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Graduate and Research Central Coordination Office (CCPG)

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Graduate Program in Informatics

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Contact:
pos@inf.puc-rio.br
+55 21 3527-1510

Address:
Departamento de Informática
Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 225
Gávea, Rio de Janeiro - RJ 

Office hours:
9:30am to 12:00pm and
2:00pm to 4:30pm 

 

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Program's Goals

The Program is composed of two levels: the Master's and Doctoral degrees. The Master's course aims to form high-level professionals for work in industry, government agencies and teaching and research institutions. The Doctoral course aims at training high-level academic professionals for teaching and research.

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Concentration areas

Master's and Doctoral courses

  • Database
  • Computer Graphics
  • Software Engineering
  • Hypertext and Multimedia
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Programming Languages
  • Optimization and Automatic Reasoning
  • Computer Networks and Distributed Systems
  • Computation Theory

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Course Recognition

Master’s and Doctoral Degrees

Recognition:
CAPES (Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Eduction Personnel; from Brazilian Ministry of Education) evaluation: grade 7 (in a 3 to 7 scale) for the 2010-2012 period.
Approved by the CNE/CES MEC n.288/2015 of July 08, 2015.
Granted degrees: Master in Informatics and/or Doctor in Science-Informatics

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Requirements for obtaining the Master’s and Doctoral degrees

Master

  • Obtainment of a minimum of 24 credits in Graduate disciplines.
  • Approval in English language exam.
  • Approved in Dissertation Proposal Exam (INF 3006)
  • Presentation, defense and approval of Master’s Dissertation (INF 3000)

Doctor

Accomplish basic requirement and be approved the Qualification Exam (INF 3004) and thesis proposal Exam (INF 3007).

  • Accomplishment of basic requirements and approval in Qualification Exam (INF 3004) and Thesis Proposal Exam (INF 3007)
  • Obtainment of a minimum of 48 credits, from which a Master’s degree may be considered as equivalent to up to 24 credits, at the Graduate Committee’s discretion.
  •  Approval in exam of sufficient reading and writing skills in English
  • Presentation, defense and approval of Doctoral Thesis (INF 3001)

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Admission and Enrollment

Master

In addition to the regulation's general requirements, the Informatics Department requires the following from applicants:

  • An undergraduate degree that provides the applicant with sufficient knowledge and experience to follow the Master’s courses and participate in its activities.
  • Minimum knowledge equivalent to the following PUC-Rio undergraduate course contents:
    MAT 1101- Calculus I
    MAT 1200 - Linear Algebra I
    MAT 1205 - Algebra II
    MAT 1600 - Introduction to Analysis
    INF 1001 - Introduction to Computer Science
    ELE 1829 - Probability and Statistics
  • Candidates applying for part-time study must submit a letter from their company or employer stating to provide the student with favorable conditions to follow the course.
  • Acceptance from the Department based on curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, reference letters (at least two), a recommendation letter from the employer (for part-time students), and, if necessary, an interview.
  • It is strongly recommended that the applicant has data on the National Exam for Admissions to Informatics Graduate Programs (POSCOMP).

Doctor

In addition to the regulation's general requirements, the Informatics Department requires the following from applicants:

  • A Master in Informatics degree (Computer Science) or in a related area. The applicant may, however, be exempted from this requirement at the discretion of the Department’s Graduate Committee and other regulatory bodies.
  • Acceptance from the Department based on curriculum vitae, academic transcripts from the undergraduate and master’s courses, reference letters (at least two), a work plan with an agreement from the applicant’s future thesis advisor and, if necessary, an interview.

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