It also endows them with a creative, innovative and questioning spirit and gives them the skills to prioritize and work in groups and the necessary conviction to place ethics before ambitions.
The excellent training that mechanical engineers bring to their work not only allows them to provide a high-quality, in-depth solution to the needs of a dynamic market, but also gives them the ability to reflect and take decisions so that they can bring leadership to new developments and ideas.
Mechanical Engineering students can choose from seven different specializations: aeronautical, automotive, energy and environmental, materials and processes, manufacturing, computational mechanics and petroleum.
General Engineering Mechanics:
For students who do not want to study the subjects in a particular specialization but want to gain a solid grounding in mechanical engineering.
Aeronautical:This prepares students to work as engineers in the aerospace industry in a range of fields: Aerodynamics, structures, control, motors, propulsion, special materials and computer science. Graduates can also work in scientific and applied research in research institutes and universities in Brazil and abroad. One of the features of this specialization is the concern with the practical side of the subject. Emphasis is therefore laid on laboratory classes, which help to provide a practical grounding for future aeronautical engineers.
This specialization covers the basic concepts of automotive design engineering. Students learn to design mechanical and thermal subsystems and to calculate and analyze phenomena associated with the dynamics of structures and thermal comfort applied to vehicles. This specialization, which is highly practical, gives students an understanding of design and analysis from an applied perspective.
Energy and Environmental:This aims to provide future mechanical engineers with the knowledge to enable them to develop and apply energy technologies compatible with sustainable development in Brazil. Energy resources have now acquired tremendous international importance, making the role of the mechanical engineer even more crucial.
This specialization reflects the needs of organizations seeking professionals with highly developed leadership and management skills. It covers subjects related to computer aided manufacturing and production systems management, with a strong emphasis on quality engineering. Manufacturing engineers gain a solid technical background in manufacturing processes, together with a basis in management, particularly in production systems and quality. They are therefore able to resolve and lead quality programs, administration programs, production programs and programs for manufacturing processes.
Materials and Processes:
This specialization seeks to develop and characterize metals, polymers, ceramics and composite materials. Nowadays, engineers work in multidisciplinary areas and it is of upmost importance that they have a knowledge of materials, as these form the basis of the metallurgical, automotive, aerospace, electrical and electronics industries, and are of growing importance in the biomedical sector. There is a strong correlation between primary industries, such as the petrochemical, metallurgical and ceramics industries, and the development of new materials in the search for improved properties and performance to satisfy the market’s new requirements.
Computational Mechanics:This specialization aims to train engineers in computer aided design, analysis and testing. For this a solid grounding in the physical principles of mechanics is required, together with an in-depth knowledge of analytical and numerical methods as applied to mechanics and a good background in tools for scientific calculations and sophisticated experimental techniques. Armed with these tools, engineers are able to design and analyze their projects by forecasting their static and dynamic behavior, carrying out numerical experiments and mastering the techniques used to validate results experimentally. Engineers trained in this way should be qualified to understand and quickly learn about new numerical methods and tools for computational and experimental simulation that may appear in the future.
The objective of this specialization is to supply the Brazilian upstream petroleum and natural gas market in light of the growing demand for personnel ? particularly specialized technicians, geologists and engineers ? as a result of the recent loosening of the monopoly on oil in Brazil followed by the arrival of international companies to explore Brazilian reserves and start production