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 About PPGEC

The Graduate Program in Civil Engineering Master's Degree in Civil Engineering in  Pato Branco Campus of  the UTFPR aims to train professionals in the sub-areas of materials, structural engineering and urban engineering, thus contributing to the development of the region and the country, to the scientific research, high level professional practice, developing and disseminating new knowledge and technologies, as well as teaching in higher education.

Shift: morning and afternoon (integral)

Duration: 2 years - 4 semesters

Credits for Graduate: 24 In disciplines: minimum 20

Selection Periodicity: Annual

Accreditation:  Concept  3 Course Accredited by Capes from December 2013)

The link address is: http:  www.pb.utfpr.edu.br/ppgec


Profile of the Graduate Program in Civil Engineering – PPGEC

The Pato Branco Campus of  UTFPR has been developing a proposal to become a Center of Excellence in Civil Engineering, adopting the latest concepts of sustainability, due to the growing concern with environmental quality. The awareness of society and environmental legislation have induced the companies in the sector of the construction industry, to a more sustainable relationship with the environment, and should focus their efforts on developing new technologies to reduce their participation as one of the productive chains that contribute the most to environmental degradation. This graduate program aligns with this motivation, while having as its objective to develop the region and the country, to scientific research, professional practice, by developing and disseminating new knowledge and technologies, as well as teaching in higher education.


Specific objectives of the program:

  • Train qualified human resources to create new scientific and technological knowledge; perform research and development activities; and act autonomously in preparing specialized personnel for these activities.


  • Define, propose, coordinate and execute research and/or development projects at the local, national or international level;


  • Collaborate in the training of Civil Engineering professionals, or related area, for the performance of their activities;


  • Establish and maintain partnerships with national and international institutions which make it possible to strengthen the lines of research of PPGEC

 Profile of graduate professional:

The graduate by the Graduate Program in Civil Engineering in the Pato Branco campus of the UTFPR, with a Master's Degree in Science,   Civil Engineering Program, should be able to approach on a scientific way the problems of civil engineering, with a broad vision and multidisciplinary knowledge, creating solutions and developing appropriate technologies, emphasizing regional vocations where appropriate. Furthermore, the graduate should be able to work in teaching and research in higher education institutions, as well as understand, reflect and act in scientific and technological processes in the area of civil engineering.

Synthetic description of the course:

The activities related to the master's degree course in Civil Engineering will be developed in the Pato Branco campus of the UTFPR. Students enjoy an environment conducive to learning, with theoretical classrooms and environments for the development of research projects, with study rooms, specific laboratories and computers, available in sufficient numbers to meet the course objectives.

The classes will be held during the day, from Monday to Friday. Exceptionally, some subjects may be offered at night or on weekends, by collaborating professor  or guests from other institutions, without prejudice to the activities of the students.

The distribution of credits will be made as follows: minimum of 20 (twenty) credits in subjects, up to 2 (two) credits related to the optative probation period on teaching  up to 2 (two) credits with the proven publication of complete scientific papers developed at the PPGEC in congresses annals, being 1 (one) credit assigned to each paper, up to 4 (four) credits with the acceptance of papers developed at  in PPGEC in CAPES/ Qualis B3 qualified journals, or higher qualified , being 2 (two) credits assigned to each paper.

The subjects of Research Methodology in Engineering and Numerical and Statistical Methods applied to Engineering are the two mandatory ones, that belong to the common core of the Graduate program, fundamental  to the training of the graduates of PPGEC. Moreover, the mandatory subjects provide the support to electives subjects and to academic research projects. The elective subjects have as main objectives, according to the research line adopted, to provide in-depth support, subsidize the understanding of common research problems and develop concepts and knowledge that contribute to specific projects of the scholars of PPGEC. The choice of the elective subjects must be carried out by the student in conjunction with his/her advisor.

The Internship in Teaching is optional, as provided for in the regulation of the program, and aims to provide a didactic experience with the Graduate courses, aiming to integrate the under-Graduate  and Graduate activities, besides contributing to their professional formation.

At the end of the course, the student must submit a mandatory dissertation, prepared by the student, based on the developed research, that will be presented and argued publicly for at least three professors, as to the domain of concepts and methodologies relevant to the area and/or PPGEC’s research line, considering the desired Master’s title.

