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Code: EIC0041     Acronym: DISS

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Multidisciplinary Themes

Instance: 2012/2013 - 1S

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Department of Informatics Engineering
Course/CS Responsible: Master in Informatics and Computing Engineering

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
MIEIC 22 Syllabus since 2009/2010 5 - 30 28 810

Teaching language

Suitable for English-speaking students


In accordance with the procedure laid down in specific standards of FEUP, characterisation of Dissertation is as follows: 1. individual Work, research and development leading to the development of a scientific dissertation about a desktop theme, or knowledge of the course towards integration and application to solving complex problems of engineering knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired along the course. 2. it may be a work of research or technological development and implementation, involving experimental media and/or simulation, which promotes the development of capacity for initiative, decision-making, innovation, creative thinking and critical, in the context of individual or group work. 3. should involve the analysis of new situations, the collection of relevant information, development and selection of design or approach methodologies and instruments proposed problem resolution, to its resolution, the Office of sin-thesis and drawing of conclusions, and the preparation of a relevant dissertation subject to public presentation and discussion of results. 4. Can be carried out in academic or academic and entrepreneurial environment. In this case the objectives, nature and form of monitoring of the work shall be subject to prior agreement between the student and the College's guiding and company, validated by the course Director, ensuring the satisfaction of the scientific and pedagogical objectives of the curriculum unit, and protect any confidentiality issues by the host institution/company.

Learning outcomes and competences

Individual work on research and development, leading to the production of a
scientific dissertation on a subject in the area of knowledge of the course, or
to integrate and apply knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired during the
course to solving complex problems of engineering.
The work can be research type or technological development and
application, involving experimental media and/or simulation, and should
promote skills on building initiative, decision-making, innovation, creative
and critical thinking.

Working method



There is no set program for the matters addressed depend on the theme of the thesis.

Mandatory literature

Augusto de Sousa, João Correia Lopes; Modelo do Relatório-Dissertação

Teaching methods and learning activities

There are no formal classes, the pertinent information is given via e-mail,
periodically or as needed, and in meetings with students as and when
Work may be performed in an academic or corporate environment. In this
case, the form of monitoring of the work is subject to agreement between
the student and the Faculty and company supervisors. For the work taking
place in an academic environment, guidance is provided to students through
regular meetings with supervisors.
The work is individual, but can be developed within a team responsible for a
large project.

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation without final exam

Assessment Components

Description Type Time (hours) Weight (%) End date
Public Defense of the Dissertation Defesa pública de dissertação, de relatório de projeto ou estágio, ou de tese 1,00 100,00
Total: - 100,00

Calculation formula of final grade

CF = 50%.TD + 30%.R + 20%.AP

CF = Final Grade
TD = evaluation of work
R = Evaluation of Report
AP = Assessment of public presentation

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