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ABOUT THIS PROGRAMME

What is Informatics and Computing Engineering?

It is an area of engineering that addresses all aspects related to the conception, design, implementation and operation of computer systems and the integration of information and communication technologies (ICT) in organizational environments.

Who should apply?

To students with basic education (bachelor) in Informatics and Computing Engineering, Computer Science or similar area, who wish to deepen and specialize their knowledge in areas such as: Software Engineering; Artificial Intelligence; Interaction and Multimedia; Information Systems; Cybersecurity; Computer Architecture, Operating Systems and Networks; Programming Science and Technology; Quantitative Methods and Management.

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GENERIC OBJECTIVES

MEIC’s primary objective is to promote the qualification of its graduates in recent developments and advanced aspects of Informatics Engineering (EI), with application to the conception, design, implementation and operation of computer systems and the integration of ICT in organizational environments, thus enabling its graduates to perform high responsibility roles and leadership roles in complex, innovative and multidisciplinary contexts, or to pursue a PhD.

To this end, it offers an education combining:

  • common education on the most recent developments in the major scientific and technical areas of EI;
  •  specialized education in advanced EI topics of interest to each student by choosing optional UCs;
  •  flexible education in complementary aspects in Management and Transversal Skills.

The study cycle comprises 40.5 ECTS of compulsory UCs, 49.5 ECTS of optional UCs and 30 ECTS of Dissertation.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

The learning objectives include:

  • In general, acquire with the necessary proficiency knowledge of engineering sciences and technologies in the ICT domain, as well as management skills and personal, professional and interpersonal skills and attitudes, and be able to use them to solve, anticipate and prevent complex problems in the ICT domain and to conceive, design, implement and operate complex ICT-based systems in social and business contexts.
  • More specifically, be able to perform the professional roles indicated in the European ICT Professional Role Profiles which require competences at level e-4 (master) of the European e-Competence Framework, (e.g., Devops Expert, Data Scientist, Cyber Security Specialist, Solution Designer, etc.), including roles of high responsibility in complex innovation-focused contexts and leadership roles in multidisciplinary projects in the ICT domain.

ACCREDITATION

This study programme is accredited by the Higher Education Assessment and Accreditation Agency (A3ES).

DIPLOMA

This study cycle (MEIC) results from the transformation of the former Integrated Master in Informatics and Computing Engineering (MIEIC) of FEUP into two independent study cycles, in order to comply with article 19 of Decree-Law No. 65/2018 of 16 August, LiEIC being the 1st and M.EIC the 2nd of these cycles. Given the success and market recognition of the previous integrated study cycle, the constant technological and scientific evolution in the area, and the evolution of pedagogical practices and technologies, several strengths of the previous integrated study cycle have been preserved and a number of updates and improvements have been introduced in the design of the new study cycle.

This study cycle consists of:

  • a non-degree-awarding master’s course in Informatics and Computing Engineering, consisting of an organized set of course units (UCs) corresponding to 90 ECTS credits. The possibility of awarding the diploma will only occur in the 2nd year.
  • an original scientific dissertation specifically conceived for this purpose, corresponding to 30 of the 120 ECTS credits in the study cycle; the defense of the dissertation in public examination will allow obtaining the master degree in Informatics and Computing Engineering.

The curricular units offered in the curricular component are organized in the following scientific areas:

  • 7 core areas of Informatics and Computing Engineering: Computer Architecture, Operating Systems and Networks; Cybersecurity; Software Engineering; Artificial Intelligence; Interaction and Multimedia; Programming; Information Systems;
  • 2 complementary areas: Quantitative Methods and Management; Personal Development/ Transversal/Transferable Skills;
  • UCs classified in Multidisciplinary Themes, as they potentially cover all areas of Informatics and Computing Engineering.

