Master in Bioenergy


Master in Bioenergy

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



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. 


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. 


2020/21 Fees

Tuition information

Portuguese students (already enrolled in 2019/20): 1063,47 €/year

Portuguese students (for those entering 2020/21): 1500 €/year
Foreign students: 7000 €/year


Compressed time (three days a week)


1st phase: 1st may to 24th july
2nd phase: 26th august to 25th september 2020
3rd phase: 4th january to 22nd february 2021

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.


Entrance requirements for the 2020/2021 academic year

Vacancies for 2020/2021:


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. 


  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 (

Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (

Registration and Accreditation


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


Accreditation on 24/04/2015, for 6 years

About the Department of Science and Technology of Biomass

The Department of Science and Technology of Biomass (DCTB) is the youngest department of NOVA School of Science and Technology,  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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