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Geological Engineering

Geological Engineering is the branch of Engineering that deals with the resolution of problems related to the direct and indirect interaction of man with the geological environment, understanding it as the support of human activities.

Mision To form professionals that contribute to society with solutions of geological problems to improve its quality of life, promoting sustainable and equitable development, through the integral and competent research and innovation in earth sciences.

Vision To be a reference for international geologist community who respond the need of society complying the highest standards.

Program Educational Objectives

The GE program graduate students after five years of professional practice will be able to:

  1. Apply skills and knowledge of geosciences, considering the scientific and technological advances, to contribute to the sustainable development of society.
  2. Design, plan, execute, manage or start geological engineering projects integrating technical, environmental and socio-economic variables or constraints, according to society’s demand.
  3. Apply current legal, environmental or labor regulations in the different stages of the implementation of geological projects for their sustainability.
  4. Propose, investigate, develop or apply solutions related to Earth Sciences and the transfer of knowledge, with the purpose of contributing to the scientific, technological, social, economic, environmental and political development of the country.

Professional Profile / Educational Objectives

Collaborate in the solution of professional challenges at the national and regional level applying their knowledge of Engineering in Geology and Earth Sciences, considering the social, economic and environmental aspects, all framed in the ethical and moral.

Communicate effectively in both Spanish and English, working as part of specialized teams and / or multidisciplinary in various cultural environments.

Posing and leading the development and implementation of solutions linked to Geological and Earth Sciences Engineering, either as a manager of a business of its own or as an employee of a company and thus contribute to the welfare of different segments of society.

Acquire and improve skills, technical and scientific knowledge, throughout the professional life, taking into consideration the technological and scientific advances related to Engineering in Geology and Earth Sciences.

Student Outcomes

The student outcomes (SO) for the GE program are listed below. The Geological Engineering program follows the ABET a-k list to provide an educational experience to students who complete our program must demonstrate the following competencies:

a) Apply mathematical, physical, chemical or biological knowledge in the resolution of geological problems.

b) Analyze qualitatively and quantitatively, in the context of geological processes, the minerals, rocks, stratigraphic units, fossils, geoforms and structures obtained, through design and conduct experiments

c) Design geological solutions, through planned field surveys that taking in account possible constraints or restrictions and geological mapping interpretation, considering the distribution of the physical and chemical properties of terrestrial materials.

d) Have the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.

e) Identify, formulate and solve problems arising in the different specialties of geological engineering.

f) Understand the ethical and professional responsibility.

      g.1) Have the ability to communicate effectively in Spanish.

      g.2) Have the ability to communicate in English.

h) Relate the impact of Geological engineering and its professional practice in a social, environmental and economic context.

i) Recognize the need and have the ability to be involved in lifelong learning.

j) Understand contemporary issues.

k) Use instrumental, analytical and computational techniques, to interpret materials, processes and history of the Earth, with economic and environmental considerations.

l) A recognition of the need for entrepreneurship and the abilities to become an entrepreneur.



Program Enrollment and Degree Data

Table of freshmen students in the Geological Engineering program.

 List of undegraduate students since 2014. 




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