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Curricular competence

Form engineers with knowledge and skills to solve problems related to the extraction of minerals and modification of the natural conditions of rocky massifs, obliging the existent state, national and international regulations focusing on sustainability; with vision of continuous improvement and leadership and deep sense for the safety of his team and equipment and responsibility and respect for society and the environment.



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

Approval date of the Collegiate organ

August 6, 2014.

Start of operations

Jan-Jun 2016.

Entry period


Admission process

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Enrollment profile

The applicant to this degree must have high school studies, propaedeutic or bivalent concluded and prove that she/he domains the following:


Basic knowledge of:


  • Algebra: concept and operations with sets, real and complex numbers, fundamentals algebraic concepts and operations (binomial, polynomial functions—relations and graphics), factorization and simplification of polynomials, inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions, matrixes,
  • Trigonometry: angles and systems of angular measures, trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities and equations, solution of triangles, rectangles and obliquus angles.
  • Plain analytic geometry: fundaments, line, circumference, parable, ellipse, hyperbola, general equation of second grade.
  • Analytic geometry of space: fundaments, the blueprint.
  • Differential and integral calculus: limits, derived from a function; anti-derivates.


  • Mechanics: Scale and vectoral quantities, cinematics, dynamics.
  • Electricity & magnetism: Electrostatic, electrodynamic, electromagnetism.
  • Thermodynamic: States of the matter temperature, gasses.
  • Hydraulic: Bernoulli theorem, Pascal principle.

General Chemistry:

  • Atomic structure.
  • Chemical nomenclature.
  • Chemical links.
  • Stoichiometry.
  • Matter aggregation states.
  • Chemistry and environment.

General knowledge on Spanish language, Social and Natural sciences.

Knowledge of English.


  • Interpret physical-chemical-mathematical concepts.
  • Interpret and plan solutions to engineering problems.
  • Efficiently communicate orally and written.
  • Integrate in work teams.
  • Use commercial software (Microsoft Office).

Interests, attitudes and values

  • Interest to interact with nature.
  • Interest for the development of the state, region and country.
  • Interest to take care of the environment and sustainable use of the natural resources.
  • Interest to know, analyze and improve the productive processes.
  • Interest to comprehend the importance of the human factor in the organizations.
  • Interest for self-development and a positive attitude.
  • Self-respect and respect for others, responsibility and discipline.
  • High sense of organization and initiative.
  • Creativity, imagination & invention.
  • Leadership.
  • Objectivity.
  • Dynamism.
  • Change uneasiness.
  • Civic, national, civil and ecological awareness.
Graduate profile

During the progress of the course, the graduates will develop the following specific competencies and necessary during their professional career:

  • Makes surface and subterranean topographic studies to control the development of the projects she/he is responsible for in a systematic and discipline way.
  • Interprets and integrates topographic and geologic information to define action paths regarding the design of worksites and fulfillment of goals with responsibility.
  • Makes studies to estimate the resources and serves of several mineral deposits to integrate the information in feasibility studies.
  • Participates in studies to define and evaluate methods to concentrate minerals and places for mineral waste disposal so the recovery of the minerals maximizes and waste deposits cover the current regulations.
  • Technical and Economically evaluates a m inig prospect to define the feasibility of its exploitation and use the resulting information to make a responsible decision.
  • Designs several infrastructure worksites necessary for the development of a mine seeking to minimize the inversion, maximize the recovery of the mineral deposits and in consequence, its sustainable use seeking the maximum safety for the personnel who will participate in the execution of several activities.
  • Calculates and selects equipment for the several activities that constitute a mining operation (developments, production, extraction, ventilation, pumping, etc.) seeking the maximum efficiency to guarantee the profitability of the operations in a completely safe environment.
  • Designs and calculates fortification and reinforcement systems of excavations which can be mining or several infrastructures (urban, road, hydraulic, etc.) to guarantee the safety of the personnel and equipment used during the construction and its functionality.
  • Defines and selects the necessary people for a mining operation in function of the maximum productivity.
  • Controls and oversees the execution of several activities that integrate a mining operation, from the start to the extraction and concentration of the mineral from different mineral deposits to guarantee the fulfillment of goals while responsibly making sure everything is done according the applicable and valid laws and norms.
  • Promotes and establishes mechanisms to integrate work teams committed with achieving objectives and project goals.
  • Plans and administers mine operations in the short, medium and long term to guarantee the maximum profitability and in consequence, the sustainability of the projects and the fulfillment of the current laws and norms.
  • Designs and oversees with leadership the execution of diggings (mining or infrastructure and construction) through mechanical means or with the application of explosives with special emphasis in the responsible use of all the supplies and teams in their lead, as well as the safety of all the personnel.
  • Each one of the mentioned competencies must be based in the values of integrity, ethics, responsibility and discipline with plain attitude of leadership and respect.

Description of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values


During the academic formation process, the mining engineers acquire knowledge on:

  • Exact sciences such as mathematics, physics and chemistry that provide the fundaments to solve complex problems of engineering.
  • Technical subjects such as drawing, analytic and descriptive geometry, topography, computing, that provide tools to develop their everyday activities efficiently.
  • General engineering, such as infrastructure design, team, mining facilities and concrete.
  • Human resources and work teams administration.
  • Economic and material resource administration.
  • Economy and project evaluation.
  • Regulation and environmental remediation.
  • Regulations on industrial and mining safety; methods of work risks.
  • Applied and general Geology.
  • Mineral deposits, mineralogy and applied petrology.
  • Subterranean and open sky exploitation methods.
  • Methods for extraction, mineral hauling and transport and petroleum materials.
  • Use and handling of explosives.
  • Methods for mineral concentrations.
  • Pumping and ventilation in mines and subterranean worksites.


