Master in Production Technologies and Agro-Industrial Transformation


Master in Production Technologies and Agro-Industrial Transformation

Started in the academic year 2014/2015. The minimum number of credits for the degree is 120 (2 years). Course only starts with 10 or more confirmed entries as definite by the Executive Council of the FCT NOVA.

Candidates holding a Pre-Bologna degree or a 2 cycle degree, in any area of natural sciences, exact science or technology related field, or equivalent, may request crediting for the respective course units.


Mastering technologies state of the art with sustainable application in agro-industry, including aspects on the frontier of knowledge in order to develop appropriate professional activity to the production of food raw materials;

Analyze the complexity of agribusiness systems in innovative ways, demonstrating critical, enterprising and creative capacity in the reformulation of food products;

Understand the several ways of an agro-industrial processing system suitable to the design of new food products as well as the social context in which the system is inserted;

Communicating and interacting in team, with intervention in the production processes of the agro-food industries looking to optimize processes and being aware of the responsibilities and ethical and professional obligations.


Career opportunities

The masters in Agro-Industrial Production and Manufacturing Technologies will be able to perform their profession in public and private sector organizations in management activities, Development, Maintenance and Quality Control in Agro-Food Industry linked in obtaining materials raw and processed products. They also can integrate services companies including consulting, project and audit or perform research tasks in academic and/or business context.

Tuition fee 

Portuguese students: 1063,47 €/year

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


Diurno/ Pós-laboral


1st phase: 1st may to 14th july

2nd phase: 26th to 31st august 2019

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. Holders of a Bachelor's degree (pre-Bologna or 1st Bologna Cycle) in any area of Natural Sciences, Exact or Technology areas, or equivalent, with a minimum of 180 ECTS;
  2. Holders of a foreign academic degree in required areas recognized as meeting the objectives of the Bachelor´s degree, in the same areas, by the Scientific Committee of the Master in Industrial Technologies and Agro-Industrial Transformation. It requires approval by the Scientific Council of FCT / UNL, after acceptance by the Scientific Committee of the Course;
  3. Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as attesting the capacity to accomplish referred cycle of studies by the Scientific Committee of the Master in Industrial Technologies and Agro-Industrial Transformation.


  1. Classification of previous degrees;
  2. Academic and scientific curriculum;
  3. Professional curriculum;
  4. Possible interview.

Course coordinator:

Professor Fernando José Cebola Lidon

Registration and Accreditation


Registration number R/A-Cr 77/2014 on 04/06/2014


Prior accreditation on 19/05/2014, for 6 years

About the Department of Earth Sciences

The Earth Sciences Department (DCT) of the FCT - NOVA, whose regulation was reviewed in 2011 (DR 99, 2nd series of 23 May 2011), is a graduate and post-graduate teaching unit and also research unit  in the fields of Science and Geological Engineering andin thoserelated or interdisciplinary fields. It shall promote scientific and technological development, service delivery, university extension activities, and the development of dissemination activities.

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