Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

Department of Production Engineering
Technology Center
Campus Universitario – Trindade
88040-900 – Florianopolis/SC – Brazil

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Our faculty is constituted by professors with master’s and doctoral degrees obtained from excellence centers worldwide, which are located in countries such as Germany, France, the United States, Canada, England, Portugal and Spain. In addition, some degrees were obtained in renowned Brazilian institutions such as FGV, UFRJ, USP and UFSC itself. The Department has technical-administrative employees working in undergraduate and graduate activities.

The current administrative body is composed of the following professors:


Production Engineering is associated with the manufacturing of goods and services, covering a wide spectrum of applications. It has important interfaces with all other branches of engineering, as well as with other areas of knowledge that interfere horizontally in production systems, such as management, economics, accounting, psychology, information technology and statistics, among others. It uses qualitative and quantitative planning and design methodologies for the implementation of production systems, seeking, through an adequate integration of people, materials and equipment, to maximize the effectiveness of the results achieved. The work in multidisciplinary teams and the systemic approach are remarkable characteristics of Production Engineering. Improving the quality of goods and services and increasing productivity and competitiveness are its primary and permanent objectives.

At the same time that it deals with traditional tools that, over time, have proven to be adequate for efforts to improve production operations, Production Engineering also invests in current concepts and methods, such as the new models of the Industry 4.0 and Circular Economy. In this context, the vision adopted is essentially strategic, understanding that the essence of Industry 4.0 or the Circular Economy lies in the conception of new business models, whether for companies in the industrial or service sectors. These business models are strongly supported by technological resources and the adequate use of resources, but not necessarily directed only to production processes, but to different interaction forms with consumer markets. Establishing relationships with consumer markets and, more broadly, with society in general, has always been a fundamental focus of Production Engineering. Hence its compatibility with the general principles of Industry 4.0 and the Circular Economy.


  • Production Engineering began at UFSC in 1969, when the Master’s degree was created at the School of Industrial Engineering, including the concentration areas in Industrial Engineering and Production Management. Two years later, the Industrial Engineering Department was created, which, in the late 1970s, received its current name, Department of Production Engineering.
  • In 1972, the graduate course in Industrial Engineering was formalized at the master’s level, which, in 1978, was named Graduate Course in Production Engineering.
  • In 1979, courses in Civil Production Engineering, Electrical Production Engineering and Mechanical Production Engineering were created at UFSC at the undergraduate level.
  • The doctoral course started to be offered in 1989. Since then, master’s and doctoral courses were structured in the Graduate Program in Production Engineering.
  • In its successful history, the Department of Production Engineering formed more than 2000 Engineers, 4500 Masters in Production Engineering and 1400 Doctors in Production Engineering.