Total credits for Graduate: 24

Subjects: 20

Dissertation: 00

Other: 04

Selection: Yearly

Vacancies by selection: 10



Areas of Concentration


Materials and Structural Engineering

This area of concentration is dedicated to the study of the behavior of materials and structures, including the theoretical and numerical analysis of systems and structural elements, as well as the experimental analysis of structures and materials for structural application. It is pointed out that the research in this line feature applications that also contribute to broader fields in addition to the Civil Engineering, such as Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanics, Aerospace and Shipbuilding.


It deals with studies of the interaction between building and environment, aiming to empower the student through knowledge in Environmental Management, Technologies, Sustainability and Eco-Efficiency in Civil Construction and urban infrastructure. It thus aims at  encouraging students to develop and apply innovative technologies and apply innovative and basic environmental technologies for the prevention of environmental problems, from human or industrial activities, and even proposing the adoption of good practices with economic, social and environmental gains.


Lines of research

Materials and Structural Engineering

Analysis of Structures

The researches belonging to the numerical analysis aim at the study and simulation of static or dynamic events,  in linear and non-linear regime through different methods, such as finite difference, finite element and boundary element and its applications, seeking the adequacy of such methods to the specific type of problem analyzed, and the following can be highlighted as research objects: the  modeling of soil-structure interactions , fluid-structure and thermal-structure and the study of constitutive models for materials under fatigue, laminating, damage and fracture.

Construction materials and components

The activities of this line of research are aimed at developing new cements, reuse of waste as alternative sources of raw material and conventional and special materials performance analysis. The research includes studies of durability, with special approach in mortars and concretes. Furthermore, research is  developed on the behavior of concrete structures, metal materials, wood and polymer composites including listening techniques and non-destructive testing.



Environmental technology in the built environment

It comprises the approach of technology-related issues related to protection and conservation of the environment, management and sustainable management of environmental resources in construction, including issues relating to environmental quality of the  natural and man-made space, reconciling the use of resources with environmental conservation and management instruments in force. This line is divided into five major focuses: Solid Waste Management; Geoprocessing, Sensing and Environmental information System; Compensatory Techniques in Urban pluvial Drainage systems, Urban Watersheds and Water and Effluent Treatment. Environmental legislation is also object of study in this line.






















1.1 The Coordination of the Graduate Program in Civil Engineering (PPGEC), of the Federal Technological University of Paraná (UTFPR), makes public that are registrations are open in the PPGEC, for admission in March 2016, at the Master's Degree level.

1.2 The Graduate Program in Civil Engineering (PPGEC) aims to train professionals in the sub-areas of materials, structural engineering and environmental sciences applied to the construction industry, thus contributing to the development of the region and the country, to scientific research, professional practice, developing and disseminating new knowledge and technologies and the teaching in higher education.


1.3 Information  on PPGEC can be obtained at the Office of the Program or on the site

http: www.pb.utfpr.edu.brppgec


2.1 Materials and Structural Engineering

Lines of research:

a) Analysis of structures

b) Construction Materials and Components

2.2 Environment

Line of research

a) Environmental Technology in the Built Environment



3.1 Registrations may be made during the period from Oct. 5, 2015 to Oct. 30, 2015, from Monday to Friday, from 8:30AM to 5:30PM in the Office of the Graduate Program in Civil Engineering, located in the UTFPR - Pato Branco Campus, Block V, Via do conhecimento, km 01, Zip Code 85503-390, Pato Branco-PR.

3.2 Registrations will also be accepted when sent via SEDEX (COURIER), by mail, since the post date is not later than the last day of registration (10/30/2015), to the address: UTFPR-Campus Pato Branco, Via do conhecimento, km 01, CEP 85503-390, Pato Branco-PR A/C Secretaria do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia Civil.

3.3 The application for registration of the candidates in the Master's Degree Course in Civil Engineering will be made to the Coordination of the Graduate Course, via a specific electronic form, available at http: www.pb.utfpr.edu.brppgec, in accordance with item 3.7.

3.4.Students holding officially recognized  under-Graduate  diploma in Civil Engineering and related fields, shall be admitted for registration. Holders of under-Graduate degree obtained overseas must submit its document recognition, International agreement or treaty.

