UFSC Computer Science Program has nearly 30 years of existence. Its curriculum is constantly evaluated to prepare specialized and up-to-date professionals of different profiles. Computer Science graduates can either develop projects in research centers and universities or work with the design and development of software in areas related to other sciences, such as Telecommunication and Bioinformatics.
Students can opt for a traditional professional profile or for a more specific one, defined in the second stage of the program. The traditional profile focuses on innovation, modernization, and the development of new technologies. Studies in this profile provide a solid foundation in the fundamental concepts of computer science.
If a more specific profile is chosen, besides the solid theoretical base, studies will focus on the design and development of systems through the application of new computer technologies.
Therefore, the program curriculum is divided into two stages. The first stage is composed of required core courses in theory and programming. The second stage consists of required and elective courses in the field of technology, and includes an internship component and the writing of a final paper.
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 Civil Engineer, with a qualification in Civil Production Engineering.
Classes are taught during the day, with some courses eventually held in the evening.
The Civil Engineering Program enables students to provide technical, advisory and planning services in Civil Construction, Structures, Geodetic Sciences, Geotechnics and Transportation. The Civil Engineer works in a wide range of activities, from the development of projects to the construction of buildings, roads, dams, bridges, airports, urban infrastructure, slope stability, hydraulic engineering and sanitation. The program offers students practical laboratory classes and opportunities for the development of projects, besides scholarships offered through the Tutorial Education Program (PET) and the provision of technical services for the community through the Pilot Office of Civil Engineering.
The Department of Civil Engineering has eleven well-equipped laboratories for specific studies, besides access to Physics and Chemistry laboratories belonging to other departments. These include: the Geotechnical Mapping Laboratory, where soil samples are analyzed to identify their properties and verify the site’s feasibility for construction projects; the Structural Analysis Laboratory; and the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoprocessing Laboratory.
In the first two years, students take foundation courses in Engineering, such as Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science and Technical Drawing. After this period, they take specialized courses in Structural Calculation (for steel, concrete and wood), Geotechnics (including Soil Mechanics and Pavement), Transportation (Geometric Design and Implementation of Roads), and Geodetic Science (Topography and Photogrammetry).
Students also select elective courses throughout the program and in the last semester they do a professional training, usually in a company that has partnership with UFSC. In the last year, students must write a final paper in an area of their choice, under a professor’s supervision.
UFSC Film Studies Program was created in 2005 – the first in the field of Arts to be offered at UFSC. It aims to prepare professionals qualified to carry out various activities in the audiovisual field and related areas, as well as to contribute to the students’ insertion in academic research. The program offers a broad training that allows students to choose their own academic paths among a wide and diverse set of elective courses. It also provides contact with a number of technical specialties, introducing the student to the handling of equipment and software and to group practices. Covering a diverse set of knowledge involved in the audiovisual production chain, the program stimulates the creative process and the contact with contemporary forms of artistic expression, besides offering a solid background in film theories and critical reflection.
The areas of work in the field of film studies are very broad, and include film production, distribution and exhibition, criticism, implementation of cultural policies, development of audiovisual projects, and film pedagogy. Therefore, the practical activities developed in the program contribute effectively for the graduates’ entry into the job market. They can work in audiovisual production companies, TV networks, communication and marketing departments of companies, government agencies, advertisement films, and distribution and exhibition chains.
Computer Engineering studies are strongly based on Computer Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Mathematics, Electrics and Digital Electronics. Great technological advances have as their main element the computer, which is composed of hardware (devices) and software (programs). However, the perception that a high technology product has an embedded computer is not always evident. The area of knowledge that studies this integration between product and embedded technology is called Embedded Computer Systems. As we increasingly interact with a variety of intelligent products and objects on a daily basis, a futuristic scenario, not necessarily derived from science fiction, is one where every object of human interaction has an embedded computer. Thus, the challenge of building this scenario is mainly the responsibility of Computer Engineers, who have the ability to create, analyze, design and implement large-scale construction processes, employing innovations originated by the intersection between the sciences and technologies available to them.
