Department of Informatics Engineering

Coimbra, Portugal
Information Systems


The global society we live in is characterized by a complexity that poses new challenges at an unprecedented scale. Art, Science and Technology are some of the pillars to find solutions to new and difficult questions of the twenty-first century. The Department of Informatics Engineering (DEI), heir to the long history of the University of Coimbra, is a new school, different, focused not on the days we live and the ones to come. The future we discover and invent here, based on a project culture in Computer Engineering and Design and Multimedia - shared with the Department of Architecture - comes into shape through the advanced level training we provide, the excellence of our research and also the contribution that we have had, together with Instituto Pedro Nunes, to the appearance of renowned spin-off companies of Consolidated.

Recognition is shown by our partners, like our alumni spread across companies and the most prestigious design studios of the country, Europe and the world. The various research and development projects we are involved in, show peer recognition. The strength and prestige of global companies that emerged from  DEI also show our ability to attract the best.

Located in Coimbra, a city of human dimension,  DEI is guided not only by the requirement of excellence in training and research but also for fostering a culture of dialogue, tolerance and cooperation among all members of the community, with the ultimate aim of forming citizens culturally and technically competent and aware of our time. This is our main mission. Join us.

Bachelor Programs

The Bachelor degree in Informatics Engineering aims to achieve the double objective of granting a solid base training in Informatics Engineering and to develop a broad spectrum of competences for further studies and for students who want to start a professional career.

It thus seeks to grant all students knowledege and understanding of concepts, basic principles, theories, methods and practices of Informatics Engineering and Computing, so that they are able to employ an integrative set of instrumental, systemic and interpersonal skills.

Master Programs

Information Systems Educational Objectives

The Master’s programme specialisation in Information Systems (IS) provides well-grounded methodological competences at the intersection between computer science, cloud computing, enterprise modelling, and business.

The program focuses on competences for the modelling, analysis, implementation, and management of information systems and covers the following topics:

  • IS Modelling (e.g., IT services, process modelling, human-computer interaction)
  • IS Analysis (e.g., enterprise architectures, process analysis)
  • IS Implementation (e.g., cloud computing, process-aware information systems, security)
  • IS Management (e.g., strategic alignment, governance, business process management)

Typical tasks of information systems professionals include:

  • Developing digital strategies.
  • Analysing requirements for information systems.
  • Designing and implementing enterprise architectures.
  • Analysing and modelling existing business processes.
  • Implementing IT services.
  • Implementing cloud computing environments. 
  • Managing process improvement projects.
  • Managing IT development projects.
Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Master’s degree programme with a specialisation in Information Systems will work at IT and management consultancies or in service companies.

Exemplary positions for graduates with emphasis on services and business processes are:

  • IT service analyst.
  • Enterprise/IT architect.
  • Business process engineer.
  • Cloud service delivery manager.


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