Qualification awarded (in original language)"Mestrado em Agroecologia". Title of "Mestre".
Level of qualification2nd Cycle of Studies. EQF level 7. ISCED level 5.
Admission requirementsThe holders of the licenciado degree or legal equivalent, the holders of a foreign academic degree and the holders of a relevant academic, scientific or professional curriculum vitae may apply to the 2nd cycle of studies, 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.
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 regulations4 Semesters (2 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). 120 ECTS Credits (30 per semester); 1 credit corresponds to 27 hours. It includes a scientific dissertation, a project work or a professional traineeship which is concluded with a final report comprising 42 credits.
The holders of this qualification may apply to the Order of Engineers. The professional title of Engineer is awarded by this institution, according to its internal rules.
Profile of the programmeThe profile of the program comprises the development of the technical-scientific knowledge and professional specialized skills in the study area of Agricultural Sciences, focused on agroecosystems, particularly in
the management of their genetic resources, soil and water, and in the efficient use of external inputs. The program profile is fulfilled with disciplines that provide the main concepts of statistics and experimental design. Agroecology: Animal and Agricultural Productions, Earth Sciences.
Key learning outcomesThe degree of "mestre" (master) in Agro-ecology, is awarded to those students that demonstrate, in this field, the ability to:
a) develop and enhance the knowledge obtained in the first cycle, in order to develop and apply that knowledge to original situations often in the context of research;
b) apply their knowledge and understanding and problem solving capacities to new and unfamiliar situations in wide multidisciplinary situations, although related to their area of studies;
c) integrate knowledge, deal with complex matters, develop solutions or put forward opinions on situations of limited or incomplete information, including reflecting upon the implications and ethical and social responsibilities that result from both those solutions and opinions or indeed that condition them;
d) communicate their conclusions and the knowledge and reasoning that underlay them, both to experts and non-experts, clearly and unambiguously;
e) develop competences that will enable them to benefit from self-oriented or autonomous lifelong learning.
To complete the qualification, the student is required to pass all compulsory course units of the study plan.
Occupational profiles of graduatesThe degree of "mestre" (master) in Agroecology belongs to the education and training area of Agriculture Sciences and Natural Resources. Graduates are able to understand, describe and intervene in the production systems,regardless of their complexity. They feel comfortable when they need to engage in intensive cropping systems, where is imperative a good management of production factors which may potentially have large
environmental impacts, as well as in more extensive systems in the use of external factors such as organic farming. They are able to develop a holistic view of agroecosystems without, however, be inhibited face to
decision-making. The understand and value the scientific knowledge and demonstrate critical and communication skills.
Access to further studiesThe degree of "mestre" allows to proceed to 3rd cycle 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 requirementsStudents with a degree in Agronomy Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Agrarian Engineering, Agro-Livestock Engineering, Agro-industrial Engineering, Biology and other equivalent degrees considered by the Scientific Committee of the master's degree will be admitted as suitable for the course frequency. Candidates may be admitted who, without having obtained this classification, present a relevant curriculum in the Master area.
They will also be admitted students who meet the requirements of point d) of Article 17 of Decree-Law no. 74/2006 of March 24, whose area of formation will be considered by the Scientific Committee of the master's degree as appropriate to the course attendance.
