What is the Master in Information Science?
The Master in Information Science (MCI) provides advanced training in Information Science, aimed at anyone wishing to pursue a professional or research career in this area. This master’s degree is the joint responsibility of the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Arts and has the following objectives:
- provide solid scientific training, ensuring excellent preparation for the exercise of a profession that is embodied in the ability to discover, evaluate, organize, provide access and preserve information, regardless of its format or support, in different contexts of use;
- provide high-quality professional training with solid technical and social skills in the field of information management, allowing problems to be solved and acting in multidisciplinary contexts; work in teams and in collaborative environments applying their specific skills; communicate effectively with specialist and non-specialist audiences, and reflect on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge;
- training for employability, that is, for the exercise of a professional activity that can be developed within the most diverse organizations, in the public or private sector, through the creation of close relationships with potential employers, via dissertations, projects, and other forms of collaboration.
Who is this Master’s for?
Holders of a first cycle of studies in Information Science who intend to develop in scope and depth their basic technical and scientific skills, as well as enrich the range of complementary and transversal skills, preparing them for more demanding and more recognized professional positions.
Holders of a first cycle of studies in areas that confer skills related to Information Science (Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Data Science, Electrical Engineering, and others) and intend to complement their training by specializing in information management.
Professionals with professional experience in functions related to information management, who wish to update and expand the scope of their skills, to better face the technological challenges posed to their profession and boost their careers.
The MCI has a curricular component of 78 ECTS and a dissertation component of 42 ECTS.
This Master has a contribution from 2 Faculties of the Universidade do Porto:
*FEUP – FLUP
The study cycle is accredited by the Higher Education Assessment and Accreditation Agency (A3ES). More information can be found in the reports produced by A3ES
MCI graduates have specific information management skills and a set of transversal skills that enable them to perform, with relevance, functions in which Information plays a central role:
- in the private sector, in companies of the most varied sectors, for example, development and commercialization of software, consultancy in information technologies, content producers, industrial production, services, private educational institutions, foundations;
- in the public sector, with emphasis on Central and Local Administration (central and municipal services, archives and libraries), Universities (administrative/departmental services, study/research centers, library and documentation and archive services), and Museums.
5 reasons to choose
MCI at FEUP
High employability and labor market integration promoted by broad skills training and dissertations conducted in a business environment.
Multidisciplinary and integrated approaches to information problems, both technological and managerial.
Mobility agreements with recognized international universities, particularly in Europe and Brazil.
Capability to adapt to new challenges and changes, acting as catalysts for innovation in companies.
Multifaceted education, through the collaboration of two faculties (FEUP and FLUP) of recognized merit, resulting in competencies and attitudes much appreciated in professional contexts, fostering successful professional or academic careers.
Cooperation with Companies
The dissertation/project curricular unit, to be carried out in the second year of the Master in Information Science, can be developed in research units, as well as in partnership with institutions/companies outside the faculties responsible for teaching the course.
Desenvolvimento de uma estratégia de Gestão do Conhecimento para a Metro do Porto S.A
Student: Milene Eduarda da Silva Nunes
Como selecionar produtos de aquacultura – Especificação de uma interface para apoiar no ato da compra
Student: Verónica Fernanda dos Santos da Silva
Gestão Documental no âmbito energias renováveis: Estudo de caso da empresa Gonçalves Rapazote, Lda.
