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Back Telecommunications MAP-tel (Interinstitutional PhD) (Doctoral Program) 2016/2017


Academic degree:
  • Doctorate
6 curricular semesters
Azurém Campus, Guimarães (UM)
Main Scientific area:
  • Telecommunications Engineering


    Course Director
    Adriano Jorge Cardoso Moreira
    Tel: 510305

    Academic Coordinator


    Mobility Academic Coordinator
    Rosa Maria Castro Fernandes Vasconcelos
    Tel: 510292 /517178

    School of Engineering
    Campus de Azurém
    4800-058 Guimarães

    Tel: 253510179; 253510160 Fax: 253510178


The MAP-tele Doctoral Programme in Telecommunications is a joint venture of Universidade do Minho, Universidade de Aveiro and Universidade do Porto (MAP), three Portuguese Universities with a strong tradition in the area of Telecommunications Engineering. The programme represents a fusion of the doctoral offers in Telecommunications in the three institutions and constitutes a unified effort to prepare highly qualified human resources in Telecommunications.

The programme is supported by an academic staff of more than 150 PhDs whose research and development activities covers a wide range of topics, ranging from theoretical and fundamental aspects to the experimental and applied areas of Telecommunications, and comprehends wide-ranging collaborative work with leading industries in this country and abroad.

The MAP-tele Doctoral Programme in Telecommunications targets both national and international audiences and is designed for excellence and competitiveness at the international level. All courses and seminars will be given in English. It aims to prepare selected students for leadership in research and development careers in industry, academia and independent entrepreneurial initiatives.

The programme comprises two semesters of curricular component and four to six semesters of research component leading to the PhD thesis. The research will be carried out in one of the research centres affiliated with the three Universities (IT, IEETA, FSCOD, INESC Porto, LIACC, Centro Algoritmi, CCTC) or in leading companies associated with the program.

Access to higher education

The conclusion of this Doctoral degree allows the realization of research activity at post-doctoral level






Access forms

Access to this cycle of studies requires an application to the School of Engineering of the University of Minho.

This information does not replace consultation of the Regulation of the study cycle Leading to obtaining the degree of Doctor from the University of Minho and other documents.

Formal requirements

To be able to enter the doctoral program, the candidate must satisfy the conditions established in the national legislation, in the specific applicable normative and, in particular, to respect at least one of the following alternatives:
- To hold the degree of Master or a second cycle in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Telecommunications, Physics, Mathematics or any other similar area.
- To hold an undergraduate degree from a national or foreign institution, that is recognized appropriate by the Scientific Commission of the Programme.
- To hold a professional of scientific curriculum that is considered relevant and appropriate by the Scientific Commission.
The candidates should both speak and write fluently in English.

Recommended requirements

Not applicable.

Application deadlines

School year 2016/2017
2nd Phase
From August 29 to September 4, 2016

3rd Phase
From January 2 to January 13, 2017

School year 2017/2018
1st Phase
From January 2 to January 13, 2017

Registration deadlines

According to the information provided by the Academic Services of the University of Minho

Aditional Information

Study Plan


A3ES Accreditation status:
Resolution publication date:
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Ef 1425/2011/AL01
Registry Date:
Accreditation validity: