Qualification awarded (in original language)"Licenciatura em Engenharia Alimentar". Title of "Licenciado".
Level of qualification1st Cycle of Studies. EQF level 6. ISCED 2011 level 6.
Admission requirementsStudents may apply to the 1st cycle of studies through the general regime, through special conditions and through special competitions, as stated in the description of the Portuguese Higher Education System, provided by NARIC (http://www.dges.mctes.pt/DGES/pt/Reconhecimento/NARICENIC/) and presented in section 8 of the Diploma Supplement. Students may apply, through the general regime, if they obtain a minimum classification of 95 points (on a scale of 0 to 200) in the following national entrance examinations: Physics and Chemistry (07) and Mathematics (16) or Biology and Geology (02) and Mathematics (16).
Recognition of prior learningFollowing the implementation of the Bologna Process and the consequent legislation regarding the mobility of students among degrees and higher education institutions, prior learning must be recognized and credited. The prior learning concept comprises all the previous learning/training undertaken in other higher education study cycles in national or international institutions (crediting of certified training), as well as previous professional experience and any post-secondary school training or education. As such, the IPB promotes the crediting of the student’s prior learning when arriving at the institution.
Aiming at a quick and full integration of the student in his/her new education programme, the recognition procedures must be submitted when enrolling at the IPB.
For further enquiries on crediting and recognizing prior learning and training at the IPB (calendars, procedures and assessment criteria), please go to the Applicant Portal at www.ipb.pt/portaldocandidato.
Qualification requirements and regulations6 Semesters (3 years). 20 Weeks of study, per semester, full-time (40 per year). 40 total Hours per week. 810 total Hours per semester (1620 per year). 180 ECTS Credits (30 per semester); 1 credit corresponds to 27 hours.
The holders of this qualification are admitted in ANET – National Association of Technical Engineers. Professional titles are awarded by this institution, according to its internal rules.
The programme is included in the FEANI INDEX - European Federation of National Engineering Associations.
Profile of the programmeThe profile of the programme comprises the development of the technical-scientific knowledge and professional skills in the study areas of Food Engineering, with particular emphasis on chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology and food analysis, as well as formation in food safety management systems. Food Engineering: Food Industries, Biology and Biochemistry, Food Analysis and Food Safety Management Systems.
Key learning outcomesThe Degree in Food Engineering is conferred to students who demonstrate in this area the ability to:
a) develop and deepen the knowledge acquired;
b) to apply the acquired knowledge, in order to show a professional approach to the work developed;
c) solve problems and build and substantiate their own arguments;
d) to collect, select and interpret the relevant information that will enable us to base the recommended solutions and the judgments issued, including in the analysis the relevant social, scientific and ethical aspects;
e) communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions, both to specialists and non-specialists;
f) to develop lifelong learning with a high degree of autonomy.
In order to complete the qualification, the student will have to obtain approval to all the required curricular units of the study plan.
Occupational profiles of graduatesThe degree of "licenciado" (bachelor) in Food Engineering belongs to the education and training area of Technologies. The objective is to train professionals in a multidisciplinary framework, with basic skills (engineering sciences) and applied, which allows an active participation in the development, implementation, improvement and management of transformation processes, conservation, quality control , The distribution of food products and the implementation of food safety management systems. With this training, graduates can directly integrate the labor market, being able to perform a wide range of functions associated with the food sector.
Access to further studiesThe degree of "licenciado" allows to proceed to post-graduate studies, according to the diagram of the Portuguese Higher Education System, provided by NARIC (http://www.dges.mctes.pt/DGES/pt/Reconhecimento/NARICENIC/) and presented in section 8 of the Diploma Supplement.
Graduation requirementsOne of the following pairs of tests:
(02) Biology and Geology
(07) Physics and Chemistry
Examination regulations, assessment and gradingExamination and assessment are regulated by the IPB general regulation, available in www.ipb.pt/sa, and by the School pedagogical regulation, available in www.esa.ipb.pt.
