2nd cycle Component of Integrated Master in Computer Science


2nd cycle Component of Integrated Master in Computer Science

The Master in Computer Science admits candidates to is 2nd cycle.


The 4th and 5th years of the Master in Computer Science (MIEI) allow students, who possess a Bachelor ’s degree in Computer Science, or related trainee, education in Design Engineering certified with a Master degree in Computer Science with the E2 level of accreditation by the Ordem dos Engenheiros.

The MIEI prepares qualified specialists to develop design activities, project leadership, and innovation. An important component of the Master trainee is the preparation of a Master's dissertation, an individual work of research and/or development exploiting the knowledge acquired throughout the course. This original work was specially designed to be developed in an academic context or in an academic-business collaboration.


Career opportunities

Computer Science is the technical and scientific discipline that allows design and build enterprises information systems - Google, Facebook, flight controllers aircraft, iPod, weather forecasting systems, computer games, the media, the Cloud computing, web applications, image processing, multimedia and telecommunications services.

Information and computer technologies are the most important infrastructure of contemporary society support. They represent areas in constant growth and high employment, combining technical challenges of engineering with multidisciplinary creativity creating new business opportunities.

Computer Engineers are responsible for the design and construction of several systems playing a vital role in society, industry, services, transport, telecommunications, health, environment and arts and leisure.

MIEI prepare Computer Engineers to participate in the built of systems and future information technologies.

2020/21 Fees

Tuition information

Portuguese students: 697 €/year

Foreign students: 7000 €/year




1st phase: 1st may to 14th july

2nd phase: 26th to 31st august 2020


International Applications

Admission requirements for the 2020/2021 academic year

Vacancies for 2020/2021:


Admission rules:

  1. Holders of a degree, or equivalent, in the same scientific area or in areas that Department of Informatics Board will decide;
  2. Holders of a degree or equivalent in the same scientific area; Holders of a foreign academic degree in required areas conferred following the 1st cycle of studies according to the Bologna Process; 
  3. Holders of a foreign academic degree in required areas recognized as meeting the objectives of the Bachelor´s degree, in the same area, by the Scientific Council of the FCT NOVA;
  4. Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as attesting the capacity to accomplish referred cycle of studies by the Department of Informatics Board.


  • Course classification;
  • Academic and scientific curriculum;
  • Professional curriculum;
  • Possible interview or admission tests.

To the selected students may be asked to fulfill a supplementary study plan corresponding a maximum of 18 ECTS, depending on the suitability of their degree.

Course coordinator:

Professor Carlos Viegas Damásio


About the Department of Informatics

The Department of Informatics is a pioneer institution in advanced education and research in Computer Science in Portugal, and has already graduated thousands of informatics engineers and computer scientists. We currently host around 1200 students enrolled in various programs and courses.

Several of our academic staff are associated to the development of computer science and IT in Portugal, for instance, in the first national connection to the Internet in the 80s, in the graduation of the first PhD degrees, and in the development and consolidation of research and innovation in informatics and computer science.

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