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1. About

Mission

The Graduate Program in Mechanical Engineering (POSMEC) has as mission to prepare qualified human resources in different areas of engineering that can contribute to the scientific and technological development of society, working on both the productive and academic sectors.

History

The Graduate Program in Mechanical Engineering was started in the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina in 1969, at first with the master’s degree level and, starting from 1981, also in a doctoral degree level. Until April 2017, POSMEC has graduated 3404 doctoral students and 1371 master’s students in Mechanical Engineering.

The program is continually growing over the years, now counting on a faculty that has over 50 members holding a doctoral degree, graduated from the best national and international institutions, distributed in 20 laboratories and acting in 6 major areas of concentration.

 Potential and Quality

Over its history, POSMEC has received support from different funding institutions for research and graduate education. Many of our labs keep cooperation agreements with the greatest research and industrial centers in Brazil and abroad. This kind of partnership allows constant updating of equipment and a productive technical and scientific exchange.

At the two most recent evaluations by CAPES, the program reached grade 7, the maximum score, being among the best and most productive Mechanical Engineering graduate programs in the country.

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2. Concentration Areas

POSMEC offers opportunities for research development in six concentration areas:

 

 

2.1 Analysis and Mechanical Design

Objective

The Analysis and Mechanical Project area covers the development and use of mechanical simulation tools needed for design and verification of mechanical system.

The research and work developed in this area are within the context of Computational Solid Mechanics, Mechanical Modeling, Numerical Methods – Finite and Boundary Elements, Design Optimization Techniques, Fatigue and Damage, Fracture Mechanics, Composite Materials, Reliability, among others.

In the Analysis and Mechanical Project area, we search for the development of tools for mechanical simulation and its theoretical and numerical foundations, working towards the growth of the capacity of analysis and resolution of real, complex problems, whether they are industrial or multidisciplinary.

Lines of Research

  • Computational Solid Mechanics
  • Finite Element Method
  • Design Optimization
  • Numerical Simulation of Composite Materials
  • Fracture and Fatigue Mechanics
  • Damage Mechanics
  • Structural Reliability
  • Structural Dynamics

 Faculty

Carlos Rodrigo de Mello Roesler, Dr.Eng. (2006, UFSC – Brazil)
r.roesler@ufsc.br

Edison da Rosa, Dr.Eng. (1991, UFSC – Brazil)
edison.rosa@ufsc.br

Clovis Sperb de Barcellos, Ph.D. (1977, Univ. Minnesota – USA;)
clovis@grante.ufsc.br

Eduardo Alberto Fancello, D.Sc. (1993, COPPE/UFRJ – Brazil)
eduardo.fancello@ufsc.br

Marcelo Krajnc Alves, Ph.D. (1991, Univ. Michigan – USA)
marcelo.krajnc@ufsc.br

Paulo de Tarso Rocha Mendonça, Ph.D. (1995, Univ. Minnesota – USA)
paulo.tarso@ufsc.br

Laboratory

GRANTE – Group for Analyzis and Mechanical Project
Supervisor: Lauro César Nicolazzi
E mail:  lauro@grante.ufsc.br
Phone: +55 (48) 3721 9899
http://www.grante.ufsc.br/

 

 

 

2.2 Thermal Sciences and Engineering

Objective

The growing interest in energy, especially over the last century, has justified many researches and the qualification of human resources in energy use, transfer and conversion from one form to another.

The Thermal Sciences and Engineering area, gathering the knowledge of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and its applications, has been dedicated  to the interpretation of the physical phenomena involved, the proposition of mathematical models that describe them, and the development of methods that allow the solution of fundamental and applied problems, both in the industrial and academic sectors.

Lines of Research

  • Exergetic analysis
  • Thermal analysis of buildings
  • Characterization of petroleum reservoir rocks
  • Combustion
  • Air conditioning
  • Satellite thermal control
  • Boiling and condensation
  • Solar energy
  • Flow and mixture thermodynamics
  • Fluid flow in porous media
  • Energy Generation and cogeneration
  • Instrumentation for thermal analysis of buildings
  • Lubrification
  • Fluid mechanics and computational heat transfer
  • Discrete models of fluid outflow (Lattice-Gas)
  • Radiation
  • Cooling
  • Rheology
  • Petroleum reservoir simulation
  • Heat tubes
  • Turbulence

