180 ECTS credits distributed across 6 curricular semesters (3 years), each with 40 weeks of full-time study (20 weeks per semester). Total study hours per year: 1620 (1 ECTS credit = 27 study hours).
Course structure includes 6 modules per semester, most of them compulsory, and in all three curricular years students can choose optional modules from other ESGT programs as according to a pre-established plan.
In addition, there is a Research Seminar worth 15 ECTS credits which can be attended in any public or private institution with which the Polytechnic has formal links. These qualification criteria are based on the provisions set out in Decree-law No.74/2006, dated 24 March.