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Preparation of the Dissertation

Code: MEB0026     Acronym: PDISS

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Biomedical Engineering

Instance: 2016/2017 - 1S Ícone do Moodle

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 21 Syllabus 2 - 12 41 162

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
José Alberto Peixoto Machado da Silva

Teaching - Hours

Tutorial Supervision: 3,00
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Tutorial Supervision Totals 1 3,00
José Alberto Peixoto Machado da Silva 3,00
Mais informaçõesLast updated on 2016-09-26.

Fields changed: Learning outcomes and competences, Bibliografia Complementar, Componentes de Avaliação e Ocupação, Obtenção de frequência

Teaching language

Suitable for English-speaking students


In this curricular unit the student must perform a literature review aiming at gathering updated information about the state of the art in the area of his dissertation topic.

Learning outcomes and competences

The student must strengthen his/her skills in the search of scientific information and acquire specific skills that allow him/her to begin the work of the dissertation with a good theoretical basis and updated knowledge on the subject to be developed. The student must also characterize the problem being addressed and establish a work plan for the dissertation project. This work is done in close collaboration with the supervisor of the dissertation.

Working method



This course is not subject to a common program to be met by all students. Instead, each student will have an individual work program, consisting in a literature search on the topic of the dissertation using bibliographic databases, published articles, books, webpages or other documentation.

Mandatory literature

Autores diversos; Adaptada ao tema da dissertação

Complementary Bibliography

Mauch James E.; Guide to the successful thesis and dissertation. ISBN: 0-8247-8972-5
Durão Diamantino Freitas Gomes 1944-; Teses de mestrado e de doutoramento. ISBN: 972-8883-72-2

Teaching methods and learning activities

Each student shall conduct individual and specific work consisting mainly in a literature search on the subject of the dissertation. The work will be supervised by the student's dissertation advisor, and culminates with the delivery of a final report.

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation without final exam

Assessment Components

Designation Weight (%)
Defesa pública de dissertação, de relatório de projeto ou estágio, ou de tese 30,00
Trabalho escrito 70,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

Designation Time (hours)
Apresentação/discussão de um trabalho científico 15,00
Elaboração de relatório/dissertação/tese 115,00
Trabalho de investigação 200,00
Total: 330,00

Eligibility for exams

Terms of frequency: Elaboration, presentation and discussion of a final report.

Calculation formula of final grade

To obtain approval, the student must make an oral presentation of the main findings of the literature search made within the course, including a preliminary plan for the work on the dissertation.

The final grade is determined by assigning the responsibility of the course taking into account the report produced (with a weigth of 70%) and the oral presentation (with a weigth of 30%) performed by the student, based on a proposal from the advisor.

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