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Learning Opportunity: Geographic Engineering - Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências

Geographic Engineering - Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências

Course Information

The main objective of the Degree is to teach and train graduates in Geographic Engineering with expertise in the design, management and execution of projects in the fields of Cartography and Geodesy, oriented to the development of maps, Space Based Geographic Information and high precision Positioning, needed for other engineering activities, support the monitoring infrastructure, land management and planning and for its use in general.

Most of the decisions (60-80%) taken today are directly or indirectly related with geographic or geo-referenced information. This geographic information supports planning, measures, management and decisions in the domains of transports, energy, telecommunications, environment, cadastre and land management, national defense and civil protection as well as in logistics and natural hazards management. The objective of geographic engineering is to produce trustworthy geographic information from the genesis to the final product with high standard levels required by the different users. Due to its political and economical relevance, and for national security and defense, geographic/cartographic information consists in a priority to any modern society. 

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The origins of the University of Lisbon date back to the Middle Ages.

In 2011 the University of Lisbon celebrated 100 years. It was the affirmation of its history, education, heritage, science, innovation, culture as well as projects for the future of the institution.

The Faculty of Sciences is now one of the 18 faculties and institutes belonging to the University of Lisbon, following the recent merger between the classical University of Lisbon and the Technical University of Lisbon.

The Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon was established by decree of 19th April 1911. From its establishment until 1985, the year the Faculty was transferred to the new facilities at Campo Grande, the Faculty of Sciences was based in the building where the Polytechnic School (Escola Politécnica) used to be. Before this School, since the beginning of the 17th century, other cultural and scientific preeminent institutions were settled there. In addition to this common tradition, the Faculty of Sciences has inherited the scientific, historical and cultural characteristics of its predecessors.

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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): 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. For more information please check DGES website (in Portuguese).


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 FoundationFoundation for the Sciences and Technology; Fulbright CommissionInstituto CamõesLuso-American Development FoundationFundação Oriente.


1067,85 €/academic year


180 ECTS

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Universidade de Lisboa
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Qualifications Awarded

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Qualification Awarded:
Bachelor in Geographic Engineering
Qualification awarded description:

Acquisition and processing  of georreferenced information, spatial referencing techniques, cartographic representation techniques, Execution of processes in the fields of surveying, close-range photogrammetry, hydrography,cartography and geographic information oriented to land management. Interface problem resolution with other engineer fields and in the context of the information society.

Course Locations

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Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa

Campo Grande

1749-016 Lisboa – Portugal

Tel.: +351 217 500 000 – Fax: +351 217 500 115

E-Mail: info.fcul@fc.ul.pt

URL: http://www.ciencias.ulisboa.pt/

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By Subway: Cidade Universitária Station (Yellow Line) or Campo Grande (Yellow or Green Line)

By Carris bus: 701, 717, 731, 735, 736, 738, 747, 750, 755, 764, 767, 768, 778, 783, 796, 798

Special arrangements:

There are 19 Student Residences, for accommodation of students of the Universidade de Lisboa, in the degrees of Bachelor and Master, which need to be away from their household for attendance of academic activities. The total accommodation capacity is 1023 beds, 645 for female students and 373 for male students. These beds are distributed through 496 rooms, of which 311 are doubles, 107 are triples and 78 are singles.

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The University Stadium of Lisboa is an excellent locality for engaging in physical activity and sports and, given its Higher Educational environment, it stands to reason that the stadium would try and cultivate scientific knowledge, particularly in the field of physical activity and sports.

There is a study centre for students in Lisbon, Ágora, near the Tagus River and not far from de Cais do Sodré railway station. This centre has study rooms, graphic design services, computers and a bar.