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Learning Opportunity: Environmental Engineering - Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Escola de Ciências da Vida e do Ambiente

Environmental Engineering - Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Escola de Ciências da Vida e do Ambiente

Course Information

This is a Bachelor that intents to develop an overview of the environmental problems, covering technological, ecological and socioeconomic aspects. Furthermore, it is intended that the way these contents are taught can fill in the demands of the entrepreneurial framework, not only referring to the industrial domains, as consultancy/projects, central and local administration, but also, to laboratorial and investigation activities. In few words, students will be qualified for waste management, environmental upgrading, ecological impact studies, planning on natural spaces, environmental monitoring, information systems, education and information in the ecological area, among other aspects on the Environmental level.

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The University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), based in Vila Real, is an institution of high level oriented towards the creation and dissemination of culture, knowledge and science by merging teaching, scientific research and experimental development. Within the current framework of innovation, the Schools and Research Centres develop scientific activity that seeks to deepen knowledge and develop technology capable of addressing issues of global, national or regional scope.

UTAD offers a wide assortment of study programmes ranging from graduation to masters and doctorates within different study areas distributed by 5 schools: Agrarian and Veterinary Sciences, Human and Social Sciences, Sciences and Technology, Life and Environment Sciences and Vila Real Higher Education Nursing School.

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6 semesters, 3 years

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Have successfully completed secondary school or have an equivalent qualification

Have completed one of the following university entrance exams (central exams prepared by the Ministry of Education and Science): Biology and Geology, and Mathematics; or Physics and Chemistry, and Mathematics

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Applications are done through the national admission contest (concurso nacional de acesso) organized by the Directorate General of Higher Education (DGES), or through special higher education contests. International Student Applications.


There are some institutions in Portugal that give scholarships to international students and it is advisable that applicants confirm every year whether these grants are available and the eligibility terms: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; Foundation for the Sciences and Technology; Fulbright Commission; Instituto Camões; Luso-American Development Foundation; Fundação Oriente.


1019 €/academic year


180 ECTS

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Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
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Bachelor in Environment Engineering
Qualification awarded description:

 - understand the physical, chemical, biological and economic processes pertaining to environmental systems functioning;

 - know how to apply the acquired knowledge in a professional context;

 - develop aptitudes that allow the analysis and evaluation of transboundary environmental problems, through an integrated viewpoint;

 - solve environmental problems in its manifold dimension;

 - implement strategies that aim the protection and promotion of a sustainable development;

 - develop a set of aptitudes of crosswise character and applied to Engineer Sciences and Environment, namely communication, management and teamwork capacity.

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Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

Escola de Ciências da Vida e do Ambiente

Departamento de Biologia e Ambiente

Quinta de Prados

5000-801 Vila Real – Portugal

Tel.: +351 259 350 230 - Fax: +351 259 350 266

E-Mail: secretariado-ecva@utad.pt

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The Social Welfare Services (SAS) are the University’s structure that provides services to students in the areas of accommodation, food, scholarships, medical and psychological assistance, sports and cultural activities support, among others.

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