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CIVIL ENGINEERING

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Construction of the Sumapaz Tunnel

The Curriculum Program of Undergraduate Degree in Civil Engineering at the Bogota Campus of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia has a very broad trajectory of achievements that begins with the very birth of the Institution, on September 22th, 1867 and shares its mission as a public, state and national university. The degree provides students with all the training resources that will lead to the acquisition of knowledge, analytical skills, the appreciation of the characteristics of the environment and the ability to communicate that enable them to successfully face the challenges related to conception, the design, construction and operation of environmentally sustainable infrastructure works that provide services and well-being to the community.

During their training, students have the opportunity to participate in cultural, sporting, academic, extension and research activities, as well as the possibility to travel to other countries in order to broaden their knowledge, their horizons and stimulate creativity to increase their potential to boost the developed countries.

Currently, the Degree has the highest accreditation (8 years: 2012-2020) granted by the Ministry of National Education, by Resolution 3984.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Description of the Academic Degree

Civil engineering is defined as the set of theoretical and empirical knowledge, techniques, tools and practices that are applied ethically and scientifically to conceive, design, construct, operate and maintain economically and safely, infrastructure efforts required by the community for its well-being and development.

It is also a multidisciplinary profession that has different fields of specialization such as structural engineering, soil mechanics, transport and road infrastructure, water resource management and preservation, environmental engineering and works construction and supervision.

The areas of knowledge that support Civil Engineering are complementary to each other and are based on mathematics, physics, chemistry, humanities and applied sciences such as the mechanics of solids and fluids to solve the complex problems that arise in the daily exercise of the profession.

The degree seeks to promote development in harmony with the environment and with the socio-economic and cultural characteristics of the population to be benefited. Under these conditions and circumstances, the work of civil engineers is and will continue to be very important and decisive for the development of the country.



  • Education level: Undergraduate
  • Name of the Degree: Civil Engineering
  • Title granted: Civil Engineer
  • Year of creation: 1935
  • SNIES code: 25
  • SIA code: 2542
  • Total credits: 180
  • Estimated duration: 10 semesters
  • Methodology: On-campus
  • Journey: Daytime
  • Curricular Area: Civil and Agricultural Engineering
  • Faculty: Engineering
  • Campus: Bogotá

PROFILES

Graduate Profile

The Civil Engineer of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia will be recognized for its special technical ability, its comprehensive vision of the projects, its permanent inclination towards study, its ability to argue and its high ethical and social conception of professional activity.

Consequently, it will have marked inclinations towards innovation and research, towards proposing better alternatives in the practice of engineering and towards leadership.

OBJECTIVES

Program Objectives

The curriculum is designed to train a civil engineer with a solid analytical capacity and with a special knowledge of the practices of the profession and the context in which his work is carried out. In this way, graduates of the programme will be able to undertake research and generate new knowledge, and to design, design and build the public works and infrastructure required by society.

The program, consistent with the training principles of the National University, promotes the possibility for its students to choose areas of work of their choice, and to participate in research, extension, and cultural projects. In the same way the student prepares that he can attend academic commitments with other universities, national and international, and to understand the context in which the profession is developed.

The civil engineer can perform extensively as a designer, consultant, builder, auditor, manager, professor or researcher. It has under its responsibility everything related to infrastructure works such as:

  • Motorways, roads, railways, airport runways, roads and pavements.
  • Buildings of room and institutional use, auditoriums, coliseums and stadiums.
  • Bridges, containment structures, stabilization works and tunnels.
  • Hydraulic structures, canals, ducts, seaports, dams and reservoirs
  • Aqueducts and sewers: treatment plants for drinking water and wastewater, distribution networks and sewage and drinking water pipelines.
  • Environmental sanitation, remediation systems and pollution monitoring.
  • Works to protect slopes, slopes and watersheds, mitigation of natural hazards such as earthquakes, floods and volcanic eruptions and environmental control works.
  • Project management.
  • Integrated mass transit systems.

