Program Title

Masters Bologna in Informatics and Computer Engineering

Program Duration (Months)


Study Modes

Full Time

Educational qualification required for admission

Higher Secondary School

Admission Criteria

 The applicant must provide all the documents mentioned in the Regulation, as well as a motivation letter referring to the selected course or study cycle. To complete the application process it is necessary to submit the following scanned documents as PDF files:

  • Recent photo;
  • Up-to-date CV;
  • Identification document/passport;
  • An official academic transcript that you have completed secondary education or equivalent in the country of origin, with final average and proof of access to higher education exams;
  • Official academic transcript records of bachelor degree and Diploma with final average;
  • Document certifying the applicant’s Portuguese language level: B1 level in Portuguese Language and complete the B2 level until the end of the first year of the degree (only applicable to 1st cycle candidates);
  • Statement Under Oath191.4KB, that the applicant does not have Portuguese nationality nor any other country nationality that is member of the EU and fulfils the requirements needed for the Access and Admission category for International Students;
  • Bank transfer slip of the payment for the application fee.
Program Description

The Master's program in Informatics and Computer Engineering (MEIC) combines several advanced areas of study that give students a wide range of skills:

· Algorithms and Programming (focus on Algorithms and Applications)

· Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

· Cybersecurity

· Software Engineering

· Interaction and Visualization

· Games

· Data Processing and Analysis (focus on Data Science and Engineering)

· Intelligent Robotics

· Computational Systems (focus on Cyberphysical Systems)

· Information systems

· Distributed systems

· Business Systems

· Intelligent Systems

· Computer Systems Technology (focus on IT Service Management)

· Technology for Information and Language Processing (focus on Information and Language Technologies)

The course is taught in Portuguese and English, so international students are welcome.


The training of human resources with higher education in the area of ​​Computer Engineering in Portugal is of particular importance when it is known the effort that all economic areas and the Public Administration must make to improve their productivity and competitiveness. In most cases, this improvement in productivity implies profound restructuring supported by intense use of computer resources.

Since IST is one of the best Engineering Schools in the country, it is natural that it should reside in the capacity to produce a significant number of professionals with advanced training in this area. This advanced training takes place, naturally, through training in terms of the second cycle, along the lines of Bologna, and of further courses, leading to doctoral degrees and other postgraduate courses. Thus, it is strategic for the country that a school with IST's human and material resources invest in the training of Computer Engineers.

The IST Master's in Informatics and Computer Engineering (operating on the Alameda campus and Taguspark), fully filled with quality candidates since its creation, will accept applications from students who will enter the first cycle in Computer Engineering, but also students with the first cycle obtained in other institutions of higher education, which will complement their training at IST. Thus, this course represents a key element for training in the area of ​​Eng. Informática in the country, in general, and in the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, in particular.

The Master in Informatics and Computers Engineering is based on the strong basic training given by the first cycle (Degree in Engineering Sciences - Informatics and Computer Engineering - LEIC), offering attractive specializations for students and the market and also serving as a base for students wishing to enter a PhD Program, and creates a solid basis for the intervention of the IST Department of Computer Engineering in lifelong training, which will represent an increasingly important component of the advanced education market.

The specialists trained in the course acquire skills that make them especially prepared to deal with the complex and challenging information systems that exist today at the level of large companies and Public Administration, with scientific rigour and technologically up-to-date. This, both at the level of value chains and networks of companies, and at the level of the Information Society in general, where emerging activities in the scope of the Knowledge Society stand out, such as companies linked to innovation and start-ups. The primary scope of this engineering covers systems where products, technologies, solutions and computer services are essential components for operation and decision. These include, from Organizational Systems such as Companies, Business Networks and Public Administration, to Social Systems,

Professional Opportunities

In the current Portuguese and European development landscape, there is a need for specialists capable of designing, adapting or managing complex computer systems, systems and networks. In fact, from the important services sector - where banking, insurance, tourism, culture, multimedia stand out - to the industrial sector, including the Central, Local and Regional Public Administration, the lack of human resources is evident to act in a professional, qualified and up-to-date manner in the field of Information Technologies, involving all the areas mentioned.

Typical employers for engineers who have taken the Master's course in Computer and Computer Engineering at IST are the following: banking and insurance service companies, computer service providers, telecommunications companies, software development companies.

At the end of the Master in Informatics and Computer Engineering students will be able to enter the job market. Taking into account the specializations indicated above, students have a wide range of specific professional skills, of which the following stand out:
    • Analysis and design of complex systems.
    • Systems project management techniques
    • Modeling and use of data in computer systems.
    • Development of applications in distributed systems
    • Management, configuration and operation of computer systems.
    • Advanced problem-solving techniques.
    • Design of adaptable systems to solve complex problems.
    • Design of systems that interact with human beings using natural interfaces.
    • Control and robotics.
    • Modeling and control of industrial systems.
    • Generic optimization techniques.
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  • 05/04/2021 12:00 am - 10/07/2021 12:00 am Ended
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