Bachelor Degree in Design and Multimedia

Department of Informatics Engineering

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Academic year




Course Type

1st Cycle Studies

Qualification Awarded



3 Year(s)

ECTS Credits


Course Coordinator(s)

Maria Alice Barriga Geirinhas dos Santos (gxalice@gmail.com)

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

João Paulo da Silva Machado Garcia Vilela (jpvilela@dei.uc.pt)

Jorge Miguel Sá Silva (sasilva@dei.uc.pt)

General Objectives of the Course
The objectives recommended for the Bachelor Degree in Design and Multimedia favour a solid foundation in Communication Design, Multimedia and Information Technology, seeking to develop a broad range of skills primarily designed to pursue further study in the 2nd cycle (Master’s Degree), complementing the professional education in Design and Multimedia, specializing the student and endowing him/her with the skills of design and multidisciplinary dialogue, essential to the existing understanding of the profession.
Learning Objectives and Intended Skills
This proposed training prepares professionals to be able to assume the role of creator, talking in multidisciplinary teams, and translating the various languages involved in the design and implementation of innovative digital products and services.
Mode of Study
Full-time, face-to-face
Access to Further Studies
Masters in Design and Multimedia (2nd Cycle)
Admission Requirements

One of the following tests: Mathematics (16) or Design (03) or Descriptive Geometry (10).

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
Prior learning might be recognized according to the applicable regulation of the University of Coimbra
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Decree-Law No. 74/2006 of March 24, and pursuant to Decree-Law No. 155/89 and 42/2005, respectively, on May 11 and February 22, and Order No. -C/2006 10543/2005 and 7287, respectively on May 11 and March 31
Professional Goals
The Bachelor graduate in Design and Multimedia will acquire a solid base training, which prepares him/her to the operacional performance in the merged areas of technical and scientific Design, and information technologies. The structure of the curriculum seeks mainly the base training in Design and Computer Science, which although conferring immediate operational capacities for the execution of projects, does not include the advanced distinctive competences in the area of design/conception.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Given the fact that pedagogical assessment is inseparable from teaching, it is intended to ascertain competences and knowledge that students acquired, their critical thinking, their ability to point out and solve problems, as well as their written and oral expression. Students admitted to examination are those who are registered in the curricular units in the academic year in which the exams are carried out and, simultaneously, registered in those examinations, whenever this registration is necessary, in accordance with number 7, article 5 of the Pedagogical Regulation of the University of Coimbra. The assessment elements are the following examples: written or oral exam, tests, written or practical assignments, as well as individual or group projects that may have to be orally defended and students’ participation in classes. Assessment of each curricular unit may include one or more of the mentioned assessment elements. The mark obtained by each student in each curricular unit consists of a whole number between 0 and 20 points and students who obtain the minimum final mark of 10 points are successfully assessed. Whenever assessment of a curricular unit comprises more than one assessment element, the final mark is calculated on the basis of the marks students obtained in each assessment element by means of a formula that is made public in accordance with number 1, article 8 of the Pedagogical Regulation of the University of Coimbra.
Graduation Requirements

The degree or diploma will be obtained by gathering of the totality of credits required (180 ECTS). More details in http://www.uc.pt/fctuc/design-e-multimedia/ldm/plano

Study Programme
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
  • 2017-01-17 a 2023-01-16
R/A-Ef 1539/2011 - DGES
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior
  • 2011-03-18