Program structure

Courses 2016/2017

The program structure consists of three main components, to be taken during the 2 years program duration (for additional information see here):

  • core courses,
  • electives,
  • master project/thesis.

The core courses establish the necessary background and a common competence level, and the elective courses build upon the core. The cast of electives is aimed at addressing the specific field of information and infrastructure security and dependability.

The master project and associated thesis will consist on the application of the knowledge acquired to a concrete situation/problem. The concrete structure of the program is: 5 core courses (30 ECTS); 3 restrictive electives (18 ECTS); 2 free elective (12 ECTS); and the master project/thesis (60 ECTC). For a total of 120 ECTS.

Plan for the 2 years duration of the program:

1st Year, 1st Semester

Course Type ECTS
Introdução à Segurança Informática (Introduction to Computer Security) Core 6
Sistemas de Software Seguros (Secure Software Systems) Core 6
Tolerância a Faltas Distribuída (Distributed Fault Tolerance)* Core 6
Restrictive Elective Elective 6
Free Elective Elective 6

Restricted Electives – students have to pick one course from the following list (see the complete list here):

*These courses have classes with MEI (MSc in Informatics Engineering)

Free Electives – students have to attend one course:

  • Any course (equivalent to 6 ECTS) offered by the Department of Informatics can be selected (see here)

1st Year, 2nd Semester

Course Type ECTS
Tolerância a Intrusões (Intrusion Tolerance) Core 6
Segurança Aplicada (Applied Security) Core 6
Restrictive Elective Elective 6
Restrictive Elective Elective 6
Free Elective Elective 6

Restricted Electives – students have to pick two courses from the following list (see the complete list here):

*These courses have classes with MEI (MSc in Informatics Engineering)

Free Electives – students have to attend one course:

  • Any course (equivalent to 6 ECTS) offered by the Department of Informatics can be selected (see here)

2nd Year

Course Type ECTS
Master Project Core 60

The master project/thesis consists of a research or development project, in which the students will work individually. It will be developed during the second year of the program.