Sobre o curso

ABOUT

What is Information Science?

The Master on Information Science (MCI) is the result of adapting to the Bologna Process the Master on Information Management (MGI), that FEUP has been offering from 1997/98 to 2006/07.
MCI is a joint initiative of the Engineering (FEUP) and Humanities (FLUP) faculties and aims at deepening the knowledge and competences of Information Science graduates towards a professional specialization as well as envisaging a research career.

Who should apply?

The following may apply for this cycle of studies: :
a) Holders of a Bachelor’s degree or legal equivalent, more specifically: 1 – holders of a Bachelor’s degree (1st cycle of Bologna) in the area of Information Science or other considered adequate by the Master’s scientific committee; 2 – exceptionally, in duly justified cases, the scientific committee of the Masters Programme may admit candidates with a degree in another area. In these cases, the candidate will be required to have obtained approval in a set of first-cycle courses (up to a maximum of 30 ECTS) in the scientific area they are applying to;
b) Holders of a foreign Higher Education degree conferred after a first cycle of studies structured in accordance with the Bologna Process by a State that implemented this process, with the specificities referred to in a);
c) Holders of a foreign Higher Education degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of a Bachelor’s degree by the Master’s scientific committee, with the specificities referred to in a);
d) Those with an academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognized as attesting to their ability to attend this cycle of studies by the Master’s scientific committee.

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DURATION

2 years

STRUCTURE

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

GENERAL OBJECTIVES

The MCI study plan takes into consideration the competences defined by the “Dublin Descriptors” for the master level and pursues the following goals:

  • prepare for employability, ensuring that master graduates (Bologna second cycle) are able to exercise a profession, which core is in general the ability to select, organize, manage, and preserve information which may be used for several purposes, no matter its format or support;
  • educate for a professional activity that may take place in all kinds of libraries, archives, documentation or information centres, as well as in the context of many organizations where the professional acts as an information manager, a content manager or an information analyst;
  • produce a professional able to apply knowledge, to solve problems in new or unknown environments and in the scope of generic and multidisciplinary contexts, to assess situations, to develop analysis and synthesis studies, to comunicate the conclusions to specialised and generic audiences, to be autonomous and independent in action, and to develop applied research projects in the Information Science area.

GENERAL OBJECTIVES

SPECIFICS OBJECTIVES

STUDY PLAN

The study plan for the Master in Informations Science follows the expressed principles of the Bologna Process, taking into account the global objectives and the pedagogical changes resulting from it.

The Master in Information Science is accredited by the Higher Education Assessment and Accreditation Agency (A3ES). More information can be found in the reports produced by A3ES

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Job Opportunities

The MCI prepares you for professional roles at level 4 (see Euro-Referential I-D). Graduates of the ICM have information management skills wherever information plays a central role:

  • in the private sector, where they include large economic groups, small and medium-sized companies from the most varied sectors (e.g. software development and commercialization, consulting in various areas, content producers, industrial production companies, service companies, etc.), private educational institutions, etc;
  • 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 services and archives), as well as Museums.

U.PORTO is the only Portuguese university to offer a degree+master in Information Science, articulated together. The Master in Information Science results from the adaptation to the Bologna process of the Master in Information Management (MGI) that FEUP has offered for 10 years, since 1997/1998.

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Cooperação com Empresas

5 reasons to choose
MCI at FEUP

Cooperação com Empresas

Empregabilidade elevada e integração no mercado de trabalho promovida por projetos de final de curso em empresas.

Cooperação com Empresas

Abordagem multidisciplinar e integrada dos problemas de operações, nas vertentes tecnológica e de gestão.

Cooperação com Empresas

Possibilidade de mobilidade em universidades internacionais reconhecidas, em particular na Europa e no Brasil.

Cooperação com Empresas

Aquisição de uma formação diversificada, potenciadora de uma fácil adaptação a novos desafios e mudanças, criando profissionais catalisadores de inovação nas empresas.

Cooperação com Empresas

Ter uma formação numa escola de engenharia de elite, o que permite a aquisição de competências e atitudes muito apreciados em contextos profissionais, potenciando carreiras profissionais ou académicas de sucesso.

Cooperação com Empresas

Partnerships with companies

A unidade curricular dissertação, a realizar no último semestre do Mestrado Multimédia, decorre em unidades de investigação bem como em parceria com o ambiente empresarial. Esta parceria  consolida-se na participação frequente das empresas em seminários destinados aos estudantes de mestrado, trabalhos em colaboração desenvolvidos ao longo do curso e na exploração de casos de estudo reais em sala de aula.

Cooperação com Empresas

Partnerships

A unidade curricular dissertação, a realizar no último semestre do Mestrado Multimédia, decorre em unidades de investigação bem como em parceria com o ambiente empresarial. Esta parceria  consolida-se na participação frequente das empresas em seminários destinados aos estudantes de mestrado, trabalhos em colaboração desenvolvidos ao longo do curso e na exploração de casos de estudo reais em sala de aula.

Cooperação com Empresas

MOBILITY AGREEMENTS

O ERASMUS+ é o programa europeu de educação, formação e juventude que  tem como objetivo a promoção da cooperação a nível internacional, quer para um período de Estudos, como para um período de Estágio.

Como o programa se adequa ao MM?

A medida para Estudos funciona através do estabelecimento de acordos bilaterais entre instituições, constituindo-se em parcerias que acordam a mobilidade de estudantes e docentes em regime de reciprocidade. 

A medida Estágios não exige qualquer acordo prévio entre as instituições (de origem e de destino).

Todos os Acordos
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TESTIMONIALS

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STUDY PLAN

COMPLETE STUDY PLAN
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APPLICATIONS

APPLICATION FEE
55€

LANGUAGE
English

ACADEMIC YEAR
September – June

TUITION FEE
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DURATION
2 years(2º ciclo)

APPLICATIONS
Awating information for 22/23

SCHEDULE
Daytime

Check the access conditions and necessary documents Click here.

Online Application
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CONTACTS

Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Secretariado do Mestrado em Ciência da Informação:
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n
4200-465 Porto

Secretariado do DEI
mci@fe.up.pt
+351 22 508 2134

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Director, Scientific Committee and Monitoring Committee

ANTÓNIO LUCAS SOARES
DIRECTOR
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE AND MONITORING COMMITTEE

CARLA TEIXEIRA LOPES
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

GABRIEL TORCATO
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

MARIA CRISTINA RIBEIRO
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

OLÍVIA PESTANA
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

AMARIA FERNANDA MARTINS
MONITORING COMMITTEE

MIGUEL AZEVEDO
MONITORING COMMITTEE

MILENE NUNES
MONITORING COMMITTEE

Faculty Body
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