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Civil Engineering Undergraduate Program



Civil Engineer

Program Length:

Eight (8) semesters

Daytime track:

Day track

SNIES Register:



Renewed by resolution 7456 of June 14th, 2013, eight (8) years term.


CNE: Resolution 4822 of April 30th, 2013, issued by the Ministry of National Education, for a term of 8 years.

ABET: Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://abet.org

Total number of credits:

134 credits

Number of credits per area and training components (undergraduate programs)

Science and mathematics: 32 credits

General fundamentals of engineering: 21 credits

Specific fundamentals of engineering: 39 credits

Projects in the engineer education: 6 credits

Final cycle: 9 credits

Complementary studies: 27 credits

Civil engineers are responsible for the planning, design, construction and operation of infrastructures such as bridges, roads, dams, ports, aqueducts, sewages and buildings. The engineer has a broad vision that allows them to integrate their knowledge and apply them to different problems and management activities for business development in diverse sectors, the definition of public policies and the construction of more equitable societies.

Finally, the Civil Engineer has a fundamental training and an interdisciplinary knowledge that allows them to work in research while developing new and diverse technologies to propose innovative solutions that are easy to apply.

 Program's Educational Objectives

Within three to five years of graduation, alumni of the program are expected to:

  • Apply their civil engineering education, for analyzing complex problems as well as designing and implementing sustainable solutions.
  • Succeed in their profession in alignment with a personal development plan.
  • Practice their profession with autonomy, leadership, work ethics, and social responsibility.
  • Continue their education becoming expert practitioners, academics, or scientists able to adapt to changing roles and environments.

Student Outcomes

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. 

 Enrollment and Graduation Statistics  

  Number of students
Term (semester) Incoming Enrolled Graduates
2019-1* 82 835 81
2018-2 69 802 75
2018-1 74 795 100
2017-2 88 836 79
2017-1 71 833 88
2016-2 73 848 75
2016-1 84 874 62
2015-2 87 866 76
2015-1 152 899 78
2014-2 97 801 66
2014-1 108 807 50
2013-2 80 763 71
2013-1 103 784 60
2012-2 91 760 52
2012-1 138 758 44

 *The 2019-1 data are not yet available in the official information of the University´s statistical bulletin. The information provided corresponds to internal data from the Department of Civil and Environment Engineering

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