Master of Civil 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 Civil Engineering, providing the students with a sound education and training in areas related to planning, conception and design, execution and management of all types of territorial interventions aimed at fulfilling social needs. 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.

Admission Requirements

Candidates to a Master’s Degree must:
• Hold a Bachelor’s Degree or legal equivalent in Civil Engineering or related fields
• Hold a foreign higher education degree granted after successfully completing a 1st cycle of studies in Civil 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 Civil 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

In this Master Course it is expected that students can complement the knowledge obtained in the 1st cycle course (Bachelor in Civil Engineering) with new competences/skills which can be applied in solving engineering problems in complex contexts. The new competences and knowledge will allow an easier integration into the labour market, at national and international level, in areas related to planning, design, execution and management of all actions in the territory, in all fields of Civil Engineering.

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 Pedagogical 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 Civil 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 wide range training, with deep analysis and insight in the essential formative aspects of the technical and scientific areas of Civil 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.

Course Coordinator(s)

Anísio Alberto Martinho de Andrade

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 (42 ECTS), in the eight of optional units (48 ECTS) and in the Dissertation/Internship (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

Adaptação às Alterações Climáticas
Hydraulics, Water Resources and Environment
Maintenance and Rehabilitation
Structural Mechanics
Urbanism, Transports and Transportation Infrastructures

Academic year

Course Type
2nd Cycle Studies - Continuity Master Programme

DGES Code: 9569

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 8/2021