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 NOVA FCT 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 NOVA FCT 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.


Miguel Carlos Pacheco Afonso Goulão

Opening date





Portuguese students: 697 €/year

Foreign students: 7000 €/year



Teaching language

Available soon

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 NOVA FCTwhich includes the unity of all scientific areas of NOVA FCT.

Conditions of admittance

Available soon

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 two 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
10637 Introduction to Programming 9.0
5294 Logic Systems 6.0
2.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
7996 Mathematical Analysis II E 6.0
11152 Computer Architecture 9.0
3629 Discrete Mathematics 6.0
11153 Object Oriented Programming 9.0
3.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
11154 Algorithms and Data Structures 9.0
7663 Physics 6.0
11155 Operating Systems Foundations 9.0
7336 Computational Logic 6.0
4.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10640 Databases 9.0
8147 Programming Languages and Environments 6.0
12658 Probability and Statistics D 6.0
12512 Society, Sustainability and Digital Transformation 3.0
2468 Theory of Computation 6.0
5.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
8150 Computer Graphics and Interfaces 6.0
12660 Software Engineering 9.0
1712 Artificial Intelligence 6.0
8149 Computer Networks 6.0
5.º Semester - Opção PIIC/PIPP
Code Name ECTS
10603 Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program 3.0
10602 Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program 3.0
O aluno deverá obter 3.0 créditos nesta opção.
6.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
8154 Design and Analysis of Algorithms 6.0
12659 Curricular Development Activity 12.0
8153 Distributed Systems 6.0
6.º Semester - Unidade Curricular do Bloco Livre
Code Name ECTS
11066 Unrestricted Electives 6.0
O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.