Soft Skills for Science and Technology


This course is designed to help students develop the skills that are relevant to access the job market.

Students are introduced to soft skills relevant for the Science and Technology area.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Ruy Araújo da Costa


Weekly - 6

Total - Available soon

Teaching language



This course has no prerequisites.


- Costa, R., Kullberg, J., Fonseca, J., Martins; N., “Competências Transversais para Ciências e Tecnologia – FCT/UNL” (2013) 

Teaching method

In each week a new theme will be developed. The general approach for every theme is similar:

 - in eaach week there are three practical session with a total of 10 hrs (2+4+4 hrs);

 - in each week there is a 2h theoretical-practical session that is used to present the theme’s fundamentals, the most common mistakes to be avoided and the main tools that can be used during the theme’s exploration.

Assessment of this course takes into account both the weekly individual and group work, as well as tests carried out in moodle e-learning platform, in a controlled environment.

Evaluation method

 1 Punctuality is required.

 2 – A student attending less than 80% teaching hours at practical lessons or less than 3 theoretical lessons will fail the course.

 3 Evaluation is carried out exclusively with activities during classes. There are no exams.

 4 – No activities will be repeated, and no grade adjustments will be made for students that missed any given lesson.

 5 – Special justifications for missing any lesson may be reported to the Course Coordination.

 6 – Assessment envolves: Participation (20%), Individual Work (40%) and G Group Work (40%).

 For any additional details, please contact the Course Coordination.

Subject matter

1 - Curriculum Vitae, Job interview and Psychometric testing.

2 - Time management, Team work and Leadership.

3 - Advanced use of Excel spreadsheets.

4 - Bibliographic research and critical analysis of scientific information. Ethics and Deontology.

5 - Communicating in Science and Technology.