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Telecommunications and Informatics Engineering (Master) 2021/2022

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General


Academic degree:
  • Master's degree
ECTS:
120
Duration:
4 curricular semesters
Regime:
Daytime
Place:
Azurém Campus, Guimarães (UM)
Main Scientific area:
  • Telecommunications Engineering

Contacts


    School of Engineering
    Campus de Azurém
    4800-058 Guimarães

    Tel: +351 253510179 / 253510160 Fax: +351 253510178
    E-Mail: cp@eng.uminho.pt
    URL: http://www.eng.uminho.pt

Description


The general objectives of the master's course are to provide a 2nd cycle training in Engineering with a specialization in Telecommunications and Informatics, which complements a 1st cycle training in the same area. 
Generically, it is intended to train masters who can understand in depth the operation of telecommunications systems, in their different levels of conceptualization and implementation, and who are able to specify, design, develop, implement, operate and maintain telecommunications systems. 
A specialized training profile with solid R&D, communication and scientific dissemination skills, in the areas of network management and virtualization, digital communications and systems, access and core networks, network services and multimedia applications, network emulation and simulation, routing traffic, vehicular networks, mobile computing, IoT, implementation of RF systems, machine learning, information retrieval, knowledge representation, and reasoning.

Key learning outcomes


The master should be able to: 
1. understand in depth the operation of telecommunications systems;
2. specify, design, implement, operate and maintain telecommunications systems;
3. understand the principles of digital communications, modulation techniques, error control, OFDM systems, and spectral spreading;
4. understand the access and core network architectures, digital transmission systems and the principles of multiplexing and switching;
5. identify and apply the appropriate paradigm for the management of distributed networks, services and applications;
6. understand network virtualization functions and software-defined networks;
7. apply information theory concepts in the digitization, encoding, and compression of multimedia data, choosing and applying the appropriate technologies for the processing, storage and distribution of multimedia data;
8. understand the differences in emulation and simulation and their importance in testing and design of new protocols and technologies.

Access to higher education


The Master in Telecommunications and Informatics Engineering is complemented in terms of UMinho's educational offer with a doctoral program in Telecommunications (MAPTele), a joint program of the universities of Minho, Porto and Aveiro, but also other doctoral programs in related areas such as Informatics, Electronics and Computers and Information Systems.

Careers


According to his profile, a master in Telecommunications and Informatics Engineering will be able to perform the functions required by:
i) Telecommunications operators - in the specification, design, operation and maintenance of telecommunications systems, infrastructures and services;
ii) Service Providers - in the specification, design, operation and maintenance of services for telecommunications and computer networks;
iii) Content Providers - in the specification, design, operation and maintenance of content (information) and computer applications to support access and availability of content;
iv) Companies with IT sector - in the specification, design, operation and maintenance of computer networks and network services;
v) R&D companies - in the research and development of new communications systems.

Access


40

Vacancies

12

Minimum

Access forms


The access to this Cycle of Study can be done at the Students Portal of the University of Minho
https://alunos.uminho.pt/EN/candidates/MastersDegrees/Pages/default.aspx 

This information does not replace consultation of the Academic Regulations of the University of Minho and other official documents.

Entry requirements


a) Holders of a 1st cycle Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications and Informatics Engineering or similar areas, such as Electronics, Informatics and Information Systems with a component of Communications and Computer Networks.
b) Holders of a foreign higher academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies organized in accordance with the principles of Bologna by a State adhering to this process, in the areas of knowledge mentioned in a).
c) Holders of a foreign higher academic degree that is recognized by the Scientific Council of the School of Engineering as satisfying the objectives of the Bachelor's degree, in the areas of knowledge mentioned in a).
d) Holders of a school, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized by the Scientific Council of the School of Engineering as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies.

Aditional Information


Study Plan


Assessment/Accreditation


A3ES Accreditation status:
Conditionally accredited
Resolution publication date:
08-04-2021
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Cr 108/2021
Registry Date:
28-04-2021
Accreditation validity:
24-03-2022

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