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Computer Science and Engineering

 3rd Cycle Degree     Departamento de Informática [Portuguese]

Study plan   Computer Science and Engineering
DGES code
CNAEF classification 523 | Decree no. 256/2005 [PT]
Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette Order no. 9172/2020 | DR 2nd series no. 188, 25 september
Assessment/Accreditation/Registration A3ES Accreditation, 20-04-2020
Self-assessment Report
Initial registry: R/A-Ef 1283/2011 de 18-03-2011
Changes registry: R/A-Ef 1283/2011/AL01 de 02-09-2014 | R/A-Ef 1283/2011/AL02 de 05-06-2020
Mode of study Daytime
ECTS 240

General Access Regime  

Admission Requirements
Vacancies 20 (2023)


Profile of the programme This PhD program allows the students that finish an MSc in Computer Science or similar, to proceed with their studies towards a PhD degree. The program has a PhD course with 60 ECTS credit units in the first year, and the research towards a PhD thesis in the following two years
Among the many capabilities that a student acquires throughout the program, we find the ability to systematically comprehend this scientific domain; the competence, ability and research methods associated with the domain; the capacity to imagine, project, adapt and build innovative research within the standards of academic quality and integrity; and finally, the know-how that enables an integration into the marketplace with a position adequate to this degree.
Key learning outcomes At the end of this course, the student should be able to develop scientific research in the area in an autonomous way by creating new knowledge
The student should be able to transmit in an adequate way, either through scientific publishing, oral talks or other, the knowledge produced by him or by others, in the area
The student should also be able to supervise research in this area.
Occupational profiles of graduates University Career (some of our students have become university teachers)
Research Career (a PhD from our course can became a researcher in public or private research institutions). Research and development in private institutions (some of our students become active in R&D departments of private companies).
Learning facilities The support structures to the Doctorate in Computer Science Engineering are several. Besides the infrastructures to support lessons during the first doctorate year (classrooms, teaching laboratories, secretariat, library, etc.), students count on several laboratories where they will develop research assignments that conduct to the writing of the dissertation. When choosing the theme of the dissertation, the student will be guided to one of the following laboratories:
-HULTIG Lab (Centre for Human Language Technology and Bioinformatics)
-IT (Telecommunications Institute)
-LISTI Lab (Information Systems and Technologies)
-Media Lab (Graphic and Multimedia Computing)
-NetGNA Lab (Next Generation Networks and Applications)
-NMCG Lab (Network and Multimedia Computing)
-RELEASE Lab (Reliable and Secure Computation)
-SOCIA Lab (Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis)
-We-MOVE Lab (Technologies and Telecommunications)
Requirements and regulations (assessment and graduation) UBI Regulations [PT]


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
Pedro José Guerra Araújo
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Mobility coordinator
Paul Andrew Crocker


Scientific Committee
Pedro José Guerra Araújo
Abel João Padrão Gomes
Hugo Pedro Martins Carriço
Maria Paula Prata de Sousa

Recognition Committee
Pedro José Guerra Araújo
Abel João Padrão Gomes
Hugo Pedro Martins Carriço
Paul Andrew Crocker
Note: The information contained in these pages does not relieve consultation of official documents. Last updated on: 2019-08-01

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