FIELD GRADE OFFICERS COURSE – ARMY (CPOS)

Armed services and Services

 

AIM

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

 

COURSE STRUCTURE

The Field Grade Officers Course - Army comprises 17 curricular units in various scientific areas organized around two training components – a specific training component attended by Army students only, a common and joint training component taught jointly to all students of the Field Grade Officers Course - CPOS (Navy, Army, Air Force and Guarda Nacional Republicana (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 Army training component and 28 ECTS allocated to the common and joint component).

 

Study Plan overview

 

 

 

 

Course Units

Scientific Area

Type

Workload (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

Land Operations Doctrine

MilS

Semester

75

46

   

 

   

 

 

3,0

 

 

 

 

SFC

 

 

 

Staff Procedures - Army

MilS

Semester

87,5

32

16

 

 

   

 

 

3,5

Brigade Defensive Operations

MilS

Semester

112,5

1

57

 

 

   

 

 

4,5

Brigade Offensive Operation

MilS

Semester

112,5

1

57

 

 

   

 

 

4,5

Brigade Stability Operations

MilS

Semester

112,5

1

57

 

 

   

 

 

4,5

Small Units Tactics / Service’s Employment and Operation

MilS

Semester

125

 

82

 

 

   

 

 

5,0

Planning and Conduct of Tactical Exercises (CPX-CAX)

MilS

Semester

75

4

 

32

 

   

 

 

3,0

Functional Areas

MilS

Semester

100

22

   

24

38

 

 

11

4,0

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

 

COURSE LENGHT

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 – Army Diploma (Post-graduation in Land Military 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 – Army, being a 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 the Security and Defence field of studies.

 

COURSE ADMISSION CONDITIONS

The Field Grade Officers Course – Navy may be attended, on an exclusive basis, by appointed officers of the Permanent Army 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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