FIELD GRADE OFFICERS COURSE – AIR FORCE (CPOS)

 

AIM

The Field Grade Officers Course – Air Force (CPOS) supports the training of Air Force Captains providing them with the skills and military technical expertise needed to perform duties as senior officers.

 

COURSE STRUCTURE

The course comprises 18 course units, in various scientific areas, organized in two training components – a specific training component attended by Air Force students only, and a common and joint training component taught jointly to all students of the Field Grade Officers Course - CPOS (Navy, Army, Air Force and National Republican Guard).

The course is organized in accordance with the European Credits Trading System (ECTS). The total number of credits required to complete the course is 60 ECTS (32 ECTS allocated to the specific branch training component and 28 ECTS allocated to the common and joint component).

 

Course Plan Synthesis

 

 

Course Units

Scientific Area

Type

Work Load (hours)

Credits

Remarks

Total

Contact

T

TP

PL

TC

S

E

OT

O

Introduction to Resource Management

MS

Semester

87,5

30

9

 

 

   

 

 

3,5

CJFC

Communication and Leadership

MS

Semester

62,5

32

6

 

 

   

 

 

2,5

Logistics and Operations Research

MS

Semester

75

30

   

 

6

 

 

 

3,0

Military Organization

MS

Semester

50

32

   

 

   

 

 

2,0

Portuguese Military History

MilS

Semester

50

28

   

 

   

 

 

2,0

Military Strategy

MilS

Semester

150

59

   

 

4

 

 

 

6,0

Fundamentals of Public International Law

LS

Semester

25

12

   

 

   

 

 

1,0

Military Operations Framework

MilS

Semester

150

23

46

 

 

4

 

 

 

6,0

Operations Planning

MilS

Semester

50

 

37

 

 

   

 

 

2,0

Command and Resource Management

MilS

Semester

75

18

8

 

 

18

 

 

 

3,0

 

 

 

 

SFC

 

 

Air and Space Power Studies

MilS

Semester

150

21

8

 

 22

18

 

 

1

6,0

Air Law and Legislation

MilS

Semester

25

10

5

 

 

   

 

 

1,0

Research Seminar

MilS

Semester

50

20

   

 

   

 

 

2,0

Research Paper

MilS

Semester

175

 

 

 

 

   

 10

1

7,0

Organizational Communication and Group Interaction

MilS

Semester

75

10

40

 

 

   

 

 

3,0

Economic and Social Studies

 

 

75

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,0

International Studies

 

 

100

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,0

Human Resources Studies

 

 

75

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,0

 Legend: T - Theory; TP - Theoryand Practise; PL - Practise and Laboratory ; TC - Fieldwork ; S - Seminar ; E - Stage ; OT - Tutorial Guidance ; O - Other

 

COURSE LENGTH

The duration of the course is one curricular year, approximately 36 weeks, including school holidays, in daytime and on an exclusive basis.

 

QUALIFICATIONS CONFERRED BY THE COURSE

 

The Field Grade Officers Course – Air Force Diploma (Post-graduation in Military and Aeronautical Sciences) is awarded to students who have completed the course successfully;

 

This Course is a special condition for promotion to the rank of Major;

The Field Grade Officers Course – Air Force, being part of the career-long training process, is compatible with the general rules of structure and curriculum evaluation practiced in study levels within the higher military studies without, in itself, conferring an academic degree. Nevertheless, the course makes it possible to carry out further studies in the Security and Defence fields of study.

 

ADMISSION CONDITIONS

The Field Grade Officers Course – Air Force may be attended, on an exclusive basis, by specifically appointed officers of the Permanent Air Force Boards, with the rank of Captain;

The course may be attended by officers of similar ranks from friendly countries, under a superiorly defined access regime.

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