Information Systems

03/05/2016 17:58

With the ever increasing level of computerization in contemporary society, companies, industries and organizations are demanding professionals that not only master the existing resources, but that are able to create new options for information processing. UFSC Information Systems Program prepares professionals who meet this profile, with full competence to design, develop and operate computerized systems.

Graduates can work in any type of organizations as system designers and developers, information technology consultants, or as managers of Networks, Databases and Information Centers.

The curriculum offers basic training in programming and data structure, in addition to general training in the areas of computer architecture, discrete mathematics and logic, systems theory and business organization and management.

The main current technologies are also covered in the program, with emphasis on Software Engineering, Database, Computer Networks and Distributed Systems. The curriculum encourages entrepreneurship and offers internship opportunities. The intensive use of laboratories also allows students to put into practice the knowledge acquired.

Courses are held in the evening.

Program Length:
9 semesters (4 and a half years)
Faculty members:
61
Phone:
+55 48 3721 9424
Website: sin.inf.ufsc.br

Information Science

03/05/2016 17:55

1. PROGRAM OBJECTIVE

The Information Science Program aims to train entrepreneurial professionals to identify, develop and implement innovative, integrated and collaborative solutions, human and non-human, in various technical formats, in order to solve real information problems.

2. AREAS OF STUDY

  • Foundations of Information Science
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Project Management
  • Linked Data
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Information Marketing
  • Innovation Management
  • Social Media
  • Web Scenarios
  • Strategic Information Management

3. PROFILE OF THE GRADUATE

Information Science graduates should have an entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to lead and manage multidisciplinary teams in the identification, development and implementation of integrated and collaborative solutions, human and non-human, in various technical formats, in order to solve real information problems

4. FIELDS OF WORK / CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Technology-based organizations
  • Startups
  • Technology parks
  • Software, hardware and technology and information services companies
  • Business incubators
  • Innovation centers
  • Technological information centers
  • Data analysis
  • Information analysis

5. OTHER INFORMATION

  • Program focused on entrepreneurship and innovation;
  • Internship Component and Final Paper (TCC) combined for the development of information products;
  • Common core courses in Information Science: 4 semesters. Specific courses: 2 semester;
  • Full-time program (day and evening).

 

Program Length: 6 semesters (3 years)
Faculty Members:
15
Phone:
+55 48 3721 9389
Website: cinfo.paginas.ufsc.br

History

03/05/2016 17:53

The historian is the only scholar concerned with society that deals systematically with time. S/he understands and critically analyzes all the social, political, economic and cultural transformations from the perspective of time. History students and professionals must have an investigative spirit and a taste for reading.

UFSC History Program enables students to combine classical methods and theories with new practices for knowledge production and social criticism. For this, it offers a set of theoretical-methodological courses and promotes the discussion on these issues throughout the whole program.

Students also have access to a number of laboratories, where they can engage in research and outreach projects, do internships, and earn a scholarship from the Scientific Initiation Program or the Tutorial Education Program (PET-História). These include laboratories on: Indigenous History; Image and Sound Research; History, Health and Society; Immigration, Migration and Environmental History; Gender Studies and History; Social History of Work and Culture; Oral History; History and Art; Archaeology; Religiosity and Culture; and Memory, Collections and Heritage – where students deal with the preservation of documents.

Even though the program starts with courses in Ancient History, following a didactic chronological line towards Medieval History, Modern History and Contemporary History, since the early stages, students also turn their eyes to the relation with the present. Courses in the history of Brazil, the state of Santa Catarina, America and Africa are also included, as well as pedagogical courses, which are important for teacher training.

History students at UFSC can graduate with a teaching license, which expands their career opportunities in the job market. They can work as university professors or primary and secondary school teachers, conduct research in public and private institutions, give historical advice for film productions and other projects, as well as work in cultural tourism or in any project related to memory and heritage.

Program Length:
Day Program: 8 semesters (4 years)
Evening Program: 9 semesters (4 and a half years)
Faculty members:
25
Phone:
+55 48 3721 9249
Website: historia.grad.ufsc.br

German Language and Literature

03/05/2016 17:52

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:
7
Phone:
+55 48 3721 9489
Website: www.lle.cce.ufsc.br

Geology

03/05/2016 17:51

Geology is the branch of the Natural Sciences that studies the composition, age, structure and evolution of the Earth, applying the laws and principles of Chemistry, Physics and Biology. Geology allows the understanding of the dynamics and relations of the geosystems that make up our planet: hydrosphere, lithosphere, biosphere, atmosphere and geodynamo. It is subdivided in Theoretical Geology (Physics and History) and Applied Geology (Economics, Environment and Engineering). This strategic science has broad applications in the study of mineral resources, petroleum and natural gas geology, and natural disasters (geological-geotechnical risks), and also relates to Engineering, Archeology, Medicine, Criminal Investigation, Land Planning, among other fields of knowledge.

