Computer Sciences


Duration: 6 Semesters

Scientific Coordination: Pedro Fernandes, PhD
International Coordination: Luís Cunha, PhD
Coordination Contact:


The Degree in Informatics has the mission of offering advanced education in the field of Informatics, aimed at acquiring skills in the area of programming and the design and management of information systems, including the specification, development, testing and maintenance phases of applications and computer systems. In order to achieve the proposed goals, the following generic objectives are established:

Adopt a teaching model based on skills development;

Privileging the formation of students in knowledge of basic areas of computer science, as well as key technological areas, currently considered essential for the competitiveness of companies;

Ensure the permanent updating of the contents taught, investing heavily in emerging concepts, models and technologies;

Promote the participation of students in cooperation protocols with public and private organizations, national and international, allowing the student's contact with the world of work at an early stage of its training;

Foster research and development (R&D) units and technology transfer business areas that allow for an increase in the pedagogical and scientific performance of the degree program and allow for the continuity of training for graduates of the course who wish to proceed to the 2nd cycle of studies.

Study Programs

Optional Curricular Units - Specialization in Business Information Systems ECTS
Cloud and Mobile Computing (271155) 6
Management Control 6
Financial Management 6
Operational Research 6
Programming Labs (271144) 6
Discrete Mathematics (271062) 6

Study Programs

Optional Curricular Units – Specialization in Software Development ECTS
Strategic Management (261160) 6
IS Strategic Planning (271152) 6
Decision Support Systems (271153) 6
Webdesign II 6

Employment Opportunities

The most common employers of IT graduates are the public administration (in its various sectors), industry, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and large companies, consulting firms, banks and investment firms, companies of telecommunications and educational establishments. Regarding professional opportunities, they include, although not exhaustively, the following career opportunities:

  • Applications Development
  • Systems Analysis and Management
  • Analysis and Management of Database Systems
  • IT Consulting
  • Systems Integration Consulting
  • Software Project Management
  • Quality Management
  • Teaching and Research

Admission Requirements


Application Classification for National Students:

  • Secondary education final grade – 50%;
  • Entrance Exam Classification – 50%.

One of the following Portuguese national exams:

  • 16 Mathematics
  • 10 Descriptive Geometry and 16 Mathematics
  • 16 Mathematics and 18 Portuguese


Order number 9934/2020 [pdf] [in Portuguese] 


Registo DGES – R/A-Ef 985/2011/AL02


Students Services:, +351 239 488 039/041

Office for International Relations:, +351 239 488 037