Automotive Engineering – Joinville Campus

03/05/2016 16:45

The Automotive Engineering program will give graduates a systemic view of automotive engineering to prepare for a career in planning, design, construction, maintenance and disposal of automotive systems such as automobiles, trucks, buses, motorcycles and other road vehicles, whether self-propelled, conventional or special. Graduates can also work in interdisciplinary areas of engineering, such as mechanical, electrical, production, mechatronics, metallurgical, materials, transportation and logistics, and infrastructure, all related to automotive engineering.

Automotive Engineering has a prominent place in the industrial, economic and technological setting, both nationally and worldwide. It is a strategic industrial segment in various countries because it generates employment, financial resources and technologies. UFSC Bachelor’s in Automotive Engineering is aimed at contributing to the development of the automotive sector through training and the development of new technologies associated with motor vehicles.

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

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

Automation and Control Engineering – Blumenau Campus

03/05/2016 16:44

The Automation and Control Engineering Program enables professionals to design, analyze and use control and automation systems applied to industrial, commercial and domestic processes with the aim of automating them.

Graduates can work in various segments, such as: engineering, industrial, commercial and home automation companies; petrochemical, chemical, textile, ceramics, steel, metallurgical, cement and food industries.

In the early stages, in addition to basic courses in Physics and Mathematics, students already take specific courses which give dimension to the areas connected to their future career.

Several courses throughout the program will help students consolidate their knowledge and prospect entrepreneurial possibilities. By the end of the program, an internship component allows students to develop work at companies and research institutions, which expands their education and career opportunities.


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

Automation and Control Engineering – Florianópolis Campus

03/05/2016 16:43

The automation of production activities, whether in agriculture, industry or in the service sector, is one of the main requirements for the economic development of the country and for its effective participation in the international market. The need for qualified professionals that have an interdisciplinary vision – indispensible to the automation processes – , and are able to use the new computer technologies adequately has led UFSC to create the pioneer Automation and Control Engineering program in 1990.

The program offers 72 seats every year and during the 5-year studies the future engineer acquires qualifications to work in Process Control, Manufacturing Automation, Industrial Computing and Robotics. The training prepares students for the design, implementation, use and maintenance of automated or to-be-automated production units. Engineering companies, software and equipment industries for industrial automation and other industries using such equipment are the potential workplace for this professional.

The Automation and Control engineering student at UFSC receives training with the following characteristics:

  • strong knowledge in mathematics, physics and computing;
  • general knowledge on electricity and mechanics (instrumentation and drive systems);
  • basic notions of economics, management and safety;
  • deep knowledge of:

          Process control: physical process modeling; analysis, design and synthesis of continuous and discrete controllers for linear and nonlinear feedback systems; modern techniques of multivariate control and optimization; control instrumentation;

        Industrial computing: digital systems and microprocessors; computer architectures; programmable logic controllers; software and computer system specification and design; programming languages and operating systems; real-time software; distributed computing systems and computer networks; databases; artificial intelligence and expert systems;

         Manufaturing automation: metal-mechanical manufacturing processes; product engineering elements (CAD/CAE, Group Technology); numerical control and programming of automated systems (CNC, DNC, robot, transport system); production management (MRP, JIT, quality management), process planning (CAPP, CAD / CAM); integrated manufacturing systems (FMS, CIM), modeling and performance evaluation of manufacturing systems;

                Robotics: basic concepts of robotics; advanced concepts of mobile robotics and artificial intelligence techniques.

The following aspects are also fundamental to the training of the Automation and Control engineer:

  • constant technological updating;
  • learning of computer-aided design, implementation and quality control techniques;
  • preparation for insertion and rapid adaptation in the industrial environment;
  • training guided by practical and creative activities.

The curricular internship and the final project (lasting one semester), which can be carried out in companies or in research & development laboratories, facilitate the last two aspects.

The program is closely linked to the Graduate Program in Automation and Systems Engineering (PPGEAS), which offers training at the master’s and doctoral levels.

Learn more about the Automation and Control Engineering Program by watching this video (in Portuguese):

Program Length:
10 semesters (5 years)
Faculty Members:
+55 48 3721 9934

Archival Science

03/05/2016 16:42

This four-year bachelor’s program constitutes, together with the Bachelor’s in Library Science and the Master’s in Information Science, the field of study of Information Science, currently housed in the School of Education (CED).

Its creation meets a social demand of the state of Santa Catarina, as shown in several archival events taking place in the state in the last ten years, and consolidates UFSC’s position in the field of Archival Science, reached through the continuous offer of a Specialization Program in Archival Management.

Program Length:
8 semesters (4 years)
+55 48 3721 2231

Architecture and Urbanism

03/05/2016 16:40

UFSC Architecture and Urbanism Program enables professionals to design, plan and construct buildings and open spaces, and to propose the organization of architectural, urban and regional spaces. The architect and urban planner can work in different scales, from urban and regional planning (master planning, land division, etc.), to the design and construction of city areas, buildings and open spaces (urban, landscape and architectural), as well as with the design of objects.

