Programme Overview

In our daily lives, we are increasingly understanding that emerging technological areas, such as the productive sector, the financial market, information security, computational biology, telecommunications, robotics, nanotechnologies or quantum computing, have a large mathematical component. Applied Mathematics and Computation models systems from different technological areas and develops mathematical solutions that help their study or optimization, putting them into practice with the help of computational tools.

Study Plan

The 1st cycle in Applied Mathematics and Computation has a duration of 6 semesters (3 years), which equals 180 ECTS, and it is structured as follows:

  • 1st year (ECTS)

    • 30
    • 24
    • 6
  • 2nd year (ECTS)

    • 30
    • 27
    • 3
  • 3rd year (ECTS)

    • 33
    • 18
    • 9

Study Plan

The curricula of the 1st and 2nd cycles were reformed in the 2021/2022 academic year, following Decree-Law 65/2018 and the implementation of a new teaching model (previous programme structure).

  1. Basic Sciences (60 ECTS)

    The basic sciences courses of this undergraduate programme ensure the fundamental training in:

    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Programming
  2. Core Structure (84 ECTS)

    The core training aims to complement the basic sciences by deepening knowledge in algebra, complex analysis, numerical analysis, statistics, probabilities, combinatorial analysis, topology, among others.

  3. Pre-Major Options (18 ECTS)

    In the final year, students have the opportunity to choose specific subjects covering a wide range of fields that can be deepened in the master’s degree (the major). Curricular units may be:

    • Free Options
    • Statistics and Probabilities Options
  4. Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (9 ECTS)

    The humanist curricular component plays an important role in harnessing architects’ curiosity about the world they live in as well as understanding it, empowering them to actively respond to its challenges, using scientific and technological knowledge, in a more appropriate and contextualised way.

    Students can choose subjects, offered in several faculties of ULisboa, from areas such as Management, Economics, Literature, Psychology, Visual Arts or Sport, among others.

    Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

  5. Integrative Project (9 ECTS)

    In order to improve the knowledge acquired during the undergraduate degree, students are challenged to work on a topic related to Applied Mathematics and Computation that may be based on a real challenge, whose solution will be developed in teams.

Entry Requirements

National Admission to Higher education

  • National Admission Exams1: Mathematics A or Mathematics A + Physics and Chemistry or Mathematics A + Biology and Geology
  • Application Grade2: MS x 50% + PI x 50%

1 Minimum grade point: 120 points (out of 200)

2 Minimum grade point: 140 points (out of 200)

MS: high school final arithmetic average grade | PI: Average of national admission exams’ grades.

National Admission to Higher Education

Admissions can also be done through one of the following ways:

  • Course Change and Transfer
  • Holders of Middle Level/Higher Education degrees
  • Applicants over the age of 23
  • Special Admission Regime for International Students

More information about admissions to Técnico (national and international candidates) is available at:


Student Organizations

Técnico students stimulate autonomously and proactively projects that act as a complement of their academic background. For example, Student Groups provide them with skills and added-value that make them more competitive in the labour market.

Mathematics Student Group (NMath) is the main student organization in mathematics and promotes several activities:

  • Workshops and training
  • Organization of the Mathematics Meetings
  • Organization of the National Meeting of Mathematics Students
  • Course Magazine (Ponto Fixo)
  • Study Materials Repository
  • Connection to alumni (former students of the course)
  • Técnico Summer Internships
  • Playful, sports and recreational activities