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School: School of Technology and Management
Course: Topographic Engineering
Degree: Graduation
Course code: 3092/9128

ECTS: 180
Duration: 3 years (6 semesters)

One of the following tests: Physics and Chemistry (07) and Math (16)
Minimum ratings: application note (95 points) and entrance exams (95 points)
Calculation formula: average of high school (65%) plus entrance Exams (35%)
Regional preference (50% of seats): Aveiro, Castelo Branco, Coimbra, Guarda, Viseu

Courses with preferncial access (30% of seats):
Engineering (EXER)- Cartographic technician
Construction technician/measurements and budgets- Construction technician/topography
Geographical information systems- Civil/constr. technician topog./measurements and budgets/drawing
Technical Surveyor/building surveyor - Professional/technical courses Cartographic technician/Designer -
Cartographic Technician/fotogrametrista - Cartographic technician Surveying technician/building surveyors-
Cost Estimator Meter - Technical Surveyor Geographic Information Systems Technician- Surveyor-Building
Surveying technician

Learning objectives:
This study cycle give to the students a solid and balanced education in the different area of the geographic sciences; characterized as broad-band, it offers a wide range of professional career options for its graduates as well as an adaptability to the demands of the job market. Graduates are able to integrate multidisciplinary teams to carry out projects in the areas of GIS (Geographic Information Systems), multifunctional land registry,applied hydraulics and regional planning, among others.
In this way, these graduates can access a wide variety of professional positions, since they can carry out many different tasks, including: Topographic land surveys, Implementation and management of civil works, cartographic and photogrammetric projects, GIS studies and projects, urbanization development studies and land planning, studies for water supply and water drainage, highway and road design, controller, consulting and construction management.

Incoming profile:

The methodologies of teaching and learning in each course must take into consideration:
» The objectives of the course and the curricular unit;
» The syllabus;
» The means available to the student.

The learning evaluation can be of tree types (Regulation School):
» Continuous assessment;
» Periodic evaluation;
» Final evaluation.

Output profile:
Graduates skilled at exercising their engineering profession in multidisciplinary groups, able to respond to current and future need of the job market in Portugal and abroad, is demonstrated in their qualifications to perform in a vast spectrum of professional profiles.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates can carry out different tasks, including:
» Topographic land surveys,
» Implementation and management of civil works,
» Cartographic and photogrammetric projects,
» GIS studies and projects,
» Urbanization development studies and land planning,
» Studies for water supply and water drainage,
» Highway and road design, controller, consulting and construction management.


Course director:
André Garcia Vieira de Sá (email:


CodeUnitYearSemesterECTSGuide Course Unit
MF1041Mathematical Analysis I11 6,5 Guide course unit
ET1022Algebra and Analytic Geometry 11 6 Guide course unit
INF1063Programming11 5,5 Guide course unit
UET1149Topographical Drawing11 4 Guide course unit
EC1138Geomorphology11 4 Guide course unit
UET1148Elements of Cartography11 4 Guide course unit
MF1043Mathematical Analysis II12 6,5 Guide course unit
EC1141Computer-Aided Topographic Design12 5,5 Guide course unit
UET1147Topography I12 6 Guide course unit
MF1030Physics12 6 Guide course unit
MF1009Numerical Methods and Statistics12 6 Guide course unit
UET1146General Hydraulics21 6,5 Guide course unit
UET1145Topography II21 7 Guide course unit
UET1144Urbanism and Land Organisation21 5 Guide course unit
UET1143Photogrammetry I21 5,5 Guide course unit
EC1150Automatic Cartography21 6 Guide course unit
UET1137Implantation of Civil Engineering Projects22 4,5 Guide course unit
UET1141Photogrammetry II22 5 Guide course unit
UET1142Practical Topography22 6,5 Guide course unit
UET1140Remote Sensing22 5 Guide course unit
UET1139Environment and Natural Resources22 2,5 Guide course unit
UET1138Urban Water and Water Resources22 6,5 Guide course unit
EC1152Road Design31 6 Guide course unit
UET1136General Geodesy31 6,5 Guide course unit
EC1154Mathematics for Cartography31 6 Guide course unit
UET1135Geo-referenced Data Structures31 6 Guide course unit
UET1134Topographic Measures Adjustment31 5,5 Guide course unit
EC1144Quality and control of engineering projects32 3 Guide course unit
EC1160Land registry and Legislation32 5 Guide course unit
 Project32 9 Guide course unit
UET1133Satellite Navigation and Positioning Systems32 6,5 Guide course unit
UET1132Geographic Information Systems32 6,5 Guide course unit

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