Specialization Course in Water Economics and Management

General Objectives of the Course

The Water Economics and Management Course is structured into 5 optional curricular units that should provide an integrated view of the multiple dimensions that characterize the water as a fundamental resource for the existence of economic activities and of life itself. This Study Cycle ponders the importance of environment, ecological and human processes that involves water, estimates the multiple values of water, and studies the systemic impacts of the strategies followed (or to be implemented), in the context of their environmental, economic, law, health, culture, engineering and social dimensions. Finally, the Water Economics and Management Course aspires to explore actively the strategic importance of collaborations between the University and the surrounding environment, namely as the origin of their trainees and a repository of experiences and knowledge that should contribute to enhancing and disseminating the training pathways addressed.

Admission Requirements

Not applicable.

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

Professional Goals

Not applicable.

Mode of Study

Full-time / Face-to-face / Daytime. Courses will be lectured on Fridays and Saturdays.

Teaching / Evaluation language(s)

Portuguese and English

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

The provisions of the Coimbra University Academic Regulations are applied. Where appropriate, and with the necessary adaptations, the Teaching Activities Regulations and the General Rules for Assessments at Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra, are considered.

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

The trainees should acquire and consolidate expertise in the areas of economic science, management and other social sciences as the Law. In particular, it is intended that graduates are able to acquire and consolidate skills in areas specifically relevant to the activities developed by the water utilities.

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

Lina Paula David Coelho

Recognition of Prior Learning

The recognition of training obtained in higher education institutions, domestic or foreign, is possible, under the condition of being considered appropriate and consistent with the scientific content of WEMC. The training previously obtained must be properly proven and can be reflected in the allocation equivalencies to curricular units of the Study cycle.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The qualification is framed by the regulation n.º 339/2012, of 7 August (Official Gazette, 2nd series)

Graduation Requirements

The Water Economics and Management Course (WEMC) of the Faculty of Economics from University of Coimbra is attributed to those accumulating 30 credit units, in accordance with the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System ECTS.

Access to Further Studies

Not applicable.

Study Programme

Water Economics and Management

Academic year

Course Type
Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded: Diploma/Certificate

Duration: 1 Semester(s)

ECTS Credits: 30.0

Price : 1250.0


Call for Applications (only in portuguese)


1st Semester
Start date: 16-09-2013
End date: 21-12-2013
2nd Semester
Start date: 10-02-2014
End date: 31-05-2014