For students to develop these abilities and understand the processes and products involved in the construction of human habitats – a city, for instance – this five-year program offers an interdisciplinary education structured in four different subject branches: Project; Urbanism and Landscape; Theory and History; and Technology.

The theoretical and practical emphasis guides the program throughout the courses – mainly in the Project disciplines, every semester, and in the Urbanism and Landscape disciplines, for seven semesters. These courses, in their turn, are based on the contents taught in both Theory and History and Technology branches.

Besides the compulsory courses, Architecture and Urbanism students take elective courses of their choice, from this or other undergraduate programs at UFSC. After completing all courses, in the last semester, students write a final paper. The best works participate in a national contest for final papers in the area of Architecture and Urbanism.

The program has 8 laboratories to develop teaching, research and outreach activities. Some of them are the LabMoma (Models and Mockups Laboratory), where students develop the representation of their projects at a reduced scale; the LabCon (Environmental Comfort Laboratory), aimed at the study of thermal, acoustic and visual comfort issues; and the LabUrb (Urbanism Laboratory), for research and consultancy on cities and regions.

In addition, the program also offers training, research, outreach and student tutoring scholarships, through 6 research groups, including PET (Tutorial Education Program), Ghab (Housing Group), Infoarq (Computer Technology for Architecture Research Group), Cidadhis (City History, Culture and Design Laboratory), Nucomo (Morphology and Configuration in Architecture and Urbanism Investigation Center) and the Artificial Lighting Simulation Center.

The students of UFSC Architecture Program have been ranked and awarded in several national contests, namely Concurso Ópera PrimaConcurso Nacional de Trabalhos Finais de Graduação em Arquitetura e Urbanismo; Prêmio para Estudantes de Arquitetura e Urbanismo de Santa Catarina – CAU/SC and IAB/SC; URBAN21Concurso Universitário Nacional de Urbanismo, among others.

Program Length:
10 semesters (5 years)
Faculty members:
+55 48 3721-4864

Aquaculture Engineering

03/05/2016 16:39

The Aquaculture Engineering Program enables professionals to contribute to the efficient production of aquatic food and derived products, serving both public and private organizations.

The program has seven laboratories aimed at research and production (marine and freshwater fish farming, shrimp farming, shellfish farming, seaweed farming, pathology and nutrition), and two experimental farms for the cultivation of aquatic organisms.

The Aquaculture Engineering student gets an interdisciplinary view of the field, in a diverse range of subject areas and disciplines:

  • Aquaculture production techniques;
  • Biology, with focus on taxonomy and morphology of aquatic organisms;
  • Embryology, larval development, ecophysiology, life cycles, pathology of aquatic organisms;
  • Artificial ecosystems used in aquaculture, as well as natural ecosystems associated with them in terms of their dynamics, control limits and manipulation;
  • Administration, sociology, economy, entrepreneurship: to the extent that it is required for the profession;
  • Engineering: sufficient knowledge to understand and act in the field of engineering that relates to aquaculture, particularly in terms of: topography, earthworks (pond construction), canal construction, hydraulic (pumping, piping, volumetric flow rate, etc.), sea structures, aeration systems, energy systems, filtration systems, water quality control systems, sanitary systems, electrical systems, mechanical systems, electronic systems, automated systems and computer technology, etc;
  • Aquaculture products processing technology.

The Aquaculture Engineer will be able to:

  • Understand the social, economical, political and cultural reality in which aquaculture organizations operate;
  • Master the concepts of aquaculture and sustainable development, with knowledge of the rules and regulations concerning the use of the environment for aquaculture development, and of the mechanisms to reduce the activity’s social and environmental impact;
  • Apply aquaculture concepts, principles, methods and techniques to concrete situations in different hierarchical levels of state or private aquaculture organizations;
  • Work with awareness of the role they perform in society, one that contributes to the socio-economic development in compliance with the ethics and the law;
  • Identify and research current and future working fields in aquaculture engineering;
  • Design, plan and evaluate methodologies and techniques applicable to the cultivation of aquatic organisms from marine, fresh and brackish water environments;
  • Plan, design and manage companies aimed at the farming of aquatic organisms for commercial purposes;
  • Conduct research for the development, innovation and improvement of farming techniques and for the quality improvement of cultivated organisms.

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

Program Length:
10 semesters (5 years)
Faculty members:
Phone: +55 48 3721-5410


03/05/2016 16:38

UFSC Bachelor’s in Anthropology is a pioneering initiative that consolidates the work of the Department of Anthropology at the School of Human Sciences and Philosophy as one of the most respected in the country, enjoying great international reputation. With extensive teaching experience in various undergraduate programs and in its own graduate program, UFSC’s Department of Anthropology now offers a specific undergraduate degree in the area.

