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Learning Opportunity: Zootechnical Engineering - Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Escola Superior Agrária de Bragança

Zootechnical Engineering - Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Escola Superior Agrária de Bragança

Course Information

The profile of the programme comprises the development of the technical-scientific knowledge and professional skills in the study areas of Zootechnical Engineering.

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The Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB) is a higher education public institution with a defined mission in creating, transmitting and diffusing technical-scientific and professional knowledge through the articulation of study, teaching, applied research and experimental development. IPB belongs to the European Network for Universities of Applied Sciences (UASNET), which main objectives include the transferability of professional skills and the integration of applied research in their professional and technological education mission.

The internationalization of the IPB is one of its current strategic challenges, due to the awareness that this will be a positive factor for differentiation among higher education institutions.

The School of Agriculture of Polytechnic Institute of Bragança develops its activities in three main areas linked together: the teaching, research, experimentation and technological development and the support to the community. This model of operation and action, allows for constant training of staff in a continuous way, updated through research carried out either during the academic achievement of its faculty, or in the development of different projects with external financing made in close connection with the community. This acquired and accumulated knowledge is constantly transmitted to the community through different ways, from training to technical and scientific support to public entities.

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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

Admission Procedure: 

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.

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Nowadays, 2700 IPB’s students receive monthly scholarships from 100 to 400€ (data from 2011). First year’s students should complete their candidature to the social support at the same moment of candidature to the access to the higher education system, following the calendar and norms established by the Directorate-General for Higher Education (DGES).
For updated information visit the Social Services’ website or call 273 303 364 (Bragança) and 278 201 340 (Mirandela).


780 €/academic year

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Instituto Politécnico de Bragança
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Qualifications Awarded

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Qualification Awarded:
Bachelor in Zootechnical Engineering
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The Bachelor in Zootechnical Engineering is awarded to those students that demonstrate, in this field, the ability to:

 - develop and enhance the acquired knowledges;

 - apply acquired knowledge and understanding capacity in order to clearly demonstrate a professional approach to the work carried out;

 - solve problems based upon their own arguments;

 - collate, select, and interpret relevant information which will enable them to consolidate the solutions they present and the opinions they put forward, including the analysis of relevant social, scientific and ethical aspects;

 - communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions, both to experts and non-experts;

 - develop competences that will enable them to benefit from lifelong learning with a high degree of autonomy.

Course Locations

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Escola Superior Agrária do Instituto Politécnico de Bragança

Campus de Santa Apolónia,

Apartado 172

5301-855 Bragança – Portugal

Tel.: +351 273 303 200 – Fax: +351 273 325 405

E-Mail: grei@ipb.pt

URL: http://www.esa.ipb.pt/

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Special arrangements:

The IPB has also students’ residence; however they are intended for national students with Social Services’ scholarship. The Social Services of the IPB offer 400 beds, located in three buildings of students’ residences in Bragança and two buildings in Mirandela.

The central canteen of Bragança comprises three rooms with diversified offer of meals.

The School of Public Management, Communication and Tourism (EsACT), in Mirandela, also owns a canteen, which serves lunches from Monday to Friday and dinners from Monday to Thursday.

More information:

 - General information for students;

 - Association of Support to the International Student.