• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
The main objective of the Environment Engineering programme at Instituto Superior Técnicois to provide the students with advanced and high quality education in the Environmental Sciences and Technologies, enabling them with the capacity to develop research work at academic or enterprise levels.
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The Environment Engineering programme at Instituto Superior Técnico is an multi and inter-disciplinary scientific area that cross-relates traditional engineering skills and technologies with social, economics, land use, planning and management and other environmental related knowledges to provide multiple research and innovation opportunities founded upon solid oriented environmental engineering, enabling integrated solutions to environmental problems driven by sustainability challenges and priorities.


The PhD in Environmental Engineering was created in 1996, having been adjusted to Bologna process in 2006.


Holders of a PhD degree in Environmental Engineering will be employed in Higher Education institutions, R&D laboratories and companies, environmental consulting companies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    30 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Environmental Modelling
  • Advanced Geostatistics
  • Chemical and Biological Engineering Reaction
  • Outreach and Teaching Skills - Department of Bioengineering
  • Seminars in Environmental Engineering
  • Wastewater Systems Integrated Management
  • Ecological Economics
  • Strategic Assessment and Sustainability

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

The doctoral program is designed for students holding a master degree or a 5-year undergraduate diploma in Environmental Engineering or related fields who intend to pursue a research and development career in fields related to the Environment.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2750 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2750 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Lisbon

  • 630 - 1130 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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