Faculty

Alexandre Kupka da Silva, Ph.D. (2005, Duke University- USA)
a.kupka@ufsc.br

Álvaro Toubes Prata, Ph.D. (1985, Univ. Minnesota – USA)
prata@polo.ufsc.br

Amir Antônio Martins Oliveira Jr., Ph.D. (1998, Univ. Michigan – USA)
amir.oliveira@ufsc.br

César José Deschamps, Ph.D. (1994, Univ. Manchester – England)
deschamps@polo.ufsc.br

Cláudio Melo, Ph.D. (1985, Cranfield Inst. of Technology – England)
melo@polo.ufsc.br

Clovis Raimundo Maliska, Ph.D. (1981, Univ. Waterloo – Canada)
clovis.maliska@ufsc.br

Christian Johann Losso Hermes, Dr.Eng.  (2006, UFSC – Brazil)
c.hermes@ufsc.br

Edson Bazzo, Dr.Eng. (1996, UFSC – Brazil)
e.bazzo@ufsc.br

Emilio Ernesto Paladino, Dr.Eng. (2005, UFSC – Brazil)
paladino@sinmec.ufsc.br

Fernando Henrique Milanese, Dr.Eng. (2003, UFSC – Brazil)
fernando.milanese@ufsc.br

Jader Riso Barbosa Junior, Dr. (2001, Imperial College – England)
jrb@polo.ufsc.br

Juan Pablo de Lima Costa Salazar, Ph.D. (2010 – Univ.Cornell – USA)
juan.salazar@ufsc.br

Júlio César Passos, Dr. (1989, Univ. Paris VI – France)
julio.passos@ufsc.br

Márcia Barbosa Henriques Mantelli, Ph.D. (1995, Univ. Waterloo – Canada)
marcia.mantelli@ufsc.br

Paulo César Philippi, Dr. (1980, Univ. de Provence – France)
philippi@lmpt.ufsc.br

Rogério Gomes de Oliveira, Dr. (2004, UNICAMP – Brazil)
rogerio.oliveira@ararangua.ufsc.br

Saulo Güths, Dr. (1994, Univ. D’Artois – France)
saulo.g@ufsc.br

Sérgio Colle, D.Sc. (1976, COPPE-UFRJ – Brazil)
sergio.colle@ufsc.br

Vicente de Paulo Nicolau, Dr. (1994, INSA-Lyon – France)
vicente.nicolau@ufsc.br

Laboratories

LabCET – Laboratory of Combustion and Thermal System Engineering
Supervisor: Prof. Amir Antonio Martins Oliveira Jr.
E-mail:  amir.oliveira@ufsc.br
Tel: +55 48 – 3721-9390
Fax: +55 48 – 3721-7615
http://www.labcet.ufsc.br

LABSOLAR/NTCS – Laboratory of Solar Energy and Center for Satellite Thermal Control
Supervisor: Prof. Sergio Colle
E-mail:  sergio.colle@ufsc.br
Tel: +55 48 3721-9812
Fax: +55 48 3721 7615
http://www.labsolar.ufsc.br/

LabTERMO- Laboratory of Thermal Sciences
Supervisor: Prof. Vicente de Paulo Nicolau
E-mail:  vicente.nicolau@ufsc.br
Tel: +55 48 – 3721-9397 e 234-5166
Fax: +55 48 3234-1519
http://www.emc.ufsc.br/labtermo/

LMPT – Laboratory of Porous Media and Thermophysical Proprieties
Supervisor: Prof. José A. Bellini da Cunha Neto
E-mail:  bellini@lmpt.ufsc.br
Tel: +55 48 – 3721-7709
Fax: +55 48 – 3721-7615
http://www.lmpt.ufsc.br

POLO – Laboratory for Emerging Technologies in Cooling and Thermophysics
Supervisor: Prof. Cláudio Melo
E-mail:  melo@polo.ufsc.br
Tel: +55 48 – 3721 -9397
Fax: +55 48 – 3721-7615
http://www.polo.ufsc.br/

SINMEC – Laboratory of Numerical Simulation in Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer
Supervisor: Prof.Clovis Raimundo Maliska
E-mail:  maliska@sinmec.ufsc.br
Tel: +55 48 – 3721-9936 e 3721-9562
Fax: +55 48 – 3721-7615
http://www.sinmec.ufsc.br

 

 

 

2.3 Fabrication

Objective

The production of goods, as one of the pillars of contemporary development, has been attracting the attention of researchers and professionals from different areas, because of its undeniable multidisciplinary characteristics.

