Graduate Program in Automation and Systems Engineering


The innovative nature of the Graduate Program in Automation and Systems Engineering (PPGEAS) is reinforced by the dynamic and fast automation of products and processes in diverse areas of industry and society. The recent growth of automation witnessed in the country and abroad was greatly influenced by new technologies of information and communication. This new graduate program was established to meet the need of offering advanced degrees for alumni from undergraduate programs in Automation, Control and Mechatronics Engineering, among which UFSC was a pioneer, with the inception of the first undergraduate program in Automation and Control in 1990.

Because of its broad and multidisciplinary vocation, the PPGEAS attracts prospective students with diverse backgrounds in Automation, Control, Mechatronics, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering, among other Engineering fields, but also recent graduates and professionals in Computer Science, Information Technology, Physics, and Mathematics.

The faculty body consists of 25 professors among which 14 members are CNPq Fellows.


Contribute to the development of human resources, advancement of science and technology, and innovation in automation.

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Degrees Awarded

Master’s and Doctoral degrees.

Area of Concentration

Control, Automation and Systems.

Lines of Research

  • Control: Modeling, Simulation and Identification of Systems; Control of Dynamic Continuous-Time, Discrete-Event and Hybrid Systems; Instrumentation and Measurement for Control and Automation.
  • Automation and Mechatronic Systems: Robotic Manipulation; Mobile Robotics; Computer Vision Systems; Urban Traffic Control; Virtual Enterprises and Collaborative Networks; Actuators.
  • Computational Systems: Real-Time Systems, Security and Fault Tolerance; Networks and Distributed Systems; Software Engineering; Artificial Intelligence; Industrial Informatics.
  • Automation, Control, Optimization and Instrumentation for Oil and Gas Industries:  Regulatory and Advanced Control of Oil and Gas Industry Process; Predictive Control and Real-Time Optimization; Oil Production Optimization; Instrumentation for Oil and Gas Industry Processes; Automation of Oil and Gas Production Platforms.


Grade 6 (Maximum 7).

Recent Master’s Theses and Doctoral Dissertations