Geology

20/03/2020 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

20/03/2020 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

20/03/2020 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), and 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

20/03/2020 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) Forestry: 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

20/03/2020 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

20/03/2020 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

Executive Secretariat

20/03/2020 17:33

The Bachelor’s in Executive Secretariat is a four-and-a-half-year degree program whose multidisciplinary curriculum prepares graduates for the corporate market, including national and international companies. The program includes courses in English as a Foreign Language, Portuguese, Psychology, Management, Library Science, Philosophy, Mathematics, Computer Science, Law, History and Economics, and reflects the demand of a growing market for multitasking professionals. The Executive Secretary has the necessary ability and knowledge to assist high-ranking executives and officials at the most diverse areas of private companies and government agencies, while participating directly in the decisions of these executives.

In the final semester, students have the opportunity to put knowledge into practice through a professional internship that enables them to experience the routine of the profession and to write a report or a monograph related to the internship experience or to the corresponding area of knowledge.

 

Program Length:
9 semesters (4 and a half years)
Faculty members:
21
Phone:
+55 48 3721 9489
Website: www.lle.cce.ufsc.br

English Language and Literature

20/03/2020 17:31

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), and 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:
21
Phone:
+55 48 3721 9489
Website: www.lle.cce.ufsc.br

Energy Engineering – Araranguá Campus

20/03/2020 17:30

Energy Engineering focuses on generating solutions for a great current challenge related to the production, storage, distribution and use of energy and the impacts associated to these processes. In this context, energy should be understood in a broad sense and not only as electrical energy.  We need energy in our homes, schools, hospitals, in industrial processes, cargo and passenger transportation, etc.  Energy is the driving force for the development and promotion of quality of life. In order to obtain energy at the places and in the amounts necessary, we must first acknowledge the opportunities nature has to offer; thus, we must know and map out our natural resources. Furthermore, we need to know efficient methods to convert these resources into the necessary forms of energy. Finally, we need to be aware of the impacts generated by the use and exploitation of this energy, as to guarantee not only economic and social sustainability, but also environmental sustainability. These are a few of the challenges faced by Energy Engineering, making it an extremely attractive degree for those who wish to find strategic solutions and act innovatively in a market whose value continues to rise.

A topic of such importance requires a multidisciplinary approach based on the fundamentals that will promote the next technological revolutions. For such reasons, UFSC’s Energy Engineering program is grounded on Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Control Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Earth Sciences. Therefore, the energy engineer will have to integrate technology derived from all these fields of expertise.

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

RELEVANT INFORMATION

Program length: 4.320 class hours (50min) = 3,600 h.

Time limit for degree completion: Minimum: 5 years / Maximum: 10 years

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

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

 

Program Length:
10 semesters (5 years)
Phone:
+55 48 3721.6448 / 3721-4680
Website: ener.ufsc.br

Electronic Engineering

20/03/2020 17:29

UFSC Electronic Engineering Program trains professionals to work with a high technical qualification in various market sectors, such as information technology (IT), semiconductors, aerospace, automotive, biomedical engineering, telecommunications, electrical/electronic, among others. In these sectors, the Electronic Engineer finds a vast range of working options, such as elaborating or executing technical projects, managing projects, or working as a sales engineer. Alternatively, the Electronic Engineer can continue their studies at the graduate level, in order to work in research, development and innovation.

Because it is a constantly evolving field, Electronic Engineering offers challenges and opportunities for the technology sectors which are in tune with the state-of-art. Taking the example of the information technology sector, where “smartphones” connected to the internet predominate, we can envisage a future in which Electronic Engineering will be the leading protagonist, as we move towards the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm – in which, at its limit, each object will be individually identified, able to access and be accessed remotely from any part of the world. IoT variants, such as Body Area Networks, will allow the network connection of devices installed in an individual’s body, enhancing diagnosis or optimizing the administration of substances and the monitoring of individuals. These advances depend on the progress towards minimizing the area and power consumption of the electronics involved and of data communication technologies. Therefore, it is necessary to act in all segments: design of new materials, optimization of devices, custom design of circuits and systems, and development of embedded software associated with computational intelligence.

The fundamentals to work in these markets are acquired in the UFSC Electronic Engineering program. The program’s curriculum is divided into two parts: one covering fundamental concepts with emphasis on Mathematics and Physics and the other having a professional focus, with emphasis on Biomedical Engineering, Telecommunications, Electronic Systems (microelectronics) and Digital Systems.

Florianópolis is recognized as an emerging technological hub that has about 600 hardware and software technology services companies, representing one of the main sources of tax revenue in the city. Among these companies, there are well-established and growing microelectronics companies and a significant number of young companies in various stages of incubation installed in local incubators. All this, combined with important research centers and technological innovation parks, stand out as prospective instruments for the future career of the Electronic Engineer graduated from UFSC.

 

Program Length: 10  semesters (5 years)
Faculty members:
46
Phone: +55 48 3721-6446
Website: http://geltro.ufsc.br