Course Characterization


Objectives / Professional profile to be formed:

The main objective of the Graduate Program in Oceanography (Master’s Course) is the generation and transmission of knowledge about oceanographic processes (biological, physical, chemical and geological) of coastal and marine environments ( Blue and Brown Water Oceanography ), in addition to the management of this space, with special interest in the State of Santa Catarina and the Southern Region of Brazil. Formally, it aims:

– ensure the training and improvement of a high level of teachers, researchers and professionals committed to the advancement of knowledge, in order to meet national needs;

– foster the development of scientific research in specific areas of knowledge;

– to strengthen the related study areas that already exist at UFSC, expanding the links between them.

The Graduate Program in Oceanography has an action proposal strongly linked to scientific research, covering both basic and applied science. This option is reflected in the focus given to the disciplines and themes of the dissertation and also in the careful selection of candidates.

The specific objectives of PPGOCEANO are:

-Train and qualify researchers and professors at the master’s level in Oceanography;

-Promote the search for knowledge and innovative content that feeds research into the occurrence of ocean-atmosphere, land-ocean, and ocean and boundary layer interaction phenomena;

-Train professionals to work in coastal and marine management situations.

The master’s course is offered to professionals with a full degree, who meet the selection criteria and have the capacity to act as: researchers capable of carrying out scientific and technological innovations, professors to work in higher education or professionals trained to create instruments and response strategies to the use and management of the oceans.

To this end, the program aims at training professionals who work or wish to work in the areas of research and study of natural oceanographic phenomena, such as ocean-atmosphere, land-ocean, and ocean and bottom boundary layer interaction phenomena.

For the Academic Master’s course, in addition to the qualification seminar (6 months and 14 months) and the development of the dissertation, the student must complete 16 credits in elective or optional disciplines and 02 in academic activities. Additionally, the Master’s student may take up to 30 hours (2 credits) of a teaching internship. The elective subjects will be distributed between the two semesters of each year, at intervals of up to two years. The disciplines may be taught in a concentrated manner. The remaining credits can be taken in Special Topics subjects offered by the program or in other programs (maximum validation of 4 credits). The presentation of the thesis is encouraged in the format of articles (1) submitted to Qualis CAPES A1, A2, B1 or B2 journals and/or book chapters (L1 and L2),

To this end, it is expected to train professionals with the capacity to enter academia and/or public and private companies, with the following profiles:

– qualified to carry out scientific and technological innovations;

– teachers to work in higher education;

– empowered to create instruments and strategies to respond to the use and management of the coastal zone and oceans.

Total credits for degree:

Subjects: 16 credits (in elective and/or optional and validated subjects)

Compulsory academic activities: 2 credits

Dissertation: 6

Total: 24

Frequency: Bi-annual for electives/sporadic offer for electives.