Bachelor in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Education objectives

The Undergraduate Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering provides solid and comprehensive training in key areas of support for 21st century society, which include Electronics, Computer Engineering and Information Technologies, Telecommunications, Robotics and Energy and Systems.

The degree is the starting point for vocational training or for a 2nd cycle (master''s degree) in a wide range of areas of specialization.

NOVA''s electrical and computer engineers combine skills in the fundamental scientific knowledge with additional technological skills, which allows them to adapt to the rapid evolution of processes and new market demands. These competences provide a continuous adaptation of professionals to the challenges posed by technological innovation, which is why it guarantees a successful career.

Career opportunities

The curriculum of the Undergraduate Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering was designed to provide access to a wide range of career opportunities. The following are pointed out as examples:

  • Automation and mobile robotics companies: design and installation of factory production lines (for example automobiles); development of software for product quality control; programming of logic controllers; programming robots in 3D environment.

  • Energy sector companies: application of new technologies in the distribution of energy (smart-grid); use of renewable energies; electric vehicles.

  • Telecommunications companies: operators; service providers to operators; manufacturers of telecommunications and computing equipment; start-ups providing new services / applications.

  • Service companies: consulting; programming; banking / finance.

General characterization

DGES code



Bachelor (1st Cycle)



Access to other programs

Access to 2nd cycle.


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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
Electrical and Computer Engineering EEC 108 3
Mathematics M 39 0
Physics F 12 0
Informatics I 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.)


1.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
11505 Linear Algebra and Analytic Geometry 6.0
11504 Mathematical Analysis I 6.0
10352 Soft Skills for Science and Technology 3.0
12685 Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering 3.0
7777 Microprocessor Programming 6.0
10475 Logical Systems I 6.0
2.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
3742 Algorithms and Data Structures 6.0
10476 Mathematical Analysis II B 6.0
10349 Physics I 6.0
3745 Logic Systems II 6.0
10924 Theory of Electric Circuits 6.0
3.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
5005 Mathematical Analysis III B 6.0
12595 Numerical Analysis A 3.0
10411 Physics III 6.0
10479 Introduction to Telecommunications 6.0
2567 Microprocessors 6.0
12512 Society, Sustainability and Digital Transformation 3.0
4.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
5006 Mathematical Analysis IV B 6.0
10932 Electronics I 6.0
10410 Probability and Statistics C 6.0
10480 Telecommunication Systems 6.0
3748 Signal Theory 6.0
5.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10933 Electronics II 6.0
10946 Theoretical Electrotechnics 6.0
3753 Real Time Systems 6.0
3752 Control Theory 6.0
5.º Semester - Unidade Curricular do Bloco Livre
Code Name ECTS
11066 Unrestricted Electives 6.0
O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.
6.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10960 Computerised Control 6.0
11068 Electromechanical Energy Conversion 6.0
10481 Instrumentation and Electrical Measurement 3.0
7226 Data Modelling in Engineering 6.0
2184 Propagation and Radiation (Electromagnetics) 6.0
6.º Semester - Opção PIIC/PIPP
Code Name ECTS
10968 Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program 3.0
10963 Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program 3.0
O aluno deverá obter 3.0 créditos nesta opção.