The Master in Informatics Engineering of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra, adapted to the Bologna protocol, is grounded in more than 20 years of experience in Master and 5 year Degree courses in the field of Informatics. As a 2nd cycle course, it gets numerous contributions and carries on the tradition of the two courses that existed previous to the Bologna model.
The Master in Informatics Engineering follows the latest curricular recommendations of the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) and of Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), adapting the particular characteristics of the national candidates to the mobility logics desired within the European Space of Higher Education and to the recommendations given by a panel of national recruiters, that supported us in this reframing. MEI is organized by the credit units system (ECTS), with an expected duration of 4 semesters. The conclusion of the course implies obtaining a minimum of 120 ECTS, which include the elaboration of a Thesis/Internship representing 42 ECTS. In the spirit of the Bologna declaration, the MEI student has a wide space to adapt his/her individual profile. The student may choose an academic route entirely personalized or choose one of three already designed groups, know has Theme Options (OT´s), which emphasizes the Master in Informatics Engineering in a determined scientific-technological area. There are three Theme Options, which largely coincide with the areas defined in the recommendations given by ACM/IEEE:
It´s important to understand that the course is not organized in separate branches. The students may choose the optional subjects freely and therefore define an individual profile for his/her Master in Informatics Engineering. The identified groups of optional subjects are merely guided suggestions to help students with their choices. The tuition value is set annually and in accordance with the law. The tuition is set each year according to the law. You may check the tuition fees here .
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Requisites to Apply
May apply to the Master in Informatics Engineering:
The candidates referred in items
number 2 and 3, the Scientific Commission will verify the adequacy of their formative
background to the conjectures and necessities of the basic training of the
Masters in Informatics Engineering. The candidates referred in item 4 will only
be considered after the selection of the other candidates. Applications are
usually open during the months of July and August and classes begin in early
September. Candidates that want to apply to scholarships (e.g. Alban Program)
and need an acceptance letter before the application period, should contact Ms.
Isabel Lourenço (Isabel@dei.uc.pt) for
Phone: +351 239790000
Fax: +351 239701266