Precision Agriculture Technologies

Education objectives

1) Fill the postgraduate training gap in this area of knowledge at national level;

2) Provide students with skills and competences in a globally expanding economic and knowledge, as it is usually associated with efficient and environmentally sustainable processes, usually providing high rates of agricultural profitability; and

3) To facilitate the incorporation of new technologies in national productive processes associated to agriculture.

Career opportunities

Masters in Precision Agriculture Technologies will be able to Consultancy in Precision Agriculture in a broader scope; within a narrower scope, may, from the professional point of view: i) develop geoelectric surveys in companies that study the spatial variability of the soil, as well as the intelligent study of the spatial variability of its nutrients; ii) to develop variable-use maps (VRT) of nutrients and other inputs, in particular fertilizers and seeds; iii) operate different types of GNSS, be it for georeferencing of plots, or for soil sampling, plants and others; iv) operate different agricultural machinery and equipment, namely in the differentiated management of factors of production; v) to develop works at the level of the remote sensors namely in the processing of satellite images with agronomic applications;  vi) to develop work at the level of nearby sensors, namely in monitoring the management parameters (quantity and quality) of the crops; vii) developing work on the processing of large volumes of data, using appropriate programming languages; viii) install, IoT sensors, as well as manage the acquisition of large volumes of information; ix) to work with techniques of artificial intelligence and handling of large volumes of data; x) to develop economic studies in the implementation of new technologies; xi) to develop applied research in the field of Precision Agriculture.

General characterization

DGES code



Master (2nd Cycle)



Access to other programs

Access to a 3rd cycle


Maria Manuela Malhado Simões Ribeiro

Opening date





Portuguese students: 2000 €/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
Agro-Food Technology TA 12 -
Earth Science CT 3 -

Rural Engineering

ER 30 -
Engineering Sciences CE 15 -
Agro-Food Technology or Rural Engineering TA / ER 60 -
TOTAL 120 0

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.