Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Water Management and Engineering


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ECTS Coordinator

António Pedro Macedo Coimbra Mano


António Pedro Macedo Coimbra Mano

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1063,47 Euros/year or 7000,00 Euros/year (for foreign students).



Education objectives

This master aims to train engineers capable of designing, planning, design, manage and implement solutions, taking water as the subject of work. The Master of Engineering and Water Management must be able to address the problems of water resources in an integrated manner considering its multiple aspects, including ecological, social, economic and technological developments in order to contribute to a balanced and sustained development. In the exercise of their profession, the Master of Engineering and Water Management must be able to:

  • Understand the physical processes chemical, biological and socio-economic problems underlying the field of movement and water management, and specifically in the areas of hydraulics, hydrology and water resources.
  • Dealing with complexity, uncertainty and the interdisciplinary nature of the problems of water management, recognizing its technical aspects, ecological, economic and social development.
  • Select and use the methodologies and techniques to analyze problems in the field of water, including the monitoring of resources, experimental work and field data analysis, statistics, mathematical modeling and systems analysis.
  • Inventory, characterize and formulate the diagnosis of problems that relate to the protection, recovery, planning and management of water resources.
  • Developing and designing policies, strategies, measures and solutions to the problems identified and analyzed the consequences of proposed solutions.
  • Develop, measure and manage projects on water infrastructure and water potentials.
  • Develop research, independently, in the scientific areas of hydraulics, hydrology and water resources.


The Master of Engineering and Water Management provides technical and scientific training appropriate to the successful performance in the following organizations:

  • Business Consulting, Project and Audit;
  • Service Companies and, in particular, Enterprise Management Services Water;
  • Industry;
  • General Government, including Ministry of Environment Spatial Planning of Regional Development, Ministry of Works Transport and Communications, Ministry of Agriculture Rural Development and Fisheries and Ministry of Economy and Innovation;
  • Regional Public Administration, including Coordination Commissions and Regional Administrations and Regional Hydrographic;
  • Local Public Administration, particularly Municipal Councils and Municipal Water and Sanitation;
  • International organizations including the European Commission, the European Environment Agency and the various United Nations agencies;
  • Education and Research.

Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 2 years

Credits: 120 ECTS

Mandatory scientifc areas

Scientific Area Acronym ECTS
Mandatory Optional
Water Resources and Hydraulic HRH 72 -
Enviromental Engineering EA 12 -

Sanitary Engineering

ES 6 -
Enviromental Systems and Management GSA 12 -
Engineering Sciences CE   9
Transferable Skills CC   3  -
Any Scientific Area   QAC  -  6 a)
TOTAL 114 6

a) 6 ECTS in courses chosen by the student on a list approved annually by the Scientific Council of FCT / UNLwhich includes the unity of all scientific areas of FCT/UNL

Access to other courses

Access to a 3rd cycle

Evaluation rules

The following modes of evaluation are used with regard to academic qualifications:

  1. Evaluation based solely on an examination or completion of a final project.
  2. Evaluation based on work done throughout the semester excluding examination or final project. In these courses students can expect to carry out, for example, laboratory activities, mini-tests, tests, individual or group projects, seminar-related activities, any combination of which will be used to determine the final grade.
  3. Evaluation based obligatorily on an examination or a final project. In these courses there extists a form of evaluation similar to one of the aformentioned activities in paragraph 2 as well as a form of evaluation based on a final exam.
  4. Evaluation based on work done throughout the semester with the possibility of foregoing an examination or a final project.

The final Dissertation (or Project) involves a public discussion with a Jury.


1.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10724 Water Quality Evaluation 6.0
10723 Economics of Water 6.0
10726 River Hydraulics and Hydraulic Schemes 6.0
10722 Hydrologic Modeling 6.0
10725 Control and Decision Systems 6.0
2.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10380 Entrepreneurship 3.0
10727 Water Resources Management 6.0
10782 Urban Hydraulics 3.0
11039 Hydrogeology A 6.0
10728 Quality Modelling of Inland Waters 6.0
10729 Water and wastewater treatment systems 6.0
3.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10731 Evaluation and Project Management 3.0
10732 Ecohydraulics 3.0
8486 Introduction to Research 12.0
10730 Estuarine and Coastal Processes 3.0
8483 Sustainability of Water Use 3.0
3.º Semester - Unidade Curricular de Bloco Livre
Code Name ECTS
11066 Electives 6.0
O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.
4.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
8900 Master Thesis in Water Management and Engineering 30.0