Identifying Data 2019/20
Subject (*) Master Thesis Code 730495016
Study programme
Mestrado Universitario en Materiais Complexos: Análise Térmica e Reoloxía (plan 2012)
Descriptors Cycle Period Year Type Credits
Official Master's Degree 2nd four-month period
First Obligatory 18
Teaching method Face-to-face
Department Enxeñaría Naval e Industrial
López Beceiro, Jorge José
Castro Garcia, Socorro
Díaz Díaz, Ana María
López Beceiro, Jorge José
Nicolas Costa, Gines
Tarrio Saavedra, Javier
General description O alumno realizará un proxecto de investigación aplicando os coñecementos adquiridos nos módulos Reoloxía e Termomecánica.
O Traballo Fin de Máster realízase baixo a dirección conxunta dun profesor da UDC e un da UParis7, na UDC, na UParis7 ou nun organismo público de investigación ou na industria, sendo posible combinar a estancia en varios centros se o director considérao oportuno. Sempre que sexa posible, recoméndase a estancia dos estudantes franceses en España e dos españois en Francia.

Study programme competencies
Code Study programme competences
A1 Set up and conduct tests using the techniques of thermal analysis and rheology most appropriate in each case, within the scope of complex materials
A2 Identify and evaluate the different types of complex materials
A3 Knowing the different types of thermal and rheological behaviors of the materials
A4 Knowing and applying statistical methods to analyze data from complex material testing
A5 Understanding the relationships between structure and properties of materials
A6 Understanding the importance of the environment and of the research focused on the elimination/minimization of final or process wastes
A7 Knowing the different types of thermal thermo-mechanical behaviors in materials subjected to fatigue
A8 Understand and quantify the damage caused by thermomechanical fatigue in materials
B1 Knowledge and understanding to provide a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and / or applying ideas, often in a research context
B2 The students have the skill to apply their knowledge and their ability to solve problems in new or unfamiliar contexts within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study
B3 That students are able to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgments from an information that, being limited or not complete, includes reflections on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments
B4 That the students can communicate their conclusions and the knowledge and last reasons behind that conclusions to specialized and non specialized audience in a clear and unambiguous way
B7 Solving problems effectively
B8 Applying a critical, logical and creative way of thinking
B9 To work autonomously with initiative
B10 Working in a collaborative way
B11 Behave with ethics and social responsibility as a citizen and as a professional
B12 Communicate effectively in the work environment
B13 Analysis-oriented attitude
B14 Ability to find and manage the information
B17 Analyze and decompose processes
B18 Ability for abstraction, understanding and simplification of complex problems
B19 Will of continuous improvement
B21 To assess the importance of research, innovation and technological developments in the socio-economic and cultural progress of society
B22 Understand the importance of protecting the environment
C2 Have a good command of spoken and writing expression and understanding of a foreign language.
C4 Developing for the exercise of an open, educated, critical, committed, democratic and solidary citicenship, able to analyze reality, diagnose problems, formulate and implement solutions based on knowledge and oriented to the common good.
C6 Critically assessing the knowledge, technology and information available to solve the problems they face with.
C7 To assume as a professional and citizen the importance of learning throughout life.
C8 To assess the importance of research, innovation and technological development in the socio-economic and cultural progress of society.
C9 Appreciate the importance of research in environmental protection

Learning aims
Learning outcomes Study programme competences
To be able to develop a research project based on the acquired knowledge in all modules of the master. AR1

Topic Sub-topic
Research project applying the acquired knowledge in Rheology and thermomechanical modules. Development and presentation of the TFM

Methodologies / tests Competencies Ordinary class hours Student’s personal work hours Total hours
Research (Research project) A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 B1 B2 B3 B4 B7 B8 B9 B10 B11 B12 B13 B14 B17 B18 B19 B21 B22 C2 C4 C6 C7 C8 C9 265 157 422
Oral presentation B4 C2 C6 C8 8 0 8
Personalized attention 20 0 20
(*)The information in the planning table is for guidance only and does not take into account the heterogeneity of the students.

Methodologies Description
Research (Research project) Students apply the skills acquired (knowledge and techniques) throughout the program to solve specific problems in the field of research. Moreover, the translation of the results into a document, allows students to structure the information obtained, and compare with bibliographic data and be able to cross check and evaluate it.
Oral presentation The presentation of Master's Thesis before a court gives the student the ability to prepare the defense of a project, public display in a clear and concise way and defend on the basis of the expertise or the experience of others.

Personalized attention
Oral presentation
Research (Research project)
Guidelines and answering questions that arise during the preparation of TFM.

Methodologies Competencies Description Qualification
Oral presentation B4 C2 C6 C8 The student will defend his work before the court and will answer the questions that the court do. Also tutor's opinion will be taken into account for the final evaluation. 50
Research (Research project) A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 B1 B2 B3 B4 B7 B8 B9 B10 B11 B12 B13 B14 B17 B18 B19 B21 B22 C2 C4 C6 C7 C8 C9 The student will deliver a written report of his project. 50
Assessment comments

Sources of information

All the recommended in other subjects of the Master, as well as scientific articles related to the topic of TFM.


Subjects that it is recommended to have taken before

Subjects that are recommended to be taken simultaneously

Subjects that continue the syllabus

Other comments
To help achieve a sustained immediate environment and meet the objective of action number 5: "Healthy  and sustainable environmental and social teaching and research" of the "Green Campus Ferrol Action Plan":

          The delivery of the documentary work carried out in this subject:
               - They will be requested in virtual format and/or computer support
               - It will be done through Moodle, in digital format without the need to print them.
               - If it is necessary to make them on paper:
                  - Plastics shall not be used
                 - Double-sided printing shall be carried out.
                 - Recycled paper will be used.
                 - Printing of drafts shall be avoided.

A sustainable use of resources and the prevention of negative impacts on the natural environment must be made.

(*)The teaching guide is the document in which the URV publishes the information about all its courses. It is a public document and cannot be modified. Only in exceptional cases can it be revised by the competent agent or duly revised so that it is in line with current legislation.