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To form integrally graduates in environmental engineering with the capacity to preserve and to improve the environment at regional, national and international level, in a sustainable way, with a high sense of social responsibility that propitiates the scientific development and technological.


The Environmental Engineering program will be recognized as a program that Contribute to the transformation of the environment in response to environmental issues and sustainable development linked to quality of life, considering institutional normative frameworks.


To form integrally graduates in environmental engineering with a conception of the learning that favors the construction of scientific, technological, social and cultural knowledge from a multidisciplinary perspective, allowing him to develop competencies, skills, attitudes and values for the protection, preservation and improvement of the environment, through innovation and technological and sustainable development, in an ethical and responsible way.



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Educational Program accredited by the Consejo de Acreditación de la Enseñanza de la Ingeniería, A.C. (CACEI).

Collegiate Organ approval date
  • Campus Guanajuato August 6, 2014.
  • Campus Irapuato Salamanca September 29, 2015.
Start of operations
  • Venue Guanajuato January-June 2016.
  • Venue Irapuato-Salamanca January-June 2016.
Entry period



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Entry profile

The applicant to enter the degree in Environmental engineering must possess high school studies and have knowledge in:


  • Mathematics: algebra, plain trigonometry, analytic geometry and basic knowledge of differential and integral calculus.
  • Physics: basic knowledge of mechanics, static, dynamic, heat, electricity and magnetism.
  • Chemistry: general.
  • Biology


In addition, the applicant must have skills and attitudes learned during their high schol studies in the diverse courses, workshops, currricular and extracurricular activities. At least, must have skills for:

  • Correctly communicate orally and written.
  • Use concepts and notions.
  • Develop creativity.
  • Analyze and find a solution to problems.
  • Teamwork.

Attitudes and Values

  • Entrepreneur.
  • Leadership.
  • Ethics.
  • Honesty.
  • Responsibility.
  • Truth.
  • Freedom.
  • Respect.
  • Justice.
Graduate profile

The specific competences are composed by the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that specifically delimit the graduate profile of the degree in Environmental Engineering. These are the set of learnings considered in the educational program’s syllabus that the student must acquire or develop at the end of each learning unit, lines and/or finish of the syllabus.

  • SC1. Designs, optimizes, adaptas and implements processes and/or technologies for the diagnosis, prevention, mitigation, remediation and control of environments pollution with the object to contribute to the sustainable development within a normative framework.
  • SC2. Evaluates the risks and environmental impacts of the productive activities through analysis tools and specialized methodologies to establish actions of control, mitigation and remediation.
  • SC3. Integrates multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary topics with administrative, cultural, governmental, education and/or scientific research chraracteristics, contributing to the equilibrium and the social, economic and environmental development.
  • SC4. Implements and veryfies systems of environmental administration and safety, through audit programs of the impact of the productive processes and services, to evaluate the productivity and the environmental performance, with the purpose to achieve the governmental certification.
  • SC5. Starts clean businesses through the development and innovation of sustainable technologies achieving an economic sufficience and employment generation, with the purpose to increase the quality of life and the preservation of the environment.
  • SC6. Develops, promotes, manages and implements programs of industrial ecology, industrial symbiosis and cleaner production.
  • SC7. Designs and implements technological model to generate alternate sources of energy.


Description of Knowledge, skills, attitudes and values.


  • Physics, chemical and biological fundaments related with the structure and function of the organisms and its interaction with the environment.
  • Physical-chemical and biological chracterization of the soil, water and air.
  • Types of pollutants, dispersion models, their effect on public health, and the prevention of soil contamination, water and air.
  • Designs and implements projects, processes and equipment for the prevention and control of contamination of soil, water and air.
  • Normativity and legislation related with the environment.
  • Strategic planning and environmental quality management.
  • Residue handling and disposal.
  • Administration of the natural resources of the national territory in the efficient form that leads to the sustainable development.
  • Detection, monitoring and remediation of polluted sites in water and soil.
  • Environmental risk and impact.
  • Design of mathematical models to determine the dispersion of pollutants.
  • Handling of geogrpahic information systems applied to identify and restore the polluted sites.
  • Sciences of engineering and applied engineering.
  • Generation methods of renewable energies and biotechnology.
  • Knowledge of English.


