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Technology and Animal Science

Qualification awarded (in original language)
"Mestrado em Tecnologias da Ciência Animal". Title of "Mestre".

Level of qualification
2nd Cycle of Studies. EQF level 7. ISCED 2011 level 7.

Admission requirements
The 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 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
4 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 will be concluded with a final report comprising 54 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 programme
The profile of the programme comprises the The profile of the programme comprises the development of the technical-scientific knowledge and professional specialized skills in the study areas of Animal Science. Animal Science.

Key learning outcomes
The degree of "mestre" (master) in Technologies and Animal Science, 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 underly 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 graduates
The degree of "mestre" (master) in Technology and Animal Science belongs to the education and training area of Agriculture Sciences and Natural Resources. Graduates are specialized to develop a professional activity within the profile of the programme.

Access to further studies
The 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 requirements
Students 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 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.esa.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
Alfredo Jorge Costa Teixeira (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Scientific areas of the study plan
Scientific AreaAcronymECTS Credits
Animal ScienceCAN90.00.0
Computer ScienceCII6.00.0
Entrepreneurship SciencesCIE6.00.0
Food IndustryINA12.00.0
Mathematics and StatisticsMAE6.00.0

Course structure
YearSemTypeCodeCourse UnitScientific
11 Semestral 
Experimental Design and Multivariate AnalysisMAE6.0
11 Semestral 
Databases and Data MiningCII6.0
11 Semestral 
Animal Feeding TechnologiesCAN6.0
11 Semestral 
Reproductive TechnologiesCAN6.0
11 Semestral 
Option I-Controlo MicrobiológicoINA6.0
11 Semestral 
Option I-Análise e Controlo de Perigos Químicos---
11 Semestral 
Option I-Análise e Controlo de Perigos Biológicos---
11 Semestral 
Option I-Técnicas Analíticas Avançadas---
11 Semestral 
Option I-Boas Práticas no Setor Agro-Alimentar---
11 Semestral 
Option I-Autenticidade e Certificação de Produtos Alimentares---
11 Semestral 
Option I-Ciência da Carne---
11 Semestral 
Option I-Bases de Dados e Data Mining---
11 Semestral 
Option I-Tecnologias Reprodutivas---
11 Semestral 
Option I-Food Chemistry and Toxicology---
11 Semestral 
Option I-Physic-Chemistry Control Methods---
11 Semestral 
Option I-Packaging, Storage and Transportation---
11 Semestral 
Option I-Legislation for Licensing Agro-Food Activities---
12 Semestral 
Genetic Biotechnology and Breeding PlansCAN6.0
12 Semestral 
Meat ScienceCAN6.0
12 Semestral 
Dairy ScienceCAN6.0
12 Semestral 
Marketing and EntrepreneurshipCIE6.0
12 Semestral 
Option II-Autenticidade de Produtos AlimentaresINA6.0
12 Semestral 
Option II-Gestão de Segurança Alimentar e Saúde PúblicaINA6.0
12 Semestral 
Option II-Segurança e RastreabilidadeINA6.0
12 Semestral 
Option II-Boas Práticas no Setor Agro-Alimentar---
12 Semestral 
Option II-Desenvolvimento de Produtos e Inovação---
12 Semestral 
Option II-Ciência da Carne---
12 Semestral 
Option II-Bases de Dados e Data Mining---
12 Semestral 
Option II-Tecnologias Reprodutivas---
12 Semestral 
Option II-Cleaning, Disinfection and Safety---
Final Project/DissertationCAN54.0
21 Semestral 


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