Production and Systems Engineering (MsC/Ph.D)


Based on the current scenario of organizations, demanding new competences for their operational activities, Unisinos Graduate Program in Production Systems Engineering focuses on academic excellence and corporate realities. Based on the new developments in the field and on the analysis of national and international cases, the program is intended to qualify human resources to change the reality of the organization where they work, contributing to regional development and the generation of entrepreneurship and innovation within the context of Production Systems Engineering.

*The Graduate Program in Production Systems Engineering conducts advanced scientific and technological research in the area and is recommended by CAPES. The master's degree is graded 5 and the doctoral degree is graded 4. Next assessment will be during the quadriennium 2013-2016.


Production Management

Areas of Study

Business Systems Modeling
Addresses advanced solutions to modeling and analysis of complex problems and to support the decision-making process in scenarios characterized by simultaneous interaction of multiple variables.

Competitiveness Planning and Management
The area of Competitiveness Planning and Management is an interface of specific knowledge developed by Production Engineering, Management and Industrial Economics. It encompasses modern and relevant issues from the point of view of economic, social, and environmental development.

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Course Coordinator

Miguel Afonso Sellitto
PhD in Production Engineering.
Areas of Interest: Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Green Supply Chain Management, Organizational Sustainability, Production Strategy, Complexity, Performance Measurement, Industrial Maintenance Management, and Technical Assistance.

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Academic Staff

André Luis Korzenowski
PhD in Production Engineering.
Areas of Interest: Develops research in the areas of Quality Engineering, Statistical Process Control, Applied Quantitative Methods, Pattern Monitoring, and Change Detection.
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Amarolinda Zanela Klein
PhD in Management.
Areas of Interest: Management of Technology and Information Systems, Information Technology and Organizational Competitiveness, changes related to the adoption of Information and Communication Technology in organizations.
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Daniel Pacheco Lacerda
PhD in Production Engineering.
Areas of Interest: Theory of Constraints, Business Process Engineering, Industrial Costs, Organizations Strategy, and Operation Strategy.
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Giancarlo Medeiros Pereira
PhD in Production Engineering.
Areas of Interest: Service Management and Industrial Marketing, and Service Marketing.
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Guilherme Luís Roehe Vaccaro
PhD in Computer Science.
Areas of Interest: Operations Research, Computer Optimization and Simulation, Quantitative METHODS, and Decision Support Methods.
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José Antônio Valle Antunes Jr.
PhD in Management.
Areas of Interest: Technological Innovation, Competitiveness and Inter-firm Relationships, Networks.
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Miriam Borchardt
PhD in Production Engineering.
Areas of Interest: Quality Management Systems, and Service Operations.
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Master's Degree

The master's degree consists of 24 credits, including required courses and 7 optional courses. The optional courses are structured according to the areas of study. In addition to the credits of courses, to earn the master's degree students are required to develop a thesis and have it approved in a public defense.

Required Course (3 credits)
- Research Methodology (3 credits)

Optional Courses - Area of study: Business Systems Modeling (21 credits)
- Quantitative Methods (3 credits)
- Structuring and Troubleshooting Methods in Production Engineering (3 credits)
- Information Technology (3 credits)
- Computer Simulation (3 credits)
- Modeling Applied to Logistics (3 credits)
- Quality Engineering (3 credits)

Optional Courses - Area of study: Competitiveness Planning and Management (21 credits)
- Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
- Production Management I (3 credits)
- Inter-organizational Logistics Management (3 credits)
- Industrial Costs (3 credits)
- Sales and After-Sales Operations Management (3 credits)
- Production Planning and Programming (3 credits)
- Service Operations Management (3 credits)
- Organizational Sustainability (3 credits)

Common Optional Courses
- Production Management II (3 credits)
- Strategic Operation Management (3 credits)
- Seminars on Research I (1 credit)
- Seminars on Research II (1 credit)
- Seminars on Research III (1 credit)

Doctoral Degree

For completion of the doctoral degree, 36 credits are required, including 6 credits of required courses, 18 credits of optional courses, 6 credits of publications and 6 credits of research projects and/or internship exchange.

Required Courses (6 credits)
- Quantitative Methods II (3 credits)
- Qualitative Research Methods in Production Engineering (3 credits)

Optional Courses - Area of study: Business Systems Modeling (18 credits)
- Modeling Applied to Logistics (3 credits)
- Operations Research and Decision Making Support (3 credits)
- System Dynamics Modeling (3 credits)
- Organizational Project and Management Models (3 credits)
- Advanced Topics on Business Systems Modeling (3 credit)

Optional Courses - Area of study: Competitiveness Planning and Management (18 credits)
- Integrated Manufacturing Systems (3 credits)
- Innovation and Competitiveness in Production Systems (3 credits)
- Operations Management Focused on Consumer Behavior (3 credits)
- Earned Value Management (3 credits)
- Advanced Cost Studies (3 credits)
- Emerging Research on Supply-Chain Management (3 credits)
- Technology Development and Transfer (3 credits)
- Advanced Topics on Competitiveness Planning and Management (1 credit)

Integrating Optional Course
- Advanced Topics on Production Systems Engineering (1 credit)

Other Academic Activities
- Publication or acceptance for publication of a paper in Qualis A1, A2 journals (4 credits each paper) and/or B1 and B2 journals (2 credits each paper) in CAPES QUALIS in the area of Engineering III (6 credits)
- Internship exchange or participation in projects of research groups (6 credits) (Teaching Internship)
- Teaching Internship I* (2 credits)
- Teaching Internship II* (2 credits)

(*) Teaching Internship is required for scholarship students and lasts two academic semesters; credits will not be included in the total of required credits for completion of the doctoral degree.

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Office of the Registrar for the Graduate Program in Production Systems Engineering
Phone: +55 (51) 3590 8186
Hours: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 10 pm
Location: Sector E - Economic Science - Room E07 304 - Unisinos São Leopoldo Campus

Production and Systems Engineering (MsC/Ph.D)