Computer Science Course History

The academic area of ​​Computer Sciences at UFPel began with the creation of the Bachelor of Informatics course in 1992, which became the Computer Science course in 2001, at the initiative of professors linked to the extinct Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computing (DMEC). The course then offered 30 annual vacancies.

In 2004, the Informatics Department was created together with the Institute of Physics and Mathematics, having as objective to bring together professors linked to the area. In 2008, the area joined REUNI and started offering 90 annual places, in two calls, in the Computer Science course. In 2009, the Computer Engineering course was created, offering 45 places for its first admission in 2010.

In 2010, adhering to UFPel’s restructuring plan, the Informatics Department was extinct and the area was linked to the Technological Development Center (CDTec). Still to this year, the Postgraduate Program in Computing (PPGC) is proposed and approved by CAPES, instituting the Academic Master’s course in Computer Science that starts offering annual vacancies starting in 2011. In 2016 the PPGC was consolidated and started offering the Doctorate course in Computer Science, the first in the area in the interior of the state.

Currently, the area is composed of 26 professors and researchers linked to CDTec and brings together more than 500 students between its undergraduate and graduate courses.