Master in Civil Engineering - Structures and Geotechnics

Education

Master in Civil Engineering - Structures and Geotechnics

Started in the academic year 2008/2009. 

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.

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

Schedule

Daytime

Applications

1st phase: 1st to 31st may 
2nd phase: 1st to 24th july 2020
3rd phase: 26th august to 14th september 2020

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 2020/2021 academic year

Vacancies for 2020/2021:

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/AL02 on 10/10/2019

A3ES

Accreditation on 23/05/2019, 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 NOVA and the DEC’s faculty totals 35 teachers, 32 of whom with PhDs.

More info