Bachelor in Engineering Sciences - Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Under the existing agreement between the University of the Azores and the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) of the University of Lisbon, the first two years of the Engineering Sciences course - Civil Eng., Mechanical Eng. and Electrical and Computer Engineering. Students who successfully complete the first two years of the course continue their studies at IST, entering the 3rd year of the course. Civil Engineering is responsible for the execution of major works such as dams, viaducts and bridges, roads and canals, collective buildings and equipment, ports and airports, sanitation networks and transport systems, in addition to being involved in the rehabilitation and maintenance of existing infrastructure and constructions. It is also responsible for city planning and land use planning, the design, planning and maintenance of roads, water supply and sanitation networks, the treatment and recycling of waste, the management of water resources and so many other necessary activities to life in society. Mechanical Engineering enables students to develop skills that allow them to perform functions of analysis, design and manufacture of components, tools, machines and equipment, as well as functions of organization and production management. It also provides their integration in multidisciplinary teams that will enable them to deal with complex mechanical engineering problems, collecting, selecting and interpreting the relevant information, including cases of limited or incomplete information, and integrating knowledge acquired in the course, in order to obtain solutions for new challenges. Electrotechnical and Computer Engineering, with its multidisciplinarity, allows students to be stimulated to develop their practical skills, develop and manage projects from the device level, for networks to communication systems and integrated systems. All of this to allow advances in the development of increasingly reliable and robust software and hardware systems, which provide better experiences for all the people who use them.


Civil Engineering: a) Develop skills in several subjects such as Material Mechanics, Hydraulics and Systems Engineering; b) Enable for the design of projects and solutions that allow the improvement of the quality of life of the populations, through the use of natural resources. Mechanical Engineering: a) To train mechanical engineers with skills to conceive, design, manufacture and operate mechanical engineering systems and products; b) Foster a creative, critical, autonomous and interdisciplinary approach, incorporating the most recent technological innovations. Electrotechnical and Computer Engineering - To enable for conception, including analysis, specification, design, industrialization, commercialization and use of products and services that use electricity, along with other forms of energy, in the field of Electrotechnical Engineering and Information Technologies.

Admission Requirements

Those interested can apply for the course through one of the following national competitions organized by DGES: National Competition for Access and Admission to Public Higher Education; and Special Regimes. Application may also be possible through the following special competitions, organized by the University of the Azores: Special Competitions for Access and Admission to the University of the Azores (Over 23 Years, Holders of Technological Specialization Diploma, Holders of Higher Professional Technician Diploma, Holders of Other Higher Education Courses, Holders of dual certification courses in secondary education and specialized artistic courses); Regimes of Re-entry and Change of Institution / Course; Special competition for access and admission of international students to the University of the Azores. In all cases, the application is dependent on the candidates' compliance with the conditions required for this purpose. For more information on national competitions and the conditions of access and admission, consult the DGES page at, and for information on special competitions, consult the regulations available on our website.

Professional Opportunities

After completing the Integrated Master in Civil Engineering, in Mechanical Engineering or in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Instituto Superior Técnico of the University of Lisbon, and with the enrollment in the Order of Engineers, professionals are able to perform functions in: Civil Engineer: Project offices; Industries linked to the construction sector Infrastructure companies (water, sanitation, electricity, gas, road networks); Central, regional and municipal administration bodies; Maintenance and operations management activities; Project evaluation and consultancy in service companies (banks and insurance companies); Technical and commercial activities; Research and industrial development laboratories. Mechanical Engineer: Project offices; Manufacturing industries for mechanical and thermal equipment; Energy production and air conditioning companies; Maintenance and operations management activities; Project evaluation and consultancy tasks in service companies (banks and insurance companies); Technical and commercial activities; Research and industrial development laboratories. Electrical and Computer Engineer: Services and industries in the technological areas of telecommunications, energy, electronics, computers (hard and soft perspectives), robotics, decision and control; Technological support for the development of systems and products for medicine, biotechnology, space, oceans and the environment; Consulting and software development.


Ponta Delgada

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2 Years

Study Regime

Full- or part-time attendance, presence required in daytime schedule

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