Programme Overview

Telecommunications and Informatics Engineering is dedicated to “Internet Engineering”, namely the so-called “internet of things”, which allows us to interact with various objects, such as refrigerators, heating our homes or products for sale in a supermarket. As such, a Telecommunications and Informatics Engineer works with complex, fixed or mobile communication networks and related infrastructures. It also develops services or applications, knowing the related security aspects.

Study Plan

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

  • 1st year (ECTS)

    • 36
    • 21
    • 3
  • 2nd year (ECTS)

    • 18
    • 42
  • 3rd year (ECTS)

    • 6
    • 42
    • 6
    • 6

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
    • Programming
    • Physics
  2. Core Structure (105 ECTS)

    The core training aims to complement the basic sciences by deepening knowledge in:

    • Specific Fields (examples: network architecture, person-machine interaction, communication systems, antennas, operating systems, computer security, among others)
    • Engineering Sciences (examples: algorithms and data structures, digital systems, software engineering, among others)
  3. 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

  4. Integrative Project (6 ECTS)

    In order to improve the knowledge acquired during the undergraduate degree, students are challenged to work on a topic related to Telecommunications and Informatics Engineering 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 + Physics and Chemistry
  • Application Grade2: MS x 50% + PI x 50%

1 Minimum grade point: 100 points (out of 200)

2 Minimum grade point: 120 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.

Telecommunications and Informatics Engineering Students Group (NEETI) is the main student organization of this course, promoting activities such as:

  • Workshops
  • BreakingDev Competition
  • Freshman berries challenge for new students
  • Study Materials Repository
  • Técnico Summer Internships
  • Collaboration with Taguspark Business and Technological Week
  • Recreational activities