Electronics is the area that has most contributed to the development of humankind in the last century. The field drives annually more than US$1 trillion and is strategic to any developed or developing country.
The work of the electronic engineer has an impact on the people’s everyday lives. Essentially, the area involves the effects and behavior of electric charge carriers as well as electronic equipment, systems and devices. Electronic engineering work usually deals with information processing, which may include music recording techniques for MP3 playback, the development of integrated circuits for mobile phones, among other technologies. Electronic engineers work with the design and development of radio, TV and telephone transmitters and receivers. They also design tiny circuits called integrated circuits (chips), that can contain millions of semiconductor devices in just a few square centimeters. Integrated circuits are used in computers, video games, mobile phones, and many other devices. Besides, electronic engineers work in the design and development of devices to improve the quality of life (pacemakers and hearing aids) and to evaluate physiological condition (electrocardiogram machine). Other important works include the development of wireless sensor networks for environmental monitoring and the design of animal tracking chips. Electronic devices are also instrumental for air traffic control, either radar-based or satellite-based. Finally, the contribution of electronic engineering to the automotive industry has been central to energy saving, reducing air pollutant emissions and improving vehicle safety.
UFSC Electronic Engineering Program is divided into two modules: a three-year module of basic subjects and a two-year module of specialized subjects. The first module includes courses in Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science, as well as introductory courses in Electronic Engineering. This module provides students with the fundamental knowledge to pursue further studies or to enter directly into the job market. The second module, in its turn, provides the studies’ completion for the graduate to become an engineer. Graduates can work in government agencies (particularly those related to science and technology), industries, trade and services, and they can also enter high-quality graduate programs in Brazil and abroad. The comprehensive studies in basic sciences enables engineers not only to contribute with higher quality workforce in the labor market but also to generate high-level jobs through the creation and establishment of cutting-edge technology companies.
Bachelor’s in Electronic Sciences: 6 semesters
Electronic Engineering: 10 semesters
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