Bachelor's Degree in Informatics Engineering

General Objectives of the Course

TThe main objective of the Informatics Engineering degree is to provide its students and future informatics engineers with a broad spectrum of theoretical knowledge, methods and practical skills that allow them to continue their studies to more advanced cycles, such as master's or doctoral degrees, as well as enable their direct access to professional careers in the computing area in a vast set of domains. Traditionally, the degree has taken into account the recommendations of international organizations, such as IEEE/ACM/AIS, as well as aspects considered to be relevant to the practice of the profession by the National Engineers Association (Ordem dos Engenheiros).

Admission Requirements

Mathematics A (19) or Physics and Chemistry (07) and Mathematics A (19). This information does not override public information of Direção Geral do Ensino Superior (DGES) and/or the candidates page of the University of Coimbra.

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Professional Goals

Software development companies, consulting companies, telecommunications companies, network administration and IT systems.

Mode of Study

Full-Time, Face-to-Face

Teaching / Evaluation language(s)

Portuguese/ English

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Since the evaluation is a pedagogical activity that is inseparable from teaching, it is designed to assess the skills and knowledge acquired by the students, their critical thinking, their ability to enunciate and solve problems, as well as their mastery of written and oral exposition. The LEI evaluation rules follow the Regulation of Knowledge Evaluation of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra published in Diário da República, 2nd series - No. 74 - April 16, 2018. The evaluation of the curricular units is carried out taking into account their specificities. Some of the curricular units are evaluated by final exam, while others follow the periodic assessment model, including evaluation methods with problem solving, laboratory work, written assignments, projects, and presentations, among others.

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

Students who complete the Degree in Informatics Engineering will acquire extensive knowledge and skills in Informatics - including Computational Intelligence, Information Systems, Computer Networks and Software Engineering - as well as fundamentals of Mathematics and Physics required for Engineering degrees. They will also acquire fundamental knowledge and skills in Economics, Management and Social Sciences, as well as transversal skills, including teamwork.

Course Coordinator(s)

Filipe João Boavida Mendonça Machado de Araújo

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

Raul André Brajczewski Barbosa

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning is carried out in accordance with the Academic Regulation of the University of Coimbra.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The legal framework for the qualification is established by the Dispatch nbr. 12841/2013, Republic's Diary, 2nd series, - Nbr. 194, october 8th 2013, in its current wording.

Graduation Requirements

Completion of all mandatory Curricular Units, totaling 180 ECTS.

Access to Further Studies

M. Sc. on Informatics Engineering or similar areas. In some cases students might also have access to Ph.D. programs.

Study Programme

Informatics Engineering

Academic year

Course Type
1st Cycle Studies

DGES Code: 9119

Qualification Awarded: Licenciado

Duration: 3 Year(s)

ECTS Credits: 180.0


Call for Applications


1st Semester
Start date: 20-09-2021
Start date (first year): 06-10-2021
End date: 18-12-2021
2nd Semester
Start date: 07-02-2022
End date: 21-05-2022


Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
2014-09-16 a 2020-09-15
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior