Automation and Control Engineering – Florianópolis Campus

20/03/2020 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 – indispensable to the automation processes – and are able to use the new computer technologies 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 automation and control engineers.

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, industrial computing, manufacturing automation and robotics.


Program Length:
10 semesters (5 years)
Classes may be held in the morning, afternoon and evening.


Archival Science

20/03/2020 16:42

This four-year degree program has a common core (1st and 2nd years) with the Library Science and the Information Science programs and specific courses distributed in the final years. Currently, the Program is 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.

Graduates can work in public and private companies and institutions, as well as in the technology and consultancy sectors. They are qualified for document management, focusing on organizing, retrieving, accessing, using, and disseminating information in both conventional and digital environments.

Program Length:
8 semesters (4 years)
Classes are held in the morning or in the evening.

Architecture and Urbanism

20/03/2020 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 courses, every semester, and in the Urbanism and Landscape courses, for seven semesters. These courses, in their turn, are based on the contents taught in both Theory and History and Technology branches.

Besides the required 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 thesis. The best works participate in a national contest for undergraduate theses 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 offers training, research, outreach and student tutoring scholarships distributed among 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.

Students also profit from the Ateliê Modelo, an outreach initiative that serves low-income communities that generally do not have access to work developed by Architecture and Urbanism professionals. In the Ateliê Modelo, students develop collective-oriented projects under faculty supervision.

UFSC Architecture and Urbanism students have been ranked and awarded in several national contests, namely Concurso Ópera Prima – Concurso Nacional de Trabalhos Finais de Graduação em Arquitetura e UrbanismoPrêmio para Estudantes de Arquitetura e Urbanismo de Santa Catarina – CAU/SC and IAB/SC; URBAN21 – Concurso Universitário Nacional de Urbanismo, among others.


Program Length:
10 semesters (5 years)
Classes may be held in the morning, afternoon and evening.


Aquaculture Engineering

20/03/2020 16:39

The Aquaculture Engineering Program enables professionals to contribute to the efficient production of aquatic food and by-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 a 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, among others;
  • Processing technology for aquaculture products.

The Aquaculture Engineer will be able to:

  • Understand the social, economic, 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)
Classes may be held in the morning, afternoon and evening.


20/03/2020 16:38

The UFSC Anthropology program 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.

Created in 2009, 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 integration of teaching and research, the emphasis on knowledge-deepening activities through elective courses, and a flexible curriculum, in which students get to choose their academic pathways.

The program, structured into 8 semesters, seeks to ensure students a high qualification to pursue graduate studies in the field of human sciences. Additionally, it provides the educational basis for qualified professionals to work in research at NGOs, research institutes and government agencies, as well as to carry out consulting and advisory activities and to become public policy agents and managers.

There is a growing demand for anthropologists in public agencies (such as INCRA, IPHAN, FUNAI, State Departments, Ministries), as well as in non-governmental organizations, educational institutions, among others. These institutions seek professionals capable of recognizing and meeting the demands of specific social groups; identifying and alleviating conflicts involving ethnic minorities, traditional communities, immigrants and refugees, as well as gender, racial and environmental issues; and supporting the cultural and artistic manifestations of these populations.

 Program Length:
8 semesters (4 years)
Classes held in the afternoon.


20/03/2020 16:36

The Animation Program 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. Animation professionals currently stand out in the market for their mastery of both traditional media production techniques and cutting-edge computerized and digital technologies, which have become indispensable in the industry.

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.

The  job  market  for  animation designers  features  numerous opportunities  within  the  growing landscape  of  animation  festivals both  nationally  and  internationally. Besides  working  independently, designers can find positions in over 350  agencies  across  Brazil dedicated  to  animated  cinema, music  video  production,  game animation,  advertising,  web animation, and digital design.

In addition to working independently, 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, animators may also work as members of interdisciplinary project teams, offering a comprehensive perspective and contributing with the generation of concepts and solutions and with the design and development of formal and communication elements involved in animation.

Program Length:
6 semesters (3 years)
Classes held during the day or in the evening.

Animal Sciences

20/03/2020 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.

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

Program Length:
10 semesters (5 years)
Classes may be held in the morning, afternoon and evening.


Agriculture – Curitibanos Campus

20/03/2020 16:33

The Curitibanos Campus’ Agriculture Program encompasses 10 semesters of study, structured into different modules. Courses in the curriculum allow graduates to work in supervision, coordination, planning, assistance, advice, consultancy, inspection, investigation, and other areas 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 Agriculture program on the Curitibanos Campus plays a fundamental role in the Santa Catarina’s plateau region, making significant contributions to regional development. This is essentially an agricultural region, with an agricultural production that stands out in the state and nationwide.

The curriculum includes a required internship and several opportunities for research and outreach. Students can also undertake elective internships in the region.

Learn more about the Agriculture Program – Curitibanos Campus by watching this video (in Portuguese):

Program Length:
10 semesters (5 years)
Classes may be held in the morning, afternoon and evening.


Agriculture – Florianópolis Campus

20/03/2020 16:31

The Agriculture program is concerned with the preservation of the environment and the biological quality. Agriculture engineers work in the agricultural production and management processes, as well as in forest areas and animal husbandry. They can also provide advisory and consulting services, perform topographic services, certify products, and work with research and outreach in government agencies.

The program includes core courses, specific courses and rural administration courses. In the first three semesters, courses in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology are offered. Still in this period, more specific subjects are taught, such as Climatology and Introduction to Agriculture, which prepares the path for the professional part of the program that starts in the fourth semester. This part includes courses in Topography, Soil Science, Agricultural Mechanization, Entomology, Phytopathology, among others.

During the fourth and tenth semesters, students go on internships. In the fourth semester, interns stay for a month in a small sized rural property so as to achieve a clear understanding of the profession. This practice is called “estágio de vivência” (on-farm internship). As it is situated in one of the few Brazilian states where family farms are predominant, the opportunity of learning about this type of farm structure is a characteristic of UFSC Agriculture Program. In the tenth semester, interns should have an experience of the day-to-day practice of the profession in companies, government agencies or in any type of rural property.

In recent years, the profession has gained incentives due to the growth of agribusiness and of public programs aimed at family agriculture and the country’s rural development.

Program Length:
10 semesters (5 years)
Classes may be held in the morning, afternoon and evening.

Aerospace Engineering – Joinville

20/03/2020 16:27

The Aerospace Engineering program provides students with a systemic view of engineering, developed through a comprehensive and diversified curriculum, to prepare for a career in the development and evaluation of systems linked to aerospace vehicles – including propulsion, mechanical, energy, control and navigation systems –, as well as in the development of orbital platforms for various purposes.

The graduate in Aerospace Engineering will also be able to work in the field of special materials used in such systems, as well as in aerodynamics and temperature control of aerospace vehicles and orbital platforms.

Aerospace  engineers have  multidisciplinary expertise  in  mathematical modeling,  control,  design,  analysis, construction,  and  testing  within  the aerospace  sector.    They can work  in universities,  research  institutes  and service-oriented  companies  within the  aerospace  industry.  They may also pursue  independent  work  and contribute  to  interdisciplinary engineering fields.

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

Program Length:
10 semesters (5 years)
Classes may be held in the morning, afternoon and evening.