2nd cycle Component of Integrated Master in Environmental Engineering


2nd cycle Component of Integrated Master in Environmental Engineering

Started in the academic year 2006/2007. 


Environmental Engineering studies environmental problems integrating them in its ecological, social, economic and technological dimensions in order to promote sustained and balanced development. The Integrated Master in Environmental Engineering of FCT NOVA aims to train engineers able to design, plan, deploy, manage and implement solutions taking the environment as an object of work. The integrated Master follows the Bologna Process requirements of the Degree in Environmental Engineering established in 1978. This course is one of the oldest and most prestigious in Environmental Engineering at national and international level, accredited by the Ordem dos Engenheiros since 1999.

The MEA of FCT NOVA divides in two areas of expertise:

  • Sanitary Engineering, emphasizing the management and treatment of water, wastewater and waste as well as health hydraulic and water resources management;
  • Environmental Systems Engineering, focused on the management and environmental economics, environmental auditing, information systems and environmental modeling.

Masters’ curricular organization is based on credit units (ECTS) giving students the opportunity to participate in mobility programs within European Union. The Master in Environmental Engineering is organized as an integrated course of five years, corresponding to a global effort of 300 ECTS.

After the 1st cycle, corresponding to 180 ECTS, the degree in Environmental Engineering Sciences is obtained and the Masters’ degreed with the completion of the integrated study cycle.

Career opportunities

  • Administration
  • European Commission
  • European Environment Agency
  • Ministry of Environment Planning of Regional Development Territory
  • Ministry of Economy
  • Ministry of Public Works
  • Town Halls
  • Coordination and Regional Development Committee
  • Consultants, Project and Audit
  • Industry
  • Service companies
  • Teaching and Research


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 degrees, in the areas of Environmental Engineering and Environmental Engineering Sciences;
  2. Holders of a foreign academic degree in required areas 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 Pedro Coelho


About the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering

The Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering has forty teachers with extensive scientific, technical and pedagogical experience, that support the teaching about 600 students in courses with different valences and degrees of higher education. The functioning of teaching laboratories and research is supported by a number of specialized technicians.

In addition to its mission in terms of education and research, teachers and students of the Department have been crucial in creating relevant companies in environmental engineering areas such as YDreams and  E-Value.

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