Olive Cultivation and Olive oil

duration: 4 semesters
120 ECTS (66 mandatory in modules; )
data de acreditação: 06/01/2017
prazo de acreditação(anos): 6
Establishment/DGES Codes: 0602/M304


The course aims on training professionals with an appropriate scientific and technical profile, able to answer to the growing demand for olive orchards plantation and olive oil production, within a sector characterized by strong growth, dynamism and introduction of high technology. The curriculum has been designed to consolidate knowledge on sustainable systems for olive oil production and on the most innovative processing technologies and marketing techniques. Teaching/learning methodologies focus on promoting the development of autonomous work, stimulating the oral and written communication skills of the students. The contact with I&D activities, especially those developed in the Mediterranean Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, enhance the research capacities of the students.

Professional Careers

Responsible technician in olive oil production companies; Specialist in olive oil production and associated technologies; Production technician in olive orchards; Professional in supplier industries for the olive sector; Distribution and marketing specialist; Education, training and research within the olive oil sector; Project offices; Industrial mills; Public and private laboratories.

Associate Director(s)

António Fernando Bento Dias
Maria João Pires de Bastos Cabrita

Gestor Académico

Dora Alexandra Riscado Louro

Completed Thesis

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