Master’s Degree in Informatics Engineering and Web Technology
Department of Sciences and Technology and UTAD

» Study Plan

Degree: Master (Mestrado)

Entry Requirements:

In agreement with the Portuguese Decree-Law nr. 74/2006 (24th march), candidates are required to meet one of the following pre-requisites:
a) A graduation degree or any other legally equivalent certificate in Computer Science, Computer Science Engineering, or in a similar field;
b) A BA in Computer Science, Computer Science Engineering, or in similar field, obtained in a foreign university, as long as the program is organized in accordance with the principles of Bologna and the country has agreed to that process;
c) A foreign academic degree in Computer Science, Computer Science Engineering, or in a similar field, approved by the Scientific Council of UTAD, as being in accordance with the graduation degree aims;
d) An academic, scientific or professional curriculum, that the Scientific Council of UTAD has approved, stating the capacity of the candidate to follow this study cycle.
Attending the academic activities requires that candidates have access to a computer with broadband Internet connection and knowledge of the Portuguese language.


Language of Instruction: Portuguese.

Teaching Mode: Online distance learning; intensive one-week face-to-face session for seminars, workshops, and demonstrations.

Goals / Employment: The main objective of this M.Sc. is to promote a qualification of excellence in advanced topics in Computer Engineering and Web Technology, which associates (1) the development of transversal skills, in terms of the theoretical and applied foundations of analysis, design, construction, testing, exploration, maintenance, auditing, teaching and research in/of computer science and (2) specific skills that allow the student to become specialists focused on fields such as:
• Computer Graphics
• Software development
• Human-computer interaction
• Information systems
• Web technology
• Network Security
In their final work (Dissertation, Project, or Internship), students should be able to conceive and carry out research in one of the areas of knowledge inherent to the Course.


Acess to Further Studies:
PhD degree in the field of computer science.


Degree Coordination:
Hugo Alexandre Paredes Guedes da Silva (Coordinator)
Leonel Caseiro Morgado (UAb) (Vice-Coordinator)
Luís Filipe Leite Barbosa (Vice-Coordinator)

Curricular Structure and Credits:

The MSc in Informatics Engineering and Web Technology is divided in two years. During the first year (2 semesters, corresponding 60 ECTS, with 30 ECTS each) the student will attend several courses. The second year (corresponding 60 ECTS) is reserved for the preparation of individual research work (dissertation, project, or internship) ending with a final oral discussion.