Specialization in Urban Water Resources Engineering


 Specialist in Urban Water Resources Engineering



Program Length:

 One (1) year with fourth time dedication

Starting Date:

 Every year in January

Number of credits:




Daytime track:

 Day track



SNIES Register:



 Resolution 17694 of December 6th, 2013, seven (7) years term 

Its main objective is to provide graduates with tools and methodologies of the latest technology to design, build, operate, and maintain the necessary infrastructure to give modern cities a permanent, reliable, and sustainable water supply, as well as an integral management of their wastewater. The program aims to incorporate all the components and subsystems of the urban water cycle in order to ensure a rational management of the resource. It is part of the Aqueduct and Sewer area and it offers the training of professionals related to the drinking water and basic sanitation sector in our country.


  • To prepare and update professionals responsible for the management of drinking water supply and basic sanitation.
  • To develop skills and knowledge to integrate the different aspects involved in urban water systems, based on the application of modern methodologies and the implementation of the latest technologies.
  • To develop a critical and reflective capacity over existing processes, the different phenomena involved in those processes, and promote the development of new alternatives.
  • To complement the theoretical knowledge acquired using computational tools and models.
  • Increase awareness of the legal and institutional framework and the constructive aspects regarding the supply systems of drinking water and basic sanitation.

Applicant Profile

The program is aimed at civil, environmental and sanitary engineers and, in special cases, chemists, chemical and mechanical engineers linked to drinking water and basic sanitation sector. Similarly, professionals in charge of the conceptualization, planning, design, construction, optimization, operation, maintenance or monitoring of drinking water and basic sanitation, within the global context of urban water and complete urban water cycle.

Graduate Profile

The program objectives are focused on the training of professionals capable of achieving an integrated, sustainable and rational management of urban water resources. They are up-to-date professionals in the use of advanced technologies and methodologies and trained in the management of computer tools that facilitate the application of acquired theoretical knowledge. Graduates will be able to work in any of the areas of urban water cycle, such as urban hydrology, urban hydraulics, water purification, wastewater treatment, rainwater management, etc.