What Is SWitCH Dev?

SWitCH DEV is a requalication programme that is aimed for software development. You will learn software development skills through interactive learning and agile methodologies.

To Whom is SWitCH Dev?

Graduates (bachelor degree) with or without STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) background with a B2 level of English. This level of English is required for course attendance and access to possible internship. This will be tested during the recruitment process.

Our Objectives


The need for greater security and privacy will require organizations to demonstrate competence and guarantee information security. To this end, compliance with information security standards is essential to achieving this goal.


The solution is to use the best software development practices to enable a true digital transformation, which will be achieved by integrating systems, business processes, identity and access management in an information security context.


In order to support the digital transformation that is taking place, it is necessary to have professionals qualified to apply best practices and use devops/secops, software engineering and artificial intelligence to create secure architectural solutions and the respective integration of these solutions.


This specialization aims to provide knowledge that covers all aspects related to information security.

2024/25 Calendar

See Our Programme

  • Up to 30 students per class, 10 elements per work group;
  • 35 hours weekly workload, during the working period, from Monday to Friday;
  • 1 project developed competitively by the groups;
  • 3 areas of competences taught simultaneously in each trimester:
    • Software Engineering and programming;
    • Methodologies, tools and support techniques;
    • Agile development of a software solution in a business context.

1st Semester

  • Interactive agile software development
  • Computing systems and networks
  • Data bases
  • Project I

2nd Semester

  • Web programming and SOA
  • DevOps
  • Project II

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Price and Financial Conditions

The price to attend SWitCH DEV is EUR 3300*.

After the school year, all the students with positive grades will start a paid internship in one of the companies associated with Porto Tech Hub.

For more information, please contact switch@portotechhub.com

* The price for the programme may be updated before each school year

Your Testimonies

“We have been highly praised for our pregress. I think our class has exceeded the expectations of this program.”

Márcio Correia, Civil Engineering Degree
Switch Dev

“If someone told me a year ago that I would learn to do everything I am doing now, I would say that it was impossible”

Lisa Silva, Graduated in Chemistry
Switch Dev