The Department of Nuclear Engineering is linked to POLI - UFRJ, is composed of a highly qualified faculty, with all professors with a Doctorate. The DNC is currently headed by Professor Su Jian and the Department aims to train personnel at the undergraduate level and develop basic and applied research in the nuclear area. Get to know a little more and through the links in this section, they are:
Train reflective, participative and active citizens, who can contribute to the improvement of the population’s quality of life and to the conservation of all forms of life on the planet, based on actions supported on ethical and legal values;
Prepare nuclear engineers to meet the demands of the labor market and meet the needs of different communities, actively participating in their socio-cultural and economic development;
Promote scientific knowledge, generate new technologies and stimulate cultural evolution, seeking to socialize the knowledge obtained by the academy, through all levels of education and means of communication;
Develop, support and stimulate teaching, research or extension activities related to the solution of scientific and technological problems;
Contribute so that the various institutions of the community reach levels of excellence in the development of their activities, producing cultural, scientific and technological benefits that are reverted in favor of the whole society.
The Nuclear Engineering Course at the Polytechnic School of UFRJ aims to train an engineer with a solid technical, scientific and general professional foundation that will enable him to absorb and develop new technologies, stimulating his critical and creative performance in identifying and solving problems, considering their political, economic, social, environmental and cultural aspects, always with an ethical and humanistic vision in meeting the demands of society.
This trained nuclear engineer will be able to work in the nuclear industry, either in the exploration of minerals relevant to the generation of electrical energy in nuclear reactors, or in the analysis and development of new nuclear reactor projects, as well as in the application of nuclear radiation to the most diverse branches of economic activity, such as nuclear medicine, food preservation, preservation of works of art, non-destructive testing of structures, etc.
The egress student, in addition to solid engineering knowledge and a systemic view of his problems, will have developed a critical and creative spirit, which imbues him with a strong ethical and humanistic stance that is increasingly necessary in all areas of knowledge, as well as enabling for the multi and interdisciplinary management of the Nuclear Engineer’s duties.
The high-quality theoretical and practical training in their education will enable graduates to exercise technical leadership activities in the industrial, governmental and consultancy areas, directly reaching government agencies, public and private companies, non-governmental organizations, as well as, in general, professionals for the autonomous exercise of their activities.
In general, graduates from the Nuclear Engineering course at the Polytechnic School of UFRJ must acquire, during their apprenticeship, technical and scientific competence to deal with engineering issues involving:
Course profile is presented from the point of view of principles and foundations of the theoretical-methodological conception and of the general guidelines for the methodological development of teaching.
Principles and Foundations of Theoretical-Methodological Conception
The structure of the course is organized based on the following principles:
The Nuclear Engineering Course has a conventional duration of five years. In order to graduate,the student must take 4225 hours, distributed as follows:
The compulsory subjects comprise the basic training subjects (mathematics, physics, chemistry, informatics) which are essentially the same as the Polytechnic School already teaches to other Engineering courses; general training subjects (social, economic and administration sciences and environmental sciences), in this case with a broader set in relation to current courses; in addition to specific Nuclear Engineering training courses.
Optional academic activities (conditional choice) and optional free choice activities allow the student to tailor the course to their particular peculiarities. In the set of optional (conditioned) subjects, these are offered in order to expand the Nuclear Engineering course in the sense of an energy engineering course, or that expand the technical and / or managerial skills of students.
The supplementary curricular requirements have the objective of allowing the student to integrate the diverse knowledge acquired in the different disciplines, apply them in the solution of real problems (or very close to reality) and seek to solve them as a team and also generating adequate technical documentation.