Student: Tiago Miguel Araújo Pereira
Cenários de aplicação de tecnologias imersivas no âmbito da Indústria 4.0: necessidades informacionais dos trabalhadores
Student: Ana Patricia Silva Domingues
Sistemas de organização do conhecimento no domínio Arquitetónico e Artístico: Estudo de caso da Biblioteca da Fundação Instituto Arquiteto José Marques da Silva
Student: Matilde Sofia Estremina Ramos
Consultoria em Gestão da Informação e Proteção de Dados: Estudo de caso da empresa Interaction Layer
Student: Susana Filipa da Silva Cardoso Dias
Literacia em Saúde Digital na Doença Renal Crónica
Student: Inês Marques Gonçalves Ramos
Knowledge-Based Engineering supported by the Digital-Twin: the case of the Power Transformer at EFACEC
Student: Miguel Alves de Azevedo
A utilização e produção de imagens em contexto de investigação: contribuições para boas práticas de gestão de dados em formato de imagem
Student: Miguel Martins Fernandes
Creating the knowledge management system of an analytical consulting services provider: LTP Labs
Student: Mariana Fonte Miranda de Carvalho
Implementação do Repositório Clínico Digital (RCD) do CHUSJ: análise de processos e dinâmica informacional do Serviço de Arquivo
Student: Raquel dos Santos Aleixo
Desenvolvimento de um Modelo de Negócio para uma Plataforma Colaborativa de Conteúdos Audiovisuais de Cariz Científico
Student: Ana Francisca de Nóbrega Malça Gonçalves Tété
Estudo de Mapeamento entre a ISAD/ISAAR e o Modelo CIDOC-CRM para a Descrição de Objetos Culturais da Torre do Tombo
Student: Inês Dias Koch
A fotografia no Sistema de Informação Ezequiel de Campos: contributos da organicidade para a funcionalidade e a memória
Student: Aida Olímpia Freitas Ferreira
Metadados para o uso de ferramentas de gestão de dados de investigação com investigadores do I3S
Student: Marcelo da Costa Sampaio
O sistema de informação/arquivo da FCNAUP: estudo e implementação de um modelo de gestão da informação
Student: Luísa Cristiana Araújo Ferreira
Gestão de Dados de Investigação em Monitorização Ambiental
Student: Patricia Gabriela Silva Dias
Gestão da Informação e Colaboração no Cluster Português da Indústria Automóvel
Student: João Nuno Fonseca Sousa
Gestão Documental e de processos na implementação do Regulamento Geral de Proteção de Dados (RGPD): O caso iPortalDoc
Student: Andreia Filipa Rajão Pinto
Academia Politécnica do Porto: contributos para o estudo de um Sistema de Informação
Student: Maria Júlia Simões Ribeiro
Gestão da Informação na Era Digital: Desmaterialização dos processos no contexto do Hospital de Braga
Student: Helena Cristina Jorge Carneiro Moreira da Silva
Estratégia de sistemas de informação e gestão da informação em associações empresariais: o caso da APICCAPS
Student: Filipa Catarina Santos Moreira
O controlo de autoridade por assuntos do acervo fotográfico do jornal Público
Student: Joana Patrícia de Sousa Rodrigues
Disseminação de conteúdos audiovisuais na web: uso de um perfil de aplicação para a gestão e agregação dos recursos da TVU
Student: Sara Catarina Pinheira de Oliveira
U.InovAcelerator: Um Modelo Tecnológico, Informacional e de Serviços de Informação para a Inovação da U.Porto
Student: Henrique Diogo Cardoso da Silva
Information Science at the University of Porto – [email protected] – is part of the organization iSchools – Information Schools. iSchools is an international organization and movement with a mission to lead and advance the field of Information. It seeks to maximize the visibility and influence of its members, in an interdisciplinary context, putting the power of information and technology at the service of society.
The Dissertation as a link between University – Companies
The MCI “Dissertation/Project” course unit – final year (2nd), 1st and 2nd semesters – consists of carrying out a work within the area of knowledge of Information Science where the student applies and develops the scientific and technical skills acquired in the course. It is also intended to promote the development of initiative, decision-making, innovation, creative and critical thinking skills, in an individual or group work context. This work may be more of a research nature or a more technical (project) nature. In both cases the work will culminate with the writing of a dissertation.
The dissertation/project work can be carried out in an academic or business/institutional environment. In the case of a dissertation in a business/institutional environment, the objectives, nature and way of monitoring the work must be subject to prior agreement between the student and the UP and the company/institution supervisors so that the satisfaction of the objectives is guaranteed, scientific and pedagogical nature of the curricular unit, and the protection of possible confidentiality issues by the host company/institution.
This model is intended to promote dissertations with a strong innovation component, resulting in a de facto collaboration between university and companies/institutions.
ERASMUS+ is the European program for education, training and youth that aims to promote cooperation at an international level, either for a study period or an internship period.
How does the program fit in with MCI?
The Studies measure works through the establishment of bilateral agreements between institutions, constituting partnerships that agree on the mobility of students and teachers on a reciprocal basis.
The Internships measure does not require any prior agreement between the institutions (home and host).
September – June
2 years(2º ciclo)
Awaiting information for 23/24
Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto
Department of Informatics Engineering
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n
Secretariat of MCI
+351 22 508 2134
Director, Scientific Committee and Monitoring Committee
ANTÓNIO LUCAS SOARES
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE AND MONITORING COMMITTEE
CARLA TEIXEIRA LOPES
MARIA CRISTINA RIBEIRO
MARIA FERNANDA MARTINS
MARGARIDA GOUVEIA AUGUSTO
JOSÉ ALBERTO FERREIRA RIBEIRO