The Doctoral Program in Information Science and Technology consists of 3 years that may be extended up to a maximum of 5 years. In the first year the student must enroll in four courses plus the thesis proposal in order to complete a set of 60 ECTS:
No student can enroll in Thesis without completing and successfully defending the Thesis Project.
The Thesis Project
The Thesis Project is a written essay that should include a detailed report on the state of the art and work related to the research theme, the description of the problem(s) intended to be solved, the possible techniques or methods used to solve that/those problem(s), an estimate of the expected results, a list of the papers that are targeted to be published and an activity plan. The thesis project will be evaluated in a public session by a Committee of three Professors.
Once the student obtains the 60 ECTS he/she should dedicate full time to research activities aiming at the writing of the final dissertation. This research work will be supervised by a department member and will be structured according to the framework of one of the CISUC research groups.
During the research period the PhD students will be totally integrated in the activities of one research group from CISUC. The final Thesis should be submitted within a maximum of 5 years time after the beginning of the course.
|Research Methods 1||1||1st||Compulsory||CTI||6.0||Luís Paquete||paquete(at)dei.uc.pt|
|Current Topics on Human Centered Computing||1||1st||Elective||OP||9.0||António Mendes||toze(at)dei.uc.pt|
|Current Topics on Software Services and the Internet||1||1st||Elective||OP||9.0||Marília Curado||marilia(at)dei.uc.pt|
|Current Topics on Intelligent Systems||1||1st||Elective||OP||9.0||Jorge Henriques||jh(at)dei.uc.pt|
Students choose one of the three optional courses of the first semester
|Research Methods 2||1||2nd||Compulsory||CTI||6.0||Licinio Roque||lir(at)dei.uc.pt|
|Research Seminar on Intelligent Systems and Human-Centric Computing||1||2nd||Elective||OP||9.0||Luís Paquete||paquete(at)dei.uc.pt|
|Research Seminar on Systems, Software, Security and Communications||1||2nd||Elective||OP||9.0||Henrique Madeira||henrique(at)dei.uc.pt|
|Thesis Project||1||Annual||Compulsory||CTI||30.0||Henrique Madeira||henrique(at)dei.uc.pt|
Registrations in Thesis can only be done after the Thesis Project is completed