Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program



Academic unit

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia


Departamento de Ciências da Terra



Teacher in charge

Maria da Graça Azevedo de Brito, Paulo do Carmo de Sá Caetano

Weekly hours


Teaching language



The Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program (UPOP) in Geological Engineering aims at promoting the participation of students, since early in their academic career, in practical activities in nonacademic environment. Through UPOPs, students should get to know the working environment of the company in the area of her degree, respecting the basic rules of the company, and should get to know what is the role in the company of the employees that already have the degree. It is expected that they develop transferable skills in working in teams, oral and written communication, and independent learning. Depending on the specific work developed by the student in the company, he/she will acquire specific knowledge on the subject area and, possibly, also some specific technical skills relevant to the placement.


The student must be enrolled in the 3rd curricular year of the course.

Subject matter

The concrete syllabus depends on the specific project chosen by the student in the program.


Depends on the specific project chosen by the student.

Evaluation method

Evaluation is accomplished by assessing the performance of the student by the supervisor in the company, a report delivered in which the student describes the activities and an oral presentation of this report.