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First Degree in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science

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The BSc. in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science at the University of Porto is a result of the collaboration of the Faculties of Science (FCUP) and Engineering (FEUP). It is an innovative course that trains qualified professionals in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science. It offers strong background in Computer Science and solid knowledge in Mathematics. Competences in programming, algorithms, statistics, numerical methods, optimization, machine learning, image and natural language processing, robotics and Intelligent systems, security and privacy.

Professional Skills

Graduates acquire skills in the areas of programming, fundamentals of computing, information systems, artificial intelligence, machine learning, autonomous systems, robotics, natural language processing, computer vision, security and privacy, mathematics, statistics and optimization. They will be able to develop computational solutions and applications in the fields of artificial intelligence and data science, not being limited to these fields. They will know how to make the appropriate choice of models, data sets, algorithms, languages, libraries and user interfaces. In addition to these skills, this degree develops the ability to integrate interdisciplinary knowledge in solving new problems, fostering critical thinking with a high level of abstraction.

Employment Prospects

Artificial intelligence and data science currently have a strong demand from employers in Portugal and internationally. Graduates will be able to work as data scientists in a company or in a research laboratory, specialists in Machine Learning, data analysts, experts in Artificial Intelligence with an emphasis in Data Science, programmers specialized in Artificial Intelligence and Science Data, other functions and specialist careers in the field of Computer Science. Graduates of this course may also proceed to MSc courses specialized in AI and CD or in Computer Science.

Structure of the BSc

It has 6 semesters and 180 ECTS credits, 30 ETCS per semester. 120 ECTS in Computer Science are compulsory as well as 42 in Mathematics. The remaining 18 ECTS can be obtained in optional courses in the area of Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics.

Application Procedures 2021/2022

Admission Policy Numerus Clausus: 55 (*)
Special Admission Vacancies: Above 23 years of age: 3 | TOCS: 3 (*)
Change of Degree Vacancies: 1rst year: 5 (*) | Other years: 4

(*) As vagas foram aprovadas por despacho reitoral de 7 de junho de 2021 mas a aprovação das vagas do Regime Geral, Concursos Especiais e Mudança de Par Instituição/Curso (1ºano curricular) está dependente do despacho orientador para a fixação de vagas, que venha a ser publicado pelo Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior (MCTES) e podem, consequentemente, sofrer alterações.



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

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

General information

Official Code: L227
Director: Alípio Jorge
Codiretor: Luís Paulo Reis
Diretor Adjunto: Álvaro Figueira
Acronym: L:IACD
Academic Degree: Bachelor
Type of course/cycle of study: First Degree
Start: 2021/2022
Duration: 6 Semesters

Study Plan

Involved Organic Units


  • First Degree in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science (180 ECTS credits)

Predominant Scientific Areas

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