Relevant Note for Prospective Master Students

From the fall semester of 2012-2013 the Master in Computing will be integrated in the new Master in Innovation and Research in Informatics (MIRI).

The new Master program incorporates three areas of specialization: 

which correspond to the three areas of specialization of the Master in Computing.

Further information about the new master degree can be found here.Overview



Information Technology is one the major driving forces of modern civilization. The professionals in many areas of science and technology are expected to be proficient in various disciplines of the information technologies, thus guaranteeing efficiency and confidence in their work.

The Master program aims at providing a solid background in Computing for qualified professionals that must able take high responsability positions in industry or start research activities in theoretical or practical aspects of Computing. The Master also offers the opportunity to focus on one of its specializations:

  • Algorithmics and Programming
  • Information Systems
  • Visualization, Virtual Reality, and Graphic Interaction

The student can select between achieving a generic education on several subjects or focus on one of the specializations.

The students completing the master will be competent for:

  • Professional jobs that take strategic decisions, requiring a high capacity of analysis and the resolution of complex problems.
  • Creating and transferring research-based knowledge in the professional world.
  • Starting an academic career in research, by entering a PhD program.
Academic Goals

The academic goals of the master are organized in three groups:

  • To acquire the background equivalent to a Computer Science or Engineering degree, based on a solid knowledge of computer programming.
  • To gain state-of-the-art knowledge in one or more specializations. This additional knowledge will not only cover they current trends in professional practice but will also deepen in the most recent theoretical and practical achivements that create the basis for the creation of new knowledge with mid- and long-term impact.
  • To be acquainted with multidisciplinar skills relevant in the professional or academic practice.