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Information Technologies and Systems

 1st Cycle Degree     Departamento de Informática [Portuguese]

Study plan/Branches   Information Technologies and Systems
DGES code
CNAEF classification 481 | Decree no. 256/2005 [PT]
Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette Order no. 16249/2012 - DR 2nd series, no. 246, 20 December [PT]
Assessment/Accreditation/Registration A3ES Accreditation
DGES Registration R/A-Ef 1317/2011, 18-03-2011
Mode of study Daytime
ECTS 180
Other information Statistics [PT]

National Access Competition  


Profile of the programme It is widely accepted that in the areas of fast technological evolution, such as the Information Technologies and Systems, professionals can get out of date very often. It is well know that the country needs human resources with superior training in Computer Science; however it is observed high employability in this area. Therefore and in accordance to the demographic characteristic of Portugal and due to the increase of in the numbers of companies in the Beira Interior, the present offer of a course in Information Technologies and Systems represents a challenge to which it is only possible to answer with big quality and attractiveness. This course provides a qualification of a first studies cycle conducive to the title of graduate in Information Technologies and Systems, as well as a possibility for students to follow their studies to a master degree: a second cycle in Information Technologies and systems or in any second cycle course equivalent to Computer Science.
Key learning outcomes Professionals in the Information Technologies and Systems are primarily concerned with the information that computer systems can provide to aid an enterprise in defining and achieving its goals, and the processes that an enterprise can implement or improve using information technology. Information Systems focuses on the information aspects of information technology. Information Technology is the complement of that perspective: its emphasis is on the technology itself more than on the information it conveys. Professionals in Information Technologies and Systems possess the right combination of knowledge and practical, hands-on expertise to take care of both an organization’s information technology infrastructure and the people who use it
In this way, professionals in Information Technologies and Systems will be capable of performing the following roles: - design and develop software, in particular information systems, - management of informatics systems, - installing, configuring and maintaining of computer networks, - provide consulting services and auditing of information systems.
Occupational profiles of graduates The course allows the future first cycle graduate to work in several Computer Science areas, especially in: - development and management of information systems, - computing equipment installation, maintenance and support in public and private companies. He/she will also be able to do Training in Computer Science (after obtaining a proper certificate) in the several organisms that provide this activity.
Learning facilities Students have at their disposal a wide range of infrastructures of support, such as the central
library (with 200 computer terminals, open from 9 to 23h) and a study room in the department. There are also more specific the laboratories for classes:
- Three laboratories for practical lessons of software development (with 30 computers per classroom),
- A laboratory for practical lessons of hardware (digital systems and architecture of computers),
- A laboratory for practical lessons of computer nertworks and Internet (with routers, switches, with copper cable, optic fiber and wireless interconnects).
In addition, students have access to facilities offered by the various research groups: ALLAB, IT-Covilhã, HULTIG, MediaLab, NetGNA, NMCG, Regain, SEGAL, Release, SD, SociaLab (see
Students also have access to wireless Internet and services in the university campus, including in the residence halls.
Requirements and regulations (assessment and graduation) UBI Regulations [PT]
Rules for the Prequalification Training course ("Despacho nº60/R/2011").

Departamento de Informática

Rua Marquês D'Ávila e Bolama
6201-001 Covilhã
275 242 081
275 319 899

Course Coordinator(s)

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Course Director
Carlos Manuel Chorro Simões Barrico
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Mobility coordinator
Paul Andrew Crocker


Scientific Committee
Carlos Manuel Chorro Simões Barrico
Rui Manuel da Silva Fernandes
Paulo André Pais Fazendeiro
Pedro José Guerra Araújo

Pedagogical Coordination Committee
Year Coordinators
Year Representatives

Recognition Committee
Carlos Manuel Chorro Simões Barrico
João Paulo da Costa Cordeiro
Rui Manuel da Silva Fernandes
Pedro José Guerra Araújo
Note: The information contained in these pages does not relieve consultation of official documents. Last updated on: 2020-01-28

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