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Guía de la carrera:

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Orientación de la carrera:

Degree Description:

The Bachelor of Environmental Engineering aims to prepare graduates with the skills necessary to propose innovative solutions to the problems of environmental risk through the analysis of the behavior of pollutants and the application of environmental technologies, in accordance with national and international regulations.   They will be able to diagnose environmental problems in water, soil, air, and biota through the analysis of physical, chemical, and biological parameters. They will be able to analyze the behavior of pollutants through mathematical models and designs and engineering processes through the implementation of applied research, qualitatively and quantitatively interpreting experimental data. Also, they will be able to design, direct, and participate in prevention, conservation, and environmental remediation projects, using the environmental methods and technologies applied in industry and in urban and rural communities.

The Environmental Engineer from UDLA is expected to work in multidisciplinary teams, respecting the gender and cultural identity of the collective groups that require the inclusion of environmental technology, demonstrating professional ethics and environmental awareness.

Ventajas:

  • Advantages:
    -Laboratories for water, soil, pollution, and remediation studies.
    -Simulation software for contaminant transport processes and watershed management
    -Conservation management practices at the university’s experimental farm in Nono, and field trips throughout Ecuador
    -UDLA´s own wastewater treatment plant.
  • Advantages:
    -Pre-professional internships in the public (organizations responsible for environmental control) and private (organizations responsible in charge of compliance with environmental regulations and waste treatment systems) sectors
    -Participation in projects, forums, and competitions related to the development and innovation of environmental management.
    -Full-time and part-time faculty with master’s degrees and professional experience in the environmental sector
    -Academic exchange programs in universities around the world
  • Advantages:
    -Use software for design and environmental simulation (provide knowledge about integrated management of water resources, pollutant behavior, and planning with geographic information systems)
    -Courses include preparation exam for certifications such as ISO 14001, ISO9001, ISO45001 Lead Auditor
  • Career options:
    -Industrial, food, chemical, textile, petrochemical, mining, agricultural, and manufacturing sectors
    -Public and private organizations
    -Environmental Consultancy
    -Non-Governmental Organizations – NGOs
    -Research and development

Competencias
y habilidades:

  • Skills:
    As an environmental engineer, you will be able to:
    Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs; communicate effectively with a range of audiences; recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations; function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership; develop and conduct appropriate experimentation and acquire; and acquire new knowledge as needed.

Environmental Engineering

Degree Profile for the Environmental Engineering program

An environmental engineer graduated from Universidad de Las Américas (UDLA) is a competent, enterprising professional with international/global vision who proposes innovative engineering solutions to environmental problems through the application of sustainable and environmentally-friendly technology, in accordance with national and international regulations.

UDLA’s environmental engineer is able to identify, formulate and solve complex problems throughout the application of specialized engineering, science and math principles and concepts. Moreover, a graduate from this program applies designs specific to environmental engineering with the purpose of creating solutions to satisfy specific needs related to public health, safety and wellness, as well as environmental, social, cultural, global and economic factors. Furthermore, this professional communicates effectively with a wide range of audiences within the field. They recognize ethical and professional implications in engineering projects and can make informed decisions while considering the impact of their solution in global, economic, social and environmental contexts. They work efficiently in teams with a collaborative and inclusive environment of leadership, where they establish and attain goals and plan necessary tasks together. Additionally, they can design, develop and carry out experiments, analyze and interpret data and results and use their engineering expertise to arrive to conclusions. Finally, they acquire and apply new knowledge as necessary, using appropriate learning strategies. The graduate of this program attains and is awarded the degree of Environmental Engineer.

An environmental engineer from UDLA is expected to work in multidisciplinary teams, respecting the gender and cultural identity of the collective groups that require inclusion of environmental technology, demonstrating professional ethics and environmental awareness.

Educational Objectives

– Implement viable technical solutions for environmental engineering and management.

– Demonstrate competence, effective participation and leadership in multidisciplinary teams to manage environmental engineering projects.

– Expand their knowledge and expertise to strengthen their professional skills throughout life.

– Add value to organizations by exercising their profession with values and ethical principles.

Program Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the Environmental Engineering program will have:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences within the field.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze, and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Career Advisory Committee

This committee addresses issues related to the fulfillment of the educational objectives, degree profile, and other academic aspects linked to the career’s development.

Responsibilities:

  • Review the career educational objectives, degree profile, student learning outcomes, and plan of study
  • Propose changes or recommendations for the career educational objectives, degree profile, student learning outcomes, and plan of study
  • Review the results of the career annual operating plan
  • Review the program review report and action plan

Committee Structure:

Description Committee Members
Dean of the College or its delegate Diego Buenaño
Highest authority of the career or its delegate Alejandro González
Professor in charge of graduate follow-up Daniel Hidalgo
Representatives of employers and/or representatives of professional associations or guilds Juan Carlos Avilés (President)
Pablo Macías
Carla Muñoz
Carlos Banchón
Graduates Verónica Mena
Andrés Argüello
Carlos Endara
Camila Sáenz
Pavlova Sigcha

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