Materials Engineering – Blumenau Campus

03/05/2016 18:20

The Materials Engineering Program (Blumenau Campus) aims to qualify engineers based on: 1) theoretical training, 2) practical training, 3) formation of attitudes, 4) employability, 5) students’ level of satisfaction, and 6) cost effectiveness, through a cooperative model grounded on the experiences of the Materials Engineering Program from the Department of Mechanical Engineering (Florianópolis Campus), and also of the University of Waterloo and the Universidade de São Paulo. Evidence has shown that engineering programs which adopt this cooperative model produce excellent results. They are entirely in accordance with the need of interaction between universities and the community, not only in terms of providing technical training, but also in terms of contributing to the regional development and fostering social interaction. Innovative actions and the development of projects in a socio-technical perspective, with the involvement of the local community, will allow for the training of qualified professionals committed to the socio-economic development of the region.

The following skills are desired for Materials Engineering graduates and students:

  • know the fundamental principles of Materials Engineering so as to be able to observe, interpret and analyze data and information, as well as to identify problems and propose solutions according to the knowledge acquired during the program;
  • apply engineering knowledge and other related knowledge for the specification, dimensioning and functional design of production systems in the areas of metal-mechanics, polymers, ceramics, composite materials ceramic, among others;
  • engage in complementary activities, as provided in the curriculum, such as: Scientific Initiation projects, multidisciplinary projects, socio-technical co-construction projects, technical visits, team work, development of prototypes, student tutoring, participation in Junior Enterprises, and other activities of socio-technical nature;
  • be able to interpret, argue, communicate, write reports, and elaborate projects in accordance with the appropriate rules and technical standards;
  • be able to work dialogically in the formulation and resolution of socio-technical problems involving different agents and social interests;
  • have a worldview that emphasizes the social value of an activity, the environmental and social sustainability and the quality of life;
  • have multidisciplinary knowledge and the ability to develop teamwork and responsible work in different contexts;
  • make use of scientific and technological articles, both national and international, from refereed journals in the development of their professional activities.

The Program aims to prepare engineers to work in the transformation industry, in research, in advisory services, in activities directed to the regional development and the socio-technical innovation, and in public institutions. Graduates can find career opportunities in the following fields of work:

  • transformation processes in industries, commerce, cooperatives, service sectors, among others;
  • modernization, optimization and maintenance of production units;
  • design and integration of production and transformation systems in engineering companies;
  • design and installation of transformation units;
  • scientific and technological research;
  • development of new processes and products;
  • technology companies;
  • cooperatives and social organizations;
  • social technologies;
  • public and education institutions;
  • reusing, recycling and environmental preservation;
  • creation, management and development of their own business.

Materials Engineers graduated from UFSC (Blumenau Campus) should be able to assimilate and develop new technologies, and to identify and solve problems with a critical and creative stance, taking into account the social, political, economic, environmental and cultural aspects involved, in order to meet the demands of society through an ethical and humanist view.

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

Program Length:
10 semesters (5 years)
+55 (47) 3232-5101

Materials Engineering

03/05/2016 18:18

The UFSC Materials Engineering Program was established in 1998 and has graduated more than 600 Materials Engineers until today.

The first group of students graduated in February 2004, with the recognition of the Ministry of Education and the Regional Council of Engineering, Architecture and Agriculture of the state of Santa Catarina (Crea-SC), in partnership with national companies from the state of Santa Catarina and the cities of Caxias do Sul (RS), Curitiba (PR), Jundiaí (SP) and international companies and institutes from countries such as Germany, France and Portugal.

Innovative since its beginning, the program has invested on differentiated solutions for the teaching and learning process, such as the cooperative curriculum – in which students alternate periods of study in the University with periods of training in companies where they carry out supervised internships.

