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 Bachelor in Environmental Sciences

Trains professionals with the skills to interpret the natural phenomena that control the state of the environment. These graduates benefit from a specialised and integrated training, allowing them to contribute to technical and/or political decision-making based on extensive scientific criteria. They are also prepared to intervene in terms of spatial planning, nature conservation, environmental monitoring and risk control, in different professional fields.​

2022/2023

General


Academic degree:
  • Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree)
ECTS:
180
Duration:
6 curricular semesters
Regime:
Daytime
Place:
Gualtar Campus, Braga (UM)
Main Scientific area:
  • Environmental Sciences

Contacts


    School of Sciences
    Campus de Gualtar
    4710 - 057 Braga

    Tel: +351 253604390 Fax: +351 253604398
    E-Mail: cpedagogico@ecum.uminho.pt; sec@ecum.uminho.pt
    URL: http://www.ecum.uminho.pt

Description


The education profile in Environmental Sciences is markedly multidisciplinary with a strong practical componente, which are essencial for training in Environmental Sciences. The solid training base of students gained over the UCs, allow them to be integrated in research activities, especially in the last year of the course. The existence of a UC “Project in Environmental Sciences” (10 ECTS) will foster the integration in ongoing research projects in several scientific Centres in the areas of Earth Sciences, Biology, Physics and Chemistry from ECUM. The conclusion of the course in Environmental Sciences will allow students to integrate into diverse professional activities in the labor market, as well as the possibility of further studies in the area of Environmental Sciences in 2nd and 3rd Cycles.

Key learning outcomes


1. Offer a multidisciplinary spectrum of scientific training in Environmental Sciences;
2. Prepare students with a multidisciplinary and holistic view of the Environmental problems;
3. Provide tools for an approach of environmental adaptation to global change processes;
4. Provide additional training in economic and legal aspects of the environment, in order to allow that the treatment of environmental issues will be framed in the social and economic problems;
5. To help students on skills aquisition to enable student mobility within the European Higher Education.

Access to higher education


Organized according to the European Credit Transfer (ECTS) is possible to be recognized for further study in other Institutions with a similar system. Completion of the Degree (180 ECTS) will allow further studies in Master Courses.

Careers


Higher Education Institutions and Scientific Research and Technological Development Institutions; Central, regional and local public Services; Project and Consulting Offices in the area of Environmental Sciences and Territorial Planning; Companies in different fields of environment, energy, quality, hygiene and safety; Solid waste recovery treatment companies; Environmental Impact Studies, Environmental Management and Environmental Engineering Companies; Quality, Environment and Safety Policy Studies; Consultancy, design, implementation and monitoring companies in the Environmental area.

Access


50

Vacancies

0

Minimum

Access forms


The access to this Cycle of Study can be done through the following ways:
- Application for National Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Special Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Local Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Special Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Access to Higher Education Admissions through Re-Entry, Change and Transfer of Course.

Formal requirements


Entrance Testing

02 Biology and Geology
or
07 Physics and Chemistry
or
09 Geography

This information must be verified on
http://www.dges.gov.pt/guias/detcursopi.asp?codc=9379&code=1000

Aditional Information


Study Plan


Regime Curricular Unit Scientific Area ECTS
Year 1 60
S1 General Chemistry QUI 6
S1 Molecular and Cell Biology BIO 6
S1 Physics Fis 6
S1 Topics of Mathematics EC M 6
S1 Zoology BIO 6
S2 Botanics BIO 6
S2 Dynamic Geology GEOL 6
S2 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry QUI 6
S2 Physical Complements Fis 6
S2 Statistics EC M 6
Year 2 60
S1 General Ecology BIO 5
S1 General Microbiology BIO 5
S1 Genetics BIO 5
S1 Geological Materials GEOL 5
S1 Landscape Resources GEOL 5
S1 Thematic Mapping GEOL 5
S2 Ecophysiology BIO 5
S2 Geological Resources GEOL 5
S2 Instrumental Methods of Analysis QUI 5
S2 Introduction to Environmental Law D 5
S2 Population Ecology CAmb 5
S2 Tools Applied to Environmental Sciences CAmb 5
Year 3 60
S1 Earth-Atmosphere System CAmb 5
S1 Economy of the Environment and Natural Resources E 5
S1 Environmental Geology CAmb 5
S1 From Carbon Energy to Renewables CAmb 5
S1 Pedology and Soil Conservation CAmb 5
S1 Opção UMinho 5
Academic English LINGL 6
Bilingualism Psi 6
Digital Citizenship TSI 6
Education and Creative Global Citizenship CEd 6
Education, Citizenship and Human Rights ED 6
Environmental, Social and Economic Sustainability CS; EG; ENG; Cie 6
Full Democracy, Responsibility and Rule of Law D 6
Introduction to the Russian Language and Culture ELG 6
Inventory Management Principles G 6
Labour Law D 6
Mathematics Behind Things M 6
Photographic Literacy from Physics to Message Fis 6
Substances that Changed the World QUI 6
Themes in Equality and Non-Discrimination Law D 6
Topics in Astronomy and Cosmology Fis 6
S2 Environmental Sciences Project CAmb 10
S2 Opção 1 5
Air Quality Monitoring CAmb 5
Biodiversity and Global Change CAmb 5
Environmental Monitorization CAmb 5
Environmental Toxicology CAmb 5
Monitoring and Control of Technological Risks CAmb 5
Physics of Environmental Phenomena CAmb 5
Water Resources Management CAmb 5
S2 Opção 2 5
Air Quality Monitoring CAmb 5
Biodiversity and Global Change CAmb 5
Environmental Monitorization CAmb 5
Environmental Toxicology CAmb 5
Monitoring and Control of Technological Risks CAmb 5
Physics of Environmental Phenomena CAmb 5
Water Resources Management CAmb 5
S2 Opção 3 5
Air Quality Monitoring CAmb 5
Biodiversity and Global Change CAmb 5
Environmental Monitorization CAmb 5
Environmental Toxicology CAmb 5
Monitoring and Control of Technological Risks CAmb 5
Physics of Environmental Phenomena CAmb 5
Water Resources Management CAmb 5
S2 Opção 4 5
Air Quality Monitoring CAmb 5
Biodiversity and Global Change CAmb 5
Environmental Monitorization CAmb 5
Environmental Toxicology CAmb 5
Monitoring and Control of Technological Risks CAmb 5
Physics of Environmental Phenomena CAmb 5
Water Resources Management CAmb 5

Assessment/Accreditation


A3ES Accreditation status:
Accredited
Resolution publication date:
15-09-2020
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Ef 2419/2011/AL01
Registry Date:
19-04-2021
Accreditation validity:
30-07-2026