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Master Course on Acoustic and Energy Efficiency for a Sustainable Construction

Department of the Civil Engineering

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Academic year

2016-2017

DGES Code

M835

Course Type

2nd Cycle Studies - Advanced Specialisation Master Programme

Qualification Awarded

Mestre

Duration

3 Semester(s)

ECTS Credits

90.0

Category

Advanced specialization second cycle

Course Coordinator(s)

Luís Manuel Cortesão Godinho (lgodinho@dec.uc.pt)

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

Paulo Jorge Rodrigues Amado Mendes (pamendes@dec.uc.pt)

General Objectives of the Course
The Advanced Master course proposed here aims to create a training offer in the field of civil engineering, centered on building behaviour, but that is of interest to other branches of engineering. The proposed course is devoted to the transmission of advanced knowledge in the specific fields of acoustics and energy in buildings and their envelope. Besides their individual importance, these two themes also have a strong connection to several others, in particular those related to rehabilitation of buildings and to construction sustainability, issues of great social and environmental importance in the present context. It is intended with this course to provide students with advanced theoretical knowledge in the identified topics, which are useful from the point of view of practical application and constitute a significant added value compared to what is traditionally taught in integrated Masters courses. It also aims to transmit advanced knowledge to the technicians working in topics of building acoustics / vibrations and thermal performance of buildings.
Learning Objectives and Intended Skills
It is intended that, at the end of this course, the students have acquired advanced knowledge in the areas of acoustics and energy in buildings that allow them to:
- Understand the relevant physical phenomena related to buildings;
- Understand the importance of those themes in new buildings and rehabilitation of buildings;
- Understand the relevance of acoustic and energy performance for sustainable construction;
- Analyze and propose solutions to practical problems in the covered areas;
- Model and perform a detailed analysis of acoustic and thermal phenomena;
- Know the laboratory and in-situ experimental procedures regarding acoustic and thermal/energy performance in buildings.
Mode of Study
Daytime, full-time and face-to-face
Access to Further Studies
By attributing the Master degree, this course may allow access to third cycle studies, limited by specific constraints of those courses.
Admission Requirements

Holders of first cycle (bachelor) courses or equivalent in Civil Engineering or similar.

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

Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of prior learning in informal context and professional experience is not recognized. However curricular units previously performed may be credited if requested, after analysis by the course’s coordination. This process will follow the “Regulamento de Creditação de Formação Anterior e de Experiência Profissional da Universidade de Coimbra”.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The Master degree is obtained according to the DL 74/2006, of March 24th March, in its current wording
Professional Goals
Being an Advanced Master Course, it is expected that most students who attend the course are already working, so their perspective is not reaching the labor market, but instead increase their knowledge and potentiate their competitiveness in their specific area of operation. In the remaining cases, it is important to note that after finishing the proposed MSc course successfully, students gain valences that will allow them an easier integration into the labor market in areas related to acoustic assessment and acoustic design of buildings, and thermal design and energy audit in buildings, both from the perspective of the new construction or rehabilitation.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
The evaluation rules are defined individually for each unit. For each of them, the final grade will be between 0 and 20, and approval is obtained by reaching a final grade of at least 10.
Graduation Requirements

To obtain de Master degree, the student should obtain approval in all curricular units of the common part of the course, on all units integrating the chosen branch, and on the dissertation.

Study Programme
Paths
Applications Notice (only in portuguese)
Calendar
1st Semester
Start date: 12-09-2016
Start date (first year): 19-09-2016
End date: 19-12-2016
2nd Semester
Start date: 06-02-2017
End date: 29-05-2017
Accreditations
- A3ES
Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
Período(s)
  • 2015-06-05 a 2021-06-04
R/A-CR 138/2015 - DGES
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior
Período(s)
  • 2015-07-28