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Undergraduate in Engenharia Civil (pós-laboral)


Provide a solid scientific, technological and social learning, supported by a programme and courses that includes contact with real situations and laboratories experiences. This cycle of studies is based on the development of a diverse set of skills and competencies that permits excellent career opportunities and pursue postgraduate studies.



This study program provides a comprehensive training in civil engineering in areas such as Structures, Building, Geotechnics and Foundations, Hydraulics and Planning.

This degree complies with Bologna requirements and aims at providing the students with mobility, training and access to a wide range of career opportunities in circumstances similar to those offered by renowned European higher education institutions.

Training is supported by delivery methods that allow active learning based on the acquisition of theoretical knowledge and the development of practical coursework, projects, field trips and participation in technical lectures dealing with the resolution of engineering problems specially those related with construction works.

The course curriculum is profession-oriented and aims at providing the students with the ability to apply learned skills in the resolution of real engineering problems.

Graduates from this program are expected to be able to perform their activity in civil engineering related sectors and be part of multidisciplinary teams in such areas as development, project, conduction and supervision of construction works (both in the private and public sector) training and applied research.


Plano curricular
UC Area ECTS Lecturer
Obg. Opt.
1º Semestre
Applied Mechanics Estruturas 5
Building Materials I Construção 5
Chemistry Química Geral e Analítica 4
Linear Algebra Matemática 5
Mathematical Analysis I Matemática 6
Physics Fisica 5
2º Semestre
Applied Geology Geotecnia e Fundações 5
Building Materials II Construção 5
Continuum Mechanics Estruturas 4
Mathematical Analysis II Matemática 6
Statistics Matemática 5
Strength of Materials I Estruturas 5


Plano curricular
UC Area ECTS Lecturer
Obr. Opt.
1º Semestre
General Construction Processes I Construção 5
Hydraulics I Hidráulica 5
Mathematical Analysis III Matemática 5
Soil Mechanics I Geotecnia e Fundações 5
Strength of Materials II Estruturas 5
Technical Drawing Desenho 5
2º Semestre
Concrete I Estruturas 5
General Construction Processes II Construção 5
Hydraulics II Hidráulica 5
Soil Mechanics II Geotecnia e Fundações 5
Structures I Estruturas 5
Surveying Geotecnia e Fundações 5


Plano curricular
UC Area ECTS Lecturer
Obr. Opt.
1º Semestre
Applied Hydraulics I Hidráulica 5
Building Design and Detailing Desenho 5
Concrete II Estruturas 5
Construction Site Management and Safety Planeamento 5
Foundations Geotecnia e Fundações 5
Structures II Estruturas 5
2º Semestre
Applied Hydraulics II Hidráulica 4
Building Physics Construção 5
Project Construção 7
Regional and Urban Planning Planeamento 5
Road Engineering Geotecnia e Fundações 5
Steel and Composite Structures Estruturas 4

Condições de Acesso

In order to be eligible to this bachelor's degree, students must hold the high-school diploma or legally equivalent qualification with mandatory approval in the next entry subjects: Mathematics and Physics-Chemistry.

Application can also be made through the following special entry routes:

Students coming from the Portuguese education system through re-admission, degree change and transfer schemes;

Holders of a Foundation Course Diploma (CET);

Adults aged more than 23 who have passed tailor-made examinations intended to assess their ability to pursue higher education studies;

Holders of Intermediary or Graduate degree diplomas;

Students coming from foreign higher education.


Professional Goals

The skills profile of civil engineering graduates provides a wide range of career prospects. Graduates are prepared to exercise their activity in several civil engineering sectors in such areas as development, project, conduction and supervision of construction works (both in the private and public sector) training and applied research.

Civil engineering graduates are prepared to perform as:

  • Site managers;
  • Construction supervisors;
  • Promoters and managers of construction works and projects;
  • Construction surveyors;
  • Construction designers.


Erasmus partnerships:

Bialystok University of Technology, Bialystok, Poland

Vilniaus Gedmino Technikos Universitetas, Vilnius, Lithuania

Universita Degli Studi di Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy

Universita Degli Studi di Basilicata, Basilicata, Italy

Universidad del Pais Vasco, País Basco, Spain