Academic Degree
Master's Degree
General Objectives
The aim of the Master's Degree in Zootechnical Engineering is to enable students, supported by a solid background in mathematics, chemistry, physics and animal biological systems, to develop advanced skills in conception, design, technical direction, management, assessment, professional training, consulting, teaching and scientific research in various strands/disciplines of intensive and non-intensive animal production and their integrated approach, in basic processing and quality control processes of animal products and in breeding animals for leisure and companionship purposes. We aim to achieve these objectives in a demanding framework of ethical standards and up-to-date scientific knowledge and in line with the quality required for a second cycle of university studies, giving support and importance to the professional performance of future Masters from a business perspective that both generates wealth through scientific knowledge and is rational in the management of natural resources.
CNAEF Classification
Agricultural and Animal Production
(621) Portaria n.º 256/2005 [PT]
Study Programme/Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette
2 years
Career Opportunities
Exercise of the activity with high standard of competences, in the private or public sector, in Production Engineering, Transformation and Quality Control of products of animal origin.
Admission Requirements
- Holders of a foreign higher academic degree, resulting from a 1st cycle of studies organised according to the principles of the Bologna Process, in the area of Animal Science or related;
- Holders of a foreign higher academic degree recognised as meeting the objectives of the bachelors degree;
- Holders of a bachelors degree or legal equivalent in the area of Animal Science or related;
- Holders of academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognised as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle.
Selection And Ranking Criteria
- Adequacy and classification of access qualification;
- Scientific curriculum;
- Professional curriculum;
- Candidates may be subjected to interview for selection and ranking.
Resolution Date
A3ES Deliberation
Registry Date
Accreditation Validity