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.

Career opportunities

The masters in Agro-Industrial Production and Manufacturing Technologies will be able to perform their profession in public and private sector organizations in management activities, Development, Maintenance and Quality Control in Agro-Food Industry linked in obtaining materials raw and processed products. They also can integrate services companies including consulting, project and audit or perform research tasks in academic and/or business context.

General characterization

DGES code



Master (2nd Cycle)



Access to other programs

Access to a 3rd cycle


Fernando José Cebola Lidon

Opening date





Portuguese students: 1500 €/year

Foreign students: 7000 €/year


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 0
Ecology and Biological Sciences ECB 3 0
Electrical & Computer Engineering EEC 9 0

Environmental Systems

SA 6 0
Food Technology TA 75 0
Engineering Sciences / Chemical Engineering / Ecology and Biological Sciences CE / EQ / ECB 0 6
Transferable Skills CC  3 0
Any Scientific Area   QAC 0  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 NOVAwhich includes the unity of all scientific areas of FCT NOVA.

Conditions of admittance

Available soon

Evaluation rules

The evaluation of all UCs is continuous for all the components that integrate it, and it must be completed by the last day of the school term of the academic semester.

The continuous evaluation of a UC must include a minimum of three elements in the set of evaluation components, on dates adequately spaced throughout the period of classes.

All UCs with a theoretical-practical evaluation component must provide, in addition, a form of evaluation of this component by exam, to be carried out after the period of classes (Examination of Appeal).

All requirements and conditions related to the evaluation of the UC, namely the minimum weights and classifications, if any, of each component, as well as the Frequency conditions, are defined a priori and, mandatorily, published in the Discipline Form.

For each UC, combinations of three evaluation components are allowed: (i) Theoretical-practical evaluation; (ii) Laboratory or project evaluation; (iii) Summative assessment.

The final Dissertation (or Project) involves a public discussion with a Jury.

Regulamento de Avaliação de Conhecimentos (Licenciaturas, Mestrados Integrados e Mestrados.)