In an era of massive data explosion, growing computational capacity, and challenges created by the digitalization of organizations and businesses, there is a great demand for professionals in the field of Informatics and, consequently, the need for training students with this skills profile.
The degree in Informatics Engineering offers an interdisciplinary program and positions itself as an important formative contribution to organizational and social development. It is a study cycle intrinsically associated with the needs posed by contemporary economic growth and the structural transformations on which it is based, training professionals with the knowledge and skills to address the associated innovation and technological development requirements.
In this cycle of studies, ensured by qualified teaching staff that fully covers the several areas of intervention, an innovative curriculum is offered, with transversal competencies, privileging group work, and creating training and research opportunities in collaboration with companies and researchers. The study plan includes a curricular internship, benefiting from a wide network of companies and institutions that are partners of the department and promoting the integration of students in the labor market.
Why Choose this Program
The term "Engineer", comes from the Latin ingeniu, being a person with technical-scientific training that makes him capable of solving technological, practical, and often complex problems, related to the design, realization, and implementation of products, systems, or services. These are the three main characteristics that the Informatics Engineering course will develop for future graduates.
Given that we live in a digital age, more and more professionals are needed with this solid and specialized training in the area of IT, since computer applications emerge in all aspects of our daily lives. Studying Informatics Engineering helps to broaden horizons and create and design solutions to problems that people often have not yet thought of.
It is an area with strong national and international demand and above-average earnings. According to Forbes, since 2016, informatics engineers are among the ten best-paid professions.
The Informatics Engineering study program of the Department of Science and Technology differs from the others in a number of important aspects:
Provides an international level training plan that combines fundamental education with project and know-how activities, allowing students to develop skills that enable them to face future challenges in the labor market.
Offers training with a combined emphasis on Software Engineering and Information Systems.
Teaching will be based on constant updating and in conjunction with the activities developed at the Research Center associated with the Department.
Students are offered a set of activities to be carried out in collaboration with partner companies and the possibility to participate in national and international research, development and innovation projects.
The high level of demand for the study program will be complemented by the possibility of personal and professional development in a welcoming teaching-learning environment, which favors a personalized relationship with students.
The degree in Informatics Engineering seeks to achieve, as its main objective, a solid training, on the one hand, in structuring areas and, on the other hand, in specific areas of Informatics Engineering. Complementarily, we intend to develop competencies that allow the continuation, of professional practice and for the continuation of the training in the 2nd cycle. Personal skills and attitudes necessary to the profession are valued, namely the scientific spirit and creativity, critical sense and responsibility, as well as the ability to learn autonomously, the ability to interact and work in groups and interdisciplinary teams, the ability to self-adaptation and communication skills.
The following learning objectives to be developed by students are highlighted:
Develop the capacity for abstraction and knowing how to express the logical thinking necessary to solve problems;
To identify, evaluate and select technology solutions aligned with the needs and organizational objectives;
Use software development methodologies in small and large scale projects;
Write correct, robust, efficient, organized, and documented programs;
Use models and abstraction in the design, implementation, and use of computer and information systems, following the technological trends;
Understand the fundamental aspects of computer architecture and operating systems and their importance in the development and execution of computer applications;
Apply knowledge acquired in Statistics and Mathematics in problems of Informatics Engineering;
Plan complex and distributed systems;
Apply assessment and quality management techniques in IE projects;
Develop behavioral skills at the personal, interpersonal, and communication levels, as well as know-how to work in multidisciplinary teams;
Develop critical thinking and the ability to express judgment.
Master in Informatics
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