The undergraduate courses at the São Carlos School of Engineering at the University of São Paulo are recognized for their excellence and tradition. Throughout its history, the São Carlos School of Engineering has educated more than 10,000 professionals who are highly qualified for the job market and ready to meet the complex demands of society. The School currently offers 490 places every academic year. All the below courses lead to Bachelor Degrees, and are ranked top in the country. 

The undergraduate courses are:

  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering - Electronics
  • Electrical Engineering - Energy and Automation Systems
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Production Engineering

Aeronautical Engineering at USP de São Carlos began in 1973 with the formation of a working group for the design and construction of a light aircraft for basic instruction, with the name IPAI-26 - TUCA. Part of this group originated in 1978 the Laboratory of Aircraft, LAE, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the School of Engineering of São Carlos. LAE's objective was to support the Emphasis on Aircraft, of the Mechanical Engineering course as, develop research and provide services in this area. More than 200 mechanical engineers with aeronautical specifications graduated, working in areas such as aircraft maintenance in airlines, management of aeronautical activities in public agencies such as Infraero and the design of aerospace or aeronautical vehicles in companies such as EMBRAER. 

With the creation of the Aeronautical Engineering course at USP in 2002, and the consequent expansion of the lines of research, the NPA, Nucleus for Aeronautical Research, was formed. The nucleus has its own facilities that include a secretary, library, laboratories with the latest equipment. It also has a complete aircraft and wind tunnels, including a closed circuit tunnel with a section of 2 m2 and a speed of 50m / s. The new facilities of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering on Campus II of USP / São Carlos, completed in 2004, comprise an area of ​​8000 m2. 

The Department of Aeronautical Engineering enjoys high recognition in the national and international aeronautical engineering community. In addition to offering the aeronautical content disciplines of the Aeronautical Engineering course, the nucleus offers master's and doctoral degrees from the Graduate Program in Mechanical Engineering at EESC / USP. The NPA still assists the national aviation industry, through the development of research in partnership with companies, in particular, with EMBRAER and others. To learn more have a look here:

To learn more about EESC/UPS and the WSAR contact:
Professor Fernando Martini Catalano
Vice head of the Aeronautical Engineering Department


The Aerospace Engineering Course of UFSC is located at CTJ (Joinville Technological Center), at Joinville-SC in the South of Santa Catarina. The center has a total of almost 2000 students, 100 teachers located on 8 engineering courses on mobility area. The Aerospace Engineering is a 5 years course and has a total os 280 students and focus on aerodynamics, flight dynamics, structures, embedded systems and conceptual design of aircraft and spacecrafts. The researchers of CTJ has been investigating subjects like, aircraft structures, cubesats, rocket propulsion, aeroacoustics and aircraft design. For more information go to their website:

To learn more about UFSC at CTJ  and the WSAR contact:

Rafael Gigena Cuenca
Coordinator of Aerospace Eng. Course