Specialization Course on Acoustic and Energy Efficiency of Buildings

General Objectives of the Course

The proposed course is devoted to the transmission of advanced topics in the field of acoustical and thermo-energetic behavior of new and existing buildings. Besides presenting an important component in the area of acoustic and thermal / energy performance, this course also seeks to introduce a perspective on the acoustic and thermal rehabilitation of the built environment, as well as an overview of the concerns with the adoption of solutions that contribute to a more sustainable construction. It is intended, with this course, to provide students with fundamental knowledge on the identified topics that are useful from the practical application point of view, and form a significant added value in relation to what is traditionally taught in more general integrated master's programs. Another objective is to transmit advanced knowledge to technicians who work in the area of buildings, that allows them to make decisions in practical problems on an informed basis and having up-to-date knowledge.

Admission Requirements

(i) holders of first cycle (bachelor) courses or equivalent in Civil Engineering or similar, (ii) holders of academic, scientific or professional curriculum whose merit is recognized by the course coordination to attest the capacity to complete the course.

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

Mode of Study

Full-time, face-to-face and daytime

Teaching / Evaluation language(s)


Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

The final grade will be a number between 0 and 20 corresponding to the weighted average of the grades of all the curricular units.

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.

Course Coordinator(s)

Andreia Sofia Carvalho Pereira

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

Paulo Jorge Rodrigues Amado Mendes

Recognition of Prior Learning


Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Regulation n. 339/2012, published in Diário da República n. 152, 2.nd series, of August 7th (“Regulamento de Criação e Funcionamento de Cursos não Conferentes de Grau na Universidade de Coimbra”)

Study Programme

Acoustic and Energy Efficiency of Buildings

Academic year

Course Type
Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded: Diploma/Certificate

Duration: 1 Semester(s)

ECTS Credits: 24.0


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