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

National Call for Access and Entry to Higher Education (DGES):

One of the following sets:
19 Mathematics A
07 Physics and Chemistry
19 Mathematics A

Application score: 100 points (0-200 scale)
Entry exams: 95 points (0-200 scale)

Calculation Formula:
Secondary school average: 50%
Entry exams: 50%

Other forms of access (UC-applicants):
- Change of Institution / Course Pair Schemes;
- Special Access Call for over 23-years-olds;
- Special Access Call for Holders of Other Higher Education Courses;
- Special Call for International Students.

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

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)

Vasco Nuno Sousa Simões Pereira

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

Joel Perdiz Arrais

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 Decree-Law nº 74/2006, 24th March, 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: Bachelor's Degree

Duration: 3 Year(s)

ECTS Credits: 180.0


Call for Applications


1st Semester
Start date: 09-09-2024
End date: 14-12-2024
2nd Semester
Start date: 03-02-2025
End date: 22-05-2025


Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
2019-07-31 a 2025-07-30
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior

Nº Registo: R/A-Ef 1542/2011/AL02