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Data Science and Engineering

Data Science and Engineering

MSc - Master Degree
IST Técnico Lisboa
Time period 
Day time
Data de Acreditação A3ES 
Prazo de Acreditação A3ES 
6 anos
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Number 
R/A-Cr 6/2019
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Registration Date 



Data Science has become essential in several areas, from the financial sector to computer and communications security, due to its importance in the analysis and interpretation of huge volumes of data. The interest of companies and organizations in various topics of Data Science and Engineering has been growing exponentially. Business recognizes the enormous economic and commercial value of information and its use as a differentiating element between competitors. Data Science thus supports strategic decisions and can even assist credit rating and algorithm-based stock exchange transactions.


• To train specialists with solid competences in a subset of the disciplines that integrate Data Science and
Engineering, qualified to address and solve a vast class of problems in data acquisition, management, and
processing and in extraction, analysis, and visualization of information.
• To enable students to integrate work teams, which are typically large and with some heterogeneity and
multidisciplinarity, including experts with different profiles of expertise.
• To engage students in research in Data Science and Engineering, giving them the ability to grasp the latest
advances and techniques and to update their knowledge throughout their professional lives.
• To familiarize students with problems and practical applications, in which techniques and methods of Data Science and Engineering are employed, whether in a business environment, services and industry, or scientific applications.

Career prospects 
Graduates in Engineering and Data Science can work in various sectors of industry or services such as telecommunications, computing, electronics, energy, health, transportation, banking and insurance, consulting and even in areas related to social sciences. Graduates in this area can work in any activity that deals with, analyzes and handles large volumes of data for better decision making. Research or entrepreneurship are also possible paths after completing the course.
National Admission Exams 
Only the students that meet the requirements below may apply for a 2nd cycle of IST or to a 2nd cycle of na IST Integrated MSC Programme: - those who have concluded a 1st cycle degree programme, or a 1st cycle of an Integrated MSc Programme, which do not have scientific consistency with the 2nd cycle for which they apply; - those who hold a 1st cycle degree in the area of Science and Technology (except for the 2nd cycle in Architecture which presupposes a 1st cycle programme in Architecture); - those who have a school, scientific or professional background, certifying their capacity to carry out a MSc for which they apply.
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