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Last updated: 2022-11-04

The Fénix platform allows Iscte users (students, faculty, staff and candidates) to access several services and features.

  1. Open a browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari, Opera…)
  2. Navigate to
  3. Consult the public information.
  4. To access the other portals, click on the “Login Page” tab.
  5. Authenticate using iscte account credentials (e.g. and password).

Competence unit: Name used when a teaching unit is created in the Fénix system, anchored in a scientific area and without also integrating any curriculum of a course. When it is associated with a curriculum of a course it takes the designation of curricular unit.

Curricular unit: According to DL No. 74/2006, it is a teaching unit with its own training objectives that is the subject of administrative registration and evaluation translated into a final classification.

Implementation unit: Refers to the execution of a curricular unit in a certain academic period, when associated with a curriculum of a course. For example, the curricular unit “Introduction to Informatics“, in the 1st semester, of the 1st curricular year of the Degree in Telecommunications and Informatics Engineering, of the academic year 2012/2013.

Shift: A shift is a set of classes of a certain type (laboratory, theoretical, theoretical-practical, etc.). during the academic period of a curricular unit.