Master in Science Course in Energy and Bioenergy - MEBE


Departamento de Ciências e Tecnologia da Biomassa – DCTB



Professor Benilde Mendes (



Secretary: Lurdes Carvalho (Mrs)


Phone: (+351) 212 948 543



Departamento de Ciências e Tecnologia da Biomassa – DCTB (

Departamento de Ciência dos Materiais – DCM (

Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica e Industrial - DEMI (

Departamento de Ciências Sociais Aplicadas - DCSA (

Instituto Superior de Estatística e Gestão de Informação – UNL (



To prepare professionals to act in the following fields:

  • Biomass to energy
  • Waste to energy
  • Thermal conversion processes
  • Solid and liquid biofuels
  • Production and Utilization of Hydrogen
  • Classic renewable energies
  • Management tools in renewable energy sector


Course Structure

General issue: Renewable Energies

Type: MSc course (2nd cycle)

Credits: 120 ECTS

Diplomas: Master Degree (120 CTS – 4 semesters) or Post-Graduation Diploma (72 ECTS – 3 semesters)

Duration: 4 school semesters (classes - 1st, 2nd and 3rd semesters; dissertation - 3rd and 4th semesters)


1st semester

Energia e ambiente / Energy and environment (6.0 ECTS)

Energias alternativas / Classic renewable energies (6.0 ECTS)

Balanços materiais e energéticos da produção de biomassa / Energetic and mass balances of biomass production (6.0 ECTS)

Produção de biomassa florestal / Forest biomass production (6.0 ECTS)

Produção de culturas energéticas / Production of energy crops (6.0 ECTS)


Between 1st and 2nd semesters- Entrepreneurship (3.0 ECTS)


2nd semester

SIG / GIS (6.0 ECTS)

Valorização de biomassa e resíduos / Valorization of biomass and wastes (6.0 ECTS)

Produção e utilização de bio-combustíveis líquidos / Production and use of liquid bio-fuels (6.0 ECTS)

Produção e utilização de hidrogénio / Hydrogen production and use (6.0 ECTS)

Tópicos avançados em energia e bioenergia I / Advanced issues in energy and bioenergy I (3.0 ECTS)


3rd semester

Produção de energia a partir da biomassa / Energy production from biomass (6.0 ECTS)

Política das energias renováveis / Policy on renewable energies (6.0 ECTS)

*Unidade curricular livre / *Free curricular unit(6.0 ECTS)

*The students can apply for any one of the curricular unit among those offered by FCT from the list of "Free Curricular Units", which is annually approved by the Scientific Council of FCT. Among these "Free Curricular Units", the DCTB offers, among others, the curricular unit of "Tópicos avançados em energia e bioenergia II / Advanced Topics in Energy and Bioenergy II" that has compatible timetable with both the After Working Hours timetable and Condensed timetable (please, see the Timetable of Classes below).


Annual (3rd semester - 12.0 ECTS and 4th semester - 30.0 ECTS)

Dissertação em Energia e Bioenergia / Dissertation in Energy and Bioenergy (42.0 ECTS)


Timetable of Classes

After working hours: Monday to Friday, 6:30 pm – 24:00 pm

Condensed timetable: Thursday, 3:00 pm - 00:00 pm; Friday, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Any one of these timetables only runs on with a minimum number of 10 students.



EU and non-EU citizens with a previous graduation of 180 ECTS (or equivalent) on Engineering (Chemistry, Mechanics, Industrial Production, Environment, Electricity, Physics) or Basic Sciences (Chemistry, Biology, Physics)


Schedule of Applications

The applications can normally be done between May and August of each civil year.

For further informations, please, contact the Coordinator (Professor Benilde Mendes; email:  or consult the following addresses:


Additional Information, please, contact Professor Benilde Mendes (