Urban and Environmental Design

ESTG - School of Technology and Management


Design has never been so influential. Today, designers are active in all areas of society, and they play a leading role in shaping the future for business, communities and the environment.

The Urban and Environmental Design course is an innovative experience within Portuguese higher education that has evolved from our Landscaping degree which was created back in 1996.

Course Coordinator
Luís Mota 

Course Aims

This professionally oriented degree prepares students for design practice in the multi-disciplinary area of spatial design with the academic and professional skills needed to create, organise and restore indoor and outdoor spaces. Students are also endowed with a kin civic awareness and ability for critical analysis of environmental and social problems.

Entering requirements

Number of vacancies: 30

Entry tests
(one of the following):
03 Drawing
10 Descriptive Geometry
12 Culture and Art History

Regional Preferences
20% of candidates residing in the districts of Braga, Porto and Viana do Castelo.

Contact information
Academic Services Centre
Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão
do Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo [ESTG-IPVC]
Avenida do Atlântico, Apartado 574
4900-348 Viana do Castelo

Phone: +351 258 819 712
Fax: +351 258 827 636

Study programme