Master in Animal Science

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The Master on Zootechnical Engineering aims to provide a thorough technical and scientific training in animal husbandry to all who choose a teaching, research or technical career in this area, providing theoretical information, use of analysis tools and practical intervention capacity, for an immediate professional practice and capacity of permanent updating in the face of new scientific and technological advances. Thus, it is intended that the graduate student acquire experimental procedure habits, project capacity and, ultimately, develop a critical attitude towards the problems, allowing him to define with clarity the paths that lead to the best solutions in the area of animal production.


The skills that students should develop are defined and are consistent with the objectives of the course, in which some subject matter is highly motivating both from the point of view of their practical applicability, and from the point of view of further research. In addition, teaching methods are adapted to teaching objectives facilitating student participation in research. The average of the study time corresponds to the estimated ECTS. The evaluation of students is made according to the objectives of each subject, with coordination between units, content and objectives, known by the students and teachers. At the end of this course, the graduate in Zootechnical Engineering should be able to carry out individual projects, work in teams, produce reports, make presentations, communicate effectively, process data and produce information and invest in personal training. Sometimes teachers challenge students to work with concrete situations of companies to which give support, in situations requested to the university. Thus, the Master of Zootechnical Engineering should be able to ensure quality and competence, concurrent engineering acts, and be multifaceted, displaying updated knowledge in various fields, mainly in the area of livestock production.

Admission Requirements

May apply to the master degree: a) holders of the licenciado degree in Agricultural Sciences, Biology, Veterinary Nursing or related field, or legally equivalent qualification; b) holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum vitae that is recognized by the scientific council as attesting to the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies.

Professional Opportunities

Animal production technician and manager, in animal production companies; Technician and manager of cooperatives, agricultural associations and rural development organizations; Consultant (preparation, monitoring and evaluation of projects) in the rural area; Higher technician or manager in public and private entities and companies linked to the rural sector; Trainer in the area of zootechnics; Scientific researcher.


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Course Code


ECTS Credits



2 Years

Study Regime

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

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  • Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
  • ACEF/2021/0405207
  • Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior
  • R/A-Ef 2825/2011 de 18-03-2011

Study Program

Code Name Year Semester
0200694Experimental Delineation 1st year1st semester
0200667General Physiology1st year1st semester
0200702Milking Biology1st year1st semester
0200693Nutrition1st year1st semester
0200715Reproduction 1st year1st semester
0200668Environmental Control and Dimensioning of Stuctures 1st year2nd semester
0200717Ethology and Ethics in Animal Production 1st year2nd semester
0200680Management of an Agricultural Company1st year2nd semester
0200703Production of Monogastrics1st year2nd semester
0200674Production of Ruminants1st year2nd semester
0200690Seminar1st year2nd semester
0200696Thesis2nd yearYearly