Bachelor in Computer Science and Engineering

Education objectives

The Undergraduate Programme in Computer Science aims to graduate Engineers with a comprehensive knowledge and training in Computer Science, able to act in the fields of IT,  Computer Science, and related areas in activities compatible with the E1 qualification level of the Engineering Society (Ordem dos Engenheiros). Students can later further develop their qualifications in a Master-level Programme, with this Undergraduate Programme being the first step towards the training of an architect-level Computer Science Engineer qualified to develop project, leadership and innovation activities.

The curricular structure provides a solid, coherent and comprehensive training in Computer Science and in the fundamental disciplines for an Engineer, following the main recommendations of international professional societies, such as ACM and IEEE. This training is complemented with a set of transversal skills in the areas of communication and science, technology and society.

The Programme offers the opportunity to develop an engineering or an introductory research project, to be carried out within a company, a research laboratory, or some other institution.

In the last twenty years, the Department of Computer Science at FCT NOVA graduated more than two thousand students in its Undergraduate and Master Programmes.

Career opportunities

At the end of the programme, students can continue their education in the MSc in Computer Science at FCT NOVA or in a similar programme, or enter the labour market.

Our graduates experience full employment rates, with former students occupying leadership positions in national and international companies, developing careers with recognized international projection, and creating innovative companies that operate in the global markets.

Our professionals join technological companies, start-ups, and IT departments of large companies and institutions, both national and international. In these companies and institutions, they will contribute to the development and operation of services and products in areas as diverse as Innovation and Digital Transformation, Public Health and Personalized Medicine, Entertainment and Communications Systems, Digital Agriculture, Cybersecurity, Software Security, Arts, Banking and Financial Services, among others.

General characterization

DGES code



Bachelor (1st Cycle)



Access to other programs

Access to 2nd cycle.


Nuno Manuel Ribeiro Preguiça

Opening date



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Portuguese students: 697 €/year

Foreign students: 7000 €/year

(Students from CPLP countries may apply for a reduction of up to 50% of tuition fees, subject to the following conditions:

  1. 1st Registration: students must demonstrate through their academic certificates that their academic performance is in the first quartile of the evaluation scale used in the system of their country or school of origin;

  2. Subsequent enrollments (regardless of the year of entry): exclusively for academic merit, that is, approval in all UCs in which the student enrolled in the previous year, totaling 60 ECTS each year.)



Teaching language

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Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 3 years
180 ECTS

Scientific Area
Acronym ECTS
Mandatory Optional
Informatics I 123 3
Mathematics M 30 0
Physics F 6 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering EEC 6 0
Social Sciences and Humanities CHS 3 0
Transferable Skills CC 3 0
Any Scientific Area QAC 0 6 (a)
TOTAL 171 9

(a) 6 ECTS in courses chosen by the student on a list approved annually by the Scientific Council of FCT NOVA, which includes the unity of all scientific areas of FCT NOVA.

Conditions of admittance

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Evaluation rules

The evaluation of all UCs is continuous for all the components that integrate it, and it must be completed by the last day of the school term of the academic semester.

The continuous evaluation of a UC must include a minimum of three elements in the set of evaluation components, on dates adequately spaced throughout the period of classes.

All UCs with a theoretical-practical evaluation component must provide, in addition, a form of evaluation of this component by exam, to be carried out after the period of classes (Examination of Appeal).

All requirements and conditions related to the evaluation of the UC, namely the minimum weights and classifications, if any, of each component, as well as the Frequency conditions, are defined a priori and, mandatorily, published in the Discipline Form.

For each UC, combinations of three evaluation components are allowed: (i) Theoretical-practical evaluation; (ii) Laboratory or project evaluation; (iii) Summative assessment.

Regulamento de Avaliação de Conhecimentos (Licenciaturas, Mestrados Integrados e Mestrados.)