M.Sc. On Campus

Environmental Engineering

Instituto Superior Técnico

24 months
7000 EUR/year
1063 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Environmental Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico is addressed to graduates in areas associated with Engineering, Sustainability, Ecology and related areas.


About this Degree from Instituto Superior Técnico

Environmental Engineering looks at the existing environmental problems in society, namely those caused by the implementation of solutions given by other areas of Engineering. In a world where sustainability is on the agenda, the role of environmental engineers involves understanding what tools to use in order to lower the environmental impact and the ecological footprint of human activities while maintaining the efficiency of related processes. Thus, this field of Engineering operates in pollution planning and control, waste, effluent and gaseous pollutant treatment and environmental system management, while optimizing soil and land use.

Career Opportunities

Instituto Superior Técnico MSc graduates in Environmental Engineering are prepared to pursue a career in agencies related to the Environment, ministries, municipal city halls, consulting companies, industries, research and development and may work in:

  • environmental problem analysis and solution;
  • natural resource management;
  • integrated planning and control of pollution, including waste, effluent and gaseous pollutant treatment;
  • management of environmental systems oriented to problem solving through the optimization of soil and land use in order to lower the magnitude of negative environmental impacts;
  • Consultancy, leadership, supervision and management;
  • Vocational training and teaching.

Programme Structure

  • The MSc Environmental Engineering (Major) allows the student to increase the capabilities and knowledge acquired in the 1st Cycle, Circular Economy, Environmental Policy and Management, Territory, Water Sanitation and Treatment, Air Quality, among others.

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

  • hold a 1st cycle degree in Science and Technology (except in the case of the 2nd cycle in Architecture, which requires a 1st cycle degree in Architecture);
  • hold an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that certifies their ability to do the MSc programme which they apply for.

Candidates are selected according to these criteria:

  • affinity between the degree they hold and the programme they apply for;
  • type of degree they hold;
  • academic success in the programme they attended.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1063 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1063 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Lisbon

630 - 1123 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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