Spatial Planning and Urban Project

University of Porto

24 months
3000 EUR/year
1250 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Spatial Planning and Urban Project Programme at the , shared by the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Architecture, both from the University of Porto, benefits from the sharing experience in previous years between the two institutions and aims to provide students a theoretical and practical experience for a deeper professional practice.

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Without losing its urban, suburban or interurban Portuguese context, the main themes offered by the Spatial Planning and Urban Project Programme at the University of Porto, will be guided to the international debate on the environmental, social and economic field. In this sense, the Programme will follow methods of studying and understanding national urban planning issues and, by analogy, distinguished international cases.

Fields of Specialization

At a high scientific level, the course aims at his side specialization: to improve a professional training leading to the preparation of students as highly skilled technicians in the field of urban and environmental issues; to adjust the knowledge and training to the level of market requirements in specific work Portugal and the European Union; to promote in the academic or professional field advanced skills for technological progress, for social and cultural knowledge; to enlarge knowledge in the contemporary spatial dynamics area, and the theories and planning systems; to strengthen the capacity for critics, analyzing, evaluating and synthesizing new and complex ideas in the field of technical and scientific study; to assure the appropriate academic training requirements for the university teaching or researching career.

Employment Prospects

Specific objectives of the Programme are: to expand the areas of training at the level of undergraduate and advanced study courses in various topics of engineering education and, in particular, the specific area of the Master in Civil Engineering - Planning Option, allowing thus a wider spatial coverage of postgraduate education in territorial planning and dynamics and adjust that level to the requirements of specific labor market in Portugal and the European Union aiming, therefore, the attractiveness and mobility of students from different countries and the competitiveness and complementarily of training and education at FEUP and at FAUP, as well as in European and broader international institutions, at the university level of education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Urban Environment Quality and Planning
  • Urban Forms and Structures
  • Planning Transports and Mobility
  • Urban and metropolitan Policies
  • Spatial Planning System

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Citizen Card or Passport 
  • Copy of Vaccine Bulletin with the tetanus vaccine up to date 
  • Identification of Tax ID Number 
  • Declaration on honor that you are a scholarship candidate, where applicable (document provided by the services).
  • Hold a bachelors degree or legal equivalent in one of the areas specified by the school/faculty;
  • Hold a foreign higher education degree that is in accordance with the Bologna process or that may be recognised by the U.Porto as satisfying the requirements of a bachelors degree;
  • Have an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that the U.Porto recognises as proof of ability to complete the course of study.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1250 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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