Programme Overview

The production of green energy and the digital transformation of our society are based on the access to an increasing quantity and diversity of mineral resources, to be used both as raw materials and energy sources. Mining and Energy Resources Engineering seeks out these mineral resources, plans and manages their use, making use of technological innovation, namely the automation and digitalisation of processes, to produce raw materials or energy itself. The Mining and Energy Resources Engineer uses engineering tools to overcome the challenges and complexity of accessing the materials hidden in the terrestrial and marine subsoil, to make them available to society in a sustainable way.

Study Plan

The 1st cycle in Engineering in Mining and Energy Resources has a duration of 6 semesters (3 years), which equals 180 ECTS, and it is structured as follows:

  • 1st year (ECTS)

    • 33
    • 27
  • 2nd year (ECTS)

    • 27
    • 33
  • 3rd year (ECTS)

    • 42
    • 9
    • 9

Study Plan

The curricula of the 1st and 2nd cycles were reformed in the 2021/2022 academic year, following Decree-Law 65/2018 and the implementation of a new teaching model. The Engineering in Mining and Energy Resources undergraduate programme derives from the former Mining and Geological Engineering undergraduate programme.

  1. Basic Sciences (60 ECTS)

    The basic sciences courses of this undergraduate programme ensure the fundamental training in:

    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Programming
  2. Core Structure (102 ECTS)

    The core training aims to complement the basic sciences by deepening knowledge in:

    • Specific Fields (examples: geology, mineralogy, geochemistry, hydrogeology, geophysics, geomatics or petrology)
    • Engineering Sciences (examples: hydraulics, rock mechanics, modelling, algorithms and data structures, geoengineering instrumentation, mineral processing, among others)
  3. Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (9 ECTS)

    The humanist curricular component plays an important role in harnessing architects’ curiosity about the world they live in as well as understanding it, empowering them to actively respond to its challenges, using scientific and technological knowledge, in a more appropriate and contextualised way.

    Students can choose subjects, offered in several faculties of ULisboa, from areas such as Management, Economics, Literature, Psychology, Visual Arts or Sport, among others.

    Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

  4. Integrative Project (9 ECTS)

    In order to improve the knowledge acquired during the undergraduate degree, students are challenged to work on a topic related to Mining and Energy Resources Engineering that may be based on a real challenge, whose solution will be developed in teams.

Entry Requirements

National Admission to Higher education

  • National Admission Exams1: Mathematics A + Physics and Chemistry or Mathematics A + Biology and Geology
  • Application Grade2: MS x 50% + PI x 50%

1 Minimum grade point: 100 points (out of 200)

2 Minimum grade point: 120 points (out of 200)

MS: high school final arithmetic average grade | PI: Average of national admission exams’ grades.

National Admission to Higher Education

Admissions can also be done through one of the following ways:

  • Course Change and Transfer
  • Holders of Middle Level/Higher Education degrees
  • Applicants over the age of 23
  • Special Admission Regime for International Students

More information about admissions to Técnico (national and international candidates) is available at:


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.

Mining Students Group (NUMIST) is the main student organization of this course. They promote several activities:

  • Study visits and workshops
  • Study Materials Repository
  • Collection of international mobility testimonies
  • Connection to alumni (former students of the course)
  • Técnico Summer internships
  • Organization of the Jornadas de Santa Bárbara