Online Courses in English at UFV


A pedido da Universidade Federal de Viçosa, divulgamos a oferta de disciplinas lecionadas em Língua Inglesa no formato virtual.

When will classes take place?

  • September 5 – December 17, 2022

 Who is eligible?

  • Academic mobilityundergraduate, Master’s or Ph.D. students currently enrolled in any Higher Education Institution.
  • Diploma holders*: individuals holding a bachelor’s degree granted by any Higher Education Institution.

 *Note: if you are already selected for a master/doctorate course, but classes have not yet started, please register as a diploma holder.

Steps for the application process:

  1. Before July 29, fill up the application form, uploading the required documentation:
  2. For academic mobility students:
  3. For diploma holders
  4. The coordinator of each UFV requested course will evaluate your application, based on your curriculum vitae and transcript of records.
  5. Until August 15, the UFV international office will inform you the list of courses you are approved to register for.
  6.     Classes will start on September 5, 2022.
  7. Required documents for all candidates (to be attached to the registration form):

a)Copy of the Diploma and Academic Transcript of the Undergraduation;

b)Copy of the Master’s Diploma and Academic Transcript (if you already have it);

c)Copy of the Doctoral Diploma and Academic Transcript (if you already have one);

d)Copy of birth or marriage certificate (if you do not such a document, fill in the document below and stamp it at the Notary Office):

e)Nomilnation Letter – mandatory for Academic Mobility candidates. Use the template:

f)Copy of National Identity Card (passport preferred for foreign applicants);

g)Copy of CPF (for Brazilians only);

h)Copy of Voter Registration Card (for Brazilians only);

i)Copy of Military Document (for Brazilian men only).


  • Good internet connection is mandatory to follow the activities!
  • For academic mobility, one of the required documents is an official nomination from the home institution. “Self-nominated” candidates are not accepted for academic mobility.
  • The program does not provide a degree – students who conclude courses will receive only an official transcript of records from UFV.


ARQ 7961
Special Problems  – III:
CFD Simulation with OpenFOAM

Joyce Carlo – coordination

Nayara Marques Sakiyama (UFVJM)

AGF 645

(T1) 2

Design and Analysis of Experiments Lessando Gontijo

BIO 610


Cell Biology Carolina Gonçalves Santos

ENG 790

(T1) 3

Compost barn: an alternative housing system for dairy cows

Ilda Ferreira Tinoco – Coordinator

Matteo Barbari

Lorenzo Leso

Rafaella Andrade

ENG 794

(T1) 3

Life cycle assessment (lca) as a sustainable methodology applied to the egg production system

Richard Stephen Gates – Coordinator

Nathan Pelletier​
ENT 602 4 Scientific Writing Simon Luke Elliot

ENT 669

(T1) 5

Insecticide (Eco)Toxicology Raul Narciso C. Guedes
FIP 602 Plant Disease Epidemiology Emerson Medeiros Del Ponte

FIT 679


Biotechnology Applied to Plant Breeding Guilherme da Silva Pereira

GEO 791


Paleopedology José João Lelis Leal de Souza

SOL 792


Soil Classification Systems José João Lelis Leal de Souza

TAL 706


Food Carbohydrates and Bioactive Compounds Frederico Barros


Timetable:  UTC -03:00

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10:00h BIO 610   BIO 610 TAL 706 FIP 602
FIT 679 FIT 679 GEO 791    
11:00h BIO 610   BIO 610 TAL 706 FIP 602
FIT 679 FIT 679 GEO 791    
14:00h ENT 602   ENT 602    
SOL 792   SOL 792    
15:00h ENT 602   ENT 602    
SOL 792   SOL 792    
16:00h ENT 602   ENT 602    
17:00h ENT 602   ENT 602    


  1.  For ARQ 796 the timetable will be defined soon. Classes will be Monday or Wednesday morning.
  2. For AGF 645 the timetable will be defined later by the lecturer after discussing with the students enrolled.
  3. For ENG 790 and ENG 794 the timetable will be defined later. These are condensed courses whose classes will start only in October 2022 (the precise starting date will be defined in July). Weekly classes: 2 days x 4 hours or 3 days x 3 hours. Remaining 6-7 hours for practical exercises.
  4. ENT 602 will have 4 hours in average weekly. The timetable is registering 8 hours because some weeks may have more activities than others.
  5. For ENT 669 the timetable will be defined later. Weekly classes: 4 days x 50 min.

All the courses (except ENG790 and ENG794) will take place from September 5 to December 17, 2022.



