Production and Systems Engineering (MSc/PhD)


Based on the current scenario of organizations, demanding new competences for their operational activities, Unisinos Graduate Program in Production Systems Engineering focuses on academic excellence and corporate realities. Based on the new developments in the field and on the analysis of national and international cases, the program is intended to qualify human resources to change the reality of the organization where they work, contributing to regional development and the generation of entrepreneurship and innovation within the context of Production Systems Engineering.

*The Graduate Program in Production Systems Engineering conducts advanced scientific and technological research in the area and is recommended by CAPES. The master's degree is graded 5 and the doctoral degree is graded 4. Next assessment will be during the quadriennium 2013-2016.


Production Management

Areas of Study

Business Systems Modeling
Addresses advanced solutions to modeling and analysis of complex problems and to support the decision-making process in scenarios characterized by simultaneous interaction of multiple variables.

Competitiveness Planning and Management
The area of Competitiveness Planning and Management is an interface of specific knowledge developed by Production Engineering, Management and Industrial Economics. It encompasses modern and relevant issues from the point of view of economic, social, and environmental development.

Faculty Back to menu

Head of Program

Luiz Alberto Oliveira Rocha
PhD - Duke University, Durham, NC, USA.
Areas of interest: Mechanical Engineering, with emphasis in Thermodynamic Engineering, Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, working mainly in the following subjects: Transport Phenomena, Renewable Energies, Modeling and Simulation of Systems and Constructional Theory and Systems Design.
Linha de Pesquisa: Business Systems Modelling

E-mail: luizor@unisinos.br
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Academic Staff

André Luis Korzenowski
PhD in Production Engineering/UFRGS with Sandwich at Texas A&M University/USA.
Areas of Interest: He works in the interface between companies and academia in the application of optimization tools, mul-ticriteria analysis, modeling, simulation, pattern recognition and multivariate methods as support for man-agement and operational decision making.
Area of Study: Business Systems Modelling
E-mail: akorzenowski@unisinos.br
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Carlos Alberto Diehl
PhD in Production Engineering - Federal University of Santa Catarina, UFSC, with a doctoral internship at HEC (Montreal, CA).
Areas of Interest: Strategy, Management Control and Strategic Control; Strategic Cost Management; Cost management tools in the areas of outsourcing, intangible costs, control and cost reduction; Non-financial Performance Evalua-tion Systems (BSC, GPD, Multi-Attributes). Corporate governance as an instrument of control. Soccer/ Football.
Area of Study: Competitiveness Planning and Management
E-mail: cd@unisinos.br
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Cristiano Richter
Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering - PPGEP/UFRGS
Areas of Interest: Management of Complex Projects and Operations, Innovation, Development of Clusters and Global Networks
Area of Study: System Modeling
E-mail: engrichter@unisinos.br
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Daniel Pacheco Lacerda
Doctor in Science (D. Sc.) in Production Engineering – COPPE/UFRJ
Areas of Interest: Theory of Constraints, Business Process Management, Data Envelopment Analysis and Efficiency, Opera-tions Strategy and Design Science and Design Science Research.
Area of Study: Business Systems Modeling
E-mail: dlacerda@unisinos.br
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Débora Oliveira da Silva
PhD in Production Engineering, USP, Brazil.
Areas of Interest: Innovation Management, Innovation Project Portfolio Management, New Product Development Man-agement.
Area of Study: Competitiveness Planning and Management
E-mail: deboraoliveira@unisinos.br
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Giancarlo Medeiros Pereira
Doctor in Industrial Engineering – Universidade de São Paulo - USP
Areas of Interest: Innovation, Sustainability, Marketing Management, Operations and/or Supply Chain Management.
Area of Study: Competitiveness Planning and Management
E-mail: gian@unisinos.br
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José Antônio Valle Antunes Jr.
PhD in Administration - UFRGS, Brazil
Areas of Interest: Lean production; costs and performance indicators; Toyota production system; Industrial technology and politics; Innovation management; Innovation and sustainable companies; Modularization; Industry 4.0; Production strategies; Regional development.
Area of Study: Planning and competitive management
E-mail: junico@unisinos.br
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Miguel Afonso Sellitto
PhD in Production Engineering - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, UFRGS, Brazil.
Areas of Interest: Manufacturing management, logistics and supply chain management, advanced manufacturing and flexi-ble manufacturing systems, industrial maintenance and reliability, and systemic complexity.
Area of Study: Business Systems Modeling
E-mail: sellitto@unisinos.br
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Miriam Borchardt
PhD in Production Engineering - Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC).
Areas of Interest: Quality Management Systems, Service Operations and Manufacturing, Servitization, Organizational Sus-tainability and Innovation.
Area of Study: Competitiveness Planning and Management
E-mail: miriamb@unisinos.br Currículo Lattes

