The Technology School started its activity in October 2004 and provides currently an educational offer focused on Engineering, offering bachelor degree courses, Masters and Professional Higher Education Courses, in the areas of information technology, digital games, computer graphics , electronics, automation, robotics, networks, machining and automotive mechanics.
Over the last few years, the Technology School has been focusing on digital entertainment as one of the major opportunities for economic and academic potential, both in Europe and in the world. As a result of this project, the school created in 2010 the first degree of the country in Engineering in Development of Digital Games, as well as the first Portuguese Research Center dedicated entirely to digital games, the Digital Games Lab.
The Technology School is located in IPCA Campus in Barcelos, with a total area of over two thousand square meters, equipped to the highest level, promoting an education applied to practice and encouraging students to develop and get involved in innovative research and development projects, using the School’s laboratories and available equipment. As a result of this work, students have been awarded in several national and international competitions.
With the creation of the Professional Higher Education Courses, the Technology School expanded its educational offer to the cities of Braga (2014) and Guimarães (2015). These new courses have also been an opportunity to invest in other areas, namely technical design, machining and automotive mechanics.
Alongside the teaching activity, the Technology School has organized school promotion events, including the iDroneCup, that has changed into Idrone Experience in 2016, JobShop and Open EST, among others.
The disclosure of the projects developed by students and teachers is also done through the meetings of the Advisory Committee, an event that brings together annually the largest companies in the School’s operating sectors.
The direction of the Technology School greets all its academic community, with a special greeting to teachers, students and graduates, who, with their spirit and ambition, contribute daily to the name and success of this school.