Bachelor's Degree in Management of Sustainable and Smart Cities

General Objectives of the Course

The main objective of this course is to provide skills in the area of engineering and management of cities and built environment. It is intended to convey the perception of the multidisciplinarity of many of the problems, encouraging the acquisition of multiple skills in diagnosis, analysis and sectorial management, without forgetting the need for systemic integration of strategies and solutions with a view to guaranteeing competitiveness, sustainability and resilience of the urban environment, with a special concern for its efficient adaptation to the challenges of climate change, and the use of digital technologies as a fundamental tool for modern cities. These objectives are clearly aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), seeking to contribute to the training of a new generation of technicians who can contribute to its pursuit.

Admission Requirements

National Call for Access and Entry to Higher Education (DGES):

One of the following subjects:

02 Biology and Geology
04 Economy
16 Mathematics

Application score: 100 points (0-200 scale)
Entry exams: 95 points (0-200 scale)

Calculation Formula:
Secondary school average: 50%
Entry exams: 50%

Other forms of access (UC-applicants):
- Change of Institution / Course Pair Schemes;
- Special Access Call for over 23-years-olds;
- Special Access Call for Holders of Other Higher Education Courses;
- Special Call for International Students.

This information does not exempt the consultation of the webpage of the Directorate General of Higher Education (DGES) and/or of the Applicants website. Please, visit the DGES and the Applicants websites

Professional Goals

The course on Management of Sustainable and Smart Cities provides the necessary training to respond to the needs of public administration, at central and municipal levels, responsible for multiple aspects of regulation, planning and management of the territory and urban systems, and of companies in different areas, such as Engineering and Urban Consulting, Public Services (Water, Gas, Energy, Waste), Mobility and Transport, Traffic Consulting, Mapping and Geographic Information Services, Environmental Management, Devices and Technologies for Urban Networks and new companies focused on geographic data services and technological services for urban areas.

Mode of Study


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Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

As assessment is a pedagogical activity inseparable from the teaching process, its aim is to establish the students' competencies and knowledge, their critical sense, ability to recognize and resolve problems, as well as their written and oral presentation skills. Students may only register for exams for classes they are currently enrolled. The following are examples of assessment items: Oral or written exams, written or practical work, individual and group projects that may require an oral defense, as well as class participation. Assessment for each class may include one or more of the above mentioned items. Grading is based on a scale of 0 to 20 and a grade of 10 is required to pass. Whenever the grade comprises more than one item, the final grade is calculated by taking into account the relative weight of each item according a formula published in the course outline.

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

It is intended that students acquire fundamental knowledge at the level of general training (calculus, statistics, technical design), environmental management, architecture, urbanism and transport and engineering sciences, complemented with knowledge of digital technologies, to promote the understanding and analysis of problems of different nature, also stimulating the subsequent continuity of studies in a 2nd cycle. It is also intended that future graduates have the skills to integrate or coordinate teams in order to identify sustainable, resilient and intelligent solutions, acting in the management, operation, maintenance and optimization of urban mobility,p water, waste, urban space, built environment or management. of energy. Finally, it is intended that they can acquire the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams and develop team spirit and self-confidence in order to promote the ability to approach new themes.

Course Coordinator(s)

Anabela Salgueiro Narciso Ribeiro

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning will be assessed in accordance with the provisions of the Academic Regulation of the University of Coimbra.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The legal framework for the qualification is established by the Decree-Law nº 74/2006, 24th March, in its current wording.

Graduation Requirements

The qualification is obtained after the successful completion of all curricular units of the course, making up the expected number of ECTS in each scientific area (total of 180 ECTS)

Access to Further Studies

By attributing the bachelor degree, this course allows access to second cycles studies, limited to the specific requirements established by each of these courses.

Study Programme

Gestão de Cidades Sustentáveis e Inteligentes

Academic year

Course Type
1st Cycle Studies

DGES Code: L285

Qualification Awarded: Bachelor's Degree

Duration: 3 Year(s)

ECTS Credits: 180.0


Call for Applications


Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
2022-07-31 a 2028-07-30
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior

Nº Registo: R/A-Cr 146/2022