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

Tuition Fees 

Portuguese students: 697 €/year

Foreign students: 7000 €/year

Without applications after 2021/22

Course coordinator:

Professora Leonor Amaral

Registration and Accreditation


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


Publication date of the accreditation decision: 23/12/2014

for 6 years

About the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering

The Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (DCEA) at NOVA FCT started in 1976, with the launching of the Environmental Engineering course, a first of its kind worldwide. Over the past 40 years, DCEA has been able to adapt to the extraordinary evolution in this area, expanding the scope and expertise to tackle new environmental and sustainability challenges of the 21st Century. DCEA provides several courses (bachelor, master and doctoral courses) in the broad area of environment and sustainability, guided by scientific and technical quality, preparing the students for the national and international markets. DCEA also promotes R&D, assumed as a key pillar of teaching, by supporting national and international projects and an extensive network of collaboration with industry and public administration. DCEA coordinates several education programmes under the EIT Climate-KIC, namely the Journey, the Climate Innovation Leadership program and Pioneers in Practice.  

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