ARQ 796

Special Problems – III: CFD Simulation with OpenFOAM

1.     Introduction to CFD

1.1.   Fluid Mechanics Equations

1.2.   Fundamentals of Finite Volumes

2.     OpenFOAM

2.1.   Usage of OpenFOAM

2.2.   Mesh basics

2.3.   Boundary Conditions

2.4.   Solution Algorithms

3.     Ventilation

3.1.   Domain types

3.2.   Turbulence models

3.3.   Calculation Methods

4.     Interoperability with Rhino/Grasshopper.

4.1.   Ladybug Tools

4.2.   Butterfly

5.     Simulation Setup

5.1.   Writing the files with Butterfly

5.2.   Using OpenFOAM

6.     Parallelization

6.1.   Parallel programming concepts

6.2.   Domain decomposition for parallel simulation

6.3.   Using OpenFOAM in parallel

7.     Post-processing

7.1.   Using paraView

7.2.   Performance metrics and Object functions

AGF 645

Design and Analysis of Experiments

1.     Basic concepts in statistics.

2.     Basic principles in experimentation.

3.     Experimental designs.

4.     Parametric and non-parametric analyses.

BIO 610

Cell Biology

1.     General cell features.

2.     Cell membrane.

3.     Cytoskeleton.

4.     Mitochondria.

5.     Peroxisome.

6.     Chloroplast.

7.     Intracellular compartments.

8.      Intracellular traffic.

9.     Nucleus.

10.  Cell cycle.

ENG 794

SPECIAL PROBLEMS I – life cycle assessment (lca) as a sustainable methodology applied to the egg production system

1.     Life Cycle Thinking (LCT) and its importance in the context of sustainability management. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) definition.

2.     History and LCA evolution.

3.     LCA methods and how to apply them to egg production.

4.     Showcase of some egg industry model development work.

5.     Assessment of green technologies, and development of the NEST platform.

6.     Net Zero research program.

ENG 790

SPECIAL TOPICS I – Compost barn: an alternative housing system for dairy cows

1.     Design and management of modern compost barns.

2.     Up to date research results concerning this housing system and its effects on cow welfare and productivity.

3.     Other alternative housing systems for dairy cows.

4.     Practical exercises concerning the design principles, environmental control solutions, management practices and the choice of bedding materials for compost barns under different geographic and climatic conditions.

ENT 602

Scientific Writing

1.     What is a scientific paper?

2.     Structure of a paper.

3.     Ethics in the publication of papers.

4.     Importance of Reading.

5.     Literature review and citation.

6.     Preparation of the manuscript.

7.     Critical reading.

8.     Which journal to choose.

9.     How to submit. Peer review.

10.  How to structure phrases in a paper.

11.  What to avoid and what to embrace.

12.  Principles of clear and effective writing.

13.  Writing with strong and active verbs.

14.  How to construct an effective paragraph (organized and concise).

15.  Use of varied resources in writing.

16.  Review of writing.

17.  Title and Abstract: equilibrium and elegance.

18.  Introduction: essential and dispensable parts.

19.  Material and methods: the importance of precision and detail.

20.  Results: simple, direct and precise writing.

21.  Discussion: arguments, limitations and implications of the study.

ENT 669

Insecticide (Eco)Toxicology

1.     Introduction: Subject importance.

2.     Toxicology: Scope & definitions.

3.     Toxicological assessment: Dose-response, hormesis, tests and parameters.

4.     Insecticide classification and characterization. Insecticides in the environment: Entry routes, moviment, transformation.

5.     Insecticides in organisms: Penetration and storage, moviment (plants), transformation, modes of action, interactive effects, biomarkers and biomonitoring.

6.     Insecticides in populations: population dynamics & insecticide resistance.

7.     Insecticides in communities: changes, measurement and interpretation of ecological impacts.

8.     Ecological risk assessment.

FIP 602

Plant Disease epidemiology

1.     History and concepts in Botanical Epidemiology.

2.     Plant disease assessment and quantification.

3.     Temporal dynamics and analysis of epidemics.

4.     Pathogen dispersal, disease gradients and patterns.

9.     Yield loss assessment. Risk assessment and disease forecasting.

FIT 679

Biotechnology Applied to Plant Breeding

1.     Introduction to biotechnology;

2.     Identification of molecular markers;

3.     Application of molecular markers;

4.     Gene discovery and validation;

5.     Transgene and gene editing;

6.     Molecular breeding

GEO 791


1.     Soil formation factors.

2.     Soil properties.

3.     Mineralogy of soils.

4.     Micromorphology of soils.

5.     Dating methods for geoscientists.

6.     Soil genesis in tropical areas.

SOL 792

Soil Classification Systems

1.     Soil description in the field.

2.     Auxiliary analyzes.

3.     Diagnostic horizons and properties of World reference Base for soil Resources and Soil Taxonomy.

4.     Soil classification.

TAL 706

Food Carbohydrates and Bioactive Compounds

1.     Monosaccharides.

2.     Carbohydrate reactions.

3.     Starch.

4.     Carbohydrate nutrition and dietary fiber.

5.     Bioactive compounds.

6.     The protective effect of foods containing bioactive compounds on chronic noncommunicable diseases.