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 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 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 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

20/03/2020 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


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. 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


20/03/2020 16:36

The 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 Animation degree 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

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.


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

Agriculture – Curitibanos Campus

20/03/2020 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.



Agriculture – Florianópolis Campus

20/03/2020 16:31

The Agriculture program is concerned with the preservation of the environment and the biological quality. Agriculturists 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, the intern stays 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” (experience 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. The tenth semester’s internship consists of an experience of the day-to-day practice of the profession and can be done 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)
Faculty members:
+55 48 3721-2920

Aerospace Engineering – Joinville

20/03/2020 16:27

The Bachelor’s in Aerospace Engineering provides students with a systemic view of engineering, developed through a scaled and diversified curriculum, to prepare for a career in the development and evaluation of systems linked to aerospace vehicles, as well as in the development of orbital platforms for various purposes. These include propulsion, mechanical, energy, control and navigation systems. The graduate in Aerospace Engineering will also be able to act in the field of special materials used in such systems, as well as in aerodynamics and temperature control of aerospace vehicles and orbital platforms.

The program enables graduates to work in mathematical models and system construction, design, analysis, testing and control in the aerospace sector. The aerospace engineer can go on to work in research institutes and universities, in companies which provide services to the aerospace sector, as well as autonomously. Another possibility is to work in interdisciplinary engineering fields.

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

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


20/03/2020 16:26

UFSC Administration program prepares students for a diverse job market and also encourages scientific research.

Theory and practice are combined in the curriculum to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of organizational structures and their problems. The courses aim at encouraging entrepreneurship and the ability to analyze social transformations.

In the job market, the place of the administrator is guaranteed in the most diverse areas. Any organization, whatever its size and complexity (NGOs, associations or multinational corporations), needs qualified professionals for business management. UFSC has agreements with more than 600 organizations which offer internship positions to students and help them prepare for their future careers. Many of them are hired by the same companies after the internship period. Students can also take part in Ação Júnior, a company managed by themselves under faculty guidance, which advises different organizations.

The program offers courses in many areas of administration, such as general administration, production, marketing, finance, strategy and entrepreneurship.

The student can engage in scientific research, in the area of organizational management, and publish articles in the Journal of Administrative Sciences, edited by the Department of Administrative Sciences. The journal is open to professors, researchers, students and professionals in the area of public and business administration. Also, the Department subscribes to the best management journals and the collection at UFSC Central Library is constantly renewed.


Program Length:
9 semesters  (4 and a half  years)
Faculty members:
+55 48 3721-9374

Accounting Science

20/03/2020 16:22

UFSC was the first university in the state of Santa Catarina to offer an undergraduate degree in Accounting Science. With a tradition of more than four decades, the program is ranked among the best in Brazil, according to the Guia do Estudante magazine.

UFSC accounting graduates are able to guide business strategies, conduct audits and investigations, advise, and control the cash flow of a company.

Since the early stages, the student deals with theoretical concepts in courses such as General Accounting, Tax Accounting, Management Accounting, Public Accounting, Business Games and Tax Law. Through the elective courses, students can opt for more specific topics such as Rural Accounting, Industrial Accounting and Social Security Accounting.

From the beginning, the program encourages the pursuit of continuous education through participation in outreach projects and student tutoring. Under faculty supervision, students advise government agencies, entities and private companies, and learn how to better manage them.

The accounting student has access to an Applied Computer Lab and a Practical Activities Lab, which simulate common situations encountered in the professional career. The program also offers an Accounting Information Management Laboratory (LabGCI) and several research centers, such as the Center for Brazilian Accounting Indicators (NICb) and the Center for Studies in Auditing (NEAUD), where the student can commence research and outreach activities. Students can also take part in the Junior Enterprise of the School of Socio-Economic Sciences, which offers advisory services to small and medium-sized enterprises.

Upon completion of the program, the graduated student must apply for the Sufficiency Exam of the Federal Council of Accounting for professional registration. Since its implementation in 2000, UFSC is the university with the larger number of students approved in the exam.

In 2004, the creation of a Master’s program in Accounting Science was approved and UFSC became the first public institution in southern Brazil to offer the degree.

Program Length:
Day program: 9 semesters (4 and a half years)
Evening program: 9 semesters (4 and a half years)
Faculty members:
+55 48 3721-9381