Mathematics has always played a fundamental role in the training of all engineering professionals. Heir to the best engineering teaching traditions, the School of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto (ISEP), with more than 160 years of history, has in its estate a rich collection of documents and instruments for the teaching of mathematics, which illustrate the relevance that this discipline played and continues to play in engineering training.

ISEP concentrated the teaching of mathematics in a group of professors especially dedicated to this subject, so the natural process was to create a department that brought together their skills. Thus, in 1995, the Department of Mathematics of ISEP was born. Currently, with around 50 professors, DMA participates in all ISEP's training activities, taking responsibility for teaching the disciplines of the scientific area of ​​mathematics in the respective degrees and masters.

The Math Department also promotes training in mathematics, through courses and is responsible for the Bachelor Degree in Systems Engineering (Licenciatura em Engenharia de Sistemas) and the Master Degree in Development Practice (Mestrado em Práticas do Desenvolvimento).