Electronic Engineering

03/05/2016 17:29

UFSC Electronic Engineering Program trains professionals to work with a high technical qualification in various market sectors, such as information technology (IT), semiconductors, aerospace, automotive, biomedical engineering, telecommunications, electrical/electronic, among others. In these sectors, the Electronic Engineer finds a vast range of working options, such as elaborating or executing technical projects, managing projects, or working as a sales engineer. Alternatively, the Electronic Engineer can continue his/her studies at the graduate level, in order to work in research, development and innovation.

Because it is a constantly evolving field, Electronic Engineering offers challenges and opportunities for the technology sectors which are in tune with the state-of-art. Taking the example of the information technology sector, where “smartphones” connected to the internet predominate, we can envisage a future in which Electronic Engineering will be the leading protagonist, as we move towards the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm – in which, at its limit, each object will be individually identified, able to access and be accessed remotely from any part of the world. IoT variants, such as Body Area Networks, will allow the network connection of devices installed in an individual’s body, enhancing diagnosis or optimizing the administration of substances and the monitoring of individuals. These advances depend on the progress towards minimizing the area and power consumption of the electronics involved and of data communication technologies. Therefore, it is necessary to act in all segments: design of new materials, optimization of devices, custom design of circuits and systems, and development of embedded software associated with computational intelligence.

The fundamentals to work in these markets are acquired in the UFSC Electronic Engineering program. The program’s curriculum is divided into two parts: one covering fundamental concepts with emphasis on Mathematics and Physics and the other having a professional focus, with emphasis on Biomedical Engineering, Telecommunications, Electronic Systems (microelectronics) and Digital Systems.

Florianópolis is recognized as an emerging technological hub that has about 600 hardware and software technology services companies, representing one of the main sources of tax revenue in the city. Among these companies, there are well-established and growing microelectronics companies and a significant number of young companies in various stages of incubation installed in local incubators. All this, combined with important research centers and technological innovation parks, stand out as prospective instruments for the future career of the Electronic Engineer graduated from UFSC.

 

Program Length: 10  semesters (5 years)
Faculty members:
45 Doctors
1 Master
Phone: +55 48 3721-6446
Website: http://geltro.ufsc.br