Naval Engineering – Joinville

04/05/2016 12:14

The Bachelor’s in Naval Engineering provides students with a systemic view of engineering, developed through a diversified curriculum, to prepare for a career in planning, construction, maintenance and disposal of naval systems – including conventional and special vessels, port and oceanic structures. Graduates can also work in interdisciplinary engineering fields, such as mechanical, electrical, production, metallurgical, materials, transportation and logistics, infrastructure engineering, among others.

Naval Engineering is becoming an outstanding field in Brazil due to current and future demands in the following sectors: shipbuilding for gas, oil, container and cargo shipping; shipbuilding of touring, security and platform support vessels; coastal and inland navigation; port operations; and ocean exploitation, in view of the important deep sea oil (pre-salt) exploration activity carried out in Brazil.

Learn more about the Naval Engineering Program by watching this video (in Portuguese):

Program Length:
10 semesters (5 years)
Faculty members:
72
Phone:
+55 47 3461 5900
Website: naval.paginas.ufsc.br

Museum Studies

04/05/2016 12:13

Taking into account the large number of museums across the state of Santa Catarina and the lack of professionals in the field, UFSC Museum Studies program was created to fill this gap, with the aim of preparing professionals to set the guidelines for education, conservation and cultural policies in regard to heritage assets.

The museum studies professional is particularly concerned with cultural heritage and the collection, conservation, preservation and exhibition of cultural assets in museums. In order to qualify graduates for such profile, the program provides a consistent training on museology, focused on its interdisciplinary character and in dialogue with the fields of history and anthropology, understood in their broad sense.

The program aims to contribute to: the growth of museum theory; the interweaving of related scientific and academic areas; the enhancement of national, regional, state and municipal museum policies; the development of actions in cultural and educational agencies, such as museums, historical memory centers, art galleries, government agencies concerned with cultural heritage, higher education institutions, research institutes, among others; and the sophistication of methodologies and techniques management in the fields of museum conservation, documentation and extroversion.

It also seeks to ensure a training that is, at the same time, solid and broad enough to enable graduates to fully perform their professional tasks, as well as to provide them with an in-depth theoretical grounding and the possibility to engage in advanced research in the field.

 

Program Length:
8 semesters (4 years)
Phone:
+55 48 3721-9714
Website: museologia.ufsc.br

Meteorology

04/05/2016 12:12

Meteorology is an applied physical science that studies the processes that govern the behavior of the atmosphere and its interactions with the Earth’s surface, especially with the ocean. Its objective is to understand and predict atmospheric phenomena by use of traditional physical equations as well as mathematical and computational tools.

Recently, several extreme weather and climatic events have affected the country and, in particular, many of these events occurred in the state of Santa Catarina, such as: floods, tornadoes, snow and hail precipitation, cyclones and the hurricane Catarina. The meteorologist has a central role in the understanding and forecasting of these events.

In the early stages, UFSC Meteorology students take general courses that give the basis for the understanding of complex atmospheric processes: Physics, Calculus and Computer Science. In the later stages, thermodynamic knowledge is applied to the study of precipitation and cloud formation and development; the physics of radiation is applied for the understanding of the atmosphere thermal structure and the establishment of methods for the observation and measurement of atmospheric phenomena; and the principles of fluid dynamics are learned to understand the movements of weather systems which determine weather and climate on all scales. All these processes are diagnosed through an extensive use of computational techniques.

Meteorologists are required in a number of activity sectors that use information on weather and climate. These include civil defense, agriculture, civil and military aviation and navigation, energy and water resources management sector, environmental impact studies and pollution control, market and economic planning, insurance sector, and support to the organization of sport, tourism and entertainment events.

Courses are held during the day.

Program Length:
8 semesters (4 years)
Phone:
+55 48 3721-2306
Website: meteorologia.grad.ufsc.br

Medicine

04/05/2016 12:11

In consonance with the National Curriculum Guidelines, UFSC Medicine Program has developed an educational project which was constructed collectively, focused on a student-centered learning, in which the role of the professor is one of a facilitator and mediator in the teaching and learning process. Its goal is to provide a full and appropriate education through the articulation of teaching, research, outreach and care.

