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MASTER'S DEGREE IN AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING

In Colombia despite the urgent need for more research in the agricultural sector in order to improve its competitiveness, there were no postgraduate programmes in agricultural engineering in any of the faculties of the country’s university centres. Therefore, the National University of Colombia through Agreement Number 009 of 2002 emanating from the Academic Council has created the Master’s Program in Agricultural Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, with the participation of the Institute of Food Science and Technology-ICTA and several faculties of the different National University Headquarters, taking into account the availability and capacity of the teaching staff, the existence of physical infrastructure and the strength to develop the lines of research. The creation of the Master’s Degree responds to the needs of greater research in the agricultural sector, framed in the development plans of the National University of Colombia and the country. The academic and research trajectory of the professors associated with the Master’s Degree Program in Agricultural Engineering and their permanent relationship with universities from different countries, international research organizations and networks, It allows the strengthening of the Curriculum Programme and at the same time the participation of international experts linked to the different universities and organizations.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Educational level: Master’s degree
  • Type of curriculum: Research – In-depth study
  • Academic program: Master of Engineering – Agricultural Engineering
  • Title granted: MSc. of Engineering – Agricultural Engineering
  • SNIES Code: 19914
  • Year of creation: 2002
  • Opening year: 2002
  • Campus: Bogotá
  • Faculty: Engineering
  • Estimated duration: 4 semesters
  • Total credits: 52
  • Six-monthly costs (detailed down by points):

    Academic Fee

    Administrative Fee

    Welfare

    Insurance Policy

    155

    30

    10

    26,000 COP

  • Equivalence of a point: One day of the current statutory minimum monthly wage (CSMMW) 2020 - ( Circular 1 of 2020 - General Secretariat) = 29,260 COP
  • Current approximate cost of the semester: 5’731,700 COP

PROFILE

Candidate Profile

The applicant must have a profile as a researcher, committed to the study of the problems facing the agricultural, livestock and agro-industrial sector, with critical reading ability and with constancy to achieve the development of his thesis project.

Graduate Profile

The Master will be able to lead research processes in the agricultural, livestock and agro-industrial sectors, in the areas of post-harvest of agricultural products, land adaptation and sustainable management, in such a way as to generate solutions to disciplinary and interdisciplinary engineering problems.

OBJECTIVES

The specific training objectives of the Research curriculum are:

  • Train researchers in land adaptation and sustainable and post-harvest management of agricultural products to develop and promote knowledge generation in these fields.
  • To generate basic tools to enable researchers to solve disciplinary, interdisciplinary or professional problems in the areas of land adaptation and sustainable and post-harvest management of agricultural products.

The specific training objectives of the Deepening curriculum are:

  • To contribute to the formation of information networks that facilitate the relationship between companies, technological development centres, universities and other entities that promote research.
  • To generate knowledge for the development of the agricultural sector.

CURRICULUM

RESEARCH

Academic Activities and Research Courses

Credits

Thesis

22

Thesis Project

4

Research seminar

6

Total Academic Activities

32

Eligible Courses

20

Total Research Courses

52

IN-DEPTH STUDY

Academic Activities and Courses

Credits

Final Work

10

Proposal of Final Work

4

Seminars

6

Total Academic Activities

20

Required Courses

12

Eligible Courses

20

Total In-Depth credits

52

OFFERED COURSES

The subjects offered in each academic period will be conditioned by the offer made by the professors of the program, as well as by the different postgraduate programs offered by the National University. The subjects offered by the program are as follows:


Subject

Code

Credits

Agroplasticulture

2019566

4

Automation in the agricultural sector

2019567

4

Bioclimatics in agro-industrial facilities

2027931

4

Pollutants in unsaturated zone

2019568

4

Control in biosystems with continuous logic

2027016

4

Dynamics of the soils

2019569

4

Design of pressure irrigation systems

2019570

4

Advanced Drainage

2019572

4

Electronics in the agriculture

2027031

4

Crop physiology and post-harvest

2019574

4

Project Management

2019576

4

Technological management in engineering

2019577

4

Applied Hydrology

2020503

4

Models and simulation in processes

2019578

4

Optimization of experiments and processes

2027508

4

Pedometry

2026563

4

Drying and dehydration process

2019581

4

Bioclimatic simulation in buildings

2028341

4

Water, soil, plant, environment System

2019583

4

Artificial vision in agricultural and civil systems

2027361

4

TEACHING STAFF

Fernando Lozano Osorno

Agricultural Engineer, M. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences - Agricultural Engineering.

Research areas: Agricultural machinery for harvesting. Physical properties - mechanics of agricultural materials.

Jesús Hernán Camacho Tamayo

Agricultural Engineer, M.Sc. Agricultural Machines, Ph. D. Agricultural Sciences.

