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Biometry: The Next Generation of Security

Biometry: The Next Generation of Security

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This micro-credential aims to enable the learner to understand the scope of use of biometric authentication and to implement algorithms related to biometric identification. It is aimed at students who have completed a degree in computer engineering or a related field.

Study format
Application period
29 February – 12 April 2024
Study period
30 April – 24 May 2024
Hosting university
University of Aveiro
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Learning outcomes

Understand Core Principles of Biometrics

Students will be able to explain the core principles of biometrics, including the underlying concepts and technologies.


Analyze Modalities

After completing this course, the students will able to analyse different biometric modalities, evaluating their strengths, weaknesses, and suitability for various applications.


Evaluate Systems

Students will be able to evaluate biometric systems in terms of security, performance, and ethical considerations, identifying areas for improvement.


Apply Multimodal Biometrics

Students will be able to apply knowledge of multimodal biometrics to design and implement robust authentication systems, integrating multiple biometric modalities for enhanced accuracy and security.


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Entrepreneurship, technology and innovation

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Media and information literacy

Understanding and analysing numerical and statistical information
Digital competence
Analysing and evaluating media content
Locating and accessing information

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Biometrics goes far beyond facial recognition and an individual's fingerprint. It is a technology that involves security and innovation and results in a pattern identification solution that confirms a person's identity by combining biological and/or behavioral characteristics, with biometric characteristics. Biometric characteristics are a very convenient way to authenticate a person, as they have a high degree of security and cannot be stolen, forgotten, or lost. In any business sector where customer identification is part of everyday activities, such as in banking, financial services industries, healthcare, and telecommunications, biometrics significantly reduces the time consumed in identifying customers/members/patients or identity selection. Taking advantage of the relevance of Biometrics for technological advancement and digital transformation of the industrial sector, this micro-credential aims to qualify graduates for the implementation and use of biometrics systems in their various applications.

Hosting university

University of Aveiro

University of Aveiro