Integrated activities enable the student to build a global theoretical-practical framework that is more significant and closer to the challenges they will face in the dynamic reality of the professional practice.

The integrated curriculum covers the first four years of studies, with an early introduction of the student into the Brazilian Unified Health System (SUS) and the surgical clinical practice. The next two years are dedicated to the medical internship, which includes practical activities and in-service training in the fields of internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, gynecology and obstetrics, and family health/collective health.

The learning settings are the University Hospital, the primary health care network of the Florianópolis Municipal Health Department, four state hospitals (Joana de Gusmão Infant Hospital, Carmela Dutra Maternity, Celso Ramos Hospital and Nereu Ramos Hospital), and laboratories from primary health departments and clinics.

The modules comprise cognitive, attitudinal and procedural knowledge and form the basis of a medical education focused on the health needs of the population and of the Unified Health System, aimed at health care comprehensiveness. The complementary activities also allow for the construction of a “nuclear curriculum”, in such a way that the student can engage in specific areas of knowledge, according to personal preferences and aptitudes.

 

Program Length:
12 semesters (6 years)
Faculty members:
113
Phone:
+55 48 3721 9499
Website: www.medicina.ufsc.br

Mechatronics Engineering – Joinville Campus

04/05/2016 12:10

The Bachelor’s in Mechatronics Engineering provides students with a systemic view of engineering, developed through a scaled and diversified curriculum and aimed at the design of embedded systems. More specifically, the professional will be able to design and develop embedded systems based on microcontrollers, including the assembly and maintenance of hardware structures and the development of the dedicated software.

Mechatronics Engineering graduates find large demand and acceptance in the job market due to their multidisciplinary qualification. With the emphasis on embedded systems and the solid scientific and technological preparation in terms of mechanical, electromechanical and electronics processes, graduates will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired to the development of systems projects for vehicles and for domestic, electronic and medical equipment. Another possibility is to work in interdisciplinary engineering fields, such as mechanical, electrical, production, metallurgical, materials, transportation and logistics, and infrastructure engineering.

Learn more about the Mechatronics Program by watching this video (in Portuguese):

Program Length:
10 semesters (5 years)
Faculty members:
72
Phone:
+55 (47) 3204-7400 | +55 (48) 3721-7310
Website: mecatronica.paginas.ufsc.br

Mechanical Production Engineering

04/05/2016 12:09

UFSC offers three distinct Production Engineering programs, with focus on Civil Production, Mechanical Production or Electrical Production. They prepare professionals not only to acquire the technical skills and competences necessary for a career in the chosen area (civil, mechanical or electrical), but also to perform management and leadership functions at all levels of organization.

The program includes basic courses in the corresponding area of engineering, as well as specific courses on Production Engineering, such as Production Management (organization of production, production planning and control, just in time production, flexible systems, logistics), Product Engineering (new products, ergonomics, value analysis), Productivity and Quality Management (total quality, project quality, functional analysis, performance analysis), Management of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Economic Engineering (analysis of industrial projects, strategic planning, evaluation engineering, technological innovation) and Project Management. Within this context, the production engineer is equipped with a systemic view of companies and projects and is therefore qualified to make decisions.

In Brazil, the production engineer is concerned with the new standards of quality and productivity and works in a wide range of activities in industries, infra-structure, civil construction, agriculture, business and government agencies. The professional in this area is instrumental in the development of new production systems in all fields of economic and business activity.

Graduates from this program will be awarded the degree of Mechanical Engineer, with a qualification in Mechanical Production Engineering.

Program Length:
10 semesters (5 years)
Faculty members:
34
Phone:
+55 48 3721 7004
Website: www.eps.ufsc.br

Mechanical Engineering

03/05/2016 18:23

The main challenge of the mechanical engineer is to analyze, design and solve problems in the traditional areas of Mechanical Engineering, such as manufacturing, automation and robotic processes, thermal systems and mechanical systems. Mechanical engineers also work in an interdisciplinary way in other areas of engineering: aerospace, automotive, naval, ocean, chemical, environmental, metallurgical, petroleum, materials, among others. Their activities include the design of machinery for the transformation of raw materials into finished products, the development of other machines, the solution to mass and energy transport problems, the scientific research and teaching.

