Profile of the programme
The main goal of the Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree course in Web Informatics is to qualify professionals with a solid training that allows these professionals to answer to the needs and problems faced in the area of Web-based Computer Science, with a special focus on the relation between the applications and services developed and their design
Another important goal is to to allow the future BSc to enroll in additional studies at Master of Science (MSc) level.The future BSc will also have multidisciplinary skills that allow him to develop his work in a team, having in consideration the social, economical and legal contexts and consequences resulting from the use of the Computer Sciences Technologies and Design.
Key learning outcomes
This study cycle will produce graduates with the knowledge of informatics applied to the development of web-based applications and services
The skills they will possess, will be, among others, the capacity to solve problems using the many tools available in this area, including the capacities to implement applications and services that extract knowledge from social networks, interact with the user through mobile systems, supply web services,
make multimedia content available through the web, develop web-based games, build application interfaces that are adequate to the user and make the human-machine interaction easier, take advantage of cloud computing, among others
The students will have the competences adequate to perform tasks such participating or leading web-based software development teams, manage e-commerce or multimedia web platforms, manage or moderate online communities.
Occupational profiles of graduates
Development and maintenance of Web sites and applications
Programming of applications for mobile devices
Development of applications for cloud computing
Development of support and management software
Marketing and multimedia content management in web applications companies
Students have at their disposal a wide range of infrastructures of support, such as the central library (with 200 computer terminals, open from 9am to 23pm) and a study room in the department. There are also more specific of the course, as the laboratories for classes:
- Three laboratories for practical lessons of software development and engineering (with 30 computers per classroom)
- A laboratory for practical classes of computer networks 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, Release, SD, SEGAL, SociaLab (see http://www.di.ubi.pt/).
Students also have access to wireless Internet and its services in the university campus, including in the residence halls.