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Earth and Atmosphere Sciences

Bachelor's Degree

Ano Letivo 2022/2023

Ciências da Terra e Atmosfera

Course Overview

The Earth and Atmospheric Sciences course is a degree in the area of the Earth Sciences which contribute to

knowledge and understanding of the Earth as a dynamic system, giving to those who attend a set of general and

specific skills like:

- Identify the key processes that led to the formation and evolution of the Earth system and its evolution over time;

- Know and identify the natural processes that keep the Earth system in balance;- Evaluate and monitoring the

mineral and geological resources and environmental water, using new technologies to detect and monitoring

(satellites, radar, GPS, etc.);

- Know the effects of human activity on the Earth system, the inherent natural and technological hazards and how

to combat them; and


- Know the observational and numerical methods for analysis and forecasting.

Organic Unit: School of Science and Technology
Duration: 6 Semesters/180 ECTS credits (156 required and 24 optional in curricular units)
Language: Portuguese
Regime: Day classes

Career Prospects

The great course interdisciplinary and the modular structure with a wide range of options, privileging the "know-how" allows our graduates to acquire diverse skills that prepare them effectively to perform functions in:

-  Industrial companies in the sectors of exploration and mining and water resources;

 - Management of coastal regions and natural parks as well as civil protection;

-  Municipalities in the sectors of planning, geotechnics and technical assistance in general;

-  As technician in geotechnics, geophysics and/or environment areas;

- As meteorologist;  or

- As a geologist;


On the other hand, the ability to integrate information from different sources, to work in groups and to make decisions makes the graduates in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences especially apt to integrate working groups in the area of ​​management. This degree also provides a suitable scientific basis for the frequency of 2nd cycles, namely in Earth Sciences, Atmosphere and Space, Energy and Environment, or others in related fields.

Entry Requirements

Entrance Exams

One of the following exams:
  • 02 - Biology and Geology
  • 07 - Physics and Chemistry
Média do secundário: 65% Provas de ingresso: 35%

Access Routes and Applications

Tuition Fees

Annual Tuition Fees

Students from EU countries
697.00 €
International Students
2500.00 €
International Students with Merit Scholarships
1050.00 €
International Students with Cooperation and Development Grants
1250.00 €

Course Committee

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Contact Information

Director: Patrícia Sofia Martins Moita []

Academic Manager: Vitória dos Anjos Bonito Guiomar
Academic Services (online): SAC.ONLINE