The MEGSI Program focuses on the advanced training of Information Systems Engineers and Managers, whose professional roles combine skills in information technology, information, and management.

It is also intended that MEGSI graduates are familiar with the Research and Development (R&D) process, to monitor the evolution of the body of knowledge in the area and to participate in its exploration and development, particularly in a context of practices based on empirical evidence.

MEGSI graduates must also demonstrate: a sense of responsibility and professional ethics; ability to learn and adapt to new situations; ability for analytical, synthetic, and critical thinking; creativity; self confidence; attention to the evolution of Information Technology and opportunities for their application; reflective attitude; and leadership posture.

The Engineering and Management of Information Systems professional functions can be carried out in any organization, regardless of its size (including small and medium-sized companies) or sector, as well as in Management Consulting and Information Systems and Technology companies.


The MEGSI Program promotes the acquisition of skills in functions other than those developed during the first cycle degree (in Information Systems and Technology or in Informatics), as well as the deepening of those skills and initiation into R&D.

The learning outcomes focus on proficiency to use IT for the benefit of companies and society, encouraging the development of specialized skills to perform Engineering and Management of Information Systems professional functions, namely:


The MEGSI Program has a duration of four semesters and is taught in Portuguese, although the majority of the curricular units provide materials in English and are able to assess students in English. Normally, the academic year begins in September and ends in July. Classes are on-site and the Program timetable is available here

The syllabus is organized according to a common core and two areas of specialization, as illustrated below.

Electives for Option 1

Digital Innovation

Dynamic Modelling of Systems and Organizations

Information Systems Security Management

Initiation to Research in Information Systems and Technologies

Law and Information

Open Innovation Using Information Technologies

Organizational and Process Innovation

Testing and Validation of Information Systems

Virtual and Augmented Reality

Electives for Option 2

Automatic Software Modeling and Generation

Decision Support Systems

Digital Games

Digital Transformation

Information Systems and Technologies in Government

Information Systems Auditing

Initiation to Research in Information Systems and Technologies

Omnichannel Marketing

Urban Informatics

All curricular units are of the TP type (theoretical-practical), with the exception of Option 3, and have an associated 5 ECTS credits (again, except Option 3, which represents 45 ECTS credits).

Detailed information about each curricular unit can be found here.

The electives offered in each semester are selected semester by semester based on needs and existing resources.


The Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior (A3ES), in English, Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education, is a private foundation whose mission is to guarantee the quality of higher education in Portugal. To this end, it evaluates and accredits Portuguese higher education institutions and their study cycles.

The A3ES Board of Directors decided to accredit MEGSI, without conditions, for a period of six years, starting on July 31, 2020. The information related to this decision can be consulted here.