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Do you want to improve your skills and qualifications and be able to take advantage of better job opportunities?

Would you like to have an intercultural academic experience in another part of the world?

Then we recommend you to investigate our Master and PhD programs and discover more about the opportunities these experiences can offer!

Professional Masters in Human-Computer Interaction (MHCI)

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Dual Degree Masters

This program was created through the partnership between HCII (Human-Computer Interaction Institute) at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA and M-ITI (Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute) at University of Madeira in Portugal, and offers the opportunity for students to obtain a dual degree from these colleges.

Living between USA & Portugal

Students on the MHCI course will spend their first semester at the Carnegie Mellon University campus learning practical and technical skills in preparation for the next two semesters at M-ITI. Here, they will be integrated into a multidisciplinary team, together with their classmates, with the aim of developing a final year project in partnership with an existing company in the market, facing some real-life challenges and trying to come up with the best solutions. The program offers a multidisciplinary and intercultural environment, accepting students with different areas of expertise from different parts of the world.

Qualification & Skills

As stated, this program has an interdisciplinary orientation, accepting students from all over the world and from many different areas of expertise such as communication, computer science, design, behavioral sciences, and even medicine. The MHCI is based on a ‘learn-by-doing’ philosophy, and students will learn how to participate in the design and implementation of innovative software systems that can be used easily, effectively and enjoyably.

Capstone Projects

Students will also contribute to multidisciplinary teams that work together on a nine-month capstone project (along with with an industry sponsor) to produce a working prototype that serves as a proof of concept for a novel service or product idea. The team will then integrate everything they have learned from their coursework into a single “end-to-end” experience. Companies globally are involved in these capstone projects: Portugal Telecom, CGI, Vodafone R&D Group, Museu Casa da Luz, ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal, WOW!Systems, OutSystems, among others.

Internships & Job Opportunities

Students are encouraged to apply for internships during the summer break. This will allow for better job opportunities in the same or other companies later in the year. Most students have this opportunity before they have actually finished the program. Our alumni over the years have taken advantage of summer internships and as a result of this experience now work in companies such as Google, eBay, Cisco, SAP R/3, Frog Design, and NovaBase, among others. We also encourage our students to participate in the HCI international conferences taking place throughout the year in order to improve upon networking skills and to exchange knowledge and ideas.

Applications & Scholarships

Applications for this program are open until 22 January 2016, (access exams must be completed by 31 December 2015). For more information please click below or send us an email at mhci@m-iti.org

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PhD in Digital Media (PDMD)

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Dual Degree PhD

This program was created under the partnership between the University of Porto (UP), the New University of Lisbon (NOVA), and the University of Texas in Austin (UT Austin). This program offers students the opportunity to obtain a dual degree from one of the Portuguese colleges involved and from UT Austin. The curricular structure of this program is multidisciplinary, accepting students from several different areas of knowledge, who will gain high levels of expertise and skills in the field of digital media.

Living between USA & Portugal

This is a 4-year PhD program, where students will have one year dedicated to courses and three years dedicated to research. If students choose to apply for the dual degree program their time has to be divided between the United States and Portugal.

During the research stage, students have the opportunity to choose one or more of the associated institutes for improving their skills in a specific area of research. M-ITI is one of the associated institutes recognized by the FCT, contributing to the areas of Human-Computer Interaction and Digital Culture, which accepts students and provides them with co-supervision in line with the expertise of its research fellows.

Qualification & Skills

This program is aimed at students with a masters degree (2nd cycle Bologna or pre-Bologna) in the fields of information / communication sciences, multimedia, interactive design and all scientific and technological digital media areas. Digital media is an area that is rapidly growing and has gained increasing importance in our daily lives. The progress seen in recent years with the emergence of educational software, videogames, interactive TV and other increasingly interactive devices, has launched several new challenges that can only be overcome by the formation of specialized multidisciplinary teams. On this program, PhD students can choose to specialize in the following areas: creation of audiovisual interactive contents; technology; journalism; or industry, publics and markets.

International Job Opportunities

The Digital Media PhD program aims to train researchers, academics and leaders in innovative processes. This training will enable the conceptualization and development of digital products and services, having taken into account target audiences, contexts, and goals relevant to several distribution channels. These professionals will also be able to manage creative teams, and discover the best solutions in new/innovative and multidisciplinary environments as well as coordinate scientific research projects in these areas. This is a rapidly growing, extremely competitive and challenging market.

Applications & Scholarships

Applications are open until August 25, 2016.

Fully funded scholarships available. For more information please click below or send us an email at pdmd@m-iti.org.

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PhD in Networked Interactive Cyber Physical Systems (NETSyS)

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Dual Degree PhD

This PhD was program created through the partnership between the IST-UL (Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa) and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA and it offers students the opportunity to obtain a dual degree from both colleges involved. To apply for this PhD students have to be integrated in one of the following PhD programs: electronic engineering or computer science.

Living between USA & Portugal

This is a 4-year PhD program, where students have one year dedicated to curricular courses and three years dedicated to research. If students choose to apply to the double degree program, they will divide their time between United States and Portugal.

During the research stage, students will have the opportunity to choose one or more of the institutes associated with the program in order to improve their skills in a specific area of research. M-ITI is one of the associated institutes recognized by the FCT, contributing to the areas of Human-Computer Interaction, and Digital Culture, which accepts students and provides them with co-supervision in line with the expertise of its research fellows.

Qualification & Skills

International Job Opportunities

This program is aimed at students with a masters degree (2nd cycle Bologna or pre-Bologna) in engineering (electronic, computers, mechanical, aerospace and IT), computer science and applied mathematics and it offers a high level of expertise and skills in cyber-physical interactive systems. This PhD will provide students with the conceptual, scientific and technological tools to deal with the most challenging problems that happen in some of the most relevant real-life situations in the world. The fast progress that has been made in the field of systems engineering are allowing for the development and deployment of large-scale operating systems that interact with humans and physical systems, which are at the center of a vast number of applications in real world contexts and have significant scientific, economic and social impact.

To meet the real and ever-changing challenges in our society, a new generation of researchers is needed. These researchers should be capable of dealing with theoretical and practical situations created by the intersection of information processing, controls and robotics, systems optimization, networks data and human-computer interaction. The PhD in networked interactive cyber-physical systems aims to train researchers, professors and professionals to deal with innovative processes and situations. It also has within its objectives to enable students to analyze complex situations and to propose new solutions, as well as give them the ability to manage multidisciplinary teams.

Applications & Scholarships

Applications will open soon.

Fully funded scholarships available. For more information please click below or send us an email at netsys@m-iti.org

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