Academic Degree
Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree)
General Objectives
The Informatics Engineering degree programme is a 1st cycle (180 ECTS) programme, over six semesters, aiming to graduate technical professionals with skills, knowledge, and competences that allow them to enter the workforce, with specific education on several subfields of computer science and software engineering. Its main goals are:
- To ready technical professionals with a strong engineering education, with workforce-oriented competences and an entrepreneurial mindset;
- To support the development of the information society, with its associated expectations of increased well-being and wealth;
- To support the nation’s and the region’s modernization, by providing education in a field lacking qualified training;
- To contribute to the establishment of qualified professionals on the hinterland of Northern Portugal;
- To support UTAD’s strengths in the technology field, by exploiting synergies with ongoing and future initiatives.
CNAEF Classification
Computer science
(481) Portaria n.º 256/2005 [PT]
Study Programme/Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette
Weekly: Daytime
6 semesters
Requirements and Regulations
Career Opportunities
The course aims at training technicians with skills, knowledge and skills for the job market, with specific training in various sub-areas of information technology.
Its specific objectives are:
- To prepare technicians with solid engineering training, with competences for the job market and capacity of entrepreneurship;
- Contribute to the dissemination of the Information Society, with the consequent increase in welfare and wealth expected therein;
- Contribute to the modernization of the country and the region, by providing training in a poor area of ​​provision of qualified training;
- Contribute to the establishment of qualified personnel in the Northern Interior of the country;
- Contribute to the affirmation of UTAD in the technological area, by exploring synergies with other ongoing initiatives and to launch.
Graduate Profile
Graduates with this training, materialized through a syllabus that includes curricular units of Sciences of Engineering, Exact Sciences and Human and Social Sciences, will acquire and develop, in the area of ​​computer engineering, problem solving skills; competences to collect, analyze, synthesize and interpret data specific to the area, extracting sustained information and integrating knowledge; planning, development, foundation and communication skills of solutions and systems; diagnostic skills and intervention in organizational and social systems; problem solving skills in a structured and rigorous manner; teamwork skills, oral and written communication without ambiguities; innovation skills and entrepreneurship. They should also acquire the capacity to develop new skills and be motivated for lifelong learning.
Entities to Practice
The graduates to be trained are intended to integrate the cadres of companies, organizations and teams in the area of ​​Informatics and Communications, namely if they are dedicated to the development of computer systems and networks, as well as for the production, dissemination, commercialization and maintenance of solutions communications. They will be able to work in various sectors, such as the service sector, the industrial sector, the public administration, the media, and others.
9119 (See more information) [PT]
Admission Requirements
Regional Preference:
not applicable

not required
Admission Tests
One of the following sets:
19 Mathematics A or (04 Economy; 19 Mathematics A) or
(07 Physics and Chemistry; 19 Mathematics A)
Minimum Classification
Entrance Testing: 95 (scale of 0-200)
Application Note: 95 (scale of 0-200)
Lowest Admission Grade (1st phase)
2022: 134,6
2021: 115,8
2020: 134,6
Calculation of the Grades
Middle of Secondary: 65%
Entrance Examinations: 35%
Resolution Date
A3ES Deliberation
Registry Date
Accreditation Validity