The Integrated Master in Civil Engineering provides a solid educational framework, with a rich scientific background, which places firm emphasis on the interaction between theory and practice within the main Civil Engineering domains. The main objective is to prepare students so that, after completing the course, they can begin a professional career in practice or research in Civil Engineering or related fields. Profiting from the experience and tradition of a school founded in 1837, students can enjoy a modern campus, equipped with excellent laboratories and superb library facilities. Civil Engineers with an MSc degree from FEUP are able to deal professionally with a wide range of complex subjects and are prepared for playing a leading role in public and private organizations.


The Master in Civil Engineering aims to graduate students capable to conceive, design and manage systems, structures and Civil Engineering works, applying update and appropriate methods of analysis, materials, equipment and processes, with respect for Ethics, Environment and the best interests of the Community. For this purpose, it provides:

- a solid education in basic sciences, particularly in Mathematics, Physics and Technical Drawing;
- a broad education in the main scientific and technical Civil Engineering domains, with a more focused treatment of the key formative aspects for each one of these domains;
- a specialization in one of the scientific and technical domains of Civil Engineering.

The structure of the study cycle consists in first four years constituting a common core and a fifth year with seven branches of specialization. In this last year, the first semester has specific curricular units of specialization and the second semester is devoted to the preparation of the thesis.

Main professional market:

The main professional market for Masters in Civil Engineering at the public level comprises building and bridge construction, road and railway networks, hydropower and water infrastructures. In the private sector the main market is building construction, industrial systems and various infrastructures.

Areas of Specialization:

The final year of the course provides seven main areas of specialization: Building, Structures, Geotechnics, Hydraulics, Materials and Construction Processes, Territory Planning and Environment and Transport Infrastructures.

Exchange Programmes:

The connection of FEUP to foreign universities through mobility programs (ERASMUS with several European universities and Program MOBILE with several Brazilian universities) has allowed the exchange of students, being possible that the curriculum for a semester (the second semester of the fourth year or the first semester of the fifth year) can be fully replaced by an equal period abroad.

A protocol between FEUP and the Ecole des Ponts - ParisTech (formerly École National des Ponts et Chaussées - ENPC), allows candidates, MIEC students, who are selected for this program to obtain a diploma of 2nd cycle simultaneously in two schools: the degree of "Ingénieur" by ENPC and degree of "Master" in Civil Engineering from FEUP (more information: Double Diploma).

Evaluation Rules:

The Scientific Committee of the MIEC, after consultation with the Monitoring Committee, approved the Evaluation Rules of the curricular units of the MIEC, which complement the Specific Regulation for the Evaluation of Students of FEUP (see here). 


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DISSERTATION Course Unit - 2017/2018

Calendar and General Instructions - 2nd semester 

The activity calendar and the general instructions for Dissertation course unit of the Integrated Master in Civil Engineering for the 2016/2017 school year can be found here.

The .doc files and instructions for producing the various parts of the documents can be obtained here.


Dissertation Topics Competition - 2nd semester of 2017/2018 - 2nd phase

The remaining themes of the MIEC Dissertation for development during the 2nd semester are already available for consultation:


Materials and Construction Processes

Civil Constructions


Hydraulics, Water Resources and Environment

Communication networks

Spatial Planning and Environment Division

Dissertations within the Business Environment 

Companies that want to cooperate with the MIEC in the orientation of work regarding the Dissertation course unit, may propose topics to be developed in a business environment.

For this purpose, a topic proposal form is available, as well as the rules for the available dissertation course units of FEUP’s integrated master’s degrees and a draft contract for carrying out the dissertation within a business environment, which must be completed in triplicate.

Files related to these documents can be obtained here.