Learn more about the Computer Engineering Program by watching this video (in Portuguese):
Program length: 5094 class hours (50min) = 4245 h.
Time limit for degree completion: Minimum: 5 years / Maximum: 9 years
The Blumenau Campus’ Chemistry Program with an emphasis on Chemistry Education (licenciatura) aims to prepare professionals with scientific and pedagogical knowledge of Chemistry, its related areas and Education. It provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills for the teaching practice in different educational institutions and environments, and also for other professional practices in the area of Chemistry, according to the legal provisions.
Profile of the graduate
The graduate in Chemistry (Education) is qualified according to the different theoretical perspectives that support the understanding of the teaching and learning process, showing adequate mastery of the content and its contextualized integration for the construction of different knowledge. In addition, they understand the organizational system and the historical, technological and pedagogical conceptions shaping the educational reality.
The graduate can teach in primary and secondary school and/or work as a chemist, according to the current legislation. The degree also allows working with research in the subareas of Chemistry (Physical Chemistry, Analytic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry), Chemistry Teaching and Education.
UFSC Department of Chemistry offers three different degrees in Chemistry: one with focus on teaching (licenciatura), one with focus on research (bacharelado) and the other with emphasis on technological chemistry (bacharelado). All degrees share common core courses in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.
The teaching degree (licenciatura) prepares professionals for the teaching of chemistry in secondary school. Among the subjects are: School Organization, Chemistry Education, Tools and Strategies for Teaching Chemistry, Experimental Chemistry Class Environments, Teaching Methodology, Educational Psychology, Brazilian Sign Language and Didactics. The program offers in-depth studies on fundamental aspects of all areas of chemistry, providing students with knowledge of basic laboratory techniques. Graduates present a strong knowledge of Chemistry subjects and adequate pedagogical skills to work as secondary school teachers.
The degree with focus on research (bacharelado) aims to prepare professionals for the development of research in industries or academic institutions. The program offers strong theoretical and practical foundations which enable graduates to become researchers and to pursue graduate studies in Chemistry. The continued studies in graduate school, especially in doctoral programs, allows graduates to teach in universities or in research centers. The program also provides students with knowledge of the techniques currently used in chemical laboratories.
The degree with emphasis on technological chemistry (bacharelado) aims to qualify professionals mainly for industrial activity. The graduate is qualified for a career in the development of chemical products and processes, especially in Fine Chemistry, a field dedicated to the development of more elaborate products, such as catalysts, dyes, food additives and pharmaceuticals. The program includes courses in Chemical Industries, Fermentation Technology, Fine and Applied Chemistry, and Industrial Economics and Organization. The graduate can work in the production and previous or complementary treatments of chemicals and waste. They may also work in the operation, maintenance, direction and execution of chemical industry operations, processes and processing.
The chemical engineer can work in chemical and petrochemical industry processes and in the development of projects for production units, in addition to working in the areas of materials, food, computer science, environment, among others. In the environmental field, the chemical engineer is responsible for studying the environment pollution degree through chemical analysis of water and gas emissions control.
Aimed at qualifying graduates for these roles, UFSC Chemical Engineering Program created a broad ranging curriculum that is centered on the profession’s principles. In the first semester, core courses in Physics, Chemistry, Calculus, Mathematics and Introduction to Chemical Engineering are taught. Then, more specific courses are offered: Thermodynamics, Transport Phenomena, Reactor Calculation, Biochemical Engineering, Process Analysis and Simulation, Environmental Engineering, Chemical Industries, among others.
In the last semester, the student gets to learn the day-to-day practice of the profession through an internship in a company. In general, UFSC graduates are well positioned in the job market: about half of our students are immediately hired after completing their studies.
The Brazilian Sign Language (Libras) Program focuses on the language, literature and culture of deaf communities in Brazil and in other countries. In order to enter the program, the candidate must choose between a bachelor’s degree with focus on teaching, leading to a teaching license (licenciatura), or a bachelor’s degree to become a translator/interpreter (bacharelado). In the first degree option, the student will complete a teaching practicum in public and private schools. In the other, the student engages in practical internships in the field of translating and interpreting in various contexts, particularly in the educational context.
