Master in Bioenergy

Education

Master in Bioenergy

Started in the academic year 2007/2008, under the heading of Energy and Bioenergy.

The minimum number of credits for the degree is 120 (2 years). Course only start with 10 or more confirmed entries as definite by the Executive Council of the FCT NOVA.

Objectives

The technical and scientific skills of a Master in Bioenergy are the following:

Evaluation capacity of potential energy production from biomass and waste in order to contribute to increasing energy production from renewable sources covering the needs of Portugal and other European countries in primary energy;

Increasing energy conversion efficiency and minimizing the environmental impacts arising from it;

Ability to develop projects highlighting forest materials contributing to reduce forest fire risks and improving local, regional and national economic;

Intervention capacity in standardization and certification processes of products and production systems and processing of recyclable materials from the energy point of view;

Contribution to the improvement of biomass recovery energy technologies, including co-generation technologies, co-gasification and of joint pyrolysis of materials whit significant calorific value. 

Curriculum

Career opportunities

  • Forest and agricultural sectors;
  • Waste recovery;
  • Development of new bio-fuels;
  • Improvement of existing production processes.

They can also perform research and development in sectors such as universities, polytechnics and Industry. The Masters will be prepared to consulting in Bioenergy. 

Regulation

Tuition fee

Portuguese students: 1063,47 €/year

Foreign students: 7000 €/year (60% reduction for CPLP students) 

Schedule

Compressed time (three days a week)

Applications

1st phase: 1st may to 14th july

2nd phase: 26th august to 5th september 2019

Acceptance rate in masters

Accepted applicants will have to pay (within a maximum of 7 consecutive days from the date of placement) a non-refundable rate of 100 euros, which will be deducted, after registration, from the total tuition fee. Any payment made after the deadline will not be refunded, leaving the candidate excluded.

Applications

Entrance requirements for the 2019/2020 academic year

Vacancies for 2019/2020:

30

Admission rules:

  1. Holders of a Bachelor's degree (Bologna 1st cycle) in any area, or related fields, of Engineering, Natural Sciences and Exact Sciences with a minimum of 180 ECTS;
  2. Holders of a pre-Bologna Bachelor's degree in any area, or related fields, of Engineering, Natural Sciences and Exact Sciences;
  3. Holders of a foreign academic degree in required areas conferred following the 1st cycle of studies according to the Bologna Process;
  4. Holders of a foreign academic degree in required areas recognized as meeting the objectives of the Bachelor´s degree by the Scientific Council of the Master in Energy and Bioenergy;
  5. 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 Master in Energy and Bioenergy. 

Ranking:

  1. Course classification;
  2. Academic and scientific curriculum;
  3. Professional curriculum;
  4. Possible interview.

Course coordinator:

Professora Maria Margarida Gonçalves

With the collaboration:

Department of Materials Science (http://www.dcm.fct.unl.pt/)

Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (http://www.dcea.fct.unl.pt/)

mebe.coordenador@fct.unl.pt

Registration and Accreditation

DGES

Registration number R/A-Ef 3097/2011 on 18/03/2011

A3ES

Accreditation on 24/04/2015, for 6 years

About the Department of Science and Technology of Biomass

DCTB is the youngest department of FCT that was created in February-2011 by the FCT Direction Decision number 06/2011.

DCTB resulted from the evolution of the former GDEH in the researching and teaching areas of Sciences and Technology of Biomass for two specific aims:

  1. Bioenergy (production of energy from biomass)
  2. Food Technology and Safety
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