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Miguel GOMES DA COSTA Junior

Senior Instructor
Department of Computer and Information Science
Faculty of Science and Technology
University of Macau


Miguel Costa is currently a Senior Instructor at Department of Computer and Information Science (DCIS) at the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) of the University of Macau (UM).

He attained a B.Sc. in Software Engineering in 1988, a Postgraduate Specialization in System Analysis in 1990, and a Licenciatura in Computer Science in 1992, all of them from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (Brazil). He had over ten years working as  programmer and systems analyst in several projects for various sectors such as financial, medical and commercial.

In 1995, he started his academic career by joining DCIS as a teaching assistant. In 2001, he attained a MBA in Marketing and Strategic Management from the joint programme organized by ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, (Portugal) and University of Macau.  In 2016, he attained a MSc in Software Engineering from University of Macau. In 2020, he enrolled in the Doctoral programme in Educational Sciences at the University of Coimbra, Portugal.

In 2004, he received the FST Teaching Award. In the academic year 2017/2018, he received the FST Teaching Excellence Award, and he was FST nominee for the UM Teaching Excellence Award 2017/2018.

He has taught over these years several undergraduate courses in different areas, and supervised several B.Sc. final year projects at DCIS. Among other roles, he was FST coordinator of Portuguese speaking countries exchange programmes and General Education course area coordinator for Information Technology and Knowledge Society. He is currently Fellow of UM’s Stanley Ho East Asia College and advisor for the Centre for Teaching and Learning Enhancement.