Academic Degree
Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree)
General Objectives
The 1st cycle in Environmental Sciences provides a multidisciplinary training, giving graduates the skills to interpret the physical, chemical, biological and socio-economic processes related to the operation of environmental systems. Students will perform environmental characterisation analyses (soil, air, water), data treatment and predictive models, interpret results in terms of impact on ecosystems and legislation, know how to integrate information and define environmental land use and management processes, upgrading/restoration processes. The course aims to train professionals in different fields in the area ofthe environment, with applications in several contexts:
- business - consultancy and environmental services, in the fields of nature tourism, monitoring studies and environmental impact assessment;
- research - postgraduate training and research in the areas of environmental sciences and engineering;
- State bodies, municipal and multi-municipal enterprises. Graduates should acquire the following competencies: Understand the physical, chemical, biological and socio-economic processes related to the operation of environmental systems; develop skills that allow them to analyse and evaluate environmental problems, based on the knowledge acquired in the different areas, from an integrated perspective; develop capacities in the research of specialist literature, in the design and development of experiences, in the interpretation and discussion of results; develop a set of transverse skills applied to Environmental Sciences. In short, the Degree in Environmental Sciences aims to train professionals with skills in the field of waste management, environmental upgrading, environmental impact studies, planning of natural spaces, environmental monitoring, information systems, education and information in the environmental area, and other matters in the field of the Environment.
CNAEF Classification
Environmental Sciences
(422) Portaria n.º 256/2005 [PT]
Study Programme/Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette
Schedule
Weekly: Daytime
Duration
6 semesters
ECTS
180
Requirements and Regulations
Graduate Profile
Environmental Science graduates should have an integrated view of environmental problems in order to encompass the inherent technological, ecological and socio-economic aspects. For the exercise of their profession, therefore, they must possess the following competences:
- Understanding of the physical, chemical, biological and economic processes inherent to the functioning of environmental systems;
- Knowledge of how to apply the acquired know-how, in order to show a professional approach in the area of the Environment;
- Development of skills that allow the analysis and evaluation of issues of an environmental nature, based on the knowledge acquired in several areas, in an integrated perspective;
- Resolve problems of an environmental nature in their multiple dimensions;
- Implementation of strategies aimed at protecting the environment and promoting sustainable development;
- Development of capacities, in terms of the evolution of knowledge, ranging from the research of literature on the speciality, the design and development of experiences, the interpretation and discussion of results, and the use of models and simulation;
- Development of a set of cross-cutting, generic and applied skills in Environmental Sciences, namely communication, management and the ability to carry out work in a team.
Entities to Practice
Graduates in Environmental Science can conduct their professional activity in different entities:
- Higher Education Institutions;
- Scientific research and technological
development institutions;
- Design offices;
- Local, regional and national public bodies;
- Business sector in the various fields of
environment, energy, quality, hygiene and safety;
- Consultancy, design, implementation and monitoring
companies in the Environment area;
- Chemical, agro-food, agrochemical, biotechnology
and pharmaceutical industries.
DGES Code
9379 (See more information) [PT]
Vacancies
20
Admission Requirements
Regional Preference:
not applicable

Prerequisites:
not required
Admission Tests
One of the following sets:
02 Biology and Geology or 07 Physics and Chemistry or 16 Mathematics
Minimum Classification
Entrance Testing: 95 (scale of 0-200)
Application Note: 95 (scale of 0-200)
Lowest Admission Grade (1st phase)
2018: 95,0
2017: 98,5
Calculation of the Grades
Middle of Secondary: 65%
Entrance Examinations: 35%
Resolution Date
18-05-2015
A3ES Deliberation
Registry Date
18-05-2015
Accreditation Validity
18-05-2021