Online Courses in English at UFV

Term: 2022-2


When will classes take place?

      September 5 - December 17, 2022


What are the costs involved?

      The courses are free of charge for the selected candidates


Who is eligible?

       Academic mobility: undergraduate, Master’s or Ph.D. students currently enrolled in any Higher Education Institution.

       Diploma holders*: individuals holding a bachelor’s degree granted by any Higher Education Institution.

 *Note: if you are already selected for a master/doctorate course, but classes have not yet started, please register as a diploma holder.


Steps for the application process:

1. Before July 29, fill up the application form, uploading the required documentation:

a.       For academic mobility students:

b.       For diploma holders:

2.  The coordinator of each UFV requested course will evaluate your application, based on your curriculum vitae and transcript of records.

3.    Until August 15, the UFV international office will inform you the list of courses you are approved to register for.

4.      Classes will start on September 5, 2022.

5.    Required documents for all candidates (to be attached to the registration form):

a)      Copy of the Diploma and Academic Transcript of the Undergraduation;

b)      Copy of the Master's Diploma and Academic Transcript (if you already have it);

c)      Copy of the Doctoral Diploma and Academic Transcript (if you already have one);

d)      Copy of birth or marriage certificate (if you do not such a document, fill in the document below and stamp it at the Notary Office):

e)      Nomilnation Letter - mandatory for Academic Mobility candidates. Use the template:

f)       Copy of National Identity Card (passport preferred for foreign applicants);

g)      Copy of CPF (for Brazilians only);

h)      Copy of Voter Registration Card (for Brazilians only);

i)        Copy of Military Document (for Brazilian men only).



      Good internet connection is mandatory to follow the activities!

       For academic mobility, one of the required documents is an official nomination from the home institution. “Self-nominated” candidates are not accepted for academic mobility.

      The program does not provide a degree - students who conclude courses will receive only an official transcript of records from UFV.







ARQ 796 1

Special Problems  - III:
CFD Simulation with OpenFOAM

Joyce Carlo (coordinator)

Nayara Marques Sakiyama (UFVJM)

AGF 645

(T1) 2

Design and Analysis of Experiments

Lessando Gontijo

BIO 610


Cell Biology

Carolina Gonçalves Santos

ENG 790

(T1) 3

Compost barn: an alternative housing system for dairy cows

Ilda Ferreira Tinoco (coordinator)

Matteo Barbari

Lorenzo Leso

Rafaella Andrade

ENG 794

(T1) 3

Life cycle assessment (lca) as a sustainable methodology applied to the egg production system

Richard Stephen Gates (coordinator)

Nathan Pelletier​

ENT 602 4

Scientific Writing

Simon Luke Elliot

ENT 669

(T1) 5

Insecticide (Eco)Toxicology

Raul Narciso C. Guedes

FIP 602

Plant Disease Epidemiology

Emerson Medeiros Del Ponte

FIT 679


Biotechnology Applied to Plant Breeding

Guilherme da Silva Pereira

GEO 791



José João Lelis Leal de Souza

SOL 792


Soil Classification Systems

José João Lelis Leal de Souza

TAL 706


Food Carbohydrates and Bioactive Compounds

Frederico Barros

VET 750 6

Foodborne pathogens and diseases

Luís Augusto Nero

ZOO 792 7

Animal Breeding and Genetics

Simone Facione Guimarães (coordinator)
Renata Veroneze
Daniele Marques


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BIO 610


BIO 610

TAL 706

FIP 602

FIT 679

FIT 679

GEO 791




BIO 610


BIO 610

TAL 706

FIP 602

FIT 679

FIT 679

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ENT 602


ENT 602



SOL 792


SOL 792




ENT 602


ENT 602



SOL 792


SOL 792




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ENT 602





  1.  For ARQ 796 the timetable will be defined soon. Classes will be Monday or Wednesday morning.
  2. For AGF 645 the timetable will be defined later by the lecturer after discussing with the students enrolled.
  3. For ENG 790 and ENG 794 the timetable will be defined later. These are condensed courses whose classes will start only in October 2022 (the precise starting date will be defined in July). Weekly classes: 2 days x 4 hours or 3 days x 3 hours. Remaining 6-7 hours for practical exercises.
  4. ENT 602 will have 4 hours in average weekly. The timetable is registering 8 hours because some weeks may have more activities than others.
  5. For ENT 669 the timetable will be defined later. Weekly classes: 4 days x 50 min.
  6. For ZOO 792 the timetable will be defined later; it will be 3 hours a week for 15 weeks. This course is offered under an initiative of cooperation with the National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank (NAGRC&DB, Uganda), so candidates of that institution have priority in the selection process.
  7. For VET 750 the timetable will be defined later

All the courses (except ENG790 and ENG794) will take place from September 5 to December 17, 2022.





