DEPARTMENT OF METALURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING - POLYTECHNIC SCHOOL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SÃO PAULOPOLI/USP

Graduate

Objectives (Overview, Evolution and Trends)

The Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department ('PMT') of the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo ('EPUSP') is responsible for the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 'strictu-sensu' graduate area, offering Masters and Doctorate graduate programs with 'CAPES' concept 7.

The main objectives of the program are:

  • Training of high level human resources in the areas of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Training of university professors and researchers
  • Training of researchers for public institutions and industrial research centers
  • Carrying out scientific and technological research

The Graduate Program in Metallurgical Engineering at the Polytechnic School of USP in Master and PhD levels was implemented in 1969. In 1972 it became the first to be accredited by the Federal Council of Education in the engineering field. The scope of the Program was extended to Graduation in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering in 1990 and in 1995, a Course Recovery Plan was implemented, which involved the transformation of several aspects of the Program such as reformulation of disciplines, full-time advisors, research organogram into five defined Research Groups and Lines, hiring of new faculty members, number of scholarship students in full-time increase, post-doctorate implementation, new laboratories implantation and reformulation of existing ones.

Academic Structure

The Program follows the general regulations of the University of São Paulo formalized in the Graduate Regiment; The deliberative organs are the Graduate Council of the University of São Paulo and the Graduate Committee of the Polytechnic School. The executive responsible team is formed by the Graduate Dean, the Graduate Committee President and the Coordinators of each Program.

Program admission

MA candidates

The candidates must take the entrance examination applied by the Department’s Graduate Program. The exam consists of basic questions about Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. The minimum score required for entrance is 5.0 (five point zero). The candidate has the possibility to apply for a CAPES or CNPq scholarship, depending on the availability. The scholarships will be distributed according the candidates’ performance on the entrance examination.

PhD candidates

The candidates must take the entrance examination applied by the Department’s Graduate Program. The exam consists of basic questions about Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. The minimum score required for entrance is 5.0 (five point zero). The candidates, have the possibility to apply for a CAPES or CNPq scholarship, depending on the availability. The scholarships will be distributed according the candidates’ performance on the entrance examination. The candidates that have already been approved in previous entrance examinations do not need to apply for it again.

More information in 'Graduate Program Rules', available in this website.

Obtaining the Academic Title

For the Master’s degree, the candidates are required: to obtain the course credits equivalent of five graduate courses, to present the Qualification Exam towards an examining board of three Professors (after a complete paper published in a congress) and to have the Dissertation approved by an examining board of 3 Professors with one of them being necessarily external. For the defense, the student must submit a paper to an international journal. The Master’s students must prove their proficiency in English Language.

Those with the Masters’ degree can obtain the Doctor of Science title after the completion of the course credits equivalent of three postgraduate courses, the approval in the Qualification Exam (after two complete papers published in congress) and the defense of the thesis towards an examining board of five Professors, with two of them being necessarily external. For the defense, the student must submit two papers to an international journal. The Doctorate’s students must prove their proficiency in English Language.