The law regulating the geology profession in Brazil is Law no. 4,076/1962. According to the Resolution no. 1,010, of 22 August 2005, of the Federal Council of Engineering and Agriculture (CONFEA), geologists work in the following fields: Topography, Geodesy and Cartography; Earth and Environmental Sciences; Geology Systems and Methods; Engineering Geology; Economic Geology; Hydrogeology; Petroleum and Natural Gas Geology; and Mining.

Geologists are also able to apply their knowledge in many other fields. The last decades have witnessed a growing demand for Geology professionals, especially due to a significant increase in the social pressure for the exploration of new frontiers of natural resources and the responsible use of these resources for the sustainable development of the planet. Recent societal demands have brought new challenges for the profession, requiring a multidisciplinary training that includes, on one hand, technical knowledge in physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology and computer science, and, on the other hand, a critical and integrated view of fields such as economics, planning, and even social structures.

Therefore, the job market is promising for Geology graduates, due to the demand for a professional who understands the geological processes in such a way as to propose consistent solutions for the society, in harmony with the environment. Possible employers include oil companies, artesian well drilling companies, civil and environmental engineering companies, mining companies, state-owned enterprises, city halls, and higher educational institutions, where they can work as professors or researchers.

The Geology Program’s educational project is guided by the National Curriculum Guidelines for Engineering Geology and Geology Programs (Resolution 01/CES/CNE/2015), qualifying graduates to work in the many branches of Geology and to make use of new technologies without disregarding the human-ethical-aesthetic-environmental dimensions as guiding elements for the decision on whether or not to use them.

Program Length: 10 semesters (5 years)
Phone:
+55 48 3721 4878
Website: geologia.ufsc.br

Geography

03/05/2016 17:50

UFSC Geography Program offers two types of bachelor’s degree: one with focus on teaching, that prepares students for a career in primary and secondary school teaching (licenciatura), and the other that prepares for recognition activities, surveys, geo-economic and physico-geographical studies, and other tasks in the general and specific fields of Geography (bacharelado). The program belongs to the Department of Geosciences at the School of Human Sciences and Philosophy. It is linked to five specific areas of this department: physical geography, human geography, cartography, geology and oceanography.

Throughout the program, besides the classroom courses, students engage in activities in various laboratories (http://www.portalcfh.ufsc.br/laboratorios/) and in the planetarium, as well as in field work and technical visits. Besides, they can improve their knowledge with a scholarship or working as a volunteer in research and outreach projects, becoming a student tutor in a curriculum course, doing an internship, pursuing part of their studies at another Federal Higher Education Institution through academic mobility, and going on an exchange program in one of UFSC’s partner institutions abroad.

The program organizes annually the SEMAGEO, the Geography Week, an outreach activity which allows students, professors and professionals to participate in lectures, debates and workshops for academic and professional advancement.

From the forth semester, students start taking specific courses according to the focus of their degree. When the focus is on teaching, by the end of the program, students do a supervised teaching practicum in a public school. Otherwise, students write a final paper or a report on a supervised internship in the field.

The Geography graduate needs to have the following skills: ability to read and interpret various documents (landscapes, photographs, aerial and satellite images, maps, graphs, charts, texts, etc.); analytical and synthetic thinking; scientific awareness; public spirit; taste and availability for field work; and a critical and analytical view for issues related to the production processes, the organization and planning of the social space and the social life (economic, political and cultural issues), the natural processes and their relation with the social environment (environmental issues).

The laws that regulate the profession in Brazil are Law no. 6664/79 and Law no. 7399/85.

Program Length:
8 semesters (4 years)
Faculty Members:
47
Phone:
+55 48 3721 9256
Website: geografia.ufsc.br

French Language and Literature

03/05/2016 17:50

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:
7
Phone:
+55 48 3721 9489
Website: www.lle.cce.ufsc.br

Forest Engineering – Curitibanos Campus

03/05/2016 17:40

The Forest Engineering Program prepares professionals with the necessary skills to: promote development through the correct management and use of Brazilian forests; encourage social development with impact on national resource dependent communities; and contribute to the maintenance of biodiversity and environmental balance through research and outreach activities. Strategically placed in a region of great economic and historical background on the use of forest resources in Brazil, the program allows students the opportunity of contact with different sectors of their professional activity.

Profile of the graduate

The Forest Engineer graduated from UFSC should be able to face the challenges of the contemporary world with a wide-ranging and solid academic-scientific formation that allows for the broadening of knowledge and competencies, a critical spirit, and an ethical, social and political understanding which contribute to the solution of ever more complex problems in Forest Engineering.

From the point of view of the professional practice, Forest Engineering graduates are protected in Brazil by Law no. 5,194 from 1966, which regulates the practice of Engineering, Architecture and Agriculture. The resolution no. 218 of the Federal Council of Engineering, Architecture and Agriculture (CONFEA) of 1973 establishes the professional responsibilities of the Forest Engineer.