Trainig Objectives

  • Solving problems in mathematics, physics, biology and chemistry related to engineering problems.
  • Formulate the appropriate methodology to solve a problem related to civil engineering, propose and develop the appropriate model through the use of relevant techniques and tools, analyze and explain the final results of the application of the methodology.
  • Evaluate and design components or processes that meet technical requirements and in accordance with user and project needs.
  • To recognize the importance of the social, economic, institutional, and environmental context in the identification, formulation, and solution of civil engineering problems, and to analyze their socio-environmental impact.
  • Analyze and solve problems of design and construction processes applying the knowledge acquired in the different areas of civil engineering.
  • Develop communication skills (verbal, written, virtual and graphic) to express ideas and concepts towards a technical and non-technical audience.
  • Participate effectively in multidisciplinary groups, organize and direct their efforts.
  • Develop skills for autonomous learning.
  • Support solutions to problems with professional and ethical criteria.
  • Integrate the knowledge learned for application in the creation, formulation, management and control of projects and enterprises.

DEGREE STRUCTURE

The Civil Engineering Curriculum offered by the Universidad Nacional de Colombia Sede Bogotá has in its three Basic Components, Foundation, Professional, Disciplinary and Free Choice, the areas of study that constitute the basic pillars of the profession. In the area of mathematics are studied calculus, linear algebra, probability and statistics, which make it possible to transcribe in mathematical language the methods of analysis used in the profession to quantify the responses of structures and systems.

In the area of Natural Sciences are acquired the scientific principles of physics, chemistry, biology, geology and hydrology, through which the engineer constructs his conceptualizations, their models and theories for a full understanding of the phenomena that will determine the limitations and scope of their projects.

The disciplinary or professional component addresses the applications on which the knowledge about the materials and the prediction of their behavior are based as an integral part of a work, when subjected to the forces produced by the loads they must bear and by the natural phenomena to which they will be exposed. The subjects of this component also deal with methods of analysis, design procedures and construction technologies of civil works including the fields of Sanitation, Structures, Geotechnics, Hydraulics, Roads and Transportation.

To complete the training of the engineer, the Plan includes Engineering Tools, such as Informatics, Geomatics, Numerical Methods and Drawing, which facilitate the application of scientific methods to engineering procedures. As crucial to understanding the role of the profession.

Throughout the Plan, the Human Sciences and the Economic Sciences are present, including those subjects that help to obtain a vision of the context in which the engineer develops his work.



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SUBJECTS AND COURSES

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APPLICATION FIELDS

The civil engineer can perform extensively as a designer, consultant, builder, comptroller, manager, teacher or researcher. It is responsible for all infrastructure works such as:

  • Motorways, roads, railways, airport runways, roads and pavements.
  • Buildings of room and institutional use, auditoriums, coliseums and stadiums.
  • Bridges, containment structures, stabilization works and tunnels.
  • Hydraulic structures, canals, ducts, seaports, dams and reservoirs
  • Aqueducts and sewers: treatment plants for drinking water and wastewater, distribution networks and sewage and drinking water pipelines.
  • Environmental sanitation, remediation systems and pollution monitoring.
  • Works to protect slopes, slopes and watersheds, mitigation of natural hazards such as earthquakes, floods and volcanic eruptions and environmental control works.
  • Project management.
  • Integrated mass transit systems.

CONTACT

Coordinator: Martín Estrada Mejía

E-mail: coocuric_fibog@unal.edu.co

Address: Av. NQS (Carrera 30), 45-03, Building 408A - CADE Ingeniería, Primer piso

Telephone: (+57) (1) 3165000 ext 13663

QUALITY AND ACCREDITATION

All information on the accreditation and self-assessment processes of the Civil and Agricultural Engineering Curriculum Area can be found here.

NORMATIVITY

Accreditation

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Credits/Components

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Degree Structure

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