Mining

The mining program trains professionals with academic excellence in capabilities, skills and abilities to design sustainable extraction projects of mineral resources, preserving the quality of the environment and promoting the social development of surrounding communities and society in general.

Mission
Contribute to improving society's quality of life with the training of upright and competent professionals in mining-metallurgy projects; with the development of research and innovation for the sustainable and equitable use of mineral resources.

Vission
To be an academic benchmark in the mining sector, with international excellence, of proactive and innovative leaders committed to society.

International Accreditation
The Mining  degree program is accredited by the ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission  and the European seal of international quality in engineering EUR-ACE.

* Undergraduate tuition/fees:
The Constitution of the Republic of Ecuador in its Article 356, among other principles, establishes that third-level public higher education will be tuition/fees free.  Zero cost education is linked to the academic responsibility of the students.

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71 Total active students in the career

The mining program seeks curious, creative, analytical students with a critical spirit, logical abstraction capabilities and basic knowledge of experimental sciences and mathematics. Interested in research and the field of mineral and metallurgical resources.

SO1: The ability to identify, formulate and solve complex mining engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics. 
SO2: The ability to apply mining engineering design to produce solutions that meet specific needs considering health public safety and well-being, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors. 
SO3: The ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences. 
SO4: The ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in mining engineering situations and make judgments informed, who must consider the impact of mining engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and social contexts. 
SO5: The ability to function effectively in a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, set goals plan tasks and meet objectives. 
SO6: The ability to develop and carry out appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use mining engineering judgment to draw conclusions. 
SO7: The ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as necessary, using appropriate learning strategies. 
SO8: Formulate a value proposition that argues why those involved in a specific problem should adopt a proposed solution based on the advantages of the benefits over the disadvantages that it presents.

a) Apply technical and management capacities in Research–Development and Innovation (R + D + i) activities in the field of responsible use of surface and underground mineral resources in the national and international territory.
b) Design, plan, execute and direct mining–metallurgy projects in the short, medium and long term, integrating technical, environmental, economic and social information, according to the demands of society.
c) Apply current mining, environmental and labor regulations in the different phases of the implementation of mining–metallurgical projects.
d) Develop and apply environmental management, safety and occupational health systems in dedicated to small-scale, artisanal and large–scale mining activities.
e) Implement technological solutions for the optimization of mining-metallurgical processes, and the mitigation of impacts on nature due to the development of mining activities.

Occupational Profile

Design mining operations and projects, applying engineering and management knowledge. Manage, coordinate and supervise in a sustainable manner, operations and projects in deposit evaluation, geomechanics, mining exploitation, mineral processing and extractive metallurgy.

Have approved at least 48 credits in Vocational Training and Itinerary.
Have approved at least 26 credits in General and Complementary Education.
Have approved at least 31 credits in Basic Sciences and Mathematics.
Accredit a minimum experience of 336 hours corresponding to 7 credits of professional practices, divided into; 96 hours of community internships and 240 hours of pre-professional internships in the industry.
Pass the graduation process, equivalent to 8 credits.

The Capstone Project is a culminating requirement for graduation. These projects provide students with the experience of applying acquired knowledge and skills to the needs of society, with a focus on sustainability.
The IDEAR Fair showcases all Capstone projects, offering students a valuable opportunity to showcase their work and hone soft skills such as communication and teamwork. It is also a space for students to network with potential clients and future employers.
Explore all of the Capstone projects completed by the Mining program.