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Master in Information Engineering

InformationThe course/CS does not admit students in 2016/2017.

The Master in Information Engineering (MEINF) is divided into four semesters. The first semester is intended for the transmission of a body of basic knowledge and the transmission of the very process of knowledge construction, comprehension of the scientific method, and transmission of the main basics and how they integrate. The course aims to establish afresh a variety of important concepts– namely in the disciplines of optimization and algorithms, statistics, probability, and stochastic processes, adaptive structures - dynamics and control and distributed systems and networking. These four courses are not optional. The second semester will provide the foundations of Information Engineering, covering advanced topics in statistical signal processing, information theory, and computational learning. In addition to these three non-optional courses, students will be able to choose one complementary course from a set including network analysis, cloud computing, and security and trust. The third semester will allow students to understand the analysis and use of Information in diverse Engineering Systems and includes courses on smart grids, intelligent transportation systems, bio-image understanding, network management, and finance. Students will choose 3 from the set of available courses in this semester. We expect the topic of the thesis to be related to one of these courses. The dissertation will start in this semester, mostly with work on the state of the art. The fourth semester will be spent exclusively on the thesis research, development and writing. MEINF will establish strong connections with International Programs (MIT|Portugal Program, CMU|Portugal Program, Austin|Portugal Program), with joint classes, PhD students and research projects.

For full details on MEINF Program and on application procedures, please visit our website http://paginas.fe.up.pt/~meinf and download our flyer http://paginas.fe.up.pt/~meinf/docs/CartazMEINF.pdf

 

Keywords: Engineering; Information processing; Decision making; Computational learning; Data mining; Networked systems; Information security; Intelligent transport systems; Smart grids.

 

Who can Apply

  • Holders of a licenciatura/bachelor's degree or legal equivalent in areas of engineering and sciences, with a solid background in mathematics and Engineering Sciences;
  • Holders of a degree in a first study cycle , compatible with the Bologna European framework, obtained in a state adopting the Bologna Process, in areas of engineering and sciences, with a solid background in mathematics and Engineering Sciences;
  • Holders of a degree in areas of engineering and sciences, with a solid background in mathematics and Engineering Sciences, recognized by the Scientific Committee as satisfying the requirements of a bachelor's degree;
  • Owners of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognized by the Scientific Committee as attesting to their ability to attend this cycle of studies.

 

Ranking Criteria:

0.5 - Curriculum vitae (mandatory)

0.1 – Statement of Purpose (mandatory)

0.1 - GRE score (optional)

0.1 - TOEFL score (optional)

0.1 – Recommendation Letters (optional)

0.1 – Interview (optional, taking place under request of the Scientific Commission)

Note: the weights of the optional criteria, when not present, sum to the weight of the criterion ‘curriculum vitae’.


Objectives

The Master in Information Engineering (MEINF) aims at offering advanced formation in information technology and systems with emphasis on the generation, distribution, analysis and use of information in engineering systems. MEINF educates engineers to be able to design, manage, build and test engineering systems centered in information and knowledge processing. Throughout their training, students will acquire both the theoretical and methodological tools, which will be applied in all fields of engineering and other domains including economics, environmental sciences, and life sciences. MEINF targets both national and international audiences and is designed for excellence and competitiveness at the international level. It aims to prepare selected students for leadership in research and development careers in industry, academia and independent entrepreneurial initiatives.


Employment Prospects

The Master in Information Engineering (MEINF) aims at offering specific formation in the generation, distribution, analysis and use of Information in engineering systems. MEINF educates engineers to be able to design, build and test engineering systems centered in information and knowledge processing. Hence, it increases career opportunities in industry and services related to Information analysis and processing in multiple domains, in the context of information technology application and management, where a well-conceived IT strategy can yield a competitive advantage. There are career opportunities in research, technological innovation and conception, Information systems architecture design and conception, information analysis in industry and services, etc.


Information

Contacts: 

Email: meinf@fe.up.pt

Secretaria de cursos do DEEC
Telefone: +351 22 508 1819 / +351 22 041 4984

 


General information

Official Code: M523
Director: António Pedro Aguiar
Acronym: MEINF
Academic Degree: Master
Type of course/cycle of study: Masters Degree
Start: 2011/2012
End: 2018/2019
Duration: 2 Years

Study Plan

Certificates

  • Master in Information Engineering (120 ECTS credits)
  • Specialization in Information Engineering (72 ECTS credits)

Predominant Scientific Areas

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