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Universidade Lusófona do Porto

Bachelor in Environmental Engineering

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The 1st cycle in Environmental Engineering combines a solid history in Lusophone University of Porto over 20 years, an updated curriculum and training in areas of great interest today.
This course is strongly valued with scientific, practical and technological knowledge in the various areas that compose the environmental engineering, particularly in the treatment of effluents and solid waste, environmental impact studies, water resources, study of natural ecosystems , environmental and quality management, sustainability planning, among others.
The faculty in Environmental Engineering is formed by career teachers, researchers and business professionals with great experience, thus promoting the employability of future graduates.
The operating mode can be in daytime and / or post-labor regime.

A3ES Decision

Accredited - A3ES Decision

Date of the Board Decision



R/A-Ef 112/2012

Confered Degree | Duration | ECTS

Bachelor |6 Semesters |180 ECTS

Programme Director

Cândida Manuel


Carla Silva

Entrance Conditions

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

Programme requirements

Have completed a total of 180 ECTS


Being a unique curriculum in terms of modernity, depth and interdisciplinary service of a high level of training in Environmental Engineering, the licensee is entitled to:
- Knowledge and training to work in different areas of the environment, being able to perform the characterization and classification of problems and propose their solutions;
- Critical analysis, versatility, self-reliance, ethical awareness and motivation to enter and lead multidisciplinary teams and complex projects as well as to keep up throughout life;
- Technical skills and knowledge that enable employability and enhancing the competitiveness of organizations in which they will enter.

Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

1 - Master the various scientific areas that make up the training in Environmental Engineering in order to be fit for the professional activity in its various forms;
2 - Plan, coordinate,carry out education environmental projects;
3 - Perform diagnostics, audits or other studies, as well as issuing opinions on matters of environmental nature;
4 - Support studies and environmental impact assessments;
5 - Participate in training activities as trainer, transmitting technical knowledge in a structured and systematic manner on issues of environmental area;
6 - Be responsible for environment sector corporations and other public or private bodies;
7 - Support industrial licensing process;
8 - Support planning studies and planning;
9 - Participate in projects of research and development of new technologies, materials and processes related to the environment.

Further Studies

The Degree in Environmental Engineering enables the frequency of masters, postgraduate courses in Environmental Engineering or other related fields such as Management, Geography, Health and Safety, Quality,...

Occupacional Profiles

The future graduates are able to perform professional duties with varied skills:
- Environment departments of central government departments;
- Departments or environmental services in the private sector;
- Non-governmental organizations and environmental associations;
- Professional in: diagnoses, audits and studies of environmental impact, support the industrial licensing process, providing technical advice in the areas of environment and energy, planning, coordination and implementation of training, education and environmental awareness.

Scientific Areas

Engenharia e técnicas afins | Ciências da vida | Ciências físicas

Study Plan

1st Year/ Comon CoreSemester ECTS
AlgebraFirst Semester6
BiologyFirst Semester5
ChemistryFirst Semester5
Introduction to Environmental EngineeringFirst Semester3
Mathematical Analysis IFirst Semester6
PhysicsFirst Semester5
Computer Science and ProgrammingSecond Semester4
EcologySecond Semester5
GeologySecond Semester4
Laboratory Techniques in EnvironmentSecond Semester5
Mathematical Analysis IISecond Semester6
StatisticsSecond Semester6
2nd Year/ Comon CoreSemester ECTS
Analytical ChemistryFirst Semester6
Climatology and Global ChangeFirst Semester5
Environmental LawFirst Semester5
Fundamentals of Economics and ManagementFirst Semester4
MicrobiologyFirst Semester5
First Semester5
Air PollutionSecond Semester5
Analysis Instruments and MethodsSecond Semester6
Fluid MechanicsSecond Semester5
Geographic Information Systems and Remote SensingSecond Semester5
ThermodynamicsSecond Semester5
Second Semester4
3rd Year/ Comon CoreSemester ECTS
Acoustic PollutionFirst Semester5
Hydric Resources Planning and ManagementFirst Semester5
Waste Management and Treatment TechniquesFirst Semester5
Water and Wastewater Treatment TechniquesFirst Semester5
First Semester5
First Semester5
Innovation and EntrepreneurshipSecond Semester5
Management Systems of Quality and EnvironmentSecond Semester5
Project / InternshipSecond Semester10
Protected Areas ManagementSecond Semester5
Second Semester5

Teaching staff

Teachers, Academic Degree and Dedication time
LecturerAcademic DegreesDedication time
Angelina Maria Da Costa Santos MasterPart-Time
António José Sequeira Afonso De DeusMasterFull-Time
Armando Manuel Da Silva SantosDoctorateFull-Time
Cândida Maria Duarte ManuelDoctorateFull-Time
Cláudia Maria HuberDoctorateFull-Time
Filipe Joel Nunes SoaresDoctorateFull-Time
Gisela Marta Teixeira De Sousa OliveiraDoctoratePart-Time
Kalina Alexandrova SamardjievaDoctorateFull-Time
Nuno Fernando Oliveira Correia Dos SantosDoctorateFull-Time
Rui Alfredo Da Rocha BoaventuraDoctoratePart-Time
Sérgio Bruno De Araújo Gonçalves Da CostaMasterPart-Time
Vanessa Martins RamosDoctoratePart-Time


Admission for Undergraduates 180 €
Change Course 80 €
Holders of University Degree 180 €
International student 260 €
International student 260 €
Readmission 80 €
Enrollment260 €
Student Insurance40 €
Registration250 €
Average monthly value for 30 ECTS semestral curricular units 327 €
Per ECTS 10,9 €

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