3.5. The application for registration shall be delivered personally or by mail with the following documentation:

a) printed registration form, completed and signed (obtained on the site http: www.pb.utfpr.edu.brppgec);

b) copy of ID card (RG) (or foreign passport);

c) copy of the CPF;

d) copy of birth or marriage certificate;

e) copy the elector’s card, with proof of the electoral situation by TSE (obtained on the site http: www.tse.jus.breleitorsituacao-eleitoral) or proof of the last election (two shifts if any);

f) copy of under-Graduate diploma or equivalent document.

g) lattes curriculum of CNPq documented (Annex A)

h) research project (model on the site http: www.pb.utfpr.edu.brppgec);

I) copy of the School Transcript of the Under-Graduate Program;

j) scoring form, accounting for his/her scientific and technological production (obtained on the site http: www.pb.utfpr.edu.brppgec);

k) two 3 x 4 recent photographs;

l) 02 (two) letters of recommendation signed by people linked to their area of professional training (model on the site http: www.pb.utfpr.edu.brppgec), in a sealed envelope. This document can also be mailed directly to the PPGEC by the evaluator on the date specified in item 3.2. PPGEC-linked professors will not provide letters of recommendation.

3.6 The documents should be delivered in the Office or via Mail in a sealed envelope and the same will be conferred only by the selection commission after the closing of registrations. The office shall deliver to the candidate a protocol corresponding to the envelope receipt

3.7 Entries will not be accepted by means other than those referred to in items 3.1 and 3.2 and entries missing documents will not be approved. Under-Graduate diplomas obtained overseas must contain their authentication, agreement or international treaty document.

3.7.1 The documentation will not be conferred on delivery in the presence of the applicant or his/her attorney, and the candidate will be the sole responsible.

3.8 The extemporaneous registration is prohibited.

3.9 The information provided in the registration process will be the sole responsibility of the applicant, and the Program is entitled to exclude from the selection process the applicant who does not submit full documentation, full and legible completion of the form and/or to provide data proven to be  untrue.

3.10. When making his/her registration, the applicant attests to be aware and in accordance with the conditions set out in this public notice.


4.1. 10 (ten) vacancies will be offered.

4.1.1. The vacancies will be distributed according to the lines of research: 3 (three) for Analysis of Structures, 2 (two) for Materials and Building Components and 5 (five) for Environmental Technology in the Built Environment.

4.2. At the moment of registration, the applicant shall indicate the desired search line. The candidate may also indicate a second choice, being possible the competition in this subject000 only in case there are vacancies left. The second option should be indicated manually on the registration form after printed.


5.1. The selection process to the Graduate Program in Civil Engineering will be held by a Commission Designated by the Coordinator, approved by the Collegiate of the Program.

5.2 first step of selection (Approval of registrations) – Eliminatory Character

5.2.1 This step will assess if the documentation submitted in the inscription is as requested in the notice and if the training area the candidate meets the purposes of the intended research line. The non-compliance with the items listed in this public notice will result in disqualification of the candidate.

5.2.2 partial result of selection (approval of registration)

The announcement of the results of the first stage will be made until 6:00 pm on 11/10/2015 on the PPGEC site: http: www.pb.utfpr.edu.brppgec. The announcing the partial result of the selective process shall display the name of all classified candidates, in alphabetical order.

5.2.3 Appeals period according to the schedule

5.3. Second stage of selection: Analysis of the Research Project and Curriculum – Eliminatory and classification Character.

5.3.1 The analysis of the Research Project (see guidelines for elaboration on the site http: www.pb.utfpr.edu.brppgec) and Curriculum will be carried out  by the Selection Committee for each research line.

3.2. The Research Project scoring will be structured as follows:  40% (forty percent) of the grade will be assigned to the content and 60% (sixty percent) to the defense of thesis.

5.3.3 The Research Project will be only element of analysis for the selection process; If the candidate is approved, his/her development will be at the discretion of the adviser.

5.3.4 The Curriculum scoring will be performed according to Annex A. information in the Curriculum not accompanied by supporting documents will not be scored.

5.3.5 Dates related to the defense of the Research Project will follow the schedule of item 6 and schedules will be announced by the commission on the PPGEC’s site.