The program is focused on the systematic and in-depth knowledge of cultural values and practices of human collectives – including differentiated social groups, minorities, rural communities, indigenous peoples, among others – through strong theoretical-methodological studies aimed at defining and conducting empirical research.

The general principles governing the program are: the strong link between teaching and research, the emphasis on knowledge-deepening activities through the articulation with elective courses, and a flexible curriculum, in which students get involved in their choice of options.

The program, structured in 8 semesters, seeks to ensure students a high qualification to pursue graduate studies in the field of human sciences. Besides, it also aims at providing the educational basis for qualified professionals to work in research together with NGOs, research institutes and government agencies, as well as in consulting and advisory activities, and as public policy agents and managers.


Program Length:
8 semesters (4 years)
+55 48 3721-4877


03/05/2016 16:36

UFSC Animation Program was established in 2015, but its history dates back to 2009, when the Bachelor’s in Design in Animation was created. It was proposed after a study about the ongoing program, whose conclusion was that, seen as an area of Design, Animation was losing expressiveness. A commission was then assigned to carry out a further study for the restructuring of the degree.

The Bachelor’s in Animation prepares professionals to design, develop and implement audiovisual products using different animation techniques.

Animation is a fast-growing field, driven by the rapid development of technology, especially of visual media, and can be applied to various settings (2D and 3D) and supports. It consists of the total or partial application of movement to visual media productions. The graduate will be in charge of the animation development process, making use of tools and techniques appropriate for this purpose.

The animation professional stands out in the job market for their expertise, both in conceptual and technical terms, in visual production for traditional media as well as in new computing and digital technologies which are indispensable nowadays.

In addition to working as an independent professional, in personal offices or in more complex and broader situations which require deeper technical knowledge in related fields such as computer science, engineering and communication, the animator may also work as a member of interdisciplinary project teams, contributing with his/her comprehensive view and capacity of articulation, as well as with the generation of concepts and solutions and with the design and development of the formal and communication elements involved.

The program curriculum includes theoretical courses that give support to projects and provides students with a solid and consistent foundation for the academic career and the job market.


Program characteristics:

Title: Bachelor of Animation
Course type: classroom courses / full-time
Total class hours: 3348



Modeling Lab
Silk Screen Printing Lab
3 Computer Labs
5 Design/Project Rooms


Research Centers:

NAS Design


Program Length:
7 semesters (3 and a half years)
Faculty members:
+55 48 3721 6504 / 3721 9285

Animal Sciences

03/05/2016 16:34

The animal scientist graduated from UFSC is prepared for a career in planning and technical management of animal production systems – with emphasis on processes aimed at obtaining quality products, with economic value added and market value, while respecting animal welfare and the environment. Graduates should be agents of development, entrepreneurs, generators and diffusers of technologies concerning the raising, improvement, management, nutrition, behavior, welfare and health prophylaxis of different species of livestock.


Program Length:
10 semesters (5 years)
Faculty members:
+55 48 3721-2650

Agriculture – Curitibanos Campus

03/05/2016 16:33

The Curitibanos Campus’ Agriculture Program encompasses 10 semesters of study which are structured in different modules. The first two years comprise the basic knowledge module, which covers general courses in Sociology, Calculus, Physics, Chemistry and Biology, and more specific courses such as Botany, Plant Physiology, Plant and Animal Morphology, Culture Production Technologies, Soil Science, Topography and Technical Drawing, and courses focused on sustainable production and development. The following three years comprise the professional knowledge module, including essential and specific courses in the field of Agriculture, such as Plant Science, Plant Health, Soil Conservation and Management, Crop Production and Management, and Animal Science. This allows for graduates to work in supervision, coordination, planning, assistance, advice, consultancy, inspection, investigation, and other demands in the fields of Rural and Agricultural Engineering, Soil Science, Food Science and Technology, Plant Science, Integrated Management of Pests and Diseases, Animal Sciences, Forest Sciences, Sustainable Development and Rural Outreach.

Wish a solid scientific, humanist and ethical education, the program enables professionals to work in the development of projects, technologies and solutions for the challenges in agricultural production, environmental stewardship, and in the global demand for quality food production.

The agricultural engineer graduated from UFSC (Curitibanos Campus) will be able to:

(i) participate in and coordinate the solution of problems in a critical and creative manner, taking into account their social, economic, political, environmental and cultural aspects, outlined by humanist and ethical principles;

(ii) communicate with farmers and rural populations, respecting and valuing their knowledge and practices of plant cultivation, domestication, traditional knowledge, food production, among others;

(iii) defend social, economic, cultural and environmental principles that enable sustainability, with the understanding of agriculture as one dimension of the natural and human environment;

(iv) work autonomously and collectively in an interdisciplinary field, prioritizing quality at all stages of production, and to absorb and develop technologies;

(v) propose and participate in proposals which consider the sustainable land development, as premises of innovation and of technical, scientific and sociocultural actions.

Classes are held from Monday to Friday during day period, eventually in the evenings, and on Saturday mornings.