Graduate

Mechanical Engineering (MsC)

Overview


With a focus on interdisciplinary education, Unisinos Graduate Program in Mechanical Engineering prepares new researchers and qualifies professionals from different fields of knowledge. The Graduate Program in Mechanical Engineering, with an emphasis on Energy Engineering, is recommended by Capes and maintains a permanent relationship with in-house and external partners.

It also develops projects with other national and international universities. Energy is one of the key elements for sustainable economic development of modern society. Within this context, this program aims to develop theoretical and hands-on content based on the concepts and theories that govern the processes of flow, heat transfer and energy conversion.

Emphasis:

Energy Engineering

Areas of Study


Thermal and Energy Systems
Dedicated to the study, analysis, modeling and simulation of thermal processes and systems with a view to understanding the phenomena involved, equipment dimensioning, conversion and use of energy and the relationship between systems and the environment. Therefore, in addition to the fundamentals of thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid mechanics, tools of experimental, analytical and numerical simulation are applied to studies of thermal systems. Thermal systems consist of heat transfer equipment and processes: heat transfer enhancers, two-phase flow, flows with phase change, heat exchangers, refrigeration systems, air conditioning and ventilation, thermal storage and different fuel combustion processes. » See projects developed in this area of study.

Management and Optimization of Energy Generation and Use
Conducts research on management and optimization of energy processes and systems, considering technical criteria as well as economic analysis and environmental aspects for loss minimization. Rational and efficient energy use in industrial and commercial processes is a key aspect in all kinds of society, whether industrialized or industrializing. Two basic rules govern this process: environmental, because of raw material availability and pollution control, and economic, because of the manufacturing cost and quality of goods.
In this context, both energy generation and cogeneration processes and systems may be assessed through advanced optimization methods, including exergy analysis and entropy generation minimization, aiming at rationalizing the use of available energy resources. In addition to primarily thermal processes, such as those used in the, petrochemical industry, energy generation and utilities such as compressed air, gases and steam, this area of study also includes manufacturing processes used in the metal-mechanic industry. In terms of renewable energy, solar thermal energy and photovoltaics are also addressed in this area of study. Their main feature is low or none emission of pollutants and greenhouse gases, converting solar radiation into useful energy. Their use is associated with the possibility of energy production decentralization, thus minimizing transmission losses.

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Course Coordinator

Paulo Roberto Wander
PhD in Mechanical Engineering.
Areas of Interest: Biofuels and internal combustion engines, biomass, biomass gasification, combustion, solid waste, renewable energy, energy conversion, energy efficiency and refrigeration.
Area of Study: Management and Optimization of Energy Generation and Use.

E-mail: prwander@unisinos.br
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Academic Staff

Carlos Alberto Mendes Moraes
PhD in Materials Science.
Areas of Interest: Industrial solid waste; Process optimization for waste minimization; Cleaner production; Characterization and Recycling of industrial solid waste and materials; Life-cycle assessment.
Area of Study: Management and Optimization of Energy Generation and Use.
E-mail: cmoraes@unisinos.br
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Flávia Schwarz Franceschini Zinani
PhD in Mechanical Engineering.
Areas of Interest: Computational Fluid Dynamics, Rheology and Non-Newtonian Fluids, Fluidization and multiphase Flow.
Area of Study: Thermal and Energy Systems.
E-mail: fzinani@unisinos.br
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Jacqueline Biancon Copetti
PhD in Engineering.
Areas of Interest: Thermal Engineering, specifically single-phase heat transfer and refrigerant boiling and condensation, heat exchangers and refrigeration. Renewable energy in solar photovoltaic systems and accumulation of solar energy into electrochemical batteries.
Area of Study: Thermal and Energy Systems.
E-mail: jcopetti@unisinos.br
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João Batista Dias
PhD in Mechanical Engineering.
Areas of Interest: Solar photovoltaic energy, Dimensioning of grid-connected photovoltaic power systems. Isolated photovoltaic mini-grids, Photovoltaic systems in the built environment, Hybrid systems grid-connected and Isolated photovoltaic systems.
Area of Study: Management and Optimization of Energy Generation and Use.
E-mail: joaobd@unisinos.br

Mario Henrique Macagnan
PhD in Engineering.
Areas of Interest: Solar radiation, Solar Thermal and photovoltaic systems, Solar systems sizing. Mechanical and absorption refrigeration systems and equipment.
Area of Study: Management and Optimization of Energy Generation and Use.
E-mail: mhmac@unisinos.br
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Rejane De Césaro Oliveski
PhD in Mechanical Engineering.
Areas of Interest: Evacuated Tube Solar Collector, Heat Storage, Phase Change Materials, Ohmic Heating, Multiphase Flows, Microchannels, and Nanofluid.
Area of Study: Thermal and Energy Systems.
E-mail: decesaro@unisinos.br
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Curricular Structure for Master's Degree Back to menu


Master's Degree

For completion of the master's degree, students are required to take 26 credits, including 6 credits of required courses, 18 credits of elective courses and 2 credits of Special topics. Requirements also include submission of work and/or scientific paper to related event and/or journal and approval of Thesis by and examination board.


Required Courses (8 credits)
- Applied Thermodynamics (3 credits)
- Mathematical Methods for Engineering (3 credits)
- Special Topics (2 credits)


Optional Courses - Area of study: Thermal and Energy Systems
- Heat transfer (3 credits)
- Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)
- Thermal Systems Design and Simulation (3 credits)
- Experimental Techniques (3 credits)
- Thermal Energy Generation Systems (3 credits)
- Introduction to Numerical Simulation (3 credits)
- Boiling and Condensation (3 credits)


Optional Courses - Area of study: Management and Optimization of Energy Generation and Use
- Environmental Energy Management (3 credits)
- Energy Efficiency (3 credits)
- Thermoeconomics (3 credits)
- Energy Systems Optimization (3 credits)
- Solar Photovoltaic Energy (3 credits)
- Solar Thermal Energy (3 credits)
- Building Simulation (3 credits)


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Office of the Registrar for the Graduate Program in Mechanical Engineering
Phone: +55 (51) 3591 1175
E-mail: ppgem@unisinos.br
Hours: Room C01 306, Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 10 pm
Location: Polytechnic School - Unisinos São Leopoldo Campus

Mechanical Engineering (MsC)