Objectives (Main and Specific)
PPCIC, in line with the general objectives described in the CEFET/RJ PDI, aims to teach higher education postgraduate stricto sensu, to research and to stimulate creative activities that produce scientific articles, products, courses, and services that bring benefits to the community.
The program specific objectives are:
- To qualify egress for research, teach and develop scientific and technological knowledge in the area of Computer Science.
- Conduct research that produces knowledge that can be disseminated and applied through articles and computational artifacts of added value.
- Interact with the axis of science and companies from the private and public sectors by proposing cutting-edge research topics that are relevant from a scientific, economic and social point of view for the country.
The teaching of Computing plays a role of great social importance and must train professionals who, in addition to a good technical and scientific base, can reflect, analyze, discern and influence the most diverse issues of the contemporary world. Considering the skills and competencies of its faculty and the national and worldwide demand for qualified professionals in the area of Computer Science, PPCIC aims to qualify egress for research, teach and develop scientific and technological knowledge in the area of Computer Science.
In particular, the program has as its profile highly qualified human resources in the development of basic and applied research at the frontier of knowledge in Data Science. This professional expected background typically solid in Computer Science, Statistics and Mathematics, in addition to a minimum knowledge in the area of application of the problem addressed. This profile can be corroborated by the conception of the program’s disciplines, research areas and faculty members profile.
The interest in the follow-up of graduates is also contemplated in institutional politics. In 2017, CEFET/RJ’s Strategic Management Board initiated a follow-up program for the institution’s alumni, at three levels of education (postgraduate, undergraduate and technical high-school), in order to collect data and generate indicators about the destination of the graduates and their insertion and performance in the labor market. In the scope of this institutional program, other actions are being planned so that the experiences of these graduates can be shared with current students, such as presentations on seminars.
It is worth mentioning that this follow-up program for graduates that is being implemented at CEFET/RJ was also the subject of a proposal submitted to the Public Call SETEC-MEC 01/2017 – Training in Innovation Management, and was well-evaluated and selected by a committee composed of members of Steinbeis University Berlin – School of International Business and Entrepreneurship (Germany).