2nd cycle Component of Integrated Master in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering


2nd cycle Component of Integrated Master in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Started in the academic year 2006/2007. 


Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Master goal is to develop in students a deep understanding of scientific, mathematical and engineering principles representing the foundations of technological processes through which several industry products are manufactured. For this purpose students receive a solid high education in several fields of scientific and technological innovation.

Students are welcomed into a center of excellence in Green Chemistry, a high scientific qualification environment with international recognition. The IBET, the largest Portuguese platform of university/industry collaboration in the field of biotechnology, is also a Masters partner.

The curriculum of the MSc has a broadband spectrum with a modular and flexible structure.

In the last two years, students complement, deepen and integrate the skills previously acquired in the areas of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering.

In the last semester students will trainee in a sector company or will realize a research project in a R&D center, national or European (SOCRATES / ERASMUS), leading to the dissertation.

Career opportunities

The MSc in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering trains engineers with an international profile.

Chemical Industry provides 6% of European employment and her products make part of our everyday life. Biotechnology industry is a rapidly expanding, with a future based on innovation and qualification of human resources.

The main concern of these industries is the expected shortage of highly skilled engineers in a near future. Engineers of Chemical/Biochemical Engineering of FCT NOVA will find a European market very receptive to their qualifications.

2020/21 Fees

Tuition information

Portuguese students: 697 €/year

Foreign students: 7000 €/year




1st phase: 1st may to 14th july

2nd phase: 26th to 31st august 2020


International Applications

Entrance requirements for the 2020/2021 academic year

Vacancies for 2020/2021:


Admission rules:

  1. Holders of a degree, or equivalent, in Chemical Engineering Science, Biological Engineering or related;
  2. Holders of a foreign academic degree in required area conferred following the 1st cycle of studies according to the Bologna Process;
  3. Holders of a foreign academic degree in required areas recognized as meeting the objectives of the Bachelor´s degree, in the same area, by the Scientific Council of the FCT NOVA;
  4. Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as attesting the capacity to accomplish referred cycle of studies by the Scientific Council of the FCT NOVA.


  • Course classification;
  • Academic and scientific curriculum;
  • Professional curriculum;
  • Possible interview.

Course coordinator:

Professor Ascensão Reis


About the Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry is a permanent organic unity of the NOVA School of Science and Technology, devoted to teaching, to scientific research and to provide services in areas of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering. The Chemistry Department (DQ, founded in 1981, has recognized market implementation in education and employment, particularly so because of the novelty and specificity introduced by the course in Applied Chemistry with which teaching at the School of Chemistry began.

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