Master in Environmental Engineering

General Objectives of the Course

The general fundamental goal of the study cycle is to graduate skill professionals capable of following or contributing at the level of scientific and technological innovation in the domain of Environmental Engineering, providing the students with a sound education and training in areas related to planning, conception and design, execution and management of technologies and territorial interventions aimed at fulfilling social needs.

The main objective of specialization in territory and sustainable cities is to enable students for the sustainable management of the territory, and urban space in all its aspects. Specialization in technology and sustainable industry is oriented towards an “indoor” environment, namely with aspects related to energy and circular economy.

Admission Requirements

Candidates to a Master’s Degree must:
• Hold a Bachelor’s Degree or legal equivalent in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering or Agriculture Engineering or Forest Engineering or related fields
• Hold a foreign higher education degree granted after successfully completing a 1st cycle of studies in Environmental Engineering or related fields, organised in compliance with the Bologna Process by a State acceding the said Process.
• Hold a foreign higher education degree in Environmental Engineering or related fields, recognised by a statutorily competent scientific body as comprising the objectives of a Bachelor’s Degree.
• Hold an academic curriculum, whether scientific or professional, for which a statutorily competent scientific body attests that the candidate is capable of following this cycle of studies.

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

Professional Goals

After the Environmental Engineering MSc, graduates are able to perform functions in a wide range of employment profiles identified for Environmental Engineering, of which the following stand out: environmental planning and design; consulting; industrial and commercial companies in the environmental sector; municipal environmental departments; general and regional directions of the state in the environment sector; public institutes in the environmental sector; laboratories and research institutions; teaching.

Mode of Study

Daytime / Full-time / Face-to-face

Teaching / Evaluation language(s)

Portuguese language

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

The evaluation rules are defined for each unit of the course in accordance with the Regulation of the University of Coimbra. 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 Skills

The overall objective of the learning process is that the students command the use of engineering concepts and techniques required for the intervention in the domains under the scope of the Environmental Engineering, including some challenges of the actuality.
In order to accomplish this general objective, the study cycle aims at achieving the following specific goals: i) to provide solid training, with deep analysis and insight in the essential formative aspects of the technical and scientific areas of Environmental Engineering; ii) to provide a preliminary specialization in one of these areas.
Additionally, this course aims to develop skills in solving problems, in experimental work, using the theoretical concepts in practical problems, communication capacity with either expert or general publics, work in multidisciplinary teams, develop autonomous learning, criticism and sense of responsibility, as well the development of personal and civic issues.
It is simultaneously intended to encourage the students to valorise 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, for self-demand, cultural ecumenism and the valorising of knowledge.

Course Coordinator(s)

Maria Isabel Mendes Leal Pereira Pedroso de Lima

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

João Pedro Simões Cândido Martins

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

Decree-Law No. 74/2006, of March 24, in the current wording

Graduation Requirements

To obtain the Master’s Degree, the student should obtain approval in all mandatory curricular units of the course (60 ECTS), in optional units (30 ECTS) and in the Dissertation (30 ECTS).

Access to Further Studies

By attributing the Master’s Degree, this course allows access to third cycles studies, limited to the specific requirements established by each of these courses.

Study Programme

Common core
Master in Environmental Engineering
Areas of expertise
Technology and Sustainable Industry
Territory and Sustainable Cities

Academic year

Course Type
2nd Cycle Studies - Continuity Master Programme

DGES Code: 9417

Qualification Awarded: Mestre

Duration: 2 Year(s)

ECTS Credits: 120.0

Category: Continuity second cycle


Call for Applications


1st Semester
Start date: 09-09-2024
End date: 18-12-2024
2nd Semester
Start date: 03-02-2025
End date: 22-05-2025


Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
2020-07-31 a 2026-07-31
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior

Nº Registo: R/A-Cr 44/2021