Integrated Master in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Academic year


Study Plan in alteration process for 2018/2019.



Course Type

Integrated Study Cycle (1st and 2nd)

Qualification Awarded



5 Year(s)

ECTS Credits



Integrated second cycle

Course Coordinator(s)

Jorge Manuel Moreira de Campos Pereira Batista (batista@deec.uc.pt)

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

António Paulo Mendes Breda Dias Coimbra (acoimbra@deec.uc.pt)

General Objectives of the Course
The Master in Electrical and Computer Engineering has a duration if five years, divided in two cycles of study, and aims
• to train professionals with a high level of technical quality, scientific and ethical, responsive to the needs of modernization of the worldwide economy in the domain of Electrical and Computers Engineering, in particular in the areas of expertise of Automation, Energy, Computers and Telecommunications;
• provide a solid education that will enable those who wish to continue their studies in a 3rd cycle (PhD) and pursuit a research career.
• to ensure that the Masters resulting therefrom acquire knowledge and understanding of the concepts, principles, theories, methods and practices of Electrical and Computer Engineering and be able to give them expression through an integrated set of instrumental skills, systemic and interpersonal.
Learning Objectives and Intended Skills
Competences to be developed by students:
The Master program in Electrical and Computers Engineering trains a set of specific skills, which are inherent to a graduate program of this nature:
• ability to understand, frame, formulate, and solve electrical and computer engineering problems, independently of their origin or structure, possibly in a multidisciplinary and/or complex context.
• Ability to demonstrate knowledge and advanced understanding of concepts in the area of expertise of the course capable of constitute the basis of developments and innovative applications, in many cases in a research context;
• Ability to design and develop solutions to solve complex problems in a sustainable way or instances of problems involving data and processes large or uncertain.
• Demonstrate learning skills that enable them to continue their studies to learn whether individually or in groups, independently and throughout his active life.
Regarding general skills, namely instrumental, personal or systemic, these are generically described in the Dublin descriptors for first and second cycle studies. These skills are described in Appendix III for each course individually.
Mode of Study
full time attendance
Access to Further Studies
The qualification grants access to 3rd cycle studies, namely postgraduate studies.
Admission Requirements

Mathematics A (19) and Physics and Chemistry (07).

This information does not exempt the consultation of the webpage of the Directorate General of Higher Education (DGES) and/or of the Applicants website. Please, visit the DGES and the Applicants websites

Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of prior learning in formal contexts and of professional experience of the candidate is performed through special access regimes with specific evaluation procedures and criteria.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Decree-Law n. º 74/2006, of 24 March, in its present redaction.
Professional Goals
Holders of Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering easily join the labor market, in large, small and medium-sized companies, for instance. There are career opportunities available in public and private companies in the areas of production, transports, electricity distribution and management, automation, robotics, mobile and fixed-line telecommunications, multimedia content distribution operators, electro mechatronic systems, microsystems, instrumentation, industrial maintenance, materials, design and audit, information systems, simulation, network management, database management, analyst programmer, design software, computer systems, etc., as well as in education and research.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
As assessment is a pedagogical activity inseparable from the teaching process, its aim is to establish the students' competencies and knowledge, their critical sense, ability to recognize and resolve problems, as well as their written and oral presentation skills. Students may only register for exams for classes they are currently registered for under the terms of number 6 of article 4 of the University of Coimbra Pedagogical Policy. The following are examples of assessment items: Oral or written exams, written or practical work, individual and group projects that may require an oral defense, as well as class participation. Assessment for each class may include one or more of the above mentioned items. Grading is based on a scale of 0 to 20 and a grade of 10 is required to pass. Whenever assessment includes more than one item, the final grade is calculated by taking into account the relative weight of each item according to a formula published in the course outline under the terms of number 2 of article 7 of the UC Pedagogical Policy.
Graduation Requirements

Recognition of prior learning in formal contexts and of professional experience of the candidate is performed through special access regimes with specific evaluation procedures and criteria.

Study Programme
Common core
Areas of expertise
Applications Notice (only in portuguese)
1st Semester
Start date: 10-09-2018
End date: 20-12-2018
2nd Semester
Start date: 04-02-2019
End date: 30-05-2019
- A3ES
Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
  • 2014-01-09 a 2020-01-08
R/A-Ef 1587/2011 - DGES
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior
  • 2011-03-18