Master Thesis in Environmental Engineering

Objectives

The curricular unit Dissertation concludes the academic path leading to the Master’s degree in Environment Engineering. Therefore, their objectives envisage assuring that students acquired a thorough level of knowledge in the field of Environment Engineering. Furthermore, the student must integrate acquired knowledge and skills assuring their utilization in broader contexts, notably in technical and scientific frameworks in the mentioned field.

General characterization

Code

9039

Credits

30.0

Responsible teacher

Maria da Graça Madeira Martinho, Pedro Manuel da Hora Santos Coelho

Hours

Weekly - Available soon

Total - 130

Teaching language

Português

Prerequisites

Available soon

Bibliography

There are several areas within Environmental Engineering in which the student might focus his thesis development. Therefore the bibliography will be different in accordance with the research issue. Scientific texts proposed by the supervisor and intense bibliographic research, are recommended in order to establish the state of the art.

Teaching method

In this curricular unit each student must perform his R&D work in accordance with the objectives set out in the dissertation plan, approved by MIEA Scientific Committee.

The student will undertake research work about a theme in the scientific area of environment sciences and engineering. The specific syllabus will be variable in accordance with the selected research topic. The student will develop his master thesis which should demonstrate the competence to perform the critical analysis of the relevant scientific bibliography, ability to endorse research questions and to use scientific methods to achieve the master thesis objectives. The student must acquire competences for data analysis and treatment.

The dissemination of results at scientific conferences and in technical journals is encouraged.

Evaluation method

The methodology associated to thesis development is based on academic supervision, which is performed by a doctorate professor or researcher. In some cases, the supervision can also be assured by a specialist whose merit must be recognized by MIEA Scientific Committee.

The thesis is submitted to public discussion with a jury nominated by the President of DCEA. Such jury is composed by three to five elements, including the supervisor. The grade is conceded in a scale between 0 and 20, being required a minimum of 10 for approval.

Subject matter

In this curricular unit each student must perform his R&D work in accordance with the objectives set out in the dissertation plan, approved by MIEA Scientific Committee.

The student will undertake research work about a theme in the scientific area of environment sciences and engineering. The specific syllabus will be variable in accordance with the selected research topic. The student will develop his master thesis which should demonstrate the competence to perform the critical analysis of the relevant scientific bibliography, ability to endorse research questions and to use scientific methods to achieve the master thesis objectives. The student must acquire competences for data analysis and treatment.

The dissemination of results at scientific conferences and in technical journals is encouraged.