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Universidade Lusófona do Porto

Bachelor in Civil Protection Engineering

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A3ES Decision

Accredited - A3ES Decision

Date of the Board Decision



R/A-Cr 203/2011/AL01

Confered Degree | Duration | ECTS

Bachelor |6 Semesters |180 ECTS

Programme Director

Prof. Doutor Artur Fernandes Costa

Programme sub-director

Mestre André Filipe Branco Rodrigues


Carla Silva

Entrance Conditions

National access competition/tender:
Having completed the 12th grade;
A grade higher than 95 points (range 0-200) in the following group of entrance exams:
07- Physics and Chemistry and 16- Mathematics

Entry competition/tender:
Course changes;
In accordance with Decree 401/2007, of April 5.
Special competition/tender for those over the age of 23:
On completing 23 years of age by the 31st of December of the preceding year
Those not entitled access to higher education (if they have undertaken and been approved in the entrance test for the college they want to enter, they are entitled to the referred access).
Special competition/tender for higher education graduates and Diplomas in Specialized Technology:
(In accordance with Decree-Law No. 393-B/99, of 2 October;
In accordance with Ordinance No. 854-A/99, of 4 October;
In accordance with Decree-Law No. 88/2006, of May 23).

Programme requirements

Have completed a total of 180 ECTS


The Degree in Civil Protection Engineering seeks to train specialists with a solid framework of knowledge, a systemic vision and an entrepreneurial and proactive attitude that enables them to be leaders and drivers of change in organizations. As a high-level university proposal open to all age groups, it challenges young people to embrace a less conventional but also challenging and rapidly developing activity, while offering to current employees a new opportunity for academic qualification and professional development, responding to the demands of specialization and increasing requalification of assets, better preparing them for the challenges of a very complex activity, where the human factor is of vital importance.

Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

1. General training in basic areas of Engineering and systemic and entrepreneurial vision on the area of training of the course.
2. In-depth knowledge of the National Civil Protection System and its Agents that allows an integrated view of the principles, competences, performance and technologies of the area.
3. Idem, the problem of risk, nature and methodologies for its assessment, and the history of most emblematic accidents of civil protection in national and international space.
4. Specialized knowledge for the practice of different acts of Civil Protection Engineering, namely carrying out studies, projects and emergency and security plans, including SCIE, and security inspections, audits and expertise.
5. Ability to lead and to plan and manage crises or emergencies.
6. Capacity for self-learning, communication and application of acquired knowledge, assessment and decision-making in various problems in the area of training with the corresponding relevant scientific, social and ethical foundation.

Equipments and venues

All the infrastructures of the Universidade Lusófona do Porto, including specialized laboratories and equipped for different scientific areas. The Institution offers a variety of resources to support learning, from physical resources (classrooms with multimedia equipment, library, ICT resources, pedagogical and scientific equipment,¿, including aspects related to safety and the environment, as well as needs. specific needs of students with disabilities) to support mentoring, supervision and counseling, promoting the respective publicity with students.

Further Studies

The cycle of studies ensures adequate preparation, for the interested student, to continue their academic training through postgraduate studies, namely:
¿ Master in Civil Protection from Universidade Lusófona do Porto and other second cycle courses in areas other than Engineering, Civil Protection, Security, Geography, Risks, etc.
¿ Other postgraduate training, including doctoral studies in the same areas, especially.

Occupacional Profiles

Graduates are endowed with a solid knowledge base, a systemic vision and an entrepreneurial and proactive attitude that enables them as leaders and drivers of change, namely in:
¿ All Civil Protection Agents.
¿ Entities with a special duty of cooperation within the scope of the National Civil Protection System.
¿ Local Authorities / Civil Protection Services and all central and deconcentrated bodies of the State.
¿ Corporate Security Departments that have them under the law.
¿ Companies that operate in the areas of Civil Protection and Security.
¿ Liberal profession and all Third Sector organizations.
¿ Teaching.

Their enrollment in professional engineering orders also enables them to carry out the Engineering Acts provided for in the legislation in force, as well as their qualification for carrying out SCIE projects of 3rd and 4th Categories ( through a mandatory specialization course).

Scientific Areas

Engenharia e técnicas afins


Study Plan

1st Year/ Semester ECTS
AlgebraFirst Semester5
ChemistryFirst Semester5
Geography and CartographyFirst Semester4
Infomation and Communication TechnologiesFirst Semester5
Mathematics IFirst Semester7
First Semester4
Civil Protection SystemsSecond Semester4
Geographic Information SystemsSecond Semester5
Geology and GeomorphologySecond Semester4
Mathematics IISecond Semester7
PhysicsSecond Semester5
Statistical MethodsSecond Semester5
2nd Year/ Semester ECTS
Civil Protection LawFirst Semester5
Computer-Aided DesignFirst Semester5
Fire Risk and Fire BehaviourFirst Semester5
Option IFirst Semester5
Technological and Social RiskFirst Semester5
First Semester5
Case Studies in PC ISecond Semester5
Fire Security in BuildingsSecond Semester5
Option IISecond Semester5
Risk ManagementSecond Semester5
Third Sector AdministrationSecond Semester5
Second Semester5
3rd Year/ Semester ECTS
Case Studies in PC IIFirst Semester5
Crisis ManagementFirst Semester5
Emergency PlanningFirst Semester5
Forest Planning and ProtectionFirst Semester5
Systems in Quality Management, Security and Health at WorkFirst Semester5
First Semester5
Human Resources ManagementSecond Semester5
Project / InternshipSecond Semester20
Safety Auditing and Expert EvaluationSecond Semester5

Teaching staff


Admission for Undergraduates 175 €
Change Course 75 €
Holders of University Degree 175 €
International student 255 €
International student 255 €
Readmission 75 €
Registration245 €
Student Insurance40 €
Enrollment260 €
Average value for 30 ECTS semestral curricular units 317,4 €
Per ECTS 10,58 €

Other fees may be applied in accordance with the regulations in force