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. 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 programmeThe 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 outcomesThe 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 graduatesThe 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 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.
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.estig.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.
Scientific areas of the study plan
|Scientific Area||Acronym||ECTS Credits|
|Construction Management and Legislation||CML||12.0||0.0|
|Hydraulics and Hydric Resources||HHR||18.0||0.0|
|Mechanics of Materials and Structural Concrete||MSC||42.0||0.0|
|Planning and Urbanism||PUb||12.0||0.0|
|Tecnology and Construction Materials||TCM||18.0||0.0|
|1||1||Semestral||9089-322-1101-00-22||Linear Algebra and Analytic Geometry||Mat||6.0|
|1||2||Semestral||9089-322-1202-00-21||Technical Drawing and Construction Graphics||PUb||6.0|
|1||2||Semestral||9089-322-1203-00-21||Soil Mechanics and Foundations I||Geo||6.0|
|1||2||Semestral||9089-322-1204-00-21||Strength of Materials I||MSC||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||9089-322-2101-00-22||Architecture and Urbanism||PUb||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||9089-322-2104-00-22||Soil Mechanics and Foundations II||Geo||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||9089-322-2105-00-22||Strength of Materials II||MSC||6.0|
|2||2||Semestral||9089-322-2201-00-21||Structural Analysis I||MSC||6.0|
|2||2||Semestral||9089-322-2202-00-21||Building Technology I||TCM||6.0|
|3||1||Semestral||9089-322-3101-00-22||Structural Concrete I||MSC||6.0|
|3||1||Semestral||9089-322-3102-00-22||Structural Analysis II||MSC||6.0|
|3||1||Semestral||9089-322-3103-00-22||Building Technology II||TCM||6.0|
|3||1||Semestral||9089-322-3104-00-22||Applied Hydraulics I||HHR||6.0|
|3||1||Semestral||9089-322-3105-00-22||Quality, Safety and Sustainability in Construction||CML||6.0|
|3||2||Semestral||9089-322-3201-00-21||Structural Concrete II||MSC||6.0|
|3||2||Semestral||9089-322-3202-00-21||Applied Hydraulics II||HHR||6.0|