The skills developed by a graduate of this educational program are fundamental for the good performance of the professional and general competencies. They will develop the following skills:

  • Handle and apply mathematics and physics.
  • Comprehend, handle and analysis of engineering principles and their application in the resolution of problems.
  • Apply specialized software for drawing, design and spreadsheets, etc.
  • Efficiently communicate orally and written.
  • Plan in short, medium and long term, integrating technical and economic and human resources information.
  • Efficiently administer economic resources and human capital.

Attitudes and values

The attitudes and values are the features of a personality that define the way to behave in society and in different situations such as personal, family, work, community, etc.

In this sense, in our Faculty, we have the objective to develop in our graduates, attitudes and values according the common good within the society he belongs.

The common attitudes and values to the professional competencies that are developed in the graduates of this educational program are:

  • Integrity.
  • Discipline.
  • Ethics.
  • Responsibility.
  • Creativity.
  • Entrepreneur attitude.
  • Leadership and continuous improvement.
  • Self-development attitude.
  • Trust in her/himself.
  • Respect to others.
  • Respect for the current regulations.
  • Respect to the environment.

According the previous, the mine engineer must: develop several professional competencies with a high sense of responsibility, paying special emphasis in observing the regulations and safety norms to maintain the physic integrity the personnel, equipment, facilities and infrastructure, minimizing the impact to the environment and seeking that the activities are made with efficiency both technically and economically.

The professional competencies that compose the profile proposed for the graduates in Mine Engineering, knowledges, corresponding subjects sum to the first three rows of Table 11. Reason why, the skills, attitudes, and values must be considered common in the competencies.

Graduate requirements
  • Complete the respective syllabus.
  • Make among the modalities chosen by the Divisional Council: thesis, professional exercise, general graduate exam CENEVAL, academic excellence, professional update courses and elaborate a business plan.
  • Complete the professional service.
  • Complete the academic and administrative requirements established in the syllabus.

Total number of credits of the educational program: 256 credits.


  • First enrollment
  • Superior algebra and vectoral geometry
  • Differential calculus
  • General Geology
  • General Chemistry
  • Descriptive geometry and drawing workshop
  • Mining fundaments
  • Beginners English
  • Activities or optative subjects of the General area
  • Second enrollment
  • Integral calculus
  • Linear algebra
  • Physics
  • Numeric methods with programming
  • Planimetry and Altimetry
  • Mineralogy
  • Advanced beginners English
  • Activities or optative subjects of the General area
  • Third enrollment
  • Differential equations
  • Probability and statistics
  • Subterranean topography
  • Mechanics of fluids
  • General petrology
  • Intermediate English
  • Analytic mechanics
  • Activities or optative subjects of the General Area
  • Fourth enrollment
  • Electric engineering
  • Resistance of materials
  • Industrial safety
  • Mineral deposits
  • Advanced Intermediate English
  • Group II Optative
  • Group II Optative
  • Group III Optative
  • Activities or Optative subjects of the General area
  • Fifth enrollment
  • Ecology
  • Structural geology
  • Mining legislation
  • Mechanical preparation of materials
  • Industry Residency I
  • Advanced English
  • Group II Optative
  • Group II Optative
  • Activities of Optative subjects of the General area
  • Sixth enrollment
  • Impact and Environmental Management Systems
  • Concentration of minerals
  • Geology of mines
  • Mining hydrology
  • Mechanics of rocks
  • Industry residency II
  • Group II Optative
  • Activities or Optative subjects of the General area
  • Seventh enrollment
  • Costs accounting
  • Design of mining installations I
  • Exploitation of Open sky mines
  • Exploitation of subterranean mines
  • Mines modeling and design I
  • Industry residency III
  • Group III Optative
  • Activities of Optative subjects of the General Area
  • Eighth enrollment
  • Economic engineering and project evaluation
  • Design of mining installations II
  • Mine modeling and design II
  • Unitary operations in Open sky mining
  • Unitary operations in subterranean mining
  • Group III Optative
  • Group III Optative
  • Specialty Seminar/Group IV Optative
  • Group I Optative
  • Computing
  • Thinking skills development
  • Man and environment
  • Vectoral calculus
  • Thermodynamic and electromagnetism
  • Research methodology
  • Group II Optative
  • Report communication and writing
  • Industrial engineering
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Quality and Strategic planning seminar
  • Human Resource Management
  • Construction
  • Group III Optative
  • Congress
  • Supervision and leadership
  • Geologic engineering
  • Entrepreneur seminar
  • Degree seminar I
  • Degree seminar II
  • Mine closing
  • Group IV Optative
  • Ventilation seminar
  • Explosives seminar
  • Security seminar
Offered in:

Campus Guanajuato, Division of Engineering (DI)
Venue San Matías
Ex-Hacienda San Matías s/n; C.P. 36000; Guanajuato, Gto.
Teléfono: (473) 732 22 91
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