In order to meet the guiding principles of the new PhD course, considering the evolution of the faculty of the Graduation Program in Computer Engineering (PPGEC), and the current demands of Stricto Sensu Graduation in Computer Engineering in the context of that the PPGEC is inserted, the PPGEC Collegiate established "Computer Science" as a single concentration area of the Program following the trend of the other National Graduate Computer Programs.
In addition, the Collegiate has revised the lines of research to adequately represent the evolution of the Program, as follows: the line of Intelligent Computing became Computational Intelligence and the line of Software Engineering has given way to the line called Modeling and Computational Systems.
Moreover, the curriculum structure implemented in 2014 and positively cited by the CAPES evaluation committee in the last four-year report in 2018 has also been improved to incorporate the necessary adjustments for the new PhD course. The PPGEC disciplines continue to be divided into three categories: basic subjects, general electives and elective courses per research line.
The basic disciplines touch on the central aspects of a computer course, but at the graduate level. As established in the new internal regulations of the Program, for the doctorate course, the student must take 3 of these disciplines. They fall into the category of basic subjects:
In addition to attending 3 of the previous basic subjects the student must fulfill the credits referring to the following 3 disciplines to complement his training as a Doctor:
According to the internal rules of the course, other 3 subjects must be taken by the student, the latter being of the category of elective subjects. The disciplines of the elective category per research line have as objective to deepen specific aspects of the lines of this Graduate Program. These are:
The general electives focus on advanced studies on topics that can be used by students from the two PPGEC research lines. These disciplines are as follows: