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.
Integrated Master (1st Cycle + 2nd Cycle)
Após a obtenção de 180 ECTS é concedido o grau de Licenciado. Com a conclusão do curso é atribuido o grau de Mestre.
Access to other programs
Access to a 3rd cycle
Maria da Graça Madeira Martinho
Duration: 5 years
Credits: 300 ECTS
Integrated Master in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Systems Engineering Profile
|Social Sciences and Humanities||CHS||9|
|Ecology and Biological
|Environmental Engineering or Social Sciences and Humanities or Management and Environmental Systems or Spatial Planning||EA / CHS / GSA / OT||30|
|Any Scientific Area||QAC||12 (a)|
(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 ofFCT / UNL
Integrated Master in Environmental Engineering, Sanitary Engineering Profile
|Social Sciences and Humanities||CHS||6|
|Ecology and Biological Sciences||ECB||21|
|Management and Environmental Systems||GSA||12|
|Any Scientific Area||QAC||12(a)|
(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 ofFCT/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.