Bachelor Degree in Information Systems

Education objectives

In this degree, it is intended that students acquire skills to analyze, design and implement systems and information technologies, providing a link between the different business areas and the area of information systems. In this context, by the end of the program, the Graduated in Information Systems shall:

  • Know the fundamentals of information systems as tools for effective increase productivity;
  • Master the concepts and theory that explains and motivates the methods and practices of the development and use of
    information systems in organizations as ways to increase organizational performance;
  • Understand the technical aspects of computer architecture, operating systems and connecting information resources
    via computer networks;
  • Be able to identify different approaches to physical design information systems using Systems Managers Database and
    development environments;
  • Be able to manage projects of information systems.


Program Educational Objectives

The Program educational objectives of the Information Systems are to produce graduates who, following a few years after graduation, are able to:

  • Become productive, responsible information systems professionals capable of conducting research and/or designing,
    developing, or maintaining projects in the various areas of information systems;
  • Demonstrate independent thinking, self-management, and functioning effectively in team-oriented and open-ended
    activities in a business or an industrial environment;
  • Develop leadership skills and perform ethically and professionally in business, industry, and society;
  • Excel in a career in an information systems related field.


Student Outcomes

The program objectives are to train experts and managers to be able to analyze, design and implement information systems, establishing the link between the different business areas and the area of information systems. Thus, the program aims to train graduates capable of using the information systems for improving the decision making process of organizations, with an advanced level of knowledge, comprehension and skills.

In this context, students that obtain a degree in Information Systems by NOVA IMS should demonstrate:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program's student outcomes and to
    the discipline;
  • An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution;
  • An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet
    desired needs;
  • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal;
  • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities;
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society;
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development;
  • An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice;
  • An understanding of processes that support the delivery and management of information systems within a specific
    application environment.


Information Systems Environment

The main information systems environment area is Business, including Organizational Management, Finance and Marketing. The Curriculum includes various courses that provide background in this environment. The courses are as follows:

  • Organizational Behavior;
  • Business Process Management;
  • Business Management;
  • Web Marketing and E-Commerce;
  • IT Governance and Service Management;
  • Risk Management;
  • Marketing;
  • Market Research.

General characterization

DGES code



Bachelor (1st Cycle)



Access to other programs


Opening date

September 2020





Teaching language

Available soon

Degree pre-requisites

Conditions of admittance

Calendar of the 2020 National Higher Education Access

1st Phase: from August 7th to 23rd, 2020.

2nd Phase: from September 28th to October 9th, 2020.

Establishment Code: 0906

Course Code: 8259

Formula of Applicants Grade:

  • Secondary school grade: 65%
  • Entry Exam: 35%

Entrance Exam (1 of the following):

  • 04 - Economy
  • 16 – Mathematics

Exams (1 of the following):

  • 712 - Economy A
  • 635 - Mathematics A or 735 - Mathematics B

Minimum Grades:

  • Applicants Grade: 100
  • Entry exam grade: 95

Prerequesites: None

Last Placement of the 2019-2020 General Quota Information Management

  • 1st Phase - 16,13
  • 2nd Phase - 16,56

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Evaluation rules


1º year - Autumn semester
Code Name ECTS
100001 Linear Algebra 4.0
100008 Mathematical Analysis I 5.0
100023 Organizations Behavior 4.0
100025 Computation I 7.0
100068 Business Management 4.0
100094 Information Systems 6.0
1º year - Spring semester
Code Name ECTS
100010 Mathematical Analysis II 7.0
100027 Computation II 7.0
100035 Personal Development I 2.0
100053 Statistics I 6.0
100102 Theory and Practice of Information Systems 4.0
100105 Web Marketing and E-Commerce 4.0
2º year - Autumn semester
Code Name ECTS
100012 Databases 6.0
100021 Geographical Information Science 6.0
100029 Computation III 6.0
100055 Statistics II 6.0
100147 Geospatial Intelligence 6.0
100071 Information Technologies Hardware and Software 6.0
2º year - Spring semester
Code Name ECTS
100006 Systems Analysis 6.0
100063 Information Systems Project Management 6.0
100075 Human - Computer Interaction 6.0
100089 Computer Networks 6.0
100137 Technologies and Web Apps 6.0
3º year - Autumn semester
Code Name ECTS
100017 Business Process Management 6.0
100040 Personal Development II 2.0
100070 Information Tecnologies, Governance and Service Management 5.0
100101 Artificial Intelligence 6.0
100088 Project of Information Systems 6.0
100091 Informatic Security 5.0
100003 Data Analysis 6.0
3º year - Spring semester
Code Name ECTS
100136 Mobile Apps Development 6.0
100046 Remote Sensing 6.0
100048 Information and Informatics Law 6.0
100135 Economia Aplicada 4.0
100051 Entrepreneurship and Project Analysis 4.0
100057 Statistics III 6.0
100148 Geospatial Analytics 4.0
100064 Risk Management 6.0
100144 Information Systems Project II 0.0
100134 Projetos de Inovação Digital 4.0
100092 Information Systems Seminar 6.0
100096 Enterprise Information Systems 6.0
100097 Sistemas Inteligentes 6.0
100103 Web Analytics 4.0