Agro-Industrial Production and Processing Technologies

Education objectives

Mastering technologies state of the art with sustainable application in agro-industry, including aspects on the frontier of knowledge in order to develop appropriate professional activity to the production of food raw materials;

Analyze the complexity of agribusiness systems in innovative ways, demonstrating critical, enterprising and creative capacity in the reformulation of food products;

Understand the several ways of an agro-industrial processing system suitable to the design of new food products as well as the social context in which the system is inserted;

Communicating and interacting in team, with intervention in the production processes of the agro-food industries looking to optimize processes and being aware of the responsibilities and ethical and professional obligations.

General characterization

DGES code



Master (2nd Cycle)



Access to other programs

Access to a 3rd cycle


Fernando José Cebola Lidon

Opening date





1063,47 Euros/year or 7000,00 Euros/year (for foreign students) (60% reduction for CPLP students).


Daytime / After working-hours schedule.

Teaching language

Available soon

Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 2 years

Credits: 120 ECTS

Scientific Area Acronym ECTS
Mandatory Optional
Engineering Sciences CE 12 -
Ecology and Biological Sciences ECB 3 -
Electrical & Computer Engineering EEC 9 -

Environmental Systems

SA 6 -
Food Technology TA 75 -
Engineering Sciences / Chemical Engineering / Ecology and Biological Sciences CE / EQ / ECB - 6
Transferable Skills CC   3  -
Any Scientific Area   QAC  -  6 a)
TOTAL 108 12

a) 6 ECTS in courses chosen by the student on a list approved annually by the Scientific Council of FCT / UNLwhich includes the unity of all scientific areas of FCT / UNL

Conditions of admittance

Available soon

Evaluation rules

The following modes of evaluation are used with regard to academic qualifications:

  1. Evaluation based solely on an examination or completion of a final project.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.