Integrated Master in Environmental Engineering


Integrated Master in Environmental Engineering

Started in the academic year 2006/2007. The minimum number of credits for the degree is 300 (5 years). Integrated Master MEIA is accredited by the Ordem dos Engenheiros and the FEANI (European Federation of National Engineering Associations) in order to assign the EUR ING title (European Engineer). 


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 MEIA 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

Admission requirements for the 2020/2021 academic year

Vacancies for 2020/2021:


Specific exams:

One of following groups:

02 Biology and Geology +  19 Mathematics A

07 Physics and Chemistry + 19 Mathematics A

Minimum grade of the specific(s) exam(s): 95

Minimum grade of the application: 95

Admission formula:

60% of the final grade obtained in  secondary school
40% of the final grade of the specific(s) exam(s)

Course coordinator:

Professor Graça Martinho

Registration and Accreditation


Registration number R/A-Ef 3118/2011 on 18/03/2011


Accreditation on 23/12/2014, for 6 years

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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