Education

Undergraduate Programme in Agro-Industrial Technology

The degree in Agro-Industrial Technology from NOVA School of Science and Technology | FCT NOVA was created in 2022. It has a duration of 3 years and 180 ECTS.

The 1st cycle of studies in Agro-Industrial Technology at FCT NOVA takes as a reference framework that technological evolution and digitalization can increase, namely, the efficiency of resources, not only in terms of food processing, but also an intelligent agriculture in terms of environmental and climate change, reducing the impact of farms on the environment and climate, strengthening soil resilience and conservation and reducing costs for farmers. The study cycle is developed from basic scientific areas, with emphasis on Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Mathematics. In this context, it aims to provide students with skills in agri-food technologies, with the outline of profiles characteristic of potential employers.

Objectives

The degree in Agro-Industrial Technology adopts a perspective of employability at national and international levels and aiming to develop a solid conceptual and pragmatic training in the field of state-of-the-art technologies, with application in the production of raw materials and development of processed products in the agri-food sector. In this context, the objectives of this study cycle consider the development of skills to:
1-Optimization of production processes and intelligent transformation of goods, considering social, economic and environmental impacts;
2-Increase the efficiency of automation, computer and energy conversion and use systems, aiming at gains in scale and scope;
3-Increase the commercial value of agri-food products to the consumer, along with the guarantee of agri-food quality and safety.

Career opportunities

  • Food industries (Animal and Vegetable Products, Oils and Olive Oils)

  • Public and private agricultural companies, producer groups and other agricultural and livestock associations

  • Quality control

  • Industrial Planning and Projects

  • Consulting and Auditing; Marketing and Sales Strategies

  • Scientific Research and Teaching

  • Central and Local Public Administration

Tuition Fees

Portuguese students: 697 €/year
Foreign students: 7000 €/year
Students from CPLP countries may apply for a reduction of up to 50% of tuition fees, subject to the following conditions:
a) 1st Registration: students must demonstrate through their academic certificates that their academic performance is in the first quartile of the evaluation scale used in the system of their country or school of origin;
b) Subsequent enrollments (regardless of the year of entry): exclusively for academic merit, that is, approval in all UCs in which the student enrolled in the previous year, totaling 60 ECTS each year.

Applications

Entrance requirements for the 2023/2024 academic year

Vacancies for 2023/2024:

To be defined

Specific exams:

One of following groups:
02 Biology and Geology
02 Biology and Geology+16 Mathematics
02 Biology and Geology+ 07 Physics and Chemistry

Minimum grade of the specific(s) exam(s): 95

Minimum grade of the application: 95

Admission formula:

65% of the final grade obtained in  secondary school
35% of the final grade of the specific(s) exam(s)

Course coordinator:

Professor Fernando Lidon

ltai.coordenador@fct.unl.pt

Registration and Accreditation

DGES

Registration number R/A-Cr 143/2022 on 12/07/2022

A3ES

Publication date of the accreditation decision: 07/07/2022

Period of validity of the accreditation:
6 years from 31/07/2022

About the Department of Earth Sciences

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

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