Programme Overview

For several decades now, it has become increasingly necessary to find solutions to a number of challenges related to the production, storage, transport and consumption of energy. The Master in Energy Engineering and Management addresses sustainable energy systems, in their different economic, environmental and social aspects.

Being an Engineering course directed towards Energy, the curricular plan includes transversal training in the areas of Thermodynamics, Chemistry, Mechanics, Electronics and Energy and Mass Transfer. Moreover, it combines this component with a strong training in Economics, Environment and Innovation, stimulating the capabilities associated with creativity, entrepreneurship and leadership in addition to specialized technological knowledge, essential to meet the challenges facing society in the field of energy.

Study Plan

The 2nd Cycle in Energy Engineering and Management has a duration of 4 semesters (2 years), which is equivalent to 120 ECTS credits, and is made up of the structure depicted below.

  • 1st year (ECTS)

    • 42
    • 18
  • 2nd year (ECTS)

    • 12
    • 6
    • 12
    • 30

Programme Structure

The curricula of the 1st and 2nd Cycle were reformed in the 2021/2022 academic year, following Decree-Law 65/2018 and the implementation of a new teaching model and pedagogical practices (previous programme structure).

  1. Core Structure (54 ECTS)

    The Master in Energy Engineering and Management (Major) deepens knowledge in the following areas of specialization:

    • Renewable Energies
    • Fuels
    • Energy Conversion
    • Energy Storage
    • Energy Efficiency

    In addition to the areas of specialization, there is also a set of common core courses in subjects such as: Economics, Project Management, Decision Support Models, Energy Markets, and Energy Systems Management.

  2. Free options (24 ECTS)

    Part of the curriculum is of fully free choice, i.e., students may choose modules not only in Energy topics but also in any other scientific field offered by Técnico.

    This component includes the possibility of taking a Minor – a number of multidisciplinary modules – which equals 18 ECTS credits. The offer cuts across all programmes offered by Técnico.


    Extra-curricular activities may also be credited, to a maximum of 6 ECTS credit points.

  3. Project (12 ECTS)

    In order to integrate the knowledge acquired in the Master’s program, we propose the study and elaboration of an individual project that can be a business case or an introduction to the theme of the future Master’s thesis.

  4. Dissertation (30 ECTS)

    The dissertation is the final assignment of the study cycle, which allows students to focus and specialize on a specific subject that may take any of these formats:

    • Scientific thesis
    • Internship at a company
    • Capstone project

Target Audience

The Master in Energy Engineering and Management is intended for graduates in engineering-related areas, namely those with curricular paths in Energy, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Mechanics and related areas, but also for professionals in the energy sector.

The programme is taught in Portuguese however may there be international or mobility students enrolled, the curricular units will be taught in English.

Career Opportunities

Graduates in Energy Engineering and Management can work in the areas of Fuels, Energy Conversion, Energy Efficiency, Nuclear Energy and Renewable Energy, being able to plan and develop projects in the energy sector.

These professionals can pursue careers in research, engineering or management, in small, medium and large companies or startups, and can also create their own business or intervene in public policy.

Entry requirements

To apply for a 2nd Cycle at Técnico you should:

  • 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.

Note: if requested, we may appreciate the academic, scientific or professional curriculum and the candidate’s performance during the interview.

Student Organizations

Técnico students stimulate autonomously and proactively projects that act as a complement of their academic background. For example, Student Groups provide them with skills and added-value which make them more competitive in the labour market.