• ISSN: 2155-7993
  • Journal of Modern Education Review

Geographic Distribution of the Engineering Schools Registered
within Crea in Minas Gerais, Brazil

Enid Brandão Carneiro Drumond , Almeida Eliane, Rodrigues João, Leonido Levi
(Universidade Trás Os Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), Portugal)

Abstract: Over the last decade there has been an increasing number of engineering schools in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, boosted by new policies of the Ministry of Education and Culture and other government incentives. Such strategies yielded a significant change in the academic profile of the Education Institutions, which opened room for the conduction of a study on the geographic profile of the Engineering formation in the state of Minas Gerais. The study linked the population in each regional unit covered by the Regional Council of Engineering and Agronomy (CREA-MG) with the number of engineering courses (Civil, Electrical and Mechanical) allocated thereto. The Engineering schools are not distributed proportionately to the population of the regions where they operate. It could be seen that the schools are concentrated where industrialization predominates, mainly in the southern region of the state, where dynamism is linked to integration and industrial expansion. It was concluded that in order to meet the demand it will not be required to increase the number of schools, but instead fill idle vacancies resulting from non-enrollment and high evasion throughout the course.
Key words: engineering schools, CREA-MG Regional Units, regional population

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