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Civil Protection

General information

Course name:

Civil Protection

Main Scientific Field:

861 - People and Assets Protection

Degree::

Higher Technical Professional Course (CTeSP) (Level 5 of the European Qualifications)

Duration:

2 years / 4 semesters

Department:

Department of Ecology and Sustainable Agriculture (DEAS)

Course Director:

Helder Filipe dos Santos Viana (hvianaesav.ipv.pt)

Regime:

Daytime

Nr. of ECTS:

120 ECTS

Relevant areas for the course:

Mathematics or Biology and Geology or Portuguese

Entrance Testing:

Local application

Institution / course code:

3185 / T220

Others informations:

Higher Technical Professional Diploma.

This course received a positive opinion from the National School of Firefighters (ENB) - the maximum entity for training firefighters.

SIGQ Annual report
Course report 2017-2018
Course report 2018-2019
Course report 2019-2020

 

Objectives and skills

Design, plan and execute, autonomously or under guidance, interventions and projects in Civil Protection, towards natural and / or technological risk situations, and participate and integrate civil protection teams in emergency contexts.

 

Main activities

  • Conceive evaluation studies and design plans, projects and preventive and mitigating measures of natural, technological and mixed risks;
  • Implement, manage and analyze geographical and cartographic information as instruments of civil protection at local and territorial levels;
  • Plan and conduct controlled fire or suppressive fire operations;
  • Develop and manage strategic plans to respond to emergency situations;
  • Manage and carry out operational activities of security, protection and relief;
  • Supervise and coordinate the implementation of strategic plans for the protection of people and assets;
  • Coordinate and stimulate public awareness actions and civil protection exercises.

 

Study plan 

1st Year

Curriculum unit

Contact hours

ECTS

Calculus and Data Processing

60

5

Meteorology and Climatology

60

5

Forest Protection against Fire

45

4

Technological Risks

40

3

Natural Hazards

60

5

Introduction to Civil Protection

35

3

Preventive Forestry

60

5

Energy

35

3

Fire Risk, Behavior and Impacts

45

4

Agrosystems and Forest Protection

75

6

Machines and equipments

45

4

Technologies and Civil Protection

75

6

Communication and Information Techniques I

50

4

Territorial Planning and Civil Protection

35

3

 

 

 

2nd Year

Curriculum unit

Contact hours

ECTS

Controlled Fire

50

4

Fire Fighting

30

3

Fire Safety in Buildings

75

6

Floods

45

4

Emergency Planning

35

3

Communication and Information Techniques II

35

3

First Aid and Basic Life Support

90

7

Internship

-

30

 

Areas of education and training

Areas of education and training

ECTS

861 - Persons and assets protection

57

623 - Forestry and hunting

19

582 - Construction and civil engineering

10

581 - Architecture and urbanism

3

529 - Engineering and related techniques

6

522 - Electricity and energy

3

460 - Mathematics and statistics

5

443 - Earth sciences

10

321 - Journalism and reporting

4

213 - Audiovisuals and media production

3

 

Access to bachelor degrees (1st Cycle)

Students with approval in all training components of the CTeSP, will be holders of a Diploma of Higher Professional Technician in Civil Protection, being able to apply directly, through a special contest, to the following Degree courses: Agronomic Engineering (ESAV), Environmental Engineering (ESTGV), Civil Engineering (ESTGV) and Buildings and Infrastructures Management and Maintenance (ESTGV).

During the course of studies a broad set of curricular units carried out in the CTeSP will be credited on the Degree courses mentioned above.

 

Access and admission

Consult specific application form for the course.

 

Component in work context

The training component in the context of work aims to apply the guideline and knowledge acquired to the practical activities of their professional profile.

The training component in the work context (internship) lasts for one semester and is ensured through protocols that ESAV has established with the entities or companies of the Viseu region and in specific cases of the bordering regions.

 

Protocols

  • AUTORIDADE NACIONAL DE PROTECÇÃO CIVIL - Comando Distrital de Operações de Socorro de Viseu
  • Associação Humanitária dos Bombeiros Voluntários de Carregal do Sal
  • Associação Humanitária dos Bombeiros Voluntários de Cabanas de Viriato
  • VERDELAFÕES - Associação de Produtores Florestais
  • Associação Humanitária dos Bombeiros Voluntários de Viseu
  • Associação Humanitária dos Bombeiros Voluntários de Mangualde
  • Câmara Municipal de Viseu
  • Associação Humanitária dos Bombeiros Voluntários de Aguiar da Beira
  • Instituto de Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas