UFSC's Oceanography course aims to train oceanographers with a critical and creative vision for the identification and resolution of problems, with entrepreneurial and comprehensive performance in meeting the demands of Brazilian society.
The profile worked on by the course encompasses, in an integrated way, several areas associated with the Sea Sciences, seeking to train professionals who possess not only a solid conceptual base, but also knowledgeable of the methodological tools necessary to understand the relations of interaction between the processes of the physical and biological environments. Students are encouraged to ask questions and seek solutions for understanding the functioning of the oceans as a whole and the coastal zone in particular. Thus, it is expected to contribute to the training of conscious, critical professionals with environmental, social and economic responsibility.
In compliance with the competences of the oceanographer, defined by the Curriculum Guidelines for Oceanography Courses proposed by the MEC (Ministério da Educação), the UFSC course has specific objectives:
- To enable the student to develop research projects related to the understanding of the components and processes operating in the marine environment, aiming at their sustainable use;
- Enable the student to carry out activities related to the study and management of transition systems: coastal zone, mixohaline systems and hydrographic basins;
- Enable the student to act as a leader in different spheres and sectors related to Oceanography;
- Enable the student to coordinate inter and transdisciplinary activities related to the marine environment;
- Enable the student to develop mechanisms and strategies aimed at teaching oceanography and environmental education;
- Enable the student to perform his professional activities in an ethical and responsible manner.
The oceanographer graduated from UFSC must have technical and scientific training directed to knowledge and the prediction of the behavior of the oceans and coastal environments and be able to act in a transdisciplinary way in the activities of rational use and exploration of its renewable and non-renewable resources.