Curriculum

To obtain graduate degrees, it is necessary to fulfill certain credits requirements, which consist of generalmandatoryoptional, and elective subjects associated with the areas of concentration. In addition, students can take elective courses in other departments at PUC-Rio or in other educational institutions, as long as they have been previously approved by the program coordinator.

Master’s degree: take and pass a minimum of 24 (twenty-four) credits, consisting of a minimum of 7 (seven) mandatory subject credits, a minimum of 6 (six) optional subjects credits, and up to 11 (eleven) electives credits. The compulsory subjects are Master’s Seminar, 1 (one) credit, and Thermodynamics (or Fundamentals of Thermodynamics or Thermodynamics), 3 (three) credits. Excess credits from mandatory and optional subjects count as electives. You must also pass an English language exam (reading) and in two mandatory subjects: master’s thesis and scientific production (master’s level).

Master’s degree

Subjects Chemical Engineering (AEQ) Materials and Nanotechnology (AMN) Environmental Processes (PAM)
Mandatory 7 credits EQM2101 – Reactor Kinetics and Engineering EQM2201 – Materials Engineering EQM2301 – Physical Chemistry for Environmental Processes
EQM2012 – Thermodynamics or EQM2013 – Fundamentals of Thermodynamics or EQM2030 – Thermodynamics
EQM2002 – Master’s Seminar
Minimum of 6 credits optional Group EQM21 Group EQM22 Group EQM23
General
0 credits
EQM2000 – Master’s Dissertation
EQM2001 – Master’s Scientific Production
English language exam (reading)
Electives
11 credits
Groups EQM22 , EQM23, and others Groups EQM21 , EQM22, and others Groups EQM21 , EQM22, and others

Doctorate: take and pass a minimum of 48 (forty-eight) credits, consisting of a minimum of 10 (ten) mandatory subject credits, a minimum of 6 (six) credits from optional subjects, and up to 8 (eight) elective credits. Excess credits from mandatory and optional subjects count as electives. You must also pass the English language exam (reading and writing) and four mandatory subjects: qualification exam, doctoral thesis, scientific production (doctoral level), and doctoral thesis proposal, which is equivalent to 1 (one) credit. The courses taken in the master’s degree can be reused.

Doctorate degree

Subjects Chemical Engineering (AEQ) Materials and Nanotechnology (AMN) Environmental Processes (PAM)
Mandatory 10 credits EQM2101 – Reactor Kinetics and Engineering
EQM2102 – Transport Phenomena
EQM2202 – Phase Transformations and Equilibrium Diagrams
EQM2203 – Theory of Defects in Solids
EQM2301 – Physical Chemistry for Environmental Processes
EQM 2101 – Reactor Kinetics and Engineering
EQM2012 – Thermodynamics or EQM2030 – Thermodynamics
Minimum of 6 credits optional Group EQM21 GroupEQM22 Group EQM23
General
0 credits
EQM3000 – Doctoral Thesis
EQM3001 – Scientific Production D
EQM3002 – Qualification Exam
English language exam (reading and writing)
Open image EQM3003 – Doctoral Thesis Proposal
Electives
8 credits
Groups EQM22 , EQM23, and others Groups EQM21 , EQM22, and others Groups EQM21 , EQM22, and others

General disciplines

Code Name Credits
EQM2000 Masters dissertation 0
EQM2001 Scientific Production M 0
EQM2002 Master’s Seminar 1
EQM2003 Teaching Internship at Graduation I 1
EQM2004 Teaching Internship at Graduation II 2
EQM2005 Guided Study at PG I 2
EQM2006 Guided Study in PG II 3
EQM2007 Special Topics I 1
EQM2008 Special Topics II 2
EQM2009 Special Topics III 3
EQM2010 Scientific Writing Method 3
EQM2011 Research Methodology 2
EQM3000 Doctoral thesis 0
EQM3001 Scientific Production D 0
EQM3002 Qualification exam 0
EQM3003 Doctoral Thesis Proposal 1
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Compulsory subjects

