Academic Degree
Master's Degree
General Objectives
The Master in Environmental Engineering is a 2nd cycle course awarding a total of 120 ECTS, distributed over 2 academic years (4 semesters).
This educational provision is aimed at training professionals capable of conceiving, planning, designing, managing and executing solutions whose purpose is to do with the Environment. It also seeks to convey an integrated view of environmental problems in order to encompass the inherent technological, ecological and socio-economic aspects. In addition, the skills and the way in which they are taught enable students to respond to the demands of the business world, both in the industrial and the consulting fields, and in central and local government, and can also be directed to research and technological development activities. In this context, the main objectives of this masters course are:

- To consolidate the knowledge acquired in order to show a professional approach in the area of​the Environment;
- To encourage an understanding of the physical, chemical, biological and economic processes inherent in the functioning of environmental systems;
- To implement the development of skills that allow the analysis and evaluation of environmental problems, based on the knowledge acquired in the different areas, from an integrated perspective;
- To consolidate the capacity to solve environmental problems in their multiple dimensions;
- To implement strategies of a technological nature that translate into the promotion of sustainable development;
- To develop capacities in terms of the evolution of knowledge, ranging from the research of specialist literature, the design and development of experiences, the interpretation and discussion of results, and the use of models and simulations;
- To develop a set of cross-cutting, generic, and applied skills in Engineering Sciences and Biological Sciences, namely communication, management and the ability to work in a team.
CNAEF Classification
Tecnologia de Protecção do Ambiente
(851) Portaria n.º 256/2005 [PT]
Study Programme/Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette
2 years
Useful Links
Vídeo promocional ano letivo 2017/18:
Opção: UTAD | Izaura Sarmento - Engª do Ambiente

Opção: UTAD | José Pedro David - Engª do Ambiente

Opção: UTAD | Júlia Vigo - Engª do Ambiente
Career Opportunities
Graduates of the Masters in Environmental Engineering should be able to join the staff of companies or organisations in the Environment sector, such as central (e.g. the Water Institute and the Institute for the Conservation of Nature), regional (Regional Departments for Environment and Planning, Regional Committees for Agriculture, Regional Health Associations, etc.) and local (City Councils and Local Technical Support Offices) government agencies. Likewise, opportunities can be extended into the business field in the various areas of the environment, from consultancy to the definition of monitoring, treatment and audit projects. Graduates might also join multidisciplinary research teams in the Environmental field.
Admission Requirements
– Bachelor's degree, or legal equivalent, in the areas of science or technology or engineering or related areas.
– Holders of a foreign bachelor's degree, or legal equivalent, resulting from the 1st cycle of studies organized in accordance with the principles of the Bologna Process in the areas of science or technology or engineering, or related areas.
– Holders of a curriculum vitae or professional curriculum that could be recognized as attesting to the capacity to carry out the cycle of studies.
Selection And Ranking Criteria
– Classification in the foreign university access system;
– Curriculum vitae;
– Professional curriculum;
– Detailed complementary training information.
– Candidates may be subjected to interview in Portuguese for selection and ranking.
Resolution Date
A3ES Deliberation
Registry Date
Accreditation Validity