About the Program

The Graduate Program in Engineering (PPEng) was created in October 2010, when the proposal of the creation of the Program was approved by CAPES, in the area of Engenharias III Academic Master’s degree. The first class started in August 2011 and by January 2021 ninety master students had graduated from the program. In 2020, the program underwent a major overhaul and in 2021 PPEng had its basic area change request approved by CAPES, and become a program in ​​Engenharias I.

The research of the program is mainly focused to attend the regional demand for solving problems involving ​​materials technology and environment, which ate topics within the context of Engenharias I. The PPEng Master’s Program has Materials Technology and Environment as its broad areas which are linked to the three specific lines of research: Materials and Structures; Modeling and Simulation; New materials and Their Technological Applications (you can find more information here).

Through these lines of research, the student will have the chance to learn about the behavior of structures when seeking new techniques and recommendations during executions of innovation projects, structure–environment interaction, graphene production and its possible applications, ceramic materials manufacture, thermal comfort, urban heat islands, air quality, fluid–structure interaction, energy generation from renewable resources, computational fluid dynamics, computational thermodynamics, computational electromagnetism, and computational solid mechanics, etc.

The typical students that attend the program are graduate students from Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, and other related science majors. Students who graduate from the program will have a background that values the application of the scientific method in the resolution of problems and development of innovations. The PPEng graduates will be able to conduct studies, propose and develop methods, develop techniques, and tools that could serve as solution of problems of interest, typically occurring in Civil Engineering and Environment Conservation.