Undergraduate in Civil Engineering

Course presentation

The aim of the undergraduate course is to train professionals with highly qualified scientific, technical, ethical and professional levels, in the various areas of civil engineering intervention, with the ability to apply high level knowledge. To reach this goal, skills are developed to enable these professionals to design, plan, implement and manage projects in the areas of structures, buildings, water and environment, planning and transport. In addition the following capacities are also developed: use of modern information technology in implementing the various functions that make up the civil engineering professional activities; act in diverse workplaces such as consulting, design, construction companies and construction services, building inspection, planning and transport, management water resources and environment, both government entities and private companies.

The Polytechnic of Leiria is the first Institute in Portugal to be granted the EUR-ACE® label at the bachelor level in Civil Engineering recognized by ENAEE (European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education). The accreditation extended to Master in Civil Engineering as well recognizing quality in Civil Engineering programs at School of Technology and Management of Leiria’s Polytechnic. The distinction confirms education quality in these particular field of study placing these programs among the best European universities and polytechnics.

Curricular plan

CodeCurricular Unit Period ECTS Workload
9089101Mathematical Analysis1st Semester675 h
9089102Linear Algebra1st Semester560 h
9089103Physics1st Semester675 h
9089104Technical Drawing1st Semester560 h
9089105Topography1st Semester675 h
9089106English1st Semester230 h
9089107Statistics2nd Semester345 h
9089108Applied Mathematics2nd Semester675 h
9089109Applied Mathematics2nd Semester560 h
9089110Design and Computer Graphics2nd Semester560 h
9089111Programming2nd Semester675 h
9089112Engineering Geology2nd Semester560 h
CodeCurricular Unit Period ECTS Workload
9089113Soil Mechanics and Foundations I1st Semester675 h
9089114Strength of Materials I1st Semester560 h
9089115Hydraulics1st Semester675 h
9089116Construction Materials1st Semester560 h
9089117General Construction Processes1st Semester460 h
9089118Urban and Regional Planning1st Semester445 h
9089119Soil Mechanics and Foundations II2nd Semester675 h
9089120Strength of Materials II2nd Semester560 h
9089121Hydrology and Water Resources2nd Semester560 h
9089122Theory of Structures2nd Semester560 h
9089123Installations in Buildings2nd Semester460 h
9089124Road Design I2nd Semester560 h
CodeCurricular Unit Period ECTS Workload
9089125Reinforced Concrete I1st Semester675 h
9089126Sewage Systems1st Semester560 h
9089127Road Design II1st Semester675 h
9089128Construction Planning and Safety1st Semester675 h
9089129Innovation and Entrepreneurship1st Semester230 h
Elective I1st Semester560 h
9089131Reinforced Concrete II2nd Semester675 h
9089132Buildings Physics2nd Semester360 h
9089133Civil Engineering Project2nd Semester860 h
9089134Seminar2nd Semester330 h
Elective II2nd Semester560 h
Elective III2nd Semester560 h