Master in Informatics Engineering

University of Algarve

Program Description

Master in Informatics Engineering

University of Algarve

The Master in Informatics Engineering is a two-year degree with 120 ECTS. The curriculum includes an organized set of curricular units corresponding to 66 ECTS plus a dissertation corresponding to 54 ECTS.The curricular units include both mandatory and optional units. The optional curricular units can be offered in thematic groups (e.g., the thematic group on Intelligent and Information Systems or the thematic group on Networking). Two curricular units, corresponding to 12 out of 66 ECTS pertain to soft-skills.

Registered in DGES with the number R/B-AD-783/2007


The main objective of the Master is to complement the sound and wide technical and scientific background acquired during a 3 year 1st cycle degree in Informatics Engineering, or equivalent, with advanced studies in market relevant areas of Informatics, as well as other transversal areas.


This MSc degree promotes the development of several competencies, namely: to develop the students capacities for keeping up with the knowledge and technological evolution throughout their professional life; to develop creative and critical skills, and to foster the needs of experimentation, hypothesis formulation and bibliographic search; to develop professional skills such as teamwork and leadership capacities, oral and writing communication; to enable a seamless integration in companies and organizations, by introducing topics such as economical aspects in engineering, project management, companies organization and entrepreneurship; analysis, design and development of information systems; relevant programming languages and paradigms; management of information systems; advanced techniques for problem-solving; advanced topics on security; management of software projects; intelligent systems for complex problem-solving; design and management of computer networks; data mining.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Portuguese (Portugal)

Cost & Fees

Application rate Registration fee and School Insurance Annual value of the tuition fee Value of the tuition fee for international students*
50€ 175€ 1000€ 3500€

Entry Requirements

  • Hold a graduate degree from a Portuguese University in Engineering or related;- Hold a graduate degree in Engineering, or related, from an European University adherent to the Bologna principles;

  • Hold a foreign degree recognized as a suitable graduate degree by the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the Universidade do Algarve;

  • Hold a professional or scientific curriculum vitae recognized by the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the Universidade do Algarve as able to successfully conclude the objectives of the Master.

Criteria for selection of the candidates:

  • Final degree Grade;
  • Professional, scientific and academic curriculum.

Necessary documentation: Curriculum Vitae (with personal data, academics and professionals); Certificate of Qualifications, with the discrimination of the classifications obtained in each unit.

Last updated September 1, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
2 years
Full time
3,500 EUR
Start date Sept. 2017
Portugal Faro
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 3,500 EUR
EU Citizens: 1000€ / International: 3500€