Fields of work

The field of Forest Engineering is sought by people who find that working in an office or a laboratory is not enough and look for jobs that combine high technology and outdoor activities. Thus, there are five main fields of work for the forest engineer:

1) Geomatics: It comprises the surveying and mapping of natural and planted forest areas through geoprocessing techniques, geographic information systems and topography. This involves the study of permanent preservation areas (APPs), legal reserve and effective cultivation areas, for the elaboration of maps and forest planting projects, being a fundamental area that gives support to the other fields of work.

2) Silviculture: It comprises the implementation and maintenance of natural and planted forests, including the study of seeds, seedling production techniques, genetic improvement, soil preparation, establishment of plantings, protection against fire and biotic agents, agroforestry systems, among other activities.

3) Forest Management: It comprises the monitoring and management of natural and planted forests in order to obtain forest products. This involves measurement, inventories, silvicultural treatments (thinning and pruning), harvesting and transportation of timber, as well as other aspects of forest production and economy.

4) Nature Conservation: This is an important area of work, due to the multiple challenges created by the need of knowing the ecosystems better in order to conciliate development with biodiversity maintenance. The study of flora, climate and soils, fauna and watershed management, recovery of degraded areas, management of parks, natural areas and urban ecosystems are, among others, the fields of knowledge required to meet these challenges.

5) Forest Products Technology: This is the last stage of the forest-based production process, since it is linked to the transformation of raw material into the most various products, framed as “Timber Forest Products” (TFP – any product obtained from timber) or “Non-Timber Forest Products” (NTFP – any product obtained from forest or forest farming, other than timber). This context involves the development of industrial processes, studies on the adequacy of raw materials for industrial use, technological studies on pulp and paper production processes, wood panels (MDF, MDP, HDF, etc.), sawing, drying and preservation of wood, technological characterization of wood from anatomical, chemical, physical and mechanical properties, use of forest biomass for energy production, control and quality management in the wood industry, among others.

Courses are held during the day (full-time).

Program Length:
10 semesters (5 years)
Phone:
+55 48 3721-4170
E-mail: engenharia.florestal@contato.ufsc.br
Website: http://engenhariaflorestal.ufsc.br/

Food Science and Technology

03/05/2016 17:38

The Food Science and Technology Program is consolidated as an excellence program, having been graded 5 (maximum grade) by the Ministry of Education. The program is concerned with the Brazilian social, cultural and industrial reality and is highly oriented to the production of quality food and the development of innovative products to meet the needs of the consumers.

Safety, quality and sustainability are key concepts with which our faculty understands the food universe. The faculty members hold doctoral degrees in the main food-related fields: technology, microbiology, biochemistry and chemistry.

The Food Science and Technology Program was created to prepare professionals specialized in food in its scientific, technological, biochemical, sanitary, sensory and nutritional aspects, able to identify problems and apply solutions to the agri-food production chain. For this purpose, the program is structured around an innovative and multidisciplinary curriculum covering various areas of knowledge.

Students have privileged access to modern and specialized laboratories for their practical courses, as well as to a food processing pilot plant where they learn technologies to develop products derived from milk, meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, oils and cereals. The program is 9 semesters long (4 years and a half), being the last semester exclusively dedicated to a supervised internship.

The Food Science and Technology graduate will work in every dimension of food production, conservation and monitoring at all stages of distribution. They can be technically responsible for food industries and analysis laboratories; carry out research; work in health surveillance agencies; and conduct physicochemical, microbiological, toxicological and sensory quality control and process management. The program allows students to cultivate their entrepreneurial spirit, especially in the Agroindustrial Planning and Project course, in the 8th semester, where they develop innovative products and get engaged in all stages of product development, from formulation to packaging.

Learn more about the Food Science and Technology Program by watching this video (in Portuguese):

 

Program Length:
9 semesters (4 and a half years)
Faculty members:
21
Phone:
+55 48 3721 6290
Website: http://cta.ufsc.br

 

Food Engineering

03/05/2016 17:37

The Bachelor’s in Food Engineering prepares professionals who are able to solve problems affecting the food industry development, combining knowledge of science and engineering and aiming at a high quality standard in food production.

The food engineer works in the selection of raw materials, in industrial food processing and in the distribution of food to consumers. This engineer is also involved in the development and quality control of food products, in the design of industrial processes, in the administration and management of industries, and in the units responsible for the distribution and storage of such products. Additionally, they can follow a career in marketing, health surveillance and environmental pollution control (liquid effluents and air pollutants).

Food engineering graduates find work in a number of productive sectors: dairy, slaughterhouses, breweries, wineries, oils and fats industries, sugar and alcohol industries, bioengineering, renewable energy, among others.

The program includes core courses in the area of engineering: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Computer Science, as well as specific courses in Food Microbiology, Food Industry Processes, Design and Dimensioning of Equipment (distillation, extraction, heat treatment, drying, etc.), Food Biochemistry, Sensory Analysis, Food Storage and Packaging, among others.

At the end of the program, the student learns to design a whole food industry, writes a final paper on relevant issues for food engineering, and does an internship in a food sector company.

 

Program Length:
10 semesters (5 years)
Faculty members:
34
Phone:
+55 48 3721-9448
Website: eng.alimentos.grad.ufsc.br