Graduate Program in Mathematical Modeling

Master's and Doctoral Degree

Grade 4

History and Proposal of the Program

Mathematical Modeling is a scientific area that extensively uses Mathematics and Scientific Computing. It uses mathematical and computational methods in the elaboration of mathematical models and the search for solutions to current problems in the most diverse areas of knowledge.

Currently modeling is used in areas such as mathematics, physics, condensed matter physics, systems identification, dynamical systems, mechanical systems control, grain storage and drying, gap control strategies in the production of petroleum, wireless sensor networks, mobile robotics, mathematical modeling through metaheuristics; plant breeding, physiology of cultivated plants, veterinary medicine, production of new materials for engineering, control and automation of systems, microelectronics among others.

Mathematical modeling has the improvement of production processes as its fundamental theme, especially in the regional agro-industrial sector and in all of Brazil, as well as the training of professionals to work in higher education.

The Master's degree lasts 24 months and offers 25 vacancies yearly. 32 credits, that is, 480 hours, are organized and offered on a semester basis, with classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

The Doctorate degree lasts 48 months and offers yearly 10 vacancies.  48 credits, that is, 720 hours, are offered from Monday to Wednesday.

Target Audience

The Program covers professionals with a higher education diploma in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Agrarian Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Computing and / or related areas.