Minors

Minor, a secondary focus of study, offered to undergraduates at PUC-Rio, aims to meet the current demand of society through continuing and specialized education.

DEQM offers two minors: Metallurgical Processes and Materials for Engineering. Both have two groups of subjects: compulsory and optional. Requirements the department has adopted are shown below, although the university’s website shows an outdated version. By fulfilling the requirements shown below, students will also be fulfilling the ones found on the university’s website.

Environmental Engineering, Materials and Nanotechnology, Production and Chemistry students can take Metallurgical Processes with a lower number of credits, since some subjects are already a part of their curriculum. In the field of Materials for Engineering, the number of credits for Materials and Nanotechnology, Mechanics, Oil and Production students is reduced.


Metallurgical Processes – a minimum of 26 credits must be taken, distributed in 11 compulsory and 15 optional courses. For potential course students:

Course Compulsory Courses Optional subjects Total credits
Environmental engineering 3 credits 8 credits 11
Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology 3 credits 2 credits 5
Production engineering 7 credits 6 credits 13
Chemical engineering 3 credits 5 credits 8

Metallurgical Processes

Type Code Course name Credits
Mandatory
10 or 11
credits
ENG1028
or
ENG1701
Thermodynamics I
or
Thermodynamics for Mechanical Engineering
4
ENG1312
or
ENG1809
Reactions and Processes Kinetics
or
Reactor Calculation I
4
or
3
ENG1301 ICPOM 3
Optional
15 or 16
credits
ENG1800
or
ENG1802
Introduction to Chemical Processes
or
Introduction to Chemical Engineering
4
or
3
ENG1810 Reactor Calculation II 2
ENG1813 Unit Operations A 4
ENG1821 Chemical Process Technology 4
ENG1311 Natural Resources and Mineral Processing 4
ENG1313 Extraction and Synthesis A 3
ENG1314 Electrochemistry and Engineering Applications 3
ENG1315 Extraction and Synthesis B 3
ENG1319 Mining-Metallurgical Processes and Projects 2
ENG1351 Industrial Pollution Sources / Control 3

Engineering Materials – a minimum of 26 credits must be taken, distributed in 12 compulsory and 14 optional subjects. For potential course students:

Course Compulsory Courses Optional subjects Total credits
Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology 0 credit Open image 1
Mechanical Engineering 8 credits 5 credits 13
Petroleum Engineering 8 credits 10 credits 18
Production engineering 12 credits 9 credits 21

Engineering Materials

Type Code Course name Credits
Mandatory
12 credits
ENG1028
or
ENG1701
Thermodynamics I
or
Thermodynamics for Mechanical Engineering
4
ENG1331 Material Structure 4
ENG1332 Phase Transformations 4
Optional
Minimum of 14 credits
ENG1301 ICPOM 3
ENG1961 Characterization of Nanomaterials 4
ENG1962 Characterization Laboratory of Nanomaterials 3
ENG1709
or
ENG1333
Mechanical Behavior of Materials (MEC)
or
Mechanical Behavior of Materials (MATNANO)
5
or
4
ENG1016 Engineering Materials 4
ENG1342 Material Specification and Selection 2
ENG1319 Mining-Metallurgical Processes and Projects 2
EQM2215 * Ceramic Materials 3
EQM2216 * Polimécos Materials 3
EQM2217 * Composite materials 3
*Graduate courses – the student must meet all University criteria, including a GPA ≥ 6.0