UPT – Oporto Global University, is a private higher education institution, ISO 9001 certified, recognized by the Portuguese Government and the Portuguese Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education - A3ES. UPT’s Research unit, IJP, is certified by the Portuguese funding agency for research, FCT.
Created in June of 1986, UPT – Oporto Global University located in Oporto, known as the 'Cidade Invicta', Oporto gave Portugal its name. Located in the north of Portugal, on the right bank of the River Douro, Oporto is the country's second largest city situated within an urban area of over 1.3 million inhabitants.
Oporto is internationally known for its port wine, bridges and its old and contemporary architecture. Its historical centre has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. The city of Oporto is also a centre of educational and research excellence, standing out for its technological and scientific innovation which attracts students from all across the country and from overseas.
UPT is organized in four Departments: Law, Economics, Management and Informatics, Heritage and Tourism and Psychology and Education that teach 1st, 2nd and 3rd cycle programmes and post graduations, structured according to the Bologna Process. UPT aims to be a model in higher education, taking the advantages of the different department’s synergies. More than acquiring theoretical knowledge, the students have the chance to develop practical work and research projects, developing different kinds of skills that prepare them for jobs in future career and for living in a competitive global society.
The main purpose of UPT’s Bachelor in Informatics – Programming is to train professionals with the best program and a highly motivated and skilled teaching staff, so that students become experts in this field and are able to successfully enter the competitive international market. We offer you the possibility of putting into practice the theoretical knowledge acquired during the course in inspiring and adequate internship programs, which will improve and enrich your experience in technology-driven areas.
The BS_IP degree enables students the opportunity to strengthen current technology, business, and interpersonal skills, as well as broaden their ability design, develop, install and maintain computer systems. The curriculum stresses the areas of application and system programming, development of Web sites and multimedia solutions programming, databases administration, communication systems, mobile applications, computer networks and security.
The three-year course program aims to provide training in the Information Technology dimension, and promotes the connection to the institutions of the region. This issue is reflected in two dimensions:
i) the course study plan includes the curricular unit Project (formerly called Internship), which is held in an organizational context, enabling students to have an early approach to the labour market;
ii) the course allows the education of graduates that meet the market demand, with know-how to develop computer systems, that can be used to boost the competitiveness of twenty-first-century organizations, as well as for the organizations’ regional economic development, through the growth of companies in the area of technology. Furthermore, the study plan of the course is also adjusted to the needs expressed and discussed with employers, in meetings promoted for this purpose.
The course follows the best international practices and is aligned with the ACM/IEEE curriculum recommendations. Moreover, it is accredited by the Agency for Evaluation and Accreditation of Higher Education (Portugal), A3ES, and the UPT is the unique Portuguese private university to hold a global certificate quality (ISO 9001).
The Bachelor of Science in Management and Information Systems (BS_MIS) degree enables students the opportunity to strengthen current technology, business, and management skills, as well as broaden their understanding of information technology industry trends. The curriculum stresses business knowledge and real world application of knowledge and skills by covering key concepts of information systems and technologies, organizational management, interpersonal and organizational communications, and project management.
The three-year course program aims to provide training in the two overlapping areas of management of organizations and information systems and technologies. The students will obtain a solid foundation in social sciences and organizational theory. Furthermore, acknowledging the importance of IST for organizations, the training is complemented with information systems and technology knowledge which enables students to use, manage and implement such tools to solve real problems and/or create new opportunities in organizations. The course ends with a Project, which is developed within an enterprise context, enabling students to have an early approach to the labour market.
Given today's ubiquitous computing, organizations have a critical need for people who understand, in depth, both information technology and business. A modern computer system can be a mobile phone, a PC, or a data center with thousands of servers. Information systems handle coordinating the flow of data between such widely varying computational systems and support corporate decision making. The most successful technology leaders are those with deep expertise in technology and business strategy. Successful new technology products and information systems always combine technical quality and smart business strategy. Developing these systems requires extensive communication among technical developers, business managers and users.
The MPhil in Informatics, specialization in Information Systems program focuses on training students in the core and emerging concepts of information systems technologies and business strategy, so that graduates can develop successful careers in management positions that require deep technical skills. Through the programme’s core modules students will gain a solid foundation in information systems and information technology, enhance their existing professional knowledge and gain insights into current developments in IT.
The MPhil is a post-graduate program aimed at preparing the student to take leadership roles in the management of information systems and technologies. The course’s generic objectives are to know how to apply and incorporate knowledge in the area of information systems and technologies in new and complex situations, by acknowledging the emerging technologies that may contribute to the innovative and efficient conception of information systems as well as adopting the best practices to manage these systems. The planning and control of the intervention activities of information systems is thus envisaged as well as the ability to communicate the knowledge and reasoning to diverse audiences.
The course allows a common basis for structuring knowledge, namely concerning modeling techniques, emerging technologies, project management and technological innovation. Students should be able to enhance business through the use of technology and to manage and lead information systems intervention activities employing the best practices.
The course follows the best international practices and is aligned with the ACM/IEEE curriculum recommendations. Moreover, it is accredited by the national authority agency A3ES, and UPT is the only Portuguese private university to hold a global quality certificate.
The two-year course program comprises twelve mandatory curricular units providing a mix of theoretical underpinning, technical skills and perspectives on organizational and information systems and technologies management. It then culminates with an applied research and development experience that can be an internship, project or a thesis.
The MPhil in Informatics is a post-graduate program aimed at preparing the student to take leadership roles in the knowledge and application of technologies, as well as critical thinking development and scientific and technical communication skills. It allows a common basis for structuring knowledge, namely concerning modeling techniques, emerging technologies, project management and technological innovation.
The course’s specific objectives are to know how to plan, control, and perform development activities of highly complex software systems using emergent technologies, and to define delineate technological solutions to address organizations’ problems of high complexity. The planning and management of the infrastructure supporting the organizational technological services consist in another core field of expertise, as well as to ensure high security standards and risk management. The professional ethics and leadership role are developed within critical thinking and responsible attitudes.
The course follows the best international practices and is aligned with the ACM/IEEE curriculum recommendations. Moreover, it is accredited by the national authority agency A3ES, and the UPT is the unique Portuguese private university to hold a global certificate quality.
The two-year course program comprises twelve mandatory curricular units providing a mix of theoretical underpinning, technical skills and perspectives on software engineering. It then culminates with an applied research and development experience that can be an internship, project or a thesis.
The course encompasses the emergent technologies and will allow students to tackle the increasingly relevant fields such as Big Data, Cloud Computing, Information Security, and to lead highly complex software projects in the increasingly interconnected world with computing devices operating everywhere. The MS_CSE will be prepared for embracing the challenges organizations poses nowadays, in a rich and diverse environment.