Professional Technician Course in Networks and Computer Systems

General information

Curso Tecnico Superior Profissional em Redes e Sistemas Informaticos

The objective of this course is to train professionals in the field of computer science capable of carrying out planning, installation, configuration, management and maintenance of computer equipment and their respective data networks, with emphasis on maritime activities. The course will provide content for CISCO - CCNA Routing & Switch certification related to the area of ​​computer networks. Students completing the Data Network UCs will receive a certificate of achievement, passed by CISCO, becoming qualified to obtain the IT professional certifications recognized by the industry, including the naval industry and maritime-port operators and logistics. Graduates of the Professional Technincian course in Networks and Computer Systems   will also be prepared to continue their studies in higher education, in particular ENIDH's degree courses in Engineering, where they can obtain credits within the scientific areas of the courses.

Career opportunities:

  • Computer Technician - Systems;
  • Computer programmer;
  • Computer Technician Installation and Network Management;
  • IT technician in support of port management;
  • Computer Equipment Management Technician;
  • Technician of Management and Programming of Computer Systems for Maritime industry.
Learning outcome:

Graduates of the TeSPRSI course are expected to be qualified with the following skills:

  • Fundamental and technical knowledge in the English language;
  • Basic knowledge in Mathematics;
  • Expertise in maritime technology and safety;
  • Expertise in programming techniques;
  • Expertise in port information systems;
  • Specialized knowledge in computer networks;
  • Fundamental knowledge in database;
  • Fundamental knowledge support systems for port management;
  • Expertise in Maritime and Port Information Systems;
  • Fundamental knowledge in communication techniques, supervision and coordination, group dynamics and conflict management.

Main activities:

  • Designing computer networks, according to the organization's needs, reflecting, inter alia, security concerns;
  • Implement, configure and manage computer networks, at the level of the infrastructure wiring and networking equipment in the integration of multiplatforms;
  • Collaborate in the design of a secure work environment for business networks;
  • Try to respond to challenges in work environments competitive and multipurposed, combining technical, economic, organizational and social factors ;
  • Manage and maintain communication networks, systems, services, servers, virtualization and cloud, in a secure, efficient and resilient way, with the objective of optimizing operation;
  • Plan, design and configure communication networks, considering the hardware and software infrastructure, according to the needs of the organization and reflecting performance and safety concerns applying procedures;
  • Provide support to users using communication, interpersonal relationships and motivational skills, and produce technical documentation using integrated text, video, image and the most varied types of media;
  • Design, develop, install, configure and administer a software system including access to databases, following good development practices collaborative and security, according to the requirements, the applicable legislation and international standards;
  • Plan, implement, verify and maintain hardware and software accordance with internationally accepted good methods, techniques and processes of project planning and control.

The Professional Technician course in Networks and Computer Systems (TeSPRSI) aims to train professionals able to carry out planning, installation, configuration, management and maintenance of computer equipment with emphasis on port systems, ensuring the optimization of their operation and implementing appropriate security mechanisms. Port management and all its activity is based on port computer systems, such as the Single Port Window and the Single Logistics Window. Systems interconnected electronically with other platforms such as customs, Terminals and Stations, VTS (Maritime Traffic Systems) and AIS (System of Automatic Identification), Billing, Geographic Information Systems and mobile operators. The existence of senior technicians in computer technologies and data networks is therefore critical to the smooth operation of cross-platform interconnection.
The more specific knowledge of a trained Techinician in Networks and Computer Systems in maritime activities allows for the provision of more qualified professionals in the complex area of ​​maritime port activities. The TeSPRSI course confers content for CISCO certification - CCNA Routing & Switch related to the area of ​​computer networks. Students completing the Data Network UCs receive a certificate of proficiency passed by Cisco, qualification to obtain the IT professional certifications recognized by the industry, including the shipping industry and maritime and logistical agents (Window Only Port and Single Logistics Window).


The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0031 - Project management", "0413 - Logistics and shipping operational management", "0715 - Machinery and operators", "0716 - Naval engineering", "0731 - Marine spatial planning", "0731 - Surveying", "0732 - Near- and offshore constructions


Venue: ENIDH - Escola Superior Nautica Infante D. Enrique

The Higher Education Nautical School Infante D. Henrique (ENIDH) is a polytechnic public higher education institution with statutory, scientific, pedagogical, administrative, financial, patrimonial and disciplinary autonomy. ENIDH is the only Portuguese national school dedicated to the formation of Officers of the Merchant Navy and senior managers of the Maritime-Port sector in the areas of Intermodality, Management and Logistics. It is the responsibility of the School to provide a solid cultural, scientific and technical training, to develop the capacity for innovation and critical analysis and to provide scientific knowledge in a theoretical and practical nature directed to the performance of activities characteristic of the Maritime-Port sector.



a) Holders of a course of secondary education or legally equivalent qualification;

b) Those which have been approved in the particularly appropriate tests to assess the capacity for higher education attendance of those over 23 years old, for the course, under the terms of Decree-Law no. 64/2006, of 21 March.

c) Students who, having obtained approval in all disciplines of the 10th and 11th years of a secondary education course, or a legally equivalent qualification, and not having completed secondary education, are considered eligible through 1 capacity to be carried out by ENIDH.

d) Holders of a diploma of technological specialization, of a diploma of technician professional or higher education degree who wish professional re-qualification.

Application Procedure:

The application must be accompanied by the following documents:

  • Application form duly completed;
  • Copy of citizen card / identity card and taxpayer card;
  • Certificate of academic qualification discriminated;
  • Certificate proving the approval of the specially appropriate tests to assess the ability to attend higher education of those over 23 years of age, when applicable.


Academic level: Lifelong Learning
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