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Port Engineering Graduation Program: Designed For Future

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2010 Annual Conference & Exposition


Louisville, Kentucky

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June 20, 2010

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June 20, 2010

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June 23, 2010



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Preparing Engineers for the Global Workplace and Successful Graduates for a Flat World: What Does It Take?

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15.955.1 - 15.955.9



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Melany Ciampi Organization of Researches in Environment, Health and Safety

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Claudio da Rocha Brito Council of Researches in Education and Sciences

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Port Engineering Graduation Program: Designed for Future

Melany M. Ciampi1, Claudio da Rocha Brito2 1 President of Organization of Researches in Environment, Health and Safety 2 President of Council of Researches in Education and Sciences


Brazil has a large sea coast portion something around eight thousand Kilometers and the majority of them of sand in full beaches however in some places there are natural harbors as the harbor of Santos Sea Port . Such geographical conditions pushed by historical events and the necessity of goods escape during colonization period have created some very important sea ports in the country. Nowadays Santos Sea Port moves, per year, more than 60 million tons of several loads, unimaginable number in 1892, when it operated 125 thousand tons. With 12 km of wharf, among the two margins of the estuary of Santos, the port entered in new exploration phase, consequence of the Law 8.630/93, with leasing of areas and facilities to the private initiative, by public auctions. The present work has the goal to show a new graduation program designed, developed and implemented by COPEC Institute of Education attending the demand of qualified engineers to perform in the area of sea port administration as well as international maritime trading and operations. Some very important aspects of the engineering education in the country will be also briefly discussed viewing the present and future status of engineering education focusing mainly the program. The main aspect of this program is that it comes to supply the region with the best professional to act and to perform in the new modern sea port that offers a whole spectrum of opportunities.

Keywords: Ocean sciences, competencies, technology, sea port, qualification.

1. Introduction

Engineers as problem solvers should be more aware of the impacts of any development also in social level once the impacts of unification of world in any level has consequences for the entire world. International experience shows to be one of the best ways to teach at the present conditions once mobility is higher, communications are easy and accessible for the majority of the world population [01].

Education without any doubt is a science in constant construction like any area of men's life: dynamic, challenging and alive. However one question still remains after all the discussions and changes in education field worldwide: how to form the best professional? As the answers have been so many that it is difficult to say it is this or that. Many Institutions of Education have been seeking for the best ways to provide high level education goes their society worldwide.

Ciampi, M., & Brito, C. D. R. (2010, June), Port Engineering Graduation Program: Designed For Future Paper presented at 2010 Annual Conference & Exposition, Louisville, Kentucky. 10.18260/1-2--16317

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