ARQ 796

Special Problems – III: CFD Simulation with OpenFOAM

1.     Introduction to CFD

1.1.   Fluid Mechanics Equations

1.2.   Fundamentals of Finite Volumes

2.     OpenFOAM

2.1.   Usage of OpenFOAM

2.2.   Mesh basics

2.3.   Boundary Conditions

2.4.   Solution Algorithms

3.     Ventilation

3.1.   Domain types

3.2.   Turbulence models

3.3.   Calculation Methods

4.     Interoperability with Rhino/Grasshopper.

4.1.   Ladybug Tools

4.2.   Butterfly

5.     Simulation Setup

5.1.   Writing the files with Butterfly

5.2.   Using OpenFOAM

6.     Parallelization

6.1.   Parallel programming concepts

6.2.   Domain decomposition for parallel simulation

6.3.   Using OpenFOAM in parallel

7.     Post-processing

7.1.   Using paraView

7.2.   Performance metrics and Object functions

AGF 645

Design and Analysis of Experiments

1.     Basic concepts in statistics.

2.     Basic principles in experimentation.

3.     Experimental designs.

4.     Parametric and non-parametric analyses.

BIO 610

Cell Biology

1.     General cell features.

2.     Cell membrane.

3.     Cytoskeleton.

4.     Mitochondria.

5.     Peroxisome.

6.     Chloroplast.

7.     Intracellular compartments.

8.      Intracellular traffic.

9.     Nucleus.

10.  Cell cycle.

ENG 794

SPECIAL PROBLEMS I – life cycle assessment (lca) as a sustainable methodology applied to the egg production system

1.     Life Cycle Thinking (LCT) and its importance in the context of sustainability management. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) definition.

2.     History and LCA iscovery.

3.     LCA methods and how to apply them to egg production.

4.     Showcase of some egg industry model development work.

5.     Assessment of green technologies, and development of the NEST platform.

6.     Net Zero research program.

ENG 790

SPECIAL TOPICS I – Compost barn: an alternative housing system for dairy cows

1.     Design and management of modern compost barns.

2.     Up to date research results concerning this housing system and its effects on cow welfare and productivity.

3.     Other alternative housing systems for dairy cows.

4.     Practical exercises concerning the design principles, environmental control solutions, management practices and the choice of bedding materials for compost barns under different geographic and climatic conditions.

ENT 602

Scientific Writing

1.     What is a scientific paper?

2.     Structure of a paper.

3.     Ethics in the publication of papers.

4.     Importance of Reading.

5.     Literature review and citation.

6.     Preparation of the manuscript.

7.     Critical iscove.

8.     Which iscov to choose.

9.     How to submit. Peer review.

10.  How to structure phrases in a paper.

11.  What to avoid and what to embrace.

12.  Principles of clear and effective writing.

13.  Writing with strong and active verbs.

14.  How to construct an effective paragraph (organized and concise).

15.  Use of varied resources in writing.

16.  Review of writing.

17.  Title and Abstract: equilibrium and elegance.

18.  Introduction: essential and dispensable parts.

19.  Material and methods: the importance of precision and detail.

20.  Results: simple, direct and precise writing.

21.  Discussion: arguments, limitations and implications of the study.

ENT 669

Insecticide (Eco)Toxicology

1.     Introduction: Subject importance.

2.     Toxicology: Scope & definitions.

3.     Toxicological assessment: Dose-response, hormesis, tests and parameters.

4.     Insecticide classification and characterization. Insecticides in the environment: Entry routes, iscover, transformation.

5.     Insecticides in organisms: Penetration and storage, iscover (plants), transformation, modes of action, interactive effects, biomarkers and biomonitoring.

6.     Insecticides in populations: population dynamics & insecticide resistance.

7.     Insecticides in communities: changes, measurement and interpretation of ecological impacts.

8.     Ecological risk assessment.

FIP 602

Plant Disease epidemiology

1.     History and concepts in Botanical Epidemiology. 

2.     Plant disease assessment and quantification. 

3.     Temporal dynamics and analysis of epidemics. 

4.     Pathogen dispersal, disease gradients and patterns. 

FIT 679

Biotechnology Applied to Plant Breeding

1.     Introduction to biotechnology;

2.     Identification of molecular markers;

3.     Application of molecular markers;

4.     Gene iscovery and validation;

5.     Transgene and gene editing;

6.     Molecular breeding

GEO 791


1.     Soil formation factors.

2.     Soil properties.

3.     Mineralogy of soils.

4.     Micromorphology of soils.

5.     Dating methods for geoscientists.

6.     Soil genesis in tropical areas.

SOL 792

Soil Classification Systems

1.     Soil description in the field.

2.     Auxiliary analyzes.

3.     Diagnostic horizons and properties of World reference Base for soil Resources and Soil Taxonomy.

4.     Soil classification.

TAL 706

Food Carbohydrates and Bioactive Compounds

1.     Monosaccharides.

2.     Carbohydrate reactions.

3.     Starch.

4.     Carbohydrate nutrition and dietary fiber.

5.     Bioactive compounds.

6.     The protective effect of foods containing bioactive compounds on chronic noncommunicable diseases.

VET 750

Foodborne pathogens and diseases

1.    Epidemiology of foodborne diseases.

2.    Characterization of foodborne pathogens and diseases. 

3.    Detection and enumeration of foodborne pathogens. 

4.    Impacts of foodborne diseases.

5.    Prevention of foodborne diseases

6.    Trends in food safety.

ZOO 792

Animal Breeding and genetics

1.    Definition of animal breeding

2.    How can animal breeding help in animal production?

3.    Genetic parameters in animal breeding

4.    Correlation, inbreeding and crosses

5.    Genetic and Genomic Evaluation

6.    Genomics applied to animal breeding

7.    Breeding and genomics applied to the main livestock species: Cattle (beef and milk), pigs, poultry, horses.