Analysis of the Impact of the Conclusion of the Collaborative Professional Master’s Program on Embraer and ITA

Paulo Lourencao
Engineering Strategy/Embraer, S J Campos, SP, Brazil

Orlando Souza Net
Engineering Strategy/Embraer, S J Campos, SP, Brazil

Flavio Bussamra
Division of Aeronautical Engineering/ITA, SJ Campos, SP; Brazil

Roberto Gil Silva
Division of Aeronautical Engineering/ITA, SJ Campos, SP; Brazil

Ladda ner artikelhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp19162031

Ingår i: FT2019. Proceedings of the 10th Aerospace Technology Congress, October 8-9, 2019, Stockholm, Sweden

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 162:31, s. 263-271

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Publicerad: 2019-10-23

ISBN: 978-91-7519-006-8

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


The creation of Embraer resulted from a long-term investment of the Brazilian Government in developing the necessary conditions for designing and manufacturing airplanes in the country. Each decade after its creation in 1969, Embraer launched a different type of aircraft. In 1999, Embraer launched the program for Regional Jets ranging from 70-110 passengers, which implied a high demand of new engineers. One alternative to cope with that was the creation in 2002 of the Professional Master’s Program in Aeronautical Engineering, in partnership with ITA. The objective of the program has been to provide specialized knowledge to recently graduated engineers, in order to prepare them to work in multidisciplinary teams in Embraer’s engineering areas. The collaboration between Embraer and ITA is present from the selection process, through curriculum design up to master’s theses. The objective of this paper is to present results of an evaluation of the perception of the impact of the conclusion the Master’s Program on alumni’s performance on their work, on the company (technology, process, products, services and patents) and at ITA. Since 2002, the program has already prepared more than 1400 students. Out of them, more than 800 are still working at Embraer (FEB 2019) and more than 400 have their master thesis approved. The methodology adopted in this paper consisted in interviews and surveys with former students of the program, their direct supervisors and both their industrial and academic advisors. This paper presents as results the most significant to contributions to the company and to ITA.


pre-projects, conceptual design, engineering education


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