The skills of mechanical engineers, electronics engineers, electricians and computer professionals are required in the integration of the manufacturing processes and the adequacy of the productive structure for its purposes, optimizing time and resources, and using the latest fabrication technologies.

The research and work done in this area spread out over different domains such as welding processes, production management, machining technology, forming, fabrication of injected components, hardware development, processes automation, among many others.

Lines of Research

  • Weldability of stainless and heat-resistant steels
  • Development of welding equipment
  • High temperature brazing
  • Quality Engineering
  • Precision Machining
  • Analysis of machined surfaces
  • Machine automation
  • CNC- Triggering of machines and instruments
  • Dynamic testing of machines and instruments
  • Design and manufacture of plastic components
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Tool Management and machining databases
  • Computer-aided process planning
  • Manufacturing
  • Additive Manufacturing (3D printing)
  • Computational modeling of products
  • Design for manufacturing
  • Machining processes

Faculty

Carlos Henrique Ahrens, Dr.Eng. (1994, UFSC – Brazil)
chahrens@gmail.com

Fernando Antônio Forcellini, Dr.Eng. (1994, UFSC – Brazil)
fernando.forcellini@ufsc.br

Gean Vitor Salmoria, Dr. (2000, INPT – France)
gean.salmoria@ufsc.br

Guilherme Mariz de Oliveira Barra, Dr. Eng. (2001, UFRJ – Brazil)
g.barra@ufsc.br

Jair Carlos Dutra, Dr.Eng. (1989, UFSC – Brazil)
j.dutra@ufsc.br

João Carlos Espíndola Ferreira, Ph.D. (1991, Univ. Manchester – England)
j.c.ferreira@ufsc.br

Márcio Celso Fredel, Dr. Ing.
m.fredel@ufsc.br

Rolf Bertrand Schroeter, Dr.Eng. (1997, UFSC – Brazil)
rolf.schroeter@ufsc.br

Walter Lindolfo Weingaertner, Dr.Ing.(1983, Univ. Aachen- Germany)
w.l.weingaertner@ufsc.br

Laboratories

NIMMA – INNOVATION CORN IN MOLDING AND ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
Coordinator:  Prof. Carlos Henrique Ahrens
Tel: +55 48 – 3721-9387 Extension: 202 or 223
Fax: +55 48 – 3721-7615
E-mail: chahrens@gmail.com
http://emc.ufsc.br/portal/laboratorios/nimma/

GRUCON – Research and Training Center on Numerical Control and Industrial Automation
Supervisor: Prof. João Carlos Espindola Ferreira
Tel: +55 48 – 3721-9387 Extension: 202 or 223
Fax: +55 48 – 3721-7615
E-Mail: j.c.ferreira@ufsc.br
http://www.grucon.ufsc.br

LabCONF- Laboratory of Mechanical Forming
Supervisor: Prof. Carlos Augusto Silva de Oliveira
Tel: +55 48 – 234-2783 and 3721-9471
Fax: +55 48 – 234-6516
E-mail:  carlosa@emc.ufsc.br
http://www.emc.ufsc.br/labconf/

LABSOLDA – Institute of Welding and Mechatronics
Supervisor: Prof. Jair Carlos Dutra
Tel: +55 48 – 3721-9471 and 234-2783
Fax: +55 48 – 234-6516
E-mail:  labsolda@emc.ufsc.br
http://www.labsolda.ufsc.br/

LHW – Laboratory of Hardware
Supervisor: Prof. Carlos A. Martin
Tel: +55 48 – 3721-9398
Fax: +55 48 – 3721-7615
E-mail:  martin@emc.ufsc.br
http://www.grucon.ufsc.br/lhw/

LMP – Laboratory of Precision Mechanics
Supervisors:
Prof. Rolf Bertrand Schroeter
Prof. Walter Lindolfo Weingaertner
Tel: +55 48 – 3721-9395 and 234-5277
Fax: +55 48 – 3721-7615
E-mail:  lmp@lmp.ufsc.br
http://www.lmp.ufsc.br/

USICON – Laboratório of Machining and Numerical Control
Supervisor: Eng. João Bento Rovaris
Tel: +55 48 – 3721-9387 | Extension: 242 or 217
Fax: +55 48 – 3234-1519
E-mail:  joao.rovaris@ufsc.br
http://emc.ufsc.br/portal/laboratorios/usicon/

 

 

 

2.4 Metrology and Instrumentation

Objective

Metrology is the field of knowledge which deals with measurement and its reliability. Metrology is present in several aspects of everyday life and productive activity. It covers features such as:

  • Development, evaluation and application of measurement systems.
  • Quality assurance of products, processes and services.
  • Protection of the consumer and the environment.
  • Scientific and technological development.

