Graduate

Civil Engineering (MsC)

Overview


Aiming at reducing environmental impact in built areas and industries, Unisinos’ Postgraduate Program in Civil Engineering prepares professionals who are able to carry out scientific research and engineering projects that contribute to the development of a sustainable society. The Postgraduate Program in Civil Engineering is recommended by Capes, and counts on several agreements with different universities and organizations in the country. The program focuses on the promotion of advanced scientific-technological research related to the area of Waste Management, focusing on the prevention, waste generation reduction, and final disposal of solid waste.

Emphasis:

Waste Management

Areas of Study


Process optimization for waste minimization
It searches for process optimization to minimize solid waste generation through cleaner production studies, streamlining, durability, and economic viability. Objects of study include civil construction job sites waste (originated in the planning, design, execution, use and final disposal stages), as well as household waste and waste originated in other industries, which have reuse or recycling potential.

Waste recycling and final disposal
It develops projects focused on the study and development of new materials, through reuse or recycling alternatives for solid waste coming from several industries. It also investigates final disposal processes of different types of municipal solid waste.

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Course Coordinator

Luciana Paulo Gomes
PhD in Civil Engineering.
Areas of Interest: It develops research in the areas of municipal solid waste (MSW) generation, packaging, sweeping, collection, and transport, MSW treatment (including recycling) and final disposal, health service waste and industrial effluent and leachate treatment, as well as life cycle analysis.

E-mail: lugomes@unisinos.br
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Academic Staff

Andrea Parisi Kern
PhD in Civil Engineering.
Areas of Interest: She develops research in the areas of Building management, Building design and building optimization for waste minimization, Cleaner production, Sustainability in construction, and Life cycle analysis.
E-mail: apkern@unisinos.br
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Bernardo Fonseca Tutikian
PhD in Civil Engineering
Areas of Interest: He develops research in the areas of Concrete performance and technology, Reinforced concrete structures quality control, and Building pathology, with emphasis on waste.
E-mail: bftutikian@unisinos.br
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Carlos Alberto Mendes Moraes
PhD in Materials Science.
Areas of Interest: It develops research in the areas of Industrial solid waste, Process optimization for the minimization of waste, advanced environmental management tools, Cleaner production, Life cycle analysis; Characterization, valuation and recycling of materials and industrial solid waste.
E-mail: cmoraes@unisinos.br
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Claudio de Souza Kazmierczak
PhD in Civil Engineering.
Areas of Interest: It develops research in the areas of Materials and waste characterization, Durability, New materials, Construction and demolition waste, Waste from other industries, and Waste recycling and final disposal.
E-mail: claudiok@unisinos.br
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Feliciane Andrade Brehm
PhD. in Mining, Metallurgical, and Materials Engineering.
Areas of Interest: It develops research in the areas of Industrial solid waste, Process optimization for the minimization of waste, Cleaner production; Characterization and recycling of materials and industrial solid waste; Life cycle analysis.
E-mail: felicianeb@unisinos.br
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Luis Alcides Schiavo Miranda
PhD in Sciences - Environmental Biotechnology.
Areas of Interest: It develops research in the areas of Municipal and Industrial Effluent Treatment, Physical-Chemical and Biological Processes for Municipal and Industrial Effluent Treatment, Leachate Treatment, and Municipal and Industrial Solid Waste Disposal.
E-mail: lalcides@unisinos.br
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Marco Aurélio Stumpf González
Doctor in Civil Engineering.
Areas of Interest: He develops research in the areas of Building management, Building design and building optimization for waste minimization, Building economics and management techniques, Economic viability, Numerical methods, Life cycle analysis, and Sustainability in construction.
E-mail: mgonzalez@unisinos.br
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Marlova Piva Kulakowski
PhD in Metallurgical Engineering.
Areas of Interest: It develops research in the areas of Construction and demolition waste, Waste from other industries, Waste recycling and final disposal, Characterization of materials and waste, Durability and New materials.
E-mail: marlovak@unisinos.br
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Mauricio Mancio
PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Areas of Interest: Development and use of more durable and environmentally friendly construction materials, new cements, high performance concrete design, mechanisms of corrosion and passivation of steel reinforcement, non-destructive testing methods, and technological innovation.
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Marcelo Caetano
PhD in Mining, Metallurgical, and Materials Engineering
Areas of Interest: It develops research in the areas of municipal solid waste (MSW) generation, packaging, sweeping, collection, and transport, MSW treatment (including recycling) and final disposal, health service waste and industrial effluent and leachate treatment, as well as life cycle analysis.
E-mail: mocaetano@unisinos.br
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Regina Modolo
PhD in in Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Areas of Interest: It develops research in the areas of Industrial solid waste, Process optimization for the minimization of waste, advanced environmental management tools, Cleaner production, Life cycle analysis; Characterization, valuation and recycling of materials and industrial solid waste.
E-mail: reginaem@unisinos.br
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Curricular Structure for Master’s and Doctoral Degrees Back to menu


The Civil Engineering Department offers degree in Waste Management, which is the focus area to research, leading to the following degrees: Master Science in Civil Engineering and Doctor in Civil Engineering.

Master's Degree

The Master's Degree in Civil Engineering requires a minimum of 30 academic credits. The program has 12 required credits, including three courses (equivalent to 9 credits) and a Research Seminar (3 credits), and at least 5 Optional courses must to be taken (15 credits), totalling 24 credits. It is expected that the student fill these activities in two academic semesters (one year). After a Qualifying exam, the dissertation should be developed throughout the course period, and represents 4 credits.


Required Courses (9 credits)
- Research Seminar (2 credits)
- Modeling techniques and numerical analysis (3 credits)
- Environmental sustainability (3 credits)
- Properties of materials applied to civil construction (3 credits)


Optional Courses (12 credits)
- Materials Science (3 credits)
- Incorporation of industrial sub-products in civil construction (3 credits)
- Chemical and structural characterization methods for civil construction materials (3 credits)
- Composting and landfills (3 credits)
- Loss management and lean construction (3 credits)
- Special Topics (3 credit)
- Project Process Management in Civil Construction (3 credits)
- Environmental analysis parameters (3 credits)


Doctoral Degree

The doctorate in Civil Engineering requires a minimum of 36 credits. At least 27 credits must be graduate level courses (equivalent to 9 courses) and 9 credits must be taken as thesis research. As a general rule, the doctoral candidate make the courses in the first year and develop the thesis in three years, after approval on the Qualifying exam.


Doctoral candidates should to take two language proficiency tests. It’s mandatory an English Exam, to those that are not English native speakers, and a Portuguese Exam, to those that are not Portuguese native speakers. In other cases, candidates may choose the second language.

Contact Back to menu


Postgraduate Program in Civil Engineering
Phone: +55 (51) 3590 8766
E-mail: ppgec@unisinos.br
Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 8 am to 10 pm
Location: Room C01 306 - Unisinos São Leopoldo Campus

Civil Engineering (MsC)