Academic Degree
Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree)
General Objectives
Civil Engineering is one of the most important sectors in the Portuguese economy that continuously absorbs suitably qualified professionals. Against this context, the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro offers a Degree in Civil Engineering with a duration of 3 years (1st cycle) to ensure:
A solid background in basic sciences and engineering sciences as well as a preparatory training in civil engineering sciences that allows students to formalise, analyse and solve, in an integrated way, a wide variety of basic problems in the various fields of Civil Engineering (structures; hydraulics; civil construction, geotechnics, transport links and land use planning);
The application of scientific theories and methods in the realisation and interpretation of the results of automatic calculation programs and laboratory experiments, with a view to the future conduct of research and development work in the various fields of Civil Engineering;
A set of transversal competences in the field of communication, learning, research and teamwork. These competences will enable work to be undertaken in multidisciplinary teams with a high sense of responsibility and respect for the principles of ethics and professional deontology and to communicate the content and importance of their work to a wide variety of audiences and through various means of communication.
CNAEF Classification
Civil Construction and Civil Engineering
(582) Portaria n.º 256/2005 [PT]
Study Programme/Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette
Weekly: Daytime
6 semesters
Requirements and Regulations
Career Opportunities
The Degree in Civil Engineering:
- Has recognised equivalence in similar cycles in the European higher education area;
- Offers access to other educational levels at UTAD and other national and international institutions;
- Achieves professional integration on an equal footing with those from the other Member States of the European Union;
- Provides access to the labour market by performing jobs related to engineering activities in the industrial sector, services sector, public administration, education and research.
- Enables graduates to become young entrepreneurs;
- Enables graduates to enter the areas of marketing and technical assistance for construction products and solutions;
- Enables graduates to deliver vocational training.
Graduate Profile
In general terms, the aim is that, with this training, Graduates in Civil Engineering have the competences to:
- Collect, select and interpret area-specific information;
- Solve problems, substantiate and communicate proposed solutions;
- Develop skills and motivation throughout life.
Entities to Practice
- Companies related to the construction sector;
- Design offices;
- Municipal Authorities;
- Banks
9089 (See more information) [PT]
Admission Requirements
Regional Preference:
not applicable

not required
Admission Tests
07 Physics and Chemistry and 19 Mathematics A
Minimum Classification
Entrance Testing: 95 (scale of 0-200)
Application Note: 95 (scale of 0-200)
Lowest Admission Grade (1st phase)
2022: 123,3
2021: 119,3
2020: 121,7
Calculation of the Grades
Middle of Secondary: 65%
Entrance Examinations: 35%
Resolution Date
A3ES Deliberation
Registry Date
Accreditation Validity