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Telecommunications and Informatics Engineering (Bachelor) 2022/2023



Academic degree:
  • Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree)
6 curricular semesters
Azurém Campus, Guimarães (UM)
Main Scientific area:
  • Telecommunications Engineering


    School of Engineering
    Campus de Azurém
    4800-058 Guimarães

    Tel: +351 253510179 / 253510160 Fax: +351 253510178


The general objectives of the course are to provide Engineering training with a specialization in Telecommunications and Informatics, based on solid training in basic and engineering sciences, and integrating the fundamental areas of Electronics, Informatics and Information Systems. 
Generically, it is intended to train licensees capable of understanding the functioning of telecommunication systems, at their different levels of conceptualization and implementation, such as mobile communication systems and networks, transmission and switching systems and networks, radio and broadcast systems, optical communication systems, communication networks data, Internet, telecommunications equipment, and network control and management systems. The graduates at the end of the training will be able to develop, implement, operate and maintain telecommunications systems, computer applications and distributed services, and to establish the security of a system against a security model.

Key learning outcomes

In the area of Telecommunications Engineering, the licensee must be able to:
- characterize the signals in the time and frequency domain, decompose and sample signals
- understand the mechanisms of propagation of electromagnetic waves and the operation of antennas
- understand the mechanisms of light propagation, the fundamentals of optical fibers and optical transmission
- understand the functioning of a digital transmission system (techniques of encoding, modulation, propagation of radio signals, and methods of accessing the medium)
- plan, implement and configure network interconnection solutions, fixed and mobile, Intranet and Internet
And in the Informatics area:
- develop algorithms, using complex data structures, including distributed algorithms
- write programs according to the imperative and object-oriented paradigms
- develop conceptual data models, design and interrogate databases
- use information systems modeling, analysis and design mechanisms

Access to higher education

The Degree in Telecommunications and Informatics Engineering is complemented in the training offer of UMinho by the continuity master called Master in Telecommunications and Informatics Engineering. Basic training also allows students to access 2nd cycle courses in Informatics, Electronics and Information Systems, or related areas.


According to his profile, a graduate in Telecommunications and Informatics Engineering will be able to perform the functions required by:
i) Telecommunications operators - in the design, operation and maintenance of telecommunications systems, infrastructures and services;
ii) Service Providers - in the design, operation and maintenance of services for telecommunications and computer networks;
iii) Content Providers - in the design, operation and maintenance of content (information) and computer applications to support access and availability of content;
iv) Companies with their own IT sector (public administration, schools, hospitals, banks, factories, carriers, etc.) - in the design, operation and maintenance of computer networks, network services and computer applications;
v) R&D companies - in the development of new communications systems.
Imagining the Internet as the greatest example of a telecommunications and computer system, we can easily see that today there is no sector that does not have a direct or indirect need for the professional services of these engineers, now and in the future. The course in its 18 years of existence has registered employability of practically 100% and that is the forecast for the future.






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.

Entry requirements

Entrance Testing 

07 Physics and Chemistry
19 Mathematics A 

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Aditional Information

Study Plan

Regime Curricular Unit Scientific Area ECTS
Year 1 60
S1 Calculus for Engineering M 5
S1 Direct Current and Alternating Current Circuits CE 5
S1 Imperative Programming I 5
S1 Instrumentation and Circuits Project CE 10
S1 Linear Algebra and Analytical Geometry for Engineering M 5
S2 Algorithms and Data Structures TSI 5
S2 Digital Systems CE 5
S2 Electronics EEIC 5
S2 Fundamentals of Applied Statistics MQ 5
S2 Fundamentals of Physics Fis 5
S2 Mathematical Analysis for Engineering M 5
Year 2 60
S1 Complements of Mathematical Analysis for Engineering M 5
S1 Computer Systems and Architecture EEIC 5
S1 Numerical Methods MQ 5
S1 Object Oriented Programming I 5
S1 Operating Systems I 5
S1 Signals and Systems CE 5
S2 Electromagnetism for Engineering Fis 5
S2 Fundamentals of Databases TSI 5
S2 Fundamentals of Operational Research CE 5
S2 Integrated Software Development TSI 10
S2 Systems Theory for Telecommunications CE 5
Year 3 60
S1 Computer Networks I EngT 5
S1 Cryptography and Network Security EngT 5
S1 Digital Signal Processing EEIC 5
S1 Distributed Systems I 5
S1 Electromagnetic Waves and Antennas EngT 5
S1 Opção UMinho 5
China in the World CPRI 6
Collaboration for a Sustainable Development in the Digitalization Era EGI 6
Environment and Energy ENG 6
Ephemeral Installations with Reused Materials ARQ 6
Gestão de Ativos EC 6
Green Buildings ENG 6
Introduction to the German Language and Culture ELG 6
Leadership and Entrepreneurship EIS 6
Mathematics Behind Things M 6
Occupational Safety and Health EH 6
Organization and Data Analysis EIS 6
Preparing Generation Z Beyond Technologies ENG 6
Reading and Writing for Academic Production and Knowledge LEP 6
Sport and Health EF 6
S2 Computer Networks II EngT 5
S2 Integrated Project on Telecomunications EngT 10
S2 Mobile Networks EngT 5
S2 Optical Communications Technologies EngT 5
S2 Telecommunication Fundamentals EEIC 5


A3ES Accreditation status:
Resolution publication date:
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Cr 111/2021
Registry Date:
Accreditation validity:

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