Research areas: Soil-Machine-Plant Relationship. Soil management and conservation. Mathematical modeling.

Bernardo Castillo Herrán

Agricultural Engineer, M.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering, Ph. D. in Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Mechanization area.

Research areas: Design, Adaptation and Evaluation of Agricultural and Agro-industrial Equipment. Precision Agriculture. Mechanization Techniques. Soil mechanics in agricultural mechanization.

Andrés Felipe Rodríguez Vásquez

Agricultural Engineer, M.Sc. in Geomatics.

Research areas: Soils. Geomatics. Water resource. Land management.

Javier Enrique Vélez Sánchez

Agricultural Engineer, M.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Ph. D. in Mechanization and Agricultural Technology.

Research areas: Water-Soil-Plant Relationship. Crop physiology.

Carlos Alberto González Murillo

Agricultural Engineer, M.Sc. in Hydrology.

Research areas: Soil-Plant Relationship. Soil management and conservation. Movement of contaminants in the soil. Mathematical modeling.

Gelber Gutiérrez Palacio

Civil Engineer and Agricultural Engineer, M.Sc. in Hydraulic Resources.

Research areas: Water Resources. Sustainable Development.

Miguel Ángel Valenzuela Mahecha

Agricultural Engineer, M.Sc. in Hydraulic Resources Engineering

Research areas: Water-soil-plant-atmosphere relationship. Agroclimatology. Hydrology. Land Adequacy - Irrigation.

John Fabio Acuña Caita

Agricultural Engineer, Ph. D. in Mechanization and Agricultural Technology.

Research areas: Greenhouses and Agroplasticultura. Climate control in greenhouses. R&D for agricultural export.

Oscar Leonardo García Navarrete

Agricultural Engineer, M.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering, M.Sc. in Agro-Food and Environmental Economics

Research areas: Precision agriculture. Artificial vision in agriculture. Spectrometry applied to agriculture. Process automation and agricultural equipment.

Carolina María Sánchez Sáenz

Agricultural Engineer, M.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering, Ph. D. in Agricultural Engineering - post-harvest technology area.

Research areas: Drying of agro-industrial products. Use of Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) to determine quality parameters for different agricultural products.

Alfonso Parra Coronado

Agricultural Engineer, M.Sc. in Environmental Management, Ph. D. in Agricultural Sciences

Research areas: Effect of climatic conditions on the quality of agricultural products. Crop and post-harvest management of agricultural products. Drying and dehydration of agricultural products. Mathematical modeling in pre-harvest and post-harvest.

Robinson Osorio Hernández

Agricultural Engineer, M.Sc, Ph. D in Agricultural Engineering - Area of rural constructions and ambience.

Research Areas: Rural and Bioclimatic Constructions, and Energy in Agriculture.

RESEARCH

Research Lines

  • Post-harvest of agricultural products
  • Land adequacy and sustainable management

Research Groups

  • Research Group Biosystem Engineering
  • Research group Post-harvest of agricultural products
  • Biosystem Technology and Innovation Management Group - GTI

ADMISSIONS

MASTER  OF ENGINEERING - AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING

Call for proposals 2020-02 Research

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • 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 http://www.legal.unal.edu.co/rlunal/home/doc.jsp?d_i=36926

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.


GUÍA PASO A PASO

DOCUMENTOS REQUERIDOS

HOJA DE VIDA

  • Documento de identificación.
  • Tarjeta profesional*
  • Soportes de estudios universitarios:
    • Acta de grado.
    • Diploma.
    • Certificado de notas.
    • Documento legalizado mediante apostilla o delegación diplomática (en caso de títulos obtenidos en el extranjero).
    • Certificado de culminación de estudios expedido por la institución donde desarrolló los estudios (para estudiantes que aún no tienen el título de pregrado).
    • Reporte de Historia Académica (para los estudiantes de pregrado de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia con opción de grado de materias de posgrado).
  • Distinciones Académicas*:
    • Nombre de la distinción, institución que otorga, fecha en que se otorgó y adjuntar soporte.
  • Experiencia Laboral*:
    • Nombre de la institución o empresa, tipo de vinculación, fecha de inicio y de finalización(o en curso), cargo, función principal y adjuntar soporte.
  • Experiencia Docente*:
    • Nombre de la institución, dedicación, fecha de inicio y de finalización (o en curso), áreas de trabajo, información de asignaturas impartidas e intensidad de horas por semana y adjuntar soporte.
  • Experiencia Investigativa*:
    • Nombre de la investigación, institución, área del proyecto, entidad financiadora, funciones principales, fecha de inicio de vinculación y de finalización (o en curso), país y adjuntar soporte.
  • Producción Intelectual*:
    • Tipo de producción (artículo en revista indexada, libro, capítulo de libro, patente, software, planta piloto, diseño industrial, otra producción), datos de la producción y adjuntar soporte.
  • Certificaciones de idioma*:
    • No se exige acreditación de inglés como requisito en el proceso de admisión, sin embargo, adjuntar soporte si lo tiene.
  • Referencias académicas o profesionales*:
    • La aplicación web le solicitará los datos básicos de contacto de dos personas que realizarán el registro de 2 referencias académicas o profesionales según el perfil al que aspira (las referencias académicas aplican para el perfil de investigación, mientras que para el perfil de profundización aplican las referencias académicas o profesionales). La información diligenciada por las personas que usted indique es confidencial y será de conocimiento únicamente para las directivas del programa durante el proceso de evaluación de la admisión.

