Master in Civil Engineering - Structures and Geotechnics

Education

Master in Civil Engineering - Structures and Geotechnics

Started in the academic year 2008/2009. 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

Master in Civil Engineering - Structures and Geotechnics focus on the professional aspects covered by the new European regulations, on the ability to team work and in the encouragement for continuing education and respect for ethical and professional standards.

It is also expected a dynamic management of the Course setting up in the market flow justifying a new expansion and/or curricular structure changing.

Students benefit from interaction with research projects providing the introduction of new structural and geotechnical materials, solutions for ‘’smart structures’’, studies for TGV infrastructure and applications in seismic areas, dynamics and structures repair.

Curriculum

Career opportunities

In construction companies, in civil engineering projects companies, intake structures and geotechnical laboratories, participation in planning studies and environmental impact of major engineering works depend on the type of training given to students who complete this Master.

Seismic risk studies, design of bridges and dams, soil containment structures, tunnels, embankments and port infrastructures.

Schedule:

Daytime

Tuition fee:

Portuguese students: 1063,47 €/year

Foreign students: 7000 €/year 60% reduction for CPLP (Community of Portuese Language Countries) students

Applications:

1st phase: 23rd April to 16th July 2018

2nd phase: 27th to 31st august 2018

Applications

Entrance requirements for the 2018/2019 academic year

Vacancies for 2018/2019:

25

Admission rules:

  1. Holders of a Bachelor's degree 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 Bachelor's degree or Master degree in Mechanics Engineering, Mines and Geology are subject to adequate defined plan, depending on the case, by the Scientific Board Council; 
  4. 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 under a proposal from the Scientific Committee of the Department of Civil Engineering;
  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 FCT NOVA under a proposal from the Scientific Committee of the Department of Civil Engineering.

Ranking:

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

Course coordinator:

Professor Ildi Cismasiu

mec.coordenador@fct.unl.pt

Registration and Accreditation

DGES

Registration number R/A-Ef 3539/2011 on 18/03/2011

A3ES

Accreditation on 26/09/2013, 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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