The Brazilian Sign Language graduate that holds a teaching license can teach Libras as a first language to deaf students in primary and secondary schools, as well as as a second language to hearing students from primary school to higher education (in particular in all degrees across the country that have a teacher training component, as they shall now offer mandatory Libras courses to undergraduate students according to the Decree no. 5626/05). Besides, the Libras teacher can also work in institutions specializing in the teaching of Libras, such as federations and associations of the deaf. On the other hand, the translation and interpretation professional can act as an interpreter in classrooms, meetings and conferences, as well as in the translation of technical and literary texts and in text revision and proofreading.
The profession of biologist was regulated in Brazil by Law no. 6684/1979. The areas of work for Biological Sciences graduates have been expanding constantly, and include environmental conservation, ecotourism, clinical analysis, biotechnology, environmental education and teaching. The detailed description of each area of work is available at the Federal Council of Biology (CFBio)’s website. The wage floor for biologists in Brazil is established in eight times the minimum wage.
UFSC Biological Sciences Program is a broad-ranging degree that provides students with knowledge of various biological areas, such as Cell Biology, Embryology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Botany, Physiology, Parasitology, Morphology, Ecology, Zoology, Microbiology, Immunology and Pharmacology. The student can choose whether the degree will focus on research (bacharelado) or on teaching (licenciatura) – in this case, the graduate will be able to work as a teacher in primary and secondary schools.
The program is offered in the day period since 2006, and in the evening period since 2010. Today, the day program offers general courses in the first two years and, in the third year, the student must choose between the two degree types. In the evening program, this choice need not be made, as the degree is already aimed at teaching.
Biological Sciences graduates are qualified to provide services, execute projects and carry out research in various areas of biology, such as preservation, sanitation, protection and enhancement of environmental quality, biotechnology, etc. The School of Biological Sciences (CCB) has a number of laboratories where cutting-edge research is conducted and where students find vast possibilities to develop their Scientific Initiation projects, which contribute largely to their studies throughout the program.
The biologist can guide, direct, advise or consult companies, conduct investigations, and prepare technical reports and opinions. The School of Biological Sciences houses a Junior Enterprise called Simbiosis, managed exclusively by students, which already performs some of these tasks. Throughout the program, students take part in internships that result in a final paper (TCC), which, in its turn, reflects the students’ dedication and the quality of the program.
With the teaching license, graduates are then able to teach in primary and secondary schools. Students in the teaching degree have about 1000 class hours of pedagogical courses, besides a teaching practice component (PPCC). In addition to the pedagogical courses, students who opt for the teaching degree also write a final paper and take most of the courses offered in the research-focused degree. This way, the graduate who holds a teaching license may also follow a career in all other professional activities, besides teaching in primary and secondary schools. Students who do not seek a teaching license can also work as teachers in non-formal settings, such as environmental education, for instance.
The School of Biological Sciences offers a good infrastructure with strong research performance, which provides undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in projects in various research areas. Some of these areas include: the study of biodiversity and its conservation, zoology, botany, genetics, animal and environmental toxicology, biological actions of medicinal herbs and natural products, virology, parasitology, behavioral genetics, neurobiological mechanisms of stress, anxiety, depression, drug abuse, eating behavior, pain, inflammation and aging.
In 2010, one of our students was ranked first among 6407 candidates for a position of Junior Environmental Analyst (Biology) at Petrobrás. Also, several of our students have been ranked first place or got good placements in highly competitive public competitions, including for UFSC technical administrative positions, for graduate programs and for positions in government agencies (FATMA, Public Health Department, Federal Police, IBAMA, among others).
UFSC Biological Sciences graduates complete the courses with a solid academic background and a broad academic profile. The vast internship opportunities since the early stages of the program ensure students a solid scientific education and the possibility to choose among various areas of work. The teaching degree also provides students with a solid educational base and education-specific internships which contribute to their teacher training in Biology.
Learn more about the Biology Program by watching this video (in Portuguese):
Program Length: Bacharelado: 9 semesters (4 and a half years) Licenciatura: 10 semesters (5 years)