Taught course

Computer Systems Engineering

Institution
Universidade Fernando Pessoa · Universidade Fernando Pessoa
Qualifications
MScAdvPGDip

Entry requirements

Certificate or Diploma of the undergraduate or graduate degree; Transcript of Records of undergraduate or graduate degree, including courses’ workload details and grades and syllabi of the course, with respective content (only necessary if requesting creditation of curricular units); Updated CV (preferably according to Europass template); Foreign students must present language proficiency proof of the language they wish to study in; Declarations and transcripts issued by foreign institutions of higher education: originals or copies must be authenticated by the official education services of their home country and recognised by the respective Portuguese diplomatic authorities or bear The Hague Convention stamp.

Information Systems and Multimedia; Mobile Computing

Months of entry

October, September

Course content

Degree / Duration / ECTS
2nd Cycle (Master) / 4 semesters / 120 ECTS

Introduction and aims
The MSc (master) program in Computer Systems Engineering is adapted to the Bologna declaration and to the ECTS credit system and has a length of two years and 120 ECTS credits, and corresponds to the 2nd cycle of studies. There are two specialization branches: Multimedia Information Systems (MIS) and Mobile Computing (MC). In the end of the first year students are eligible to receive a Post-graduation diploma. The aim is to provide a solid education in advanced technologies related to multimedia information systems or mobile computing and wireless networks and applications, and to form engineering professionals with a wider range of competences.

Objectives and competences
The 2nd cycle program is composed of courses related to an advanced body of knowledge divided into two specialization areas: multimedia information systems and mobile computing. It also includes an internship in an organization which may be an enterprise, an industry or an academic setting.

In what the multimedia information systems branch is concerned, the objective is to provide a specialized education, both in practical and academic terms, deepening concepts and technologies introduced in the scope of the first cycle of studies and introducing new advanced topics and themes, enabling future professionals to:
1. Reinforce their knowledge of technologies related to multimedia information systems, allowing them to fulfill roles in Multimedia Design, IT Consultancy, Human-Computer Interaction and Multimedia Interface Design and Systems Specialist, in the scope of future distributed interactive multimedia systems.
2. Develop research skills, allowing them to be prepared to develop original solutions, both in professional and academic scopes, particularly for the design, development and management of information systems. It is also intended to provide sufficient knowledge for them to be able to defend their solutions and communicate them effectively. This is achieved by making students participate in research projects, allowing them to acquire specific experiences and skills related to multimedia information systems.
3. Develop effective multimedia information systems for organizations characterized as multidisciplinary environments which involve both technological knowledge and well as project management skills. This is achieved by making students work in groups to fulfil project requirements.
4. Develop autonomous and lifelong learning skills related to multimedia information systems.

In what the mobile computing branch is concerned, the objective is to provide a specialized education, both in practical and academic terms, deepening concepts and technologies introduced in the scope of the first cycle of studies and introducing new advanced topics and themes, enabling future professionals to:
1. Reinforce their knowledge of technologies related to multimedia information systems, allowing them to fulfill roles in areas related to Mobile Computing such as Mobile and Wireless Networks, Mobile Applications Design and Development, Mobile Applications Interface Design and developing solutions and architectures incorporating Mobile Technologies including PDAs, cell phones, context sensitive devices and other pervasive computing devices, as well as mobile networks protocols, particularly at the network, transport and application layers.
2. Develop research skills, allowing them to be prepared to develop original solutions, both in professional and academic scopes, particularly for the design, development and management of mobile information systems and networks. It is also intended to provide sufficient knowledge for them to be able to defend their solutions and communicate them effectively. This is achieved by making students participate in research projects, allowing them to acquire specific experiences and skills related to pervasive systems and networks.
3. Develop effective mobile information systems and applications for organizations characterized as multidisciplinary
and technological rich environments which involve both technological knowledge and well as project management skills. This is achieved by making students work in groups to fulfill project requirements in the area of mobile computing.
4. Develop autonomous and lifelong learning skills related to mobile computing systems and wireless networks.

Teaching approach
Our degree program is taught combining theory and practice, mixing concepts from science and engineering, including both elements of hardware and software, and is taught by top professors.

Our curriculum includes courses from the following areas:
• Mobile computing,
• Advanced databases and information systems,
• Information security.
• Artificial Intelligence,
• Distributed systems,
• Mobile Computer Networks,
• Multimedia Design and Web Development.
There is also an internship with the duration of 208 hours in an organization or enterprise.

Information for international students

The International Relations Office provides a dedicated advisory service for international students on non-academic and welfare matters such as immigration, employment, finance, health services and any other concerns you may have. We also organise UFP’s International Orientation, Portuguese language courses and coordinate events for international students

Fees and funding

UK students
€5.800,00 (full programme)
International students
€5.800,00 (full programme)

Contact: Social Action Office (gase@ufp.edu.pt)

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
24 months
distance learning
24 months

AdvPGDip

full time
18 months
distance learning
18 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment60
Professional practice12
Dissertation30 (45000 (max) words)
Projects18

Course contact details

Name
Prof. Nuno Magalhães Ribeiro
Email
nribeiro@ufp.edu.pt
Phone
+351225071300
Fax
+351225508269