Course Structure

Syllabus Summary - Master's

The Master’s program requires a minimum of 42 credits from subjects and required scheduled activities, including:

I- eight (08) credits from required subjects;

II- twenty (20) credits from elective subjects;

III – Twelve (12) from project qualification and public Dissertation defense;

IV – Two (2) credits from Required scheduled activities.

Scheduled activities – Master’s

The required scheduled activity (APO) consists in: publication of papers aligned with the dissertation research at scientific events, relevant journals or books and other academically relevant activities.

APO-related credits must be validated by the Program Coordinator, in consultation with the advisor, who will decide on the academic relevance of the work done and its match with the Program’s areas of concentration.

Syllabus Summary - Doctor's

The Doctor’s program requires a minimum of sixty-two (62) credits, including:

I- eight (08) credits from required subjects;

II- twelve (12) credits from elective subjects;

III- twenty-two (22) credits from required scheduled activities;

IV- twenty (20) credits from project qualification and public defense of the Thesis.


Guidance in connection with the qualification exam

1) The research project submitted to the doctor’s program’s qualification exam must:

  • Outline the project’s area of studies and clearly establish its relevance;
  • Develop a critical analysis of the main findings already published in the literature for the relevant area of research;
  • Define an original contribution in its approach to a problem relevant to the advancement of scientific/technological knowledge in the relevant area of research;
  • Establish a method and a time schedule for solving the problem;
  • Evaluate the main findings to be obtained and expected contributions.

 2) The examination commission will evaluate the candidate’s general knowledge in his or her area of activities.

Scheduled activities -Doctor's

The doctor’s programs scheduled activities include: research seminars, directed studies, additional subjects, scheduled activities, scientific production and others, and must be validated by the Program Coordinator subject to the criteria set forth in the document. "Critérios para Obtenção de Créditos em Atividades Complementares, para os Doutorandos do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia Elétrica do Mackenzie" (Criteria for Earning Complementary Activity Credits for Doctoral Candidates at the Mackenzie Graduate Electrical Engineering Program”), as approved by the Program’s Collegiate Body.

Class Hours

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from

Elective subjects may be offered from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and/or on Fridays.