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Curricular competence

Form human resources in Chemical Engineering with the necessary competencies to analyze, design, construct and negotiate the transformation processes of raw materials in products of added value with a scientific-practical and interdisciplinary focus, to benefit society, taking care that the development of the technology and processes are sustainable and friendly with the environment. The graduate will insert in activities aimed to the processing of materials and energies; mainly in the industry, with a formation that integrates the knowledge from scientific areas such as Physics, Chemistyr, Mathematics, Electronics and Informatics, that constitute the strengths at DCI.



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Collegiate organ’s date of approval

March 16, 2016.

Start of operations

August – December 2016.

Enrollment period


Admission process

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Enrollment profile

The degree in Sustainable Chemical Engineering is designed to be offered from graduates from high schools with a special preference on the use of natural and exact or chemical-biological sciences to modify and improve their ambience. In addition, the knowledge they have previously acquired, is desirable that the applicants show some of the following characteristics: Taste for ordered and systematic observation. Critic spirit. Desire of globalizations and synthesis. Non-dogmatic and open mind posture. Curiosity for science and technology’s progress in general. Preferable profile of enrollment: Knowledge in: sets, algebra, trigonometry, analytic geometry, notions of differential and integral calculus, basic knowledge of general culture. Skills: reading and comprehension, capability of abstraction, logical reasoning, analysis and synthesis. Attitudes: enthusiasm and scientific curiosity, taste for rigor and precision, critic spirit, interest to work in teams, taste for invention, creativity, technology and values.

Graduate profile

The graduate profile covers four groups of specific competences: cognitive, methodological, instrumental and labor-social. The generic competencies or transversal, are part of the essence of the University, will be obtained through everyday life, uses and customs and through extracurricular activities that organize for this purpose. The orientation of the program will continue being scientific-practical, potentiating the graduate profile in acquiring the four specific competences the current plan has: cognitive, methodological, instrumental and labor-social, in the same way its design was conceived. In addition, in document a central element is added, that will accompany all the students of the University of Guanajuato: the acquisition of generic competencies in an explicit manner where the sensitization of the social responsibility, learning for life, strengthening of the links with other academic and industrial sectors who address the complexity of modern societies; are all those recognized as part of the everyday in the professional formation. Specific competencies: Cognitive. Shows a deep comprehension of the fundamental concepts and principles of Physics & Chemistry (thinking that mathematics is a tool). Seeks, interprets and uses bibliographic information in English and Spanish. Knows and comprehends the conceptual development of Chemical Engineering in historical and epistemological terms. Analyzes systems using balances of matter and energy. Simulates and integrates processes and industrial operations. Specifies equipment and installations for different reagents, intermediaries and products. Knowledge of automatization and control. Compares and selects technical alternatives. Establishes the economic viability of a project. Evaluates and implements criteria of safety and quality. Applies tools to plan and optimize. Makes applied research (innovation of technology and use emerging technologies). Applies tools and processes to protect the environment. Methodological and Instrumental. Plans, analyzes and solves physical, chemical and physic-chemical problems both experimental, by using analytic, experimental or numeric methods. Applies the theoretic knowledge of Physics, Chemistry and Physic-Chemistry in engineering projects. Uses and elaborates programs or computing systems for the processing of information, numeric calculus, simulation of processes or experiment control. Shows experimental dexterities and use of adequate models to work in the laboratory. Specific labor and social. Participated in professional activities related with high level technologies, be that in the laboratory or industry plant. Shows necessary work habits to develop the profession such as teamwork, scientific rigor, self-learning, persistence and creativity. Capability to apply knowledges of chemistry, physics, and mathematics to the conception, design, implementation, operation, evaluation and control of systems, components or chemical processes, conducting experiments, analysis and interpretation of referred data to Chemical engineering or one of its specific technological areas: transport phenomena, kinetic, reactors, dynamic of processes, transport phenomena and design of materials. Capability to identify, formulate, solve complex and open problems from Chemical Engineering, fulfilling the technical and legal specifications demanded by the context and considering economic, environmental, social and ethical. Domain of modern techniques and tools necessary for the exercise of the profession, proving capability of analyzing and understand the relations between technology and organizations. Capacity to recognize and incorporate the demands of the context in the conceptualization, design, implementation, operation and control of systems, equipment and chemical processes, through the direction and projection of the facilities and equipment of the Chemical industry branch where she/he performs (organic, synthesis, pharmaceutical, tanning, polymers, etc.). Specially trained to act, make and direct all kind of studies, works and organisms in the industrial, economic, chemical, statistic, social and labor spheres.

Requirements to graduate

In the valid syllabus, you graduate of the program when you comprehensively complete the total number of credits. Given that the Professional Social Service does not offer any credits to the syllabus, this is not a requirement to graduate. It is proposed to graduate under the same scheme of the current plan, this is, have concluded the total amount of mandatory and optional credits of the syllabus. With this, the graduate could then request the total certificate of studies.


Total number of credits of the Educational Program: 234 credits.


  • First enrollment
  • Superior Mathematics
  • Basic programming
  • General physics
  • General chemistry
  • Structure of matter
  • Generic competencies
  • Second enrollment
  • Integral calculus
  • Balance of matter and energy
  • Descriptive inorganic chemistry
  • Basic organic chemistry
  • Fluids, waves and temperature
  • Generic competencies
  • Third enrollment
  • Calculus of several variables
  • Ordinary differential equations
  • Analytic chemistry
  • Thermodynamic
  • Transport phenomena
  • Generic competencies
  • Fourth enrollment
  • Probability and statistics
  • Advanced organic chemistry
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Laboratory of Transport phenomena
  • Mechanics of Continuous means
  • Generic competencies
  • Fifth enrollment
  • Fluid engineering
  • Heat engineering
  • Kinetic Chemistry and Catalysis
  • Physic-chemical properties
  • Numeric methods
  • Work safety and hygiene
  • Generic competencies
  • Sixth enrollment
  • Engineering of Homogenous reactors
  • Separation processes
  • Chemical thermodynamic
  • Economic engineering
  • Laboratory of Separation Processes
  • Optional (Concentration area I)
  • Generic Competencies
  • Seventh enrollment
  • Design of Processes
  • Engineering of Control Processes
  • Reactors laboratory
  • Personnel Management and handling
  • Laboratory of Simulation of Processes
  • Optional (Area of Concentration II)
  • Generic competencies
  • Eighth enrollment
  • Experimental development
  • Project engineering
  • Optional (Area of Concentration III)
  • Generic competencies

General suggestions

Within this suggestion of enrollment, the student must be oriented so they initially form Learning Units of the Basic Common Area complemented with the General Area and gradually advance to the LUs of the Disciplinary Basic Area; procuring to leave towards the end the contribution to the Deepening Area and what is called Experimental Development. The latter seeks to gather and integrate the competences acquired in the course of the degree through the development of an specific project that solves a real problem of Chemical engineering.

Offered in:

Campus León, Division of Sciences and Engineering (DCI)
Venue Campestre
Loma del Bosque #103; Fraccionamiento Lomas del Campestre; C.P. 37150; A.P. E-143; León, Gto.
Phone: (477) 788 51 00
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