Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Environmental Engineering

Cycle

Primeiro e segundo ciclos

Degree

Após a obtenção de 180 ECTS é concedido o grau de Licenciado. Com a conclusão do curso é atribuido o grau de Mestre.

Paths

ECTS Coordinator

Pedro Manuel da Hora Santos Coelho

Coordinator

Pedro Manuel da Hora Santos Coelho

Opening date

September

Fees

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

Schedule

Daytime.

Education objectives

Environmental Engineering is a branch of engineering devoted to the comprehensive study of environmental and development issues, in their ecologic, social and economic dimensions — a perspective of sustainability. Environmental engineers educated at FCT-UNL are able to conceive, plan, project, manage and execute solutions, with the Environment as their core business; they command the language of many disciplines, working often in interdisciplinary teams and in advanced research.

The Environmental Engineering MSc program at FCT-UNL was originally created in 1977 — one of the first in Europe — having recently been adapted to the Bologna process. It is considered the reference Environmental Engineering program in Portugal, having pioneered most domains that define Environmental Engineering today.

The program is offered in twospecializations:

  • Sanitary Engineering, focused on water, wastewater and wastes management and treatment, hydraulics and water resources;
  • Environmental Management and Systems, focused on environment and energy management, environmental economics, environmental information and modelling;

Learning on-the-job and employment are warranted by multiple university-company partnerships. Environmental engineers are thus well prepared for jobs at a variety of institutions:

  • Public service at national, regional or local level;
  • European and international agencies;
  • Industrial companies;
  • Service companies;
  • Engineering, consultancy and auditing;
  • Higher education and research.

Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 5 years
Credits:
300 ECTS

Integrated Master in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Systems Engineering Profile

Scientific Area Acronym ECTS
Mandatory Optional
Transferable Skills CC 6  
Engineering Sciences CE 24  
Social Sciences and Humanities CHS 9  
Earth Sciences CT 6  
Environmental Engineering EA 99  
Ecology and Biological
Sciences
ECB 21  
Sanitary Engineering ES 12  
Physics F 12  
Management and
Environmental Systems
GSA 12  
Informatics I 6  
Mathematics M 30  
Spatial Planning OT 9  
Environmental Engineering or Social Sciences and Humanities or Management and Environmental Systems or Spatial Planning EA / CHS / GSA / OT   30
Chemistry Q 12  
Any Scientific Area QAC   12 (a)
Total 258 42

(a) 12 ECTS in courses chosen by the student on a list approved annually by the Scientific Council of FCT / UNL, which includes the unity of all scientific areas of FCT / UNL


Integrated Master in Environmental Engineering, Sanitary Engineering Profile

Scientific Area Acronym ECTS
Mandatory Optional
Transferable Skills CC 6  
Engineering Sciences CE 30  
Social Sciences and Humanities CHS 6  
Earth Sciences CT 6  
Environmental Engineering EA 60 3
Ecology and Biological Sciences ECB 21  
Sanitary Engineering ES 63 12
Physics F 12  
Management and Environmental Systems GSA 12  
Informatics I 6  
Mathematics M 30  
Spatial Planning OT 9  
Chemistry Q 12  
Any Scientific Area QAC   12(a)
Total 273 27

(a) 12 ECTS in courses chosen by the student on a list approved annually by the Scientific Council of FCT/UNL, which 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.

Structure