Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Engineering
General Objectives of the CourseThe general fundamental goal of the study cycle is to provide basic, but strong knowledge in the various domains of environmental Engineering, providing the students with a sound education and training in structuring areas such as mathematics, physics and computation, besides basic formation in specific areas of environmental engineering related to various technologies and types of territorial interventions aimed at fulfilling social needs.
Additionally, it is simultaneously intended to encourage the students to valorize the skills and personal attitudes required for the professional activity, namely scientific thinking and creativeness, criticism and sense of responsibility, the capacity for autonomous learning, for interacting and working in group and with multidisciplinary teams for self-adaptation, communication, ethics, leadership, for self-demand, cultural ecumenism, the valorizing of knowledge and to promote the entrepreneurship and the creation of innovative companies supported by research.
Specific National Exams
19 Mathematics (A)
19 Mathematics (A)
Candidature classification : 100 points
Specific National Exams: 95 points
Average of Secondary School: 50%
Specific National Exams: 50%
Candidates may also enter the COURSE and under the terms of the legal regulations: candidates over 23 y.; for holders of other higher education courses; international students; change of institution / course.
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Professional GoalsIn this 1st cycle course with 3 years of duration, it is expected that the students obtain basic knowledge in environmental engineering which allow the integration in a master course (2sd cycle), which will complement the knowledge, having after finishing the two cycles the required valences to an easier integration into the labour market, national and international, in areas related to environmental engineering
The skills acquired in this Degree may allow integration into the job market as a superior technician. Since engineering is a regulated activity, the exercise of functions of a graduated in environmental engineering will be those permitted by Professional Regulators.
Mode of StudyDaytime / Full-time / Face-to-face
Teaching / Evaluation language(s)Portuguese language
Examination Regulations, Assessment and GradingThe evaluation rules are defined for each unit of the course in accordance with the University regulations. The final mark in every unit will be defined in the range 0 to 20; the lower mark to obtain the approval in each unit is 10.
Learning Objectives and Intended SkillsAt the end of the cycle of studies, students are expected to have obtained key theoretical knowledge in the fundamental sciences subjects (mathematics, physics, chemistry and computing) and in different environmental engineering areas of work, that will enable them to increase their understanding and analysis of different-type issues, as well as pursuing a Master’s (2nd cycle) in environmental engineering, or similar field. At the same time, students will be developing skills that will enable them to:
- Recognise, identify and understand the main issues in the diverse environmental engineering fields,
- Define strategies and intervention techniques for simple problems, that will also enable them to solve various other technological and territorial issues related to environment;
- Design, scale and build different types of environmental engineering projects with a low level of complexity;
- Take their first steps in investigation and research in the environmental engineering field;
- Work in multidisciplinary teams;
- Develop team spirit, self-responsibility, self-discipline, self-learning and self-confidence to increase their capacity to deal with new subjects.
Nuno Eduardo da Cruz Simões
ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)
José Paulo Pereira de Gouveia Lopes de Almeida
Recognition of Prior LearningRecognition of prior learning is carried out in accordance with the Academic Regulation of the University of Coimbra.
Qualification Requirements and RegulationsDecree-Law No. 74/2006, of March 24, in the current wording
To obtain the Bachelor degree, the student should obtain approval in all mandatory curricular units of the course (180 ECTS).
Access to Further StudiesBy attributing the Bachelor Degree, this course allows access to second cycles studies, limited to the specific requirements established by each of these courses.
1st Cycle Studies
DGES Code: 9099
Qualification Awarded: Licenciado
Duration: 3 Year(s)
ECTS Credits: 180.0
Call for Applications
- Course/institution transfer
- Holders of Other Higher Education Degrees
- Over 23-year-olds
- Special Contest for International Students (Bachelor's Degree and Integrated Master's Degree Courses)
- 1st Semester
Start date: 20-09-2021
Start date (first year): 06-10-2021
End date: 18-12-2021
- 2nd Semester
Start date: 07-02-2022
End date: 21-05-2022
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