The need for innovating has created new demands and expanded the employment market for graduate degree holders. The opportunities of employment in metrology and instrumentation include:

  • Scientific, technological and innovation research.
  • Technical, higher and graduate education.
  • Industrial quality assurance.
  • National metrological system (primary and secondary laboratories)
  • Innovative technology-based companies.

Pursuing studies in the Metrology and Instrumentation area involves attending courses, developing a dissertation or thesis, and doing management training. Courses are designed to provide students with the necessary technical, in-depth foundation in metrology. The dissertation or thesis work implicates on the methodological solution of a concrete metrology problem, usually associated with a subject of great interest to a sponsoring company. The management training is an additional component achieved through complementary activities that involve the ability to work in groups, subdivide and plan work, conduct meetings, and express oneself clearly in speaking and writing.

The Metrology and Instrumentation concentration area has its own website, which has a lot of additional information about the area. Visit us on www.labmetro.ufsc.br/posgraduacao.

Lines of Research

  • Management of Metrology: Assurance of laboratory and industrial metrological reliability.
  • Means and Methods of Measurement: conception, development, evaluation, and application of innovative, efficient and reliable measuring instruments.

 Faculty

Armando Albertazzi Gonçalves Jr., Dr.Eng. (1989, UFSC – Brazil)
a.albertazzi@ufsc.br

Carlos Alberto Flesch , Dr.Eng. (2001, UFSC – Brazil)
carlos.flesch@ufsc.br

Gustavo Daniel Donatelli , Dr.Eng. (1999, UFSC – Brasil)
gd@certi.ufsc.br

Marco Antonio Martins Cavaco, Ph.D. (1995, Lehigh Univ.- USA)
cavaco@labmetro.ufsc.br

Tiago Loureiro Fígaro da Costa Pinto (2010, UFSC – Brazil)
tiagotlp@gmail.com

Rodolfo César Costa Flesch, Dr.Eng. (2012, UFSC – Brazil)
rodolfo.flesch@ufsc.br

 

Laboratory

LABMETRO – Laboratory of Metrology and Automatization
Supervisor: Armando Albertazzi Gonçalves Jr.
Tel: +55 48 – 3239-2030
Fax: +55 48 – 3239-2009
E-mail:  albertazzi@labmetro.ufsc.br

 

 

 

2.5 Design of Mechanical Systems

Objective

The methods and processes for the development of high quality products in a fast and low-cost way are the main concerns in this area of concentration.

The theoretical upgrowth serve as a basis for the improvement of several tools to support design activity, which are used in the development of various products, especially in the form of machines and implements, always keeping a strong commitment to the qualification of human resources and to the advancement of scientific and technological knowledge.

Lines of Research

  • Development of Industrial Products Design Methodologies
  • Development of computational systems to support the design
  • Development of prototypes of machines and equipment
  • Functional reliability and maintainability of mechanical systems
  • Expert systems applied to Engineering
  • Design of hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • CAE/CAD Systems
  • Industrial automation
  • Robotics
  • Design of mechanisms and machines
  • Design of mechatronic systems

Faculty

Acires Dias, Dr.Eng. (1996, UNICAMP – Brazil)
acires.dias@ufsc.br

André Ogliari, Dr.Eng. (1999, UFSC – Brazil)
andre.ogliari@ufsc.br

Daniel Martins, Dr.Eng. (2002, UFSC – Brazil)
daniel.martins@ufsc.br

Edson Roberto De Pieri, Dr. (Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie – France)
edson.pieri@ufsc.br

Henrique Simas, Dr.Eng. (2008, UFSC – Brazil)
henrique.simas@ufsc.br

Jonny Carlos da Silva, Dr.Eng. (1998, UFSC – Brazil)
jonny.silva@ufsc.br

Roberto Simoni, Dr.Eng. (2010, UFSC – Brazil)
roberto.simoni@ufsc.br

Victor Juliano De Negri, Dr.Eng. (1996, UFSC – Brazil)
victor.de.negri@ufsc.br

 Laboratories

LASHIP – Laboratory of Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems
Supervisor: Prof. Victor Juliano De Negri
Tel: +55 48 – 3721-9396
Fax: +55 48 – 3721-7615
E-mail:  victor.de.negri@ufsc.br
http://www.laship.ufsc.br

