marine and coastal systems master programme (MaCS – SIMCO)

The Marine and Coastal Systems master programme (MaCS – SIMCO) integrates knowledge using an interdisciplinary approach.
It focuses on the study of processes operating within the coastal and marine systems, subject to complex geological,
physical, chemical, biological and social forcings.

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Who can attend?

1st degree (BSc) on Marine Sciences, Biology and Life Sciences, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering and Physical Geography.

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Key facts:

Title: Master in Marine and Coastal Systems
Award: Master of Science, MSc
Study mode: Full time
Duration: 2 years
Credits: 120 ECTS
Language of tuition: English
Accreditation: fully accredited in accordance
to the Bologna Process
Start date: September 2019
Fees: 1100 euros/year for EU citizens and residents; 4000 euros/year for citizens from other countries + 175 euros/year for registration and school insurance.

Learning outcomes, skills and competences

  • Capacity to assess of Human and natural forcings on coastal and marine systems based on:
    • Strong foundation in the Marine Sciences, including biology, chemistry, physics, and geological aspects of marine/coastal systems.
    • Ability to integrate knowledge and skills from all areas of study to address interdisciplinary problems and climate change challenges.
  • Critical and analytical thinking skills:
    • Define procedures, operations and techniques for problem solving
    • Evaluate environmental risks
    • Evaluate the trophic state of waters
  • Demonstrate ability and proficiency in quantitative skills:
    • Model coastal and marine systems
    • Process oceanographic data
    • Model waves, tides and currents
    • Elaborate and analyze submarine mapping
    • Elaborate programs of environmental monitoring
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form to convey scientific knowledge and results to peers, and public domain
  • Ability to independently design and execute research work oriented on quantitative data
  • Develop the capacity of working in a team

CAREERS AND EMPLOYMENT

  • Technical and scientific employment;
  • Advising/mediating functions in the processes of participatory management;
  • Consultancy at/for companies (environmental restoration, ocean energy, management, dredging, oil, spatial planning, marine resources);
  • Lead functions in the implementation of new legal national (and European) instruments on the territorial/economic marine and coastal field.

CONTACTS

MSc Commission members:

Óscar Ferreira
Alexandra Cravo
José Jacob

Director:

oferreir@ualg.pt
fctdirmsimco@ualg.pt

FCT Masters:

fctmestrados@ualg.pt

Webpages:

http://www.macsmaster.com
http://www.ualg.pt/home/pt/curso/1740