Graduate Program in Electrical Engineering

General Information


The Graduate Program of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (FEEC) offers the degrees of Master in Electrical Engineering and Doctor in Electrical Engineering. The program was established in 1972, and its goal is to capacitate high level researches, professors and industry professionals in the area.

FEEC offers graduate courses and research opportunities in the following areas:

  • Automation (AA)
  • Electronics, Microelectronics and Optoelectronics (AC)
  • Biomedical Engineering (AD)
  • Computer Engineering (AE)
  • Electrical Energy (AF)
  • Telecommunications and Telematics (AG)

The program has been consistently evaluated as one of the top graduate programs in Electrical Egineering in the country by the Brazilian funding agency CAPES.

Currrently, there are several research projects under way.

The faculty comprises full-time professors. Our program also counts on the participation of invited professors, who participate in research and courses activities.

In the last years, our program had an annual average of 100 graduates, being 2/3 Masters and 1/3 Doctors.



The admission of new graduate students in our program occurs every March and August, when the respective semesters begin in our university. 

The application periods can be found at the calendar.

The application is done on-line. At this moment, the access to the application web page requires the knowledge of the Portuguese language. If you are not yet familiar with Portuguese, see a copy of the application form here, where all fields are shown both in Portuguese and English. Warning: this copy is intended to help you filling the form, and is for reference only; the actual application must be done on-line. 

Selection Process

The selection and acceptance of applicants is carried out independently by each FEEC's department. Applicants may choose up to two departments (in order of priority), related to their research interests. 

The selection process is based on the analysis of the following documents provided by the applicant.

  • Application form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts.
  • Names of people for recommendation 

Occasionally, applicants may be scheduled an interview with the prospective advisor.

FEEC strongly recommends the applicants contact the faculty and provide additional information that would help in the selection process.

The selection results are announced on FEEC's web page only.

Please contact us in case you need further information/instructions.




Major Area: Automation  (AA)
Lines of Research

  • Control of Dynamic Systems
  • System Identification 
  • System Modeling and Optimization
  • Robotics
  • Manufacturing systems
  • Intelligent systems


Major Area: Electronics, Optoelectronics and microelectronics (AC)
Lines of Research

  • Semiconductor Devices
  • Power Electronics
  • Instrumentation and Measurements
  • New Materials
  • Design of Integrated Circuits
  • Sensors and Actuators
  • Microelectronics and Photonics Technology


Major Area: Biomedical engineering (AD)
Lines of Research

  • Bioengineering
  • Clinical and hospital engineering
  • Rehabilitation engineeringMedical and biological engineering
  • Medical and biological engineering


Major Area: Computer Engineering (AE)
Lines of Research

  • Computer graphics
  • Software engineering
  • Image processing and computer vision 
  • Distributed systems
  • Intelligent systems 


Major Area: Electrical Energy (AF)
Lines of Research

  • Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • Electromagnetic Energy Conversion
  • Power Electronics
  • Instrumentation and Measurements
  • Sensors and Actuators
  • Electrical Power Systems


Major Area: Telecommunications and Telematics (AG)
Lines of Research

  • Antennae and Propagation
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • Computer Graphics
  • Optical Communications
  • Mobile Communications
  • Microwave Devices and Circuits
  • Software Engineering
  • Digital Modulation
  • Telecommunications Systems Planning and Management
  • Image Processing and Computer Vision
  • Digital Speech Processing
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Communications Networks
  • Distributed Systems
  • Information Theory, Coding and Cryptography