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Back Chemical and Biological Engineering (Doctoral Program) 2016/2017


Academic degree:
  • Doctorate
8 curricular semesters
Gualtar Campus, Braga (UM)
Main Scientific area:
  • Chemical and Biological Engineering


    Course Director
    Isabel Maria Pires Belo
    Tel: 604413

    Academic Coordinator


    Mobility Academic Coordinator
    Rosa Maria Castro Fernandes Vasconcelos
    Tel: 510292 /517178

    School of Engineering
    Campus de Azurém
    4800-058 Guimarães

    Tel: 253510179; 253510160 Fax: 253510178


The main goal of the PDEQuiBio is to promote the excellence and research in Biological and Chemical Engineering Topics, with special emphasis on its theoretical fundamentals, comprising the specification, the project, the modulation, the representation and exploitation of biological and chemical systems, as well the integration of the associated technologies.

The PDEQuiBio aims at developing human resources competences by complementing the masters and/or "licenciados" (5 years) formation in Sciences and Engineering by giving advanced training in the area of Chemical and Biological Engineering. This program is intended not only to consolidate the formation in the traditional areas of Chemical and Biological Engineering but also to address the new and complex challenges in the new emergent areas such as Molecular biotechnology, Functional Genomics, Systems Biology and Nanotechnology.

Access to higher education

The conclusion of this Doctoral degree allows the realization of research activity at post-doctoral level






Access forms

Access to this cycle of studies requires an application to the School of Engineering of the University of Minho.

This information does not replace consultation of the Regulation of the study cycle Leading to obtaining the degree of Doctor from the University of Minho and other documents.

Formal requirements

Candidates must hold a Bologna 2nd cycle degree or a Master?s degree in Chemical or Biological Engineering or equivalent.

Candidates with a 5-year degree (Licenciatura) in the Biological and Chemical Engineering areas or close areas to the Biological and Chemical Engineering area, will also be admitted if holding a specifically relevant  curriculum vitae that is recognized to award competences for the completion of this 3rd cycle study by the scientific council of the engineering school.Candidates which hold a scientific, scholar or professional curriculum vitae that is recognized by the scientific council of school of engineering to award competences for the completion of this 3rd cycle study will also be admitted.

Candidates that fulfil the conditions described in paragraphs a) and c) of point 1 of the 7th article from the Doctoral Program on Biological and Chemical Engineering, and candidates that fulfil one of the conditions described in paragraphs b) and c) of point 1 of article 30º of the decree-law 74/2006, from 24th March, will also be admitted.

Recommended requirements

Not applicable.

Application deadlines

School year 2016/2017
2nd Phase
From August 29 to September 4, 2016

3rd Phase
From January 2 to January 13, 2017

School year 2017/2018
1st Phase
From January 2 to January 13, 2017

Registration deadlines

According to the information provided by the Academic Services of the University of Minho

Aditional Information

Study Plan


A3ES Accreditation status:
Resolution publication date:
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Ef 2399/2011/AL01
Registry Date:
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