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MASTER'S DEGREE IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Educational Level: Master's degree
  • Type of curriculum: Research - In-depth study
  • Name of the curricular program: Master of Engineering - Chemical Engineering
  • Title Granted: MSc. of Engineering - Chemical Engineering
  • SNIES code: 96
  • Year of creation: 1986
  • Opening year: 1986
  • Campus: Bogotá
  • Faculty: Ingeniería
  • Estimated duration: 4 semesters
  • Total credits: 52
  • Fee per semester in points (detailed):

    Academic Rights

    Administrative Rights

    Welfare

    Insurance Policy

    155

    30

    10

    23,000 COP

  • Point value: One (1) day of the Current Legal Minimum Monthly Wage(SMMLV) 2018 - (Circular 1 of 2018 - General Sercretariat) = $26,041 COP
  • Current approximate cost per semester: $5,100,995 COP

PROFILE

Applicant Profile

The Master's Program in Chemical Engineering is aimed at Chemical Engineers or professionals from all areas of knowledge in Engineering, exact physical and natural sciences, related to Chemical Engineering, who demonstrate interest in the in-depth study of the professional area or in initiating their research education

The research profile is preferably aimed at professionals who want to start a research career. Therefore, the dedication to the Research Thesis corresponds to more than 40% of the total credits of the master's degree and its objective is to present a written dissertation that reflects "the acquisition of skills and knowledge that allow the student to participate in the processes of knowledge generation "

The in-depth study profile is preferably aimed at professionals who are and will continue to be linked with the industry, with state institutions or with consulting activities. The Final Project has a dedication of 20% of the total credits of the master's program and its objective is to "evidence the knowledge and skills acquired during their educational process, as well as the ability to apply them and solve specific problems of their discipline".

The applicant to the program must be a qualified professional, ethical and committed to their personal and professional education and to the progress of the country. They must demonstrate their research orientation or their preference for this field of professional action, through their participation in research and development projects or in academic events, their academic distinctions, their interest in continuing education, or their professional or teaching experience "

Graduate Profile

Graduates of the Master's degree in Chemical Engineering from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia will be professionals of the highest level, with the ability to propose, direct and carry out developments in the area that lead to the generation and adaptation of knowledge in Chemical Engineering. They will know the natural and environmental heritage of the nation and will be able to contribute to its value and protection. They will also have the ability to support the study and analysis of national problems related to the chemical industry, to cooperate in the proposal of the relevant solutions.

OBJECTIVES

The general objectives of the program are:

  • ACADEMIC
    • To promote research in Science and Technology, focused on meeting the needs of the country, in the areas of catalytic and polymerization processes.
    • To educate creative professionals, capable of generating, adopting and analyzing physical-chemical transformation processes of matter.
  • FOR DEVELOPMENT
    • To generate through the researh work, the knowledge required for the development of catalytic or polymerization processes of national interest.
    • To develop or adapt chemical processes, in the mentioned areas, by means of thesis thesis sets.
    • To promote the application of the developed processes..

The specific educational objectives of the Reserach curriculum are:

  • To develop knowledge, skills and abilities that allow the student's active participation in research processes that generate new scientific and technological knowledge in the field of Chemical Engineering..
  • To identify, evaluate and generate sustained concepts about the problems of Chemical Engineering in the country, and its research needs..
  • To develop and apply rigorous study and research methodologies to solve the problems of Chemical Engineering in the country, from the global vision to the specific applications.

The specific educational ovjectives of the in-depth study curriculum are:

  • To identify, value and generate concepts based on the problems of Chemical Engineering in the country, and its needs for technological strengthening.
  • To develop and apply methodologies of design and innovation to the solution of Chemical Engineering problems in the industrial sector from the global vision to specific applications.
  • To formulate development porjects that generate solutions for improving industrial performance with a disciplinary and / or interdisciplinary approach.

CURRICULUM

The specific educational objectives of the researh study curriculum are:

Academic activities and Courses

Credits

Thesis

22

Thesis Project

4

Research Seminar

6

Total Academic Activities

32

Elegible Courses

20

Total Research Credits

52

The specific educational objectives of the in-depth study curriculum are:

Academic activities and Courses

Credits

Final work

10

Proposal of final work

4

Seminars

6

Total Academic Activities

20

Required Courses

12

Elegible Courses

20

Total In-depth Credits

52

OFFERED COURSES


Obteniendo datos del Sistema de Información Acádemica SIA

NOTE:

The Master's Degree in Engineering - Chemical Engineering requieres full-time dedication, although the subjects and the Research Seminars are taught at the following days and hours:

  • The schedules of the postgraduate subjects are usually from 7:00 to 9:00 and from 18:00 to 20:00.

  • Occasionally, Saturdays from 8 to 12 m.

  • The offer of courses varies every semester. ** To see the full list of offered courses, please go to https://siabog.unal.edu.co/buscador

The courses offered by other graduate programs may be taught at different times.

RESEARCH

Research lines

  • Catalytic and petrochemical processes
  • Processes of polymerization and materials
  • Bioprocesses
  • Biorefineries
  • Biofuels

ADMISSIONS

MASTER'S DEGREE IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Call 2019-02 / In-depth study - Research

INSTRUCTIONS

  • If you finished undergraduate studies at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, you still have credits and are interested in obtaining the benefit to pursue postgraduate studies at the university, enter this link for more information: http://www.legal.unal.edu.co/rlunal/home/doc.jsp?d_i=36926

If you are a foreign student, enter this link for more information: Foreign Applicants. It must be clarified that admission certificates / letters of acceptance (if required) are issued exclusively to applicants selected by the University in the established admission process.


STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

CURRICULUM VITAE WITH THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS - ALL DOCUMENTATION MUST BE SENT IN PDF FORMAT.

  • Identification document.
  • University supporting documents. Applicants who do not have yet an undergraduate degree, the web application will request certification of completion of university studies issued by the institution where they studied.
  • For undergraduate students with a postgraduate degree option, the web application will request a report of their academic history.
  • Proof of work experience. *
  • Evidence of relevant research experience. *
  • Proof of teaching experience. *
  • Language certifications. *
  • Supporting documents of academic distinctions. *

* Attach this information if you have it.

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS

  • Attached document with motivation letter of the applicant (maximum 1 page). Applicants must indicate the area of interest, the research line and the name of the professor contacted if they have it.
  • The web application will request the basic contact data of two people who will register 2 academic or professional references according to the profile chosen. The information provided by your contacts will be confidential and will be known only by the directors of the program during the admission evaluation process.

Those people who enter through early or automatic admission (UN) must complete the application and send their documents in order to register their resume in the program.

RECEPTION OF DOCUMENTS

Through the completion of the web application, supporting and additional documents will be received. The web application will be enabled from Saturday, April 6th until Thursday, April 25th, 2019.

For this purpose, each applicant will receive an email with the corresponding web link.

The Faculty of Engineering of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia is not responsible if the applicant cannot enter their data and documents satisfactorily through the web application, due to the demand of simultaneous users that exceed the capacity of the system. It is recommended to advance the process prior to the closing date.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

The regulation of the admission process of the graduate programs of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia is found in Resolution 035 of 2014 of the Academic Office of the University. Specifically, the Faculty of Engineering details some aspects in Agreement 028 of 2016 of the Faculty Council. The weighting of its components is:

Component

Weight

Qualifying

Minimum passing score

Resume

30

No

-

Tests

30

Si

-

Interview

40

No

-

TOTAL

100

3.0 out 5.0

Criteria for resume evaluation

The evaluation of the applicant's resume will be based on the documentation submitted during the admission process (curriculum vitae and supporting documents). The following aspects will be taken into account for the assessment: undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and average grades, professional, teaching and research experience, as well as supported academic distinctions, publications and academic references.

Criteria

Research Profile

In-Depth study Profile

TITLES: Technician 1 point; Technological 2 points; Undergraduate 11 points; Specialization 1 point; Master 2 points (cumulative). The degree certificate and the certificate of courses completition/pending degree

13

13

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 1 point per year of experience before or after obtaining the undergraduate degree(Teaching experience is considered as profesional)

1

2

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE: 1 point per year of experience before or after obtaining the undergraduate degree.

2

1

ACADENIC DISTINTIONS: Best Saber-pro results, scolarships, distinctions from organizations and associations, etc (1 point per each distinction).

1

1

UNDERGRADUATE GRADES:

  • Lower than 3.4 : 2 points
  • 3.4 - 3.59 : 4 points
  • 3.6 - 3.79 : 6 points
  • 3.8 - 4.39 : 7 points
  • 4.4 - 5.0 : 8 points

8

8

PUBLICATIONS: Publications after obtaining the undergraduate degree(0.5 points for each oral presentation at events), (1 point for each indexed publication), (2 points per books)

1

1

REFERENCES: (2 points: Strongly Recommended; 1 point: Recommended, 0 pointss: Recommended with reservation/Not recommended).

4

4

TOTAL

30

30

Criteria for tests evaluation

The knowledge test for the master’s degree is a specific exam that will identify the basic knowledge in the program. The aptitude test evaluates the math skills, reading comprehension, etc. of the applicant..

Percentage of each component

Profile

Curriculun vitae

Knowledge test

Aptitude test

Interview

In-Depth study

30

15

15

40

Research

30

15

15

40

Criteria for interview evaluation

In the interview, applicants will be asked for different aspects to establish their interest for the program, as well as for the possibilities they have to conclude successfully the respective program.

Criteria

Research Profile

In-Depth study Profile

Motivation and knowledge of the Program

4

4

Time availability

5

5

Economic sufficiency

6

6

Ability to work in research groups

4

4

Communicative abilities

6

6

Professional motivation

5

5

TOTAL

30

30

Minimum Admission Score

The minimum admission grade, once weighted the admission test components, will be 3.0 out of 5.0.

*Admission depends not only on the score, but also of the number of places offered for each program.

Regulations associated to the process


word2.pngAgreements 033 of 2016 

word2.pngResolution 035 of 2014

For further information, please visit www.ingenieria.bogota.unal.edu,co, write to email arsalamancap@unal.edu.co or call to 3165000 ext 14056.

CONTACT

Curricular Area: Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Adress: Bogotá, Carrera 30 # 45 - 03, Building 412 - Office of Curricular Areas

Telephone: 3165000 Ext. 14100 o 13649

Coordinator of the program: Ivan Dario Gil Cháves

E-mail: idgilc@unal.edu.co

Secretary of the curricular area:Ana Rosa Salamanca Paternina

E-mail:coocupiqu_fibog@unal.edu.co


Curricular Area: Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Curricular Coordinator: Juan Carlos Serrato Bermúdez

Telephone: (+57) (1) 3165000 Ext. 13649 - 14101

E-mail: jcserratob@unal.edu.co - dirareaciqa_fibog@unal.edu.co

SELF-ASSEMENT / ACCREDITATION

State: Accredited

Beginning of Self-assement: 2010-02

Filling information: R-1105 de 6-08-2012

Filling information: 5783

Date of accreditation: 2014-04-24

Time of accreditation: Eight (8) years