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Climatização e Energia (Air Conditioning and Energy )

Short-cycle tertiary education (ISCED 2011 level 5)

Portuguese, Portugal

Duration 4 semesters
Cost National student: 697€/year International student: 1.350€/year

Thermal and visual comfort, as well as indoor air quality, are requirements in most buildings today, both in commercial and service spaces, as well as in many industrial units. In many of these buildings there are still needs to heat swimming pools and produce hot water, both for bathing and for other uses. These requirements are satisfied with Lighting, Heating, Cooling, Ventilation (Air Conditioning), Pumping, Water Heating equipment, etc., which naturally consume electricity, fossil fuels and renewable energies (solar, biomass, geothermal), implying action to guarantee energy and environmental sustainability. The Higher Professional Technician course in Air Conditioning and Energy prepares technicians who supervise, install, operate and maintain the equipment that guarantees these functions.

Grant opportunities

In case of demonstrable economic need, the student of any training (technological specialization course, degree or master's degree) may request support from the IPS Social Action Services.

Every year, the SAS/IPS award non-refundable scholarships, which aim to help finance the expenses inherent in attending higher education for needy students (tuition, accommodation, food, transport or school supplies).

Learning outcomes

Manage, implement and evaluate, supervise and coordinate the activities of planning, verification, management of energy use, installation and maintenance related to buildings and technical systems (thermal envelope, air conditioning, ventilation, domestic hot water, lighting, elevation systems), taking into account the comfort of users, energy efficiency and the use of renewable energies whenever possible.


  • Holders of Secondary Education (regular or professional)
  • Holders of CET, CTeSP or Higher Education
  • Holders of Tests for Over 23 Years

ISCED Categories

Offshore and renewable energy