The Portuguese regulation on academic degrees (Decree-Law no. 65/2018) defines that a study cycle leading to a master's degree includes, in addition to the set of curricular units that constitute a specialization program, "a dissertation of scientific nature or a project work, original and specially carried out for this purpose, or an internship of a professional nature subject to a final report" (point b) of paragraph 1 of Article 20).

In the MEGSI Program, the Master's Final Work (MFW) can take the form of either a project work or a dissertation. The MFW is developed in Option 3 curricular unit of the 2nd year of the Syllabus.

Project Work in Engineering and Management of Information Systems

The project work involves performing one or more professional functions/professional acts typical of an Engineer and Manager of Information Systems.

A project work may cover various applied aspects of the Engineering and Management of Information Systems area, such as:

Dissertation in Engineering and Management of Information Systems

The dissertation is a research work, with the possibility of development, in which a topic from the area of knowledge of the Engineering and Management of Information Systems study cycle is treated from a scientific perspective.

A dissertation may cover theoretical or applied aspects of the Engineering and Management of Information Systems area, such as:

Both project works and dissertations can take place in a business or academic environment.

The MFW has an associated teaching load of 45 ECTS credits, 15 of which in the 1st semester and the remaining 30 in the 2nd semester, which corresponds to a total effort of 1,260 hours of work, of which 420 hours are located in the 1st semester and the remaining 840 hours in the 2nd semester.


The topics of the Master's Final Works of the MEGSI Program cover a diverse range in the field of the use of IT by companies and society. Below, topics of Master's Final Works recently developed by students of the MEGSI Program and which were defended in Public Master's Exams are listed (the list is organized in reverse chronological order of defense date). This list is expected to illustrate the types of endeavors, whether in the form of project work or in the form of dissertations, carried out by MEGSI students.

Digital Transformation Readiness of Organizations

Evaluation and Research of Frictionless Payment solutions

Development of an Ontology for the Information Systems Project Management Area

Prescriptive Business Intelligence in Hospital Infection Control

Recommendations for Conducting IT Evaluation Case Studies and Preparing the Corresponding Reports

Data Warehousing: The Evolution

Integrating Pre-season Functionality on Oracle Retail Cloud Solution’s Extensions

Analytical Dashboards for the Industry

Implantation of Business IT Applications - A Case Study in a Condominium Management Company

Predictive Analytics in Determining the Flow of Hospital Admissions

Data Mining Models for Automatic Identification of Problems in Intensive Care Medicine

Decision and Optimization Models for Therapies, Orders and Procedures in Intensive Care Medicine

Digital Platform to Disseminate a Method for the Formulation of EGOV strategies

Predictive Analytics in Determining the Flow of Hospital Discharges

RDProfile - Integration and Interoperability

Sign Language Translation in Mixed Reality

Import, Data Analysis and Predictive Analysis of Accounting Data from an ERP

Gender Influence on Data Visualizations

Supply Chain Architectures in the Retail Area with Multi-Country Implementation

Alignment between the Quality System and the ISO/IEC 27001 Standard

Success Management in the Context of Operations

Collecting Science Data for Researcher Assessment

Pervasive Modular Data Science – Optimization and interoperability

Conceptualization of Information Technology/Information Systems Projects

Modernization of the Development Pipeline

RDProfile – Modular and Responsive Web Interface

Identification in Electronic Voting at the University of Minho

Logical Integration of Information Spaces: Model and Data Catalog

Industrial Symbiosis Platform - Study, Definition and Modeling of Processes

Contributions to the Roadmap for Digital Transformation in the Municipality of Braga

Pervasive Platform for Simulating an Industry 4.0 Environment

Proposal for an Architecture for a Data Lakehouse based on Data Mesh Principles

How We Can Use Non-Fungible Tokens in the Decentralized Market to Change the Way We Transact

Process Intelligence and Governance in Local Authorities: Urban Planning Services

