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About the course

Goals

The main goal of Industrial Engineering is to train qualified professionals in the design, operation, management, and improvement of goods and services production systems, integrating human, economic, social and environmental aspects. Various skills are developed throughout the course, such as planning and managing production systems, managing quality systems, establishing organizational strategies, planning work health, safety, and organization, always using a wide analytical tool, monitoring technological advances.
The course has a total workload of 3,780 hours, being 3,600 hours in compulsory subjects and activities and 180 hours in electives.

Course Curriculum

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  • What is it

    The Industrial Engineering field

    According to the International Institute of Industrial Engineering - IIIE and the Brazilian Association of Industrial Engineering - ABEPRO, it is responsibility of Industrial Engineering to design, implement, operate, improve and maintain integrated productive systems of goods and services, involving men, materials, technology, and energy. It is also incumbent to specify, predict and evaluate the obtained results from these systems to society and the environment, drawing on expertise in mathematics, physics, the humanities, and social sciences, together with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design.
    The Industrial Engineer's field of expertise is quite broad, and he can work in the Manufacturing area, in different industrial sectors, but also with a large performance in the services area, especially retail, financial institutions, health organizations, consulting, among others. Also noteworthy is the entrepreneurial profile of the Industrial Engineer, who is also focused on technological development, innovation, and new business.

    Coordination

    Undergraduate Commission

    The Undergraduate Commission of the Industrial Engineering (COMGRAD EPR) is composed of two professors (Coordinator and Substitute Coordinator), as well as four nominated professors and representatives of different departments that relate to the course. COMGRAD is responsible for updating the course's pedagogical project, making curriculum changes, analyzing prerequisite breaks and colliding schedules, selecting students for internal transfers and entering graduates, analyzing student credit equivalence that come from other courses, the authorization of required and non-compulsory internships of the students of the course, in addition to answering questions and requests from students and teachers, by email and / or in person.

    Coordination

    Course Coordinator

    Prof. Maria Auxiliadora Cannarozzo Tinoco, PhD

    Phone: +55 51 3308-3491 | E-mail: comgrad@producao.ufrgs.br

    Substitute Coordinator

    Prof. Joana Siqueira de Souza, PhD

    Additional Information

    Student Support

    Visit the TUA UFRGS catalog and answer your questions.

    The Academic Directory can also help you.

    Documents and Resolutions

    Resolution 001/2017Not Required Internship (in Portuguese)

    Resolution 011/2013 – Undergraduate Basic Rules (in Portuguese)

    Resolution 003/2018 – Academic Exchange (in Portuguese)

    Resolution 007/2004 – Student Disciplinary Code (in Portuguese)

    Supplementary Credits – Request Form (in Portuguese)

    Elucidation on Plagiarism (in Portuguese)

    UNDERGRADUATE MODERNIZATION PROGRAM (PMG)

    CAPES-Fulbright Agreement

    The Brazil - United States Undergraduate Higher Education Modernization Program (PMG - USA), promoted by CAPES and Fulbright was created to foster the modernization of Brazilian higher education, one of the most important foundations for the country's development, in alignment with the educational reforms promoted in many countries aimed at strengthening their higher education, science, technology and innovation systems. The UFRGS Industrial Engineering course was one of eight courses covered by this program in Brazil, which aims at a curricular update with the insertion of innovative pedagogical practices between 2019 and 2026.

    Faculty

    University Professors

    Name E-mail Links
    Alejandro Germán Frank frank@producao.ufrgs.br
    Ana Margarita Larrañaga analarra@producao.ufrgs.br
    Ângela de Moura Ferreira Danilevicz angelamfd@producao.ufrgs.br
    Camila Costa Dutra camila@producao.ufrgs.br
    Carla Schwengber ten Caten tencaten@producao.ufrgs.br
    Christine Tessele Nodari piti@producao.ufrgs.br
    Cláudia Medianeira Cruz Rodrigues claudia.rodrigues@producao.ufrgs.br
    Cláudio José Müller cmuller@producao.ufrgs.br
    Daniel Sérgio Presta Garcia daniel.garcia@ufrgs.br
    Fernando Dutra Michel michel@producao.ufrgs.br
    Fernando Gonçalves Amaral amaral@producao.ufrgs.br
    Flávio Sanson Fogliatto ffogliatto@producao.ufrgs.br
    Francisco José Kliemann Neto kliemann@producao.ufrgs.br
    Giovana Savitri Pasa giovanapasa@producao.ufrgs.br
    Helena Beatriz Bettella Cybis helenabc@producao.ufrgs.br
    Istefani Carísio de Paula istefani@producao.ufrgs.br
    Joana Siqueira de Souza joana@producao.ufrgs.br
    José Luis Duarte Ribeiro ribeiro@producao.ufrgs.br
    Luiz Afonso dos Santos Senna senna@producao.ufrgs.br
    Marcelo Nogueira Cortimiglia cortimiglia@producao.ufrgs.br
    Márcia Elisa Soares Echeveste echeveste@producao.ufrgs.br
    Maria Auxiliadora Cannarozzo Tinoco maria@producao.ufrgs.br
    Michel José Anzanello anzanello@producao.ufrgs.br
    Ricardo Augusto Cassel cassel@producao.ufrgs.br
    Tarcísio Abreu Saurim saurin@ufrgs.br

    Subjects

    Subjects

    Development of theoretical and practical work involving concepts and methods in the field of Industrial Engineering. The work is guided by a professor familiar with the chosen subject and should demonstrate that the student consolidated the knowledge acquired throughout the course.

