Control Engineering

Students will have enough expertise to develop and manage industry automation

The faculty's experience, the updated infrastructure of the labs, and the possibility of practical internship opportunities at large local companies are the biggest advantages of this program.

** Double Degree

The major is Control Engineering , often called Mechatronics, trains professionals that master automatic control systems technologies, intelligent manufacturing, industrial robotics, and other sorts of activities. A control engineer - whose area of expertise involves electrical, mechanical, and computer engineering - is responsible for updating industry and increasing the competition of the field. They are the ones who search for new techniques of control and operation of industrial systems, aiming to improve processes and products, as well as the reduction of costs and production deadlines.

The need for a control engineer is increasing more and more in the industrial sector, especially in the following areas: metallurgy, the automotive field, electronics, and optoelectronics. In architecture and construction, a control engineer may design intelligent buildings or houses; in biomedical sciences, they may improve surgical equipment. They are also responsible for identifying the need in the automation of a company and meet those needs according to the appropriate technologies and the available resources. 

UNESP offers the major at the campus located in the city of Sorocaba. The students will fulfill a huge demand in the region, which has about 1,600 industries. Due to the geographic location of the campus, the interaction of the University with those industries is substantial, including field trips and supervised internships. 

Students will receive enough training to work in areas related to the development and management of projects, as well as processes that involve electronic commands controlled by computer. They will enroll in basic engineering courses, such as calculus, physics, chemistry, and computer science. However, they will also engage in specific courses related to electrical engineering, mechanics, and control systems. 

Later, students will work on topics such as robotics and microprocessor systems, for instance. They will also receive plenty of orientation regarding the current situation of the technologies they will work with. Through classes and projects of scientific initiation, students will also analyze the future trends in industrial automation.

The campus holds the following labs: Chemistry, Computation, Physics, Electronics, Industrial Process Controlling, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Circuits; Automation, and Triggering and Instrumentation, besides a few labs associated to the scientific research groups on campus.

The whole faculty has a doctor's degree as a basic requirement. Some of the professors are also PhDs, and part of them received their degrees from foreign institutions. Due to the infrastructure and the qualification of the faculty, the major has been well evaluated in public and private surveys, such as this Guide. 

Students are constantly sought by the market, due to the recent industrial growth of Brazil and the economic boom of the Brazilian economy in general. Because they have to deal with state-of-the-art technology, these professionals must keep updated, and specialization courses are a good option.

Where to study - Cities

Campus Period No. of Seats Duration
Sorocaba Morning and Afternoon 40 5 years


Câmpus de Sorocaba
Av. Três de Março, 511
Sorocaba – SP – CEP 18087-180
Fones (55) 15 3238-3401/3238-3415
Fax (55) 15 3228-2842