The graduate from the degree in Environmental Engineering will have the skills to:

  • Work, organize and lead work teams.
  • Effectively communicate orally and written in their own language and a second language.
  • Diagnose, evaluate, analyze, propose and participate inter and multidisciplinary in the solution of environmental problems.
  • Create, innovate, design, construct and implement sustainable technologies.
  • Start, incubate, develop and administer green companies.
  • Handle software, tools and specialized teams.
  • Analyze the natural resources and products that generate in the productive processes.
  • Supervise processes of management and environmental audit systems.

Attitudes and values

Manifesting always an attitude:

  • Responsible.
  • Respectful.
  • Proactive.
  • Propositive.
  • Crític.
  • Congruent.
  • Innovative.
  • Entrepreneur.
  • Ethic.

Guided by these values:

  • Responsibility.
  • Respect.
  • Tolerance.
  • Honesty.
Graduate requirements
  • Complete the respective syllabus
  • Make among the chosen modalities by the Divisional Council: thesis, professional exercise, academic excellence, ending career professionalizing work, professional update course and elaboration of a business plan.
  • Complete the Professional Service.
  • Complete the academic and administrative requirements established by the study program.

Total number of credits of the Educational Program: 280 credits.

  • First inscription
  • Beginner's English
  • Differential Calculus
  • Ecology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing tools
  • Introduction to Environmental Engineering
  • Oral and written communication
  • General Area 1
  • Complementary Area 1
  • Second inscription
  • Beginner's Advanced English
  • Integral Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Numeric methods
  • Weather and metereology
  • Research methodology
  • General Area 2
  • Complementary Area 2
  • Third inscription
  • Intermmediate English
  • Analytic Mechanics
  • Differential Equations
  • Biochemistry
  • Technical Drawing
  • Physical-Chemistry
  • Probablity and Statistics
  • General Area 3
  • Complementary Area 3
  • Fourth inscription
  • Advanced Intermmediate English
  • Thermodyanamics and Electromagnetism
  • Economic Engineering
  • Quantitative Analytic Chemistry
  • Topography and Geogrpahic Information Systems
  • Balance of matter and energy.
  • Seminar of Professional Ethics
  • General Area 4
  • Complementary Area 4
  • Fifth inscription
  • Advanced Beginners English
  • Environmental Geology
  • Hydraulics and Mechanics of Fluids
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Disciplinary selective I
  • Unitarian operations
  • disciplinary selective II
  • General Area 5
  • Complementary Area 5
  • Sixth inscription
  • Deepening selective I
  • Edaphology
  • Hydrology
  • Microbiology
  • Environmental toxicology
  • Air pollution
  • General Area 6
  • Complementary Area 6
  • Seventh inscription
  • Project formulation, evaluation and management
  • Integral residue management
  • Environmental legislation
  • Bioprocesses
  • Deepening Selective II
  • Alternate Energy Sources
  • General Area 7
  • Complementary Area 7
  • Eighth inscription
  • Administration of safety
  • Risk evaluation
  • Environmental Audit management systems
  • Wste water treatment
  • Environmental impact
  • Degree Seminar
  • General Area 8
  • Complementary area 8
  • Ninth inscription
  • Professional practices
  • General Area 9
  • Complementary Area 9
  • Selectives
  • Creativiy and innovation
  • Sustainable development
  • Management
  • Hydrogeochemistry
  • Industrial ecology
  • Environmental economy
  • Instrumental Analytic Chemistry
  • Water purification
  • Efficient use of water
  • Soil remediation
  • Soil contamination
  • Life cycles analysis
  • Unitarian Chemical processes
  • Production of biofuels
  • Underground water modeling
  • Exploration and evaluation of underground water.
Offered in:

Campus Guanajuato, Division of Engineering (DI)
Venue Belén
Avenida Juárez No. 77; Col. Centro; C.P. 36000; Guanajuato, Gto.
Phone: (473) 102 01 00
Campus website:
Division website:

Campus Irapuato-Salamanca, Division of Life Sciences (DICIVA)
Ex Hacienda El Copal k.m. 9; carretera Irapuato-Silao; A.P. 311; C.P. 36500; Irapuato, Gto.
Phone: (462) 624 18 89
Campus website:
Division website:





The specific competences are composed by the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that specifically delimit the graduate profile of the degree in Environmental Engineering. These are the set of learnings considered in the educational program’s syllabus that the student must acquire or develop at the end of each learning unit, lines and/or finish of the syllabus.





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