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The Master’s Degree in Materials and Processes was created by Agreement 47 of June 13, 1984 of the Higher University Council and began its work in January 1987.

Within the field of action of the different engineers, it is directly related to the design and construction of structures, machines or products, tasks in which one must have solid knowledge in materials and their manufacturing processes. The Programme has taken as its subject the methods and tools of technological research applicable to the generation and adaptation of technologies in the areas of materials and manufacturing processes, to improve the mechanical behaviour of parts and products in general, used in industrial applications.


  • Education level: Master's degree
  • Type of curriculum: Research - In-depth study
  • Academic program: Master's degree in Materials and Processes
  • Title granted: Msc. of Enfineering - Materials and Processes
  • SNIES code: 106664
  • Creation year: 1984
  • Opening year: 1984
  • Campus: Bogotá
  • Faculty: Engineering
  • Estimated duration: 4 semesters
  • Total credits: 52
  • Semester tuition described by points

    Academic fee

    Administrative fee

    Welfare fee

    Insurance fee




    26,000 COP

  • Point equivalence: Currently daily minimum wage for 2020 - ( Circular 1 of 2020 - General Secretariat ) = $29,260 COP
  • Approximate tuition for the semester: $5,731,700 COP


Candidate Profile

The Master's degree in Materials and Processes is aimed at professionals whose curricula seen in the undergraduate have the subjects, the intensity and content which the Postgraduate Advisory Committee considers to meet the minimum requirements for the successful development of the Master’s Degree and which are approved by the Council of the Faculty of Engineering.

Graduate profile

The graduate from the Master’s degree in Materials and Processes graduated from Universidad Nacional de Colombia is a professional who will be competent to advance research processes, technological adaptation and/or characterization in the areas of materials and their processes, enabling him to work in product development, quality control or university research and teaching departments.


The specific learning outcomes of the curriculum are:

  • To provide students with the competence to advance autonomous research in the areas of materials and their processes.
  • To provide students with knowledge of basic material characterisation techniques and criteria for their selection.
  • For the students to acquire the capacity to advance technological adaptation procedures for the needs of the country in the areas of materials and their processes.



Academic Activities and Subjects




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Obteniendo datos del Sistema de Información Acádemica SIA


  • Courses offered vary every semester. **For the full list of courses offered please refer to

  • The timetable for postgraduate courses is usually in the 7:00 to 9:00 and 18:00 to 20:00 bands.


Research lines

  • Surface Engineering
  • Manufacturing and Metallurgy Processes
  • Polymer Materials
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Ceramic and composite materials
  • Nanomaterials
  • Materials for Construction and Sustainable Development


Master's degree in Materials and Processes

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  • If you have completed undergraduate studies at the National University of Colombia, you still have credits and are interested in obtaining the benefit to pursue postgraduate studies at the university, access this link for more information

If you are a foreign student, click on the link for more information Aspirantes Extranjeros. We clarified that the certificates of admission / acceptance letters (if required) are issued only to applicants selected by the National University in the admissions process established.


  • Pay the registration fees from Thursday 15 October to Thursday 29 October 2020 until 15:00.
  • Register via the Internet from Thursday 15 October to Thursday 29 October 2020 until 23:59.
  • Fill out the web application for resumes and applicant supports from Monday 02 November until 16:00 on Friday 06 November 2020. The instructions for this application will be sent on Saturday 31 October 2020 to the e-mail address provided when registering (please also check your spam box).
  • Knowledge test presentation: Monday 09 to Friday 13 November 2020.
  • Interviews: Monday 16 November until Friday 20 November 2020.
  • Publication of final admission results: Monday 23 November 2020.


Documents marked with (*) are optional. However, these supports give points within the rating of the resume, it is recommended to attach them in case of having them.


