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Biology - Geology (Bachelor) 2014/2015

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General


Academic degree:
  • Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree)
ECTS:
180
Duration:
6 curricular semesters
Regime:
Daytime
Place:
Gualtar Campus, Braga (UM)
Main Scientific area:
  • Biology
  • Geology

Contacts


    School of Sciences
    Campus de Gualtar
    4710 - 057 Braga

    Tel: 253604390 Fax: 253604398
    E-Mail: presidencia@ecum.uminho.pt; sbarreto@ecum.uminho.pt; sec@ecum.uminho.pt
    URL: http://www.ecum.uminho.pt

Description


The Undergraduate Degree Course in Biology-Geology, restructured according to Bologna Process gives theoretical, laboratorial and field skills in Biology, Geology and Environmental scientific areas. This three-year training first-cycle course encompasses a set of curricular units of specific and bi-disciplinary formation, seeking to provide a competitive access to job market, in sectors such as Environment, Preservation of Natural Resources and scientific research.
In addition, the course give technical and scientific skills to access second-cycle (Master) courses in areas such as Plant Biology, Animal Biology, Molecular Biology Microbiology, Geological Resources, Geoconservation, Environmental Sciences and in Teaching (High-Scholl teachers).

Access to higher education


The course of Biology-Geology gives access to the second cycle courses (Masters) preferably in the fields of Environment (Ecology, Biological Resource Management, Geological Resources, Geoconservation ...) and in the classical areas of Biology (Plant and Aninal Biology, Molecular and Microbiology) and Geology, (Hydrogeology, Geological, Ore Deposits, Cartography ?.).
The course of Biology-Geology also allows access to the second cycle that enables for teaching the third cycle of primary and secondary education (Masters in Teaching of Biology-Geology).

Careers


Job opportunities for graduates in Biology-Geology (1st cycle) include:
- Technician jobs in parks and nature reserves (conservation of biological resources, geoconservation and environmental protection, ...);
- Environmental technicians and ecotourism technicians;
- Technicians in museus, science centers and other educational spaces (dissemination of Life Sciences);
- Technician jobs in local and central administration, in areas related to planning and environment;
- Technicians in trading companies of science and technology materials;
- Technicians in laboratories of biology and geology areas (eg, laboratory testing for water industries, water treatment plants (WTP's) and wastewater (WWTP's), food industry, Biomonitoring; Geotechnics; Thematic Cartography);
- Laboratory technicians in scientific research institutions.

The course of Biology-Geology also gives access to the second cycle courses (Masters) preferably in the fields of Environment (Ecology, Biological Resource Management, Geological Resources, Geoconservation ...) and in the classical areas of Biology (Plant and Aninal Biology, Molecular and Microbiology) and Geology, (Hydrogeology, Geological, Ore Deposits, Cartography ?.).
The course of Biology-Geology also allows access to the second cycle that enables for teaching the third cycle of primary and secondary education (Masters in Teaching of Biology-Geology).

Access


60

Vacancies

0

Minimum

Access forms


The access to this Cycle of Study can be done through the following ways:
- Application for National Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Special Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Local Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Special Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Access to Higher Education Admissions through Re-Entry, Change and Transfer of Course.

Formal requirements


02 Biology and Geology
or
07 Physics and Chemistry
or
19 Mathematics A

Recommended requirements


Not applicable.

Application deadlines


- Submission of applications to the 1st phase of the National Access to Higher Education - From July 17 to August 08, 2014
- Submission of applications to the 2nd phase of the National Access to Higher Education - From September 08 to September 19, 2014
- Submission of applications to the 3rd phase of the National Access to Higher Education - From October 02 to October 06, 2014

This information must be verified on
http://www.dges.mctes.pt/DGES/pt/Estudantes/Acesso/ConcursoNacionalPublico/Calendario/

Registration deadlines


- Students placed via Application for National Access to Higher Education 1st phase - From September 08 to September 12, 2014
- Students placed via Application for National Access to Higher Education 2nd phase - From September 25 to September 29, 2014
- Students placed via Application for National Access to Higher Education 3rd phase - From October 10 to October 14, 2014
- Students placed via access to higher education via Admissions through Re-Entry, Change and Transfer of Course - From September 10 to September 12, 2014
- Students with valid registration in the previous school year - From September 15 to September 19, 2014
- Students with Special Exams for obtaining the degree - From September 24 to September 26, 2014

Aditional Information


Study Plan


Regime Curricular Unit Scientific Area ECTS
Year 1 60
S1 Cell Biology BIO 6
S1 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry QUI 6
S1 General Chemestry QUI 6
S1 General Geology GEOL 6
S1 Mineralogy GEOL 6
S2 Biochemistry BIO 6
S2 Botany BIO 6
S2 Microbiology BIO 6
S2 Petrology I GEOL 6
S2 Physics I Fis 6
Year 2 60
S1 Bioenergetics and Metabolism BIO 6
S1 Calculus (EC) M 6
S1 Geochemistry GEOL 6
S1 Petrology II GEOL 6
S1 Zoology BIO 6
S2 Animal Physiology BIO 6
S2 Geological Maps and Structures GEOL 6
S2 Geomorfology GEOL 6
S2 Plant Physiology BIO 6
S2 Sedimentary Dynamics GEOL 6
Year 3 60
S1 General Ecology BIO 5
S1 Genetics BIO 5
S1 Hydrology GEOL 5
S1 Linear Algebra EE M 5
S1 Paleontology and Stratigraphy GEOL 5
S1 Regional Geology GEOL 5
S2 Ecophysiology BIO 5
S2 Environmental Geology GEOL 5
S2 Mineral Deposits GEOL 5
S2 Populations and Communities BIO 5
S2 Opção Bio 5
Anthropobiology 5
Biodiversity and Global Changes CAmb 5
Biophysics 5
S2 Opção UMinho 5
Global Economics E 5
Innovation in City Management ENG 5
5 Tópicos de Física Fis 5
Academic English LLC 5
Aritmética Geometria e Música M 5
Bioethics ENF 5
Computação com R M 5
Comunicação e Arte CCom 5
CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) Fibres ENG 5
Desporto e Saúde EF 5
Educação e Desenvolvimento Interpessoal em Contexto Universitário CEd 5
Environment and Energy ENG 5
Ethics: The Major Questions of our Time F 5
European Union Economic Law D 5
Foreign Language Level 1 - French 5
Foreign Language Level 1 - German LLC 5
Foreign Language Level 1 - Italian LLC 5
Foreign Language Level 1 - Spanish LLC 5
Fundamentals of Astronomy and Cosmology Fis 5
Fundamentos e Práticas de Primeiros Socorros ENF 5
Green Buildings ENG 5
Information Systems: Perspectives on Information Technologies in Organizations TSI 5
Leadership and Entrepreneurship ENG 6
Mathematics M 5
Musical Acoustics and Vibrations Fis 5
Personality and Crime Psi 5
Principles of Entrepreneurship G 5
Reading and Writting for Academic Production and Knowledge LEP 5
Risk Assessment and Management ENG 5
Risk, Children and Youth Psi 5
Social Skills and Employability Psi 5

Assessment/Accreditation


A3ES Accreditation status:
Accredited preliminarily
Resolution publication date:
14-12-2011
Registry number at Ministry:
Registry Date:
Accreditation validity: