About

Since 1911, Técnico has been providing training to thousands of students based on an education strongly recognized for its solid basic preparation. In 2021, Técnico updated its teaching model to meet the demanding challenges of today’s world.

New curricular components were introduced and new learning methodologies were adopted, valuing not only the students’ academic career but also their extracurricular experiences, in line with the best schools of Science and Engineering in Europe.

The new teaching model promotes the disintegration of the integrated masters, determined by Decree-Law No. 65/2018 of the Portuguese Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education.

Learning at Técnico

In addition to the solid training in the basic scientific disciplines, the new teaching model has as its basic principles:

Flexibility and Autonomy

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Allowing different specialization paths

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Including free choice subjects in the 1st study cycle

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Adding secondary specialisation areas to the 2nd study cycle (Minors)

Projects and Hands-on training

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Promoting project-based learning

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Bringing students into closer contact with research centres and companies

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Focusing the evaluation on the practical components

Humanities and Soft-Skills

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Including compulsory training in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

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Encouraging the integration of knowledge

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Intensifying training in soft-skills

Study Plan

  • Undergraduate programmes

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  • Basic Sciences
  • Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • Core Structure
  • Pre-Major Options
  • Integrative Project
  • 2.º Ciclo

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  • Core Structure
  • Free options
  • Integrative Project
  • Dissertation

Offer

Técnico offers:

Academic Calendar

The academic year is divided into two semesters which, in turn, are organised into two periods, interspersed with moments exclusively dedicated to exams and their preparation.

Each period has the duration of approximately 7 weeks and the exam season (and its preparation) takes place during 1 week.

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  • Welcome Week
  • Class Period
  • Exam Preparation
  • Regular Exam Season
  • Appeal Exam Season
  • Special Exam Season
  • Break Week

In order to promote learning focus and workload balance throughout the year, each period has only three of four subjects.

Academic Calendar

Transition Period

The new teaching model comes into force in the academic year 2021/22 with effect for the whole academic community, however, Técnico safeguards a transition period.

In these first years, several academic procedures will be carried out, namely the attribution of equivalences between the old and the new curricular plans, and specific rules for the admission to the 2nd cycle for students enrolled in the integrated masters until 2020/21 will be safeguarded.

Information on the Transition Period