The Master in Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.EEC) results from the division of the previous Integrated Master in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MIEEC) of FEUP into two independent cycles of studies, in order to comply with article 19 of Decree-Law No. 65/2018 of 16 August, with M.EEC being the second of these cycles.
Bearing in mind the success and recognition in the market of the previous integrated study cycle, the constant technological and scientific evolution in this area of Engineering, as well as the evolution of pedagogical practices and technologies, the current proposal takes advantage of the strengths of the previous integrated study cycle and introduces several updates and improvements in the design of the new cycle of studies. This cycle of studies consists of:
- a master’s course, which does not award a degree, consisting of an organized set of curricular units corresponding to 90 ECTS credits. Award a master’s degree diploma (non-degree awarding) in Electrical and Computer Engineering in one of 3 specializations: Automation; Energy; Telecommunications, Electronics and Computers. The possibility of awarding a diploma that does not confer a degree will only occur in the 2nd year.
- a dissertation of an original scientific nature and specifically carried out for this purpose, which corresponds to 30 of the total of 120 ECTS credits in the cycle of studies; the public presentation, discussion and defenseof the dissertation will allow obtaining a master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in one of the 3 specializations: Automation; Energy; Telecommunications, Electronics and Computers.
FEUP’s M.EEC is organized into three areas of specialization, corresponding to EEC scientific and technological knowledge domains well characterized and recognized in business, academic cand scientific ontexts. Each area of specialization has a set of mandatory curricular units, which characterize each area of specialization, complemented by optional curricular units. In the first two semesters the options are relatively restricted, but in the third semester the students have a wider range of free choices within the specialization (at least 18 ECTS). The broad spectrum of the study cycle is manifested in this choice, but also in the fact that several curricular units (UCs) are shared between different areas of specialization. The range of UCs offered in the 3rd semester will be defined by the Scientific Committee in view of the demand from students and the conditions of the labor market. The cycle of studies values the work of conception and design, both individually (dissertation) and as a team (UC of Systems Engineering common to all students). The Master’s degree in EEC will be awarded by FEUP.