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Civil Engineering

Qualification awarded (in original language)
"Licenciatura em Engenharia Civil". Title of "Licenciado".

Level of qualification
1st Cycle of Studies. EQF level 6. ISCED 2011 level 6.

Admission requirements
Students 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 national entrance examinations of Physics and Chemistry (07) and Mathematics (16).

Recognition of prior learning
Following 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 regulations
6 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. It includes a final project comprising 6 credits.
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 programme
The profile of the programme comprises the development of the technical-scientific knowledge and professional skills in the study areas of Civil Engineering: Mechanics of Materials and Structural Concrete; Hydraulics and Hydric Resources; Technology and Construction Materials; Geotechnics; Construction Management and Legislation; Planning and Urbanism; Roads; Project.

Key learning outcomes
The degree of "licenciado" (bachelor) in Civil Engineering is awarded to those students that demonstrate the knowledge, skills and competencies required to solve problems and demonstrate a professional approach in the following domains: design, construction and maintenance/rehabilitation of civil construction works, involving the specialities of concrete and pre-stressed concrete structures, steel and composite structures, structures strengthening and monitoring, hydraulic structures, control and monitoring of treatment plants, geotechnical infrastructure, land supporting structures and road infrastructures; coordination of projects, safety and quality management, management of buildings and urban and inter-urban infrastructures.

To complete the qualification, the student is required to pass all compulsory course units of the study plan.

Occupational profiles of graduates
The degree of "licenciado" (bachelor) in Civil Engineering belongs to the education and training area of Technologies. Graduates are qualified to develop a professional activity within the profile of the programme.

Access to further studies
The 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 requirements

Examination regulations, assessment and grading
Examination and assessment are regulated by the IPB general regulation, available in www.ipb.pt/sa, and by the School pedagogical regulation, available in www.estig.ipb.pt.
Consult this Guide under the option “The ECTS at the IPB” for information on the grading and qualification system.

Mode of study

Programme director
Antonio Miguel Verdelho Paula (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Scientific areas of the study plan
Scientific AreaAcronymECTS Credits
Construction Management and LegislationCML12.00.0
Hydraulics and Hydric ResourcesHHR18.00.0
Mechanics of Materials and Structural ConcreteMSC42.00.0
Planning and UrbanismPUb12.00.0
Tecnology and Construction MaterialsTCM18.00.0
Total 180.00.0

Course structure
YearSemTypeCodeCourse UnitScientific
11 Semestral  9089-322-1101-00-23 Linear Algebra and Analytic GeometryMat6.0
11 Semestral  9089-322-1102-00-23 Calculus IMat6.0
11 Semestral  9089-322-1103-00-23 StaticsMSC6.0
11 Semestral  9089-322-1104-00-23 PhysicsPhy6.0
11 Semestral  9089-322-1105-00-23 InformaticsInf6.0
12 Semestral  9089-322-1201-00-23 Calculus IIMat6.0
12 Semestral  9089-322-1202-00-23 Technical Drawing and Construction GraphicsPUb6.0
12 Semestral  9089-322-1203-00-23 Soil Mechanics and Foundations IGeo6.0
12 Semestral  9089-322-1204-00-23 Strength of Materials IMSC6.0
12 Semestral  9089-322-1205-00-23 Construction SurveyingRds6.0
21 Semestral  9089-322-2101-00-23 Architecture and UrbanismPUb6.0
21 Semestral  9089-322-2102-00-23 StatisticsMat6.0
21 Semestral  9089-322-2103-00-23 Construction MaterialsTCM6.0
21 Semestral  9089-322-2104-00-23 Soil Mechanics and Foundations IIGeo6.0
21 Semestral  9089-322-2105-00-23 Strength of Materials IIMSC6.0
22 Semestral  9089-322-2201-00-23 Structural Analysis IMSC6.0
22 Semestral  9089-322-2202-00-23 Building Technology ITCM6.0
22 Semestral  9089-322-2203-00-23 General HydraulicsHHR6.0
22 Semestral  9089-322-2204-00-23 Operational ResearchMat6.0
22 Semestral  9089-322-2205-00-23 Numerical MethodsMat6.0
31 Semestral  9089-322-3101-00-23 Structural Concrete IMSC6.0
31 Semestral  9089-322-3102-00-23 Structural Analysis IIMSC6.0
31 Semestral  9089-322-3103-00-23 Building Technology IITCM6.0
31 Semestral  9089-322-3104-00-23 Applied Hydraulics IHHR6.0
31 Semestral  9089-322-3105-00-23 Quality, Safety and Sustainability in ConstructionCML6.0
32 Semestral  9089-322-3201-00-23 Structural Concrete IIMSC6.0
32 Semestral  9089-322-3202-00-23 Applied Hydraulics IIHHR6.0
32 Semestral  9089-322-3203-00-23 Construction ManagementCML6.0
32 Semestral  9089-322-3204-00-23 Final ProjectPrj6.0
32 Semestral  9089-322-3205-00-23 RoadsRds6.0

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