    Recommended Semester

    9

    Responsible Professor

    José Luis Duarte Ribeiro

    Workload

    6 credits (90h)

    Obligatoriness

    Required

    Practical application of the project developed in the subject of Business Intervention Planning I involving concepts and methods of the Industrial Engineering area. The work is guided by a professor familiar with the chosen subject and must demonstrate that the student consolidated the knowledge acquired throughout the course.

    Recommended Semester

    10

    Responsible Professor

    Flávio Sanson Fogliatto

    Workload

    6 credits (90h)

    Obligatoriness

    Required

    The course covers basic computer programming topics and algorithms focused on Industrial Engineering applications. The approach is applied using spreadsheets and mathematicians software supporting the presentation of the contents covered. The construction of algorithms is detailed, the algorithms being illustrated through practical examples from Industrial Engineering and exercises.

    Recommended Semester

    1

    Responsible Professor

    Michel José Anzanello

    Workload

    4 credits (60h)

    Obligatoriness

    Required

    Basics of Engineering Economics: simple interest and compound interest; nominal rate and effective rate; notion of the money value over time. Amortization systems. Monetary correction. The basis for comparison of investment alternatives: minimum rate attractiveness; equivalent uniform value method; net present value method; internal rate of return and modified return rate methods; payback method; advantages and disadvantages of each of them. Depreciation and Income Tax Consideration. Engineering Economics and inflation. Equipment replacement; leave without replacement, with identical replacement, and with different replacement; Multicriteria analysis: simultaneous consideration of multiple decision criteria; MAUT method; AHP method.

    Recommended Semester

    7

    Responsible Professor

    Francisco José Kliemann Neto

    Workload

    4 credits (60h)

    Obligatoriness

    Required

    Introduction to Statistics, random variables, frequency distribution, central tendency measures, variability measures, fundamental theorems, probability, probability distributions, sample distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis tests, regression, and correlation.

    Recommended Semester

    2

    Responsible Professor

    José Luis Duarte Ribeiro

    Workload

    4 credits (60h)

    Obligatoriness

    Required

    The new paradigm of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial behavior. Competences and skills to undertake. Innovation and entrepreneurial posture. Innovation management. Entrepreneurship habitats. Entrepreneurship support tools. The legislation applied to entrepreneurship. Development of new business.

    Recommended Semester

    4

    Responsible Professor

    Ângela de Moura Ferreira Danilevicz

    Workload

    4 credits (60h)

    Obligatoriness

    Alternative

    The environmental issue and its relationship with various sectors of the company. Clean Production and manufacturing processes. Eco-design and product quality. Standardization and Certification: ISO 14000 and international competitiveness. Planning and implementation of environmental management systems.

    Recommended Semester

    10

    Responsible Professor

    Ângela de Moura Ferreira Danilevicz

    Workload

    2 credits (30h)

    Obligatoriness

    Required

    History, definitions, NR-17, health and safety (occupational diseases). Work, the conceptualization of work, craftwork, the industrial revolution, informational revolution. Work Organization, the influence of environmental factors: noise, vibration, lighting, temperature, aerodispersoids.

    Recommended Semester

    6

    Responsible Professor

    Fernando Gonçalves Amaral

    Workload

    4 credits (60h)

    Obligatoriness

    Required

    Work physiology, human system: breathing, muscle circulation and neuromuscular function, energy sources for work, biomechanics, physical work: static work, dynamic work, workload and physical capacity stress and fatigue, biological rhythms. Mental/cognitive work, HCI (human-computer interaction), anthropometry, workplace design, ergonomic approach.

    Recommended Semester

    8

    Responsible Professor

    Fernando Gonçalves Amaral

    Workload

    2 credits (30h)

    Obligatoriness

    Elective

    Capacity planning: terminology and capacity measures, scale economies, capacity strategies, systematic approach to capacity allocations. Plant location: chain of supply and distribution, allocation models, transportation costs, location selection techniques, support infrastructure location. Layout: shop floor layout, mobile layout and job shop layout, hybrid layouts.

    Recommended Semester

    8

    Responsible Professor

    Tarcísio Abreu Saurim

    Workload

    4 credits (60h)

    Obligatoriness

    Required

    Characteristics of organizations. The study of organizations and the organizational environment. The study of relationships between organizations. Industrial organization and rationalization of activities. Interindustrial relations involving customers and suppliers.

    Recommended Semester

    6

    Responsible Professor

    Alejandro Germán Frank

    Workload

    4 credits (60h)

    Obligatoriness

    Required

    Cooperation

    International cooperation

    PENDING

    Junior company

    EPR Consultoria

    EPR Consultoria is the Junior Company of the Production Engineering course from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. Founded in 2001 and headquartered at the Engineering School of UFRGS, the company, built by graduates of the course, was developed due to the inspiration and the motivation of young entrepreneurs. Having carried out more than 80 customized projects according to the customer’s needs, the company has the technical support of the professors of the Department of Production and Transportation Engineering (DEPROT), all of renowned national and international performance in Production Engineering.
    With the mission of promoting the professional and personal growth of employees, by applying the knowledge of Production Engineering in companies, developing their competitive potential, EPR Consultoria is an excellent training option for students of the course, promoting qualified and differentiated professionals for the market. The company has become a reference in the quality of services rendered, presenting concrete and practical solutions to those involved in the projects. Raising quality and productivity, using the knowledge of Production Engineering and aligning expectations with results, that’s the commitment we bring to each of our customers, such as: Memphis, Braskem, ThyssenKrupp, Souza Cruz, Oderich, Taurus, Renner, Petróleos Ipiranga, Empresa de Correios e Telégrafos, Justiça Federal RS, Vonpar, Frigoríficos Mercosul, Tudo Fácil, Bella Gula and Jardim Botânico.

    Access EPR’s website (http://bit.ly/Site_EPR) for further informations.