The Materials Engineer graduated from UFSC will be qualified to research, develop and produce functional materials. This means that they will have the ability to develop parts or components for specific applications which will represent solutions for: manufacturing cost reduction and productivity improvement; component life enhancement; and development of new materials, techniques and innovative manufacturing processes with less environmental impact.

Throughout the degree, students engage in two compulsory internships and they can also engage in one optional internship, of 18 weeks each. The companies offer positions in the three major areas of Materials Engineering (ceramics, metals and polymers) and the student may opt to do internship in the areas of marketing and business management too. All internships are remunerated.

This practice, however, does not affect the length of the five-year program. At UFSC, Materials Engineering students spend the first five semesters in the university and in the sixth semester they take the first compulsory internship. Then, they return to UFSC for another semester of studies and in the next one they move to the second internship. Finally, in the last semester – which is made up of elective courses –, they can take a third internship in an industrial setting. This early contact with the job market provides students with the equivalent of one and a half year of professional training and experience. In addition to learning the tasks they will perform in their future career, the students gain knowledge on work relationships, discipline, hierarchy and on how to behave in the professional world.


Program Length:
10 semesters (5 years)
Faculty members:
+55 48 3721 7621

Library Science

03/05/2016 18:17

The Library Science Program trains professionals to locate, store, retrieve and organize information in any medium: from books and paper documents to those stored in electronic databases or available on the Internet.

Diversity and versatility are characteristics of the Library Science graduate, who is also able to create tools of access to information and perform library marketing and advertising activities. Thus, s/he can work in any institution, such as companies, organizations, law firms, trade unions, museums, newspapers, and federal, state or municipal government agencies containing libraries or documentation centers.

In the computer lab, students can develop research techniques especially focused on the internet, which is gaining increasing relevance, as it creates new job positions. Other traditional areas of study are also included in the program.

The curriculum is comprised of around 50 courses, grouped into three areas: General Foundations, including courses taught in other programs; Instrumentals, which covers subjects in the fields of languages, logic and research methods and techniques; and Professional Training, which provides students with the theoretical foundations of library science.

A mandatory internship of 270 hours must be done in the last semester, in any institution that has a document archive and receives the approval of the Department of Information Science’s Internship Office. For degree completion, the student must write a report about the supervised internship experience, plus a final paper (TCC).

Throughout the program, students can engage in a number of outreach activities developed in two support libraries: the Education Library ( and the Virtual Library in the fields of Library Science and Information Science ( They can also have access to the Document Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the Information Handling Laboratory. This latter is used for the study and thematic analysis of texts and books, and it is an opportunity for learning about different fields of knowledge.

Program Length:
8 semesters (4 years)
Faculty members:
+55 48 3721 9389


03/05/2016 18:16

UFSC Law Program is derived from the Faculty of Law of Santa Catarina and it was the first Law degree to be offered in the state, established in Florianópolis in 1932. It became part of UFSC in 1960.

The program aims to prepare professionals for the legal practice, while equipping them with technical knowledge, a critical view and social and political consciousness. The program’s curriculum includes a strong humanist base, which combines the need for a dogmatic and practical training and an education concerned with the development of a truly conscious and participatory citizenship.

For degree completion, in addition to achieving the number of credits required for mandatory courses and completing a final paper (TCC), students must obtain 324 class hours of elective courses, 360 hours of internship experience and 360 hours of complementary activities (including research and outreach activities, extracurricular courses and internships, and student representation).

In addition to the degree requirements, Law students can develop research activities in the Tutorial Education Program (PET) or take part in research carried out by faculty members of the Department of Law. They benefit from the fact that many of the program’s faculty members are internationally recognized authorities in several fields of Law.

Supervised internship is developed in the Office for Legal Assistance (EMAJ), linked to the Legal Practice Center (NJP), which offers legal assistance to the disadvantaged community. Due to an agreement between UFSC and the Court of Justice of the State of Santa Catarina, since 1993, students can profit from a forum located inside the university. Initially, the forum served the activities of the EMAJ only, but today the Regional Forum of the North of the Island is a pioneer in providing decentralized legal services (Special Courts). It comprises four courts, an auditorium for 200 peoples, and a structure to perform real juries.