NEDIP – Center for Integrated Product Development
Supervisor: Prof. Rodrigo de Souza Vieira
Tel: +55 48 – 3721-9719
Fax: +55 48 – 3721-7615
E-mail: rodrigo.vieira@ufsc.br
http://www.nedip.ufsc.br/

LAR – Laboratory of Robotics Prof. Raul Guenther
Supervisors:    Prof. Daniel Martins (POSMEC/EMC)
Prof. Edson Roberto De Pieri (DAS)
Tel: +55 48 – 3721-4010 (Daniel)
+55 48 3721-7573 (Edson)
Fax: +55 xx 48 3721-7615
E-mail: daniel.martins@ufsc.br
edson@das.ufsc.br
http://www.robotica.ufsc.br

 

 

 

2.6 Vibration and Acoustics

Objective

Noises have been a constant concern in industrial, commercial and residential environments. Standards and ordinances have been limiting admissible noise levels in different situations, imposing the study of solutions at the source, the path or the receiver.

On the other side, the conditions of operation of rotating machines can be characterized for the pattern of vibrations emitted by them, which can be measured in one of its external surfaces, giving a diagnosis of the operating conditions without the need to stop the machine.

The characterization of attenuating materials, the development of dynamic methods of vibration neutralization, the identification of noise and vibration sources, and the study of propagation modes are some of the research interests in this area of concentration.

Lines of Research

  • Dynamic characterization of viscoelastic materials
  • Modal vibration and radiated sound control of complex structures by viscoelastic neutralizers
  • Active vibration control of flexible structures
  • Vehicule noise and vibration
  • Noise control / Hearing protectors
  • Predictive maintenance and fault detection in rotating machines by vibration
  • Underwater acoustics
  • Structural acoustics

Faculty

Andrey Ricardo da Silva, Ph.D. (2008, McGill University – Canada)
andrey.rs@ufsc.br

Arcanjo Lenzi, Ph.D. (1986, Univ. Southampton – England)
arcanjo.lenzi@ufsc.br

Júlio Apolinário Cordioli, Dr.Eng. (2006, UFSC – Brazil)
julio.cordioli@ufsc.br

Stephan Paul, Dr.Eng. (2009, UFSC – Brazil)
stephan.paul@ufsc.br

 Laboratories

GTVA – Group for Vibration and Acoustics Technology
Coordinator: Prof. Arcanjo Lenzi
Tel: +55 48 – 3234-0689
E-mail:  arcanjo.lenzi@ufsc.br

 

 

 

3. Master Degree

There are two modes of study for pursuing a master’s degree in POSMEC: Full-Time (FT) and Part-Time (PT).

FT master’s students must maintain an average study load of not less than forty (40) hours per week of exclusive dedication to the activities related to the program, either at the stage in which they are attending courses or during the development of their thesis. Master’s students who cannot afford to dedicate at least 40 hours per week to the program should pursue the degree as Part-Time (PT) students.

Only students in FT regime are eligible to receive scholarships funded by POSMEC.

3.1 Full-time Master Degree

FT Master students must maintain an average study load of not less than forty (40) hours per week of exclusive dedication to the activities related to the program, both at the stage in which they are attending the courses and during the development of their thesis.

Application for Admission

Admission for POSMEC Master Degree Program occurs through a selection process. There are two application periods every year:

Beginning of the Master Degree Program Application Period
March October and November of previous year
August April and May of same year

The Call for Applications establishes the application periods, the number of places available and the necessary documents to complete the application.

The Selection Process

Selection Committees are designated for each area of concentration. The selection of applicants is based on the documentation provided at the time of application. Several aspects are considered, including the undergraduate academic record, CV analysis, reference letters, academic and professional experience, knowledge of foreign languages, etc. The Selection Committee determines which applicants are approved and the rank order. Due to the limited number of places, it is possible that waiting lists are formed in some of the concentration areas.

Scholarships

The scholarships available and administered by POSMEC are allocated to new students in rank order, respecting the quota approved by the Program’s Board for each area of concentration.