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|
|Agricultural and animal production||AAP||87.0||0.0|
|Engeneiring and related techniques||ERT||6.0||0.0|
|Mathematics and statistics||MS||6.0||0.0|
|Optional subject (other masters UC)||OPT||0.0||12.0|
|1||1||Semestral||6348-349-1103-00-11||Environmental and Natural Resource Economics||CSE||6.0|
|1||1||Semestral||6348-349-1104-00-11||Sustainable Field Crops Production||PAA||5.5|
|1||1||Semestral||6348-349-1105-00-11||Systems of Agriculture and Modelling||PAA||7.0|
|1||2||Semestral||6348-349-1201-00-11||Management of Soil Fertility||ESC||6.0|
|1||2||Semestral||6348-349-1202-00-11||Management and Conservation of Water||PAA||6.0|
|1||2||Semestral||6348-349-1204-01-11||Option I-Biotechnology and Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources||---||6.0|
|1||2||Semestral||6348-349-1204-02-11||Option I-Safety and Traceability of Vegetable Products||---||6.0|
|1||2||Semestral||6348-349-1205-00-11||Integrated Pest Management||PAA||6.5|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-349-2101-00-12||Experimental Design and Multivariate Analysis||MAE||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-349-2103-00-12||Sustainable Animal Husbandry||PAA||6.0|
|1||1||Semestral||6348-488-1102-00-16||Analysis and data processing||MS||6.0|
|1||1||Semestral||6348-488-1103-00-16||Environmental and natural resources economics and rural development||AAP||6.0|
|1||1||Semestral||6348-488-1104-00-16||Soil fertility in agroecosystems||ES||6.0|
|1||1||Semestral||6348-488-1105-00-16||Sustainable animal science||AAP||6.0|
|1||2||Semestral||6348-488-1201-00-16||Conservation and management of soil and water||AAP/ES||6.0|
|1||2||Semestral||6348-488-1202-00-16||Eco-efficient management and conservation of bush and tree species||AAP||6.0|
|1||2||Semestral||6348-488-1203-00-16||Eco-efficient management and conservation of herbaceous field crops||AAP||6.0|
|1||2||Semestral||6348-488-1204-00-16||Integrated pest managment||AAP||6.0|
|1||2||Semestral||6348-488-1205-00-16||Food quality and safety||ERT||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2101-07-13||Option I-Microbiological control||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2101-22-13||Option I-Food chemistry and toxicology||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2101-18-13||Option I-Applied mycology||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2101-21-13||Option I-Advance forestry protection||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2101-09-13||Option I-Packaging, storage and transportation||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2101-12-13||Option I-Genomics, proteomics and metabolomics||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2101-16-13||Option I-Forestry legislation and certification||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2101-17-13||Option I-Legislation and licensing of agro-food industries||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2101-20-13||Option I-Microbial production and analysis||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2101-30-13||Option I-Applied virology and bacteriology||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2101-13-15||Option I-Management of vegetation||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2101-11-15||Option I-Genetics and forestry improvement||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2101-26-15||Option I-Forestry soils||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2101-01-16||Option I-Database and Data Mining||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2101-08-16||Option I-Landscape ecology||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2101-14-16||Option I-Management of urban areas environment||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2101-28-16||Option I-Reproductive technologies||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2101-10-15||Option I-Basic pharmacology||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2101-15-16||Option I-Laboratory of environmental quality evaluation I||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2101-19-16||Option I-Modelling of environmental systems||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2101-23-15||Option I-Advanced silviculture||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2101-24-16||Option I-Systems of water supply and drainage||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2101-25-16||Option I-Quality systems and laboratory accreditation||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2101-27-16||Option I-Technologies for animal nutrition||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2101-29-16||Option I-Nature tourism and recreation||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2101-31-16||Option I-Análise e Controlo de Perigos Biológicos||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2102-07-13||Option II-Microbiological control||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2102-09-13||Option II-Packaging, storage and transportation||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2102-12-13||Option II-Genomics, proteomics and metabolomics||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2102-16-13||Option II-Forestry legislation and certification||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2102-17-13||Option II-Legislation and licensing of agro-food industries||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2102-18-13||Option II-Applied mycology||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2102-20-13||Option II-Microbial production and analysis||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2102-21-13||Option II-Advance forestry protection||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2102-22-13||Option II-Food chemistry and toxicology||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2102-30-13||Option II-Applied virology and bacteriology||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2102-11-15||Option II-Genetics and forestry improvement||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2102-26-15||Option II-Forestry soils||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2102-01-15||Option II-Database and data mining||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2102-08-15||Option II-Landscape ecology||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2102-10-15||Option II-Basic pharmacology||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2102-13-15||Option II-Management of vegetation||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2102-14-15||Option II-Management of urban areas environment||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2102-15-15||Option II-Laboratory of environmental quality evaluation I||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2102-19-15||Option II-Modelling of environmental systems||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2102-23-15||Option II-Advanced silviculture||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2102-24-15||Option II-Systems of water supply and drainage||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2102-25-15||Option II-Quality systems and laboratory accreditation||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2102-27-15||Option II-Technologies for animal nutrition||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2102-28-15||Option II-Reproductive technologies||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2102-29-15||Option II-Nature tourism and recreation||---||6.0|
|2||1||Semestral||6348-488-2102-31-15||Option II-Análise e Controlo de Perigos Biológicos||---||6.0|