By Brito, C.D.R.; Ciampi, M.M.; Vasconcelos, R.M.; Amaral, L.A.; Barros,
2013 International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2013
The Engineering Education Research Team of COPEC – Science and Education Research Council has designed and is implementing a program for an engineering school which main goal is to offer a PhD program of high quality in order to fulfill the work market demand for a high qualified environmental engineer. It is an nterdisciplinary environmental engineering program that intends to offer students an exciting opportunity to focus their technical capabilities on evolving science that affects human quality of life in a global scale and can simultaneously help preserve and restore areas in which they work. Following the world trend educational model of theory and practice, student projects provide unique, hands-on opportunities to explore the multifaceted considerations surrounding environmental engineering problems on local and global levels, and to improve living conditions in the subject areas. It has a curriculum that addresses the time-crunch problem by integrating professional practices into the technical curriculum.