The program also has modern and well-equipped facilities, with large classrooms, an exclusive branch library and a computer lab.

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


Program Length:
10 semesters (5 years)
Faculty members:
+55 48 3721 9382


03/05/2016 18:14

UFSC Journalism Program prepares students for a career as reporters, photographers, editorial designers, writers or editors in newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, internet, news agencies and press offices, either employed, as a freelancer or as an entrepreneur. Since the early stages, the student is in contact with the practice of journalism through technical courses held in the laboratories of Radio Journalism, TV Journalism,  Photojournalism, Writing, Online Journalism and Infographics.

For four consecutive years (1999-2002), the program obtained grade A, the highest score in the country, in the Provão, a national exam that used to be carried out by the Ministry of Education to assess undergraduate programs. Due to its growing concern with the specificities of journalism teaching and practice, the program abandoned its former name, “Bachelor’s in Social Communication – Journalism qualification”, thus making it simpler and more suitable to the degree offered.

The curriculum offers a number of theoretical courses which ground the professional practice. This includes: Journalism Ethics; Aesthetics and Mass Culture; Theory and Research Methodology in Communication; Corporate Communication; Media Relations; Communication Policies; Theories of Communication and of Journalism; among others. The program has partnerships with private companies, like the regional TV network RBS-SC, and corporate entities, such as the National Federation of Journalists (FENAJ). These partnerships allow students to establish contact with professional journalists and expand their training. The program also has an internship agreement with the Globo TV network, located in Rio de Janeiro.

As a way of experiencing the practice even further, UFSC Journalism students can engage in outreach projects and earn scholarships in the various fields of journalism. In radio journalism, the student can participate in an online radio station, Rádio Ponto UFSC. In the internet, students also produce articles for the website Cotidiano, which brings news about UFSC and the Brazilian higher education. The lab newspaper Zero is another possibility for journalism practice offered by the program at UFSC.

The program’s facilities also include professional TV and radio studios, photography, infographics, computer and writing laboratories, and the New Media Laboratory, where websites are produced and experiences with new technology resources for communication are tried out.

Program Length:
8 semesters (4 years)
Faculty members:
+55 48 3721 9490

Italian Language and Literature

03/05/2016 18:13

UFSC offers seven different programs in the field of languages and literature. Students looking to pursue studies in this field must choose among the following programs: English Language and Literature (afternoon classes), French Language and Literature (morning classes), German Language and Literature (afternoon classes), Italian Language and Literature (morning classes), Portuguese Language and Literature (day and evening classes), Spanish Language and Literature (morning classes). The programs will focus on the language, literature and culture of the countries where the chosen language is spoken. In the fifth semester, students choose whether their degree will focus on teaching (licenciatura) or research (bacharelado). In the first option, students must complete a teaching practicum in public or private schools. In the second option, courses are focused on research and prepare students for the writing of a final research paper. The Department of Foreign Language and Literature also offers an undergraduate degree program in Executive Secretariat (evening classes).

Language and Literature graduates can work in primary and secondary education, as well as teaching in language schools and in preparation courses for university entrance examinations. Other career opportunities include interpretation in meetings and conferences, technical and literary translation, text revision and proofreading, and academic research in Literature and Linguistics.

Program Length:
8 semesters (4 years)
Faculty members:
+55 48 3721 9489


International Relations

03/05/2016 18:12

Recent transformations in the international setting have brought important challenges for higher education institutions. Since the end of the Cold War, a series of events have marked the practice of international relations. These events are linked to the increase in trade and capital flows, the growing competition for non-renewable material resources and the large-scale geopolitical changes, such as the creation of new national states, the integration processes and the territorial conflicts. In order to face these phenomena, both governments and civil society organizations are demanding a professional with specific academic training in the field of international relations. This training takes an interdisciplinary approach, bearing in mind the nature of the phenomena involved.

