Master's degree in Urban Fire Safety

General Objectives of the Course

This master’s degree derives from the reorganization of the Postgraduate Program in Urban Fire Safety that began in October 2005 in FCTUC. This Master’s will be again organized by FCTUC and LNEC, whose scientific expertise and training competences guarantee a high level of education. The course aims to provide advanced training in various fields of fire safety and train specialists capable of self-learning and lifelong learning.
Graduates are to plan and manage project tasks by applying fire safety engineering, thereby becoming agents of innovation and optimizing resource management.
The curriculum of this course reflects not only the key areas of fire safety, but the state-of-the-art knowledge in this field.

Admission Requirements

Holders of a pre-Bologna degree or Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Geological Engineering, Mining Engineering, Planning Engineering, Materials Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Safety and Hygiene at Work, Civil Defense and Geology, with the minimum mark of 14. Applications from candidates with other qualifications and / or less than a mark of 14 may be considered based on the curriculum vitae. The selection of candidates will be carried out by assessing their curriculum conducting interviews.

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

Professional Goals

The course is intended for Local Council technicians, technical assistance offices, insurance companies, the National Civil Protection Authority (ANPC), Health and Safety at Work technicians, safety technicians, higher education teachers, fire safety enterprise technicians.

Mode of Study

Full-time, daytime attendance

Teaching / Evaluation language(s)


Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Given the fact that pedagogical assessment is inseparable from teaching, it is intended to ascertain competences and knowledge that students acquired, their critical thinking, their ability to point out and solve problems, as well as their written and oral expression. Students admitted to examination are those who are registered in the curricular units in the academic year in which the exams are carried out and, simultaneously, registered in those examinations, whenever this registration is necessary, in accordance with number 7, article 5 of the Pedagogical Regulation of the University of Coimbra.
The assessment elements are the following examples: written or oral exam, tests, written or practical assignments, as well as individual or group projects that may have to be orally defended and students’ participation in classes. Assessment of each curricular unit may include one or more of the mentioned assessment elements.
The mark obtained by each student in each curricular unit consists of a whole number between 0 and 20 points and students who obtain the minimum final mark of 10 points are successfully assessed.
Whenever assessment of a curricular unit comprises more than one assessment element, the final mark is calculated on the basis of the marks students obtained in each assessment element by means of a formula that is made public in accordance with number 1, article 8 of the Pedagogical Regulation of the University of Coimbra.

Course Coordinator(s)

Fernando Pedro Simões da Silva Dias Simão

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

José Paulo Pereira de Gouveia Lopes de Almeida

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning is carried out in accordance with the Academic Regulation of the University of Coimbra.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The legal framework for the qualification is established by the decrees: Decree-Law no 74/2006, de 24 th March, amended and republished by the decree: DL no 107/2008, 25th June; ordinance no 782/2009, 23th July

Graduation Requirements

public defense of a dissertation

Access to Further Studies


Study Programme


Academic year

Course Type
2nd Cycle Studies - Lifelong Learning Master Programme

DGES Code: 6641

Qualification Awarded: Mestre

Duration: 4 Semester(s)

ECTS Credits: 120.0

Category: Lifelong training second cycle


Call for Applications


1st Quarterial
Start date: 01-09-2022
End date: 30-11-2022
2nd Quarterial
Start date: 01-12-2022
End date: 28-02-2023
3rd Quarterial
Start date: 01-03-2023
End date: 31-05-2023
4th Quarterial
Start date: 01-06-2023
End date: 31-08-2023
1st Semester
Start date: 12-09-2022
End date: 17-12-2022
2nd Semester
Start date: 06-02-2023
End date: 20-05-2023


Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
2018-07-31 a 2024-07-30
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior