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Computer Science (Bachelor) 2016/2017



Academic degree:
  • Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree)
6 curricular semesters
Gualtar Campus, Braga
Main Scientific area:
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science


    School of Sciences
    Campus de Gualtar
    4710 - 057 Braga

    Tel: 253604390 Fax: 253604398


The Undergraduate Degree Course on Computer Science (CS) is a 1st cycle qualification under the new Bologna European recommendation (a degree known as "Licenciatura", in Portugal), requires 6 semesters of full time education and it is being offered at UM since 2006. The CS degree differentiates from other 1st cycle IT degrees at UM due to its rigorous approach to computing, with a solid mathematics foundation. The degree structure aims to provide the students a broad set of computer science competences, including specific knowledge and capacities blended with intellectual, experimental and soft skills. This training prepares the graduates for full realization of their professional expectations, with a critical and responsible attitude towards creative and robust approaches to solve the IT challenges they are faced to, a solid background to adapt to novel environments and the capabilities for self-learning through their life cycle.
The CS graduates are strong candidates to further pursue their academic training anywhere in the world, either to follow a research oriented career, or to deepen their knowledge in narrower or cross-disciplinary fields to apply in the search for innovative solutions for their employers or for their own company. UM offers 2nd cycle training in several Computing fields, towards an MSc degree.

Access to higher education

This course provides the technical and scientific capacity to access the courses of the second cycle (Master)






Access forms

The access to this Cycle of Studies can be done through the following ways:
- Application for National Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Special Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Local Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Special Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Access to Higher Education Admissions through Re-Entry, Change and Transfer of Course.

Formal requirements

19 Mathematics A

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Recommended requirements

Not applicable.

Aditional Information

Study Plan

Regime Curricular Unit Scientific Area ECTS
Year 1 60
S1 Calculus M 5
S1 Functional Programming CComp 5
S1 Linear Algebra CC M 7.5
S1 Topics in Mathematics M 7.5
S1 Opção UMinho 5
Education, Citizenship and Human Rights CSEd 5
Elites and Power CPRI 5
Environment and Sustainability E 5
Foreign Language Level 1 - French 5
Foreign Language Level 1 - German LLC 5
Foreign Language Level 1 - Spanish LLC 5
Fundamentals of Astronomy and Cosmology Fis 5
Gestão de Inventários G 5
Optics Applied to Digital Photography Fis 5
Reading and Writting for Academic Production and Knowledge LEP 5
S2 Algorithmic Problem Solving Lab I TComp 5
S2 Analysis M 5
S2 Computing System TComp 5
S2 Discrete Mathematics M 5
S2 Geometry M 5
S2 Imperative Programming CComp 5
Year 2 60
S1 Algebra M 7.5
S1 Algorithms and Complexity CComp 5
S1 Computer Communications TComp 5
S1 Logic CC M 5
S1 Numerical Analysis M 7.5
S2 Algorithmic Problem Solving Lab II TComp 5
S2 Automata and Formal Languages CComp 5
S2 Object Oriented Programming CComp 5
S2 Operating Systems TComp 5
S2 Program Calculation CComp 5
S2 Universal Algebra and Categories M 5
Year 3 60
S1 Compilers and Language Processing TComp 5
S1 Computability and Complexity CComp 7.5
S1 Computational Logic CComp 5
S1 Databases TComp 5
S1 Probability and Applications M 7.5
S2 Computational Number Theory M 5
S2 Computer Graphics TComp 5
S2 Concurrency and Interaction CComp 5
S2 Concurrent Programming CComp 5
S2 Project TComp 5
S2 Semantics of Programming Languages CComp 5


A3ES Accreditation status:
Resolution publication date:
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Ef 2417/2011
Registry Date:
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