Documents Required

To apply for admission in POSMEC as a full-time master’s student, the applicant must follow the instructions and deadlines set out in the Call for Applications. The following items are required:

  1. Printed copy of the application form available on CAPG system.
  2. Application form filled out (Application Form);
  3. Document of up 2 two pages containing (a) a study plan stating the intended area of study, (b) the reasons for pursuing a degree in the selected area, and (c) a brief account of the applicant’s academic and professional experiences, with highlight to participation in projects and researches;
  4. Copy of the Undergraduate Transcript;
  5. Certified copy of the Undergraduate diploma;
  6. Two photographs 3×4;
  7. Certified copy of the ID card and CPF (Individual Taxpayer Number);
  8. Certified copy of the birth/marriage certificate;
  9. “Curriculum Vitae” (free form or Lattes);
  10. Two reference letters (Reference Form).

In addition to the above documentation, foreign applicants must send the copy of the undergraduate diploma with the consular seal of the Brazilian Embassy in the country of origin; copy of the passport data page; and copy of the RNE (identity card for foreigners).

Item 10 must be sent directly to POSMEC by the informant. The other documents must be posted and sent to POSMEC office at the address below or hand delivered.

 

3.2 Part-time Master Degree Master

Master students who cannot afford to dedicate at least 40 hours per week to the program are considered part-time (PT) students to POSMEC.

This group is usually formed by professionals that work in companies or other organizations and pursue their degree in parallel, at the pace at which it is possible. To create conditions that allow the development of high quality theses within the statutory deadlines, since July 2014 the conditions of admission in the POSMEC Master’s program in a PT regime were modified by the following resolution: Resolucao_Dedicacao_Exclusiva_Parcial (03-POSMEC-2014).

Application for Admission

Admission for POSMEC Master Degree Program occurs through a selection process. There are two application periods every year:

Beginning of the Master’s Degree Program Application Period
March October and November of previous year
August April and May of same year

The Call for Applications establishes the application periods, the number of places available and the necessary documents to complete the application.

To apply for admission in POSMEC as a part-time master’s student, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Have attended all courses required for the intended concentration area, including those which are mandatory and those recommended by the prospective supervisor, showing an academic performance index of 3 or above (on a scale of 0 to 4);
  • Have elaborated the Master’s Thesis Project beforehand, in accordance with theResolution 02-POSMEC-2014 (Master’s Thesis Project Guidelines) and the prospective supervisor;
  • Show proficiency in English through TOEFL or equivalent. In the case of the TOEFL ITP test, the minimum score required is 47 in the reading section. Foreign students also have to show proficiency in Portuguese;
  • Have the consent of an accredited faculty member of POSMEC stating his/her willingness to be the thesis supervisor.

The courses must have been attended by the applicant prior to the application, through single course enrollment. The deadline for validating courses previously taken is 10 years. The selection committee shall decide how many and which courses can be validated based on their relation with the thesis topic, the quality of the institution in which the courses were taken, and the grades obtained. Courses attended by former students who were previously terminated from the program due to lapse of time or insufficient performance cannot be validated. If the set of courses validated does not meet the above conditions, the applicant will be disqualified.

The Master Thesis Project must be ready at the moment of the application. For this, the previous dialogue with the professor who is willing to advise the Master student is required.

The Selection Process

The selection process has two stages. At first, the applicants are evaluated by the selection committee of the intended concentration area. Several aspects are considered in the evaluation, including the undergraduate transcript, additional courses taken as single courses, CV analysis, reference letters, academic and professional experience, knowledge of foreign languages, etc.

Applicants selected in the first stage are required to present their Master’s Thesis Project orally before an examining committee appointed by POSMEC. This must be done within the deadline established in the Call for Applications. If approved in this second stage, the applicant will be qualified to register as a regular student at the beginning of the next academic term. Starting from the date of registration, the student will have a maximum of two years to complete and defend the thesis.

Documents Required

To apply for admission in POSMEC as a full-time master’s student, the applicant must follow the instructions and deadlines set out in the Call for Applications. The following items are required:

  1. Printed copy of the application form available on CAPG system.
  2. Application form filled out (Application Form);
  3. Document of up 2 two pages containing (a) a study plan stating the intended area of study, (b) the reasons for pursuing a degree in the selected area, and (c) a brief account of the applicant’s academic and professional experiences, with highlight to participation in projects and researches;
  4. Copy of the undergraduate transcript;
  5. Certified copy of the undergraduate diploma;
  6. Two photographs 3×4;
  7. Certified copy of the ID card and CPF (Individual Taxpayer Number);
  8. Certified copy of the birth/marriage certificate;
  9. “Curriculum Vitae” (free form or Lattes);
  10. Transcript showing the graduate courses already taken (if these include courses from other graduate programs, the course descriptions must be attached). The set of courses must be compatible with the requirements of the intended concentration area and result in a performance index of 3 or above (on a scale of 0 to 4), or equivalent;
  11. Copy of the Master Thesis Project, elaborated in accordance with Resolution 02-POSMEC-2014 (Master’s Thesis Project Guidelines);
  12. Statement of consent from an accredited faculty member of POSMEC indicating willingness to be the thesis supervisor.
  13. Two reference letter (Reference Form).

