The Master’s in Computer Science provides high quality, advanced training to professionals and investigators of a range of specialisations with the field of Computer Science. It increases the knowledge base regarding information technology of those first cycle degree holders who intend to enter directly into the job market whilst simultaneously solidifying the theoretical concepts of those who intend to continue their academic studies. This master’s degree is particularly relevant for those first cycle degree holders who wish to complement their training. It provides technical and scientific improvements to increase students’ employability. It also serves to prepare scholars for doctoral level training.
The MCC is a master´s degree that has grown in numbers of international students admitted. The teaching and materials may be available in Portuguese or in English. Preference is given to English whenever there are students who do not master Portuguese. Therefore, candidates for the MCC must have a good command of English.
In this Masters Program in-depth Computer Science / Informatics professional skills are developed through practical, theoretical and
research components, such that its graduates can immediately start their careers either in a business company or in scientific research position. The program exercises a close connection both with the business environment as well as with the high quality research units (INESC TEC, IT-Institute of Telecommunications
This Masters degree gives access to computing careers such as, advanced programmer, systems analyst, data base administrator, data miner, computer projects administrator, system administrator, etc... This program constitutes also an excellent background preparation for any international PhD program, if the goal is to pursuit a career in research or in a highly qualified job. The knowledge and skills here acquired are also a precious asset for a successful career in teaching.
Note: in the registration phase, applications that do not prove having completed the degree (or equivalent) by the end of the enrollment deadline will be excluded.
The ranking will be done according to the following criteria and sub-criteria:Criterion 1: academic curriculum (adequacy and grade) (90%)
The adjusted grade is obtained by normalising the bachelor’s degree average grade to the 0-20 scale (rounded to the nearest integer), adding the value of ln(R/r), and rounding to the first decimal digit, where ln expresses the natural logarithm and R and r are the rankings for the University of Porto and the institution issuing the candidate degree, as published in the WeboMetrics site ( http://www.webometrics.info.)
For admitted applications where the degree has not yet been concluded, the previous formula applies, replacing the bachelor’s degree final grade with the weighted average of the curricular units completed on the application date rounded to the nearest integer.
The scientific curriculum and professional experience are classified from 0 to 20 according to the following two sub-criteria, considering the relevance of the indicators for the area of the cycle of studies.
Tie breaks: In the event of a tie, the ranking of the higher education institution considered in sub-criterion 1.2 will be used as the first tie break criterion, and the result of an interview as the second tie break criterion.
Grades of completed curricular units must be certified by an official transcript to be presented by the candidate, including, whenever possible, their weighted average.
If the candidate does not hold a bachelor's degree, the average grade should be certified in the official transcript, or (if this is not available) be explicitly mentioned in the comments field of the application form.
This information is provided strictly for informational purposes
and does not preclude consultation of the Official Gazette.
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