The Professional Master's Degree in Materials Technology and Industrial Processes was recommended by CAPES through Official Letter 086-12 / 2008 / CTC / CAAIVCGAA / DAV. The implementation of this Master’s Program took place in March 2009, when teaching activities began, and since then, professors, together with Pro-Rectory of Research, Graduate and Extension, have been investing in applied research to qualify the course and make it a reference for professional Masters in the area of materials.
The Master's Degree originated in activities developed by the Materials Research Group, which sought to develop and characterize existing and new materials for product development and manufacturing processes through research, aiming to meet the region’s technological demands.
It can also be said that the Master's Degree in Materials Technology and Industrial Processes came mainly to meet the Sinos River Valley region demand of having a professional Master's Degree that would allow University-Company integration. After the course matured, this integration has expanded, enabling partnerships in other regions.
As such, the Master in Technology of Materials and Industrial Processes, aware of its community role and co-responsible for the social, economic, educational and technological development of the region in which it is inserted and due to its interaction with companies, aims to fulfill the need for innovation and competitiveness through applied research, since the course intends to interfere in the industrial processes in order to make them more efficient through professional qualification.