Mestrado Profissional em Pesquisa Operacional e Inteligência Computacional
Professional Master in
Operational Research and Computational Intelligence


Basic Area
Engineering III

Academic Major
Operations Research

Research Lines
Computational Intelligence and Combinatory Optimization


Note: Disciplines comprise 32 credit hours.

Dissertation Proposal and Qualification Examination

  1. Dissertation Proposal: At the beginning of each school year, students that enrolled in the previous year have to present the master dissertation proposal to an examination board composed of two professors (an advisor and a professor designated by the advisor). The proposal has to be scheduled in the coordination by the student in accordance with the advisor. It has to be done a week in advance by submitting a specific form, available at In case the student does not schedule the date for the dissertation proposal up to the end of the first week of the two-month period, the head of the discipline will have to schedule the date for the proposal of defense of the Master’s Degree. That proposal is composed of an oral and written presentation. The written proposal is based on the following topics: title; introduction; motivation; objectives; material and methods; planning and/or schedule of work and references. The oral presentation lasts five minutes and has to be based on the written presentation.
  2. Qualification Examination (QE): It is the means of evaluation of the Operations Research and Computational Intelligence Program of the University Candido Mendes, Campos dos Goytacazes City, Rio de Janeiro State (UCAM-Campos), provided for in Article 26 of the Regulation as an additional requirement demanded to obtain the Master’s Degree. Its goal is to reach a high-level quality for the dissertations and contribute positively with the evaluation of the Program by the Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior/CAPES (Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel). The QE is a required condition to obtain a Master’s Degree. It is composed of two items: (i) qualified publication and (ii) oral presentation.
  1. A full article based on the results of the dissertation has to be published in a journal or congress of national or international scope, which has to be in its tenth edition and be qualified in the Engineering III or Computational area of the CAPES.
  2. To the oral presentation, the student must deliver two copies of the full and up-to-date version of the dissertation to the advisor in order that he/she can schedule the date and time of the referred presentation.

The presentation will be made to an internal panel of two professors of the Program (advisor plus one professor designated by the respective advisor) until the 30 th month attended by the student.

At the end of the presentation, the panel will submit a Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory grade.
The student that obtains “Satisfactory Grade” will be able to schedule the Defense of the Dissertation.

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