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Bachelor in Computer Science

InformationCourse/CS accredited by the Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES).
Computer Science refers to the science of the construction and the methods and techniques of using computers. This degree course provides a solid foundation in programming, with special emphasis on the scientific knowledge that makes computers the powerful and indispensible tools that they are. These are the basic underpinnings for anyone who intends to become and remain an up-to-date professional with the ability to adapt, or who intends to continue his/her studies to the master's or doctoral levels.

Professional Abilities

Students completing this degree will acquire basic principles and skills in programming, information systems, systems and network management and web technologies as well as the ability to develop, alone or as part of a team, computer applications of a certain dimension, knowing how to make the appropriate choice of algorithms, languages, libraries and user interfaces.

Employment Prospects

The degree in its current form has evolved from its beginnings as the first, scientifically grounded university degree in this area and which has been operational since academic year 1985/86. Since then, many of the students holding degrees from FCUP have gone on to successful careers in Portugal and abroad, whether in companies or IT departments of private and public sector institutions, in industries such as banking, insurance, transport, electricity and telecommunications or in universities or research institutes. The ease of integration of multidisciplinary competencies facilitates the effective adaptation to professional challenges in the business or academic context. For this reason, graduates are quickly absorbed by the job market, and have also been very successful in continuing their studies.

Structure of the Program

The program has the duration of 6 semesters and consists of 180 ECTS credits. It has a basic structure (compulsory) corresponding to 99 ECTS in Computer Science, 24 ECTS in Mathematics, 3 ECTS in Personal and Interpersonal Development and 6 ECTS in Physics or Mathematics. The remaining 48 ECTS correspond to additional training:

  42 ECTS must be obtained in specialized curricular units of the scientific area of Computer Sciences or in curricular units of the complementary formations of the FCUP in Agronomy or Astronomy or Biology or Physics or Geology or Geographic Information or Mathematics or Chemistry.
6 ECTS can be obtained in free options of the UPorto level of 1st cycle, including the FCUP.

Application Procedures 2023/2024

Admission Policy Numerus Clausus: 57
Special Regimes Vacancies: 4
Special Admission Vacancies: Above 23 years of age: 4 | TOCS: 3
Change of Degree Vacancies: 1rst year: 2 | Other years: 7
Readmission Not subject to numerus clausus.
Concurso Especial - Estudante Internacional Vacancies: 10 (Phase 1 | Phase 2  | Phase 3)

Note: Vacancies under the General Regime approved by rectoral order on 31 March 2023, although the approval of these vacancies is dependent on the guiding order for setting the number of vacancies, which will be published by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education (MCTES); vacancies for those Over 23 years old approved by Rectoral Order of April 20, 2023; vacancies for Special Regimes, for Holders of a higher education degree (TOCS), and for Change of Pair Institution/Course approved by Rectoral Order of May 19, 2023; vacancies for Special Admissions - International Student approved by Rectoral Order of November 15, 2022.



Course Director: lic.cc.diretor@fc.up.pt
Monitoring Committee: lic.cc.ca@fc.up.pt
Undergraduate Section: pre.graduacao@fc.up.pt
Students: lic.cc@fc.up.pt

This information is provided strictly for informational purposes
and does not preclude consultation of the Official Gazette.

General information

Official Code: 9696
Director: Ana Paula Tomás
Acronym: L:CC
Academic Degree: Bachelor
Type of course/cycle of study: First Degree
Start: 2007/2008
Duration: 3 Years

Study Plan


  • Computer Science - Complementary Formation in Physics (180 ECTS credits)
  • Computer Science - Complementary Formation in Chemistry (180 ECTS credits)
  • Computer Science - Complementary Formation in Mathematics (180 ECTS credits)
  • Computer Science - Complementary Formation in Geographic Information (180 ECTS credits)
  • Computer Science - Complementary Formation in Agronomy (180 ECTS credits)
  • Computer Science - Complementary Formation in Astronomy (180 ECTS credits)
  • Computer Science (180 ECTS credits)
  • Computer Science - Complementary Formation in Geology (180 ECTS credits)
  • Computer Science - Complementary Formation in Biology (180 ECTS credits)
  • Computer Science - Complementary Formation Centered in Computer Science (180 ECTS credits)

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