Undergraduate Programme in Chemical and Biological Engineering


Undergraduate Programme in Chemical and Biological Engineering

The bachelor’s degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering (BQBE), resulting from the disintegration of the Integrated Master in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering with a long tradition at NOVA FCT, and accredited by A3ES in 2020, will start in the academic year 2021/22. It has a duration of 3 years, with a minimum number of 180 ECTS to obtain the degree.


BQBE combines both a solid background in Chemical Engineering and Biological Engineering, giving it a differentiating and comprehensive character, allowing its graduates an easy integration in various sectors of industrial activity and services.

In addition to providing excellent preparation in the fundamental sciences, BQBE cross-integrated training in chemical and biological processes will be highly advantageous to meet the enormous challenges of the technological transition to a sustainable economy. The existence of an integrating project and the execution of short internships in industrial environment facilitate the integration into the labor market at the national and international level.

BQBE graduates can also complement their training by directly entering the master's degree in BQBE[IC1]  or the like, at the national level or within the European Union.


Career opportunities

The transition to a sustainable economy motivates a growing industrial implementation of biotechnological processes. In this context, BEQB provides comprehensive training in the areas of Chemical Engineering and Biological Engineering, ensuring high employability in the most varied sectors:

  • Chemical and Biotechnology Industries (petrochemical and oil refining, natural gas processing, cement, cellulose and paper pulp, pharmaceutical and fine chemicals, food, and new materials).
  • Quality control.
  • Environment.
  • Public Services and Service Companies.
  • Engineering and Research Laboratories in Companies.

The future of the Chemical and Biotechnology industries depends on the innovation and qualification of human resources.

Be part of this challenge!

Tuition Fees 

Portuguese students: 697 €/year

Foreign students: 7000 €/year


Entrance requirements for the 2024/2025 academic year

Vacancies for 2024/2025:


Specific exams:

07 Physics and Chemistry + 19 Mathematics A

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

Minimum grade of the application: 95

Admission formula:

60% of the final grade obtained in  secondary school
40% of the final grade of the specific(s) exam(s)

Nota do último colocado em 2023/2024 (contingente geral do CNA): 135,2

Média do último colocado em 2023/2024 (contingente geral do CNA): 151,7

Course coordinator:

Professor Isabel Coelhoso


Registration and Accreditation


Registration number R/A-Cr50/2021 on 19/02/2021


Publication date of the accreditation decision: 04/02/2021

Period of validity of the accreditation:
6 years from 31/07/2020

About the Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry is a permanent organic unity of the NOVA School of Science and Technology, devoted to teaching, to scientific research and to provide services in areas of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering. The Chemistry Department (DQ, founded in 1981, has recognized market implementation in education and employment, particularly so because of the novelty and specificity introduced by the course in Applied Chemistry with which teaching at the School of Chemistry began.

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