP) 6
L0018 HISTORY OF DESIGN 2nd Sem 50 30(T) 2
L0013 MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGIES 1st Sem 80 30(TP) 3
3rd ANO Work Time
(hours)
Code Course Type Total Contact ECTS
L0024 COMMUNICATION THEORY 1st Sem 80 30(T) 3
L0019 DESIGN III Annual 910 360(TP) 34
L0023 DIGITAL DESIGN 1st Sem 80 30(TP) 3
L0025 ETHICS, DEONTOLOGY AND LEGISLATION 2nd Sem 80 30(T) 3
L0021 FABRICATION PROCESSES 1st Sem 160 60(TP) 6
L0022 INTRODUCTION TO MULTIMEDIA 2nd Sem 80 30(TP) 3
L0020 PATTERNING 2nd Sem 160 60(TP) 6
L0026 PORTUGUESE CULTURE FOR THE DESIGNER 2nd Sem 50 30(T) 2