In addition to the above documentation, the foreign applicants must send the copy of the undergraduate diploma with the consular seal of the Brazilian Embassy in the country of origin; copy of the passport data page; and copy of the RNE (identity card for foreigners).

Item 13 must be sent directly to POSMEC by the informant. The other documents must be posted and sent to POSMEC’ office at the address below or hand delivered.

 

4. Doctoral Degree

There are two modes of study for pursuing a doctoral degree in POSMEC: Full-Time (FT) and Part-Time (PT).

FT doctoral students must maintain an average study load of not less than forty (40) hours per week of exclusive dedication to the activities related to the program, either at the stage in which they are attending courses or during the development of their dissertation. Doctoral students who cannot afford to dedicate at least 40 hours per week to the program should pursue the degree as Part-Time (PT) students.

Only students in FT regime are eligible to receive scholarships funded by POSMEC.

 

4.1 Full-Time Doctoral Degree

FT Doctoral students must maintain an average study load of not less than forty (40) hours per week of exclusive dedication to the activities related to the program, both at the stage in which they are attending the courses and during the development of their dissertation.

 Application Period

Application for admission in the doctoral program can be done at any time of the year. After approval, the registration and scholarship activation only occurs at the beginning of the next academic term.

The Selection Process

For each applicant, a Selection Committee formed by three faculty members from the applicant’s area of interest is designated. The selection is made based on the documentation provided by the applicants in the application. Several parameters are evaluated, including the undergraduate and graduate transcripts, CV analysis, reference letters, R&D experience, work plan provided, etc. The Selection Committee determines whether the applicant is accepted or not, and, in case of approval, it also determines which master’s degree courses are going to be validated.  The doctoral student must have obtained a performance index of 3.25 or above, on a scale of 0 to 4 (or 8.125 on a scale of 0 to 10), in the previous master studies.

 Scholarships

The scholarships available and administered by POSMEC are allocated to the new doctoral students by the Scholarships Committee.

 Required Documents (FT)

To apply for admission in POSMEC as a full-time doctoral student, the applicant must present the following items:

  1. Fill out the application form on CAPG system.
  2. Application form filled out (Application Form);
  3. Undergraduate transcript;
  4. Copy of undergraduate diploma;
  5. Graduate transcript (in order to validate courses taken in another institution, you must  attach the respective course descriptions);
  6. Certified copy of Master’s diploma, or record of Master’s thesis defense;
  7. Two photographs 3×4;
  8. Certified copy of the ID card and CPF (Individual Taxpayer Number);
  9. Certified copy of the birth/marriage certificate;
  10. “Curriculum Vitae” (free form or Lattes);
  11. Two reference letters (Reference Form)
  12. Letter of recommendation from the Master’s degree supervisor;
  13. Work plan made in agreement with the supervisor (maximum of 10 pages);
  14. Statement from an accredited faculty member of the program stating his/her agreement to advise the applicant on the intended work plan;
  15. Indicate the language of choice (German, Spanish, French or Italian) to take the second language proficiency exam.

In addition to the above documentation, foreign applicants must send the copy of the Master diploma with the consular seal of the Brazilian Embassy in the country of origin; copy of the passport data page; and copy of the RNE (identity card for foreigners).

The item 11 must be sent directly to POSMEC by the informant. The other documents must be posted and sent to POSMEC’s office at the address below or hand delivered.

  • Part-Time Doctoral Degree

Doctoral students who cannot afford to dedicate at least 40 hours per week to the program are considered part-time (PT) students to POSMEC.

This group is usually formed by professionals that work in companies or other organizations and pursue their degree in parallel, at the pace at which it is possible. To create conditions that allow the development of high quality dissertations within the statutory deadlines, since July 2014 the conditions of admission in the POSMEC program in a PT regime were modified by the following resolution:  Resolucao_Dedicacao_Exclusiva_Parcial (03-POSMEC-2014).