Regarding mandatory and elective UCs, the curricular component comprises:

  • a common core of mandatory UCs totaling 40.5 ECTS credits, with 5 UCs from different core areas plus two multidisciplinary UCs (Project Management Laboratory and Dissertation Planning);
  • a set of free choice electives totaling 49.5 ECTS credits, including an option in “Transferable Skills” with 1.5 ECTS credits.
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Job Opportunities

Job opportunities related with the professional roles indicated in the European ICT Professional Role Profiles which require competences at level e-4 (master) of the European e-Competence Framework, (e.g., Devops Expert, Data Scientist, Cyber Security Specialist, Solution Designer, etc.), including roles of high responsibility in complex innovation-focused contexts and leadership roles in multidisciplinary projects in the ICT domain.

Employability

This data is based on a FEUP Employement 2020 survey regarding students that completed MEIC in 2018/2019, 71% from a total of 122 students answered.

How long until students find the first job opportunity
67% BEFORE FINISHING

BEFORE FINISHING

90% LESS THAN 3 MOTHNS
AFTER FINISHING

LESS THAN 3 MONTHS AFTER FINISHING

Correlation between job position and study area
84% FULLY RELATED

FULLY RELATED

16% PARTIALLY RELATED

PARTIALLY RELATED

First Job in Portugal/Abroad
77% FIRST JOB - PORTO AND NORTH PORTUGAL

FIRST JOB – PORTO AND NORTH PORTUGAL

17% FIRST JOB - LISBON OR ABROAD

FIRST JOB – LISBON OR ABROAD

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Partnerships with companies

There are a large number of dissertations carried out in a business environment, which end with an excellent assessment of the impact on the organization in terms of process improvement, increased productivity, and new ideas for products and services, associated with scientific contributions with great merit.

Companies, where students have done their dissertations in recent years, include:

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Student Groups and Associations

It consists entirely of students from FEUP’s Informatics and Computing Engineering course. The main motivation is to gain experience and skills essential to the world of work, as well as cultivating the desire to learn languages and new technologies with colleagues.

Group of students, mostly from FEUP’s informatics engineering department, with interests in Computer Graphics, Interaction, Game Development and Multimedia.

Comprised of students from the University of Porto and members of the IEEE, including a chapter of the IEEE Computer Society.

Network of former students of Informatics Engineering at FEUP, which seeks to bring the community closer and foster the connection between the course and the industry, through different initiatives.

ACM Student Group of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto.

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5 reasons to choose the
MEIC at FEUP

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High employability and integration in the labor market promoted by projects and dissertations in companies.

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Flexible study plan, allowing the course to be adapted to the interests of each student.

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Possibility of mobility at some of the most prestigious European universities.

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Extensive practical experience covering not only technical skills, but also management skills, soft skills and entrepreneurship.

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Faculty staff with extensive experience and strong research and interaction with the industry.

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MOBILITY AGREEMENTS

MEIC has partnerships for mobility programs ERASMUS (European universities), MOBILE (Brazilian universities) or under bilateral agreements with high quality institutions, in the various regions of the globe.

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TESTIMONIALS

ANDRÉ LAGO
ALUMNUS, GOOGLE
When I joined FEUP, I had the dream of working in a big company like Google, and thanks to what I learned, I managed to fulfill that dream even before finishing my master's degree.
AFONSO RAMOS
Student
With FEUP I can say that I have more power over my future, and in case of any doubt, I always recommend FEUP!
MARIANA AGUIAR
Student
What keeps me motivated is the fact that in the course we are always solving problems, finding new and creative solutions
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STUDY PLAN

COMPLETE STUDY PLAN
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Director and Scientific Committee

JOÃO PASCOLA FARIA
DIRECTOR
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

RUI MARANHÃO 
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

RUI RODRIGUES
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

LUÍS PAULO REIS
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

MARIA CRISTINA RIBEIRO
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

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APPLICATIONS

APPLICATION FEES
55€

LANGUAGE
English

ACADEMIC YEAR
September – July

TUITION FEES

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DURATION
2 years

APPLICATIONS
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SCHEDULE
Daytime

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CONTACT

Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto
Informatics Engineering Department
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n
4200-465 Porto

M.EIC Secretariat
Office hours: Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 12:00am / 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Office number: I012 A

Email:   secretariado.meic@fe.up.pt
Telephone: +351 22 0413903 |+351 22 5082134