European Council


Civil Engineers

Portugal (PT)


Ordem dos Engenheiros

Ordem dos Engenheiros (OE)
Av. Sidonio Pais 4 E
1050 – 212 Lisboa


Phone:   +351 21 313 2600 
Fax:     +351 21 352 4632


Facts at your fingertips

The Ordem dos Engenheiros (OE) is the professional association of all Portuguese engineers. It has 31,700 members. It is the successor of the Association of Civil Engineers which had been founded in 1869. Legally it is a not-for-profit association.

The members are those who have obtained an engineering degree in a five-year university course that has been approved by OE. The OE also gives other qualification titles (senior, specialist, etc.) to its members, according to their experience. Awarding these titles is performed by internal technical groups of OE.

The organisation of the Ordem dos Engenheiros comprises a national council and several regional representations including the islands of Madeira and Azores.

The OE is also divided into colleges according to the engineers’ specialisation. The Civil Engineering College represents around 40% of the total members of OE. The participation of OE in the ECCE is performed by the Civil Engineering college.

The activities of OE include the evaluation of the university courses, activity in preparation of legislation related to engineering, organisation of scientific and cultural activities, consultant activities related to professional and technical problems, etc.

The OE has also a department (Caixa de Previdência) to provide social and medical help to its members.

The Civil Engineers activities in Portugal are connected with the Ministers of Public Works, Housing and Environment.

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