Selection

Admission procedures

The admission of students to the Graduate Program in Physics (master’s and doctorate) at the UFC Science Center takes place through a selection process governed by a specific public notice. The selection takes place every six months and is organized by the Program Coordination.

The number of vacancies varies each semester. Graduates or undergraduates in Physics or similar areas can participate in the selection.

The selection process for admission to the Graduate Program in Physics (PPGFis), academic master’s and doctorate modalities, is governed by Resolution No. 14 / CEPE of October 2013.

For both modalities, the selection process is carried out in three stages. At each stage of the selection process, and for each modality, there is a specific Selection Committee, appointed by the PPGFis collegiate. In the case of the academic master’s degree, the selection commissions are constituted as follows: 02 teachers in the 1st stage, 03 teachers in the 2nd stage and 03 teachers in the 3rd stage. For the doctorate, the selection commissions are constituted as follows: 02 teachers in the 1st stage, 05 teachers in the 2nd stage and 03 teachers in the 3rd stage.

The following is a more specific description of the steps in the selection process.

For the academic master’s:

1st stage: Analysis of the School History: The analysis of the school history is eliminatory. To be considered approved the candidate must have an IRA equal to or greater than 6000 or an average equivalent to an IRA equal to or greater than 6.0.

2nd stage: Selective Objective Test (NOTE 0 to 10): The second stage will consist of a selective objective test, of an eliminatory and classificatory character. The candidate will be evaluated in terms of his knowledge in Physics, involving the following areas: Classical Mechanics; Classical Electromagnetism; Thermodynamics and Quantum Mechanics. The questions of the selective objective test are multiple choice. The score for this stage is obtained by the arithmetic average of the marks awarded by each member of the Selection Committee. The candidate with a score equal to or greater than 5.0 (five) is considered approved in this stage.

3rd stage: Oral argument of knowledge (NOTE 0 to 20): The third stage will consist of oral argument, of an eliminatory and classificatory character. Candidates approved in the previous stage are challenged and evaluated in terms of their knowledge in Physics involving the following areas: Classical Mechanics; Classical Electromagnetism; Thermodynamics and Quantum Mechanics. The score for this stage is obtained by the arithmetic average of the marks awarded by each member of the Selection Committee. The candidate with a score equal to or greater than 10.0 (ten) is considered approved in this stage.

Final grade: The final grade is obtained by adding the grades of the second and third stages, with the result of this sum divided by three. The candidate with a final grade equal to or greater than 5.0 (five) will be considered approved, with 10.0 (ten) being the maximum grade.

 

For the PhD degree:

1st stage: Analysis of the School History: The analysis of the school history is eliminatory. To be considered approved, the candidate must have an IRA (graduation) equal to or greater than 6000 or an average equivalent to an IRA equal to or greater than 6.0.

2nd stage: Research Project Defense (NOTE 0 to 10): The second stage of the Doctoral Selection, of an eliminatory and classificatory character, will consist of presentation and defense of the research project, delivered upon registration and in accordance with the rules described specific Notice. The score for this stage is obtained by the arithmetic average of the marks awarded by each member of the Selection Committee. A candidate with a score equal to or greater than 7.0 (seven) is considered approved in this stage.

3rd stage: Evaluation of curriculum vitae (NOTE 0 to 10): The third stage, of a purely classificatory character, will consist of the evaluation of the candidate’s curriculum vitae, accompanied by supporting documentation, which must be sent at the time of application. subscription. The score is assigned according to criteria published in a specific Notice.

Final grade: The final grade is calculated as follows: Sum of the grade of the second stage, multiplied by 0.8 (eight tenths), with the grade of the third stage, multiplied by 0.2 (two tenths); the value obtained is equivalent to a weighted average, with a weight of 80% for the note of the second stage and a weight of 20% for the note of the third stage.

The final approval of the candidate for the Master or Doctorate is subject to approval in all stages of the selection. The candidate with a final score equal to or greater than 5.0 (five) will be considered approved, with 10.0 (ten) being the maximum score.