Curricular Structure for Master's Degree Back to menu

Master's Degree

The master's degree consists of 24 credits, including required courses and 7 optional courses. The optional courses are structured according to the areas of study. In addition to the credits of courses, to earn the master's degree students are required to develop a thesis and have it approved in a public defense.

Required Course (3 credits)
- Research Methodology (3 credits)

Optional Courses - Area of study: Business Systems Modeling (21 credits)
- Quantitative Methods (3 credits)
- Structuring and Troubleshooting Methods in Production Engineering (3 credits)
- Information Technology (3 credits)
- Computer Simulation (3 credits)
- Modeling Applied to Logistics (3 credits)
- Quality Engineering (3 credits)

Optional Courses - Area of study: Competitiveness Planning and Management (21 credits)
- Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
- Production Management I (3 credits)
- Inter-organizational Logistics Management (3 credits)
- Industrial Costs (3 credits)
- Sales and After-Sales Operations Management (3 credits)
- Production Planning and Programming (3 credits)
- Service Operations Management (3 credits)
- Organizational Sustainability (3 credits)

Common Optional Courses
- Production Management II (3 credits)
- Strategic Operation Management (3 credits)
- Seminars on Research I (1 credit)
- Seminars on Research II (1 credit)
- Seminars on Research III (1 credit)

Doctoral Degree

For completion of the doctoral degree, 36 credits are required, including 6 credits of required courses, 18 credits of optional courses, 6 credits of publications and 6 credits of research projects and/or internship exchange.

Required Courses (6 credits)
- Quantitative Methods II (3 credits)
- Qualitative Research Methods in Production Engineering (3 credits)

Optional Courses - Area of study: Business Systems Modeling (18 credits)
- Modeling Applied to Logistics (3 credits)
- Operations Research and Decision Making Support (3 credits)
- System Dynamics Modeling (3 credits)
- Organizational Project and Management Models (3 credits)
- Advanced Topics on Business Systems Modeling (3 credit)

Optional Courses - Area of study: Competitiveness Planning and Management (18 credits)
- Integrated Manufacturing Systems (3 credits)
- Innovation and Competitiveness in Production Systems (3 credits)
- Operations Management Focused on Consumer Behavior (3 credits)
- Earned Value Management (3 credits)
- Advanced Cost Studies (3 credits)
- Emerging Research on Supply-Chain Management (3 credits)
- Technology Development and Transfer (3 credits)
- Advanced Topics on Competitiveness Planning and Management (1 credit)

Integrating Optional Course
- Advanced Topics on Production Systems Engineering (1 credit)

Other Academic Activities
- Publication or acceptance for publication of a paper in Qualis A1, A2 journals (4 credits each paper) and/or B1 and B2 journals (2 credits each paper) in CAPES QUALIS in the area of Engineering III (6 credits)
- Internship exchange or participation in projects of research groups (6 credits) (Teaching Internship)
- Teaching Internship I* (2 credits)
- Teaching Internship II* (2 credits)

(*) Teaching Internship is required for scholarship students and lasts two academic semesters; credits will not be included in the total of required credits for completion of the doctoral degree.

Contact Back to menu

Office of the Registrar for the Graduate Program in Production Systems Engineering
Phone: +55 (51) 3590 8186
E-mail: ppgengprodsist@unisinos.br
Hours: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 10 pm
Location: Sector E - Economic Science - Room E07 304 - Unisinos São Leopoldo Campus

Production and Systems Engineering (MSc/PhD)