Training Course in Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics

General Objectives of the Course

To teach the astronomical theoretical and observational concepts, according to the topics covered in the official programs. Introduction to the computational technologies in the teaching of science and astronomy in the classroom.

Admission Requirements

Eligible applicants are teachers of Basic (3rd cycle) and Secondary Education.
Applicant selection will be based upon both CV analysis and personal motivations.
The admission of other applicants will be based upon both CV analysis and personal motivations.

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

Professional Goals


Mode of Study


Teaching / Evaluation language(s)


Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

The final score of each student will be expressed quantitatively and qualitatively, on a numerical integer scale ranging from 1 to 10 (according to the documents number 3/2007 of September/2007 and number 1 of January/2008, published by the CCPFC) as follows:
Excellent – from 9 to 10 points;
Very Good – from 8 to 8,9 points;
Good – from 6,5 to 7,9 points;
Satisfactory – from 5 to 6,4 points;
Insufficient – from 1 to 4,9 points.

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

To update and to deepen theoretical and observational knowledge on Astronomy topics introduced on the programs of basic and secondary education. To develop the ability of using new computactional tools in that context.

Recognition of Prior Learning


Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Regulation n.º 339/2012, published in Official Gazette no. 152, 2. Grade, August 7th (Regulation of Creation and Operation of non-degree courses at the UC).

Graduation Requirements


Access to Further Studies


Study Programme

Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics

Academic year

Course Type
Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded: Diploma/Certificate

Duration: 54 HORAS

ECTS Credits: 2.0


Call for Applications


Conselho Científico-Pedagógico de Formação Contínua
2013-01-08 a 2016-01-08