2nd cycle Component of Integrated Master in Civil Engineering

Education

Master in Civil Engineering

Objectives

The Master in Civil Engineering (MEC) of FCT NOVA provides the necessary training for a career in Civil Engineering. Our graduates will be able to plan, design, build, rehabilitate, manage or audit public and private constructions, such as buildings, bridges, tunnels, foundations, roads, railways, ports, airports, dams and other hydraulic works, or even intervene in areas such as land use planning, civil protection and the development of construction products. 
 
This course provides the graduates with the technical knowledge and skills to respond to the current challenges of a built environment that is intended to be safe, comfortable, durable and sustainable, in line with the United Nations' sustainable development goals.
 
FCT NOVA's MEC has a flexible curricular structure. The student can opt for a personalized course structure or a specialization in construction, structures, or geotechnics. The speciality contents have a rigorous and up-to-date approach, so that the students can acquire the necessary skills that will allow them to successfully pursue a career in civil engineering. In addition to the strong training in Civil Engineering topics, the MEC of FCT NOVA includes complementary cross-training (entrepreneurship and soft-skills). The completion of the dissertation allows the expansion of skills in the area of speciality but also in terms of personal skills such as autonomy, ethics and communication.
 
Recent graduates by FCT NOVA are highly valued by recruiters from design and consultancy offices (buildings, hydraulic works, transport infrastructures, heritage rehabilitation); construction and material production companies; project management and inspection offices; and government organisations.

Tuition Fees 

Portuguese students: 1500 €/year

Foreign students: 7000 €/year

 

Curriculum

Schedule

Day time

Applications

PhaseDate Comunicação de resultados
1st Phase17th to 28th february 2021

Not applicable

2nd Phase18th june to 22nd july 2021

Until 27th july

3rd Phase

30th august to 15th september

Until 20th september

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 2021/2022 academic year

Vacancies for 2021/2022:

10

Admission rules:

  1. Holders of a degree or equivalent in the same scientific area;
  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 Civil Engineering Board.

Ranking:

  • Course classification;
  • Academic and scientific curriculum;
  • Professional curriculum;
  • Possible interview or admission tests.

Course coordinator:

Professor Carlos Chastre

mec.coordenador@fct.unl.pt

Registration and Accreditation

DGES

Registration number R/A-Cr187/2020 on 28/12/2020

A3ES

Publication date of the accreditation decision: 11/12/2020

Period of validity of the accreditation:
6 years from 31/07/2020

About the Department of Civil Engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering (DEC) was established in 1996. Today it offers a bachelor’s in civil engineering (3 years), three 2nd cycle Masters (2 years) in Structures and GeotechnicsFacade Technology and Civil Engineering and a PhD program in Civil Engineering (3 years). In parallel DEC has developed specific “lifelong learning” and graduate courses in the field of Sustainable Construction and Rehabilitation of Railway Infrastructures

DEC develops scientific and technological research activities with national and international partnerships, participating in R&D projects in several areas, such as Structural Concrete and Masonry; Structures Retrofitting; Structures Under Extreme Events; Numerical Simulation of Structures; Ecoefficiency of Construction Materials; Energy, Comfort and IAQ Performance of Buildings; Building Pathology and Rehabilitation; Geotechnics; Road Pavements; Spatial and Urban Planning.

There are currently more than 300 students enrolled in Civil Engineering at NOVA and the DEC’s faculty totals 35 teachers, 32 of whom with PhDs.

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