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Code: MEB0027     Acronym: DISS

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Biomedical Engineering

Instance: 2016/2017 - A

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Course/CS Responsible: Master in Biomedical Engineering

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
MEB 20 Syllabus 2 - 48 192 1296

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
José Alberto Peixoto Machado da Silva
Mais informaçõesLast updated on 2016-10-27.

Fields changed: Teaching methods and learning activities, Componentes de Avaliação e Ocupação, Fórmula de cálculo da classificação final

Teaching language



In this course the student should carry out individual research and development work conducting to the elaboration of a scientific dissertation on a topic in the field of Biomedical Engineering. Based on the knowledge of the state of the art, obtained in previous courses, the student must select and develop appropriate methodologies for solving the proposed problems, and get results that must be critically analyzed for drawing conclusions for improving the knowledge in the dissertation topic.

Learning outcomes and competences


The student must acquire skills to autonomously conduct independent research and development work, and demonstrate creativity and innovation abilities for the implementation of new methodologies or for the adaptation of other already known to new problems. They should also develop synthesis and critical evaluation skills for the preparation of a dissertation that reports clearly the work done and its main achievements.

All the work is done in close collaboration with the supervisor of the dissertation.

Working method



This course is not subjected to a common program to be met by all students. Instead, each student will have an individual work program, defined together with the supervisor.

Mandatory literature

Diversos autores; Bibliografia adequada ao tema de dissertação de cada estudante

Teaching methods and learning activities

Each student shall conduct individual work involving the analysis of the problem to be solved, formulation of the solution, analysis of results and conclusions. The work will be supervised by the advisor and culminates with the delivery of a draft version of the dissertation.

The students are also required to write a short paper and design a web page for presentation and dissemination of the work that was developed.

Evaluation Type

Evaluation with final exam

Assessment Components

Designation Weight (%)
Defesa pública de dissertação, de relatório de projeto ou estágio, ou de tese 100,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

Designation Time (hours)
Elaboração de relatório/dissertação/tese 60,00
Trabalho de investigação 300,00
Total: 360,00

Calculation formula of final grade

The evaluation of work developed in the framework of the dissertation is held in a public session, before a jury comprising the supervisor (or co-supervisor if he/she exists), a member external to FEUP, the director of the cycle of studies or a member of the scientific committee.  The public session includes an initial presentation of the work carried out by the student, followed by a discussion period. The final grade is decided by the jury taking into account the quality of the work, the autonomy of the student during the development of the work, the text of the dissertation produced and the answers provided by student during the discussion.

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