Computer Systems and Networks

Course Overview

On successful completion of this professional superior course, a technician in Computer Networks and Systems perform (independently or under supervision) the installation and maintenance of computer networks and systems to support the different management areas of the organisation, being able to ensure the management and operation of equipment computer systems and their communications networks.


  • Plan and design communication networks, according to the needs of the organisation and reflecting concerns with ergonomics and safety;
  • Install and configure communication networks, in terms of cabling infrastructure, operating system, equipment and services, using the appropriate proceedings, in order to ensure their correct functioning;
  • Manage and maintain communication networks, systems, services and servers in a safe, efficient and reliable way, with the aim of optimizing their operation;
  • Participate in the design of a secure work environment for business networks;
  • Plan, install, configure, manage and support a structured database system;
  • Install, configure and manage e-mail platforms and Web services;
  • Know and analyze standards and recommendations, as well as ensure that the organisation generates its information in accordance with good practices, ethical, legal and social principles and international recommendations.

Entry Requirements

  • Entities provided with high-school education course or with a legally equivalent qualification;
  • Entities who have passed the specifically appropriate tests, which are designed to assess the ability to attend higher education for those over 23 years old, taken for the course in question, under the terms of Decreto-Lei n.º 64/2006, de 21st of march;
  • Entities provided with a technological specialization diploma, a diploma of professional higher education technician or a higher education degree, who wish to have their professional requalification.

Required Compulsory Modules

  • Communicate in Portuguese | 3ECTS
  • Technical English | 3ECTS
  • Math | 3ECTS
  • Entrepreneurship | 3ECTS
  • Computer History | 3ECTS
  • Hardware Architecture | 2ECTS
  • Hardware Assembly | 3ECTS
  • Troubleshooting | 3ECTS
  • Hardware and Computer Networks | 2ECTS
  • Computer Networks (Advanced) | 2ECTS
  • Assessment of Network Needs in an Organization | 2ECTS
  • Installation of Local Area Networks | 6ECTS
  • Client-Server Architecture | 2ECTS
  • Network Services | 4ECTS
  • Data Server | 4ECTS
  • Advanced Configuration of Server Operating Systems | 4ECTS
  • Security Policies | 6ECTS
  • E-mail Server | 3ECTS
  • Configuring Services on a Linux Server | 4 ECTs
  • Introduction to Operating Systems | 2 ECTs
  • Client Operating System (Proprietary Platform) | 2 ECTs
  • Server Operating System (Proprietary Platform) Sistema Operativo | 2 ECTs
  • Open Source Server Operating System | 2 ECTs
  • Open Source Operating Systems | 2 ECTs
  • Management and Advanced Manipulation of Computer Word | 2 ECTs
  • Processing Applications Management and Advanced Manipulation of Spreadsheet | 2 ECTs
  • First Concepts of Programming and Control Algorithms and Structures in a Computer Program | 2 ECTs
  • Structures in a Computer Program Structured Programming and Data Types | 2 ECTs
  • Object-Oriented Programming – Introduction | 2 ECTs
  • Static, Composite and Dynamic Data Structure | 2 ECTs
  • Analysis of Systems and Structuring of Databases | 2 ECTs
  • Creating Database Structure in SQL | 2 ECTs
  • SQL Programming | 2 ECTs
  • Internship | 30 ECTs


2 Years


Daytime | After-work

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