Master in Civil Engineering - Building Rehabilitation


Master in Civil Engineering - Building Rehabilitation

Started in the academic year 2014/2015. 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. 


  • The Civil Engineering Building Rehabilitation must be able to: 
  • Understand the necessary materials to professional and research activities in the field of Civil Engineering;
  • Analyze and solve multidisciplinary problems in rehabilitation of buildings;
  • Conceive economic and sustainable solutions reflecting proper ethical and social conditions; 
  • To promote the analysis, the synthesis and the design of civil engineering projects associated with maintenance and buildings rehabilitation;
  • Fostering critical, scientific and innovative spirit.


Career opportunities

  • The Master of Civil Engineering to: investigate, diagnose, design, design, manage, plan, rehabilitate and conserve works of civil engineering.
  • In most European countries the construction sector as slowdown in a dramatic way and is the rehabilitation sector which remains in increased activity.
  • The course combines a solid background as a basis for accurate and updated approach of specialty materials, as well as additional training in several other fields, providing necessary tools for successful integration into the labor market.

Tuition fee 

Portuguese students: 1063,47 €/year

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




1st phase: 1st may to 31st may

2nd phase: 15th june to 23rd july 

3rd phase: 26th to 31st august


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 2019/2020 academic year

Vacancies for 2019/2020:


Admission rules:

  1. Pre-Bologna Bachelors and graduates in Civil Engineering;
  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 in the Civil Engineering area;
  4. Holders of a curriculum that is recognized as attesting the capacity to accomplish referred cycle of studies by the Scientific Council of the FCT NOVA under a DEC proposal.


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

Course coordinator:

Professor Paulina Faria

Registration and Accreditation


Registration number R/A-Cr 49/2014 on 23/04/2014


Prior accreditation on 24/02/2014, for 6 years

About the Department of Civil Engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering (DEC) was established in 1996. Today it offers a Master in Civil Engineering (5 years), two 2nd cycle Masters (2 years), in Structures and Geotechnics and in Building Rehabilitation, a PhD program in Civil Engineering (4 years) and training and graduate courses in the field of Sustainable Construction and Buildings' Thermal Performance.

There are currently more than 600 students enrolled in Civil Engineering at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and the DEC’s faculty totals 35 teachers, 32 of whom with PhDs.

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