Application for Admission

To apply for admission in POSMEC as a part-time doctoral student, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

  1. Have a Master’s degree;
  2. Have attended all courses required for the intended concentration area;
  3. Submit a copy of the Doctoral Qualifying Exam;
  4. Show proficiency in English and in another foreign language. Foreign students also have to show proficiency in Portuguese.

The courses must have been attended by the applicant prior to the admission, through single course enrollments. The selection committee can validate up to 24 credits corresponding to courses attended in the master’s program and to other courses in which the applicant has obtained a grade of A or B (or in an equivalent scale) and that are compatible with the desired concentration area. These together must result in a minimum of 36 credits. The deadline for validating courses previously taken is 10 years.

The text of the Doctoral Qualifying Exam must be ready at the moment of the application. For this, the previous dialogue with the professor who is willing to advise the doctoral student is required.

Application Period

Application for admission in the doctoral program in a part-time regime can be done at any time of the year.

 The Selection Process

The selection process has two stages. At first, the applicants are evaluated by a committee formed by faculty members of the intended concentration area. Several aspects are considered in the evaluation, including the undergraduate and graduate transcripts, additional courses taken as single courses, CV analysis, reference letters, R&D experience, copy of the Doctoral Qualifying Exam, etc.

Applicants in the first stage are required to present their Doctoral Qualifying Exam (QE) orally before an examining committee appointed by POSMEC. At this second stage, the defense must happen within 120 days from the date of publication of the first stage results. If approved in the QE defense, the applicant will be qualified to register as a regular student at the beginning of the next academic term. Starting from the date of registration, the will have a maximum period of four years to complete and defend the doctoral dissertation.

Required Documents (PT)

To apply for admission in POSMEC as a part-time doctoral student, the applicant must present the following items:

  1. Fill out the application form on CAPG system.
  2. Application form filled out (Application Form);
  3. Undergraduate transcript;
  4. Graduate transcript (in order to validate courses taken in another institution, you must  attach the respective course descriptions);
  5. Certified copy of undergraduate diploma;
  6. Certified copy of Master’s diploma, or record of Master’s thesis defense;
  7. Two photographs 3×4;
  8. Certified copy of the civil ID and CPF;
  9. Certified copy of the birth/marriage certificate;
  10. “Curriculum Vitae” (free form or Lattes);
  11. Copy of the Doctoral Qualifying Exam;
  12. Letter of recommendation from the Master’s degree supervisor;
  13. Statement from an accredited faculty member of the program stating his/her agreement to advise the applicant on the intended work plan;
  14. Indicate the language of your choice (German, Spanish, French or Italian) to take the second proficiency exam.
  15. Two reference letters (Reference Form)

In addition to the above documentation, foreign applicants must send the copy of the Master diploma with the consular seal of the Brazilian Embassy in the country of origin; copy of the passport data page; and copy of the RNE (identity card for foreigners).

The item 15 must be sent directly to POSMEC by the informant. The other documents must be posted and sent to POSMEC office at the address below or hand delivered.

 

 

5. Postdoctoral Research

Application Period

Application for a postdoctoral research position in POSMEC can be done at any time of the year. After approval, the registration and scholarship activation only occurs at the beginning of the next academic term.

Term

The minimum term is 3 months and the maximum is 5 years.

Scholarships 

The scholarships available and administered by POSMEC are allocated to the new doctoral researchers by an evaluation committee.

The Selection Process

For each applicant, a Selection Committee formed by three faculty members from the applicant’s area of interest is designated. The selection is made based on the documentation provided by the applicants in the application. The necessary documents and other information are described in the Resolution 36-CUn-2013 (Postdoctoral Research). In addition to submitting the documentation, the applicant must fill out the application form provided here and submit the proof of application along with the other documents to the Program’s office.

 Certificate

At the end of the postdoctoral period, the researcher must provide the program coordinator a detailed report on the activities developed, of not more than 15 pages, properly assessed by the supervisor and containing the intellectual output of the postdoc. Upon approval of the report, a certificate of completion of the postdoctoral research will be issued.

For further information, please read the  Resolution 36-CUn-2013 (Postdoctoral Research) (in Portuguese)

 

6. Forms

Application form


Reference form

Mailing Address   

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia Mecânica/UFSC
Centro Tecnológico – UFSC – P.O. Box. 476 – Trindade
88040-900 – Florianópolis – SC- Brazil