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Engineering of Refining, Petrochemistry and Chemistry

Engineering of Refining, Petrochemistry and Chemistry

Doctoral Degree
IST Técnico Lisboa
In Association 
Com outras Instituições de Ensino Superior
Time period 
Day time
Data de Acreditação A3ES 
Prazo de Acreditação A3ES 
3 anos
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Number 
R/A-Ef 1405/2011
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Registration Date 



The Doctoral Programme in Refining, Petrochemical and Chemical Engineering (EngIQ) involves an unprecedented partnership in Portugal integrating five Portuguese Universities (University of Aveiro, University of Coimbra - Faculty of Science and Technology , New University of Lisbon - Faculty of Science and Technology , University of Porto - Faculty of Engineering and University of Lisbon - Instituto Superior Técnico), in close collaboration with the AIPQR (Association of Petrochemical, Chemical and Refining Industries ) and APQuímica (Associação Portuguesa da Química, Petroquimica e Refinação), since 2018

The doctoral program comprises a doctoral course (in the first year), with compulsory and elective course units, followed by a research work leading to the preparation of the doctoral thesis, developed in a business environment, and focusing on themes proposed by the companies associated with the program.


This doctoral programme aims at:
• Train, at a PhD level, highly qualified professionals, promoting the excellence of knowledge and its transfer to the human resources of the companies, not only those directly involved but also the ones that hire the PhDs, thus reinforcing their capabilities.

Career prospects 
Students trained in this doctoral programme are in high demand in the business environment and are often hired by the companies in which they have developed their work, or by other companies where training at the doctoral level is a differentiated factor.

National Admission 

National Admission Exams 
Under the applicable regulations, in order to be admitted in this doctoral programme or to carry out specific course units, candidates must meet the requirements established in national legislation and observe at least one of the conditions laid down in the paragraphs below: a) To hold a MSc degree (2nd cycle of tertiary education) concluded until 30 September 2012, or a degree corresponding to a BSc programme with a number of course units equal to or higher than 300 credits (ECTS), in Chemical Engineering or in a related scientific area; b) To hold a degree in a national institution, which is legally equivalent; c) To hold an academic, scientific or professional record that is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the legally and statutorily relevant body of Técnico Lisboa.
Fee – 1st year (indicative) 
Fee - remaining years (indicative) 

International Access

Fee - 1st year (indicative) 
Fee - remaining years (indicative)