The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering strives to provide students with a solid conceptual education as to the basic topics of physical sciences and their technical application in solving problems. The program strengthens the student's ability to assume the updating process indispensable to his/her future professional development. This is complemented with a wide humanistic training that allows understanding and committing to society. The alumni are expected to contribute to the country's development by providing innovative inputs based on sustainable growth.
The educational Objectives of the Civil Engineering Program match those of the ABET accreditation. ABET is a recognized accreditor for college and university programs in engineering, technology, computer and applied sciences. The ABET accreditation guarantees that the university meets the education quality standards for a specific program, and enables a systematic and permanent mechanism to conduct assessments and ensure continuous improvements to education quality. The educational Objectives of the Civil Engineering program are described below.
The alumni of the Civil Engineering Program are expected to:
- Have the ability to apply basic sciences and engineering by clearly understanding his/her ethical, social and professional responsibility to serve successfully in positions of environmental engineering and/or development and research.
- Lead, plan, design, build and operate projects of physical infrastructure by committing to the achievement of a fair equilibrium between the long-term social infrastructure needs and a healthy environment framed by the principle of intergenerational responsibility.
- Conduct research and be willing to acquire advance knowledge that allows reaching a remarkable performance as professionals in multidisciplinary working teams.
Areas of Research or Concentration
- Study of the behavior of soils, rocks and civil works constructed thereunto.
- Application of advance land prospecting methods (geophysical methods).
- Computer Modeling and simulation of soil stress and deformations.
- Behavior of geotechnical works through reduced scale centrifugal modeling.
Structural and Seismic
- Study and application of structural analysis and design methods
- Seismic risk analysis and design of seismic-resistant structures.
- Study of Neotechnology and analysis of the stress and deformation conditions of the Earth's crust.
Roadways and Transport Infrastructure
- Roadways design.
- Analysis of pavement structures.
- Study of water behavior in roadways structures, compactation theories.
- Urban and interurban transport planning.
- Transport Economics.
- Operation of transport systems.
- Public transport.
- Analysis of the behavior of hydraulic structures through physical lab models.
- Experimental analysis of the features of pipework and its components.
- Hydrological and hydraulic modeling of complex lacustrine systems.
- Implementation of hydrodynamic models, programs of analysis and design of pipework and distribution networks.
Construction Engineering and Management
- Understanding design and execution of construction projects.
- Study of construction processes, project time and costs estimation.
- Control of quality features, costs and time, and use of computer-based tools in construction projects.
|ICYA-3102||Proyecto de Grado Ingeniería Civil||
|LENG-3999||Requisito Dominio de Lenguaje Extranjero||
|ICYA-3307||Diseño de Vías||
|Total Credit Hours:||18