Technology Assessment

Education objectives

The PhD Programme on Technology Assessment is a 3rd cycle graduate programme proposed in the context of the European Union “Bologna Treaty” reformulations of higher education. This programme of doctoral studies is structured so as to offer students high quality training in research.

The duration of the programme is typically 4 years. During the PhD, the candidate will typically perform his/her research in the context of research projects of one of the research centres at FCT-UNL (the Faculty of Sciences and Technology at Universidade Nova de Lisboa). The IET/CESNOVA research centre will be one of the centres that will support that research.

The PhD Programme on Technology Assessment (PDAT) intends to prepare researchers and experts with ability to perform autonomous research activities as well as leading innovation processes fostering economic growth and development. And has as study object the methodologies and analysis processes of innovation and technological development impacts in a general context of its integration in a European and international frameworks.

This 3rd educational cycle complements the basic education of the candidates (1st and 2nd cycles, or BSc/BA and MA/MSc). It develops the studies and the research and development in emergent knowledge fields.

After concluding the studies cycle, the candidates will be able to acquire, with scientific rigour and technological and methodological up-dates, the capacities of intervening in processes of production, transmition and application of knowledge of Technology Assessment in organisations.

General characterization

DGES code



PhD (3rd Cycle)



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António Paulo Brandão Moniz de Jesus

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It depends on the working method of each training course. The working time for the classes will be agreed with each PhD student, or when there are more than 10 students in each year, it will be agreed with all students of the programme.

Teaching language

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Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 4 years
Credits240 ECTS
Mandatory scientifc areas

Environmental and Sustainability Sciences Speciality

Scientific Area Mandatory ECTS Optional ECTS

Technology Assessment

222 -
Engineering Sciences 6 -
History and Philosophy of Sciences and Technology 6 -
Technology Assessment or Engineering Sciences or Economy or Management - 6
Total 234 6

Conditions of admittance

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Evaluation rules

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1.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
7927 From Analog to Digital: The paths of contemporary modern technology 6.0
9787 Methods of Foresight Analysis 6.0
9783 Interactive Methods of Participation and Decision A 6.0
12075 Thesis Project I 15.0
1.º Semester - Opção 1
Code Name ECTS
9785 Innovation Economics and Management 6.0
9791 Social Factors of Innovation A 6.0
8416 Decision Support Models 6.0
7991 Sociology of New Information Technologies (A) 6.0
O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.
2.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
9789 Assessment in Science and Technology 6.0
12076 Thesis Project II 15.0
8416 Decision Support Models 6.0
2.º Year
Code Name ECTS
9795 Thesis on Technology Assessment 180.0