Bachelor in Civil Engineering

Education objectives

The Civil Engineering degree (LEC) from FCT NOVA provides basic skills in the field of Civil Engineering and a solid background in Basic Sciences and Engineering Sciences; enhances the students'''' ability to understand the economic, industrial, commercial, social and professional environment in which engineering acts are performed; develops oral and written communication skills, in different contexts and in front of different interlocutors; trains and promotes teamwork and enhances constructive critical thinking and decision-making in current contexts.

FCT NOVA''''s LEC provides the bases of scientific and technical knowledge that will allow the graduate to pursue the 2nd cycle studies (MSc). It also stimulates the individual skills of professional interaction, facilitating the integration of the graduate into the job market within the scope of activities related to the area of Civil Engineering Sciences.

In addition, FCT NOVA''''s LEC includes complementary transversal training in soft skills (transversal competences for science and technology, society, sustainability and digital transformation and an introduction program to professional practice / scientific research).

The Civil Engineering graduate of FCT NOVA will thus be able to respond to the current challenges of a built environment that is intended to be safe, comfortable, durable and sustainable, in line with the United Nations'''' sustainable development objectives.

General characterization

DGES code



Bachelor (1st Cycle)



Access to other programs

Access to 2nd cycle.


Carla Alexandra da Cruz Marchão

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
Civil Engineering EC 87 3
Engineering Sciences CE 15 0
Mathematics M 36 0
Architecture Arq 6 0
Informatics I 6 0
Physics F 6 0
Chemistry Q 6 0
Industrial Engineering EI 3 0
Social Sciences and Humanities CHS 3 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
10426 Technical Design 3.0
10427 Geology for Civil Engeneering 3.0
10428 Introduction to Civil Engineering 3.0
10429 Chemistry C 6.0
2.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10347 Mathematical Analysis II C 6.0
10430 Computer Aided Drawing 3.0
9369 Statics 6.0
11147 Informatics for Science and Engineering C 6.0
10431 Topography and Geographic Information Systems 3.0
2.º Semester - Unidade Curricular do Bloco Livre
Code Name ECTS
11066 Unrestricted Electives 6.0
O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.
3.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
5004 Mathematical Analysis III C 6.0
12162 Architecture and Urbanism 6.0
10432 Dynamics of Rigid Bodies 6.0
10353 Physics II 6.0
12161 Hydraulics I 6.0
4.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
12662 Hydraulics II 3.0
10361 Operational Research (Engineering Courses) 6.0
12164 Continuum Mechanics 3.0
10437 Computational Methods in Engineering 3.0
12163 Planning and Transports 6.0
10410 Probability and Statistics C 6.0
12512 Society, Sustainability and Digital Transformation 3.0
5.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10435 Hydrology and Drainage Works 6.0
1837 Building Materials I 6.0
5474 Soil Mechanics 6.0
10439 Strength of Materials I 6.0
7792 Transport Infrastructures 6.0
6.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
9377 Analysis of Geotechnical Structures 6.0
12699 Urban Hydraulics 3.0
1839 Building Materials II 6.0
10440 Strength of Materials II 6.0
12661 Structural Safety and Design 6.0
6.º Semester - Opção PIIC/PIPP
Code Name ECTS
10597 Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program 3.0
10596 Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program 3.0
O aluno deverá obter 3.0 créditos nesta opção.