Master in Engineering and Management of Water Systems

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It is the aim of this study cycle to offer training in the area of engineering and management of water in order to support the development of sustainable management of water resources. In the exercise of their profession Water Engineers should be able to: a) Evaluate water availability and needs in order to delineate a long term sustainable use of this resource; b) Explore and manage underground water resources in an environmental balanced way; c) Plan and design water supply systems and residual waters drainage and treatment systems, as well as to intervene with the goal of improving the operation efficiency of the existent ones; d) Manage water supply systems and residual waters drainage and treatment systems in a sustainable way, implementing systems of acting evaluation; e) Evaluate and manage the operation of water systems in the face of extreme hydrological situations using modelling tools.


The competences to be developed in the study cycle are: a) integrated overlook of the different urban water cycle components, b) water and wastewater management utilities considering efficiency and reliability principles, c) basic concepts of urban hydraulic, water and wastewater treatment processes, d) use of modelling tools and improve variable measurements for better manage the water systems. The curricular program focuses all the urban water cycle components (abstraction, treatment, transport, supply/collection), and also focus water management and measuring techniques and modelling.

Admission Requirements

Those who meet the following conditions may apply to the 2nd cycle of studies leading to the master degree: a) Holders of the degree in Engineering and Environmental Management, Civil Engineering, Environmental sciences or related fields, or legal equivalent; b) Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum vitae that is recognised by the scientific council as attesting to the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies

Professional Opportunities

Technician and manager in water and wastewater management entities; Technician and manager in non-profit associations (NGOs); Consultant (preparation, monitoring and evaluation of projects) in the area of water and wastewater; Higher technician and manager in the areas of the environment, water resources and land use; Trainer in the areas of operation of water and wastewater systems; Scientific researcher.


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Course Code


ECTS Credits



2 Years

Study Regime

Full-time attendance, presence required in after-work schedule


  • Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
  • PERA/1718/0026221
  • Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior
  • R/A-Ef 39/2012 de 04-05-2012

Study Program

Code Name Year Semester
0201258Applied Hydraulics1st year1st semester
0201325Hydrology of island systems1st year1st semester
0201336Quality of Life 1st year1st semester
0201241Water Use Management1st year1st semester
0201223Wetlands Management and Conservation1st year1st semester
0201236Conception and Management of WWTP1st year2nd semester
0201327Environment Law1st year2nd semester
0201226Hydrological Modeling1st year2nd semester
0201338Quantitative Methods and Instrumentation1st year2nd semester
0201224WWTP Conception and Management1st year2nd semester
0201239Conception and Management of Urban Hydraulics Systems2nd year1st semester
0201329Project I2nd year1st semester
0201337Treatment system for small agglomerates2nd year1st semester
0201334Water Resources Management2nd year1st semester
0201326Project II2nd year2nd semester