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Code: MM0058     Acronym: DISS

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Communication Sciences

Instance: 2016/2017 - A Ícone do Moodle

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

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
MM 47 Syllabus 2 - 48 60 1296

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Rui Pedro Amaral Rodrigues

Teaching - Hours

Tutorial Supervision: 0,00
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Tutorial Supervision Totals 1 0,00
Rui Luis Nogueira Penha 0,00
Carla Susana Lopes Morais 0,00
Luís Filipe Pinto de Almeida Teixeira 0,00

Teaching language

Suitable for English-speaking students


In accordance with the procedure defined in the specific rules of the Master in Multimedia, Dissertation characterization is as follows:

A scientific dissertation, unique and specially developed for this purpose which will consist of a written part of theoretical discussion and a practical application. The dissertation may be more theoretical or more practical, depending on the type of work involved. The component of theoretical discussion and practical application have different weights in the final assessment, respectively depending on the nature of the work to be more theoretical or practical.

Learning outcomes and competences

At the end of the curriculum unit, students must demonstrate ability to:

  • Analysis of new situations with collection of relevant information;
  • Development and selection, or definition of methodologies and instruments to solve the proposed problem;
  • Problem solving, with the consequent exercise of synthesis and preparation of conclusions;
  • Preparation of a relevant dissertation to be subject to a public presentation and discussion of results.


Working method



Identification of a problem to be solved;
Survey of State-of-the-art respective;
Analysis of potential solutions;
Development of a solution;
Evaluation of the developed solution;
Dissertation report writing


Mandatory literature

Gay; L. R., Mills, G & Airasian, P.; Educacional Research: competencies for analysis and applications, 2011
Martha Davis; Scientific papers and presentations. ISBN: 0-12-206370-8
Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy; On being a scientist. ISBN: 0-309-05196-7

Comments from the literature

The bibliography is defined by the supervisor(s).

Teaching methods and learning activities

Individual work of research and development, held either in academic or academic/enterprise environment. In this case the objectives, nature and monitoring form should be object of a prior agreement and of a permanent monitoring through meetings between the student, the supervisor from FEUP and the responsible for monitoring of the work in the company.

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation without 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 1296,00
Total: 1296,00

Calculation formula of final grade

The final assessment of the dissertation takes place in public examination by a jury evaluates the work, the report and the presentation in order to assign a final grade of 0 to 20.

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