Polytechnic School

The PUCPR Polytechnic School offers the state of the art in terms of technology and pedagogical project. From the educational support to the promotion of entrepreneurial action, the aim is to provide the student with the necessary qualification and autonomy to pursue lifelong training.

The school compreehends the great areas of Information Technologies and Engineerings. Learn more about the programs and the school highlights below.


Social inclusion: the Polytechnical School is concerned to provide training for professionals who favor social inclusion using technology for the benefit of life, without distinction of social class, education, age, gender, ethnicity, religion, etc.

Ethical education: all actions of our faculty members, students and employees are strongly based on ethical principles and values of the human dimension, which are fully aligned with the mission of PUCPR.




Undergraduate (more information in Portuguese):
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Control and Automation Engineering
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications)
Environmental Engineering
Food Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Production Management Technology
Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology
Mechanical Engineering
Mechatronics Engineering

Health Technology 
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Other programs:
Maintenance & Engineering
Lean Manufacturing
Engineering and Industry Management – 4.0 – Flexible and Smart Production
Logistics and Operations Engineering
System Project Management
Sustainable Management
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification
Telecomunications & Networking


The Polytechnic School is characterized by academic excellence, modern infrastructure, development of projects with companies, and humanist principles that guide faculty members and students in the search for knowledge that impacts society.

Academic excellence: is characterized by the quality of education, learning by competencies, current topics, interdisciplinarity, and leadership.

Quality of education: with the use of active methodologies and highly qualified faculty members (researchers, market solution developers, industry and company players, with a lot of teaching experience), students are immersed in hands-on learning projects and are challenged to solve real problem situations or, when not possible, inserted in environments that mimic the real ones on a small scale, using high tech or lab resources;

Learning by competencies: the teaching, the learning, and the assessments are based on competencies rather than content alone; this approach, centered on the student as the protagonist of their education, gives a real meaning to the knowledge acquired throughout the program and autonomy for the student to innovate in the job market;

Current topics: the competencies are developed based on what is at the frontier of knowledge in the area of ​​Information Technologies and Engineering, so that the student is qualified to develop academic, corporate, industry, and governmental activities of excellence in the national and international scenario;

Interdisciplinarity: the students are prepared to solve challenges that involve different areas, learning to work in multidisciplinary teams and to think in a disruptive way, aligned with the professional profile currently desired in the job market;

Leadership: the Polytechnic School continually seeks to develop ethics and self-regulation in the students, in order to graduate proactive and autonomous professionals capable of integrating or leading teams in a cooperative manner.


Characterized by high technology labs, support for technological innovation, and the latest generation learning environment.

High technology labs: the Polytechnic School has more than 40 laboratories with state-of-the-art resources, equipments, and technologies. The following are some of these labs: Laboratory of Computer Simulation, Material Characterization Techniques, Applied Health Informatics, Electronics, Thermal Systems, Hydropneumatic Installations, Electric Drives, Computer Assisted Manufacturing, Applied Thermodynamics, Microelectronics, Robotics, 3D Development, Tissue Engineering, Electrical Systems, Rehabilitation Engineering, Computer Forensic Biometrics, Intelligent Systems, Imaging Science, Computer Networks and Telecommunications, Security and Privacy, Software Engineering, Software Agents, and Digital Games;

Support for technological innovation: in the iLab innovation labs, Graduate programs and development, research and innovation projects  are developed in partnership with companies, in which students are encouraged to have innovative ideas and entrepreneurial actions, and are able to create startups with the help of Hotmilk, an acceleration company for innovation support;

Latest generation learning environment: network infrastructure with latest generation wi-fi, international standard learning environments, virtualized labs with access through internet, assorted experimental development kits, modern classrooms for use with active methodologies, hands-on experimentation labs and countless auditoriums equipped with modern audio-visual equipment.


The partnerships with companies lead the university to research and develop solutions aimed at innovating, improving processes and generating products in the market that impact people’s lives.

In the Polytechnic School, Research, Development and Innovation projects are developed in partnership with governments, companies, and industries from different segments of society. The projects aim at the improvement of the productive process, product development, and provision of services, which in great majority result in the transfer of technology and knowledge built in the university. Some partner companies in Research, Development and Innovation are: Siemens, Renault, Nokia, Intel, Copel, Apple, among others.


At the Polytechnic School, the academic community has multiple flexibilities of options that aim to enrich the academic development of the students. The main set of experiences is mapped on the following opportunities: plurality, internationalization, English Semester, double degree and extracurricular activities.

Plurality: the Polytechnic School favors interaction, the exchange of experiences and the contact of undergraduate and postgraduate students with other students and faculty members from different areas, due to the diversity of programs offered in the computing and engineering areas;

Internationalization: happens traditionally by sending or receiving an international mobility student, or the student can enroll in the American Academy program and study engineering or computing in the United States.

English Semester: the students have the opportunity to experience couses taught entirely in a foreign language (mainly English but also French), in addition to the native Portuguese language. Some of the offered courses are Environmental Economics, Nanotechnology, Object Oriented Programing, Material Science, Geographic Information System, Information Technology Management, Administration of Project Engineering and Entrepreneurship, Intelligent Systems, Building Information, Biotechnology, Culture Citizen and Environment, Technologie des Fromages Artisanaux (taught in French);

Double Degree: A degree in a second institution of international excellence is also the full-time students’ choice for the following programs: Control Engineering and Automation, and Production Engineering. Students of Control Engineering and Automation can obtain a double degree from the Universitat de Vic – Universitat Central de Catalunya, and the Production Engineering students, from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon. Students from these universities can study specific courses at PUCPR and obtain the PUCPR diploma as well.


There is a wide range of possibilities for extracurricular activities that are not limited to the students’ program:

Scientific Initiation Program: allows the development of a research project under the mentoring of a researcher professor;

Baja Project: aims at involving students in the development of a motor vehicle;

Laboratory of Robotics Competition: aims to stimulate students to manufacture robots and participate in national and international competitions;

Marathon for Programming and IT Olympics: allows students of the Computing programs to prepare for national and international competitions in the area of computer programming;

Laboratory for Software Development: opportunities for students to develop their projects and experiment with a real software factory environment and multiple operating environments;

Laboratory for Electronic Games: encourages students to participate in the complete game development cycle from conception to its launch.