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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.
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.
6 semesters, 3 years
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
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
- 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.
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