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Learning Opportunity: Computer Science Engineering - ISCTE-IUL, Escola de Tecnologias e Arquitetura

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Computer Science Engineering - ISCTE-IUL, Escola de Tecnologias e Arquitetura

Course Information

The degree provides a general background in scientific fields in Computer Science Engineering. The graduates acquire a solid education that enables them to cope with a competitive and dynamic professional environment. Training is based on a strong theoretical and experimental component that certifies them with the capacity to deal with the challenges of Computer Science Engineering, and simultaneously meet the challenges of business management. Upon completion of the degree in Computer Science Engineering; the graduates are offered a multitude of employment opportunities and a high employment rate. If in parallel, decide to continue their education, they can apply for the Master in Computer Science Engineering Quality which is holder of the EUR-ACE certification, conferred by the European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education (ENAEE).

Regime: Working hours and after working hours.

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ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) is a public university established in 1972. Pursuing teaching, research and community service activities, it plays a major role in educating qualified specialists and personnel, whose cultural, scientific and technical skills enable them to contribute to sustainable development both at the national and the global level. The strategic objectives of ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon are: innovation, quality, internationalization and development of an entrepreneurial culture.

The School of Technology and Architecture promotes the education of skilled professionals capable of responding to the grand challenges placed by the modern information society, and performing the practice of Architecture and Urbanism in an innovative way, in symbiosis between technology and culture. This advanced training is backed by our expertise in the fields of Architecture and Urbanism, and Information sciences and technologies, and is achieved through a diversified set of teaching products that promotes the versatility and the capacity for renewal of our students.

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6 semesters, 3 years

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Students applying for the 1st cycle course on Computer Engineering must have successfully completed the 12th year of high school (or legal equivalent degree), and the following national entrance examinations: Mathematics

The admission score (0.0 to 200.0) is obtained by a weighted average of the following scores:

 - High school grade average: 50%;

 - Entrance examinations: 50%.

To apply to Computer Engineering the student must have the following minimum scores:

 - Admission score >= 100.0;

 - Entrance examination >= 95.0.

Admission Procedure: 

Applications are done through the national admission contest (concurso nacional de acesso) organized by the Directorate General of Higher Education (DGES), or through special higher education contests. For more informations please check DGES website (in portuguese).


There are some institutions in Portugal that give scholarships to international students and it is advisable that applicants confirm every year whether these grants are available and the eligibility terms: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; Foundation for the Sciences and Technology; Fulbright Commission; Instituto Camões; Luso-American Development Foundation; Fundação Oriente.


1065,72 €/academic year


180 ECTS

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Bachelor in Computer Science Engineering
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The degree in Computer Science Engineering provides our students with the knowledge to proficiently meet the current demands of the Information Society, and endows them with capacity to anticipate and respond to its challenges. Your future begins here and now.

Course Locations

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Escola de Tecnologias e Arquitetura

Avenida das Forças Armadas

1649-026 Lisboa - Portugal

Tel.: +351 21 04 640 13 – Fax: +351 21 796 47 10

E-Mail: secretariado.ista@iscte.pt

Course location information:

Located: Near Entrecampos.

By Train:

 - Exit the station Entrecampos on Av. da República;

 - Walk approximately 250m towards the Entre Campos roundabout;

 - At the roundabout, turn left (Av. das Forças Armadas), go up approximately 150m in the Sete Rios direction and you will find the entrance to the ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon on your right.

By Carris bus:

 - Take the bus number 32, 54 or 55;

 - Get off at the stop on the Av. das Forças Armadas, opposite to the "castle" of the Faculty of Pharmacy;

 - Descend the avenue approximately 50m. The entrance to the ISCTE-IUL is located on your left.

By Subway:

 - Exit the station Entrecampos on Av. da República;

 - Walk approximately 150m towards the Entre Campos roundabout;

 - At the roundabout, turn left (Av. das Forças Armadas), go up approximately 150m in the Sete Rios direction and you will find the entrance to the ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon on your right.

Special arrangements:

The ISCTE-IUL University Residence meets some of the accommodation needs of its visiting students and teachers who have so far only been served by the private accommodation market all over Lisbon. The residence is located at Pátio das Comendadeiras, Calçada das Lages, Santos-o-Novo. This area is served by buses that travel around a large city area, and go to important central areas, such as Terreiro do Paço, Marquês de Pombal, Rato, Saldanha, etc.

For more information about the residence and the application process check the link or download the brochure.

There is a study centre for students in Lisbon, Ágora, near the Tagus River and not far from de Cais do Sodré railway station. This centre has study rooms, graphic design services, computers and a bar.