Civil Engineering (Structures and Geotechnics)
The Master in Civil Engineering - Structures and Geotechnics provides a scientific and applied background of the best quality in the field of Geotechnical and Structures, covering the topics of recent developments in safety and innovative tecnhiques
The students, in close liaison with teachers, also benefit from interaction with research projects that provide the introduction of new structural materials and geotechnical solutions for "smart structures", active mitigation of effects of severe environmental actions, from studyinfrastructure for TGV and seismic applications in the areas of dynamics and repair of structures.
It attaches importance to the professional aspects covered by the new European regulations, the ability to work as a team, the stimulus for continuing education and respect for ethics and professional standards.
It is expected, moreover, a dynamic management of the course that will set forth the changes in the labor market to justify expansion or change the curriculum.
The opportunities for integration in construction companies, firms in civil engineering projects and geotechnical engineering, participation in planning studies and environmental impact of large engineering works depend on the type of training given to students who complete this Masters.
Studies of seismic risk, design of bridges and dams, containment of soil, tunnels, embankments, port infrastructure are additional examples of projects and works lacking the training provided to graduates at this Masters.
Master (2nd Cycle)
Access to other programs
Access to a 3rd cycle
Duration: 2 years
Credits: 120 ECTS
Mandatory scientifc areas
Construction Engineering / Engineering Sciences
|EC / CE||-||3|
|Any Scientific Area||QAC||-||6 a)|
a) 6 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.
Conditions of admittance
The following modes of evaluation are used with regard to academic qualifications:
- Evaluation based solely on an examination or completion of a final project.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
|11604||Analysis of Structures IA||6.0|
|8421||Reinforced Concrete I||6.0|
|1.º Semester - Unidade Curricular de Bloco Livre|
|11066||Electives||6.0||O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.|
|11605||Analysis of Structures IIA||6.0|
|10759||Reinforced Concrete II||6.0|
|10463||Special Foundations and Retaining Walls||6.0|
|10455||Finite Element Method||6.0|
|2.º Semester - Opção I|
|10758||Earthquake Engineering (MEG)||3.0|
|12173||Road and Railway Infrastructures||3.0|
|10441||Structural Safety||3.0||O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.|
|7580||Dynamics of Structures||6.0|
|12345||Steel and Composite Structures||6.0|
|12344||Structural and Geotechnical Project||6.0|
|10795||Topics on Structures and Geotechnics||6.0|
|3.º Semester - Opção II|
|12343||Bridges and Special Structures||6.0|
|3286||Strengthening and Repair of Structures||6.0|
|10445||Building Technologies||6.0||O aluno deverá obter 3.0 créditos nesta opção.|
|11656||Dissertation in Civil Engineering (Structures and Geotechnics)||30.0|