M.Eng. On Campus

Occupational Safety and Hygiene Engineering

University of Porto

24 months
6000 EUR/year
1500 EUR/year
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The Occupational Safety and Hygiene Engineering programme of the University of Porto comprises a teaching component and a dissertation in two main areas Technology and Safety and Emergency.

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The defined objectives of the Occupational Safety and Hygiene Engineering programme of the University of Porto are:

  • Instruct specialised professionals,with the proper skills and with the necessary professional competencies to develop, coordinate and manage prevention and protection activities against occupational risks in different economic activity sectors;
  • Contribute to the development of R&D activities within a technical and scientific multidisciplinary area whilst simultaneously socially sensitive;
  • To place FEUP as the national leader in a rapidly developing area of knowledge, at a national level, thus contributing to Portugal’s international visibility in this field.
  • To achieve these goals, the MESHO is structured in two branches: technology and safety and emergency.

Professional Abilities

By the end of the Masters, students should be able to proficiently correspond to scientific and professional goals, such as:

  • Cooperate in the definition of the company’s general policy in what concerns risk prevention, and to plan and implement the correspondent management system;
  • To develop professional risk assessment procedures;
  • To conceive, programme, develop, manage and evaluate prevention and protection measures;
  • To technically coordinate the activities within the scope of health and safety at work, ensuring the insertion and technical orientation of the professionals in the area of security and hygiene at work;
  • To participate in the organisation of work in design, construction and fruition phases;
  • To manage the process of external resources usage in prevention and protection activities;
  • To ensure the organisation of the necessary documentation for company prevention management;
  • Promote information and training for workers and other members in the workplace;
  • To promote the integration of prevention in the companies’ communication systems, preparing and providing the necessary specific information;
  • Dynamize the processes of consultation and participation of workers;
  • Develop business relations with prevention network agencies.

The confirmation of the operationalisation of objectives and its degree of compliance is done by evaluating the technical and scientific skills of students in the different curricular units, including the dissertation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cost Engineering and Project Evaluation
  • Ergonomics
  • Seminars on Occupational Hygiene
  • Seminars on Occupational Safety
  • Management Systems of Work and Organizations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in Portuguese


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The application is allowed to graduates from any academic area. It is, however, made a curricular analysis case by case, to verify the suitability of scientific preparation
  • It may be required to attendance in an interview
  • ID document (Citizen Card /ID Card / Passport) or declaration containing the identification data
  • Graduation certificate regarding a higher education degree
  • Certificate (Transcript) of the higher education institution listing the curricular units in which you got a passing grade, indicating the regime (semester/year) and the number of credit units/ECTS
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letters of recommendation
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Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Porto

556 - 865 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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