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General Information

The D.Sc. course is offered in the following areas of study:

a) Mineral Technology, Environmental Studies, Extractive Metallurgy.
b) Fabrication Processes
c) Materials Science and Technology


The D.Sc. will have a minimum and maximum duration of two and four years, respectively.
In order to complete a D.Sc. degree, the candidate must:


– Complete 36 credits in courses, of which 24 can be of courses taken during a M.Sc. course;

– Have completed the course on Teaching I (M.Sc.) and II (D.Sc.), which is compulsory for students holding a Brazilian government scholarship. In case the student has not taken the course during his M.Sc. course he will need to take both during the D.Sc. course.

– Have passed a Qualifying Exam, within the period of 18 months from his admission to the program, which will include the presentation of his Thesis Proposal to an Evaluation Board.
The Evaluation Board will be constituted by a minimum of three members, all of which must hold a D.Sc. title or equivalent, the candidate’s Supervisor, who will preside the session and at least one member who is not a PPGE3M Professor.

– Have his D.Sc. Thesis approved by an Evaluation Board.

– Have published (or have received the official acceptance for publication of) at least one paper in an international journal which is classified as such by CAPES, the Brazilian government agency for higher education.

Obs: the D.Sc. Thesis can be substituted by a formal document containing 3 published (or formally accepted publications) in international journals which are classified as such by CAPES. The document must contain, besides copies of the papers, chapters with an Abstract, an Introduction, an Integration of the papers, Conclusions, and References, and must conform to templates established by the Post-Graduation Commission.

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