The Applied Computing Graduate Program (PPCA – Portuguese acronym) is bound to the Amazonian Center for Engineering Development (NDAE – Portuguese acronym), located at the Tucuruí University Campus (CAMTUC / UFPA). Sanctioned with concept 3 by the Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES – Portuguese acronym), it began its activities in the second half of 2016 through the offer of the Professional Master’s degree in Applied Computing.
Having Applied Computing as Area of Concentration and a single Research line, focused on Systems Development, the Program's target public are undergraduates in Computer Science and Computer Engineering; Bachelors of Information Systems and Systems Analysis; computer technologists; as well as undergraduates in other areas who are involved in systems development.
The main objective of the PPCA is the development of human resources capable of problem solving and the development of innovations that meet the emerging demands in the industrial sector and in the other institutions in the region, regarding software and hardware systems. Seeking to achieve this goal, the Program has a curricular structure that has theoretical and practical activities, as well as an experienced faculty in both academic and technological areas.
The implementation of the PPCA was supported by the Tucuruí City Hall and institutions such as the Fundação Amazônia Paraense de Amparo à Pesquisa do Pará (FAPESPA), the Instituto Vale de Desenvolvimento Sustentável (ITV-DS – Portuguese acronym), the Parque Tecnológico de Tucuruí (TecnoLago – Portuguese acronym), and from large companies such as Eletrobrás / Eletronorte and Dow Corning Silício do Brasil.