Training Course in Ecological Restoration: Rivers and Coastal Systems

General Objectives of the Course

The course has as its main objectives the acquisition of basic concepts for the ecological restoration of aquatic ecosystems and the identification of the key components for the elaboration of ecological restoration plans.

Admission Requirements

Higher education students, owners of a title from the 1rst cycle of studies. Preference: Ecology/Environmental Engineering.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Mode of Study


Teaching / Evaluation language(s)

Portuguese/ English

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Quantitative evaluation in a scale from 0 to 20.

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

At the end of the course, trainees should be able to:
a) know the main concepts of ecological restoration of aquatic ecosystems;
b) identify ecological restoration components for rivers, estuaries and coastal systems;
c) understand the existing legislation necessary for the implementation of ecological restoration.It is intended that students acquire:
(i) Instrumental skills, eg. skills in analysis and synthesis, organization and planning, oral and written communication, use of computer tools in the context of bibliographic research and meta-analysis, management of information, decision making, problem-solving.
(ii) Personal and interpersonal skills, eg. skills in group work and in interdisciplinary teams, critical thinking and understanding of expert language.
(iii) Systemic skills, eg skills in autonomous learning, research, practical application of theoretical knowledge, planning, self-criticism and self-assessment.
It is also intended to stimulate creativity and concern with rigour and quality.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Rules of creation and operation of non-degree courses at the University of Coimbra.

Study Programme

Restauro Ecológico de Rios e Sistemas Costeiros

Academic year

Course Type
Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded: Diploma/Certificate

Duration: 81 HORAS

ECTS Credits: 3.0


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