Master's in Environmental Engineering

Title:   Master’s in Environmental Engineering
Level:   Master’s
Program Length:   Four semesters
Number of credits:   40
City:   Bogota
Daytime track:   Day track
Modality:   on-site
SNIES Register:   91235
Qualification:   Resolution 2769 of April 6th, 2011, seven (7) years term.

Master’s in environmental engineering is a program of academic excellence aimed at environmental, civil, chemical engineers and related career professionals interested in delving into technical, research or teaching. The program offers the modality of Master’s in Research.

The Master’s program of the Department grants the academic title: Master of Environmental Engineering (Resolution 2769 of April 6th, 2011 from the Ministry of National Education).


The program seeks to train high-level professionals and researchers, who can work as leaders in teaching, research or professional activity in the public or private sector, in specific environmental engineering areas.

The program main objectives are:

  • To promote training of highly trained professionals in different areas, focusing on social responsibility and interaction in their profession.
  • To promote applied research through efforts between University of Los Andes and public and private entities.
  • To participate in the training of high-level university professors.
  • To allow their students training in environmental areas.

The program, oriented to the study of new techniques and methodologies, relies on research through the development of projects and basic studies. These are applied in the student’s field subjects and professional interest, and are framed according to the Department guidelines of the research areas.


The program is designed to be completed over a two-year period (four semesters) with a part-time availability. It is recommended register a minimum number of eight academic credits (equivalent to two subjects) for each semester.

Subjects are on-site, they are taught from Monday to Friday, mostly in the afternoon. Some courses may be offered in the morning according to the academic planning for each semester. The final information will be available two weeks before the scheduled date to design the schedules.