Federal Institute of Alagoas


The Federal Institute of Education, Science, and Technology of Alagoas, Ifal, was created through a federal law that established the implementation of the Federal Network of Vocational and Technological Education (RFEPCT) throughout Brazil. In the state of Alagoas, Ifal is the result of the unification between the former Federal Center for Technological Education (Cefet) and the Federal Agrotechnical School of Satuba.

But our history began in 1909, with the foundation of the School of Apprentices and Craftsmen. Since then, from the School of Apprentices to the Lyceum of Arts and Crafts, Industrial School, Federal Technical School, Agrotechnical School, or Cefet, our century-old institution has established itself as a reference for professionalizing technical education in the State of Alagoas.

We are an education complex that includes research, extension, and teaching from basic education to post-graduation, thus providing an integral education to the citizen, through the initial training courses, technicians, technology degree, bachelor, undergraduate, and graduate courses lato sensu and stricto sensu.


We have 16 campuses based in 15 municipalities in Alagoas, offering more than 100 courses and more than 20 thousand students enrolled, transforming lives in all regions of the state. Our mission is to promote quality social, public, and free education to form critical citizens for the world of work and contribute to sustainable development.

Main Areas




Agriculture and Food Production

Tourism and Hospitality

Management and business

Information Technology

Educational and Social Development

High School with Technical Degree

  • Accommodation (Campus Maragogi)

  • Administration (Campus Santana do Ipanema)

  • Agroecology (Campus Maragogi, Campus Murici and Campus Piranhas)

  • Agroindustry (Campus Batalha, Campus Murici, Campus Piranhas and Campus Satuba)

  • Biotechnology (Campus Batalha)

  • Buildings (Campus Coruripe, Campus Maceió and Campus Palmeira dos Índios)

  • Chemistry (Campus Maceió and Campus Penedo)

  • Computing (Campus Arapiraca and Campus Palmeira dos Índios)

  • Electro-Electronics (Campus Arapiraca)

  • Electronics (Campus Maceió)

  • Electrotechnology (Campus Maceió and Campus Palmeira dos Índios)

  • Environment (Campus Marechal Deodoro and Campus Penedo)

  • Farming (Campus Piranhas, Campus Santana do Ipanema and Campus Satuba)

  • Internet Computing (Campus Viçosa)

  • Mechanics (Campus Coruripe and Campus Maceió)

  • Roads (Campus Maceió)

  • Systems Development (Campus Maceió)

  • Tour Guide (Campus Marechal Deodoro)

Technical Degree

  • Administration (Campus Viçosa)

  • Chemistry (Campus Maceió and Campus Penedo)

  • Electro-Electronics (Campus Arapiraca)

  • Electrotechnology (Campus Maceió)

  • Internet Computing (Campus Rio Largo)

  • Farming (Campus Santana do Ipanema and Campus Satuba)

  • Labor Safety (Campus Maceió, Campus Palmeira dos Índios and Campus São Miguel dos Campos)

  • Logistics (Campus Arapiraca and Campus Benedito Bentes)

  • Mechanics (Campus Maceió)

  • Nursing (Campus Benedito Bentes)


Bachelor's Degrees


  • Biology Sciences (EAD and Maceió)

  • Physics (Maceió and Piranhas)

  • Letters/Portuguese (Arapiraca, EAD and Maceió)

  • Maths (Maceió and Piranhas)

  • Chemistry (Maceió)


  • Food (Maceió)

  • Interior Design (Maceió)

  • Environmental Management (Marechal Deodoro)

  • Tourism Management (Maceió)

  • Hotel (Maceió)

  • Dairy Products (Satuba)

Post Graduation

Stricto Sensu

  • Professional Master in Environmental Technologies (Campus Marechal Deodoro)

  • Professional Master in Professional and Technological Education (Campus Benedito Bentes)

Lato Sensu

  • Education and Environment (Campus Marechal Deodoro)

  • Language and Social Practices (Campus Arapiraca and Campus Murici)

  • Organizational development (Campus Benedito Bentes)

  • Science and Mathematics Teaching (Campus Arapiraca)

  • Teaching in Professional Education (EAD)

  • Alagoas History (Maceió)

Research and innovation

Ifal's Research and Innovation aims to promote basic and applied research in its community of students and employees, as well as stimulate the development of technical and technological solutions, to extend their benefits to the community. Actions aimed at research and innovation are developed in line with internal and local and regional communities demands, in articulation with teaching and extension, to contribute to scientific, economic and social growth.

4.0 Spaces

Container-type lab, equipped with 3D printers, IoT and Educational Robotics kits, drones, etc. to train young people aged 15 to 29 in a situation of socio-economic vulnerability to work in the production of prototypes and high-tech solutions for industry and the community.


Social or Mixed-Based Central Incubator created to act as an environment to promote innovation and incubation of students' and alumni's enterprises.

Application Development Lab

Focused on the development of digital solutions for society. The lab offers training for students and teachers in the scope of application development for Android and iOS platforms.


Prototyping lab to stimulate the spirit of creation and innovation in students, integrating new technologies and the classroom through tools such as 3D printers, 3D scanner, CNC Laser, Arduino, Lego Robotics kit, among other equipment.


Shared Innovation Lab for collaboration and project creation, where professors from different areas and from the different campuses can use and share ideas and develop innovative solutions.

Extension and Social Change

The extension establishes the link between Ifal and society. The objective is to exchange knowledge between the two segments, where the community benefits from the result of extension activities, and at the same time feeds back into teaching and research practices. Extension activities, being inter multi and transdisciplinary, encourage innovation, fostering applied technical knowledge.


Development of artistic and cultural actions, maintaining and preserving regional manifestations.


It serves family farmers and rural producers, encouraging job creation and income distribution.


Place of learning, a bridge between students and the productive sector, collaborating for the integral formation.


Job opportunities for Ifal students and alumni, centralized and publicized at the observatory.


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