UM has launched a '3+2' degree programme in collaboration with the Instituto Superior Técnico
The University of Macau's (UM) Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) has signed an articulation agreement on a '3+2' programme with the University of Lisbon (Instituto Superior Técnico, IST), a leading higher education institution in Portugal. According to the agreement, UM will select outstanding third-year students from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for direct admission to IST to study a two-year master’s degree programme.
Selected UM students will receive a bachelor of science degree in electrical and computer engineering from the UM, and a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from the IST, upon completion of three years of studies at UM followed by two years of studies at IST, which will save at least one year’s time compared to the normal education path.
Since its creation in 1911, IST has been the largest and leading research-focused School of Engineering in Portugal. IST aims at contributing to the development of society, and promoting excellence in higher education, in the fields of architecture, engineering, as well as science and technology, by developing research, development and innovation (RD&I) activities in the areas of Robotics, Telecommunications, Computers and Electronics supported by leading international laboratories like the Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR), the Institute for Telecommunications (IT) and the Institute for Systems and Computers Engineering (INESC-ID). Its integrated master degree program enables students speeding up and obtain their master degree within 5 years. It has a pluralistic research environment and attaches great importance to international exchange and collaboration. While the UM’s Electrical and Computer Engineering program is the only electrical engineering program in Macau and is fully accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), and cooperates closely with the Macau State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI, with research achievements reaching the state-of-the-art world boundary. In recent years, UM has initiated collaborations with renowned overseas universities in ‘3+2’ programmes, in an effort to increase the students’ international competitiveness by improve their professional and language skills as well as cross-cultural literacy.