Consult this Guide under the option “The ECTS at the IPB” for information on the grading and qualification system.
Mode of studyFull-time, Full-time.
Scientific areas of the study plan
|Scientific Area||Acronym||ECTS Credits|
|Biology and Biochemistry||BB||12.0||0.0|
|Engineering and engineering trades||EET||54.0||0.0|
|Environmental protection technology||EPT||6.0||0.0|
|Mathematics and statistics||MS||12.0||0.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 9087-641-1101-00-20 ||Math Analysis||MS||6.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 9087-641-1102-00-20 ||Biology and Biochemistry||BB||6.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 9087-641-1103-00-20 ||Physics||PHY||6.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 9087-641-1104-00-20 ||Introduction to Industrial Processes||EET||6.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 9087-641-1105-00-20 ||Chemistry||CHEM||6.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 9087-641-1201-00-20 ||Linear Algebra and Statistics||MS||6.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 9087-641-1202-00-20 ||Sensory Analysis and Rheology Laboratories||FI||6.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 9087-641-1203-00-20 ||Food Microbiology Laboratories||BB||6.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 9087-641-1204-00-20 ||Food Chemistry Laboratories||CHEM||6.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 9087-641-1205-00-20 ||Unit operations||EET||6.0|
|2||1|| Semestral || 9087-641-2101-00-21 ||Dairy Products Quality Analysis and Control||FI||6.0|
|2||1|| Semestral || 9087-641-2102-00-21 ||Analysis and Analysis and Quality Control of Wine and Other Alcoholic Beverages||FI||6.0|
|2||1|| Semestral || 9087-641-2103-00-21 ||Food Processing Line Project||FI||6.0|
|2||1|| Semestral || 9087-641-2104-00-21 ||Dairy Products Technologies||EET||6.0|
|2||1|| Semestral || 9087-641-2105-00-21 ||Wine and Other Alcoholic Beverages Technologies||EET||6.0|
|2||2|| Semestral || 9087-641-2201-00-21 ||Analysis and Quality Control of Marine Food Resources||FI||6.0|
|2||2|| Semestral || 9087-641-2202-00-21 ||Horticulture and Cereals Analysis and Quality Control||FI||6.0|
|2||2|| Semestral || 9087-641-2203-00-21 ||Food Hygiene and Safety||FI||6.0|
|2||2|| Semestral || 9087-641-2204-00-21 ||Horticultural and Cereal Technology||EET||6.0|
|2||2|| Semestral || 9087-641-2205-00-21 ||Marine Food Resource Technology||EET||6.0|
|3||1|| Semestral || 9087-641-3101-00-20 ||Analysis and Quality Control of Meat and Meat Products||FI||6.0|
|3||1|| Semestral || 9087-641-3102-00-20 ||Analysis and Quality Control of Olive Oil, Olives and Vegetable Oils||FI||6.0|
|3||1|| Semestral || 9087-641-3103-00-20 ||Entrepreneurship||BS||6.0|
|3||1|| Semestral || 9087-641-3104-00-20 ||Meat and Meat Products Technology||EET||6.0|
|3||1|| Semestral || 9087-641-3105-00-20 ||Technology of Olive Oil, Olives and Vegetable Oils||EET||6.0|
|3||2|| Semestral || 9087-641-3201-00-20 ||Industry and Food Innovation||FI||6.0|
|3||2|| Semestral || 9087-641-3202-00-20 ||Food Engineering Project||EET||6.0|
|3||2|| Semestral || 9087-641-3203-00-20 ||Emerging Technologies and Investments||FI||6.0|
|3||2|| Semestral || 9087-641-3204-00-20 ||Food Safety Management Systems||FI||6.0|
|3||2|| Semestral || 9087-641-3205-00-20 ||Effluent and Waste Treatment||EPT||6.0|
Accreditation/RegisterWith prior accreditation in 2017, for 6 years | Fixed vacancy limit: 75
Initial registration: R / A-Cr 19/2017 of 05/24/2017