Bachelor in Environmental Engineering

Education objectives

The 3-y Bachelor Degree in Environmental Engineering (LEA) provides the necessary skills to start a professional career in the field of Environmental Engineering, as well as the pursuit of master''''s studies, especially in the Environmental Engineering Master Degree. The Environmental Engineering course by NOVA School of Sciences and Technology has been a pioneer for over 40 years, combining basic engineering skills (mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing) with natural sciences (such as biology and ecology) and social sciences, integrating technological, ecological, economic and social issues.

Understand the functioning of natural systems; identify and analyze the pressures on environmental systems and how they can be overcome; evaluate and manage natural resources such as water and energy; understand industrial, urban and technological processes; and to identify solutions and opportunities for innovation, are competences and capabilities provided by the course LEA. The focus is on holistic training and systemic thinking, analytical skills, innovation and collaborative models. The ultimate goal of Environmental Engineering is to provide solutions for economic and social activities aligned with the sustainable development.

Career opportunities

The interdisciplinary nature of the Bachelor Degree in Environmental Engineering offers its graduates a unique profile for working on multiple interfaces, particularly useful for dealing with complex systems, and for exploring job opportunities in a wide range of professional contexts. Graduates in Environmental Engineering add value to any organization that has to deal with environmental and sustainability issues.  

The current high level and quality of employability of Environmental Engineering professionals, in the national and global market, will expand in view of the ecological transition that economies are starting to adopt. Professional opportunities in many fields include consulting, auditing or service and utilities companies, industry, public organizations such as municipalities or regional government, international organizations such as the European Commission, European Environment Agency or other European organizations.

General characterization

DGES code



Bachelor (1st Cycle)



Access to other programs

Access to 2nd cycle.


Pedro Manuel da Hora Santos Coelho

Opening date



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Teaching language

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Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 3 years
180 ECTS

Scientific Area
Acronym ECTS
Mandatory Optional
Environmental Engineering EMc 63 3
Engineering Sciences CE 27 0
Mathematics M 24 0
Physics F 12 0
Chemistry Q 9 0
Informatics I 6 0
Ecology and Biological Sciences ECB 21 0
Social Sciences and Humanities CHS 6 0
Transferable Skills CC 3 0
Any Scientific Area QAC 0 6 (a)
TOTAL 171 9

(a) 6 ECTS in courses chosen by the student on a list approved annually by the Scientific Council of FCT NOVA, which includes the unity of all scientific areas of FCT NOVA.

Conditions of admittance

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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.

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


1.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
11505 Linear Algebra and Analytic Geometry 6.0
11504 Mathematical Analysis I 6.0
10352 Soft Skills for Science and Technology 3.0
12620 Physics I A 6.0
12609 Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Sustainability 3.0
10343 Chemistry A 6.0
2.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10347 Mathematical Analysis II C 6.0
10350 Biology 6.0
12610 Environmental Biochemistry A 3.0
12611 Technical Drawing, Cartography and Geographic Information System 6.0
10353 Physics II 6.0
10351 Geology 3.0
3.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
12613 Environmental Data Analysis 6.0
5004 Mathematical Analysis III C 6.0
12612 Climate and Climate Change 3.0
12655 General Ecology 6.0
10344 Informatics for Science and Engineering 6.0
12512 Society, Sustainability and Digital Transformation 3.0
4.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
7155 Socio-Environmental Analysis and Methods 3.0
12643 Aquatic Ecology 6.0
10362 General Hydraulics 6.0
12642 Aquatic Monitoring and Basics of Environmental Chemistry 3.0
12644 Processes in Industry and Energy 3.0
12645 Creative Project I 3.0
5.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
12649 Sustainable Cities 3.0
12657 Ecotoxicology and Health 3.0
12648 Air Quality and Noise Management 6.0
12647 Integrated Waste Management 3.0
7171 Hydrology 6.0
12646 Modelling Environmental Systems 6.0
12656 Water Pollution 3.0
6.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10369 Environmental Economics 6.0
12653 Sustainable Planning 6.0
12654 Creative Project II 3.0
12650 Urban Water Supply Systems 3.0
12651 Urban Wastewater Systems 3.0
10368 Soil Science and Soil Pollution 6.0
6.º Semester - Opção PIIC/PIPP
Code Name ECTS
10374 Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program 3.0
10373 Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program 3.0
O aluno deverá obter 3.0 créditos nesta opção.