Definition and Improvement of the Processes of the Portuguese Project Management Observatory

Scan Metrics for Static Application Security Testing (SAST)

Tool to Assist HR in Screening Candidates for Job Offers

Clinical Decision Support based on Open Data Standards and Decision Models

Success of Information Systems and Technology Projects

Business Continuity Self-Diagnostic Toolkit

Three-Dimensional Positioning of Multimedia Contents in Augmented Reality Applications

User Experience in Electronic Commerce: Methodological Contribution

Development of a Downtime and Defect Prediction System for the Wood-Based Panel Industry

Comparison of Machine Learning Approaches for Detecting and Anticipating Risky Movements in Sewing Workers

Evolution of an Alarm Management System

Delfos: Design and Implementation of a Distributed Architecture for Storing and Analysis of Genomic Data

Automated Time Series Forecasting for Smart Cities

Anomaly Detection Methods for Smart Cities

Development of an Organizational and IST Reference for a Retail Company using Mlearn

Metaverse - Onboarding

Hybrid Cloud and DevOps TOM

Data Science - Methodologies and Tools

An Intelligent Decision Support System for Energy Systems

The Influence of IT Innovation Practices on Organizational Resilience

Evolutionary Modeling of Big Data Warehouses for the Integration of New Business Processes and Data

Success Management in IT Outsourcing Contexts

Business Intelligence Solutions - Automotive Workshop Management

Detection of Fraud in Claims in the Automotive Sector: An Application in Machine Learning

MLOPs on Insurance Premium Prediction

The Use and Importance of Representation Languages such as UML in Documenting and Understanding Information Systems

Curriculum Vitae Analysis Using Natural Language Processing

Support for Intelligent Decisions in Hospital Infection Monitoring and Control

Leveraging Apache Superset: A Business Intelligence Solution

Continuous Inspection of Software Quality in an Automotive Project

Agnostic Performance Testing Framework

Ethics in IST: Challenges and Guidelines for Research and Practice

Low-Code Approach for Web Ecosystems

Systems for Adaptive Business Intelligence in Healthcare - Patient Management

Fraud Detection and Anti-Money Laundering applying Machine Learning Techniques in Cryptocurrencies Transactional Graphs

Anomaly Detection in Cryptocurrency Transactions with Active Learning

Selection of Methods in Information Systems

Method to Support the Definition of Information Systems Action Plans

How Can We Boost Sales and Personalize the Customer Experience

Implementation of a Lead to Cash Profitability System

Optical Character Recognition: Claims Logging and Decision Support

Academic Profiles - Integration and Interoperability

Design and Optimization of Web/Mobile Interfaces for Smart Cities

Using Machine Learning to Progressively Adjust Painting Values

Predictive Analytics in the Characterization of Diabetic Patients

Impacts and Challenges Inherent to the Cloud Migration Process in an Organization

Support for Intelligent Decisions in Monitoring Diabetic Patients

Integrating Virtual and Augmented Reality with Wearable Technology in Engineering Education

Impact of COVID-19 on IS Research and Teaching in Portugal

Digital Transformation in Local Government Context

Development of Low-cost Data Analytics for Microenterprises

The Use of Cryptocurrencies in Business Support: A Case Study

Identification and Evaluation of Privacy Algorithms for Cycling Mobility Platform

Creativity as a Topic in Project Management

Business Intelligence in the Insurance Area: Selection of Policy Functions

Characterization of the Realized Benefits Management Technique

EDP Monitor - Automatic Data Quality Assessment of the European Data Portal

Power BI Tenant Monitoring Framework

Planning the Braga Public Library Information System

Analysis of Zeek and Snort's Ability to Detect SQL Injection Variants

Integration of Human Attention with Artificial Attention: Proposal for an Exploratory Study in the Context of ERASMUS Mobility

Development of a Big Data Analytics Platform for Product Development in an Industrial Context