5.4 The classification in the selection process will be structured as follows: 40% (forty percent) of the grade will be assigned to the research project and 60% (sixty per cent) of the grade will be assigned to the Curriculum

5.5 In the event of a tie, it shall prevail the candidate  showing a better performance in the Curriculum.

5.6. The final result of the selection process of the Graduate Program in Civil Engineering will be approved by the Collegiate of PPGEC and announced through the notice board(s) of the Office of the PPGEC and on the website: http: www.pb.utfpr.edu.brppgec..

5.7 The final announcement of the result of the selection process shall display the name of all classified, per line, in descending order of classification according to the final grade.



• Registrations: from 10/05/2015 the 10/30/2015.

• Announcement of the registrations approved: 11/10/2015.

• Deadline for appealing: until 5:30 pm on 11/12/2015.

• Defense of the Project: from 11/16/2015 to 11/20/2015 (schedules will be published on the website of PPGEC)

• Announcement of Results: from 11/25/2015.

  • Appeal request: until 4:00 pm on 11/27/2015.

• Announcement of the final result: until 8:00 pm on 12/04/2015.

• Registration: February 2016 (dates to be announced on the site of PPGEC).

• Commencement of classes: March 2016 (dates to be disclosed on the site of PPGEC).


7.1. The documentation for purposes of appeals, will be available to candidates from the date of the announcement of the results (First and Second Stage) of the selection process. The deadline for appeal to the selection process of the Graduate Program in Civil Engineering of the UTFPR will be 48 (forty-eight) hours from the time of announcement of the partial and final results.

7.2. The candidate who does not make his/her registration in the Program on the date set shall lose the right to a place..

7.3 Applicants not approved can provide the withdrawal of their documents in the Office of the Graduate Program until March 15, 2016. Upon the expiry of this deadline, the documents will be eliminated.

7.4. The candidate to the selection process will be eliminated, without prejudice to the applicable criminal penalties,  upon fraud or attempted fraud of any of the rules set out in this notice or in the regulation and the PPGEC.

7.5. The omitted cases in this public notice will be resolved by the Collegiate of the Graduate Program in Civil Engineering.

7.6 This public notice will be published on the PPGEC page (http: www.pb.utfpr.edu.brppgec) and will be available on the PPGEC’s Secretariat panel  .


Pato Branco, September 21, 2015.


Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Civil Engineering

UTFPR - Pato Branco Campus


Director of Research and Graduate of the Pato Branco Campus


Director General of Pato Branco Campus




Annex to  PUBLIC NOTICE No. 013/2015-PPGEC


  1. 1.    Criteria for  assessing Curriculum Lattes

1.1  Activities and respective scores

1.1.1     Papers published in events annals


Description of activity



a) Full paper










b) Expanded abstract










c) Simple abstract










1.1.2. Scientific and technological production published in online journals or printed (according to the Qualis Engineering I)


Description of activity




d) Article published in a scientific periodical listed in Qualis CAPES on the area of Engineering I


A1, A2, B1, B2


B3, B4, B5, C


d) Article published in a scientific periodical listed in Qualis CAPES or not listed in  the area of Engineering I





e) Authorship and co-authorship of a chapter in an international scientific book


f) Authorship and co-authorship  in an international scientific book



g) Authorship and co-authorship of a chapter  in a national scientific book, with ISBN



h) Authorship and co-authorship of a national scientific book, with ISBN



i) Authorship and co-authorship of a registered/published patent





.1.13 Activities of scientific initiation, probationary periods and Graduate courses (maximum of 20 points)

Description of activity




a) Scientific introduction (PIBIC, PIBITI and Affirmative Actions), duly proven by a document issued by the Graduate department or equivalent body at IES


6 points per year


b) Tutorial Education Program (PET), PIBID, monitorships and probation periods linked to  the activities of teaching, research and extension (except compulsory stage of end of course)


3 points per year or proportional in the  stated period


c) Lato sensu Graduate in engineering and related areas.


5/360 hours (limited to 5 points)



1.1.4 Professional experience (maximum of 10 points)


Description of activity




a) Professional experience in civil engineering and related areas

1/year (limited to 5 points)

b) Professional experience in an institution of  research in civil engineering and related areas




c) Experience in teaching in high education in engineering and related areas




  • The activities listed shall be duly proven



Graduate courses

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