Code Name Credits
EQM2012 Thermodynamics 3
EQM2013 Fundamentals of Thermodynamics 3
EQM2030 THERMODYNAMICS 3
EQM2101 Reactor Kinetics and Engineering 3
EQM2102 Transport Phenomena 3
EQM2201 Materials Engineering 3
EQM2202 Phase Transformation and Equilibrium Diagrams 3
EQM2203 Defect Theory in Solids 3
EQM2301 Physical Chemistry for Environmental Processes 3
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EQM21 Group

Optional for AEQ and electives for the others
Code Name Credits
EQM2103 Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering 3
EQM2104 Electrochemistry 3
EQM2105 Physical chemistry of Aqueous Processes 3
EQM2106 Thermodynamics Applied to Extractive Processes 3
EQM2107 Thermodynamic Modeling 3
EQM2108 Modeling and Simulation of Chemical Engineering Processes 3
EQM2109 Modeling and Simulation of Polymerization Reactions 3
EQM2110 Unit Operations and Inorganic Processes 3
EQM2111 Heterogeneous Catalysis 3
EQM2112 Mathematical Methods 3
EQM2113 Process control 3
EQM2114 Experiment Planning and Parameter Estimation 3
EQM2115 Applied Fluid Dynamics 3
EQM2116 Steel Processes: Fundamentals and Technology 3
EQM2117 Fluid Dynamics in Porous Media 3
EQM2118 Mathematical modeling with artificial intelligence 3
EQM2131 Special Topics in Chemical Engineering 1
EQM2132 Special Topics in Chemical Engineering 2
EQM2133 Special Topics in Chemical Engineering 3
EQM2134 KINETICS-REACTORS ENGINEERING 3
EQM2135 TRANSPORT PHENOMENA 3
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EQM22 Group

Optional for AMN and electives for the others
Code Name Credits
EQM2204 Physical Properties of Materials 3
EQM2205 Phase Diagrams 3
EQM2206 Materials Characterization Methods 3
EQM2207 Diffusion 3
EQM2208 Crystallography and X-Ray Diffraction 3
EQM2209 Applied Crystallography 3
EQM2210 Transmission electronic microscopy 3
EQM2211 Materials Science Modeling 3
EQM2212 Digital Image Processing 3
EQM2213 Quantitative Microscopy 3
EQM2214 Metallic Materials 3
EQM2215 Ceramic Materials 3
EQM2216 Polymeric Materials 3
EQM2217 Composite materials 3
EQM2218 Introduction to the Science of Biomaterials 3
EQM2219 Mechanical Behavior of Materials 3
EQM2220 Fatigue of Materials and Structures 3
EQM2221 Structural Materials Fracture 3
EQM2222 Structural Integrity 3
EQM2223 Nanostructured Materials 3
EQM2224 Synthesis and Characterization of Nanomaterials 3
EQM2225 Junction of Materials 3
EQM2226 Nanostructures and Characterization 3
EQM2231 Special Topics in Materials and Nanotechnology 1
EQM2232 Special Topics in Materials and Nanotechnology 3
EQM2233 Special Topics in Materials and Nanotechnology 3
EQM2234 PHYSICAL PROP. OF MATERIALS 3
EQM2235 PHASE TRANS – PHASE DIAGRAMS 3
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EQM23 Group

Optional for PAM and electives for the others
Code Name Credits
EQM2302 Pollution Sources and Control 3
EQM2303 Industrial Effluent Treatment 3
EQM2304 Water Treatment 3
EQM2305 Alternative energy sources 3
EQM2306 Natural Resources and Particulate Processing 3
EQM2307 Aqueous Material Processing 3
EQM2308 Interfaces Chemistry 3
EQM2309 Solid Waste Management and Processing 3
EQM2310 Mining-Metallurgical Processes and the Environment 3
EQM2311 Steelmaking Processes and Environmental Impacts 3
EQM2312 Transport in Environmental Processes 3
EQM2331 Special Topics in Environmental Processes 1
EQM2332 Special Topics in Environmental Processes 2
EQM2333 Special Topics in Environmental Processes 3
EQM2334 PHYSICAL-CHEM – SEND. PROCES. 3
EQM2339 SOLID WASTE MGMT AND PROC 3
EQM2342 TRANSP IN ENVIRON PROC 3
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