The Graduate Program in Mechanical Engineering (PPGEMec) at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) aims to offer a solid knowledge with focus on the development and application of research methodologies associated with manufacturing processes and material analysis. The master degree students will be able to develop innovative solutions, considering ethical, social, economical and environmental aspects, promoting technological progress in the field of Mechanical Engineering. The master graduated by the Program is able to work in research institutions, universities and industries in Brazil and abroad. As a specific competence, the master is capable of optimizing and developing manufacturing processes, not only to give shape to mechanical components, but also to change their properties regarding project requirements, efficiency and durability.