Approved in Order no. 10714/2015, changed the designation of the Bachelor's degree by Notice No. 8994/2009 (Diário da República, 2nd series No. 85, 4 May 2009). Accredited by the Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education | ACEF/1314/15632
Course qualified to enroll in the College of Safety Engineering by the Order of Technical Engineers (OET).

COORDENAÇÃO DO CURSO

Doutor Carlos Gomes de Oliveira
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Doutor Luís Moreira
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SKILLS TO BE DEVELOPED

This course aims to provide students with the necessary tools that allow them to develop the following structuring skills: planning and implementing the risk management system; characterizing the organization of the company in terms of the relevant elements for the management of prevention; designing, planning and developing the specific prevention and protection plans required by legislation, and the emergency plan; ensuring the integration of specific plans against accidents, evacuations and first aid; designing and developing professional risk assessment procedures, identifying risks associated with safety conditions, chemical, physical and biological risk factors and the organization and workload. Assess risks through appropriate methodologies and techniques (qualitative and quantitative) for the risks identified; value risks based on the comparison of the results obtained in the risk assessment with the previously established reference criteria, establishing priorities for action.

Designing a safety and health plan; technically coordinating the activities of safety and hygiene in the workplace, ensuring the framing and the orientation technique of the professionals and the trainees of the field of safety and hygiene in the workplace; supervising the efficiency of the necessary systems to the operationalization of the prevention and protection measures implemented; supervising the maintenance of the systems and work equipment, controlling the compliance with the preset procedures; assessing the performance of the services hired and the adequateness and the viability of the measures proposed; assessing the effectiveness of the measures implemented through the reassessment of risks and the comparative analysis with the initial situation; coordinating, following and participating in workplace inspections in order to ensure the compliance with the prevention and protection measures established; coordinating and following the development of audits and inspections; elaborating terms of reference, dossiers  and instruction manuals; disseminate and streamline the participation of workers of an organization in the scope of prevention; supervising the activities carried out by the specialized services hired; promoting the interconnection between the specialized services hired and the different sectors of the organization; supervising the information program on the occupational risks/hazards; identify training needs; ensuring the update of the necessary documents for the management of prevention in the organization.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

The Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Safety Engineering aims to provide the theoretical and practical training necessary for the development of practical skills, attitudes and behaviors essential to professional performance in the context of promoting Health and Safety in the Workplace.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This degree is aimed at society in general, but namely: Secondary School Graduates (12th grade and Technical-Professional Education); CTeSP (short cycle) graduates in related areas. Holders of the Professional Title of Occupational Safety Technician Level IV (ACT); Holders of a professional curriculum in the field (over 23 years old); graduates from foreign educational establishments with curricula considered equivalent to the required national ones (CTC); higher education graduates in related areas.

MAIN EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

+ Higher Occupational Safety Technician / Technical Engineer in public and private institutions, as a head or staff of the Occupational Safety team
+ Specialized Senior Technician / Risk Analyst in Insurance Companies
+ Head of Safety
+ Workplace Safety Consultant
+ Teacher / Instructor
+ Work inspector

QUALIFICATION TITLE

Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Safety Engineering

SCHEDULE

Nighttime

STUDY PROGRAM

  • 1st YEAR
  • 2nd YEAR
  • 3rd YEAR

Course's total duration

6 semesters (3 years).

PREREQUISITES

None

EQUIPMENT AND TEACHING MATERIAL

Various equipment available in the Chemistry, Physics and Occupational Safety laboratories. The teaching material is provided by the teachers of each curricular unit.

 

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