*Documentos opcionales.

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS

  • Attached document with the applicant's motivation letter (no more than a page).
  • Attached document with writing of the topic or idea to raise or develop during the program (no more than 2500 characters with spaces).

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.

FORMA DE RECEPCIÓN DE LA DOCUMENTACIÓN

La recepción de documentos se realizará mediante el diligenciamiento de la aplicación web, en la que se realizará el cargue de soportes y documentos adicionales.

Para tal fin, cada aspirante recibirá un correo electrónico por parte de la Vicedecanatura Académica de la Facultad con el enlace web e instructivo correspondiente.

La Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, no se hace responsable en caso de que el aspirante no pueda ingresar sus datos y documentos satisfactoriamente por medio de la aplicación web, debido a la demanda de usuarios simultáneos que superen la capacidad del sistema. Se recomienda adelantar el proceso con anterioridad a la fecha de cierre.

TENGA EN CUENTA LAS SIGUIENTES RECOMENDACIONES:

  • Adelantar el proceso de cargue de documentos con anterioridad a la fecha de cierre.
  • Verificar que cuente con todos los documentos requeridos, cada uno en formato PDF(únicamente) y que no exceda el tamaño de 10MB.
  • Disponer de tiempo suficiente para efectuar el cargue de los documentos. El cargue de los documentos puede hacerlo por partes, cerrando sesión cada vez que termine de cargar cada parte de la documentación solicitada.
  • Los documentos relacionados con un (*) son opcionales, los dempas son obligatorios.
  • Para realizar cambios en los documentos que ha cargado previamente, debe cargar el nuevo documento y guardar los cambios. El nuevo documento reemplazará el cargado previamente.
  • El aplicativo mediante un menú indica la cantidad de registros cargados en cada sección y señala en color rojo la sección en la cual no hay soportes cargados.
  • Contactar previamente a las personas que relacionará como referencias, y asegurarse que ingresen las recomendaciones dentro del plazo establecido.
  • Al finalizar de cargar la totalidad de la documentación, bastará con cerrar sesión para guardarla. Esta información quedará almacenada y será enviada automáticamente a los evaluadores después del cierre del aplicativo.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

The regulations governing the admission process for postgraduate programmes of the National University of 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:

Component

Weighting

Qualifying

Minimum approval score

Curriculum Vitae

30

No

-

Exams

30

Yes

3.0/5.0

Interview

40

No

-

TOTAL

100

3.0 over 5.0

CV Assessment criteria

The assessment of the applicant’s CV will be made on the basis of the documentation provided during the admission process (CV and media). They will be taken into account for the assessment: degrees and average undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications, professional, teaching and research experience, as well as duly supported academic distinctions, publications and academic references.

Exams Assessment Criteria

The Knowledge Test f is a specific test that will identify the basic knowledge in the program as well as mathematical skills, reading comprehension, etc of the applicant.

Interview Assessment Criteria

In the interview, applicants will be asked about different aspects to establish their interest in the program, as well as the possibilities it has to successfully conclude the respective program.

Minimum Approval Score

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


word2.pngAGREEMENT 028 OF 2016 

word2.pngDECISION 035 OF 2014

CONTACT

Coordinator of the Program: Robinson Osorio Hernández

E-mail: rosorioh@unal.edu.co - coocupiag_fibog@unal.edu.co

Telephone:  (+57) (1) 3165000 Ext. 16601

Address: Bogotá, 30th Street 45-03, Campus Ciudad Universitaria,  Building 214, Office 201


Curricular area: Civil and Agricultural Engineering

Director of Curricular area: Caori Patricia Takeuchi Tam

Telephone: (+57) (1) 3165000 Ext. 13663

E-mail: diracica_fibog@unal.edu.co

SELF-ASSESSMENT ACCREDITATION

State: Accredited

Self-assessment starting date: 2010/02

Background information: R-1518 of 27/09/2013

Decision on accreditation: 6975

Date of accreditation: 2015/05/15

Validity time of the accreditation: four (4) years