To qualify students for this career, the Mechanical Engineer program starts with core courses in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Drawing and Computer Science. Then,  the student goes on to take specific courses, such as Thermodynamics, Solid Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Mechanical Construction Materials, Machine Elements, Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems, Aerodynamics, Heat Exchangers, Manufacturing Processes, Welding, Vibration and Acoustics, Robotics, Automation and Control, Vehicles, Pumps, Internal Combustion Engines, Product Design, among others. The majority of these subjects are taught in mandatory courses and others, focused on more specific issues, are offered as electives.

The program also provides students with the ability to use computers in their engineering studies and projects. Another possible emphasis is the field of production management. In the final year, the student does an internship in a company, in Brazil or abroad, or even in the university’s laboratories. Overall, UFSC Mechanical Engineer graduates do not face difficulties to enter the job market.

The volume and quality of the Department of Mechanical Engineering research groups’ activities have increased considerably in the past years, with the improvement in the qualification of both faculty and technical administrative staff, the acquisition of new equipment and the opening of new areas of research. Today, more than half of the Mechanical Engineering students are engaged in activities in these or in other research groups at the School of Technology, awarded with Scientific or Technology Initiation scholarships.

The current curriculum was established in 2006 and, since then, it has been receiving constant updates so as to better qualify graduates for the current job market.

 

Program Length:
10 semesters (5 years)
Faculty members:
86
Phone:
+55 48 3721 9267
Website: www.emc.ufsc.br/gradmecanica

Mathematics

03/05/2016 18:22

The UFSC Mathematics program aims to develop professionals who are able to reflect on mathematical concepts, develop new theories and demonstrate results to advance scientific knowledge.

It prepares students to:

1) pursue graduate studies with a view to developing research and teaching activities in Mathematics (pure or applied);

2) pursue graduate studies in other related areas;

3) enter the job market, working in areas that benefit from a solid knowledge of mathematics.

This is a full-time program.

Program Length:
8 semesters (4 years)
Faculty members:
71
Phone:
+55 48 3721 9652
Website: www.mtm.ufsc.br

Mathematics (Education) – Blumenau Campus

03/05/2016 18:21

Created in 2014 on the Blumenau Campus, the Mathematics Program with an emphasis on education aims to prepare students for a career in teaching in both primary and secondary school. It also provides them with the necessary knowledge of the fields of research in Mathematics for furthering their studies at the graduate level.

The Program has a qualified faculty team, with members holding doctoral degrees in the areas of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Mathematics Education, and Education.

Profile of the graduate

Graduates in Mathematics (Blumenau Campus) shall have a vision of their social role as educators and the capacity to insert themselves in different realities with the necessary sensitivity to interpret students’ needs.

In addition, they should also be aware of the contribution Mathematics can offer as a tool for the full exercise of citizenship and also of their role in overcoming problems found in the teaching and learning process.

Courses are held in the morning and in the evening.

Learn more about the Mathematics Program (Blumenau Campus) by watching this video (in Portuguese):

Program Length: 9 semesters (4 and a half years)
 Number of places: 100 (50 per semester)
Phone: +55 (47) 3232-5139 / (48) 3721-3339
Website: matematica.blumenau.ufsc.br

 

 

Mathematics (Education)

03/05/2016 18:21

The UFSC Mathematics Program with an emphasis on Mathematics Education prepares students for a career in teaching in both primary and secondary school. Graduates should become teachers conscious of their role as educators and committed to the dissemination of mathematical knowledge as a tool for the full exercise of citizenship.

The Program’s curriculum has a threefold basis: mathematical knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and the theory-practice relationship. It provides students with:

  • A solid mathematical background;
  • A solid teaching/pedagogical training, regarding the formulation and interpretation of mathematical situations and their relations with other areas of knowledge;
  • Competence to work in basic education, with the understanding of the teaching practice as a dynamic process and as an agent of social transformation.

For degree completion, a supervised teaching practicum is mandatory. This practicum allows students to experience their future career challenges.

Program Length:
8 semesters (4 years)
Faculty members:
71
Phone:
+55 48 3721 9652
Website: www.mtm.ufsc.br