  • Identification document..
  • Professional card*
  • Support for university studies:
    • Degree Certificate
    • Diploma.
    • Transcript of grades.
    • Document legalized by apostille or diplomatic delegation (in the case of certificates obtained abroad)
    • Certificate of completion of studies issued by the institution where he/she studied (for students who do not yet have an undergraduate degree)
    • Academic History Report (for undergraduate students of the National University of Colombia with choice of graduate degree)
  • Academic Honors*:
    • Name of the distinction, institution that grants, date on which it was granted (please attach the supporting documentation).
  • Professional Experience*:
    • Name of the institution or company, type of relationship, start and end date (or in progress), position, main function and attach support of it.
  • Experience as a Professor*:
    • Name of the institution, dedication of the company, start and end date (or in progress), areas of work, information of subjects taught and intention of hours per week and attach support.
  • Research Experience*:
    • Name of the research project, institution, project area, funding entity, main functions, start date of linkage and completion (or ongoing), country and attach support.
  • Intellectual Production*:
    • Type of production (article in indexed journal, book, book chapter, patent, software, pilot plant, industrial design, other production), production data and attach support.
  • Certifications of Language Proficiency*:
    • English is not required as a requirement in the admission process, however, attach support if you have it.
  • Academic or professional references*:
    • The website will ask you for the basic contact details of two people who will register 2 academic or professional references according to the profile to which you aspire (academic references apply to the research profile, whereas academic or professional references apply to the deepening profile). The information provided by the persons you indicate is confidential and will be known only to the program directives during the admission evaluation process.
      • * Optional Documents


  • Document 1 - Candidate cover letter:
    • The applicant: (1) explains his/her professional and personal reasons for pursuing a Master's degree, (2) reports on his/her capabilities, achievements and merits, both academic and professional, (3) comments on his/her work or research experience in the possible area of work, (4) clarifies what his/her potential sources of funding will be, and (5) reports on his/her availability of time to devote to studies.

NOTE:Those people who enter by early admission or automatic admission (National University of Colombia) must apply for the sending of documents in order to register their resume in the program.


The reception of documents will be carried out by filling out a web application, in which the supports and documents mentioned in the previous section will be loaded. Each applicant will receive an email from the Academic Vice-Deanship of the Faculty with the corresponding web and instructional link.

The Faculty of Engineering of the National University of Colombia, is not responsible in case the applicant cannot enter his data and documents satisfactorily through the web application, due to the demand of simultaneous users exceeding the capacity of the system. it is recommended to advance the process before the closing date


  • Advance the document loading process prior to the closing date.
  • Verify that you have all required documents, each in PDF format (only) and that it does not exceed the size of 10MB.
  • Allow sufficient time to load the documents. Loading of documents can be done in parts, closing each time you finish loading each part of the requested documentation.
  • The documents related to a (*) are optional, the others are mandatory. However, these supports give points within the qualification of the resume, it is recommended to attach them in case of having them.
  • To make changes to documents you have previously loaded, you must load the new document and save the changes. The new document will replace the previously loaded one.
  • The application using a set of choices indicates the number of records loaded in each section and points in red to the section in which there are no loaded supports.
  • Previously contact the people you will relate to as references, and make sure that you enter the recommendations within the set deadline.
  • After loading the entire documentation, it will be enough to log out to save it. This information will be stored and sent automatically to the evaluators after application closure.


The regulations governing the admission process for postgraduate programs of Universidad Nacional de Colombia are contained in Decision 035 of 2014 of the Academic Vice-rectory, specifically the Faculty of Engineering details some aspects by Agreement 028 of 2016 of the Faculty of Engineering Council, the weighting of its components is as shown below:




Minimum approval score

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3.0 over 5.0

CV Assessment criteria

The following items in the CV assessment will be taken into account:

  • Affinity of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees with the profile of the postgraduate programme
  • Professional experience
  • Experience as a Professor
  • Research experience
  • Academic performance in previous formal studies.
  • Academic distinctions.
  • Intellectual production.

Exams Assessment Criteria

The test presented is for general academic skills.

Interview Assessment Criteria

  • Consistency with the cover letter
  • General knowledge of the work lines of the program.
  • Motivation for the Master’s degree at Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Communication skills (argumentation).

Minimum admission mark

The minimum admission mark after weighting all the components of the entrance examination shall be 3.0 out of 5.0

Regulation associated with the process

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Program Coordinator: José Manuel Arroyo Osorio

E-mail: -

Telephone: (+57) (1) 3165000 Ext. 11215

Address: Av. NQS (Carrera 30), 45-03, Campus Ciudad Universitaria, Building 407, Office 203

Curricular area: Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

Director: Aldo Germán Benavides Morán

Telephone: (+57) (1) 3165000 Ext. 13646



Current status: In process of self-assessment

Self-assessment starting Date: 2010-02