The International Relations Program aims to promote technical competence in the various fields of international relations, with focus on the aspects of international economic relations. This emphasis is motivated by the increasing insertion of Brazil into the global economy and by the specific characteristics of the state of Santa Catarina, which has a significant group of exporting companies, a transport logistics geared to foreign trade and a privileged location inside Brazil’s major process of regional integration, namely Mercosur.

International Relations graduates can work in government agencies, public or private companies, and international organizations. Theirentry into in the job market is associated primarily to the demands concerning the international economic relations.


Program Length:
8 semesters (4 years)
+55 48 3721 9458

Science and Technology – Joinville Campus

03/05/2016 18:11

The Bachelor’s in Science and Technology* prepares professionals with a solid foundation in the exact sciences, enabling them to work in a wide range of fields. With knowledge of the current technologies and the ability of analyzing and solving complex problems, the student acquires the necessary skills for using and applying mathematical and computational tools which can then be employed in the business, financial or industrial sector. After degree completion, the graduate in Science and Technology can apply for admission to a graduate program or return to an undergraduate program to further their studies in engineering or other area of their interest.

* The resolution no. 28/2015/CGRAD, of 17 December 2015, changed the name of the program from Mobility (Interdisciplinary Degree) to Science and Technology.

Program Length:
6 semesters (3 years)
Faculty members:
+55 47 3204-7400 | +55 48 3721-7310

Civil Infrastructure Engineering – Joinville Campus

03/05/2016 18:02

Civil Infrastructure Engineering graduates are able to elaborate projects and execute civil engineering works related to the development of infrastructure in different domains (civil construction, structures, paving, geotechnics, sanitation, among others), always attentive to sustainability and social wellbeing.

The Program’s curriculum and the methodology used in the specific courses provide a distinctive qualification for students to develop large infrastructure works, such as roads, dams, tunnels, bridges, waterways, ports, airports, sanitation and railways.

Laboratory classes, competition teams, outreach projects and technical visits, added to a strategically-located campus, allow students to experience real market situations, which they will encounter in their future career.

The Program seeks to keep a constant and permanently updated contact with technology and executive methods, and uses innovative approaches to combine traditional knowledge with new technologies.

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

Program Length:
10 semesters (5 years)
Faculty members:
+55 (47) 3204-7400 | +55 (48) 3721-7310

Information and Communication Technologies – Araranguá Campus

03/05/2016 18:00

The Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Program focuses on computer applications, preparing professionals with the necessary skills to use, design and develop ICT solutions in economic, social and cultural environments. These technologies involve: computer programming, information systems, software engineering, database applications, internet applications, business creation and management, as well as technological applications for education and communication. It is a short interdisciplinary bachelor’s program, consisting of 6 semesters, with classes from Monday to Saturday.

The program aims to:

  1. provide the theoretical and practical grounding that will enable graduates to use effectively the current digital resources, as well as to keep up with the emergence and development of new digital technologies;
  2. provide the theoretical and practical grounding that will enable graduates to propose models for processes and problem solutions in economic, social and cultural environments with the use of digital resources;
  3. train graduates for the planning, implementation and management of Information Technologies (IT) infrastructure for companies and organizations;
  4. stimulate creativity and entrepreneurship, while equipping students with critical, ethical and social thinking;
  5. promote the integration of the university with society taking into account the regional socio-economic needs for the training of qualified professionals.



Program length: 2.880 class hours (50min) = 2400 h.

Time limit for degree completion: Minimum: 3 years / Maximum: 5 years

Address: Campus Jardim das Avenidas, Rod. Governador Jorge Lacerda, 3201 – Jardim das Avenidas – Araranguá – SC CEP 88.906-072

Courses are held in the evening.

Program Length:
6 semesters (3 years)
+55 48 3721.6448 / 3721-4680