Master’s (12 to 30 months) and Doctorate (24 to 60 months)

Faculty members all have at least a doctoral degree and work full time with an exclusive employment contract. The graduate program also has a significant number of part-time lecturers, who are accredited to coadvise specific research projects and give classes.

The graduate program in electrical engineering at the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering (FEEC) aims to produce students with master’s and doctoral degrees who are equipped to undertake advanced research activities. In the master’s program, students learn about scientific methods, become familiar with modern techniques and technologies and acquire a solid theoretical grounding by studying a wide range of subjects. In the doctoral program, the focus is on preparing students to develop and carry out independent, innovative research and to establish themselves in the scientific community. Training for teaching is also part of the graduate program, and master’s students can take part in supplementary teaching activities by assisting lecturers with undergraduate subjects. Doctoral students can in turn take on teaching roles as long as they are supervised by a full-time professor from the graduate program. The graduate program in electrical engineering at the FEEC is attended by students from all over Brazil and various parts of Latin America. These professionals will typically go on to work in higher education institutions and research centers.

The FEEC has approximately 6,000 m2 of research and teaching laboratories, all very well equipped.

Major Area: Automation  (AA)
Lines of Research

  • Control of Dynamic Systems
  • System Identification
  • System Modeling and Optimization
  • Robotics
  • Manufacturing systems
  • Intelligent systems


Major Area: Electronics, Optoelectronics and microelectronics (AC)
Lines of Research

  • Semiconductor Devices
  • Power Electronics
  • Instrumentation and Measurements
  • New Materials
  • Design of Integrated Circuits
  • Sensors and Actuators
  • Microelectronics and Photonics Technology


Major Area: Biomedical engineering (AD)
Lines of Research

  • Bioengineering
  • Clinical and hospital engineering
  • Rehabilitation engineeringMedical and biological engineering
  • Medical and biological engineering


Major Area: Computer Engineering (AE)
Lines of Research

  • Computer graphics
  • Software engineering
  • Image processing and computer vision
  • Distributed systems
  • Intelligent systems


Major Area: Electrical Energy (AF)
Lines of Research

  • Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • Electromagnetic Energy Conversion
  • Power Electronics
  • Instrumentation and Measurements
  • Sensors and Actuators
  • Electrical Power Systems


Major Area: Telecommunications and Telematics (AG)
Lines of Research

  • Antennae and Propagation
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • Computer Graphics
  • Optical Communications
  • Mobile Communications
  • Microwave Devices and Circuits
  • Software Engineering
  • Digital Modulation
  • Telecommunications Systems Planning and Management
  • Image Processing and Computer Vision
  • Digital Speech Processing
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Communications Networks
  • Distributed Systems
  • Information Theory, Coding and Cryptography