DEI - Doutoramento em Engenharia Informática
If you have questions that are not answered in this page, please get in contact with the PhD Program Coordinator
C.C. de Ciências Exactas e da Engenharia
(Centre of Exact Sciences and Engineering)
Universidade da Madeira
The “PhD Program” refers to these two legal documents (accessible only in Portuguese as scanned images):
- Regulamento específico do ciclo de estudos conducente ao grau de doutor em Engenharia Informática http://uaa.uma.pt/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=205%3A-3o-ciclo-engenharia-informatica&catid=88%3A3o-ciclo&Itemid=102〈=pt
- Regulamento dos Cursos de 3º Ciclo de Estudos - 2011/2012http://uaa.uma.pt/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=88&Itemid=102〈=pt
Many of the regulations of the PhD Program are general qualitative guidelines that need to be turned into specific requirements by the PhD supervisor, who will take into consideration the specifics of the student’s research topic and academic domain.
The CAT exam consists of two components: a document describing the student's proposed research with experimental plan and an oral defence of the document. The written document consists of a proposal that includes the specific aims of the student's proposed research, the scientific background and significance of the proposed study, a summary of preliminary results, a detailed description of the experiments planned together with their rationale and expected outcomes, and a list of all references cited in the text.
- Link to the template of the PhD Proposal document
- Link to the evaluation guidelines for the CAT evaluation committee
The informatics area of the “Centro de Competências das Ciências Exatas e da Engenharia” of the Universidade da Madeira (UMa) is characterized by a rich diversity of research lines, expertise and interests. For this reason the PhD program in Informatics Engineering is currently offering 6 branches or specializations. We allow the participation in research activities through the PhD courses "Topicos Avançados de Investigação I" and "Topicos Avançados de Investigação II".
These courses provide PhD students and supervisors with a tool to better customize their PhD;Create a flexible system that makes compatible the fulfillment of the curricular part of the PhD (22.5 mandatory ECTS + 37.5 optional ECTS + 120 thesis ECTS) and the necessary dedication to funded projects.
Please check this document for the guidelines for the taking these courses.